Alaskan Adventure (8420) - 2014

8 days from Fairbanks to Anchorage

Alaskan Adventure
Dall sheep are native to Denali National Park, Alaska
Dall sheep are native to Denali National Park, Alaska
Enjoy the scenic beauty Denali National Park has to offer
Iditarod Sled Dogs
Looking down the grand Chena River in Fairbanks, Alaska
Enjoy a wilderness expedition in search of grizzly bear in Denali National Park
The Kenai Fjords in Alaska
A view of Mount McKinley from Denali National Park
Brown bear in Denali National Park, Alaska
Denali National Park, Alaska

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be available. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Glacier and Wildlife Flightseeing Explore Knik Glacier and Wildlife Tour- Take off over the expansive Knik Glacier rimmed with spectacular hanging glaciers. Sense the motion of the ice and see how it has shaped the land, then fly over the winding Knick Glacier Gorge. Spot mountain goats and moose. Add a landing at a lakeside inn for refreshments. Cost: $283 per person for 1 1/2 hours; or $386 per person for 2 1/2 hours with Lakeside Stop.

Approximate value: $283 USD per person

Redoubt Bay Bear Viewing Tour This guided tour will fly 70 miles southwest of Anchorage to the entrance of Lake Clark Wilderness Preserve, home of Redoubt Bay Lodge and incredible bear viewing. An experienced natural history guide will take you by boat through bear country, watch for them as they fish for salmon, and don't forget to look for other wildlife along the way. Relax and enjoy a homemade lunch on the lake or in a cozy lodge before you return to Anchorage in the afternoon. NOTE: This excursion is only available on Pre and Post nights.

Approximate value: $615 USD per person

Arctic Circle Air Adventure Travel north out of Fairbanks by fixed-wing plane over the Arctic Circle. View the remarkable Trans-Alaska Pipeline, remnants of gold mining, the expansive Yukon River Valley, and the magnificent Brooks Mountain Range. Guests will land in a wilderness community and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. (Mid-day departure)

Approximate value: $444 USD per person

Fairbanks Salmon Bake Enjoy an all-you-can-eat Alaskan style meal as you dine on salmon, cod, or ribs with accompaniments. Afterwards, stroll through the neighboring Pioneer Park, an Alaskana theme park featuring historical buildings, transportation venues and shops.

Approximate value: $33 USD per person

Black Diamond Golf Golf packages include green fees, club rentals, course balls & tees, personalized certificate, logo ball, and transfer. Includes Power Cart or Pull Cart.

Approximate value: $70 USD per person

Denali Park Dinner Theater Go back in time and join a group of unforgettable characters as they treat you to hilarious stories of living in Denali National Park featuring foot-stomping, knee-slapping music. The all-you-can-eat, family style meal will let you feast on Alaska salmon, BBQ ribs, potatoes, corn on the cob, baked beans, salad, sourdough rolls and tasty dessert.

Approximate value: $63 USD per person

Fixed Wing In Denali Enjoy a 60-70 minute fixed wing flightseeing journey following the Alaska Range out to about one mile from Mt. McKinley (weather dependent). This is the flightseeing trip to do if you want to see North America's highest peak.

Approximate value: $375 USD per person

Fly Fish Denali Personalized and fully outfitted fly fishing excursions. Fish for Artic Grayling and Rainbow Trout in Denali.

Approximate value: $175 USD per person

Husky Homestead Step back from the crowds and join an intimate group for a personal tour of the homestead kennel of two-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King. Meet champion sled dogs, visit with puppies and see summer training in action. One and a half-hour narrated kennel tour.

Approximate value: $59 USD per person

Mt. Mckinley By Helicopter Enjoy a helicopter thrill as you soar high above the land and view wildlife, alpine glaciers, the Alaska Range and Mt. McKinley from afar (weather dependent). This tour is highly recommendable for our "once in a lifetime" adventurers. $344 per person- 50 minutes Denali Excursion, $444 per person- Denali Glacier Landing Expedition $479 per person- Heli-Hiking Adventure

Approximate value: $344 USD per person

Rafting The Nenana River Each trip is approximately three hours with a total of two hours on the water. The scenic Wilderness Run is perfect for the family and travels 13 miles through the Alaska wilderness. Perfect for the beginning rafter! The Canyon Run is an exciting whitewater adventure with Class III and IV rapids. This is one ride where you might get wet!

Approximate value: $90 USD per person

Tundra Wilderness Tour Go deep into Denali National Park and search for moose, bear, wolves, caribou and Dall sheep amongst a spectacular backdrop of valleys and mountains. This 6-8 hour tour is led by experienced driver guides, who provide narrative on the many critters that call Denali home. With tales of Mt. McKinley and breathtaking photographic opportunities, this is one tour to be sure and reserve early! Price includes a snack box meal and beverage.

Approximate value: $159 USD per person

Resurrection Bay Wildlife Tour with Lunch at Fox Island Experience Kenai Fjords National Park! Learn about the rich history of Resurrection Bay while viewing the jagged cliffs, seabirds, marine wildlife and alpine glaciers, including the magnificent Bear Glacier. The Resurrection Bay Wildlife Tour includes an exclusive visit to Fox Island for an all you can eat wild Alaskan salmon and prime rib.

Approximate value: $110 USD per person

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