Alaska: Ocean Wildlife to Interior Wilderness Adventure

Alaska: Ocean Wildlife to Interior Wilderness Adventure
From USD $7,599.00
  • Duration: 11 Days (approx.)
  • Location: Anchorage, Alaska
  • Product code: PVVTVU
Day 1: Your Adventure Begins in Anchorage

When
your flight (booked on your own) arrives at the Anchorage International
Airport,  our guide will greet you at Baggage Claim to assist you with
your luggage. You’ll head to your hotel in Anchorage then enjoy dinner
at a local Anchorage Restaurant and turn in for the night.

Accommodations: Overnight at Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

AccommodationsHotel Captain Cook (or similar)

Day 2: Fly Out to Bear Mountain Lodge / Brown Bear Observation

You’ll
depart with your guide by plane and fly through the beautiful Cooke
Inlet where we will see grand views of volcanoes, ocean and mountains.
You’ll check into the Bear Mountain Lodge, then enjoy the day with short
walks, bear viewing and sitting by the fire in one of the best places
in the world to see brown bears.

Accommodations: Overnight at Bear Mountain Lodge on Chinitna Bay (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodations:Bear Mountain Lodge (or similar)

Day 3: Lake Clark National Park / Brown Bear Observation

Wake
up to one of the most beautiful and remote places in the world, Lake
Clark National Park. We will be the only guests in the area viewing
bears and the scenery around our remote and comfortable lodge. Our
Alaskan guides will take you around the area for the best bear, salmon
and wildlife viewing to be had in the area. You may see as many as 40
different bears in a day!

Accommodations: Overnight at Bear Mountain Lodge on Chinitna Bay (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

AccommodationsBear Mountain Lodge (or similar)

Day 4: Lake Clark National Park to Seward

We
say goodbye to Bear Mountain Lodge by flying out through the Cooke
Inlet and back to Anchorage. You will then take a beautiful scenic drive
to Seward, where we will spend the night. Time permitting; we will
visit the Alaska Sealife Center, Alaska’s only public aquarium and ocean
wildlife rescue center. On the shores of Resurrection Bay, visitors to
this “window on the sea” have close encounters with puffins, octopus,
sea lions and other sea life.

Accommodations: Overnight at Hotel Seward/Holiday Inn Seward (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations:Hotel Seward (or similar)

Day 5: Kenai Fjords & Free Day to Choose Activities

Day
5 includes the breathtaking scenery at Kenai Fjords National Park
boasts which abundant wildlife as well as alpine and tidewater glaciers.
Orcas, humpback whales, harbor seals, sea otters, Steller sea lions,
Dall’s porpoise, black bears, brown bears, bald eagle, mountain goat,
puffins, along with countless other species of marine birds can all be
seen within this picturesque national park.

ACTIVITIES TO CHOOSE FROM:

Sea kayaking
Kenai Fjords day cruise
Kenai Fjords dinner cruise
Glacier hikes
Ocean fishing trip
Helicopter tours
Horseback rides

Accommodations: Overnight at Hotel Seward/Holiday Inn Seward (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations:Hotel Seward (or similar)

Day 6: Seward to Valdez via Ferry Cruise

You’ll depart
beautiful Seward and travel to Valdez on a ferry boat cruise through
the Prince William Sound. Calving glaciers, orcas, humpback whales,
porpoise, sea otters and eagles can all be observed on this full day
cruise. You’ll arrive in Valdez with enough time to shop, eat, and
experience this important port city for the evening.

Accommodations: Overnight at Best Western Valdez or Mountain Sky Valdez (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations:Best Western Valdez (or similar)

Day 7: Valdez to Wrangell St. Elias National Park & Preserve

Enjoy
a free morning in the beautiful harbor town of Valdez, before departing
for the largest national park in the United States, Wrangell St. Elias
National Park and Preserve. On our way over Thompson Pass we will stop
to take in the beautiful scenery, wildlife, waterfalls, and glaciers
before settling into the Currant Ridge Cabins or similar for the night.

Accommodations: Overnight at Currant Ridge Cabins (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodations:Currant Ridge Cabins (or similar)

Day 8: A Day in Wrangell St. Elias National Park / Kennicott, Alaska

Choose your FUN!! Guests may book on their own one of the many activities listed below:

Half Day or Full Day Guided Hike
Guided Rafting
Scenic Flights
Kennicott Mine Area Tour
Ice Climbing
Guided Glacier Walk

Accommodations:Currant Ridge Cabins (or similar)

Day 9: Wrangell St. Elias to Denali National Park

Day
9 begins with a cruise to the remote region of Alaska’s interior. We
will view many miles of huge vistas, lakes, mountains and wildlife,
arriving in the Denali National Park area in time for dinner. Common
animals to see on this drive are caribou, moose, eagles, grizzly and
black bear.

Accommodations: Overnight at Denali Cabins (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodations:Denali Cabins (or similar)

Day 10: Denali National Park Interior

We’ll
catch the first bus into the park to see wildlife in the pristine
wilderness known as Denali. Weather permitting, we may see North
America’s tallest mountain topping off at 20,237 feet. Common sightings
may include wolves, grizzly bears, red fox, coyote, moose, dall sheep,
caribou, ptarmigan, sandhill cranes, and bald eagles. BrushBuck
customers will have the opportunity to jump on and off the bus as they
choose along the park’s road — just make sure you’re back for dinner.

Accommodations Overnight at Denali Cabins (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodations:Denali Cabins (or similar)

Day 11:  Denali National Park To Anchorage

As
we end our tour of the Alaska wilderness, we’ll enjoy lunch and
shopping in the historic village of Talkeetna, nestled at the base of
Mt. McKinley. This charming town provides a stellar panoramic view of
the Alaska Range before returning to Anchorage where we will say our
goodbyes.

Meals: Breakfast