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Alaska 8

Denali National Park, Wrangell St Elias National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, Valdez, Seward

Denali National Park, Wrangell St Elias National Park, Kenai Fjords National Park, Valdez, Seward hiking, wildlife boat cruise, kayaking, rafting, glaciers.

This is a lighter hiking tour. Some destinations will provide opportunities for longer hikes.

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Trip Details

Arrival & Departure

Departs and returns to Anchorage, Alaska.


This tour features our unique Adventure Bus sleeper coach.


This tour features mostly bus bunking with opportunities to tent camp. We'll provide the tents and sleeping pads. You'll need to rent or bring a sleeping bag. Contact us for helpful hints on accommodations and flights before and after your tour.


The weather can vary quite a bit. Inland days in Denali National Park can be in 80s, where days along the coast can be rainy and in the 50s. Be prepared for anything! Pay close attention to the packing list for this tour.


Our meals are geared to provide you with the fuel you need to get through your active days, and yet still extremely tasty. We can accommodate all dietary needs. 2-3 meals will not be included. Click here for sample recipes.

Hikes & Difficulty

This is a lighter hiking tour. Some destinations will provide opportunities for longer hikes.

What to Expect

After you make a reservation, a confirmation packet will be sent to you with more detailed information. Below you will find the basics. Check out our FAQs.


Price per person: $1895
Returning guests: $1695

Includes: Denali Shuttle $35, Valdez Glacier Kayak/Hike tour: $120, and Kenai Fjord Wildlife Boat Cruise $169
Special Conditions apply: $500 deposit due at registration.
NOT included: 2-3 restaurant meals, Nenana River Rafting $90

We also have an 11 day Alaska Adventure. View it here


Moose eating in water in Alaska.

Day 1

Depart Anchorage 9AM

We’ll meet you in Anchorage at 9AM and before you know it, we will be in the Alaskan Wilderness! Our first stop, the historic quaint Alaskan village of Talkeetna.  If the skies are clear, we’ll get our first view of “the great one” aka, Denali and it’s 20,322 ft peak.  Take in the shops and galleries, or a short trail or two. After exploring this quaint town, we’ll continue on to our campground near Denali National Park. Who knows what we will see along the way! Perhaps a moose or two?

Moose eating in water in Alaska.

Day 2

Denali National Park

Here is your chance to get into the heart of Denali National Park. We recommend hopping on the Denali Shuttle Bus (included) for the eight hour round trip tour to Eielson Visitor Center.  Hop out at the visitor center, or other stops and do some light hiking in the alpine meadows, or climb 1,000 ft up the Eielson Alpine Trail while keeping an eye out for wildlife.  Catch another shuttle bus back. Chances are, you’ll see grizzly, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep.


Day 3

Denali National Park and Rafting

In the morning, continue exploring Denali with some hiking, take in the free dog sled demonstration, or take a rafting trip with class III and IV rapids on the Nenana River. ($90) In the afternoon, we’ll start our journey towards Wrangell St Elias with terrific views of the Alaska Range, the Alaska Pipeline and a lakeside dinner picnic along the stunning Richardson Highway.

Worthington Glacier.

Day 4

Wrangell-St Elias National Park, Worthington Glacier, Valdez

We’ll continue our journey along the stunning Richardson Highway with stops at the Wrangell St Elias Visitor Center for beautiful views and light hiking. We’ll  hike to Worthington Glacier at beautiful Thompson Pass as we make our way to Valdez.  Spend the evening exploring the village of Valdez, nicknamed “Alaska’s Switzerland”.

Worthington Glacier.
Kayaking near Valdez Glacier in Alaska.

Day 5

Valdez Glacier

Today will truly be a unique experience! Kayak on a glacier fed lake among icebergs and ice caves. Hike and enjoy lunch right on the glacier or a nearby viewing spot, depending on glacier conditions. You will never forget the stunning blue colors and surrounding peaks and glaciers. Later we will begin our journey towards the Kenai Peninsula, once again taking in the incredible views of Thompson Pass and the Wrangell Mountains.

Kayaking near Valdez Glacier in Alaska.
Whale Tail siting of Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.

Day 6

Seward, AK - Kenai Peninsula

Take a short morning hike to an overlook of Matanuska Glacier.  We'll drive south of Anchorage and have lunch along the Turnagain Arm. In the afternoon, explore the quaint fishing village of Seward or take in the amazing Alaska Sea Life Center. Walk the first mile of the Historic Iditarod Trail along the shores of Resurrection Bay to the marina. Try some local seafood at a restaurant along the marina tonight

Whale Tail siting of Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
Wildlife Boat Cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park.

Day 7

Wildlife Boat Cruise

Kenai Fjords National Park - Today we’ll explore the Park by boat! Take a Park Ranger guided Wildlife Boat Cruise out to Holgate and Aialik tidal glaciers. (included) Along the way, chances are you’ll see whales, sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, puffins and of course unbelievable scenery. A terrific lunch of salmon and prime rib will be served right on the boat, and maybe even some "glaceritas"!

Wildlife Boat Cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park.
Exit Glacier in Alaska.

Day 8

Kenai Fjords

We’ll continue our exploration of Kenai Fjords National Park at Exit Glacier. Hike right up to this massive glacier which once stretched all the way to Resurrection Bay. For more of a challenge, hike up the the Harding Icefield for spectacular views and wildflowers! Our journey comes to an end as we return to Anchorage by 5PM.

"Don't cry because it's over... Smile because it happened." Dr Seuss

Exit Glacier in Alaska.