Wings Over Alaska (2023)

Discover the far-flung reaches of Alaska on an immersive luxury journey that reveals its wilderness and wildlife at their most authentic.

Journey Overview

Wings Over the World itineraries feature private charter flights between destinations, allowing you the convenience of visiting remote places with less time spent getting there.

Discover the far-flung reaches of Alaska on an immersive luxury journey that reveals its wilderness and wildlife at their most authentic. Flight see over Denali, track brown bears in Katmai National Park, and cruise among whales and tidewater glaciers in Prince William Sound, accompanied by leading conservationists, while staying exclusively at remote, iconic lodges, on an itinerary made possible through the time-saving convenience of private chartered air.

Journey Highlights

  • Privately cruise majestic Prince William Sound on a day-long excursion, watching for whales and viewing glaciers
  • Enjoy your choice of helicopter activities, including heli-float touring or heli-fishing
  • Experience Prince William Sound, Katmai National Park and Denali National Park and stay in backcountry Alaskan lodges
  • Revel in a day of private bear viewing in the Katmai National Park, one of the densest habitats for brown bears on earth
  • Listen to a talk by Fran Ulmer, the Chair of The Nature Conservancy and a former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska
  • Go dogsledding on an icefield with a former Iditarod racer
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Anchorage, Alaska

Arrive in Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula, where you are met and transferred to Alyeska Resort. This evening, gather for a welcome dinner in a private room at your hotel, enjoying a presentation by Fran Ulmer, chair of The Nature Conservancy and former Lieutenant Governor of Alaska, who shares stories of her life and challenges in America’s “Last Frontier.”

Alyeska Resort | Meals: D

Day 2: Prince William Sound | Sighting Whales & Glaciers

Embark on an exploration vessel for a full-day private cruise of majestic Prince William Sound, watching for whales and marvelling at the glaciers that come down to the shore. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own at Alyeska Resort or in the town of Girdwood, with recommendations, reservations and transportation provided by A&K.

Alyeska Resort | Meals: BL

Day 3: Girdwood | Chugach Backcountry Adventure

Today, board an Alaska Railroad train for a scenic ride into the rugged backcountry of the Chugach Mountains for a full day of private exploration that includes hiking, kayaking and a special Salmon Bake lunch. Adjust your experience to your preferred level of activity with help from the skilled guides who accompany you. Tonight, back to Alyeska, ride a tram up a mountainside for dinner at the Seven Glaciers Restaurant.

Alyeska Resort | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Tutka Bay | Design Your Day

This morning, board a floatplane on Lake Hood for a flight over Cook Inlet and the Kenai Peninsula to Tutka Bay Lodge. After you settle in, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Hike a Temperate Old-Growth Rainforest with an expert guide and stop for some beachcombing along Tutka Bay.
  • Sea Kayak Along the Tutka Bay Shoreline and to the Herring Islands, looking for seabirds, otters and whales.
  • Join a Local Chef for a Cooking Class, using ingredients gathered from their seaside garden and the sea itself.

Afterward, return to your lodge for dinner.

Tutka Bay Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Tutka Bay | Bears of Katmai National Park

Today, Ride like a Local as you embark on a scenic boat ride across Kachemak Bay to the town of Homer and then fly by bush plane to Katmai National Park, home to one of the densest habitats for brown bears on earth. With your private guide, search for the massive brown bear and other species, watching the mighty omnivores up close in a natural setting. Return by plane and boat to your lodge. Gather for a Scenic Sundowner this evening before dining.

Tutka Bay Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 6: Winterlake | Ring of Fire & Denali Foothills

After breakfast, take off by floatplane for Winterlake Lodge, viewing a string of volcanoes in Alaska’s Ring of Fire along the way. Arrive for lunch at Winterlake Lodge in the foothills of Denali — the largest mountain in North America — and then partake of your choice of activities near the lodge, including hiking, fishing, a gourmet cooking class, a massage or a relaxing soak the hot tub. This evening, enjoy dinner and a presentation by celebrated, veteran Iditarod racer DeeDee Jonrowe.

Winterlake Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 7-8: Winterlake | Adventures by Dogsled & Helicopter

For the next two days, participate in an alternating set of morning and afternoon activity options. Lift off by helicopter to land on a nearby icefield for dogsledding on the icy surface with an Iditarod racer, an A&K-exclusive opportunity. Then, fit in some invigorating snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Alternatively, enjoy a choice of activities accessed by helicopter, including a guided hike with views of soaring, snow-capped Denali, a heli-float trip or heli-fishing. Return by helicopter to the lodge for lunch each day and a Chef ’s Table Experience one afternoon. Then, choose from afternoon activities available from your lodge, including guided hikes, canoeing, birding, a yoga or stretching class, a massage or a soak in the hot tub. This evening, dine at your lodge with the Iditarod racer as your group’s special guest.

Winterlake Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 9: Anchorage | A City’s Cultural Heritage

In the late morning, take off by floatplane for Anchorage, savouring flightseeing of majestic Denali en route. This afternoon, delve into the history of Anchorage, starting with a tour of the Anchorage Museum’s stunning collection of the Art of the North. Then, stop by authentic shops displaying Native Alaskan art. Gather at the fine restaurant atop your hotel for a farewell dinner, gazing out at sweeping views of Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains.

Hotel Captain Cook | Meals: BLD

Day 10: Depart Anchorage

After breakfast, privately transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: B

Journey Details

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 9.

Please Note: Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program.

Flight Details:
Lake Hood–Tutka Bay (1 hr)
Tutka Bay–Winterlake Lodge (1 hr)
Winterlake Lodge–Anchorage (1 hr)

Aircraft: Aircraft varies and will depend on the number of guests.

Included with every Wings Over The World Journey

  • Unique Itinerary Made Possible by Private Chartered Flights
  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director® and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day
  • Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except for Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support

Customise this Journey

Talk to one of our expert Journey Designers or your travel agent about booking this tour as a private journey for your own small group with family or friends. Or, if you would prefer to travel privately, find out more about creating the perfect bespoke tailor-made journey based on this itinerary.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Hotel Alyeska

Wings Over Alaska (2023)

Nestled in the Chugach Mountain Range in the resort community of Girdwood, Alyeska Resort, a chateau-style hotel is surrounded by mountai... Read more

The Hotel Captain Cook, Alaska

Wings Over Alaska (2023)

The Captain Cook Hotel is the only true luxury hotel in Anchorage. As Alaska's largest city, Anchorage is the thriving hub of the state w... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jun 9, 2023 - Jun 18, 2023
Price AU$49,290pp Single Supplement AU$11,120 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Jul 7, 2023 - Jul 16, 2023
Price AU$49,290pp Single Supplement AU$11,120 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Aug 4, 2023 - Aug 13, 2023
Price AU$49,290pp Single Supplement AU$11,120 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
Aug 25, 2023 - Sep 3, 2023
Price AU$49,290pp Single Supplement AU$11,120 Internal Air (From) AU$0 Availability Available Enquire
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