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Location: Alaska and Denali National Park
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Experience the wild, natural beauty and awesome scenery in Alaska on this 9-day tour, which covers Anchorage, Prince William Sound, Denali National Park, Seward and Kenai Fjords National Park.

Day 1: Arrive Anchorage

Welcome to Anchorage! Upon arrival into Anchorage, transfer from the Airport to your downtown Anchorage
accommodation. Check-in and enjoy your welcome dinner!

Day 2: Excursion to Prince William Sound

This morning, get up close to
nature with a small-boat cruise to
Blackstone Bay in the beautiful Prince
William Sound! Enjoy a scenic drive along Turnagain Arm, known for
it’s tremendous tidal flats and frequent
sightings of Beluga Whales. Make a few photo stops and look for animals, before driving straight through a mountain to the seaside town of Whittier. The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel is over two miles long and carved straight through the rock, allowing us to pass from Portage Valley to Prince William Sound.

Once you reach Prince William Sound, board the boat and go with the local guide, navigating the shoreline through the glacier carved fjords. Your destination is Blackstone Bay, where Blackstone Glacier and Beloit Tidal Glacier calve into the sea. Watch for resident seals, eagles and sea otters in this beautiful natural bay. Your captain will also do a beach landing, so you can step ashore in this untouched wilderness to learn about the surrounding rainforest and the Chugach National Forest.

Head back to Anchorage for the night.

Day 3: Anchorage to Denali National Park

Take a scenic drive to the Denali National
Park. This local center
provides educational programs everyday, lead by naturalist
guides. Check-in to your simple, comfortable accommodation and get ready for the welcome dinner with orientation. There are 12 guest cabins on the property, a dining hall, a large meeting hall and a solar water heating system on site.

Spend the night in Denali National Park.

Day 4: At Denali National Park

After breakfast, set off to explore with your local guide on a three-hour field hike. This walk will introduce you to the trail system of Denali National Park and give you a chance to enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna.

Following lunch, consider visiting the Denali National Park Visitor Center to learn about the dogs that run patrol in the Denali national park. Denali is the last National Park in America that is only patrolled by a team of dogs in the winter months. Meet these service animals and learn about the original mode of transportation in Alaska. Return to the main hall for dinner this evening and a presentation on Life in Denali.

Spend the night in Denali National Park.

Day 5: At Denali National Park

After a hearty breakfast, grab your daypacks and again head out in search of adventure in Denali. This full day hike will include lunch in the field and a visit to the Eielson Visitors Center. This location has always been famous for its amazing views of Denali on clear days. It is also not uncommon to see wildlife in the surrounding hillsides. The tour leader will introduce you to the Denali National Park and Preserve in this full day tour with hike. Trails from the Eielson Visitors Center are generally considered easy to moderate in difficulty level. At dinnertime, participate in another educational presentation at the Riverside Hall on campus.

Spend the night in Denali National Park.

Day 6: Denali National Park to Anchorage

Enjoy your last breakfast on campus before departure. Your
guide will transport you and your luggage to the rail
depot for check-in. Enjoy the beauty aboard the iconic
Alaska Railroad. Make the most of the open air
viewing platform onboard for unobstructed views of the
surrounding landscape. Upon arrival into Anchorage, you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation at a local boutique-style hotel.

Day 7: At Anchorage

Experience the beautiful city of Anchorage atop the Chugach Mountains! The city tour begins at the Port of Anchorage and Ship Creek area, where the city was born. Next, travel past Bootleggers Cove, stopping at Earthquake Park to see where the land dropped during the second largest earthquake ever recorded. Then, drive through the busiest seaplane base in the world, Lake Hood. Lastly, take a scenic drive up to the Chugach Mountains, which is home to many Alaskan animals, including the moose!

After the city tour, you have the rest of the day in Anchorage to enjoy the town! Consider an optional excursion south into the town of Girdwood.

Return to your hotel after the day’s activities for an overnight stay in Anchorage.

Day 8: Anchorage to Seward

After breakfast, drive to Seward. The day is yours to enjoy Seward! Highlights today include the scenic route along the All American Road, the Seward Highway and a complete tour through the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This center is a rescue and rehabilitation center for Alaskan animals like bears, moose, wood bison once thought to be extinct, caribou, a family of elk and more!

Consider taking a walk to Exit Glacier to learn about the area and the glaciers that shaped the landscape. You could also visit the Alaska SeaLife Center, which rescues animals from the wilds of Alaskan waters and rehabilitates them. At dinner, meet a local Alaskan who will explain Seward’s history, the seafood industry and the importance of fisheries in Alaska!

Spend the night in Seward.

Day 9: Excursion to Kenai Fjords National Park

This morning, take a full day
cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park. This full day
private cruise will focus on glaciers, natural history and wildlife. The Kenai Fjords National Park is a photographer’s paradise. You will get to see Sea Lions, Porpoises and Sea Otters. You can stop for lunch in front of a calving glacier, and witness mammoth pieces of ice thunder into the sea. Whale sightings are common on these full-day cruises. In the summer, you will encounter Humpbacks, Minke, and
Fin whales that have traveled thousands of miles to feed
in the rich waters of the Fjords. Orcas, also known as ‘killer
whales’ can be spotted in these waters throughout the year.

This evening enjoy the Alaska Railroad from Seward to Anchorage. Keep an eye out for Moose, Bears, and Eagles along this scenic route! As you near the Turnagain Arm, look for Beluga whales. Upon arrival into Anchorage, you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation at a boutique style hotel.

Day 10: Depart Anchorage

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take the flight back home.

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