Alaska 7-Day

Day 1 – Monday

Anchorage / Kenai Fjords

Meet your Alaska tour leader and fellow travelers at 6:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Quality Suites. Enjoy a scenic drive south along Turnagain Arm and through the Chugach National Forest to Seward, a picturesque seacoast town situated at the head of Resurrection Bay. Board a small boat bound for Kenai Fjords National Park, home to an array of glaciers and marine wildlife such as whales, Steller sea lions, sea otters, puffins and more! A four-hour Alaska cruise allows time to explore the dramatic coastlines. After lunch at a tidewater glacier, continue to the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge, home for the next two nights. Nestled on the edge of a protected tidal lagoon, the lodge offers miles of pristine beachfront and breathtaking views of stunning Pedersen Glacier. This afternoon, meet your guides for a tour of the lodge and property before settling into your private cabins. Enjoy dinner and an evening briefing on your available activities. (L,D)

Day 2 – Tuesday

Kenai

After breakfast, choose from an array of activities to match your interest and energy level. Guided options include interpretive nature walks, canoeing, sea kayaking and coastal explorations, or you may simply relax at the lodge and peruse the natural history library, take a leisurely stroll along the beachfront or relax in a rocking chair taking in the spectacular view. (B,L,D)

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Day 3 – Wednesday

Kenai / Seward

This morning allows another opportunity to canoe, kayak or explore the area in the morning before bidding farewell to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. Midday, you embark on a coastal wildlife cruise to Seward followed by a delicious dinner at the Seward Windsong Lodge. In the evening, take a casual stroll to the face of the massive Exit Glacier located just down the road from the lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 4 – Thursday

Seward / Talkeetna

Begin the journey north to the historical town of Talkeetna, the mountaineering gateway to the Alaska Range. Once in Talkeetna, choose from several activities, including a guest favorite — flightseeing. Take to the skies on an optional flightseeing tour of Mount McKinley (Denali) and its adjacent glacial canyons or wander through "downtown" Talkeetna and learn about mountaineering and this quaint town's history. Tonight, you have the flexibility to dine with the other members of your group or enjoy a great meal on your own before spending tonight at Talkeetna Hotel. (B,L,D)

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Day 5 – Friday

Talkeetna / Denali National Park

Our Alaska adventure tour continues traveling north to Denali National Park. After lunch at the park’s entrance, enjoy the park's highlights while traveling the length of the restricted access Denali Park Road. Watch for caribou, moose, Dall sheep, grizzly bears, resident and migratory birds, and, weather permitting, Denali, the tallest peak in North America. Enjoy dinner and settle into your cozy cabin accommodations deep within Denali National Park. Spend the next two nights at the Kantishna Roadhouse. (B,L,D)

Day 6 – Saturday

Denali National Park

Enjoy a full day of exploration in the Kantishna region of Denali National Park. Available adventure tour activities include guided hikes, natural history programs and dog sled demonstrations. You may also choose to reserve space on an optional flightseeing tour. Flightseeing tours are offered based on weather conditions and space availability. (B,L,D)

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Day 7 – Sunday

Denali / Alaska Railroad / Anchorage

Following an early breakfast, depart the lodge for a scenic drive through Denali, watching for wildlife en route to the park entrance. Bid farewell to your Alaska tour leader and board the historic Alaska Railroad for your comfortable journey to Anchorage. Lunch, dinner and transfers not included. Remain in transit for a late night flight home or arrange for an overnight in Anchorage. (B)

Departure: Plan to arrive at the Anchorage train depot by approximately 8:30 p.m. on the last day of your journey. We recommend you spend this night in Anchorage. If you choose to fly home this night, we suggest you book a flight that departs after 11:30 p.m. in case of possible transportation delays.

NOTE: It is suggested that you arrive in Alaska at least the day before your trip begins and plan to overnight in Anchorage. This overnight is recommended due to the early morning meeting with your Trip Leader, but is not included in the tour price.

 

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