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Alaska Camping Adventure

Alaska

Alaska Camping Adventure

Hiking·
Kayaking
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Start: Anchorage
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End: Anchorage

This 14-day camping adventure that gets you out of the tourist bubble and into the Great Outdoors

Activity
LocationAlaska
Duration14 days
Start / EndAnchorage / Anchorage
Tour operatorG Adventures

Alaska

Alaska Camping Adventure

Hiking·
Kayaking·
14 days·G Adventures
Start: Anchorage
·
End: Anchorage

Description

Glistening tidal glaciers and majestic mountains are sure to capture your hearts and camera lenses on this 14-day camping adventure that gets you out of the tourist bubble and into the Great Outdoors. Spot an incredible array of wildlife among national parks, be charmed by historic towns enveloped in stunning scenery (Snow-capped peaks! Lush evergreens!), and camp in the remote Alaskan wilderne...

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Itinerary

Day 1Anchorage

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Anchorage/Homer

Travel along the coast of the Kenai Peninsula. Opt to enjoy a hike outside of Homer.


Travel around the coast of the Kenai Peninsula, where glaciers tumble down from the mountains towards the ocean. Keep an eye out for beluga whales playing out at sea while travelling along the Turnagain Arm, or volcanoes across the Cook Inlet.

Day 3Homer

Enjoy a free day in Homer. Opt to take a water taxi to explore Kachemak Bay or go for a hike.


While in Homer, keep a look out for some of the local wildlife including bald eagles, sandhill cranes, moose and shorebirds, to name a few.

Day 4Homer/Seward

Travel to the Kenai Peninsula and explore the Kenai Fjords on a half-day wildlife and whale watching cruise.


Leave Homer in the morning and arrive at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula where the ice age still lingers. Spend the day exploring this site to discover the fjords, their history, science and remote splendor.

Day 5Seward

Enjoy a free day to explore Kenai Fjords National Park. Opt to hike to Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield, go kayaking, or wildlife viewing.

Day 6Seward/Anchorage

After breakfast, travel back to Anchorage. Enjoy a free afternoon in Alaska's capital.

Day 7Anchorage/Valdez

Travel to Valdez, a quintessential Alaskan coastal town surrounded by impressive mountains, and a great place to explore.


Today is a long travel day, but there will be a number of stops along the way to stretch your legs and take in scenery like the Worthington Glacier and Thompson Pass.

Day 8Valdez

Enjoy a full day to discover everything that Valdez has to offer. Opt to go kayaking or hiking.


Valdez is a quintessential Alaskan coastal town surrounded by impressive mountains, and a great place to explore. Opt to hike Thompson's pass, kayak beside one of the world's largest tidal glaciers or catch a glimpse of salmon spawning (in season). The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque.

Day 9Valdez/McCarthy

Travel into Wrangell-St Elias National Park, staying in the small historic town of McCarthy. Surrounded by more mountains and glaciers than anywhere else in Alaska, every direction has a spectacular view.

Day 10McCarthy

Enjoy a full day to explore Wrangell-St Elias National Park. Opt to take a scenic flight, go for a glacier walk or try ice climbing. Or choose to explore the ghost town of Kennecott, hike the Bonanza Mine Trail or the Root Glacier Trail.


This national park is the largest in the US, roughly 25% larger than Switzerland, and is the convergence of three mountain ranges.

Day 11McCarthy/Tangle Lakes

Drive through Copper River Valley en route to Tangle Lakes, checking out the fishwheels (used for salmon) along the way. Camp under the stars in the remote Alaskan wilderness.

Day 12Tangle Lakes/Denali National Park and Preserve

Journey to Denali National Park and look for a clear view of Denali en route, the highest mountain in North America, formerly called Mt McKinley. Camp just outside the park for a perfect jumping off point to explore Denali.


Enjoy a scenic drive along the Denali Highway, stopping for photos along the way. In the afternoon, reach Denali National Park, known for its diversity of wildlife and the highest mountain in North America, Denali, formerly called Mt McKinley. Bask in the awesomeness of this vast wilderness.

Day 13Denali National Park and Preserve

Enjoy a full-day excursion into Denali NP to Eielson Visitor Center to take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Opt to get closer to nature with hikes, rafting or a scenic flight.


Enjoy plenty of time to explore and hike Denali NP. Discover the dynamic glaciated landscape providing large rivers, countless lakes and ponds, and unique landforms which form the foundation of the ecosystems that thrive in Denali with some hikes in the area. Enjoy picnic lunches and revel in the awesomeness of the park. For those that do not want to hike, options include rafting on the Nenana River, a visit to the dog-sled kennels run by the park rangers or opt to take a scenic flight over Denali.

Day 14Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage

Travel back to Anchorage. Trip ends on arrival to Anchorage.

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Accommodation

Hotels (2 nts), participation camping (11 nts).

What's Included

Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions. Wildlife spotting boat cruise in the Kenai Fjords. Full-day excursion to Eielson Visitor Center in Denali NP. Free time in Homer, Seward, Valdez and Wrangell-St Elias NP. All transportation between destination and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

13 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 7 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. For days in the outdoors, we recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days spent hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. We recommend using a backpack fo... Read more
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