Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Anchorage. Upon arrival, transfer independently to the Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and meet your fellow travelling companions at the welcome meeting and dinner this evening.
Alaska & Kenai Fjords National Park
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- June to September
- Round trip scheduled flights
- Accommodations as specified
- 5 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
- Transportation in a custom-made vehicle
- Tour leader and specialist guides
- In-Depth tour
From £4241 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.
Today you will hike the spectacular trail from Exit Glacier to the Harding Icefield in the magical Kenai Peninsula for views of deep crevasses and huge ice ridges on the glacier. From 900m up, you’ll get staggeringly beautiful scenic views and wonderful wildlife and bird watching opportunities amidst dramatic fjords and glaciers. This has been rated as one of the finest hikes in Alaska. If you prefer, there is also a more accessible trail to reach a different viewpoint of the glacier. Later, explore Seward and the impressive Alaska SeaLife Center, which houses a remarkable public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue centre.
Today you set off on a full day wildlife viewing cruise around Resurrection Bay and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. Your guide will give a detailed commentary on the wildlife you see including sea lions, otters, Dall’s Porpoise and an endless variety of seabirds including puffins and eagles. Orcas and Humpback whales are also often spotted. Enjoy a fresh salmon and prime rib lunch before continuing on to visit two active tidewater glaciers, Holgate and Aialik, where you’ll be close enough to hear them creaking and cracking and see large ice rocks plummet into the water below.
From Seward, you make your way towards the city of Homer where you spend the afternoon exploring Kachemak Bay, by kayak. With snow-capped mountains and forest as your backdrop, sea kayaking is a great way to discover the peacefulness of this wilderness area, it is commonplace to spot sea otters and porpoise as well as Bald Eagles circling overhead.
Today take a 40-minute seaplane flight past Mount Redoubt and on to Lake Clark National Park and Preserve where a waiting boat will shuttle you around the lake in search of bears in their natural habitat. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve and the surrounding area comprises of sleeping volcanoes, ice fields and glaciers and an abundance of wildlife, with lakes and streams teeming with trout and spawning salmon which tempts lots of bears to the lake’s shores to capture a tasty meal.
Driving through the Alaskan wilderness, you’ll stop at Alyeska in the Chugach Mountain Range, ideal for a final wilderness walk before returning to the State’s capital, Anchorage. Take a forest walk and pulley system over a stream to Alyeska Resort which is where you begin the trail. Ascend on the gondola to the top of the mountain for beautiful views of snow-capped mountains, wildflowers and Alaskan wilderness. This afternoon, explore the art galleries and craft shops where you can see the beautiful Eskimo handicrafts being made. Your tour with Grand American Adventures ends at 17:00.
There’ll be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you transfer independently back to the airport for your flight home.
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