Alaska: Wilderness & Wildlife - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2022)

​Immerse yourself in the epic grandeur of wild Alaska, exploring by road, sea, rail and air, and journeying deep into the remote interior of the state to experience its majestic, untouched landscapes and enduring frontier spirit.

Journey Overview

Immerse yourself in the epic grandeur of wild Alaska, exploring by road, sea, rail and air, and journeying deep into the remote interior of the state to experience its majestic, untouched landscapes and enduring frontier spirit.

Journey Highlights

  • Venture by air beyond the rarely crossed Arctic Circle for a guided visit to an isolated wilderness community, meeting intrepid locals who choose to live there year round
  • Ride a dome railcar with breathtaking views of Denali National Park and go flightseeing, landing and setting foot on a snow-covered glacier
  • Privately visit the kennels of a three-time-consecutive Iditarod race winner and meet his Alaskan huskies
  • Embark on a private full-day cruise on Prince William Sound with its diverse marine wildlife and majestic Alaskan scenery
  • Enjoy a private presentation at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Fairbanks, Alaska

Arrive in Fairbanks, nicknamed the Golden Heart City, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a reception and welcome dinner.
Pike's Waterfront Lodge | Meals: D

Day 2: Fairbanks | Exploring Above The Arctic Circle

Start your day with a guided tour of historic Fairbanks, and then board a small plane for a sightseeing flight (weather permitting) that carries you over the majestic Brooks Range to a landing above the Arctic Circle, in the town of Wiseman. Visit this far-flung outpost with a local guide and learn more about the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the Koyukuk River, a tributary of the mighty Yukon River. Return to Fairbanks for an evening at your leisure.
Pike's Waterfront Lodge | Meals: BL

Day 3: Talkeetna | Train Ride Through Scenic Denali

This morning, it’s “all aboard” a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic ride with views of Denali National Park, looking out large windows at the verdant wilderness. Savour breakfast and lunch as you take in the passing vistas of Denali’s pristine forests and snow-capped peaks. Arrive in Talkeetna, a quirky village set at the confluence of three rivers, and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a Scenic Sundowner, relaxing with drink in hand as the sun sets outside your lodge.
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Talkeetna | Walking on a Glacier

This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Zipline in Talkeetna, zooming through the treetops on progressively faster runs, for a thrilling outdoor adventure.
  • Hike with a Naturalist Guide, along Talkeetna’s best trail, watching for diverse wildlife in an old-growth forest.
  • Relax on a Leisurely Float Trip on a scenic river, taking in the breathtaking mountain panoramas all around you.

This afternoon, board an airplane for a flightseeing adventure to the remote western end of Denali National Park, taking in marvellous views of Denali as well as Mount Foraker and Mount Hunter. Weather permitting, land on the slopes of Denali and step out onto a glacier for an exhilarating wilderness experience. Return to your lodge for an evening at leisure.
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge | Meals: B

Day 5: Anchorage | Meet the Furry Heroes of The Iditarod

Start the day with a private visit to the kennels of the Iditarod champion Seavey family in Talkeetna. Go up close with members of their Alaskan husky sled-dog teams. Afterward, drive to Anchorage for lunch, followed by a tour of the city’s highlights, including Earthquake Park, where you learn the city’s earthquake history, and the historic downtown area. Then, proceed to Girdwood, set at the base of Mount Alyeska. Enjoy the evening at leisure.
The Hotel Alyeska | Meals: BL

Day 6: Kenai Peninsula | Private Fjord Cruise

Cruise the dramatic glacier and marine wildlife country of Prince William Sound by private boat. Spy calving glaciers and watch for orcas, puffins and sea lions as well as bald eagles overhead, and, during your cruise, enjoy a guided beach walk. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon for dinner on your own at any of the restaurants at the hotel or in nearby Girdwood.
The Hotel Alyeska | Meals: BL

Day 7: Mount Alyeska | Panoramas of Wild Alaska

Today, ride the Scenic Alyeska Tram from sea level up to 2,300 feet for a short hike with spectacular views of the rugged surrounding landscapes. After lunch in a characteristic local roadhouse, set out for the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, where you enjoy an up-close visit with the native Alaskan species being rehabilitated there, including bison, moose and grizzly bears. Tonight, celebrate your Alaskan journey with a special farewell dinner.
The Hotel Alyeska | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Depart Anchorage

Transfer to the Anchorage airport and depart.
Meals: B

Journey Details

Internal air included: Arctic Circle flightseeing; Denali flightseeing
This journey contains some active elements.
Included flights are subject to weather conditions.
Minimum age is 10 years.
First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.
Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 7.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


Tailor-Made Travel with A&K

If scheduled departure dates don’t work for you, or you would prefer to travel privately, please talk to one of our expert Journey Designers or your travel agent about creating the perfect bespoke tailor-made journey for you, or your own small group with family or friends.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Pike's Waterfront Lodge, Fairbanks

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Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

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Talkeetna spans several pretty log buildings which houses the main lodge and 212 guest rooms in separate buildings overlooking the forest ... Read more

The Hotel Captain Cook, Alaska

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

May 27, 2022 - Jun 3, 2022
Price AU$10,800pp Single Supplement AU$2,830 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jun 10, 2022 - Jun 17, 2022
Price AU$10,800pp Single Supplement AU$2,830 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jul 8, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022
Price AU$10,800pp Single Supplement AU$2,830 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jul 15, 2022 - Jul 22, 2022
Price AU$10,800pp Single Supplement AU$2,830 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jul 22, 2022 - Jul 29, 2022
Price AU$10,800pp Single Supplement AU$2,830 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Aug 5, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022
Price AU$10,800pp Single Supplement AU$2,830 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Aug 12, 2022 - Aug 19, 2022
Price AU$10,800pp Single Supplement AU$2,830 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Aug 26, 2022 - Sep 2, 2022
Price AU$10,800pp Single Supplement AU$2,830 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Sep 2, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Price AU$10,800pp Single Supplement AU$2,830 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Notes:

Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.