4 Day Land Tour of Whittier, Anchorage and Denali
This is a hosted Adventure and these the are optional group excursions we are featuring. Enjoy these activities with your travel companions.
You will choose between these two exursions:
- 26 Glacier Cruise - This will take you to the Anchorage airport for your return home aftewards
- Transfer Whittier to Anchorage airport via Alaska Railroad
- Post Cuise Package - 4 day Land Tour option
$1800 per person, based on double hotel occupancy.
(estimated cost, not including airfare) NONREFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $450 PER PERSON, FINAL PAYMENT BY MARCH 1, 2018
MOTORCOACH from WHITTIER to DENALI PARK
Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey, traveling through one of the longest tunnels in North America, the Anton Anderson tunner, then passing through Portage. From there, travel the Seward Highway and along Turnagain Arm. Arrive around noon at the Anchorage Museum, and enjoy lunch on your own while exploring Anchorage. Reboard the motorcoach around 2:45 pm, continuing north to Denali Park. This portion travels along the George Parks Highway and features some of the best views of Mt. McKinley, weather permitting. Your knowledgeable driver/guide will offer tour highlights along the way. Ample photo and restroom stops will be made.
Arrive approximately 8:30 pm to Denali Park Village, your hotel for the next two nights. The hotel is located seven miles south of the park entrance and nestled along the banks of the Nenana River. Spread over 20 acres, your lodge is part of the Denali Park Village complex
9:45am-11:15am A fabulous introduction to flightseeing! Travel along the Alaska Range through the eastern portion of Denali National Park. Explore the natural beauty of vast tundra and valleys carved by glaciers. View the impressive Cantwell Glacier as it cascades over 1,000 feet while North America’s Highest Peak, Mt. McKinley, towers on the horizon. Keep an eye out for local park residents, such as caribou, moose and Dall sheep.
Tundra Wilderness Tour Departs between 1:30pm - 3:00pm returns 10:30pm to 11:30pm Today you will be traveling 53 miles into the park to the Toklat River rest area; the Tundra Wilderness Tour offers a wonderful diversity for visitors. Incredible scenery, a narrated history of the park road and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife inhabitants await you on this tour. The tour is about 7 to 8 hours.
While no one can predict when wildlife will show, the tour allows plenty of opportunity to look for Dall sheep, moose, caribou, wolves and grizzly bears.
The Tundra Wilderness Tour bus features drop-down video screens. When your tour driver is able, they will take video footage of animals along the road and project the image onto the screen so you can get a close-up look at the action.
A small snack and hot beverage are offered on this tour. If you wish a more hearty lunch you may pre-book a boxed lunch for the trip.
Check out of hotel A.M.
Luxury Dome Rail Denali Park to Anchorage
Departs 9:15am arrives 5:00pm The McKinley Explorer luxury dome rail car departs Denali at 9:15am. Your hotel will deliver your luggage to the Alaska Railroad Depot.
Your Rail Guide will keep you posted on points of interest along the way. A no-host, fullservice restaurant is available on the lower level and coffee, tea and a no-host bar are available in the dome area for your enjoyment.
Transfer from the Rail Depot to Hotel
Alaska Yellow Cab for your transfer to your hotel. Overnight for one night in a standard room (2 queen beds) (Breakfast and transfers included) The Clarion Suites is in downtown Anchorage, less than half a mile from Cook’s Inlet and only seconds from Delaney Park. Other points of interest near this hotel include the Museum of History and Art, and the Egan Convention Center.
During your stay at the hotel, wake up daily to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, waffles, eggs and more from the complimentary hot breakfast buffet. The spacious suites offer free high-speed wireless internet access, efficiency kitchens, living rooms, guest laundry and two televisions. Stay on top of business tasks with our business center and meeting rooms. Relax in the indoor swimming pool and spa. There is also an exercise and fitness room.
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