Day 1: Arrival in Anchorage
Welcome to Anchorage! Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to the centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip or start your independent exploration.
Day 2: Anchorage City Tour & Northern Lights Tour
Fuel on breakfast, as today you begin exploring awe-inspiring Alaska with a city tour of Anchorage. You will discover historic Ship Creek where Anchorage was first settled as a tent city in 1911. Then your guide will take you to Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof, where you can take in the Anchorage skyline's stunning view set against the backdrop of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet.
Following the city tour, as the sun sets, your driver will take you and the fellow travelers to a special northern light viewing location*. Prepare to witness the most incredible natural phenomenon in a warm shelter, with snacks, and hot drinks. You won't have to worry about a thing, as your professional Alaskan Aurora guide will make sure you feel comfortable and stay warm while learning all about this spectacular light show in the sky. Bring your camera with you!
*Arranged only if the weather permits.
Day 3: Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour
Have you ever walked on a thousand-year-old glacier? Well, today is your day. Set your alarm early for today, and don't miss it, as a long and exciting day of hiking in the great Alaskan outdoors is ahead.
Following breakfast, you will join a small-group tour and make your way to Alaska's largest glacier - Matanuska, and enjoy a full day of sightseeing and immersive activities. You will walk on the glacial ice, learn about the formation of this outstanding natural monument, spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas.
After the tour, you will enjoy a delicious lunch at a local cafe and return to your hotel.
Day 4: Panoramic Train Ride to Fairbanks
Following breakfast, you check out and meet the driver for your departure.
We hope you love train rides as much as we do, as around 8 in the morning you board the Denali Star train, taking you on one of the most scenic train rides in the world.
Bringing a book or another way to occupy yourself might not even be needed as the views from the outside will keep you peeled to your big panoramic window.
You will witness amazing sceneries during your 11-hour train ride from the comfort of your adventure class car. They include winding Indian, Susitna, and Knik Rivers, the expansive sight of Hurricane Gulch from the top of a 296-foot bridge (a view to remember), as well as the backdrop of the Chugach mountains.
Train Denali Star
Day 4: Arrival in Fairbanks
Welcome to Fairbanks! Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to the centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is at your own leisure to relax after the trip or enjoy dinner in the city
Day 5: Denali National Park
Are you familiar with flightseeing activity? Let us introduce you to an exciting experience that is on the agenda for today.
Together with fellow travelers, prepare to enjoy the world's most incredible mountain flight and explore the spectacular Alaska Range, take in the views of Denali National Park and Mt. Denali from the top. You might even see or meet climbers who prepare/return from their climbs. By the way, your two-hour flight includes an option to land on a glacier, worthy of considering.
Day 6: Fairbanks Tour & Aurora Ice Fishing
Another well-balanced sightseeing day awaits - a taste of urban city life and another chance to see northern lights.
Your day starts with a guided group excursion around Fairbanks. A local tour guide will take you to some of the must-see attractions in the city, including the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center and the University of Alaska’s Museum of the North. Besides, you also see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the world’s largest pipeline, and wrap up your tour at the Santa Claus House in the North Pole.
The real fun is about to begin as your group experiences something new for the first time - Ice Fishing complimented by northern lights show in the sky. This experience will include not only a guide, fishing gear, and license, but also tasty fish snacks, as well as some hot beverages to keep you warm and cozy in the fishing hut.
Day 7: Dogsledding & Chena's Hot Spring
By this point in your tour, you would have already seen some of Alaska's best features - the incredible sceneries, northern lights show, majestic wildlife, and engaging cultures of the cities. However, there are a couple of essential Alaskan things left for you to experience - dog sledding and hot springs.
Thus, following breakfast, prepare for another incredible day in Alaska. Together with the rest of the group, you will enjoy a tranquil relaxation at the Chena Hotsprings and a memorable ride with a Sprint dog kennel afterward.
Day 8: Arctic Circle Tour
Today, we invite you to end your Alaskan exploration on a high, both literally and figuratively speaking.
You and a group of travelers will board a plane and see the best of the Arctic Circle from above, with a few great stops along the way. You will have a chance to see Trans Alaska Pipeline, Yukon River, and the fascinating arctic tundra during the stops.
Moreover, your professional guide will tell you all about life in remote Alaska and the Arctic environment. After the adventure, you will receive a certificate and will be taken back to your hotel.
Day 9: Departure
After breakfast, you have a private transfer to the airport. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your Alaskan vacation.
We wish you a safe flight home and hope to see you again on one of our tours in the near future!
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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