Antarctica & Arctic
From the vast wilderness of Denali National Park to the stunning glaciers and mountains of Kluane National Park, discover the vast wilderness of Alaska and Canada's amazing landscapes.
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3 hotel nights accommodation, 2 lodge nights accommodation, 12 nights camping, all camping equipment except sleeping bag, services of a Grand American Adventures tour leader, all meals whilst camping, flightseeing tour to Anaktuvuk Pass, shuttle bus pass in Denali National Park, ferry through Prince William Sound, sightseeing in Seward and Dawson City and National Park fees.
15 Jul, 05 Aug '17
Culture & Heritage
Experience the arctic wilderness and indigenous culture on this remote itinerary. From the snow-capped mountains and ice-blue glaciers at Denali, to the swift caribou and elusive grizzlies of Kluane National Park, Alaska holidays are always captivating, often astounding, so come ready to explore this truly great land!
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Visit the remote Arctic village of Anaktuvuk Pass which was established by the last remaining band of semi-normadic Nunamiut Eskimo.
Explore the vast wilderness of Denali National Park, home to Mount McKinley - the tallest mountain peak in North America.
Explore Yukon's premier national park - Kluane National Park, full of mountains and glaciers including Canada's highest mountain.
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Starting in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska with only 300,000 people and a city which has undergone quite a change since the earthquake of 1964. Now a bustling city fuelled by the oil boom and tourism, it wasn't that long ago that Anchorage was the last outpost before heading into the 'Last Frontier'. It's also common place to find bear roaming the outskirts of the city. Spend your day wandering around the town to get a feel for the 49th state, speaking to the locals and breathing in that fresh Alaskan air!
A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 hrs for you to meet your tour leader and fellow travelling companions.
Leave civilisation behind and head into the vast wilderness of Denali National Park. Surrounded by Mount Denali, the tallest mountain peak in North America, Denali offers a vast refuge for a variety of wildlife. Wolves, caribou and Dall Sheep all call Denali home, as does the mighty Grizzly Bear. A wide range of optional activities are available such as river rafting, scenic flights and dog sledding demonstrations. Hiking for all fitness and adventure levels is in abundance within the park, so you're never far away from a new adventure.
The following days are free for you to explore the pristine backcountry of the park. Take the included Denali shuttle bus, which offers scenic views of the taiga and sub-arctic tundra. It also offers superb opportunities to view wildlife as well as access to unlimited hiking options. For a highly recommended treat why not try an optional scenic flight to get a good view of Mount McKinley's towering peak? For the ultimate mind-blowing experience opt for a glacier landing!
See Day 2 for today's itinerary.
Travel north to Fairbanks to visit Chena Hot Springs Resort for an optional swim in the luxurious natural thermal pools.
Anaktuvuk Pass was established along a major caribou migration route by the last remaining band of semi-nomadic Nunamiut Eskimo. Today you'll take an unbelievable flight to this remote Arctic village for a once in a lifetime journey.
Dawson City has a real frontier town feel. Visit the iconic Diamond Tooth Gerties, and if you are feeling brave, sample the legendary Sour-Toe cocktail.
Enjoy a hike up to Midnight Dome for a look out over the city. People have been visiting this place for years to watch the midnight sun and the changing colours of the night sky.
See Day 6 for today's itinerary.
Surrounded by pristine lakes, mountains and the Yukon River, Whitehorse is known as `the wilderness city'.
The Yukon's premier national park, Kluane, is full of mountains and glaciers including Mount Logan - the highest mountain in Canada.
See Day 9 for today's itinerary.
Chistochina is the most traditional Ahtna village and is home to the Cheesh Na' Tribe. Stay in an authentic homestead and enjoy spectacular views in the Copper Valley.
Bordering Canada's Yukon Territory, Wrangell-St Elias National Park is the largest in the country, containing glaciers five times the size of Manhattan and nine of the sixteen highest peaks in North America! You'll have time to explore the historic abandoned copper mining town of Kennecott or hike along Root Glacier.
See Day 12 for today's itinerary.
Valdez is tucked away at the end of a glacier-carved fjord and called the 'Switzerland of Alaska' due to its surrounding snow-capped mountains.
See Day 14 for today's itinerary.
Board the ferry across Prince William Sound where orcas and humpback whales are often spotted. You'll be greeted by stunning scenery as you pass the immense Columbia Glacier, en route to Seward, the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.
See Day 16 for today's itinerary.
Travel north along the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage where your adventure comes to an end.
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