Alaska’s National Parks

Featuring Anchorage, Denali National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park

  • Date

    June 22-30, 2023 | Thu / Fri – 9 Days 

  • Location

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


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, crowned by North America’s tallest peak, the 20,000-foot Denali. Spend two nights in park lodging, and learn about the animals, flora, and fauna of this spectacular park on an included Tundra Wilderness Tour. With your free time, splurge for optional tours to river raft, go flightseeing, take a jet boat safari, or visit an award-winning Iditarod dog kennel. Then savor the views while riding a deluxe dome railcar to the quaint town of Talkeetna, which began as a trading post when gold was first discovered in the Susitna River. The journey culminates with a drive along the Seward Highway as it hugs the dramatic shores of scenic Turnagain Arm to a glacier and wildlife cruise through majestic Kenai Fjords National Park, where nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield.


  • Spend 2 nights in Denali National Park
  • Locally Hosted
  • 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
  • Lunch on McKinley Explorer Train
  • Denali Dinner Theater
  • Deluxe hotels including the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge with views of Denali and the Alaska Range


  • Roundtrip commercial air from Indianapolis to Anchorage, Alaska
  • 7 nights accommodations
  • Breakfast daily
  • 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Ground transportation (motorcoach, train)
  • Hotel baggage handling
  • Gratuities

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

Thu, Jun 22: Fly into Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Meet your Alaska guide and transfer to your hotel.

Fri, Jun 23: 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, Jun 24: Travel into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the vast wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This 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. After exploring the wonders of Denali National Park, have a rip-roarin’ good time at the included Denali Dinner Theater. (B,D)

Sun, Jun 25:  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,L)

Mon, Jun 26: 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, Jun 27: 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, Jun 28: 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, Jun 29: Spend the day at your leisure, exploring Anchorage or finishing your last-minute shopping.  We suggest a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. It will take you on a journey through 10,000 years of Alaska Native history and culture through art, dance, traditional Native dwellings and more.  This afternoon, transfer to the Anchorage airport and fly home. (B)

Fri, Jun 30: Arrive in Indianapolis.

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 nest 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. 

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.

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


Price Per Person*Package with AirLand Only
Triple$4,789 $3,529

* Prices subject to change due to fuel surcharge.

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