Alaska: Wilderness & Wildlife | Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Journey

Denali National Park aerial view
Denali National Park, Alaska

Alaska: Wilderness & Wildlife Luxury Journey

9 days | Fairbanks to Anchorage

Indulge in an Abercrombie & Kent Luxury Small Group Journey on this Alaska: Wilderness & Wildlife adventure. Immerse yourself in the epic grandeur of wild Alaska, exploring by road, sea, rail and air, and journeying deep into the remote interior of the state to experience its majestic, untouched landscapes and enduring frontier spirit.

If you like, you can customize your Alaska Wilderness & Wildlife experience to your specific interests and create a Tailor Made Journey just for you and your family, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way.

Peace of Mind Travel: This Small Group Journey provides the famous Abercrombie & Kent insider access in the safety of your private group of family and friends. All aspects of these journeys will incorporate CDC recommendations as well as local health regulations.

Trip Highlights

  • Venture by air beyond the rarely crossed Arctic Circle for a guided visit to an isolated wilderness community, meeting intrepid locals who choose to live there year round
  • Ride a dome railcar in Denali National Park and go flightseeing, landing and setting foot on a snow-covered glacier
  • Learn about Alaskan huskies and dogsledding at the kennels of a four-time Iditarod champion
  • Cruise in stunning Kenai Fjords National Park, sighting marine life and viewing its glaciers
Talkeetna, Alaska
Talkeetna, Alaska

Abercrombie & Kent Alaska Wilderness & Wildlife mapItinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Arrive Fairbanks, Alaska

Arrive in Fairbanks, nicknamed the Golden Heart City, where you are met and privately transferred to your hotel. Tonight, enjoy a reception and welcome dinner.

DAY 2: Fairbanks | Exploring Above the Arctic Circle

Board a small plane for a sightseeing flight (weather permitting) that carries you over the majestic Brooks Range to a landing above the Arctic Circle, in the town of Wiseman. Visit this far-flung outpost with a local guide and learn more about the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and the Koyukuk River, a tributary of the mighty Yukon River. 

DAY 3: Talkeetna | Train Ride Through Scenic Denali

This morning, it’s “all aboard” a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic ride through Denali National Park take in the passing vistas of Denali’s pristine forests and snow-capped peaks. Arrive in Talkeetna, a quirky village set at the confluence of three rivers, and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, gather for a Scenic Sundowner, relaxing with drink in hand as the sun sets outside your lodge.

DAY 4: Talkeetna | Walking on a Glacier

This morning, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:

    • Zipline in Talkeetna zooming through the treetops on a thrilling outdoor adventure.
    • Hike with a Naturalist Guide along Talkeetna’s best trail in an old-growth forest.
    • Relax on a Leisurely Float Trip taking in the mountain panoramas all around you.

In the afternoon, board an airplane for a flightseeing adventure to the remote western end of Denali National Park. Continue to the climbers’ base camp, where you land and step out on the glacier (weather permitting) for an exhilarating wilderness experience.

DAY 5: Girdwood | Huskies & Iditarod Champions

Visit the kennels of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and go up close with members of his Alaskan husky sled-dog teams. Then, proceed to Girdwood, a resort community at the base of Mount Alyeska. Cap your day with a ride on the Scenic Alyeska Tram, summiting the mountain to take in the glorious vistas of the surrounding countryside.

DAY 6: Seward | Fjord Cruise & Scenic Train Ride

Journey along scenic Turnagain Arm, through forests and across coastal flats to Seward, keeping watch for Dall sheep high up in the rocky cliffs. Next, board a boat and cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park, where you view massive glaciers and keep an eye out for whales and other marine wildlife. Next, board the Alaska Railroad deluxe dome rail train for the return to Girdwood, enjoying dinner on board.

DAY 7: Girdwood | Panoramas of Wild Alaska

Ride the Scenic Alyeska Tram from sea level up to 2,300 feet for spectacular views of the rugged surrounding landscapes. Return to your lodge for an afternoon and evening at leisure.

DAY 8: Anchorage | Up Close with Native Species

Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where you enjoy an up-close visit with native Alaskan species being rehabilitated there, including bison, moose and grizzly bears. Continue to Anchorage for a visit of Earthquake Park to learn the city’s earthquake history. Visit the historic downtown area. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.

DAY 9: Depart Anchorage

Transfer to the Anchorage airport and depart.

Hotel Alyeska, Girdwood, Alaska
Hotel Alyeska, Alaska

Accommodations

Pike’s Waterfront Lodge | Fairbanks, Alaska

Spacious, comfortable hotel set on a river, minutes from Fairbanks Airport.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge | Talkeetna, Alaska
Set on a ridge just above the town of Talkeetna, the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge offers majestic views of Denali, the tallest peak in North America.

The Hotel Alyeska | Girdwood, Alaska

Alaska’s signature year-round resort destination, offering stunning mountain and glacier views.

Hotel Captain Cook | Anchorage, Alaska
Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage with views of Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains.

Dates and Pricing

July – September 2021 | From $7,495 per person

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published, and subject to availability. Pricing reflects A&K’s recommended months of travel of this itinerary. Supplements may apply over holiday periods, festivals and special events. Air not included.

Inclusions

  • English-Speaking Resident Family Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Family-Friendly Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy® Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily, Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 On-Call Support

About A&K Luxury Small Group Journeys

Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Small Group Journeys allow you to experience A&K’s hallmark blend of insider access and style in more than 100 countries around the world, on an itinerary uniquely created for you and your family or friends. From arrival to departure, every detail is anticipated and every effort made to ensure a seamless, unforgettable travel experience.

Hand-picked, English-speaking A&K local guides join you at each step on your journey, bringing your destination to life through authentic, beyond-the-guidebook knowledge.

We work closely with you and in conjunction with A&K to create a made-to-order journey of a lifetime, optimized to make sure you get the most out of every moment.

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