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Alaska: Wilderness & Wildlife, 9 Days Fairbanks to Anchorage with A&K


Highlights
  • Explore Alaska by road, rail, helicopter and airplane
  • Venture beyond the rarely crossed Arctic Circle for a guided visit to an isolated wilderness community
  • Ride a dome railcar through Denali National Park, and take a flightseeing trip to land on a snow-covered glacier
  • Stop at the kennels of a four-time Iditarod race winner and visit with his Alaskan huskies
  • Cruise in stunning Kenai Fjords National Park, sighting marine life and viewing its glaciers

Immerse yourself in the epic grandeur of wild Alaska, as you view stunning Denali National Park from a deluxe domed railcar, walk across the surface of a glacier, and meet Alaskan sled dogs to learn how a team is prepared for the Iditarod


Day 1

Arrive Fairbanks, Alaska

Arrive in Fairbanks, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a reception and welcome dinner.
Meals Included: Dinner
Accommodation: Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

 

Day 2

Fairbanks | Exploring Above the Arctic Circle

Board a small plane for a sightseeing flight (weather permitting) that carries you over the majestic Brooks Range to a landing above the Arctic Circle, in the tiny town of Wiseman. Tour this far-flung outpost with a local guide who shows you the nearby Trans-Alaska Pipeline, a marvel of engineering, and the Koyukuk River, a tributary of the mighty Yukon River. Return to Fairbanks for an evening at your leisure.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

 

Day 3

Talkeetna | Train Ride Through Scenic Denali

This morning, it’s “all aboard” a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic ride through Denali National Park. Enjoy breakfast and lunch as you take in the passing vistas of Denali’s pristine forests and snow-capped mountains. Arrive in Talkeetna, a quirky village said to have inspired the TV series Northern Exposure, and transfer to your hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

 

Day 4

Talkeetna | Walking on a Glacier

Board an airplane for a flightseeing adventure to the remote western end of Denali National Park for marvellous views of Denali as well as Mount Foraker and Mount Hunter. Continue over the Kahiltna Glacier to the climbers’ base camp, where you land and step out on the glacier (weather permitting) for an exhilarating wilderness experience, before returning to Talkeetna. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure, explore on your own or choose from optional activities like fishing, ziplining, biking and hiking. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests and A&K Resident Tour Director for a Scenic Sundowner, as the sun sets outside your lodge.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

 

Day 5

Girdwood | Iditarod Champion Sled-Dog Teams

Set out for Girdwood, stopping en route to visit the kennels of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser. Go up close with members of his Alaskan husky sled-dog teams and eat lunch on site. Then, proceed to Girdwood, a resort community at the base of Mount Alyeska. Cap your day with a ride on the Scenic Alyeska Tram, summiting the mountain to take in the glorious vistas of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy an evening at leisure at your resort.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: The Hotel Alyeska

 

Day 6

Seward | Fjord Cruise & Scenic Train Ride

Journey along scenic Turnagain Arm, through forests and across coastal flats to Seward, keeping watch for Dall sheep high up in the rocky cliffs. Next, board a boat and cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park, where you view massive glaciers and keep an eye out for whales, sea otters, walruses and other marine wildlife. Enjoy lunch on board before returning to the harbor. Next, board the Alaska Railroad dome rail train for the return to Girdwood, marvelling at the natural scenery and enjoying dinner on board.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: The Hotel Alyeska

 

Day 7

Girdwood | Design Your Day

Today, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

Set Out on a Guided Interpretive Hike in the scenic Portage Valley, with its verdant forests and glacier-carved landscapes.
Relax on a Leisurely Float Trip down the Portage River, taking in the breathtaking panoramas all around you.
Prospect for Gold on a visit to an authentic mining facility that dates from the original Alaskan Gold Rush.
Return to your lodge for an afternoon at leisure.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Hotel Alyeska

 

Day 8

Anchorage | Up Close with Native Species

Set out for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, where you enjoy an up-close visit with the native Alaskan species being rehabilitated there, including bison, moose and grizzly bears. Continue to Anchorage for a city tour featuring Lake Hood, a port for seaplanes. Also visit Earthquake Park and view the historic downtown area. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Captain Cook

 

Day 9

Depart Anchorage

Transfer to the Anchorage airport and depart.
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

Journey Details
  • This journey contains some active elements.
  • Included flights are subject to weather conditions.
  • Minimum age is 10 years.
  • First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.
  • Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 8.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Departure Date Price Per Person Twin Share
12Jun20 $12,300
10Jul20 $12,300
17Jul20 $12,300
24Jul20 $12,300
07Aug20 $12,300
14Aug20 $12,300
24Aug20 $12,300
04Sep20 $12,300

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Additional dates and rates may be available, please speak to one of our Travel Specialists for more information. 

Single Supplement rates are available on request.

*Rates are subject to availability and changes without notice. Rate are based on the lowest available and may differ at time of booking. Other travel dates may be available at an additional cost.
For more information and other conditions please confirm with our Travel Specialists at time of booking.


Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Talkeetna spans several pretty log buildings which houses the main lodge and 212 guest rooms in separate buildings overlooking the forest. The Mountain View Rooms are our favourite, with sweeping views of the Alaska Range and Mt McKinley, while other rooms look out onto pretty green vistas. The Main lodge has a spacious lobby with high catherdral ceilings and a beautiful stone fireplace, built with enormous logs from beetle-killed spruce treets of the Ninilchik area and stones from the Matanuska River.

There are many lovely wilderness trails nearby for exploring, either on foot or by hiring bikes. Flightseeing, fishing, jet boating, zip lining and float trips are also on offer. The Base Camp Bistro and Lounge is ideal for casual dining including filling breakfasts; Foraker Restaurant serves up wild Alaskan seafood and game for fine dining with magnificent views of the mountains. Tokosha Coffee and gift shop is ideal for picking up supplies and souvenirs to take home.

 

The Hotel Captain Cook, Alaska

The Captain Cook Hotel is the only true luxury HOTEL IN Anchorage, America’s gateway to the Pacific Rim. As Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage is the thriving hub of the state with great restaurants, art galleries and specialty shopping. The Chugach Mountains provide a striking backdrop to both the city and the hotel. Enjoy the finest amenities, in-room private dining, three outstanding and distinctive restaurants, and panoramic views of Cook Inlet, the cityscape and Mount McKinley.


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