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Alaska Journey (National Geographic Journey)

10 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Anchorage
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Anchorage/Homer 
Travel along the stunning coast of the Kenai Peninsula, where glaciers tumble down from the mountains towards the ocean. Keep an eye out for beluga whales playing out at sea while driving along the Turnagain Arm, or catch a glimpse of volcanoes across the Cook Inlet. Opt to enjoy a hike outside of Homer. (1B)

Day 3 Homer 
Enjoy a free day in Homer, walk the quaint streets and visit the museum, restaurants and art galleries. If your feeling more adventurous, opt to explore Kachemak Bay by water taxi or kayak, go hiking, catch a floatplane for remote grizzly bear viewing or try your hand at a local sport– halibut fishing. (1B)

Day 4 Homer/Seward 
Leave Homer and arrive at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula where the ice age still lingers. Get a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the world-renowned Alaska SeaLife Center, an incredible marine science facility that frequently collaborates with the National Geographic Society on wildlife initiatives. Visit the centre’s labs and meet a researcher for a presentation on current projects. (1B)

Day 5 Seward 
Today set out by ship to explore the Kenai Fjords, viewing glaciers, sea bird colonies, puffins, sea lions and whales (if we're lucky, maybe orcas). The afternoon is free, opt to go hiking or explore the town. (1B)

Day 6 Seward/Denali National Park and Preserve 
Enjoy a scenic drive, stopping for photos along the way. In the afternoon, reach the Denali National Park area, known for its diversity of wildlife and the highest mountain in North America, Denali (formerly called Mt McKinley). Settle in and meet our instructor from the Denali Education Center, and learn about the sometimes surprising, always extreme, conditions that shape life in Denali and define a subarctic ecosystem. (1B, 1D)

Day 7 Denali National Park and Preserve 
Travel to the heart of Denali National Park on a day-long journey to the Eielson Visitor Center. The tour is run by the National Parks Service and includes a park-naturalist guide. Along the way, enjoy breathtaking views of the Alaska Range and its many peaks. Have your cameras ready to take pictures of wildlife, which may include caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, wolves and more. (1B, 1L)

Day 8 Denali National Park and Preserve 
This morning, enjoy a hike with a naturalist guide from the Denali Education Center, taking in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Denali wilderness. The afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the great outdoors with options to observe a sled dog demonstration by the National Parks Service or flight seeing. This evening enjoy another lecture discussing history, daily life and culture with a local resident. (1B, 1L)

Day 9 Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage 
Enjoy the scenic drive back to Anchorage. Opt for a final dinner with the group and reminisce about the epic journey into the wild. (1B)

Day 10 Anchorage 
Depart at any time. (1B)
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All This Included
Discover the beauty of the great state of Alaska during ten days of jaw-dropping coastline vistas, astounding encounters with wildlife, and the towering majesty of Denali. Spy caribou and moose; keep your eyes peeled for orcas; and go behind the scenes at the celebrated Alaska SeaLife Center in picturesque Seward. Experience the raw beauty of nature on an unforgettable journey to wild Alaska.
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Alaska SeaLife Center, Seward National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Denali Immersion, Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Kenai Fjords wildlife cruise
  • National Park Service excursion in Denali
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (6 nts), cabins (3 nts).
  • 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Air-conditioned private vehicle, boat, hiking, walking, national park shuttle.
Highlights
  • Search for beluga whales out at sea
  • Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the renowned Alaska SeaLife Center
  • Explore the Kenai Fjords
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Alaska Range
  • Hike in the Denail area with a naturalist guide
Accommodations
Hotels (6 nts)
Cabins (3 nts)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10.
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.