an all-time favorite tour

Tour Highlights

  • Kenai Fjords National Park Boat Tour
  • Bus tour in Denali National Park with wildlife viewing
  • Alaska State Ferry across Prince William Sound
  • 2 nights Wrangell-St Elias National Park (our country’s largest). Historic Kennicott copper mining town; overnight in the frontier town of McCarthy
  • Optional (included) hikes in Girdwood’s temperate rainforest and onto Root Glacier in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  • Two nights in the historic & quaint town of 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. (*subject to the Alaska Marine Highway Ferry Schedule. Alternate itinerary/activity if ferry does not run.)

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; bus tour in Denali National Park with wildlife viewing; afternoon walk at Park entrance; overnight Healy north of Park

Day 3 Denali – Denali Highway Lodge; drive across spectacular Denali Highway; old homestead visit; optional hike; overnight at a remote Denali Highway lodge.

Day 4 Denali Highway Lodge – Chitina; Paxson, Glennallen, Copper Centre, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park (our country’s largest!) Visitor Center; overnight in Chitina.

Day 5 Chitina – McCarthy; follow old railroad grade 60 miles into heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park; cross Kennicott River on footbridge to reach historic McCarthy; optional flightseeing; overnight McCarthy.

Day 6 McCarthy-Valdez; travel four miles to abandoned town/mine of Kennicott; hike to Root Glacier; lunch overlooking Kennicott & Root Glacier; departure for Valdez; stop at Worthington Glacier; spectacular Thompson Pass; dinner, overnight downtown Valdez.

Day 7 Valdez-Hope; board ferry for the 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 Hope.

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 Hope.

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

2023 Tour Dates & Pricing

Dates Trip Code Comments
June 14 - 22 9A1
June 21 - 29 9A2
July 5 - 13 9A3
July 12 - 20 9A4
July 19 - 27 9A5
July 26 - Aug 3 9A6
Aug 2 - 10 9A7
Aug 9 - 17 9A8
Aug 16 - 24 9A9
Cost per person: $6480
Single supplement: $855
Group Size: Maximum of 10
Excellent organization. Nothing to be changed. I would recommend this as a trip of a lifetime.
Major John E. Millard
(U.S.Army retired)
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
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
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