Wildlife and scenery are the two main draws for these travelers. Since Alaska is a big and, all things considered, busy place in the summer, we designed a trip that will give them a chance to experience and enjoy dramatic landscapes and catch more than a glimpse of wildlife.
Please note that, as with all our individual trips, it can be modified at will and tailored to your preferences. The emphasis on wildlife excursions and off-road driving in this trip plan have added to the travel budget
We can also easily add the Yukon to the mix for an even larger taste of that incredible part of the North.
|Dates||20 days June – July, 2017|
|Transportation||Car (SUV with off-road coverage)|
|Driving distance||1750 km|
|Accommodation||Camping and B&B|
|Highlights||Wildlife watching (bears, whales and puffins). Active journey. Glaciers.|
|Day 1||Arrival Anchorage.|
|Day 2-5||Homer: bear observation (1 full day), sea kayaking (1 full day)|
|Day 5-7||Kenai Peninsula: walking, marine excursions|
|Day 8-9||Ferry to Valdez: hiking and glacier excursion|
|Day 10-11||Drive to Fairbanks via the Glenn Highway|
|Day 12-13||Denali National Park: walking and bus tour|
|Day 14||Denali State Park|
|Day 15-18||Matanuska Valley: Hiking and exploring from Palmer|
|Day 19-20||Anchorage and flights home|
|Cost per person (1€ = $US 1.05)||$ US||€ Euro|
|Car rental SUV (incl off-road coverage)||821||782|
|Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel etc.)||202||192|
|Total (international airfare not included)||4125||3911|
|Custom Travel Plan & Organization of your trip *
By including (tent) camping and/or taking fewer excursions costs will come down. A smaller rental car without off-road coverage will save $600/€550 pp. Additionally, if you have more time (and there is never enough time to see this country) traveling by camper is cheaper in the long run.