Alaska: Wilderness, Wildlife & Epic Grandeur

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Explore by road, sea, rail and air, journeying deep into the remote interior of the state to experience its majestic, untouched landscapes and enduring frontier spirit.

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PASSENGERS

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DAYS

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ACTIVITY LEVEL

Alaska: Drink It In

Immerse yourself in the epic grandeur of wild Alaska. Venture by air beyond the rarely crossed Arctic Circle for a guided visit to an isolated wilderness community to meet intrepid locals who live there year-round. Ride a dome railcar with breathtaking views of Denali National Park and go flightseeing, setting foot on a snow-covered glacier. Privately visit the kennels of a three-time-consecutive Iditarod race winner and meet his Alaskan huskies. Embark on a private full-day cruise on Prince William Sound. Experience this enormous, rugged landscape with expert guiding and world-class service on a remote journey you'll never forget.
 
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Travel Curator’s Insights:

    • Visit several distinctly different regions of Alaska on one adventure.
    • Get insider access to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a private presentation.
    • Hotels in Alaska are mostly quite simple yet it makes a difference to travel with an operator who offers insider access, creative itineraries, expert service and world-class guiding.

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Rates:
From $6,995 per person
Cancel up to 15 days prior to departure for a future travel credit. (Restrictions apply) Policies and protocols provided before you book.

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Trip Sustainability Awards 

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CARBON

Fantastic advances in minimizing carbon footprints at locations.

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ENERGY

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EDUCATION

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Itinerary 

Day 1 - Arrive Fairbanks, Alaska

Arrive in Fairbanks, nicknamed the Golden Heart City, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a reception and welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Pike's Waterfront Lodge


Day 2 - Fairbanks | Exploring Above the Arctic Circle

Start your day with a guided tour of historic Fairbanks, and then 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 town of Wiseman. Visit this far-flung outpost with a local guide and learn more about the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the Koyukuk River, a tributary of the mighty Yukon River. Return to Fairbanks for an evening at your leisure.

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 with views of Denali National Park, looking out large windows at the verdant wilderness. Savor breakfast and lunch as you take in the passing vistas of Denali’s pristine forests and snow-capped peaks. Arrive in Talkeetna, a quirky village set at the confluence of three rivers, and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a Scenic Sundowner, relaxing with drink in hand as the sun sets outside your lodge.

Accommodation: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Day 4 - Talkeetna | Walking on a Glacier

This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.


• Zipline in Talkeetna, zooming through the treetops on progressively faster runs, for a thrilling outdoor adventure.

• Hike with a Naturalist Guide, along Talkeetna’s best trail, watching for diverse wildlife in an old-growth forest.

• Relax on a Leisurely Float Trip on a scenic river, taking in the breathtaking mountain panoramas all around you.


This afternoon, board an airplane for a flightseeing adventure to the remote western end of Denali National Park, taking in marvelous views of Denali as well as Mount Foraker and Mount Hunter. Weather permitting, land on the slopes of Denali and step out onto a glacier for an exhilarating wilderness experience. Return to your lodge for an evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge 


Day 5 - Anchorage | Meet the Furry Heroes of the Iditarod

Start the day with a private visit to the kennels of the Iditarod champion Seavey family in Talkeetna. Go up close with members of their Alaskan husky sled-dog teams. Afterward, drive to Anchorage for lunch, followed by a tour of the city’s highlights, including Earthquake Park, where you learn the city’s earthquake history, and the historic downtown area. Then, proceed to Girdwood, set at the base of Mount Alyeska. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Accommodation: The Hotel Alyeska


Day 6 - Kenai Peninsula | Private Fjord Cruise

Cruise the dramatic glacier and marine wildlife country of Prince William Sound by private boat. Spy calving glaciers and watch for orcas, puffins and sea lions as well as bald eagles overhead, and, during your cruise, enjoy a guided beach walk. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon for dinner on your own at any of the restaurants at the hotel or in nearby Girdwood.

Accommodation: The Hotel Alyeska

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Day 7 - Mount Alyeska | Panoramas of Wild Alaska

Today, ride the Scenic Alyeska Tram from sea level up to 2,300 feet for a short hike with spectacular views of the rugged surrounding landscapes. After lunch in a characteristic local roadhouse, set out for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you enjoy an up-close visit with the native Alaskan species being rehabilitated there, including bison, moose and grizzly bears. Tonight, celebrate your Alaskan journey with a special farewell dinner.

Accommodation: The Hotel Alyeska


Day 8 - Depart Anchorage

Transfer to the Anchorage airport and depart.


Internal Air: Economy class from $995

Included flights are subject to weather conditions.

Arctic Circle flightseeing; Denali flightseeing


Activity Level: This journey contains some active elements.

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 7.


Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

 

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DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Two people traveling in a room together. Rate is per person.

From in USD:

$6,995pp

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SOLO SUPPLEMENT

As a solo traveler, a cost supplement will be added to your trip.

From in USD:

$2,095pp

This operator is one of the most experienced and attentive. A fantastic way to see this great state, especially when combined with a ship program in Southeast Alaska.

Joy Martinello, Founder

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What’s Included & Cancellation Policy:

WHAT'S INCLUDED
All accommodations, meals and fully guided sightseeing (including park and entrance fees) as noted in the itinerary; airport transfers to/from hotel/ship in the first/last published city regardless of day of arrival and departure, services of Resident Tour Director; coffee/tea/soft drinks/water at included meals; local wine and beer at all designated welcome and farewell dinners; local bottled water during sightseeing; porterage of up to two (2) pieces of baggage per person; complimentary Internet access (where available on cruises and at land accommodations; service levels are not guaranteed); hotel taxes; and gratuities throughout, except to the Resident Tour Director.

Luxury Small Group Journeys Additional Inclusions:
Travelling Bell Boy Service is provided; however, because of security regulations, this service may be limited at airports, rail stations and points of embarkation for cruises. Traveller’s Valet includes laundry service for eight (8) pieces per person once during journey (excludes Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions). Dry cleaning is not included. Breakfast in Bed service is included on select days up to two times per journey.