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Mount Denali

Alaska explorer

18 days from $11,880pp

Mount Denali
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Tour highlights

  • Marvel at the grandeur of Wrangell-St Elias National Park while visiting Kennicott and McCarthy.

  • View the fjords and tidewater glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park by boat.

  • Look for whales, porpoises, and sea otters while admiring the glaciers of Prince William Sound.

  • Experience Mount Denali by air with a thrilling glacier landing.

Price includes:

  • All accommodation
  • Vehicle rental
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival in Anchorage make your way to your downtown accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to relax.

  • Enjoy a day at leisure in Anchorage, relaxing after your flight. You may wish to visit the museums and shops and admire the nearby Chugach Mountains.

  • Collect your hire car and drive north to Talkeetna. This scenic drive takes you around Knik Arm and along Susitna River and has plenty of scenic spots to stop at en route. Arrive and relax in this pretty town for the rest of the afternoon.

  • Enjoy an incredible tour by light aircraft over the mountain peaks and glacier-filled valleys of Denali National Park. Your flight will take you within six miles of the summit of Mount Denali, the highest peak in North America, and includes a thrilling landing on a glacier. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

  • This morning, take a scenic jet boat wilderness trip to experience wildlife, folklore and historical artifacts while enjoying the panoramic view of Mount Denali and the Alaska Range. Look out for eagles, beavers and moose and visit an authentic trapper cabin with original furnishings.

  • Today your route takes you north past Denali National Park to the little town of Fairbanks. The afternoon is free to explore the town. You may wish to take a paddle-wheeler cruise on the Chena and Tanana rivers.

  • Travel by mini coach and light aircraft on a spectacular journey beyond the Arctic Circle. You will see vast stretches of lake-strewn tundra and the Alaska oil pipeline, and there will be time to walk on the spongy tundra and learn all about this northern wilderness.

  • Set off early and drive to Chitina, where you will board a light aircraft and fly into the mining ghost town of Kennicott on the edge of Wrangell-St Elias National Park.

  • Spend the day exploring Kennicott, McCarthy and Wrangell-St Elias National Park. There are some magnificent walks among the mountains here and wildlife is prolific.

  • Enjoy another full day exploring this spectacular national park. Don't miss a visit to the nearby Kennicott copper mine which splendidly evokes the history and industry of the area.

  • After a spectacular early flight back to Chitina re-join your car and drive south to Valdez. The afternoon is free to explore upon arrival.

  • Today, board the ferry that will take you across the remarkable Prince William Sound to Whittier. Look out for whales, porpoises and sea otters as your ferry winds past the impressive tidewater glaciers. Upon arrival, drive south to Seward.

  • Embark on a full-day cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park. Here you can appreciate the stunning beauty of the coastal scenery, including icebergs and glaciers, whilst looking out for the abundant wildlife. A delicious salmon and prime rib lunch on Fox Island is included.

  • Spend a day exploring the little town of Seward and neighboring Kenai Fjords National Park. Many activities are available such as walking, canoeing, and seeing Exit Glacier.

  • Today, drive to Homer at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula. Homer is well known for halibut fishing, so you may wish to try your hand at hooking one of these large fish.

  • Take a thrilling light aircraft flight to Katmai National Park, where you land on a deserted beach. From here, you will walk in a small group with your experienced guide, looking for grizzly bears that are seen in significant numbers in the green meadows here. After your bear-viewing experience, enjoy the views from the aircraft on your flight back to Homer.

  • Drive to Cooper Landing, a convenient stopping place on the road back to Anchorage.

  • Depart after breakfast for Anchorage Airport where you drop off your hire car before boarding your onward flight.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodations, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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Place Daily max temperature (°F) Monthly rainfall (mm)
Denali Park Entrance
McCarthy & Kennicott
Cooper Landing

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