Alaska Journey (National Geographic Journey)
10 days with G Adventures Rating:
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 you're feeling more adventurous, 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. Visit the world-renowned Alaska SeaLife Center, an incredible marine science facility that frequently collaborates with the National Geographic Society on wildlife initiatives. Enjoy a free afternoon to hike or explore the coastal town of Seward. (1B)
Day 5 Seward
Today, set out by catamaran to explore the Kenai Fjords National Park, viewing glaciers, seabird colonies, puffins, sea lions, and whales (and if we're lucky, orcas). The evening is at your leisure. 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 history of mountaineering in Denali. (1B, 1D)
Day 7 Denali National Park and Preserve
This morning, learn about the sometimes surprising, always extreme, conditions that shape life in Denali and define a subarctic ecosystem. 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 flightseeing. (1B, 1L)
Day 8 Denali National Park and Preserve
Travel to the heart of Denali National Park on a day-long journey to the Eielson Visitor Center. The shuttle is run by the National Parks Service and includes several stops along the way. Hop on and off throughout the journey to make this day your own. 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, and wolves. (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 your epic journey into the wild. (1B)
Day 10 Anchorage
Depart at any time. (1B)
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 on a Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise; and explore the celebrated Alaska SeaLife Center in picturesque Seward. Experience the raw beauty of nature on an unforgettable journey to wild Alaska.
Hotels (6 nts)
Cabins (3 nts)
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