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This is the ultimate Alaskan adventure and definitely delivers the ‘wow factor’! Complete with float plane flights, bear viewing, wildlife cruises and wilderness walks this tour has it all. Alaska boasts glaciers, forests, lakes and rushing rivers; legendary wildlife, thriving both in the sea and on land. One of the last bastions of true wilderness, it’s the perfect place to see animals in their natural habitat.


  • Wilderness float plane trip to search for bears and opportunity to witness the salmon run
  • Full day wildlife cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park with salmon or prime rib lunch
  • Two full days exploring Denali National Park with bus pass
  • Hike around the ranges of Wrangell-St Elias National Park
  • Visit the magnificent Worthington Glacier




Welcome to Anchorage

The largest city in Alaska with only 300,000 people and a city which has undergone quite a change since the earthquake of 1964. Now a bustling city fuelled by the oil boom and tourism, it wasn’t that long ago that Anchorage was the last outpost before heading into the ‘Last Frontier’, this is a city mixed with metropolitan luxuries and unrivalled natural wonders. .

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Accommodations: Ramada Anchorage Or Similar

It’s not uncommon to find bears roaming the outskirts of the city, this is one truly wild place. A great way to spend your day is to wander around town getting a feel for the 49th state, speaking to the locals, and checking out some of the great cafes and restaurants. A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 hrs for you to meet your tour leader and fellow travelling companions

Additional Options For Day 1

• Alaska Native Heritage Center US$25
• Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center US$15
• Tony Knowles Coastal Trail US$free
• Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum US$10


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  • Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
  • Meals: L, D

Leaving Anchorage, you enter the wilderness pretty much instantly and make your way towards Talkeetna where you stop for the opportunity to try a local delicacy, reindeer sausage, before arriving in Denali National Park.

Denali National Park

Home to the highest mountain in North America, legendary Mount Denali (6,194m), the park covers six million acres and houses some of the most unspoiled wilderness and spectacular scenery in the whole of Alaska.

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Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
Meals: L, D
Additional Options For Day 2

• Denali scenic flight US$524
• Dogsled demonstration in Denali US$free
• Mountain biking in Denali, US$20-$57
• Whitewater rafting in Denali US$92-$187


Enjoy two full days exploring the park with an included bus pass – the only way to get out into the incredible (and vast) wilderness. Try to spot Alaska’s ‘Big Five’; Caribou, Dall Sheep, moose, Grizzly Bear and wolves. Denali is one of the only national parks where you are encouraged to find your own path off the trails, great for those of you looking for pure unadulterated adventure. There are plenty of optional walks and activities in Denali or you can take to the skies on a scenic (and highly recommended) glacier landing helicopter flight. As the trails are wild and unmarked, the hiking opportunities are endless. Your tour leader will suggest some local spots of scenic beauty and the best spots to view wildlife.

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Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
Meals: B, L


Head into the heart of the Alaska Range to spend the night in local cabins at Maclaren Lodge. With spectacular views of the surrounding valley this rustic lodge provides the ideal setting for an authentic Alaskan experience. Although rooms are basic bunkhouse style, its remote location is something to savour with the chance to look out for grazing caribou near the quiet lakes of the tundra. This is also a birder’s paradise with many species often sighted.

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Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
Meals: B, L
Additional Options For Day 5

• Canoeing (unescorted) US$50-$65


Liberty Falls Trail

The scenery keeps on coming thick and fast and today is no different. Drive through the dramatic Copper River Valley and stop for a short walk on the Liberty Falls Trail, just off the Edgerton Highway en route to the small town of McCarthy (population 40 in the summer, 17 the remainder of the year). This quaint settlement at the centre of a mass of mountains, glaciers and wilderness will be your base to explore Wrangell-St Elias for the next two nights.

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Tour: Liberty Falls Trail
Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
Meals: L, D

Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve

Wrangell-St Elias National Park and Preserve contains nine of the sixteen highest peaks in the United States, including the second highest, Mount. St. Elias (5,488m), and is the most glaciated region in the North American continent.


A day of optional activities in Wrangell-St Elias. An imposing area of glaciers, mountains, forest and wilderness, with wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities including Dall Sheep, mountain goats, caribou, moose, Grizzly and Black Bear are just some of the parks inhabitants. An optional experience and highly recommended, is the chance to fix crampons to your boots and hike around the Root Glacier, exploring its deep blue pools and carved ice shapes.

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Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
Meals: B, L, D
Additional Options For Day 7

• Ghost Town tour – Kennecott Copper Mill US$28
• Scenic flight US$120-$270


Your journey continues towards Valdez, passing through the Chugach Range. On the rivers, fish wheels have been built to catch salmon migrating upstream to spawn. Stop at the famous Worthington Glacier, adjacent to the Thompson Pass for a short walk. Explore the busy seaside town of Valdez, a return to civilisation after the mountainous isolation of McCarthy. Valdez is a new town, as a major earthquake destroyed the old one in 1964. There are various hiking trails in and around Valdez such as the Mineral Creek Trail or the Keystone Canyon Pack Trail. You can also visit the historical museum to learn about the native culture, gold rush history and the famous pipeline. Why not opt for a sea kayaking excursion to get up close and personal to the glacier?

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Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
Meals: B, L, D
Additional Options For Day 8

• Valdez Sea Kayaking US$259


Free day exploring Valdez.

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Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
Meals: B, L, D


Board the Alaska State Ferry

Board the Alaska state ferry, leaving Valdez behind and crossing Prince William Sound to reach Whittier. The views of the mountains, bays, fjords and glaciers are unforgettable and the water is home to a unique array of marine life, Harbour Seals and sea lions.


On arrival, explore the small fishing town of Seward. In its past life, Seward was a railroad port which means there is now plenty of great shopping and a picturesque old-time downtown area.

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Tour: Board the Alaska State Ferry
Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
Meals: B, L, D


Full-day Wildlife Viewing Cruise Around Resurrection Bay & Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge

Set off on a full-day wildlife viewing cruise around Resurrection Bay and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. To maximize your experience onboard your guide will give a detailed commentary on the wildlife you see and the local area. On previous trips, travellers have spotted sea lions, otters, Dall’s Porpoise, and an endless variety of seabirds including puffins and eagles. Orcas are often spotted and if you’re lucky, Humpback Whales can also be seen! Enjoy an included fresh salmon and prime rib lunch on board (vegetarian options available).

Daily Summary
Tour: Full-day Wildlife Viewing Cruise Around Resurrection Bay & Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge
Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
Meals: B, L


Walk the Harding Icefield Trail to Exit Glacier

The staggeringly beautiful Kenai Fjords National Park offers wonderful wildlife and bird watching opportunities amidst dramatic fjords and glaciers. Within the park is the huge Harding Icefield, claiming 300 square miles in its entirety. If weather conditions permit, take a spectacular walk from Exit Glacier to the Harding Icefield for views of deep crevasses and huge seracs. At an elevation 900m you will eventually reach a lookout point over the icefield and the views will be out of this world. The walk is strenuous and entirely dependent on weather conditions; if there is too much snow and ice on the trail, it may be impassable. There’s an easier option available if you prefer, using an accessible trail to reach a different viewpoint of the glacier. For those who want to explore Seward a little more, the impressive Alaska SeaLife Center, which houses a remarkable public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue centre, is a fun place to visit.

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Tour: Walk the Harding Icefield Trail to Exit Glacier
Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
Meals: B, L, D


Float Plane Flight for Bear Observation at Big River Lakes

Enjoy one final morning game drive, then say farewell to the animals and transfer to Arusha for lunch. You will depart from Arusha airport for flight to Zanzibar at 1pm, arriving at 2:30pm. (Flight booked by Ranger.) Upon arrival you will be transferred to the enchanting Nungwi Dreams for 3 nights. This all-inclusive property is the perfect setting for you to unwind.

Daily Summary
Tour: Float Plane Flight for Bear Observation at Big River Lakes
Accommodation: Participatory Camping or Multi-Share Cabin
Meals: B, L, D
Additional Options For Day 13

• Fishing with licence US$50


Alyeska Wilderness Walk

After breakfast and packing up camp, you’ll drive for a couple of hours to Alyeska in the Chugach Mountain Range which is ideal for a final wilderness walk before returning to the state’s capital, Anchorage.

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Tour: Alyeska Wilderness Walk
Meals: B, L


Containing around half the population of the state, Anchorage in some ways looks just like any other sprawling American town and after nearly two weeks in the small towns and villages the bustling streets of the city will feel somewhat different. Explore the art galleries and craft shops where you can see the beautiful Eskimo handicrafts being made. This tour ends at in Anchorage at approximately 5:00pm. We recommend booking at least one night post-tour accommodation, which we can add onto your program. However, if you are planning to fly out this evening please do not book a flight that departs before 9:00pm.



Our US camping tours use national and state park campsites and also a wide assortment of private campgrounds. Most will have flush toilets and hot showers. Please note your campsite in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is more basic in nature without showers and has a long drop toilet. The campsite in Seward charges an additional fee of $1-$3 for showers. The Denali campground offers close proximity to the park, but is close to the highway so can be quite noisy. If you are a light sleeper, it is recommended you take earplugs. You will sleep in high quality, heavy-duty tents which single travellers share with one other passenger of the same sex. Our camping equipment also includes field kitchens, inflatable sleeping pads, food storage and camp lanterns. Most campsites have a quiet time from 22:00 hrs to 07:00 hrs. Please respect your fellow campers who are there to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of camping.


An essential part of a camping tour is helping out with the day to day camp duties and every one will assist with the setting up and packing up of the campsite. Your Tour Leader will provide guidance on what to do, and typically it will only take 15 minutes to set up or break down the tents and camp kitchen. Before you know it you’ll be enjoying ‘home sweet home’ in the great outdoors. Your tour leader will also co-ordinate and assist the group with food shopping, preparing meals and cleaning up. Sharing the camp duties is a great way to bond with your fellow travellers and the group camaraderie is all part of the experience.


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