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 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, this trip (which will take place in 2020) 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.
|Dates||21 days June – July, 2020|
|Transportation||Car (SUV with off-road coverage)|
|Driving distance||1750 km|
|Accommodation||Camping and B&B|
|Highlights||Wildlife watching (bears, whales and puffins). Travel mode = active. 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. Dalton Highway off road trip|
|Day 12-14||Denali National Park: walking and bus tour|
|Day 15||Denali State Park|
|Day 16-19||Matanuska Valley: Hiking and exploring from Palmer|
|Day 20-21||Anchorage and flights home|
CostWe 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€ = $US 1.11)||$ US||€ Euro|
|Car rental SUV (off-road coverage included)||1469||1324|
|Lodging (camping 12x, cabins/lodge 7x)||693||624|
|Alaska State Ferries Whittier to Valdez (car included)||158||142|
|Miscellaneous (park permits, fuel etc.)||250||225|
|Excursions (full day bearviewing with floatplane, seakayak (7 hrs), glacier/wildlife Valdez (7 hrs), bustour Denali full day.||1400||1260|
|Total (international airfare not included)||4595||4129|
|Custom Travel Plan & Organization of your trip *
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 $595/€536 pp. Additionally, if you have more time (and there never is enough time to see Alaska.....) traveling by camper is cheaper in the long run.