Operated by Explore Tours

Alaska National Parks Uncovered

16 Days / $2607 and up

Discover Alaska's National Parks in just over 2 weeks on this exciting self drive adventure!

See the beauty of Alaska with this fly-drive tour through the heart of Alaska’s Interior, Denali, the famous Kenai Peninsula and America's largest National Park: Wrangell St. Elias. Enjoy breathtaking sights and see occasional wildlife while driving, flying and floating around the state.

*EXCLUSIVE to Alaska Airlines customers: For each National Park visited in the 'Alaska's National Parks Uncovered' tour, Explore Tours has a special gift for YOU. From FREE admission to the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward, to a FREE tour of the historical town of Kennicott, and a FREE booklet guide to the established trails in Denali called, "Denali Walks".

Itinerary/Details

Day 1 Anchorage

A Milepost Guidebook will be waiting for you at your first hotel. Pick up your rental car (not included) and overnight in Anchorage

Day 2 Anchorage/Talkeetna

This morning, drive north to the township of Talkeetna. Enjoy local optional activities such as river jet boat tours, Mt. McKinley flightseeing, and fishing. Overnight in Talkeetna.

Day 3 Talkeetna / Denali National Park

Continue north to the Denali National Park entrance. Enjoy the visitor's center, take an optional rafting tour, or stretch your legs on area hiking trails. Overnight near the Denali National Park entrance.

Day 4 Denali

Begin your day exploring Denali National Park on the Eielson shuttle bus excursion where you may see bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and a variety of other wildlife. Spend another evening at the Denali National Park entrance.

Day 5 Denali/Fairbanks

Leave Denali for an enjoyable drive to Fairbanks for your overnight.

Day 6 Fairbanks

Learn more about Alaska's "Golden Heart City" on a Fairbanks Highlights Tour. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day 7 Fairbanks/Chitina

Continue your journey from Fairbanks to Chitina, the gateway to the Wrangell Mountains in the heart of the Copper River Basin. Overnight in Chitina.

Day 8 Chitina/Kennicott

Park your car at the Chitina airstrip and take a scenic flight to the wonderful historic town of Kennicott. Overnight in Kennicott.

Day 9 Kennicott

Enjoy a free day exploring the towns of Kennicott and McCarthy. You may also wish to participate in an optional day tour. Overnight in Kennicott.

Day 10 Kennicott/Valdez

Depart in the afternoon on a scenic flight back to Chitina. Pick up your car and continue the drive to Valdez, traveling through Thompson Pass in sight of Worthington Glacier and Bridal Veil Falls. Overnight in Valdez.

Day 11 Valdez/Seward

Cruise the Alaska Marine Highway through Prince William Sound to the coastal town of Whittier. Drive through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel and continue south to the port town of Seward for your overnight.

Day 12 Seward

Take a day cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park. Keep your eyes open for whales, otters, puffins and more! Overnight in Seward.

Day 13 Seward/Homer

Depart Seward and travel to the "end of the road" and stay at the Land's End Resort, situated at the very tip of the Homer Spit - overlooking Kachemak Bay. Overnight in Homer.

Day 14 Homer

Enjoy a free day exploring Homer on your own. Choose from an exciting optional bearviewing excursion or guided Halibut fishing charter. Overnight in Homer.

Day 15 Homer / Anchorage

Depart Homer and travel back through the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage. Look for Beluga whales in Cook Inlet, Dall sheep along the rocky ledges of Turnagain Arm, and migrating birds in Potter Marsh. Overnight in Anchorage

Day 16 Anchorage

Return your rental car in Anchorage. End of tour.


Departure

Package departs from:
Anchorage

2014 Departure dates*:
May 29 - August 21, 2014

* Please note: itinerary may be available outside this period during shoulder season with tour modifications


Tour Price

2014 Pricing

$2,607 per person, double occupancy
$2,091 per person, triple occupancy
$1,833 per person, quad occupancy
$4,485 per person, single occupancy


Package Includes

Rate Includes
Milepost Guidebook, 15 Night's Hotel Accommodations, Eielson Shuttle Bus (Excursion into Denali National Park), Fairbanks Highlights City Tour, Chitina to McCarthy Roundtrip Flights, Alaska Marine Highway Ferry service one-way from Valdez to Whittier and Kenai Fjords National Park 11:30am, 6-hour Cruise with Lunch onboard.

Additional Customized Options
Rental car is not included. Activities can be added or subtracted according to your preferences and activity level. Just contact our local team of Alaska Tour Experts for more advice!