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New Luxury Small Group Journeys

Alaska: Wilderness & Wildlife 2018


9 Days from $7,395

Limited to 18 guests

Immerse yourself in the epic grandeur of wild Alaska, viewing stunning Denali National Park from a deluxe domed railcar, walking across the face of a glacier and meeting Alaskan sled dogs up close as they prepare to run the Iditarod.

A&K Advantages

Explore Alaska by road, rail, helicopter and airplane, from the Arctic Circle in the north to the Kenai Peninsula in the south

Venture beyond the rarely crossed Arctic Circle for a guided visit to an isolated wilderness community

Ride a dome railcar through Denali National Park, and take a flightseeing trip to land on a snow-covered glacier

Stop at the kennels of a four-time Iditarod race winner and visit with his Alaskan huskies

Cruise in stunning Kenai Fjords National Park, sighting marine life and viewing its glaciers

Lift off by helicopter to a glacier ice field and traverse it by dog sled, guided by experts

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Fairbanks, Alaska
DAY 2
Fairbanks | Exploring Above the Arctic Circle
DAY 3
Talkeetna | Train Ride Through Scenic Denali
DAY 4
Talkeetna | Walking on a Glacier
DAY 5
Girdwood | Iditarod Champion Sled Dog Teams
DAY 6
Seward | Fjord Cruise & Scenic Train Ride
DAY 7
Girdwood | Helicopter & Glacial Sled-Dog Experience
DAY 8
Anchorage | Up Close with Native Species
DAY 9
Depart Anchorage
DAY 1
Arrive Fairbanks, Alaska

Arrive in Fairbanks, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a reception and welcome dinner.

Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
Fairbanks | Exploring Above the Arctic Circle

Board a small plane for a sightseeing flight (weather permitting) that carries you over the majestic Brooks Range to a landing above the Arctic Circle, in the tiny town of Wiseman. Tour this far-flung outpost with a local guide who shows you the nearby Trans-Alaska Pipeline, a marvel of engineering, and the Koyukuk River, a tributary of the mighty Yukon River. Return to Fairbanks for an evening at your leisure.

Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3
Talkeetna | Train Ride Through Scenic Denali

This morning it’s “all aboard” a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic ride through Denali National Park. Enjoy breakfast and lunch as you take in the passing vistas of Denali’s pristine forests and snow-capped mountains. Arrive in Talkeetna, a quirky village said to have inspired the TV series Northern Exposure, and transfer to your hotel.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Talkeetna | Walking on a Glacier

Board an airplane for a flightseeing adventure to the remote western end of Denali National Park for marvelous views of Denali as well as Mount Foraker and Mount Hunter. Continue over the Kahiltna Glacier to the climbers’ base camp, where you land and step out on the glacier (weather permitting) for an exhilarating wilderness experience, before returning to Talkeetna. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure, explore on your own or choose from optional activities like fishing, ziplining, biking and hiking. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests and A&K Resident Tour Director for a Scenic Sundowner, as the sun sets outside your lodge.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 5
Girdwood | Iditarod Champion Sled Dog Teams

Set out for Girdwood, stopping en route to visit the kennels of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser. Go up close with members of his Alaskan husky sled dog teams, and enjoy lunch on site. Then, proceed south along the Seward Highway to Girdwood, an inviting resort community at the base of Mount Alyeska. Cap your day with a ride on the Scenic Alyeska Tram, summiting the mountain to take in the glorious vistas of the surrounding countryside. Enjoy an evening at leisure at your resort.

The Hotel Alyeska
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
Seward | Fjord Cruise & Scenic Train Ride

Journey along scenic Turnagain Arm, through forests and across coastal flats to Seward, keeping watch for Dall sheep high up in the rocky cliffs. Next, board a boat and cruise into the Kenai Fjords National Park, where you view massive glaciers and keep an eye out for whales, sea otters, walruses and other marine wildlife. Enjoy lunch on board before returning to the harbor. Next, board the Alaska Railroad dome rail train for the return to Girdwood, marveling at the natural scenery and enjoying dinner on board.

The Hotel Alyeska
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
Girdwood | Helicopter & Glacial Sled-Dog Experience

Lift off by helicopter for an alpine camp in the mountains, where you land and set out on a sled-dog tour across a snow-covered glacier. Learn the basics of mushing from the experienced guides accompanying you, drive the sled yourself or just enjoy the ride. Learn as you go about the training regimen for Alaskan huskies as they prepare for the Iditarod. This afternoon is at your leisure to relax at your resort hotel.

The Hotel Alyeska
Meals: Breakfast
DAY 8
Anchorage | Up Close with Native Species

Set out for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you enjoy an up-close visit with the native Alaskan species being rehabilitated there, including bison, moose and grizzly bears. Continue to Anchorage for a city tour featuring Lake Hood, a waterway frequented by seaplanes. Also visit Earthquake Park and view the historic downtown area. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.

Hotel Captain Cook
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9
Depart Anchorage

Transfer to the Anchorage Airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $875

(Arctic Circle flightseeing; Denali flightseeing)

This journey contains some active elements.

Included flights are subject to weather conditions.

Minimum age is 10 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 5:30 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 8.

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


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