Tour Highlights

  • Kenai Fjords National Park Boat Tour
  • 2 nights Denali National Park w/Wildlife and Natural History Bus Tour
  • Alaska State Ferry across Prince William Sound
  • 2 nights Wrangell-St. Elias Natl. Park (our country’s largest) Historic Kennicott copper mining town; overnights in the “haunted” Ma Johnson hotel in McCarthy
  • Optional (included) hikes in Girdwood’s temperate rainforest and onto Root Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  • Two nights in the cozy, creekside Discovery Cabins in Hope
  • Opportunities for optional Mt. McKinley and Wrangell-St. Elias flightseeing excursions
Alaska & Yukon Explorer Tour Map

· · · · Indicates travel by Alaska Marine Highway (ferry) across the Prince William Sound

Abbreviated Itinerary

Day 1 Anchorage-Denali National Park; depart AM towards Park; visit Iditarod Headquarters; lunch in Wasilla; optional flightseeing; dinner and overnight just outside of the Park entrance

Day 2 Denali; Park Visitor Center for overview; guided natural history and wildlife tour into Park interior; afternoon walk at Park entrance; overnight Healy north of Park

Day 3 Denali-Gakona; drive across spectacular Denali Highway; old homestead visit; optional hike; Glennallen; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (our country’s largest!) Visitor Center; overnight accommodations in the historic lodge on the Valdez-Eagle Trail.

Day 4 Gakona-McCarthy; historic museum; Chitina; follow old railroad grade 60 miles into heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park; cross Kennicott River on footbridge to reach historic McCarthy; overnight in the historic Ma Johnson Hotel

Day 5 Kennicott/McCarthy; travel four miles to abandoned town/mine of Kennicott; extensive exploration; hike to Root Glacier; lunch overlooking Kennicott & Root Glacier; optional flightseeing; dinner at McCarthy Lodge; overnight Ma Johnson Hotel

Day 6 McCarthy-Valdez; morning departure for Valdez across spectacular Thompson Pass; stops at Tiekel River and Worthington Glacier; Valdez museum; dinner; overnight B&B

Day 7 Valdez-Hope; board ferry for spectacular trip across Prince William Sound to Whittier, passing Columbia Glacier; drive through mountain tunnels; road through Kenai Mtns. to end of the road frontier town of Hope; overnight Discovery Cabins along Bear Creek

Day 8 Seward-Hope; morning trip to Seward; board vessel for spectacular day tour of Kenai Fjords National Park to view marine life and glaciers; afternoon return through Moose Pass; overnight in creekside Discovery Cabins

Day 9 Hope-Anchorage; morning exploration around Hope (older than Anchorage!); optional gold panning; historical museum; visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center; lunch at the world class ski resort, Alyeska, in Girdwood; optional rainforest hike; late afternoon return to Anchorage

2017 Tour Dates & Pricing

Dates Trip Code Comments
May 25 – June 2 9A2
June 16 – June 24 9A5
June 30 – July 8 9A7
July 14 – July 22 9A9
July 28 – Aug 5 9A11
Aug 23 – Aug 31 9A14
Cost per person: $4365
Group Size: Maximum of 10
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Thanks again for leading us on an adventure through the last frontier. It took me a while when we got home to get used to seeing more robins than bald eagles, no moose wandering along the streets and seeing the stars when it actually got dark!
Abbie H. (aged 13) - Massachusetts
Everything was excellent- trip got better everyday! We experienced so much more than we ever imagined we would. The Alaskan "locals" were wonderful and full of information, the weather was great, the scenery was breathtaking.
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We had a great time with you, and do hope we can join you again, hopefully during the Iditarod…
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