from rainforests to glaciers

Tour Highlights

  • Kenai Fjords National Park Boat Tour
  • Wildlife and Natural History Bus Tour in Denali National Park
  • Alaska State Ferry across Prince William Sound
  • Historic Kennicott copper mining town tour
  • Overnight in the “haunted” Ma Johnson hotel in McCarthy
  • Optional (but 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

Interior & Coastal Alaska 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-Paxson; morning natural history/wildlife tour into Denali National Park; afternoon drive across spectacular Denali Highway with numerous stops, optional hike; dinner and overnight accommodations at a unique lodge along the Denali Highway.

Day 3 Paxson-McCarthy; travel to Chitina; follow old railroad grade 60 miles into heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (our country’s largest); cross Kennicott River on footbridge (the only surface means) to reach historic McCarthy; optional flightseeing; dinner at the old McCarthy Lodge and overnight in the historic Ma Johnson Hotel

Day 4 Kennicott-Valdez; travel four miles to abandoned town/mine of Kennicott; extensive exploration; hike to Root Glacier; lunch overlooking Kennicott Glacier; late afternoon departure for Valdez across Thompson Pass; dinner; overnight in a B&B

Day 5 Valdez-Hope; board ferry for the 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 6 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 7 Hope-Anchorage; morning exploration around Hope (older than Anchorage!); optional gold panning; historical museum; visit Alaska Wildlife Conservation Ctr; lunch Girdwood; optional hike, or Alyeska ski resort tram ride; late afternoon return Anchorage

2020 Tour Dates & Pricing

Dates Trip Code Comments
June 5 – June 11 7A1
June 19 – June 25 7A2
July 3 – July 9 7A3
July 17 – July 23 7A4
Aug 7 – Aug 13 7A5
Aug 21 – Aug 27 7A6
Cost per person: $4225
Group Size: Maximum of 10


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.
 Cathy & Gary E. - New York
We still talk about our experiences on our Adventure Alaska trip all the time. Needless to say we had a wonderful time.
Denny & Debby G - Ohio
We had a great time with you, and do hope we can join you again, hopefully during the Iditarod…
Milli & Ken H. - Florida
We continue to be reminded of how lucky we were to be a part of such a unique touring company when we compare notes with our friends who have done the 'Cruise Ship Tour'.
Randy & Cora B - Connecticut