NATURE'S BEST: ALASKA - 2017
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From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the "Great Land" of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating Alaska tour. You’ll visit Denali National Park, where North America’s highest peak—Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley)—dominates the park’s six million acres. In Denali National Park, enjoy an exclusive presentation on the park from a local Naturalist—a special experience offered by Globus—and enjoy a wilderness expedition in search of grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more.
You’ll have an opportunity to ride the thrilling, world-famous Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service for a journey through untamed wilderness to Talkeetna, where you’ll overnight at the Talkeetna Lodge. With amazing views of Denali, it’s another special adventure offered by Globus! More spectacular scenery awaits you on one of the world’s most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of Turnagain Arm, with its dramatic shorelines and majestic mountains, to Seward, a scenic town with Mount Marathon rising steeply behind the town. You’ll also cruise aboard a sternwheeler riverboat in Fairbanks and visit Happy Trails Kennels near Willow, the official start of the famous Iditarod Race. Here, you’ll learn about the Iditarod and meet the sled dogs—another fun experience offered by Globus.
You’ve seen photos of glaciers calving into the sea, but nothing compares to being there in person. During your cruise on Kenai Fjords National Park, watch the glaciers crash into the sea and hear the thunderous roar. It’s a spectacular sight! Along the way, watch for wildlife, including sea otters, seals, birds, and more.
An exclusive presentation on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist
Overnight at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Enjoy a traditional Alaskan treat
A special storyteller presentation at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre
Cruise aboard sternwheeler riverboat Discovery.
- DENALI NATIONAL PARK
Dinner and exclusive presentation at the Murie Science & Learning Centre by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness expedition.
Journey aboard Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service.
Enjoy a local Alaskan treat.
- BIG LAKE
Visit Happy Trails Kennels.
Farewell dinner at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre with a special storyteller presentation.
- KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK
Cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park.
- FREE WI-FI
Available in most hotels.
- INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
Breakfast (B) daily, 3 lunches (L) including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 2 three-course dinners (D) including a farewell dinner in Anchorage.
Day by Day
ARRIVE IN FAIRBANKS.
Welcome to Fairbanks, the state's second-largest city. Meet your Tour Director this evening between 4 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.
FAIRBANKS-DENALI NATIONAL PARK.
This morning, board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at the Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. You will also have the chance to meet Iditarod mushers and their famed dog teams to learn about breeding, training, and the big race! We then continue to DENALI NATIONAL PARK, home to North America's highest peak. 6,194-metre (20,320-foot) Denali, (formerly known as Mount McKinley) majestically dominates the park's 6 million acres. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Centre, followed by an exclusive PRESENTATION on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist. (B,D)
DENALI NATIONAL PARK.
Morning at leisure. Optional activities include a float trip down the Nenana River and a helicopter ride over the park. Then, dress comfortably for a WILDERNESS EXPEDITION into Denali National Park to seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife. (B,L)
DENALI NATIONAL PARK-ALASKA RAILROAD-TALKEETNA.
Continue your exploration of Denali National Park and then board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a journey through untamed wilderness. Today's ride ends in the unique town of Talkeetna, a model for the TV show Northern Exposure. (B)
SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, where you can enjoy hiking, flightseeing, jet boating, or just relaxing on the deck with amazing views of Denali.
This morning, enjoy a traditional Alaskan TREAT at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Then, head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS, home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his dogs. See a demonstration on mushing, complete with a mock Iditarod checkpoint, and get a chance to play with the sled dogs! Upon arrival in Anchorage, visit the ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTRE, where you'll be treated to a tour to learn more about Alaska's indigenous people. Afterward, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner. Over dessert, enjoy a special storytelling presentation. (B,L,D)
ANCHORAGE. CRUISE IN KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK.
Witness one of the world's most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of lovely Turnagain Arm. Upon arrival in Seward, board your vessel for a cruise of KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK and the opportunity to see glaciers calving into the sea, orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, and more! (B,L)
The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)
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