Glaciers and Grizzlies
Venture into some of Alaska's most stunning wildlife habitats
Pricing From: $6,395 USD per person
Duration: 11 days
Operator: Wildland Adventures
Venture into the coastal rainforest habitat of Southeast Alaska around Glacier Bay and the rugged wilderness of Denali National Park. A scenic flight over Mt Denali to Anchorage and then to Juneau for a helicopter glacier walkabout. It's a short flight the Bear Track Inn for several days of hiking and then whale watching and calving glaciers off Point Adolphus and in Glacier Bay National Park.
Day 1 - ARRIVAL IN ANCHORAGE
Arrive in Anchorage and transfer on your own from the airport to the Copper Whale Inn, located in downtown Anchorage. [Meals on own]
Day 2 - CAMP DENALI BUS TO KANTISHNA
Begin our journey from Anchorage to Denali National Park. Naturalist guides narrate this 90-mile, 7-hour trip into the park, stopping to learn about the park's glaciology and flora, cultural heritage, and wildlife.
Wildlife viewing includes grizzly and black bear, moose, caribou, and possibly wolves. We learn how different species adapt to life in the subarctic and the impacts of climate change. Overnight near Wonder Lake in your own authentic wilderness cabin at Camp Denali. [BD]
Days 3-4 - DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Our tour of Denali National Park includes naturalist guides leading hikes through alpine and tundra along rivers, lakes, or ridge-top trails. In addition canoeing, fishing, biking, and gold-panning are available as independent activities. Enjoy evening presentations in the lodge with special guest lecturers. There are outstanding views and great photographic opportunities of Mt. McKinley. Overnight at Camp Denali. [BLD]
Day 5 - SCENIC FLIGHT TO ANCHORAGE
Arise early for a spectacular flight over Denali National Park to Anchorage. This flight over vast glaciers and through snow-covered peaks of the Alaska Range includes gorgeous views of Mt. McKinley (20,320 ft), the tallest mountain in North America. Overnight at the Copper Whale Inn. [B]
Day 6 - ARRIVAL IN JUNEAU
Transfer to the Anchorage Airport for your flight to Juneau [not included in land cost]. Your afternoon is free to hike to an old mine or stroll through this historic gold rush capitol! Overnight at the Silverbow Inn. [B]
Day 7 - GLACIER WALKABOUT
Glacier trekking is an exciting way to experience the extraordinary glaciers flowing from the Juneau Ice Field. Mountain guides demonstrate basic glacier skills and proper use of ice axe and crampons and lead you on an easy ice walk, no experience necessary. Those not interested in trekking on the glacier can still enjoy the scenic helicopter flight on the Juneau Ice Field.
This afternoon you fly to Gustavus and transfer to the Bear Track Inn, a family-run lodge constructed from hand-crafted spruce logs. Enjoy inspiring views of Icy Straight and a cozy fireplace in the evening. Overnight at the Bear Track Inn. [BD]
Day 8 - POINT ADOLPHUS WHALE WATCHING
Embark on an exciting half-day whale watching journey to Point Adolphus, one of the world's best humpback whale watching sites. Each year these magnificent cetaceans gather here to feed. Minke and orcas, porpoise, seals, sea lions, and sea otters are present as well as birds, bears, and deer that populate the shore. Return to the lodge for lunch and a free afternoon to relax or explore. Overnight at the Bear Track Inn. [BLD]
Day 9 - GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK
Board the M/V Spirit of Adventure and navigate into Glacier Bay. The park naturalist guide shares the ecological, natural, and cultural history of the park. Glacier Bay has endured the fastest retreat of glaciers in recorded history, almost 70 miles.
Watch for wildlife including bears, whales, harbor seals, otters, mountain goat, and moose. Dinner and overnight at the Bear Track Inn. [BLD]
Day 10 - FREE DAY
Today, plan your own activity at the Bear Track Inn including sea kayaking, a biking tour, flight seeing, or charter fishing (at additional cost). Overnight at the Bear Track Inn. [B]
Day 11 - DEPARTURE
Your flight back to Juneau is included this morning to connect with your onward departure from Alaska. [B]
Prices & Dates
Dates: June - August
Duration: 11 days
Pricing From: $6,395 USD per person
Price Notes: Group Size: 2 - $6,795 pp / 3+ $6,395 pp. Teens (12-16) - $5,895. Children 11 and under - $3,995. Single supplement - $895.
Included: Services as specified in the itinerary above including accommodations, local land and air transportation, guided tours and excursions, park and entrance fees, meals as specified [B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner], Wildland Adventures travel consultation and pre-departure services.
Excluded: Round trip airfare to Alaska (Day 1 & 12), one-way airfare from Juneau to Anchorage (Day 7), airport transfers, meals not specified in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages, personal equipment, extras in hotels (laundry, phone calls, room service), gratuities, or costs associated with changes in your itinerary for reasons beyond our control. We recommend trip insurance.
Alaska Wildlife Alliance - The only Alaska-based organization solely dedicated to the protection of Alaska's wildlife. Our mission is the protection of Alaska's natural wildlife for its intrinsic value as well as for the benefit of present and future generations.
By booking this trip through SEEtheWILD, we will donate $310 to AWA for their bear conservation efforts.
Featured Animals: Grizzly, Humpback
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