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  • Self Drive Tours

    Our extensive selection of Alaska and Northern Canada custom self drive tour packages include a choice of moderate and first-class hotels and lodges, a rental car and sightseeing tours. All packages are well designed to provide a maximum of convenience and comfort and may be the perfect way to explore the "Land of the Midnight Sun" after your cruise or rail tour.  
  • Alaska Rail Tours

    We are featuring one of the largest selection of comprehensive and affordable standard or first-class rail tour packages in Alaska. Our destinations include: Anchorage, the Denali - and Kenai Fjords National Parks, Talkeetna & Fairbanks. Choose between luxurious dome and vintage car options, a large hotel selection and sightseeing tours throughout the State of Alaska.
  • Wildlife Observation

    We provide an extensive selection of world-class outdoor soft adventure tours. Among them are: Bear Viewing at Brooks Lodge, Rafting on the Tatshenshini - and Alsek Rivers, Kayak Tours at Glacier Bay, Hking Trips throughout the remote Brooks Range and many Wilderness and Fishing Resorts accessible only by floatplane. The choice for unlimited adventure is yours
  • Custom Tour Packages

    We provide the freedom to design your own group - or individual tour package. Choose your preferred hotels, transportation, sightseeing tour and other additional programs for a totally personalized tour itinerary within Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory. Our comprehensive rates are widely recognized as the best within the Alaska tourism industry.
  • Individual Winter Tours

    The 1149-Mile Iditarod from Anchorage to Nome along the Bering Sea as well as the 1000-Mile Yukon Quest from Whitehorse to Fairbanks are recognized as the most competitive and challenging sled dog races in the world. The winter months are also the best time for Northern Lights  viewing and Heli or downhill skiing at the Alyeska Resort.
  • National Park Adventures

    The customized "Discover National Parks" multiple day travel packages are available with flight, car and railroad transportation options throughout Alaska and the Yukon. Our tours including first-class wilderness lodging, national park sightseeing, wildlife viewing, guided hiking and backcountry lodging at Denali, Glacier Bay, Katmai and Kluane.

Kantishna Roadhouse

Kantishna Roadhouse - Denali National Park

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About Kantishna Roadhouse

The Alaska Native-owned Kantishna Roadhouse is located at the end of the 95 mile Denali Park road, deep inside the heart of Denali National Park. Kantishna Roadhouse is one of the few lodges located inside Denali National Park & Preserve where only a few people have the chance to stay overnight.

Activities at Kantishna Roadhouse

During the day spent your time exploring the wonders and magic of Denali National Park. Daily you can choose between several guided hikes from easy, moderate to strenuous. Guided hikes leave the Roadhouse daily and last for two to six hours. Hiking is an excellent opportunity to explore and learn about the wildlife and flora of the Kantishna Hills from one of the experienced Naturalist Guides. Kantishna Roadhouse also has an on-site dog kennel and offers dog-sled demonstrations from an experienced Iditarod dog handler. There are more wilderness activities available including fly fishing in Moose Creek, mountain biking, gold panning at the Historic Kantishna mining district. You can also take a flightseeing tour to Mt. McKinley. At night you can join for evening presentations including Alaskan storytellers, authors, geologists, bird specialists, or naturalists. If energy is left, join the evening excursion to Wonder Lake to view the Mountain and Alpenglow colors.

Meals at Kantishna Roadhouse

After a long day filled with activities, enjoy a delicious meal in one of the two dining rooms. All meals at Kantishna are freshly prepared with the finest ingredients. Vegetables are grown in their own greenhouse and bread is baked daily on premises. All meals and snacks are provided during your stay. For guests going on day hikes, the kitchen prepares nutritious sack lunches for the trail. One of the most popular meeting areas is the Saloon, the only full-service saloon in the Denali Park backcountry. Here you can enjoy a great selection of fine wines, Alaskan beers, as well as all traditional spirits and libations.

How to get to Kantishna Roadhouse

Board the private bus at the train station in Denali Village and enjoy the 6 hr scenic ride alongside the park road. Board the bus, sit back, enjoy the scenery, look out for wildlife and towering Mt. McKinley. Your experienced driver informs you about the history of Denali National Park, its diverse wildlife and flora. Once a bear, caribou or another animal has been spotted the bus will stop that everyone can watch and take pictures.

Schedule

01:30 PM Depart Denali Park Depot
08:00 PM Arrive Kantishna Roadhouse
06:30 AM Depart Kantishna Roadhouse
11:30 AM Arrive Denali Park Depot

Services Included


  • Cabin Accommodation with private bath
  • Denali National Park Fee
  • Round Trip Transportation from / to Denali Park Entrance
  • All Meals and Snacks
  • Guided Hiking, Interpretive Programs, Dog Sled Demonstrations
  • Mountain Bike Rental, Fishing Equipment Rental
  • Evening Excursions
  • Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information
     
  • Add $15.00 Bed Tax

Departures: Daily from June 04 - September 13


Rates per Person in US$ | per Night (minimum 2 nights) Single Double Triple Quad
June 04 - September 13
$ 655.00
$ 555.00
$ 455.00
$ 440.00

Special Offer: Receive a $50 discount, combining Kantishna Roadhouse with our railroad or self drive tours !

 

 

North Face Lodge

North Face Lodge - Denali National Park

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About North Face Lodge

The family-owned North-Country inn, North Face Lodge is located near Wonder Lake at the end of the 95 mile Denali Park road. Enjoy the stay at the wilderness lodge in the heart of Denali National Park & Preserve, within spectacular view of 8 eight major peaks of the Alaska Range including Mt. McKinley. North Face Lodge offers 15 well-appointed guest rooms featuring a private bathroom, electricity, central heating – a luxury in the backcountry. Down duvets with coverlets and curtains – all handcrafted by staff will complement your stay at North Face Lodge. You will find the attention to detail throughout the facility. A covered porch takes you to the common rooms including a living room with a native stone fireplace, dining room and library. The spacious outdoor patio invites to marvel the grandeur beauty of Denali Park.

Activities at North Face Lodge

After a hearty breakfast your day is filled with activities. Discuss with your guide each morning available tours requiring different levels of physical activity. Join the naturalist guides to explore different areas of the park from remote alpine valleys to tundra-covered ridges and experience a variety of geologic formations, wildlife habitat and scenery. The guides are highly trained and practiced in interpreting biology, botany, sub-arctic ecology, geology, bird life and Alaska’s history. If you prefer exploring Denali on your own, the lodge has mountain bikes, canoes at Wonder Lake and fishing gear available for your use. Evening programs further acquaint you with the natural and cultural heritage of the Far North.

Meals at North Face Lodge

Meals at North Face Lodge play an important role. All meals are carefully prepared with fresh ingredients and creatively served. Despite challenging logistics, fresh halibut, antibiotic-free meats, and locally grown, organic produce, including that raised in an on-site greenhouse, contribute to the lodge’s artisan cuisine. Breads, pastries and desserts are baked freshly on premises. At dinner, fine cuisine enhances the camaraderie of recounting the day’s activities.

How to get to North Face Lodge

Board the private bus at the train station in Denali Village and enjoy the 6 hr scenic ride alongside the park road. Board the bus, sit back, enjoy the scenery, look out for wildlife and towering Mt. McKinley. Your driver, an experienced naturalist guide interprets the geology, ecology and history of the park as you travel through it. The bus stops to enjoy scenery and wildlife sightings including caribou, Golden Eagle, or a grizzly bear. A hearty, picnic-style dinner is served at the midpoint of the drive alongside the East Fork river as your evening meal.

Schedule

01:30 PM Depart Denali Park Depot, Check in time: 12:30 PM
04:00 PM Picnic Dinner enroute
08:30 PM Arrive at North Face Lodge
06:45 AM Depart North Face Lodge
11:30 AM Arrive Denali Park Depot

Services Included


  • Lodge Accommodation with private bath
  • Denali National Park Fee
  • Round Trip Transportation from / to Denali Park Entrance
  • All Meals and Snacks
  • Naturalist-guided Activities, Interpretive Programs
  • Mountain Bike, Fishing Equipment Rental & Canoe Rental
  • Outdoor Gear
  • Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information
     
  • Add $15.00 Borough tax / person / night

Departures: Daily from June 04 - September 13


Rates per Person in US$ | per Night (minimum 2 nights) Single Double Triple Quad
4 Days / 3 Nights Package (Friday - Monday)
$ 755.00
$ 655.00
$ 555.00
$ 545.00
5 Days / 4 Nights Package (Monday - Friday)
$ 755.00
$ 655.00
$ 550.00
$ 545.00

Special Offer: Receive a $50 discount, combining North Face Lodge with our railroad or self drive tours !

 

 

Camp Denali Lodge

Camp Denali Lodge and Cabins - Denali National Park

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About Camp Denali Lodge

Within majestic views of Mt. McKinley you will find Camp Denali situated on 67 acres of rising terrain. The original hand-hewn lodge was founded in 1954, centered on a pond that reflects the major peaks of the Alaska Range. Guest cabins are set along an ascending ridgeline to take best advantage of the surrounding views. Only a few steps from the cabins you will find the new dining hall, a modern shower and bathroom facility and a natural and cultural history exhibit space. <br /> The rustic guest cabins, each with a unique view of Mt. McKinley feature propane lights, a propane hot plate for heating water, a small woodstove for heat, and a private, well-maintained outhouse. The comfortable beds are decorated with hand-crafted quilts that reflects the abiding attention to details. The modern shower facility with private shower rooms is located nearby. Each cabin sleeps from two to six people. There’s no TV and no bar available, just the quiet of surrounding wilderness and simple, sustainable amenities for around 38 guests that have remained true to the founders’ conviction to maintain a light touch on the land.

Activities at Camp Denali Lodge

After a hearty breakfast your day is filled with activities. Discuss with your guide each morning available tours requiring different levels of physical activity. Join the naturalist guides to explore different areas of the park from remote alpine valleys to tundra-covered ridges and experience a variety of geologic formations, wildlife habitat and scenery. The guides are highly trained and practiced in interpreting biology, botany, sub-arctic ecology, geology, bird life and Alaska’s history. If you prefer exploring Denali on your own, the lodge has mountain bikes, canoes at Wonder Lake and fishing gear available for your use. Evening programs further acquaint you with the natural and cultural heritage of the Far North. During some sessions, nationally respected academics and other experts join the programs.

Meals at Camp Denali Lodge

Meals at Camp Denali play an important role. All meals are carefully prepared with fresh ingredients and creatively served. Despite challenging logistics, fresh halibut, antibiotic-free meats, and locally grown, organic produce, including that raised in an on-site greenhouse, contribute to the lodge’s artisan cuisine. Breads, pastries and desserts are baked freshly on premises. At dinner, fine cuisine enhances the camaraderie of recounting the day’s activities.

How to get to Camp Denali Lodge

Board the private bus at the train station in Denali Village and enjoy the 6 hr scenic ride alongside the park road. Board the bus, sit back, enjoy the scenery, look out for wildlife and towering Mt. McKinley. Your driver, an experienced naturalist guide interprets the geology, ecology and history of the park as you travel through it. The bus stops to enjoy scenery and wildlife sightings including caribou, Golden Eagle, or a grizzly bear. A hearty, picnic-style dinner is served at the midpoint of the drive alongside the East Fork river as your evening meal.

Schedule

01:30 PM Depart Denali Park Depot, Check in time: 12:30 PM
04:00 PM Picnic Dinner enroute
08:30 PM Arrive at North Face Lodge
06:45 AM Depart North Face Lodge
11:30 AM Arrive Denali Park Depot

Services Included


  • Cabin Accommodation with private outhouse
  • Common bath/shower facilities
  • Denali National Park Fee
  • Round Trip Transportation from / to Denali Park Entrance
  • All Meals and Snacks
  • Naturalist-guided Activities, Interpretive Programs
  • Mountain Bike, Fishing Equipment Rental & Canoe Rental
  • Outdoor Gear
  • Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information
     
  • Add $12.00 Borough tax / person / night

Departures: Daily from June 04 - September 13


Rates per Person in US$ | per Night (minimum 2 nights) Single Double Triple Quad
4 Days / 3 Nights Package (Friday - Monday)
$ 755.00
$ 655.00
$ 555.00
$ 545.00
5 Days / 4 Nights Package (Monday - Friday)
$ 755.00
$ 655.00
$ 555.00
$ 545.00

Special Offer: Receive a $50 discount, combining Camp Denali Lodge with our railroad or self drive tours !

 

Sightseeing Tours Denali

Sightseeing and Activity Program - Denali National Park

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Kantishna Wilderness Trails

The Kantishna Wilderness Trails Tour is ideal for visitors who wish to travel all the way to Kantishna Roadhouse, located at the far end of the Denali Park Road. The full day trip covers the entire 190 miles of the Denali Park Road and takes 13 hours. The motorcoach features more comfortable seats than the shuttle bus which makes the long journey more pleasant. Enjoy the scenery and look out for wildlife while your naturalist guide informs you about the history of Denali National Park, its diverse wildlife and flora. Once a bear, caribou or another animal has been spotted the bus will stop that everyone can watch and take pictures. The wilderness backcountry of Denali National Park is home to famous "Denali Big Five” which are Dall Sheep, Moose, Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Caribou. Forests and high alpine tundra are also home to porcupine, hare, squirrel, marmot, mink, marten, beaver, lynx, fox and over 100 different species of birds. The tour stops halfway through and again at Kantishna Roadhouse where you enjoy a hot lunch. While staying at Kantishna you can enjoy guided activities - try your luck gold panning, explore the area or watch a sled-dog demonstration. Kantishna itself is located in a historic mining district and has lots of history. Afterwards you will get back on the bus and enjoy the scenic return trip to the park entrance. Since it is quite a long day, we do not recommend any children younger than 6 years. Adult: $159 + $10 Park Fee

Tundra Wildlife Tour

The Tundra Wilderness Tour takes visitors 54 miles to the Toklat River rest area, about halfway of the Denali Park Road. If 20.320 ft. Mt. McKinley is visible, the bus tour continues for another 8 miles to Stony Hill Overlook where you enjoy fantastic views of the entire mountain. The wilderness backcountry of Denali National Park is home to famous "Denali Big Five” which are Dall Sheep, Moose, Grizzly Bears, Wolves and Caribou. Forests and high alpine tundra are also home to porcupine, hare, squirrel, marmot, mink, marten, beaver, lynx, fox and over 100 different species of birds. The difference to the regular Denali shuttle bus is not significant, though the Tundra Wilderness Tour features more comfortable seats, you have a naturalist guide onboard who is expert in spotting wildlife and knows Denali National Park by heart. The Tundra Wildlife tour bus is furthermore equipped with video monitors that allow the driver to zoom in on wildlife so you can get a close-up look at the action. Along the way you enjoy small snacks and a hot beverage. During this guided tour you cannot get off the bus or switch buses. In this case we suggest using the shuttle bus system. Adult: $149 + $10 Park Fee

Denali River Float - 2 hrs

The peaceful scenic float starts at Denali Village and takes you 11 miles downstream on the Nenana River. Hold on and experience stunning vistas of Denali and the Alaska Range. Enjoy the Alaskan splendor as you view the Yanert Fork River, Musher's Monument and Mount Fellows. You maybe lucky to spot a moose, sheep, caribou or a bear strolling along the shoreline. This trip is suitable to all ages and abilities as the rapids are rated class II and mild class III. Families with small children (5 years and older) and the less adventurous will discover the joys of rafting. It is your choice to paddle or let your professional rafting guide do the paddling. Adult: $81

Denali Whitewater Rafting Tour - 2 hrs

Whitewater as its best ! Hang on, it's whitewater ahead! You will definitely get wet during the wild 11-mile run on the glacially-fed Nenana River. This challenging watercourse descends through spectacular landscapes along the border of Denali National Park. Expect to encounter over 10 thrilling Class III to Class IV rapids in the Nenana River Canyon such as "Cable Car", "Coffee Grinder", and "Ice Worm"! No experience is required but children need to be 12 years or older. It is your choice to paddle or let your professional rafting guide do the paddling. Adult: $81

Denali Float & Raft Combination - 4 hrs

If you want to experience it all - take the combination of the Denali float & raft trip. Your journey starts at Denali Village where you first encounter the most scenic and beautiful portion of the Nenana River. This is your chance to sit back and enjoy the rugged wilderness as you encounter only mild class II rapids. After a brief break you continue with the "Canyon Run"! Hang on, it's whitewater ahead! You will definitely get wet during the wild 11-mile run on the glacially-fed Nenana River. This challenging watercourse descends through spectacular landscapes along the border of Denali National Park. Expect to encounter over 10 thrilling Class III to Class IV rapids in the Nenana River Canyon such as "Cable Car", "Coffee Grinder", and "Ice Worm"! No experience is required but children need to be 12 years or older. It is your choice to paddle or let your professional rafting guide do the paddling. Adult $110

Denali Flightseeing Tour from Talkeetna - 1 hr

This scenic 1-hour flightseeing tour takes you within six miles of Mt. McKinley's summit. Fly over the lush green wetlands of the northern Boreal forest and see how the ice age has shaped the land. Enter the world of rugged mountain peaks and wide glacier filled valleys. See the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier, mile high granite walls filled with a 4,000 foot thick river of ice, the deepest canyon in North America. Moments later your will view the Don Sheldon amphitheater. Take pictures of stunning snow-capped peaks, intense blue meltwater pools and cascading icefalls. Adult $190

Grande Denali Flightseeing Tour - Denali Village

The Grande Summit Flightseeing Tour is the most complete and exciting flightseeing tour as the flight will take you completely around Mt McKinley. View the many geological changes as you complete a circumnavigation of Mt. McKinley, and its ridges and faces. You will see the south side of Mt. McKinley, including the Kahiltna Glacier, McKinley's famous west buttress, Sheldon Amphitheater, Ruth Glacier, and the Great Gorge. Cross over the divide of the Alaska Range revealing the arctic alpine tundra of the north side of Denali Park’s remote interior. Moments later you will see Wickersham Wall of McKinley, with 14,000 ft the greatest continual vertical relief in the world. Adult $349

Denali Helicopter Hiking Tour - 4 hrs

The 4-hour helicopter hiking tour takes you to the wild Alaskan backcountry of Denali National Park. Your trip starts in Denali Village where you take a 15-minute helicopter flight to the top of a ridge overlooking spectacular vistas of the Alaska Range and Yanert Valley. From here your experienced naturalist guide will show you the remote area of Denali Park. Enjoy the easy hike in the shadow of towering Mt. McKinley on the western horizon and the 12,339-foot Mt. Deborah and the 13,832-foout Mt. Hayes to the east. During the educational soft-adventure hike above tree line you’ll learn how to track animals, interpret the flora and fauna and may even spot some of the local wildlife in their natural habitat. You may also see a variety of wildlife as everyone does their best to spot Dall sheep, caribou, moose and bear, as well as hoary marmots pikas and birds of Interior Alaska. Later relax on a hillside over looking the valley and enjoy a small snack. Limited to small groups of no more than 12, this truly unique tour will leave you with a new appreciation for Alaska. Adult $449

 

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Southeast Alaska Ferry Trips

A new ferry service is in the works for Alaska's rainforest islands. Stretching out through the pristine waters of the Inside Passage, the rainforest islands offer access to glaciers, mountains, ancient forests and caves and is a destination known for fishing and bear viewing opportunities. The 70-passenger, 14-vehicle ferry features an observation deck, recliner lounge, coffee shop and food and beverage service.

 

Alaska Ferry Service Bellingham to Whittier

June 4 is the departure date from Bellingham, Washington State., for the first-ever Alaska Marine Highway ferry run directly to Southcentral Alaska that won't require a highway trip from Haines to Valdez and a change of vessels in Southeast Alaska. The MV Kennicott will stop en-route from Bellingham in Ketchikan, Juneau and Yakutat before crossing the Gulf of Alaska to Whittier bi-weekly reports the Turnagain Times Newspaper.

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More Gray Whales in Alaska

Recent scientific reports show that more gray whales were spotted this summer off the coast of Alaska than in any other year. The previous record for a full season from July through October was 18 calves, but in July 2012 alone, researchers counted more than 50 calves, according to the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. That's good news for travelers who may have whale watching on their Alaska must-see list.

The Gates of the Arctic National Park

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is entirely north of the Arctic Circle, in the center of the Brooks Range; at 8.2 million acres, it's the size of four Yellowstones. This is parkland on a scale suitable to the country. It includes the Endicott Mountains to the east and the Schwatka Mountains to the southwest, with the staggeringly sharp and dramatic Arrigetch Peaks in between. To the north lies a sampling of the Arctic Alaska foothills.

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