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Kenai Explorer and Alaska Outdoor Playground

7 Days / 6 Nights
Anchorage to Anchorage
From USD$2,096 per person
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Highlights: | Anchorage | Seward | Homer | Cooper Landing | Girdwood | Visit Seward, the starting point for scenic wildlife & glacier cruises into Kenai Fjords National Park, travel along scenic Sterling Highway, explore Homer - "The halibut fishing capital of the world", visit Ninilchik - the oldest settlement on the Kenai penninsula, and experience the thrill of dog sledding on a glacier.

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The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation.

Day 1 Anchorage to Seward (204 km / 127 mi) This morning travel along the Seward Highway towards scenic Turnagain Arm. Turnagain Arm is a body of water featuring the world’s second highest tides at over 30 feet. Keep an eye out for Beluga whales chasing salmon in the bay or Dall sheep along the highway. A great stop for lunch is the Alyeska Ski Resort/Girdwood. Here you can take the tram up Mt. Alyeska (optional). Another interesting stop might be Portage Glacier and its interesting visitor centre. In Seward we suggest a visit to Exit Glacier and the SeaLife Centre.

Day 2 Seward with Northwestern Fjord Cruise (Cruise) Today we have arranged for you to take an all-day Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise. Travel farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than with any other cruise and visit the magnificent Northwestern Fjord, home to three amazing tidewater glaciers and numerous alpine glaciers. Kenai Fjords National Park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers and breathtaking scenery. This cruise is the best way to see this pristine National Park and its inhabitants. Also, visit the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, an island home to teeming seabird rookeries. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the untouched beauty of Alaska’s coastal waters. (A continental breakfast & deli-style lunch is included onboard)

Day 3 Seward to Homer (270 km / 168 mi) Continue your self-drive journey and follow the Sterling Highway - a designated scenic highway covering miles of spectacular landscape with snowcapped mountains and its many active volcanoes known as the “Ring of Fire” with Mt. Iliamna, Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Augustine, deep ocean bluffs, excellent salmon fishing opportunities along the Kenai River and a magnificent coastline. Homer is blessed with a view to the south that is stunning in its beauty and grandeur. The rugged Kenai Mountains are spreading across the sparkling waters of Kachemak Bay. Homer is also known as a great fishing hole. King Salmon may be caught here from May to June, while Silver Salmon run during August. Halibut - large as a barn size door - are available from May - September.

Day 4 Homer - Free Day The “Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea” and “The Halibut fishing capital of the World” - there must be something truly special about a town with so many nicknames. From the first breathtaking glimpse of the Homer Spit from the Sterling Highway coming into town, visitors to Homer are struck by the awesome natural stage on which the little city sits. The looming peaks of the Kenai Mountains, packed with ancient glaciers and brimming with abundant wildlife, stand sentry over Kachemak Bay. Few towns have the culinary variety of Homer where there are coffee bars on nearly every corner next to gourmet sandwich shops and fine restaurants so atypical of small-town Alaska. The art galleries, along with museums, a live theatre and music venues give credence to Homer being the cultural capital of south-central Alaska.

Day 5 Homer to Cooper Landing (193 km/120 mi) This full-day narrated coach trip explores the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During your journey to the lodge, your experienced driver-guide will help in the search for bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the area. There are numerous stops for wildlife viewing, photography and to stretch your legs and enjoy complimentary snacks. Lunch is included on this full day journey at the Denali Backcountry Lodge and while at the Lodge you can take a nature walk or try panning for gold. You will return to the park entrance via a flightseeing tour in a small bush plane. If weather permits, you will fly close to Mount McKinley. (Lunch is included)

Day 6 Cooper Landing to Girdwood (106 km / 66 mi) with Glacier Dog Sledding Heli Tour Drive east on the Sterling Highway and then north on the Seward Highway to reach Girdwood. Girdwood is the home of the only 5-star resort in Alaska - the Hotel Alyeska. In the afternoon, experience dog sledding on a glacier. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight to the unique glacier base camp that serves as a summertime training ground for Iditarod sled dogs. Learn about mushing and hold adorable puppies while the team is prepared. Then take a scenic ride along a spectacular 3.25km glacier trail.

Day 7 Girdwood to Anchorage (62 km / 38mi) Continuing towards Anchorage, you will be able to view the magnificent scenery back to the Kenai Peninsula across Turnagain Arm. If you like, there is a great walking area in Potter Point Park along the ocean. Keep an eye out for beluga whales making their way towards the Cook Inlet or for Dall sheep combing the mountainsides. Upon arrival in Anchorage your self-drive ends.

Features:

  • Accommodation including taxes for 6 nights
  • Full day Northwestern Fjords Cruise with lunch
  • Copper Landing: 2 hr Kenai River Scenic Float Tour (minimum age 5yrs)
  • Glacier Dog Sled Helicopter Tour (Duration 2 hours)
  • Exclusive travel documentation package including personalized maps, itinerary and driving directions, and a Lonely Planet Guide of Alaska

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road and Tunnel Tolls

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Seward - Windsong Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Homer - Land’s End Resort (Port Bay Room)
  • Cooper Landing - Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Girdwood - Alyeska Resort (Deluxe Room)

Moderate Grade

Seward Windsong Lodge

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Seward

Lands End Resort

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Homer

Kenai Princess Wilderness Resort

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Cooper Landing

The Hotel Alyeska at Alyeska

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Girdwood

The below itinerary is only a suggestion, we offer tailor-made personal service and solutions to help you plan your perfect vacation.

Day 1 Anchorage to Seward (204 km / 127 mi) This morning travel along the Seward Highway towards scenic Turnagain Arm. Turnagain Arm is a body of water featuring the world’s second highest tides at over 30 feet. Keep an eye out for Beluga whales chasing salmon in the bay or Dall sheep along the highway. A great stop for lunch is the Alyeska Ski Resort/Girdwood. Here you can take the tram up Mt. Alyeska (optional). Another interesting stop might be Portage Glacier and its interesting visitor centre. In Seward we suggest a visit to Exit Glacier and the SeaLife Centre.

Day 2 Seward with Northwestern Fjord Cruise (Cruise) Today we have arranged for you to take an all-day Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise. Travel farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than with any other cruise and visit the magnificent Northwestern Fjord, home to three amazing tidewater glaciers and numerous alpine glaciers. Kenai Fjords National Park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers and breathtaking scenery. This cruise is the best way to see this pristine National Park and its inhabitants. Also, visit the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, an island home to teeming seabird rookeries. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the untouched beauty of Alaska’s coastal waters. (A continental breakfast & deli-style lunch is included onboard)

Day 3 Seward to Homer (270 km / 168 mi) Continue your self-drive journey and follow the Sterling Highway - a designated scenic highway covering miles of spectacular landscape with snowcapped mountains and its many active volcanoes known as the “Ring of Fire” with Mt. Iliamna, Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Augustine, deep ocean bluffs, excellent salmon fishing opportunities along the Kenai River and a magnificent coastline. Homer is blessed with a view to the south that is stunning in its beauty and grandeur. The rugged Kenai Mountains are spreading across the sparkling waters of Kachemak Bay. Homer is also known as a great fishing hole. King Salmon may be caught here from May to June, while Silver Salmon run during August. Halibut - large as a barn size door - are available from May - September.

Day 4 Homer - Free Day The “Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea” and “The Halibut fishing capital of the World” - there must be something truly special about a town with so many nicknames. From the first breathtaking glimpse of the Homer Spit from the Sterling Highway coming into town, visitors to Homer are struck by the awesome natural stage on which the little city sits. The looming peaks of the Kenai Mountains, packed with ancient glaciers and brimming with abundant wildlife, stand sentry over Kachemak Bay. Few towns have the culinary variety of Homer where there are coffee bars on nearly every corner next to gourmet sandwich shops and fine restaurants so atypical of small-town Alaska. The art galleries, along with museums, a live theatre and music venues give credence to Homer being the cultural capital of south-central Alaska.

Day 5 Homer to Cooper Landing (193 km/120 mi) This full-day narrated coach trip explores the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During your journey to the lodge, your experienced driver-guide will help in the search for bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the area. There are numerous stops for wildlife viewing, photography and to stretch your legs and enjoy complimentary snacks. Lunch is included on this full day journey at the Denali Backcountry Lodge and while at the Lodge you can take a nature walk or try panning for gold. You will return to the park entrance via a flightseeing tour in a small bush plane. If weather permits, you will fly close to Mount McKinley. (Lunch is included)

Day 6 Cooper Landing to Girdwood (106 km / 66 mi) with Glacier Dog Sledding Heli Tour Drive east on the Sterling Highway and then north on the Seward Highway to reach Girdwood. Girdwood is the home of the only 5-star resort in Alaska - the Hotel Alyeska. In the afternoon, experience dog sledding on a glacier. Enjoy a scenic helicopter flight to the unique glacier base camp that serves as a summertime training ground for Iditarod sled dogs. Learn about mushing and hold adorable puppies while the team is prepared. Then take a scenic ride along a spectacular 3.25km glacier trail.

Day 7 Girdwood to Anchorage (62 km / 38mi) Continuing towards Anchorage, you will be able to view the magnificent scenery back to the Kenai Peninsula across Turnagain Arm. If you like, there is a great walking area in Potter Point Park along the ocean. Keep an eye out for beluga whales making their way towards the Cook Inlet or for Dall sheep combing the mountainsides. Upon arrival in Anchorage your self-drive ends.

Features:

  • Accommodation including taxes for 6 nights
  • Full day Northwestern Fjords Cruise with lunch
  • Copper Landing: 2 hr Kenai River Scenic Float Tour (minimum age 5yrs)
  • Glacier Dog Sled Helicopter Tour (Duration 2 hours)
  • Exclusive travel documentation package including personalized maps, itinerary and driving directions, and a Lonely Planet Guide of Alaska

Not included:

  • Rental Car
  • Road and Tunnel Tolls

Hotel Information (Moderate Grade)

  • Seward - Windsong Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Homer - Land’s End Resort (Port Bay Room)
  • Cooper Landing - Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge (Standard Room)
  • Girdwood - Alyeska Resort (Deluxe Room)

Moderate Grade

Seward Windsong Lodge

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Seward

Lands End Resort

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Homer

Kenai Princess Wilderness Resort

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Cooper Landing

The Hotel Alyeska at Alyeska

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Girdwood

Departure dates

(Tour Code: SDA01) Departs from Anchorage: Daily

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE CHILD
Moderate Grade

08 Jun - 14 Aug, 2018 15 Aug - 25 Aug, 2018

$2,165
$2,096

$3,288
$3,151

$977
$977

Prices are per person and include all taxes. Child age 10-5 yrs. Child rates are valid for existing bedding only. If a second room or room upgrade is required, the rates will be adjusted at the time of booking.

Start planning your tailor-made holiday by contacting one of our specialists

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Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
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Jasmine Wong

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Saturday 9am - 5pm
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