Denali National Park Explorer

A private touring program that features the highlights of Alaska and an inclusive lodge stay in the heart of Denali National Park prior to your cruise departure.

Begin your private tour in Fairbanks, the largest city in interior Alaska. Travel to Denali National Park for a 2-night stay at a remote wilderness lodge. Enjoy hiking, biking, and gold panning during your visit. Continue south to Talkeetna, a quaint community and the jumping off point for climbers wishing to summit Denali. Travel through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Anchorage, making your way to Seward or Whittier prior to boarding your departing cruise ship.

Suggested Route


Arrive Fairbanks

Receive a personal airport greeting followed by a private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Fairbanks

Fairbanks to Denali National Park

Drive south to the Denali National Park Entrance where you will board your lodge shuttle for the scenic 6-hour journey into Denali National Park. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation dinner at the lodge this evening.
Overnight Kantishna Roadhouse

Kantishna / Denali National Park

All meals and guided activities are included today, or you may choose to simply relax and take in your beautiful surroundings.
Overnight Kantishna

Denali National Park to Talkeetna

After breakfast, return to the Denali National Park Entrance. Travel south onboard luxury dome railcars. Meet your private driver/guide in Talkeetna.
Overnight in Talkeetna

Talkeetna to Seward or Whittier

Journey south through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and Anchorage before continuing along scenic Turnagain Arm on the Seward Highway- graced by stunning coastal and mountain views. Watch for moose, bears, and Dall sheep. Arrive at the cruise ship terminal in time for your departing cruise (3.5- 5 hours).

NOTE: Itinerary can operate in reverse as a post-cruise land program

A map showing the route between Seward and Denali National Park.

Make It Your Own

  • Charter a flight from Kantishna to the Denali National Park Entrance
  • Visit an authentic Iditarod sled-dog kennel
  • Stop in Girdwood for a tram ride and lunch at the top of Mt. Alyeska
  • Extend your visit with a stay at another remote wilderness lodge

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

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