Nature's Best: Alaska

Day 1 - Arrive in Fairbanks. Welcome to Fairbanks, the state's second-largest city. Meet your Tour Director this evening between 4 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.
Day 2 - Fairbanks - Denali National Park. This morning, board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at the Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. You will also have the chance to meet Iditarod mushers and their famed dog teams to learn about breeding, training, and the big race! We then continue to DENALI NATIONAL PARK, home to North America's highest peak. 20,320-foot Denali, (formerly known as Mount McKinley) majestically dominates the park's 6 million acres. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center, followed by an exclusive [LF] PRESENTATION on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist. (B,D)
Day 3 - Denali National Park. Morning at leisure. Optional activities include a float trip down the Nenana River and a helicopter ride over the park. Then, dress comfortably for a WILDERNESS EXPEDITION into Denali National Park to seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife. (B,L)
Day 4 - Denali National Park - Alaska Railroad - Talkeetna. Continue your exploration of Denali National Park and then board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a journey through untamed wilderness (see page 39 for information about your train). Today's ride ends in the unique town of Talkeetna, a model for the TV show Northern Exposure. (B)

SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the [LF] Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, where you can enjoy hiking, flightseeing, jet boating, or just relaxing on the deck with amazing views of Denali.
Day 5 - Talkeetna - Big Lake - Anchorage. This morning, enjoy a [LF] traditional Alaskan TREAT at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Then, head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS, home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his dogs. See a demonstration on mushing, complete with a mock Iditarod checkpoint, and get a chance to play with the sled dogs! Upon arrival in Anchorage, visit the ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER, where you'll be treated to a tour to learn more about Alaska's indigenous people. Afterward, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner. Over dessert, enjoy a special [LF] storytelling presentation. (B,L,D)
Day 6 - Anchorage. Cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park. Witness one of the world's most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of lovely Turnagain Arm. Upon arrival in Seward, board your vessel for a cruise of KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK and the opportunity to see glaciers calving into the sea, orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, and more! (B,L)
Day 7 - Anchorage. The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided. (B)

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  Tour Name   Nature's Best: Alaska
  Tour Code  
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  Tour Duration    7 Days
  Start City:   Fairbanks
  Price From   USD $2,529.00   See in Cart
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2017-05-16 USD $2,529.00 See in Cart
2017-05-23 USD $2,529.00 See in Cart
2017-06-06 USD $2,769.00 See in Cart
2017-06-13 USD $2,769.00 See in Cart
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    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single Room Supplement:
    $800

    Triple Room Reduction per person:
    $130

    Extra Nights per person in Fairbanks:
    in single room $272; in twin room $148; in triple room $113

    Extra Nights per person in Anchorage:
    in single room $272; in twin room $148; in triple room $113
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • FAIRBANKS
    Cruise aboard sternwheeler riverboat Discovery
    DENALI NATIONAL PARK
    Dinner and [LF] exclusive presentation at the Murie Science & Learning Center by a local Naturalist; guided wilderness expedition
    DENALI-TALKEETNA
    Journey aboard Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service.
    TALKEETNA
    Enjoy a local [LF] Alaskan treat
    BIG LAKE
    [LF] Visit Happy Trails Kennels
    ANCHORAGE
    Farewell dinner at the Alaska Native Heritage Center with a special [LF] storyteller presentation
    KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK
    Cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Launch Date
  • 09/13/16 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches including a box lunch in Denali National Park, 2 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Anchorage
  • Notes
  • NOTES:
    • While wildlife in Alaska is frequently seen, early season (May and early June) and late-season (September) departures offer even greater opportunities for viewing a variety of wildlife. Departures after mid-August will enjoy blazing fall colors.
    • Experience the Northern Lights: Enjoy the chance to witness the spectacular aurora borealis (Northern Lights) when the aurora dances across the horizon and lights up the sky. An amazing opportunity! The best chances of viewing the Northern Lights is on late August and September departures (if Mother Nature permits).
  • Title
  • Nature's Best: Alaska
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