Alaska National Parks Uncovered
16 Days / $2527 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".
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.
Package departs from:
2013 Departure dates*:
May 29 - August 21, 2013
* Please note: itinerary may be available outside this period during shoulder season with tour modifications
2013 Pricing starting at
$2527 per person, based on double occupancy
$2029 per person, based on triple occupancy
$1780 per person, based on quad occupancy
$4238 per person, based on single occupancy
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!