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Bear Viewing at Brooks Lodge Katmai National Park
Departs from Anchorage: Daily
Tour Code: 2 Days / 1 Night: BLKPALP1 3 Days / 2 Night: BLKPALP2
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2 Days / 1 Night
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One of the most exciting bear viewing programs offered in North America, Brooks Falls is only a short walk from Brooks Lodge in Katmai National Park. See as many as 50 bears fishing along the mile-and-a-half long Brooks River during the peak of salmon season. It's a memorable 2-day trip that you simply won't forget!
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Anchorage to Brooks Lodge Katmai National Park
Morning transfer (not included) to Anchorage Airport for a scheduled 1 ½ hour 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.
- Return flights from Anchorage to Brooks Lodge
- Accommodation as specified
- Bear and wildlife viewing at lodge
- Gratuities (recommended $50 per day per guest)
- Optional Valley of 10,000 Smokes Tour (includes sack lunch)