Alaska is a big and, all things considered, fairly busy place in the summer, so we propose a start in June and have designed a road trip that will give ample opportunity to experience and enjoy dramatic landscapes and catch more than a glimpse of wildlife.
Which is the main focus of these adventurous off-the-road travelers.
Please note that, as with all our individual trips, this trip (which will take place in 2021) 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 considerably to the travel budget.
We can also easily add the Yukon to the mix for an even larger taste of the North.
Kodiak Bear - Ursus humungus...
Columbia Glacier in Prince William Sound
Denali State Park - views of the Alaska Range
Matanuska Glacier in the Matanuska Valley recreation area
Homer: bear observation (1 full day), sea kayaking (1 full day)
Kenai Peninsula: walking, marine excursions
Ferry to Valdez: hiking and glacier excursion
Drive to Fairbanks via the Glenn Highway. Dalton Highway off road trip
Denali National Park: walking and bus tour
Denali State Park
Matanuska Valley: Hiking and exploring from Palmer
Anchorage and flights home
We do not offer ‘off the shelf’ travel packages. Every vacation is custom made. The trip budget below is based on the actual trip taking place in 2019.
Cost per person (1€ = $US 1.21)
Car rental SUV (off-road coverage included)
Lodging (camping 12x, cabins/lodge 7x)
Alaska State Ferries Whittier to Valdez (car included)
Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel etc.)
Excursions (full day bearviewing with floatplane, seakayak (7 hrs), glacier/wildlife Valdez (7 hrs), bustour Denali full day.
Total (international airfare not included)
Custom Travel Plan & Organization of your trip * * Postage and printing travel guide extra ($Can 35/€ 25)
By including more (tent) camping and/or participating in fewer excursions, costs will come down. A smaller rental car without off-road coverage will save $434/€525 pp. Additionally, if you have more time (and there never is enough time to see Alaska.....) traveling by camper will be cheaper in the long run.