Alaskan Denali

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Dates
  • TrekAmerica

Here's one for all you wild things! From shimmering glaciers and North America's highest peak, to pristine wilderness and abundant wildlife-filled valleys, the 49th state has it all. Hike off the beaten path, climb glaciers, canoe or raft in glacier-fed rivers, or fly to the base of ‘the Great One’. Experience our last true frontier and go ‘North to Alaska’. If you want the wow factor, Alaska has bags of it!  

Highlights
  • Two nights of wilderness camping in Wrangell-St Elias National Park
  • Explore Denali National Park by scenic bus & on foot
  • Dog sledding demonstration in Denali National Park
  • Visit spectacular Alaskan glaciers
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities - spot bear, caribou, moose, porpoises & sea otters
  • Scenic walks & hikes including the Harding Icefield Trail
  • Admission to incredible national parks - Kenai Fjords, Denali & Wrangell-St Elias
Extras

We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Book Extra Nights in Anchorage

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team. ANCHORAGE - INLET TOWER HOTEL & SUITES1020 W 12th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501Conveniently located at 12th Ave and L Street, The Inlet Tower Hotel and Suites is your doorway to Downtown Anchorage. This hotel offers& large rooms including Wi-Fi and refrigerator plus a gym, Pubhouse Gastopub and free shuttle service within 5 miles. Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex) From £103 | US$118 | Eur108 | AU$153 | NZ$160 Price per person per nightFull room (Your own single or double room) From £179 | US$236 | Eur215 | AU$305 | NZ$320 Price per room per night AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATIONThe hotel offers a free 24 hour shuttle service. Contact the hotel upon arrival using the hotel shuttle phones in the baggage claim area, or call the hotel directly on 907-276-0110. A tip of US$2 per person is recommended. If you prefer to take a taxicab, they leave from the designated taxi area near baggage claim. The fare should be approximately US$15-17 including tip.

Book Flights (UK only)

Our specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. Why Book Your Flights with Trek?Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per personDate changes free of charge (subject to terms)We are ATOL protected and IATA licensedPersonal service - you're more than just a numberCall us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers orRequest a flight quote

Travel Insurance

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ? See our insurance page for more information.

Optional Activities During Your Tour

There are loads of exciting optional activities available for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above. Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items! As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

Bear Viewing Extension - Redoubt Bay

Redoubt Bay Lodge TourView Alaska black and brown bears in their natural habitat on a guided bear watching trip at Redoubt Bay Lodge, a small rustic lodge situated in a 171,000-acre critical habitat area.Redoubt Bay Lodge is a 50-minute float plane flight southwest of Anchorage near the dramatic entrance of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and is home to one of the most concentrated and view-able bear populations in the state of Alaska. After landing our float plane in front of the lodge, your bear watching adventure begins. You will take a covered pontoon boat with our experienced naturalist guides through the chain of Big River Lakes that are host to sockeye and Coho salmon runs and a popular feeding site for resident bear (and fishermen as well!)This bear viewing experience is an easy half day trip from Anchorage with morning or afternoon departures of approximately 6.5 hours. INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTSWild Alaska brown and black bear watching from a covered pontoon boat50-minute scenic return flight-seeing with a guaranteed window seatRedoubt Bay field guide with bear, flora and fauna factsHomemade lunch in the rustic Redoubt Bay lodgeCountless photo opportunitiesShuttle service from and to Anchorage airport from your hotel TOUR FACTSDeparts daily Jun 6th to Aug 15thSchedule: Morning trip: 8:00am - 2:30pm | Afternoon trip: 12:30pm - 7:00pmTour length: 6.5 hours total. Flight time is 50 minutes each wayMeals included: Lunch of soup and sandwich with cookies and beveragesBoats: Pontoons with half of the boat covered. Each boat carries 6-10 peopleWhat to bring: Be prepared to spend the day outside, we would recommend lots of layers. You should have good walking shoes or light hiking boots, sunglasses, film/batteries, long pants, T-shirt, sweatshirt, light coat, rain gear, and mosquito repellent. PRICE PER PERSON:£575 | US$892| €731 | AU$1179 | NZ$1265Please contact us to book.

Bear Viewing Extension - Lake Clark

Lake Clark TourSituated at the headwaters of Bristol Bay, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is an epitome of the Alaska wilderness landscape. At four million acres, the Park encompasses volcanoes, mountains, glaciers, rivers, waterfalls and diverse Alaska wildlife.Take a scenic flight to Redoubt Mountain Lodge, Lake Clark National Park for an Alaska brown bear viewing excursion from a covered boat with knowledgeable guides. Depart from Lake Hood Sea Plane Harbor in Anchorage and fly southwest over Cook Inlet and the tundra-covered hills of the western Alaska interior. Watch for the Chigmit Mountains, where Alaska and Aleutian Ranges meet, and two active volcanoes – Mount Redoubt and Mount Iliamna – before landing in Crescent Lake, Lake Clark National Park. Your bear viewing guides will escort you by boat to lakeside areas where bears are frequently spotted feeding on spawning wild Alaska.This bear viewing trip is a full day experience not to be missed. INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTSThrilling 70 minute flightseeing tour to Lake Clark National Park by float planeUp close bear viewing from a covered pontoon boat - watch bears feed on spawning salmonViews of Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna volcanoesHomemade lunch in rustic, cozy day lodgeSummertime courtesy shuttle from the Anchorage airport and many Anchorage hotels TOUR FACTSDeparts daily Jul 15th to Sep 15thSchedule: Morning trip: 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM Tour length: 6.5 hours total. Flight time is 50 minutes each wayMeals included: Lunch of soup and sandwich with cookies and beveragesBoats: Pontoons with half of the boat covered. Each boat carries 6-10 peopleWhat to bring: Dress comfortably and in layers; Alaska weather can change dramatically. A sunny and warm day in Anchorage can turn windy, rainy, and cool in the National Park. Please bring prescription medications. PRICE PER PERSON:£710 | US$1101 | €902 | AU$1456 | NZ$1562Please contact us to book.

Food And Meals
  • We operate a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$15 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping
Accommodation Types
  • Camping
Destinations
  • Denali
  • Moose
  • Wrangell
  • North America
  • Alaska Range
  • Alaska
  • Anchorage
  • Homer
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Seward
  • Denali National Park
  • Tangle Lakes
  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  • USA
Tour Types
  • Adventure
  • Active
  • Small Group
  • Wildlife
  • Youth
  • Singles
  • Scenic
  • Camping
  • Polar
  • Original
  • Mountains
  • National Parks

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Day: 1

Kick-start your Alaskan adventure in the quaint and quirky town of Homer, at the head of Kachemak Bay on the Kenai Peninsula. Surrounded by wilderness and ocean, Homer is known as ‘the cosmic hamlet by the sea' and is a picturesque town with a bustling harbour and dramatic surrounding scenery. This evening, how about a bonfire on the beach and s'mores with your newly formed group of tentmates?

  • Anchorage
  • Homer

Day: 2-3

The coastal town of Seward awaits your arrival and if it's stunning mountain scenery you're after, then you're in the right place! With picturesque views of the bay, and a superb location close to Kenai Fjords National Park, Seward offers both land-based and marine wildlife as well as a wonderful selection of tours, cruises and activities. Seward is home to the Harding Icefield, one of the largest in the USA. For a truly epic day, hike the Harding Icefield Trail, or get out on the water on a cruise to Kenai Fjords where you can spot Orcas, porpoises and sea otters, and hear glaciers calve huge chunks of ice into the sea with an ear-splitting crack!

  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Seward

Day: 4-5

Head north and stop at Talkeetna for the chance to try some reindeer sausage, a local delicacy, before arriving at awe-inspiring Denali National Park with its endless views and hiking opportunities. Your included scenic bus pass will help you explore, but the Denali rangers encourage visitors to get off the beaten track, and you'll soon feel like a real explorer as you head out into this vast wilderness. Daylight is well and truly on your side in Alaska as summer puts in so many overtime hours this far north, giving you more time to explore this wild wonderland. Try and spot the Alaskan ‘Big Five’: caribou, wolves, Dall Sheep, moose and Grizzly Bear, as you hike in the shadows of Mount Denali, which is usually translated as 'The Great One'. It's North America's highest mountain, standing at an incredible 6,190m (20,320 ft)! If budget allows, opt for a once in a lifetime scenic flight over Mount Denali, the views are simply breathtaking.

  • Denali National Park

Day: 6

Drive along the Denali Highway to the Maclaren Lodge in the Alaskan Range, a beautiful spot by the river to watch the setting sun. Rent a canoe and enjoy your peaceful surroundings, with snow-capped mountains as your backdrop.

  • Alaska Range

Day: 7-8

The scenery just keeps on getting better and better as you take the scenic road along the Alaska Mountain Range towards America's largest national park - Wrangell-St Elias. It's home to many of America's highest peaks and largest glaciers - including a glacier that's bigger than the state of Rhode Island. The next couple of days are going to be pretty epic. Untended trails, unpaved roads and unending views are exactly what you signed up for! Wilderness camping amongst this scenery is a real highlight. As the Wrangell Mountains cast their lengthy shadow, ready yourself for some top-notch glacier action. How about a spot of ice climbing on Root Glacier? If you'd rather keep your feet on the ground, opt for a visit to the Kennecott Copper Mine.

  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Day: 9

Finally, with memory cards full of awesome images, you're back from the wilderness and it's time to return to civilisation. Anchorage is a city that has it all, with heaps of local walking trails, shops aplenty and a great bar and restaurant scene. We suggest staying a few extra nights after the tour to explore.This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  • Anchorage
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
10-Jul-2020 for 8 Nights Visit Website
01-Aug-2020 for 8 Nights Visit Website

Touring with TrekAmerica

TrekAmerica was founded 45 years ago, on a simple concept; get together a group of free-wheeling, independent types, pack up a van with tents, camping gear and a trek leader and follow the road, hitting all the key places along the way. Today, not much has changed, and as the longest running North American, small group tour company, they are proud to say no-one knows the area like them. With ‘Tours for Non-Tourists’, they love bringing together small groups of young, international travellers to experience the best of USA, Canada, Alaska and South America; showing them America's big highlights from bustling cities to jaw-dropping National Parks, and incredible places so hidden only locals like them know about them.

TrekAmerica tours are designed specifically for young, international travellers aged 18-38, so you're guaranteed to be travelling with people of a similar age, all with a sense of fun, adventure and a keen desire to explore. Whether you're travelling alone or with friends, you'll soon be surrounded by like-minded people who will quickly become your new best trek mates. The tour leaders are home-grown, knowledgeable and fun loving folks with a passion for showing you the real Americas. Only the most enthusiastic and committed people are chosen to become tour leaders; they are trained extensively as TrekAmerica believe that the most important ingredient for the success of a tour is a great leader.

With year round departures and over 50 unique itineraries from 3 days to 3 months in length, TrekAmerica offer a wide range of tours and departures and whatever you choose they guarantee you the experience of a lifetime! Each trip offers fantastic value for money; they include all accommodation and transport, your own experienced tour leader, all national park fees and selected meals on some tours. Plus there are no single supplements for those travelling alone. They also include exciting activities along the way so you get serious ‘bang for your buck’. You have a choice of accommodation on each tour; you can opt for full on communing with nature with the camping option, or go the hostel route of group accommodation with the Budget Lodging option, or if you need your creature comforts, the Plus option is for you.

Whichever tour you choose, fun, freedom and flexibility are key to TrekAmerica’s style of travel and with interests as individual as their travellers, you're able to hang out with the group when you want or do your own thing. In addition to the many included highlights and activities, there are also lots of optional activities for you to choose from during your trip. They keep these optional so you have the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't, according to taste and budget.

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Meals:We operate a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$15 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping
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