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Denali Backcountry Explorer

3 Days / 2 Nights
Anchorage to Fairbanks or Fairbanks to Anchorage
From USD$1,927 per person
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Departure dates

(Tour Code: MPANC09) Departs from Anchorage: Daily


All pricing is in United States of America USD$

Superior Grade

04 Jun - 04 Sep, 2020





Prices are per person and include all taxes.

Child age 10 yrs & under

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Explore Alaska's two largest cities and the backcountry of Denali National Park on this reversible 3-day package. Watch for grizzies, moose, caribou and golden eagles, and experience optional hiking, gold panning and mountain biking. The trip ends aboard the Denali Star Train in the Goldstar Railcar for the scenic ride to Fairbanks.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Anchorage to Denali Backcountry Lodge
Day 2
Denali Backcountry Lodge - Kantishna
Day 3
Denali Backcountry Lodge to Fairbanks

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 Denali Backcountry Lodge (Coach)
This morning, board a motorcoach to the Denali National Park Entrance. Your driver will give you some history of the area as you travel the George Parks Highway. Weather permitting; you can admire the marvelous views of Mt McKinley (Denali) - the tallest mountain in North America. You will arrive at the Denali Cabins in time for a lunch break before connecting to the private lodge bus. The 148km/92mi, 6-hour journey to Kantishna along the restricted Park Road is called one of the grandest drives on earth- with chances to see Grizzlies, moose, caribou and Golden eagles along the way. The end of the road is Kantishna and the Denali Backcountry Lodge, your home for the night. (Dinner is included today)

Day 2 Denali Backcountry Lodge – Kantishna
Nestled in a snug valley, the Denali Backcountry Lodge is a true wilderness experience, with your own heated cabin. The lodge is located at the end of the restricted 148km/92mi Park Road with just a small bush airstrip and the vast interior of Alaska beyond. You can experience activities such as: day hikes (casual, moderate, or extreme), view and photograph Denali (Mount McKinley), gold panning, botany walks, shuttle to Wonder Lake and mountain biking. You can also visit Fannie Quigley’s Cabin, home of one of the original miners from early in the twentieth century. Meals are served in the main two-story lodge. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner is included today)

Day 3 Denali Backcountry Lodge - Kantishna to Fairbanks (Coach / Rail)
An early departure this morning gives you another opportunity to view the magnificent scenery along the route back to the Denali National Park Entrance and connects you back at the Denali Cabins outside the park gates. After lunch (not included), take the shuttle to the Alaska Railroad Station and board the Denali Star Train in the Goldstar Railcar to Fairbanks. Enjoy the late afternoon scenery as you travel north to Fairbanks. (Breakfast at lodge and dinner is included onboard the train today)

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation including taxes for 2 nights
    • Kantishna - Denali Backcountry Lodge (Traditional Cabin)
  • (Included meals - 2 dinners, 1 lunch, 2 breakfasts)
  • Scheduled coach transfer with driver commentary - Anchorage to Denali
  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour
  • Denali National Park entrance fee
  • Activities at Denali Backcountry Lodge
  • Coach transfer from Denali Backcountry Lodge to Train Station
  • Alaska Railroad - Denali to Fairbanks Goldstar service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (dinner onboard train)
  • PDF Travel Documentation (Emailed)

Not Included:

  • Fairbanks transfer between train station and hotel (please note some hotels provide complimentary transfers)
  • Gratuities
  • Activities other than specified
  • Meals other than specified

Superior Grade

Denali Back Country Lodge

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