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Luxury Family Journeys

Family Alaska 2019


8 days from $7,295

Limited to 24 guests

Experience the epic grandeur of America’s wild north on an activity-filled family adventure, cruising along the wild Kenai Fjords, searching for bears and wildlife, and flying over Denali National Park to land on a glacier at the foot of North America’s tallest peak.

A&K Advantages

Enjoy a breathtaking float trip down the Portage River, where you may spot wildlife against the mountains and hanging glaciers

Watch for calving glaciers and marine wildlife, including humpback whales and harbor seals, on a Kenai Fjords cruise

Ride on the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train through untouched wilderness

Search for bears fishing for spawning salmon

Cast a line on a private fishing trip in Talkeetna

Flightsee over Denali National Park before landing on a glacier at the base of Denali

Learn about Alaskan huskies and dogsledding at the kennels of a four-time Iditarod champion

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Anchorage, Alaska
Day 2
Kenai Peninsula | Scenic Float Trip
Day 3
Kenai Peninsula | Along the Coast of the Kenai Fjords
Day 4
BIG RIVER LAKES | Bear Sanctuary
Day 5
Talkeetna | EPIC ALASKAN RIVER FISHING
Day 6
Talkeetna | Kayaking, Hiking & Glacier Walk
Day 7
Anchorage | Huskies & Iditarod Champions
Day 8
Depart Anchorage
Day 1
Arrive Anchorage, Alaska

Arrive in Anchorage and transfer to Girdwood, where you check in to your hotel. Enjoy activities on offer at your resort, such as a ride up Mount Alyeska on the Alyeska Aerial Tram to take in breathtaking views.

The Hotel Alyeska
Day 2
Kenai Peninsula | Scenic Float Trip

This morning, meet with your Resident Tour Director for a briefing about the journey ahead, and then set out together to experience Alaska’s jaw-dropping landscapes on a family float trip down the Portage River. Savor Alaska’s prized fish during a lunchtime salmon bake. Later, pay a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates injured or orphaned animals and returns them to the wild. During your visit, keep on the lookout for black and brown bears, moose, bison, wolves, and a variety of birds. This evening, gather with fellow families for a festive welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

The Hotel Alyeska
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Kenai Peninsula | Along the Coast of the Kenai Fjords

Set sail for a cruise along the coast of the stunning Kenai Fjords National Park, where you may spy calving glaciers as well as wildlife that includes orcas, adorable puffins and sea lions at close range; overhead, bald eagles may even come into view. Later, ride the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train, which features an open-air platform and a glass-covered observation deck for sensational views of the countryside.

The Hotel Alyeska
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
BIG RIVER LAKES | Bear Sanctuary

Approximately 90% of Alaska is not served by roads, which is why aviation plays such an important role in everyday life. Enjoy the chance to Ride Like a Local when you soar by float plane over Cook Inlet en route to Big River Lakes, a critical habitat for mammals, fish and hundreds of birds. Cruise its waters with your family on a pontoon boat, enjoying the scenery and searching for bears who come to fish for spawning salmon, sometimes snatching the lively fish as they leap from the water. Later, continue to your accommodations in a rustic-modern lodge that overlooks Denali National Park and North America’s tallest peak, Denali (formerly Mount McKinley).

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Talkeetna | EPIC ALASKAN RIVER FISHING

Today, explore the quaint downtown of Talkeetna. Look forward to a visit to family-run Kahiltna Birchworks, where learning about birch sap is rewarded with tastings of birch-made candy and ice cream. After lunch, head out to try your hand at fishing on local rivers teeming with salmon, trout and char, and lined with towering fir trees. This evening, enjoy time together at your wilderness lodge, relaxing on the deck with views of endless mountain scenery or inside with board games by a giant river rock fireplace.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Talkeetna | Kayaking, Hiking & Glacier Walk

More explorations of the magnificent Denali area begin with an all-ages kayak trip on the placid waters of Byers Lake. Next, a knowledgeable naturalist guide brings the forest to life on a fascinating hike that reveals Alaska’s abundant flora and fauna. Later, take off on another thrilling flight, this time over the peaks and glaciers of Denali National Park, all while your pilot explains the highlights via two-way headset. Land — and walk — on a glacier’s surface (weather permitting), all while surrounded by snow-veiled peaks in every direction. Back at your lodge tonight, a cozy celebration of the day awaits with a locally prepared treat, delivered to your room just before bedtime.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 7
Anchorage | Huskies & Iditarod Champions

Depart for Anchorage, stopping en route to visit the kennels of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his Alaskan husky team. Every March, this long-distance, dog-sled race is run from Anchorage to Nome, with mushers, such as Martin, and their teams of 16 dogs facing everything from blizzards to subzero temperatures. Enjoy learning about these remarkable and energetic canines, who are always eager for a gentle pat on the head. Tonight, meet the chef who prepares your farewell dinner, and then feast and share favorite stories from your journey with the new friends you’ve made.

Hotel Captain Cook
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Depart Anchorage

After breakfast, depart for the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

PROGRAM NOTE: Accommodations on this journey reflect the best available in the region.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $995
(Anchorage/Big River Lakes/Anchorage & Denali Flightseeing)

Minimum age is 6 years. Suggested age is 6+.

First group event: welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 7.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

This journey contains some active elements.

Triple occupancy pricing is available upon request.

Children 17 and under save $500.


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