Alaskan Heritage & Wildlife
Immerse yourself in Alaska’s breathtaking landscapes, fascinating history and abundant wildlife on a seven-night journey that includes stays in Anchorage and Denali National Park. We’ll experience storied history in world-class museums, stroll through friendly communities and search for wildlife in their natural habitats. Visit a working kennel and reindeer farm, and witness jaw-dropping views during a spectacular train journey and scenic cruise! Alaska’s treasures will touch your soul!
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- Trip Type
- Closer to Home, Group Travel Tour
- Departure Dates
Jul 9, 2023 - Jul 16, 2023
Tucked into the natural splendor of the Alaskan wilderness at the bottom of Sugarloaf Mountain, Denali Bluffs Hotel will delight you with its welcoming staff, scenic views, and timber-beamed touches. On-site staff are eager to help book optional activities, from flying to hiking to rafting. The inviting great room is decorated with authentic Alaskan art, providing a cozy ambiance for gathering with friends. Dig into home-style Alaskan cuisine at the Mountaineer Grill & Bar or join a convivial group for coffee, hot beverages, pastries, and a variety of delicious snacks at the Perky Moose Espresso. After a day of exploring, thrill to majestic sunsets and panoramas from the viewing deck before settling into the comforts of your comfortable guestroom.
CANCELLATION-You will receive a full refund for cancellations made up to 90 days prior to trip departure. Cancellations from 89 to 76 days prior to departure will be subject to a $300 per person administrative fee. The withheld administrative fee may be applied to a future AHI Travel program that will operate in the current calendar year or year following cancellation. The credit will be applied to the final billing and may not be used as part of the initial deposit. It is non-transferable and is not valid toward the purchase of an AHI Cruises independent cruise. Cancellations from 75 days to 60 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 25% of the entire cost of the trip per person; 59-30 days, 50% of the trip cost per person; cancellations from 29 days up to the time of departure will result in 100% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip.
After arriving in Anchorage, travel with your AHI representative to the Hilton Anchorage. Get to know your accommodations and start exploring the neighborhood around your hotel. You may wish to visit one of Anchorage’s 50 breweries for a taste of local craft beer or slip into one of the city’s many coffee shops.
Begin the day with a thoughtful lecture about Alaska’s geography and history. Then join your group for a walk through Anchorage’s historic downtown, where country cosmopolitan and rugged wild co-exist in beautiful harmony. Stop at the Anchorage Museum to gain insight into 10,000 years of storied history during a guided tour.
Anchorage | Talkeetna | Denali
At the confluence of the Susitna, Talkeetna and Chulitna rivers sits Talkeetna, a welcoming community with lively eateries, art galleries and colorful storefronts. After exploring at your leisure, sit down to a hearty lunch at a traditional roadhouse and listen to a local who recounts the history of Alaska’s roadhouses. Travel on to Denali National Park, check in to Denali Bluff’s Hotel and use the remainder of the day to start your exploration of this stunning region.
Denali National Park
Embark on a thrilling tour of Alaska’s most famous national park. You’ll be joined by a certified naturalist as you travel deep into this vast, untamed wilderness, home to bear, moose, wolves, caribou and Dall sheep. This once-in-a-lifetime wilderness expedition is sure to be a memorable event! Later, a local mountain climber and naturalist shares the history and unique geography of this storied region.
Denali | Anchorage
Delve into the fascinating history of dog sledding, Alaska’s state sport, while visiting a working kennel. Meet the kennel’s cuddly residents and learn about the care of these “athletes.” Continue to the Denali Rail Depot to start your deluxe rail journey back to Anchorage. Your glass-domed car offers unimpeded views of the surroundings, the perfect way to indulge in Alaska’s scenic grandeur!
Anchorage | Whittier
Today’s journey takes us to the coastal community of Whittier for a scenic cruise of Prince William Sound. Thrill to views of glaciers, icebergs and picturesque shores. Breathe in fresh, cool air while watching for whales, sea otters and harbor seals, as well as a variety of birdlife. The afternoon is at leisure in Anchorage, the perfect time to embrace the city’s thriving food scene.
Anchorage | Matanuska-Susitna Valley
Our excursion to “Mat-Su” begins with a visit to the one-room Palmer Visitor Center, an engaging museum that offers background into the region’s Ahtna Athabascan natives and other fascinating local facts. Continue to a family-owned, 200-acre Reindeer Farm, followed by a visit to a local farm for lunch. Back in Anchorage, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center before capping off the day with a Farewell Dinner.
Depart for gateway city
Say farewell to beautiful Alaska as you board your flight for your home city.
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