Alaska’s National Parks

Featuring Anchorage, Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park

  • Date

    August 20-27, 2020 | Thurs / Thurs – 8 Days

  • Location

    Anchorage, Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park

Ambassadair Trip #7895

Overview

This land adventure tour is a great introduction to the national parks and wildlife of Alaska! Denali National Park is six million acres of wild land, and culminates with North America’s tallest peak, the 20,000-foot Denali. Travel deep into the park on an included Tundra Wilderness Tour and ride in a deluxe dome railcar to Talkeetna. The journey culminates with a drive along the Seward Highway as it hugs the dramatic shores of scenic Turnagain Arm for a glacier and wildlife cruise through majestic Kenai Fjords National Park, where nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield. During your free time, splurge for optional tours to river raft, flightsee, take a jet boat safari, or visit an award-winning Iditarod dog kennel.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

  • Spend 2 nights in Denali National Park
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park
  • Scenic wildlife and glacier cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Ride deluxe dome railcars from Denali National Park to Talkeetna
  • Deluxe hotels including the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge with views of Denali and the Alaska Range

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Anchorage, Alaska
  • Escorted
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations
  • 10 meals
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation (motorcoach, dome train)
  • Hotel baggage handling

NOTE:  This itinerary includes activities where moderate walking, possibly on uneven terrain, is required.

Thu, Aug 20: Fly into Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Meet your Alaska guide and transfer to your hotel.

Fri, Aug 21: Board the motorcoach for a journey north to Denali National Park. The route takes you along the scenic Parks Highway where you will make several stops along the way. Watch for a glimpse of majestic Denali and wildlife. A Welcome Dinner is included this evening. (Meals: Breakfast, Dinner)

Sat, Aug 22: Travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the vast wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This six-to-eight-hour journey is narrated, allowing for insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region. Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring this pristine area at leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many from which to choose, including mild or wild-river rafting, flightseeing, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River, or a visit to an Iditarod champion’s award-winning dog kennel. (B)

Sun, Aug 23:  This morning is at leisure for optional tours. Transfer to the Denali Rail Depot to board a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic rail journey south to the quaint town of Talkeetna, which began as a trading post when gold was first discovered in the Susitna River. (B)

Mon, Aug 24: Today’s grand adventure sets a course to Seward, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Travel along the scenic Turnagain Arm, and keep an eye out for Dall sheep high up in the rocky cliffs, as well as moose, bears, and eagles. Check in to the hotel in Seward for two nights. (B)

Tue, Aug 25: Spend the morning exploring the coastal community of Seward. Board a glacier and wildlife cruise and travel through majestic Kenai Fjords National Park. Pass by the face of a glacier and keep your eyes open for seals, sea lions, sea otters, whales, walrus, bears, eagles, and puffins throughout this half-day exploration cruise with lunch included. (B,L)

Wed, Aug 26: Travel by motorcoach to Anchorage. Enjoy a city tour, which includes the historic downtown district. Visit the Anchorage Museum, a world-class museum that seeks to preserve, exhibit and interpret the art and history of Alaska. Tonight, share stories of your Alaskan adventure with your traveling companions at a Farewell Dinner. (B,D)

Thu, Aug 27: Transfer to the Anchorage airport and fly home. (B)

Hotels on this tour are based on the following or similar. Specific hotels are subject to change.

Anchorage Hilton, Anchorage. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, the Hilton Anchorage has an extensive Alaskan art collection and guestrooms have magnificent views of the Chugach Mountain Range, Cook Inlet or the city. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • WiFi Internet access (fee required) • restaurant • bar • indoor pool • fitness center.

Seward Windsong Lodge, Seward. Nestled on the edge of a protected tidal lagoon, the Glacier Lodge offers miles of pristine beachfront and breathtaking views of stunning Pedersen Glacier. Highlights: complimentary WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar • shuttle service.

Denali Park Village. This cozy lodge is located in the heart of Alaska’s magnificent interior, with awe-inspiring views of some of the most pristine geography on earth. The main lodge has warm log architecture with a rock fireplace which welcomes you back after a full day in Denali National Park. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • Wi-Fi Internet access available in lobby • restaurant • saloon/bar • coffee shop • shuttle service.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Talkeetna. Set on a ridge above the small community of Talkeetna on the south side of Denali, this rustic-styled, luxurious lodge offers unforgettable views of Denali and the Alaska Range. Relax next to the 46-foot tall river rock fireplace. Recipient of Wine Spectator magazine’s prestigious “Award of Excellence.” Owned by Native Alaskan Tribes. Highlights: in-room coffee/tea maker • complimentary WiFi Internet access • two restaurants • shuttle service.

Pricing

  • Package with Air*
  • Double P/P – $4,799
  • Triple P/P – $4,579
  • Single – $5,659
  • Land Only
  • Double P/P – $3,599
  • Triple P/P – $3,379
  • Single – $4,459

* Subject to change due to fuel surcharge.

Documents Required: Valid U.S. government issued photo I.D.

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