Best of Alaska

Start: Anchorage

Finish: Anchorage

Visiting:

Anchorage

,

Denali National Park and Preserve

,

Denali

,

Valdez

,

Palmer

,

Seward

,

Kenai Peninsula


Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Duration:

9 Nights

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

SSKT

Group size:

4 - 10

Age range:

4-10

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:


From:

$4122

$3916

tourhub discount: $206

  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 28 days before departure
See the local operators website
   Call Us On: 0333 567 1628

Tour Overview

Prepare to discover the captivating beauty of Alaska on this 10-day journey through its icy heart. Travel from Anchorage through forests, around mountain ranges and down the spectacular coast to the Kenai Peninsula. Explore the unspoilt woodlands of the Denali National Park, learn about the iconic Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and keep your eyes open for grizzlies, caribou and moose. Cruise past icebergs and glaciers in Valdez, and experience the quiet, majestic calm of this vast wilderness of unique wildlife and striking landscapes.

Highlights

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    Experience the rugged scenery of Alaska by land from the most populous city of Anchorage, through quaint towns like Talkeetna, all the way to the untouched back country.

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    Head on an Alaskan safari for a unique chance to see moose, caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep and wolves in their natural habitat in Denali National Park.

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    Witness the land mammals of Denali before getting up close to sea otters, puffins and humpback whales on an optional kayak trip among glaciers in Valdez.

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    Discover Seward, one of Alaska's oldest and most scenic communities, which offers a bustling harbour, quaint shops and galleries, and is a great base from which to explore Kenai Fjords National Park.

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    Sit back and take in stunning views along the dramatic coastlines of the Turnagain Arm from Seward to Anchorage, while someone else does the driving.

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    Experience the rugged scenery of Alaska by land from the most populous city of Anchorage, through quaint towns like Palmer, all the way to the untouched back country.

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    Witness the land mammals of Denali before getting up close to sea otters, puffins and humpback whales on a boat trip among glaciers in Valdez.

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Anchorage

Location: Anchorage

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Welcome to Anchorage, USA. Your Best of Alaska adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Located in south-central Alaska on the shores of Cook Inlet, Anchorage is a unique urban environment in the heart of the wilderness. If you arrive early enough, perhaps head to the Anchorage Museum or the Alaska Native Heritage Center, or try spotting a moose wandering the streets of town.

icon Day 2 : Denali National Park

Location: Denali National Park and Preserve

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast

In the morning, head north along the Parks Highway to Denali National Park. During the drive keep an eye out for caribou and other wildlife in this amazing, unspoiled environment. You’ll stop by charming Talkeetna for a coffee and pastry (if you like) along the way. On arrival at the park, head to the visitor centre to plan your next day’s activities, then your evening is free to relax – perhaps sit down for dinner with the group and prepare for your days of exploration ahead.

Included Activities:
-Denali National Park - Entrance Fee
-Denali National Park - Visitor Centre

icon Day 3 : Denali National Park

Location: Denali National Park and Preserve

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast

Leave early in the morning for an 7-8-hour scenic bus journey through Denali National Park. The Tundra Wilderness route is narrated with stops and will take you to mile 53 of the Park Road. This epic journey is worth it to view all that Denali has to offer.

Included Activities:
-Denali - Scenic bus tour

Optional Activities:
-Denali Canyon Run Raft
-Denali Glacier Landing Flight
-Denali Half-Day Raft
-Denali Mountain Bike rental
-Denali NP hiking - Free

icon Day 4 : Denali to Valdez

Location: Denali, Valdez

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning, enjoy your long scenic drive over the Thompson Pass and down the valley to Valdez, visiting the Worthington Glacier along the way (approximately 7-8 hours). Surrounded on three sides by steep, snow-capped mountains, the blue-water port town of Valdez is best known as the southern terminus of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. On arrival in Valdez, check in to the hotel, and spend some time discovering this port town.

icon Day 5 : Valdez

Location: Valdez

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today you’ll hit the water for an incredible cruise into the Prince William Sound, heading deep into the epic landscape and arriving at the Columbia Glacier. As one of the world’s most active glaciers, you may be lucky enough to see huge chunks of ice fall into the still waters below – a pretty unforgettable sight! Be sure to keep an eye out for marine wildlife, including whales, sea otters, seals and puffins, as your boat navigates the Chugach Mountains and a rugged coastline of rocky outcrops, beaches and fjords. Enjoy lunch on board the boat, then return to Valdez for an afternoon at leisure. Perhaps pay a visit to the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive to step into the town’s history.

Included Activities:
-Prince Willam Ferry

Optional Activities:
-Valdez - Glacier kayak trip

icon Day 6 : Palmer Area

Location: Palmer

Accommodation: Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning in Valdez for your own discoveries. With a number of fantastic hiking and walking trails, you’re never far from scenery to take your breath away. Your leader will be on hand with suggestions on how to get the most out of this beautiful place. In the afternoon, settle in for another scenic drive (approximately 5 hours), arriving at your local lodge in the Palmer region. Fringed with picture-perfect mountains, the atmosphere here is really something special.

icon Day 7 : Seward, Kenai Peninsula

Location: Seward, Kenai Peninsula

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Hop aboard your vehicle today for a tour to soak up the scenery of Palmer and nearby Wasilla. Stop by the Palmer Visitor Center to learn area’s fascinating story, from the lives of the Ahtna people to the gold rush and the Matanuska Colony. Then you will pay a visit to the Iditarod Headquarters where you’ll learn about the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also known as the Last Great Race, which takes place in Alaska annually. This is one of the state’s most beloved sporting events, with the mushers and even their dogs becoming local celebrities. Continue the drive down the Parks Highway to Seward, one of Alaska's oldest towns, as well as one of the most picturesque. The town itself boasts galleries, boutique shops and a bustling harbour but it's perhaps best known as a gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Optional Activities:
-Seward - Wildlife marine tour
-Seward - Alaska SeaLife Center
-Seward - Hiking - Free

icon Day 8 : Seward

Location: Seward

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is a free for your own explorations. Perhaps head out on a wildlife marine boat tour exploring Kenai Fjords National Park. Set out among the fjords and glaciers, keeping an eye out for humpback whales, orcas, sea otters, harbour seals, sea lions, and puffins. On land, you may like to check out the Alaska SeaLife Center, dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of Alaska’s marine wildlife, or perhaps take a hike to experience stunning views of the Kenai Peninsula.

icon Day 9 : Seward to Anchorage

Location: Seward, Anchorage

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Venture north this morning to return to where your adventure began in Anchorage (approximately 2.5 hours). Keep an eye out for wildlife on the way back, stopping off to take photos of whales, waves, and volcanoes. On arrival, get to know this eclectic city during a tour with your leader, where you’ll learn more about its history and points of interest. As this is your final night, you may like to get together with the group for dinner this evening to reminisce about the highlights of your journey.

icon Day 10 : Anchorage

Location: Anchorage

Meals Included: Breakfast

The morning is yours to enjoy at leisure before you check out. The authentic old-school charm of Anchorage is yours to explore, and if you didn’t have time before the tour, head to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, or simply check out the sights and sounds of the city and its nearby inlets and communities.

What's Included

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    Prince Willam Scenic Ferry Journey

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    Denali National Park - Entrance Fee

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    Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer

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    Denali's Alaskan Huskies - Dog Sled Demonstration

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    Denali - Scenic bus tour

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    Denali National Park Visitor Centre

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    Denali National Park - Visitor Centre

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    Meals

    9 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 3 dinners

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    Accommodation

    Hotel (6 nights) Lodge (3 nights)

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    Prince Willam Ferry

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What's Not Included

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    International Travel

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Accommodation

  • Hotel (6 nights) Lodge (3 nights)

Included Activities

  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Denali National Park - Entrance Fee
  • Denali National Park Visitor Centre
  • Denali - Scenic bus tour
  • Denali's Alaskan Huskies - Dog Sled Demonstration
  • Prince Willam Scenic Ferry Journey

Transport

  • Private Van , Boat

Check out our Q&As

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes if aged 15+ and accompanied by an adult

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

Are all entrance fees included in the price?

No

    Are international flights included in this tour?

    No

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the world for over 30 years

    What are the Flexible booking conditions in place for Covid-19?

    Lock your trip in with a deposit, then you just need to pay in full by 21 days prior to departure. If you cancel your trip up to 21 days before departure, you can transfer your deposit to another available trip or hold your deposit on file indefinitely (excluding Polar). We are an accredited member of ATOL, AFTA, ABTA, TICO, USTOA and the US Travel Association, so your booking is protected.

    What are the Safety Policies in place for Covid-19?

    We have reviewed all our health and safety policies and are implementing new minimum standards that emphasise increased hygiene and sanitation. These are in line with recommendations from the World Health Organisation and following the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travel protocols for tour operators, for which we have received a 'Safe Travels Stamp'

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Over 50% of traveller travel solo with Intrepid. You can choose to share a room with another solo travelle of the same sex for no additional charge, or choose to pay a single supplement if you’d like your own room. Please request this when booking, and we will secure you a single supplement wherever possible. Please note, if you are booking a last-minute trip, it may be harder for us to secure a single room

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Dates & Availability

Start Date

End Date

Price

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Jun 19, 2022

Tuesday

Jun 28, 2022
$4240

$4028

  • tourhub discount: $212

$4240

$4028

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Jul 10, 2022

Tuesday

Jul 19, 2022
$4484

$4260

  • tourhub discount: $224

$4484

$4260

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Jul 24, 2022

Tuesday

Aug 02, 2022
$4240

$4028

  • tourhub discount: $212

$4240

$4028

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Aug 07, 2022

Tuesday

Aug 16, 2022
$4122

$3916

  • tourhub discount: $206

$4122

$3916

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Aug 21, 2022

Tuesday

Aug 30, 2022
$4240

$4028

  • tourhub discount: $212

$4240

$4028

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Jun 18, 2023

Tuesday

Jun 27, 2023
$4403

$4183

  • tourhub discount: $220

$4403

$4183

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Jul 09, 2023

Tuesday

Jul 18, 2023
$4403

$4183

  • tourhub discount: $220

$4403

$4183

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Jul 23, 2023

Tuesday

Aug 01, 2023
$4403

$4183

  • tourhub discount: $220

$4403

$4183

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Aug 06, 2023

Tuesday

Aug 15, 2023
$4403

$4183

  • tourhub discount: $220

$4403

$4183

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Aug 20, 2023

Tuesday

Aug 29, 2023
$4403

$4183

  • tourhub discount: $220

$4403

$4183

Best of Alaska

Start: Anchorage

Finish: Anchorage

Visiting:

Anchorage

,

Denali National Park and Preserve

,

Denali

,

Valdez

,

Palmer

,

Seward

,

Kenai Peninsula


Tour operator:

Intrepid Travel

Duration:

9 Nights

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

SSKT

Group size:

4 - 10

Age range:

4-10

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:


From:

$4122

$3916

tourhub discount: $206

  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 28 days before departure
See the local operators website
   Call Us On: 0333 567 1628
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