Welcome to the ULTIMATE outdoorsy destination – Alaska. Home of the largest mountain in North America, permafrost, salmon, tundra, craft breweries and the longest summer days you’ll ever experience, this Alaskan adventure will blow your mind. Make sure you pack both your winter and summer clothes. It might be summer on this trip but you’ll experience a range of temperatures – and once we head into the wild, it’s bound to get chilly. Ready to go? Hell yeah!
Nature lovers, unite! Arrive in Anchorage and meet the crew before we roll north to Talkeetna, towards Mt Denali. Bonus: there’s an optional scenic flight to get involved in when we get there.
Today’s destination = Denali! One of America’s 58 national parks, this place is about to cement itself in your mind forever. Think: six million acres of wilderness ready to be explored, and you’ve scored a AAA pass (you can thank us later). For the adrenaline junkies among the group, there’s the option to do some whitewater rafting - but hold on tight! Manoeuvre the raft across the rapids carefully, or prepare for a glacial water bath.
We’re heading out on a wildlife drive today - so keep an eye out for grizzly bears, moose and dall sheep. If you’re feeling adventurous (that’ll be a yes), you might also want to get involved in some optional ziplining.
Wave goodbye to Denali – today we’re heading to lake country. Tangle Lakes, as its name suggests, is a wilderness of winding lakes and streams (26 km of them, in fact). More optional ziplining? Coming right up...
From one national park to another, today we’re leaving the lakes and heading east towards the Canada border and Wrangell St Elias National Park. This place is home to three major mountain ranges (the Wrangell Mountains, the Chugach Mountains and the St Elias Mountains), so you could say you’re in for a treat. A scenic drive through McCarthy is included today, so make sure your camera batteries are charged.
Majestic AF = words we’d use to describe your free day today. Put on your hiking boots and explore the national park yourself or choose between glacier climbing or ice trekking (no biggie). Wait, is this real life?
We’re off to Prince William Sound, but first we’ll be stopping off at the Richardson Highway to see the Worthington Glacier and Thompson Pass (officially the snowiest place in Alaska during winter). After all that sightseeing, you’ve earned tonight’s included dinner.
Prince William Sound is surrounded by Chugach National Forest and mountains that touch the sky - and you might even spot some belly-flopping humpback whales in the distance. Remember, it’s your last full day in the wild, so live it up with an optional glacier and wildlife cruise or some optional sea kayaking.
Say goodbye to the mountains, the glaciers and the forests - today we’re heading back to the big smoke for some souvenir shopping and beer drinking before parting ways with the crew.
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