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Alaska Journey

Alaska

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10 days
2020

Wed, Jun 03

Fri, Jun 12

€3,449

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Overview

Discover the beauty of the great state of Alaska during ten days of jaw-dropping coastline vistas, astounding encounters with wildlife, and the towering majesty of Denali. Spy caribou and moose; keep your eyes peeled for orcas; and go behind the scenes at the celebrated Alaska SeaLife Center in picturesque Seward. Experience the raw beauty of nature on an unforgettable journey to wild Alaska.

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Itinerary

Day 1Anchorage
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Anchorage/Homer
Travel along the stunning 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 driving along the Turnagain Arm, or catch a glimpse of volcanoes across the Cook Inlet. Opt to enjoy a hike outside of Homer.
Day 3Homer
Enjoy a free day in Homer. Walk the quaint streets and visit the museum, restaurants, and art galleries. If you're feeling more adventurous, explore Kachemak Bay by water taxi or kayak, go hiking, catch a floatplane for remote grizzly bear viewing, or try your hand at a local sport — halibut fishing.
Day 4Homer/Seward
Leave Homer and arrive at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula where the ice age still lingers. Visit the world-renowned Alaska SeaLife Center, an incredible marine science facility that frequently collaborates with the National Geographic Society on wildlife initiatives. Enjoy a free afternoon to hike or explore the coastal town of Seward.
Day 5Seward
Today, set out by catamaran to explore the Kenai Fjords National Park, viewing glaciers, seabird colonies, puffins, sea lions, and whales (and if we're lucky, orcas). The evening is at your leisure. Opt to go hiking or explore the town.
Day 6Seward/Denali National Park and Preserve
Enjoy a scenic drive, stopping for photos along the way. In the afternoon, reach the Denali National Park area, known for its diversity of wildlife and the highest mountain in North America, Denali (formerly called Mt McKinley). Settle in and meet our instructor from the Denali Education Center, and learn about the history of mountaineering in Denali.
Day 7Denali National Park and Preserve
This morning, learn about the sometimes surprising, always extreme, conditions that shape life in Denali and define a subarctic ecosystem. Enjoy a hike with a naturalist guide from the Denali Education Center, taking in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Denali wilderness. The afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the great outdoors with options to observe a sled dog demonstration by the National Parks Service or flightseeing.
Day 8Denali National Park and Preserve
Travel to the heart of Denali National Park on a day-long journey to the Eielson Visitor Center. The shuttle is run by the National Parks Service and includes several stops along the way. Hop on and off throughout the journey to make this day your own. Along the way, enjoy breathtaking views of the Alaska Range and its many peaks. Have your cameras ready to take pictures of wildlife, which may include caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, and wolves.
Day 9Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage
Enjoy the scenic drive back to Anchorage. Opt for a final dinner with the group and reminisce about your epic journey into the wild.
Day 10Anchorage
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hotels (6 nts), cabins (3 nts).

What's Included

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Denali Immersion, Denali National Park and Preserve. Kenai Fjords wildlife cruise. National Park Service excursion to Eielson Visitor Centre in Denali NP. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. For days in the outdoors, layering is key. We recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days to spend hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. NOTE: Mountains in the Canadian Rockies and Alaska could have unpredictable weather with snow and heavy rain even in Summer time. Spring time could be snowy (until end of June) and fall season could start as soon as mid-August. Make sure you have equipment and clothing for all conditions!

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Anchorage
Arrive at any time.
Day 2Anchorage/Homer
Travel along the stunning 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 driving along the Turnagain Arm, or catch a glimpse of volcanoes across the Cook Inlet. Opt to enjoy a hike outside of Homer.
Day 3Homer
Enjoy a free day in Homer. Walk the quaint streets and visit the museum, restaurants, and art galleries. If you're feeling more adventurous, explore Kachemak Bay by water taxi or kayak, go hiking, catch a floatplane for remote grizzly bear viewing, or try your hand at a local sport — halibut fishing.
Day 4Homer/Seward
Leave Homer and arrive at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula where the ice age still lingers. Visit the world-renowned Alaska SeaLife Center, an incredible marine science facility that frequently collaborates with the National Geographic Society on wildlife initiatives. Enjoy a free afternoon to hike or explore the coastal town of Seward.
Day 5Seward
Today, set out by catamaran to explore the Kenai Fjords National Park, viewing glaciers, seabird colonies, puffins, sea lions, and whales (and if we're lucky, orcas). The evening is at your leisure. Opt to go hiking or explore the town.
Day 6Seward/Denali National Park and Preserve
Enjoy a scenic drive, stopping for photos along the way. In the afternoon, reach the Denali National Park area, known for its diversity of wildlife and the highest mountain in North America, Denali (formerly called Mt McKinley). Settle in and meet our instructor from the Denali Education Center, and learn about the history of mountaineering in Denali.
Day 7Denali National Park and Preserve
This morning, learn about the sometimes surprising, always extreme, conditions that shape life in Denali and define a subarctic ecosystem. Enjoy a hike with a naturalist guide from the Denali Education Center, taking in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Denali wilderness. The afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the great outdoors with options to observe a sled dog demonstration by the National Parks Service or flightseeing.
Day 8Denali National Park and Preserve
Travel to the heart of Denali National Park on a day-long journey to the Eielson Visitor Center. The shuttle is run by the National Parks Service and includes several stops along the way. Hop on and off throughout the journey to make this day your own. Along the way, enjoy breathtaking views of the Alaska Range and its many peaks. Have your cameras ready to take pictures of wildlife, which may include caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, and wolves.
Day 9Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage
Enjoy the scenic drive back to Anchorage. Opt for a final dinner with the group and reminisce about your epic journey into the wild.
Day 10Anchorage
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Hotels (6 nts), cabins (3 nts).

What's Included

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Denali Immersion, Denali National Park and Preserve. Kenai Fjords wildlife cruise. National Park Service excursion to Eielson Visitor Centre in Denali NP. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. Heavy luggage is not recommended for the health of the CEO, who will take a lead in loading the storage trailer. Due to space in the trailer, we will not be able to accommodate more than one piece of main luggage per person. A good size day-pack (20-35L) is also essential to carry your personal gear for the day, as access to luggage between destinations will be limited. This daypack will be used to carry your personal gear for the day, your lunch and a water bottle. It is important to pack clothes for warm days and cool evenings, as well as a light jacket. For days in the outdoors, layering is key. We recommend the use of lightweight, breathable, moisture-wicking fabrics made of wool or synthetic fibers. Cotton is not recommended for days to spend hiking as it does not allow for heat or moisture to enter or escape, and it will not dry easily once wet. NOTE: Mountains in the Canadian Rockies and Alaska could have unpredictable weather with snow and heavy rain even in Summer time. Spring time could be snowy (until end of June) and fall season could start as soon as mid-August. Make sure you have equipment and clothing for all conditions!
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Duration

10 days
2020

Wed, Jun 03

Fri, Jun 12

€3,449

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