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Bear Viewing at Brooks Lodge Katmai National Park

2 Days / 1 Nights Departing Anchorage
From USD$1,431 per person
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One of the most exciting bear viewing tour programs offered anywhere in North America. Each year millions of salmon burst from the Bering Sea into the lakes and streams of Katmai National Park. The world famous bear viewing at Brooks Falls is only a short walk from Brooks Lodge. As many as fifty bears can be viewed fishing along the mile and a half long Brooks River during the peak of the salmon season.

All visitors are instructed by the National Park Service on how to conduct themselves in “Bear Country”. Besides the famous Brooks River and Brooks Falls, bear viewing opportunities abound in the park and other excursions are possible. Most years a large run of sockeye (red) salmon will begin to enter the Brooks River during the middle of June. This run continues through July and the salmon usually begin to spawn in the Brooks River in early August. The spawn continues throughout August and peaks during early September.

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Day 1 Anchorage to Brooks Lodge Katmai National Park Morning transfer (not included) to Anchorage Airport for a scheduled 1 ½ flight to King Salmon. Upon arrival into King Salmon connect with a 20 minute scenic floatplane flight to Brooks Lodge. Once at the lodge you will be given a brief bear orientation by a park ranger. Bear viewing is not guided and there are three viewing platforms on the Brooks River, all within walking distance from the lodge. They range from 275m (300 yd) to 1.6km (1 mi) from the main lodge. National Park Service rangers will point you in the right direction and answer all of your questions about this incredible park and viewing areas. Overnight at Brooks Lodge. Day 2 Brooks Lodge to Anchorage Today is yours to explore Katmai and spend more time at the viewing platforms, before departing late afternoon for Anchorage, arriving at approximately 7pm.

Day 2 Brooks Lodge Today is yours to independently explore Katmai and bear viewing at the platforms or take the optional “Valley of 10,000 Smokes” day tour. Optional Valley of 10,000 Smokes Tour This additional day tour travels to the site of the June 1912 eruption of Novarupta Volcano, the second largest volcanic eruption in the world’s history. When it was over, more than 65 square kilometers (40 square miles) of lush green land lay buried beneath volcanic deposits as much as 200 meters (700 feet) deep. Acid rain caused clothes to disintegrate on clotheslines in distant Vancouver, Canada. The eruption was 10 times more forceful than the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens. In the valleys of Knife Creek and the Ukak River, innumerable small holes and cracks developed in the volcanic ash deposits, permitting gas and steam from the heated ground water to escape. This naturalist led tour travels to the valley for hiking and photo opportunities and includes lunch.

Day 3 Brooks Lodge to Anchorage Spend your last few hours in Katmai pursuing your own interests. Take a last walk to Brooks Falls, snap a few last photos or visit the “Trading Post” where souvenirs and post cards may be purchased. Early afternoon it’s time to say your good byes and head back to Anchorage.

Package Includes

  • Return flights from Anchorage to Brooks Lodge
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Bear and wildlife viewing at lodge

Not Included:

  • Gratuities (recommended $50 per day per guest)
  • Meals (buffet style and payable at lodge)
  • Optional Valley of 10,000 Smokes Tour $96.00 pp (includes sack lunch)

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Brooks Lodge

Day 1 Anchorage to Brooks Lodge Katmai National Park Morning transfer (not included) to Anchorage Airport for a scheduled 1 ½ flight to King Salmon. Upon arrival into King Salmon connect with a 20 minute scenic floatplane flight to Brooks Lodge. Once at the lodge you will be given a brief bear orientation by a park ranger. Bear viewing is not guided and there are three viewing platforms on the Brooks River, all within walking distance from the lodge. They range from 275m (300 yd) to 1.6km (1 mi) from the main lodge. National Park Service rangers will point you in the right direction and answer all of your questions about this incredible park and viewing areas. Overnight at Brooks Lodge. Day 2 Brooks Lodge to Anchorage Today is yours to explore Katmai and spend more time at the viewing platforms, before departing late afternoon for Anchorage, arriving at approximately 7pm.

Day 2 Brooks Lodge Today is yours to independently explore Katmai and bear viewing at the platforms or take the optional “Valley of 10,000 Smokes” day tour. Optional Valley of 10,000 Smokes Tour This additional day tour travels to the site of the June 1912 eruption of Novarupta Volcano, the second largest volcanic eruption in the world’s history. When it was over, more than 65 square kilometers (40 square miles) of lush green land lay buried beneath volcanic deposits as much as 200 meters (700 feet) deep. Acid rain caused clothes to disintegrate on clotheslines in distant Vancouver, Canada. The eruption was 10 times more forceful than the 1980 eruption of Mount Saint Helens. In the valleys of Knife Creek and the Ukak River, innumerable small holes and cracks developed in the volcanic ash deposits, permitting gas and steam from the heated ground water to escape. This naturalist led tour travels to the valley for hiking and photo opportunities and includes lunch.

Day 3 Brooks Lodge to Anchorage Spend your last few hours in Katmai pursuing your own interests. Take a last walk to Brooks Falls, snap a few last photos or visit the “Trading Post” where souvenirs and post cards may be purchased. Early afternoon it’s time to say your good byes and head back to Anchorage.

Package Includes

  • Return flights from Anchorage to Brooks Lodge
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Bear and wildlife viewing at lodge

Not Included:

  • Gratuities (recommended $50 per day per guest)
  • Meals (buffet style and payable at lodge)
  • Optional Valley of 10,000 Smokes Tour $96.00 pp (includes sack lunch)

Hotels

Brooks Lodge

Departure dates

Departs from Anchorage: Daily

Tour Code: 2 Days / 1 Night: BLKPALP1 3 Days / 2 Night: BLKPALP2

Pricing

All pricing is in United States of America USD$

TWIN SINGLE TRIPLE

2 Days / 1 Night
01 Jun - 17 Sep, 2018
3 Days / 2 Night
01 Jun - 16 Sep, 2018

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$1,429
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$1,909

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$1,779
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$2,530

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$1,289
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$1,630

Prices are per person and include all taxes.

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