Highlights of Alaska Alaska

Highlights of Alaska

Alaska

Hiking
Rafting
Kayaking
15 days
2020

Sat, Jun 06

Sat, Jun 20

€2,999

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Overview

A vast, rugged land of jaw-dropping beauty and abundant wildlife, Alaska remains America’s last truly unconquered frontier. Up to the challenge? This 15-day adventure will put you in touch with one massive state more than you’d imagined possible, mixing hotel stays with cabins typical of the Alaskan frontier. Along the way, you’ll sample amazingly fresh seafood in Anchorage, hike Denali National Park, investigate glaciers, and be blown away by the awesome majesty of your surroundings. Prepare to have your horizons expanded tenfold.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Anchorage
Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
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. Hike to the Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield this afternoon, seeing the size and power of this natural phenomenon in person. 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. Head out for an amazing hike to the Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield. Considered one of the greatest hikes on the Kenai Peninsula, experience glaciers and the forces that shaped the landscape up close, while exploring only a tiny portion of the nearly 1 million acres that make up Kenai Fjords National Park.
Day 5Seward/Valdez
Spend the day on a scenic journey to Valdez. Take the ferry across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound. View Portage Glacier and the town of Whittier before arriving to Valdez. Hop an Alaska Marine Highway ferry through the Inside Passage, across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound. If weather permits, catch a glimpse of the Columbia Glacier. The Columbia Glacier is receding, leaving huge blocks of ice and an impassible moraine. It is always changing and each day the bay is filled with floating ice. The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque.
Day 6Valdez
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 7Valdez/McCarthy
Travel toward the huge and wild Wrangell-St Elias National Park, stopping at Worthington Glacier en route. 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. The McCarthy road is an experience in itself. Once a railroad heading towards vast mining fortunes, the gravel road that remains couples incredible views with a rugged driving surface that truly encompasses the wild feeling of Alaska.
Day 8McCarthy
Spend two days exploring the park and hiking around. Opt to take a scenic flight, go for a glacier walk or try ice climbing. 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 9McCarthy
Spend two days exploring the park and hiking around. Opt to take a scenic flight, go for a glacier walk or try ice climbing. 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 10McCarthy/Tangle Lakes
Drive through Copper River Valley en route to Tangle Lakes, checking out the fishwheels (used for salmon) along the way.
Day 11Tangle 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. 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 12Denali 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. Whether it's the summer when the animals are raising their young, or winter when they're preparing for the cold and hibernation, you'll get to see it all. 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 13Denali National Park and Preserve
Enjoy more free time to explore Denali National Park.
Day 14Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage
Drive to Anchorage and enjoy a final evening with the group. Opt to enjoy a final dinner with the group and reminisce about the epic journey into the wild.
Day 15Anchorage
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Standard hotels (3 nts), cabins (2 nts, en suite facilities), basic hotels/cabins (6 nts, shared facilities), basic hotels (3 nts, triple-share, shared facilities).

What's Included

All national and state park entrance fees. Hikes and exploration of Kenai Peninsula. Hike to Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield. Views of Portage and Worthington Glaciers. Wrangell-St Elias National Park visit. Kennecott ghost town entrance. McCarthy visit. Cooper River Valley and Tangle Lakes views. Full-day excursion to Eielson Visitor Center in Denali NP. Free time in Homer, Valdez, and Denali NP. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

1 breakfast, 8 lunches

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 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. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. NOTE: Mountains in 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!

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

Map

Itinerary

Day 1Anchorage
Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
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. Hike to the Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield this afternoon, seeing the size and power of this natural phenomenon in person. 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. Head out for an amazing hike to the Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield. Considered one of the greatest hikes on the Kenai Peninsula, experience glaciers and the forces that shaped the landscape up close, while exploring only a tiny portion of the nearly 1 million acres that make up Kenai Fjords National Park.
Day 5Seward/Valdez
Spend the day on a scenic journey to Valdez. Take the ferry across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound. View Portage Glacier and the town of Whittier before arriving to Valdez. Hop an Alaska Marine Highway ferry through the Inside Passage, across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound. If weather permits, catch a glimpse of the Columbia Glacier. The Columbia Glacier is receding, leaving huge blocks of ice and an impassible moraine. It is always changing and each day the bay is filled with floating ice. The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque.
Day 6Valdez
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 7Valdez/McCarthy
Travel toward the huge and wild Wrangell-St Elias National Park, stopping at Worthington Glacier en route. 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. The McCarthy road is an experience in itself. Once a railroad heading towards vast mining fortunes, the gravel road that remains couples incredible views with a rugged driving surface that truly encompasses the wild feeling of Alaska.
Day 8McCarthy
Spend two days exploring the park and hiking around. Opt to take a scenic flight, go for a glacier walk or try ice climbing. 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 9McCarthy
Spend two days exploring the park and hiking around. Opt to take a scenic flight, go for a glacier walk or try ice climbing. 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 10McCarthy/Tangle Lakes
Drive through Copper River Valley en route to Tangle Lakes, checking out the fishwheels (used for salmon) along the way.
Day 11Tangle 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. 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 12Denali 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. Whether it's the summer when the animals are raising their young, or winter when they're preparing for the cold and hibernation, you'll get to see it all. 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 13Denali National Park and Preserve
Enjoy more free time to explore Denali National Park.
Day 14Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage
Drive to Anchorage and enjoy a final evening with the group. Opt to enjoy a final dinner with the group and reminisce about the epic journey into the wild.
Day 15Anchorage
Depart at any time.

Accommodation

Standard hotels (3 nts), cabins (2 nts, en suite facilities), basic hotels/cabins (6 nts, shared facilities), basic hotels (3 nts, triple-share, shared facilities).

What's Included

All national and state park entrance fees. Hikes and exploration of Kenai Peninsula. Hike to Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield. Views of Portage and Worthington Glaciers. Wrangell-St Elias National Park visit. Kennecott ghost town entrance. McCarthy visit. Cooper River Valley and Tangle Lakes views. Full-day excursion to Eielson Visitor Center in Denali NP. Free time in Homer, Valdez, and Denali NP. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Meals Included

1 breakfast, 8 lunches

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 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. A set of smart casual clothes is also advisable. NOTE: Mountains in 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!

Safe Booking

Do I have to book in advance?

  • Yes, we encourage you to book this trek in advance.
  • For day activities, we recommend you to book 48 hours before the tour.
  • For multi-day packages, the earlier you book, the more significant is the chance that you can participate in the journey.


When do I have to pay?

  • We have a "book now, pay later" policy. Due to this process, we don't ask for any bank card details.
  • We created our booking system to be convenient and secure for you.
  • The provider will contact you and discuss the payment with you later.


What other fees do I have to pay?

  • There are no hidden fees on Trekhunt (like booking fee, cancellation fee, etc.).
  • We don't charge you any additional fees.
  • We offer this tour precisely with the same price and conditions as the provider.


Is booking secure?

  • We created our booking system to be convenient and safe for you.
  • We don't ask any of your bank card details!
  • We only ask you to provide us your name, email and mobile number.
  • We forward this information to the provider, who can send you the tour details.


Don't miss out. We recommend you to book this tour today.

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