Alaska: Wild Frontiers

Duration: 8 days

Highlights: • Portage River Float
• Chinitna Bay Bear Viewing Tour
• Denali Flight with Glacier Landing
• Talkeetna Fishing Adventure
• Denali Kayak Tour
• Alaska Dogsledding Experience

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Kenai Peninsula

Arrive in Anchorage, where you are met and transferred to your hotel in Girdwood. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore your beautiful resort or ride the Alyeska Aerial Tram up to the observation deck for breathtaking views.

Located in a lush valley in the Chugach Mountains, the chateau-style Hotel Alyeska is the luxury accommodation at the center of Alyeska Resort. Only an hour from Anchorage but a world away from the city, the resort is surrounded by towering peaks, hanging glaciers Alaskan wilderness. Onsite amenities include restaurants, shops, a saltwater pool, hot tub and The Spa at Alyeska.

Overnight: Alyeska Resort

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Day 2 - Kenai Peninsula

This morning, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates injured or orphaned animals and returns them to the wild. During your visit, keep your camera and binoculars at the ready as you may sight bears, moose, bison, elk and an array of birds. Then, relax on a shared float trip along the Portage River, where you may have the opportunity to view hanging glaciers and a variety of wildlife.

Overnight: Alyeska Resort

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Day 3 - Kenai Peninsula

Cruise the Kenai Fjords National Park on a shared vessel, and watch for calving glaciers. You may see humpback whales, orcas, puffins and sea lions at close range, and glimpse bald eagles overhead. Ride the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train, which features an open-air platform and a glass-covered observation deck for sensational views of the countryside.

Overnight: Alyeska Resort

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Day 4 - Kenai Peninsula-Talkeetna

Fly by shared bush plane to Chinitna Bay, where you can watch for bears that may come out to feed on the river’s banks. Later, explore the quaint downtown of Talkeetna and continue to your accommodations in a rustic-modern lodge that overlooks Denali (formerly Mount McKinley) and Denali National Park.

Perched above the town of Talkeetna, Alaska, the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge presents sweeping views of the area and Denali, the highest peak in North America. The lodge is decorated with Native American art and rustic touches such as a giant, river rock fireplace.

Overnight: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Day 5 - Talkeetna

Visit Kahiltna Birchworks with your local guide to see how birch sap comes out of trees; learn how it’s made into syrup; and then enjoy a tasting of birch candy, ice cream and mustard. Later, head out to fish the Susitna River, its waters teeming with salmon and trout, amid the beautiful surrounding landscapes.

Overnight: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Day 6 - Talkeetna

Continue to explore the Denali area with a shared kayak trip on the placid waters of Byers Lake. Watch for resident trumpeter swans, loons and beavers as you paddle over pools of spawning salmon and look for the bears and eagles that feed on them. Capture breathtaking pictures of the Denali and the Alaska mountain ranges. Hike on a well-maintained forest trail as your guide introduces Alaska’s plant and animal life along the way.

Overnight: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Day 7 - Talkeetna-Anchorage

Climb aboard a nimble, shared aircraft for a thrilling flight over the peaks and glaciers of Denali National Park, as your pilot, via two-way headset, explains the highlights you see. Land on a glacier’s surface (weather permitting), and disembark to experience snow-veiled peaks stretching in every direction. Depart for Anchorage, stopping en route for a private tour of the kennels of Iditarod champion Dallas Seavey. The annual long-distance sled dog race is run every March between Anchorage and Nome, with mushers and their teams of 16 dogs often facing blizzards, gale-force winds and sub-zero temperatures along the way.

The Hotel Captain Cook, inducted into the Historic Hotels of America, provides fine lodging in the heart of Anchorage. Upper floors have expansive views of the Cook Inlet and Chugach Mountains. The Captain Cook is the perfect base for your Anchorage experience, offering the best cultural, retail and natural highlights just steps from your door. Featuring four restaurants, twelve shops and top-notch guest services, the Captain Cook has something for everyone.

Overnight: Hotel Captain Cook

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Day 8 - Departure

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

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