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TrekAmerica Alaskan Wonder

Trip Operator: TrekAmerica
Trip Price: from £1459
Trip Type: Small Group Adventure
Trip Style: Adventure/Outdoors
Accommodation: Camping
Departs From: Anchorage
Returns to: Anchorage
Tour duration: 14 days

This is a land of majestic mountain spires, crystal-clear lakes, glimmering ice-blue glaciers: a place with abundant wildlife, rushing rivers and unspoilt beauty. The land of the midnight sun. This is a great land ... this is Alaska.

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local conditions and passenger requests vary, no two trips will ever be the same. With the guidance of your Trek Leader you may modify certain nightstops and highlights to give a truly unique experience!

Local Payments - Food Kitty: US$10 per day

Day: 1-2 Anchorage & Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Leaving Anchorage we test the challenging McCarthy Road heading north past the massive Mantanuska Glacier. This humongous expanse claims Alaska's wild crown hands down. Untended trails, unpaved roads and unending views for the next 2 days are exactly what you signed up for! As the Wrangell Mountains cast their lengthy shadow, ready yourself for some top-notch glacier action. How about a guided hike on the Kennicott Glacier, or for a more vertical challenge, clipping on the crampons for ice climbing on Root Glacier.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 3 Tangle Lakes
Great name and great place to chill out after the challenging, yet scenic drive, along the Alaska Mountain Range, crossing the famous 800-mile-long Alaskan Pipeline. Lake-splattered green plains stretch to distant mountains, and some wilderness canoeing should up your pulse rate.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 4-6 Denali National Park
You'll be glad summer puts in so many overtime hours of daylight this far north. It's time to get stuck into the vast expanse of Denali National Park. Travel the lone road in this awe-inspiring national park for two full days to endless views and hiking opportunities. Snap a few shots of moose, caribou, fox and of course grizzly bear on our scenic bus ride and hike in the shadows of Mt. McKinley. Standing at over 20,320 feet, North America's highest mountain dominates every view on a blue sky day.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 7 Anchorage
Okay, so once you've done the wilderness at ground level, set your sights a tad higher. Choose to soar over snow-capped peaks and see glacier-forged patterns from on high, the optional scenic flight will blow you away. Tonight in Anchorage we sample the sights and nightlife in this state's largest city but the six surrounding mountain ranges soon have you yearning for the big open country again.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 8-10 Seward
Heading south from Anchorage, follow the Cook Inlet to Resurrection Bay. From our base in Seward, hop on a boat and explore Kenai Fjords National Park. Killer whales, porpoises and sea otters often frolic within this white and electric blue scene, where glaciers calve huge hunks of ice into the sea with an ear-splitting crack. Dry land provides a pick for hikers: the leisurely trip to Exit Glacier or the tougher trek on Harding Icefields will be sure to impress!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 11-12 Homer Luxury Wilderness Camp
Found at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula and made famous as 'The End of the Road' in Tom Bodett's tales plus its access to bear and whales. Homer is at the end of the Sterling Highway surrounded by wilderness and ocean. It is a picturesque town with a bustling harbour and dramatic scenery and has been called "the cosmic hamlet by the sea". Homer is the perfect place for you to taste some of the local activities to make the most of your time including Hailbut sea fishing and kayaking which rate among the top things to do in this area.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 13 Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
Crossing to the other side of the peninsula, the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge awaits. One word: wow! If you opt for the canoe view, the pine-enclosed lakes often deliver the sight of eagles surveying all from treetop perches or moose grazing by the shore. For more adventure raft the whitewater of Alaska!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 14 Anchorage
With pockets full of postcards and memories we're back from the wilderness. Hit the malls, live music spots or funky Alaskan themed pubs to round off your trip in style.

Tours ends at approx 17:00 hours in Anchorage on day 14.

02 Jun 13 - 15 Jun 13
16 Jun 13 - 29 Jun 13
23 Jun 13 - 06 Jul 13
30 Jun 13 - 13 Jul 13
14 Jul 13 - 27 Jul 13
28 Jul 13 - 10 Aug 13
04 Aug 13 - 17 Aug 13
11 Aug 13 - 24 Aug 13
25 Aug 13 - 07 Sep 13

01 Jun 14 - 14 Jun 14
15 Jun 14 - 28 Jun 14
22 Jun 14 - 05 Jul 14
29 Jun 14 - 12 Jul 14
13 Jul 14 - 26 Jul 14
27 Jul 14 - 09 Aug 14
03 Aug 14 - 16 Aug 14
10 Aug 14 - 23 Aug 14
24 Aug 14 - 06 Sep 14

Tour Inclusions:
> Wildlife viewing cruise with ranger guide

> Dog sled demonstration
> Visit Alaskan glaciers
> Scenic walks and hikes
> National parks - Wrangell-St. Elias, Denali, Kenai Fjords and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge
> Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
> All transportation by private adventure vehicle
> 1 hostel night and 12 nights camping & equipment (except sleeping bag)
Tour Exclusions:
> Canoeing US$25-US$75
> Scenic Denali Flight US$225-$650
> Ice Climbing US$90-$250
> Great National Park hikes US$FREE
> Alyeska Mountain aerial tramway US$10-$20
> Kenai Fjords scenic cruise US$165-$200
> Halibut Fishing US$150
> Salmon Bake US$30
> Alaska Sea Life Center US$20
> Sea Kayaking US$80-$350
> Mountain biking US$45-$95
> Float Plane Trip US$175-$300
> Guided Glacier Walk US$35-$175
> Wilderness canoeing US$25-$75
> Kennecott copper mill tour US$25
> Whitewater Rafting (in season) US$100-$200

What to Bring:
Sleeping Bag

What NOT to Bring
Tent and camping equipment

Terms & Conditions
See website for full details

Phone: 44 (0) 208 682 8920
TrekAmerica Travel Ltd
16/17 Grange Mills
Weir Road, London SW12 0NE
United Kingdom
Email: info@trekamerica.co.uk
Web: http://www.trekamerica.com

TrekAmerica's distinctive style of travel offers something different to your ordinary guided tour or package holiday. Now in our fourth decade of discovery, we have the knowledge and experience to share with you the old favourites and a few of our secret spots you won't find on a map.

But even after almost 40 years, the mystery of the open road beckons as strong as ever. Staying true to our mantra of "fun, freedom & flexibility", you never know what you'll find around the corner. Inviting the unknown, welcoming the unexpected and creating the unimaginable is what TrekAmerica is all about.

Booking & More Info

Phone: 44 (0) 208 682 8920
Email: info@trekamerica.co.uk
Web: http://www.trekamerica.com/tours/aw.html

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Tour Highlights

  • Hike the stunning Alaskan glaciers
  • Stay at a luxurious wilderness camp
  • Watch a dog sled demonstration

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