Alaska and Denali Camping: Wilderness & Wildlife

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • G Adventures

Lace up your hiking boots, charge up those camera batteries, and stoke your adventurous spirit. This nine-day Alaskan tour is made for active nature lovers that know the best way to experience a destination is getting intimate with the land. Go kayaking in the coastal town of Valdez, camp under the stars in the remote Alaskan wilderness, and hike among wildlife and incredible scenery in Denali National Park. Do it all with a small group of worldly wanderers that share your desire to venture off the beaten path.

Highlights
  • Be charmed by the coastal town of Valdez
  • Explore national parks like Denali and Wrangell-St Elias
  • Venture into Alaska's remote wilderness
  • Drive along the scenic Copper River Valley
Accommodation
Hotel (1 nt), participation camping (7 nts).
Meals Included
8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport
Private vehicle, national park shuttle bus, hiking.
Destinations
  • USA
  • North America
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • 18-to-Thirtysomethings
  • Camping
  • 2 - Light
  • New Trips
  • Small Group
Day 1: Anchorage

Arrive at any time.

Day 2: Anchorage/Valdez

Travel to Valdez, a quintessential Alaskan coastal town surrounded by impressive mountains, and a great place to explore.

Today is a long travel day, but there will be a number of stops along the Matanuska valley to stretch your legs and take in scenery like the epic Manatuska glacier, Worthington Glacier and Thompson Pass.

Day 3: Valdez

Enjoy a full day to discover everything that Valdez has to offer. Opt to go kayaking or hiking.

Valdez is a quintessential Alaskan coastal town surrounded by impressive mountains, and a great place to explore. Opt to hike Thompson's pass, kayak beside one of the world's largest tidal glaciers or catch a glimpse of salmon spawning (in season). The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque.

Day 4: Valdez/McCarthy

Travel into Wrangell-St Elias National Park, staying in the small historic town of McCarthy. Surrounded by more mountains and glaciers than anywhere else in Alaska, every direction has a spectacular view.

Day 5: McCarthy

Enjoy a full day to explore Wrangell-St Elias National Park. Opt to take a scenic flight, go for a glacier walk or try ice climbing. Or choose to explore the ghost town of Kennecott, hike the Bonanza Mine Trail or the Root Glacier Trail.

This national park is the largest in the US, roughly 25% larger than Switzerland, and is the convergence of three mountain ranges.

Day 6: McCarthy/Tangle Lakes

Drive through Copper River Valley en route to Tangle Lakes, checking out the fishwheels (used for salmon) along the way. Camp under the big sky in the remote Alaskan wilderness.

Day 7: Tangle Lakes/Denali National Park and Preserve

Journey to Denali National Park and look for a clear view of Denali en route, the highest mountain in North America, formerly called Mt McKinley. Camp just outside the park for a perfect jumping off point to explore Denali.

Enjoy a scenic drive along the Denali Highway, stopping for photos along the way. In the afternoon, reach Denali National Park, known for its diversity of wildlife and the highest mountain in North America, Denali, formerly called Mt McKinley. Bask in the awesomeness of this vast wilderness.

Day 8: Denali National Park and Preserve

Enjoy a full-day excursion into Denali NP to Eielson Visitor Center to take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Opt to get closer to nature with hikes, rafting or a scenic flight.

Enjoy plenty of time to explore and hike Denali NP. Discover the dynamic glaciated landscape providing large rivers, countless lakes and ponds, and unique landforms which form the foundation of the ecosystems that thrive in Denali with some hikes in the area. Enjoy picnic lunches and revel in the awesomeness of the park. For those that do not want to hike, options include rafting on the Nenana River, a visit to the dog-sled kennels run by the park rangers or opt to take a scenic flight over Denali.

Day 9: Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage

Travel back to Anchorage. Trip ends on arrival to Anchorage.

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group, Anchorage
  • Entrance fees to all national and state parks with hiking and walking excursions
  • Full-day excursion to Eielson Visitor Center in Denali NP
  • Free time in Valdez and Wrangell-St Elias NP
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Dates Price Single Availability
12-Jun-2020 for 8 Nights Visit Website
26-Jun-2020 for 8 Nights Visit Website
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24-Jul-2020 for 8 Nights Visit Website
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Accommodation:Hotel (1 nt), participation camping (7 nts).
Meals:8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
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