Alaska Sightseeing Tour Program | Denali National Park

Denali Wildlife Viewing, Denali Shuttle Bus Tour, Denali Sightseeing Tours, Mt. McKinley Flightseeing, Denali Backcountry Hiking, ATV Adventure Denali, Mt. McKinley Glacier Landing, Cabin Nite Dinner Theatre. Choose from a large selection of Alaska sightseeing tours: Cruises within Glacier Bay, Prince William Sound and Kenai Fjords. Bear observation at Katmai National Park, Kodiak Island, Denali National Park. Flightseeing Trips from Talkeetna, Arctic Circle Tours on the Dalton Highway, Fairbanks Northern Lights Viewing, Kennicott McCarthy Sightseeing, Valdez Columbia Glacier, City Tours and Soft Adventures.

TADS#1 Denali Park Tundra Wildlife Tour
For visitors wanting to know about Denali National Park’s varied landscapes and wildlife, this 6-8 hour fully narrated tour takes visitors to the Toklat River at mile 54 of the Park Road. While we can’t predict nor promise when and where wildlife may show up, this tour travels deep into the heart of the park and will allow you ample opportunity to look for Dall sheep, moose, caribou and the elusive grizzly bear. On days when Denali (Mt. McKinley) is visible, it may be possible to travel to Stony Hill Overlook at mile 62 where the mountain first becomes fully visible from base to summit - an impressive view. Two departures daily: the AM departure leaves between 5:30 am and 7:30 am to reach the afternoon train to Fairbanks. The PM departure is for clients arriving from Fairbanks and departs between 13:30 and 15:00 Duration: 8-hours ▶ Departure: Daily 17:30 | 13:30  ▶ Rate: US$149.00

TADS#2 The Natural History Park Tour
The Denali Natural History Tour is an approximate 5-hour, fully narrated tour that travels to Primrose Ridge at Mile 17 within Denali National Park and Preserve. With a focus on the rich, cultural history of the park, this tour makes several stops with programs that depict the diverse native and early pioneer influences that make Denali special. Hear about the history and culture that surrounds you at a Living History presentation, while visiting Savage Cabin, and find out more about the local native culture and their stories at Primrose Ridge. Your driver/naturalist will provide a great introduction to the landscape, geology and history of Denali National Park. The tour will include a stop at the Wilderness Access Center for a viewing of "Through Time & Tundra" to set the perspective of traveling the park road. Morning and afternoon tours are available. Duration: 5-hours ▶ Departure: Daily on RequestRate: US$93.00

TADS#3 Helicopter Hiking Tour
An exhilarating helicopter flight takes you to the top of the ridge overlooking spectacular vistas of the Alaska Range and Yanert Valley dominating the landscape. What a thrill it is to soar like a bird over spectacular scenery and to hike down rather than up, witnessing the spectacular views nature has provided from this vantage point. On your descent down the ridge, Mt. McKinley towers on the western horizon and the 12,339-foot Mt. Deborah and the 13,832-foout Mt. Hayes provide an impressive backdrop to the east. Your naturalist-guide pauses frequently to explain the flora and fauna found in the area. You may also see a variety of wildlife as everyone does their best to spot Dall sheep, caribou, moose, bear, as well as hoary marmots pika's and birds of Alaska Interior. Duration: 4-hours
Departure: Daily on Request ▶ Rate: US$450.00

TADS#4 Backcountry Jetboat Safari
Board a covered, heated powerboat for a 20-mile round trip river safari into “bush Alaska.” You'll travel to a remote trappers camp in the pristine wilderness of the Brushkana Creek valley, deep in the Alaska Range and in the shadow of Mt. McKinley. When you arrive at a remote wilderness camp amidst spectacular surroundings on the Nenana River, you'll enjoy a hot snack while you visit with the locals learning about prospecting, trapping, dog mushing, hunting, and living off the land. Local experts will share their love of Alaska drawing on their own personal perspectives as summer and winter residents. Soon it will be your turn to try out the time-honored pursuit of the Alaskan sourdough-gold panning. Give it a try and keep anything you find. It's a great 4-hour trip to experience the Great Land with people who call the backcountry home. ▶ Departure: Daily June - September ▶ Rate: US$115.00

TADS#5 Helicopter Glacier Hiking Tour
No trip to Alaska is complete without this experience-an incomparable flightseeing adventure that lets you walk on ice thousands of years old. Your tour begins by following the Yanert Valley east to the base of 12,339-foot Mt. Deborah. With icefalls cascading down, the view is absolutely breathtaking. Land on the Yanert Glacier and listen to your pilot as he describes the history of the area while you view glacier moraines, ice bridges, and glacial streams and ponds. The glacier surged a few years ago and the movement caused the surface to buckle and crack, creating peaks and crevasses for added interest. Your return trip takes you over the Sheep Creek Valley for a panoramic view of the Alaska Range and breathtaking views of the West Fork and Nenana glaciers and many other sights.
Departure: Daily on Request ▶ Rate: US420.00

TADS#5 Denali Backcountry Wildlife Tour to Wonder Lake | Kantishna
The Denali Backcountry Adventure is a full day narrated exploration along the Denali Park Road to Denali Backcountry Lodge in Kantishna, returning to the Denali Park entrance in the evening. This trip into Denali National Park travels the entire length of the restricted 95-mile Denali Park Road to Kantishna in our private bus. Our trained naturalist Guide/Driver provides natural history interpretation along the way, helping guests search for bears, moose, caribou and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the region. We stop along the way for photography and take several rest stops where you can stretch the legs. Snacks, drinks and lunch are provided. Lunch is served at exclusive Denali Backcountry Lodge in Kantishna. Dietary meal options available. Lunch: sandwich bar, soups, fruits, snacks and drinks. ▶ Departure: Daily 07:30  ▶ Rate: US$195.00

TADS#7 Nenana River Rafting
All you need is a sense of adventure for this exciting tour. Take in the spectacular scenery along the most gorgeous portions of the Nenana River as your guide does all the work. You'll enjoy 13 miles of Class I and Class II whitewater as you float through a glacial valley - gentle enough to let you enjoy the scenery yet active enough to be an unforgettable adventure. Skirt the boundaries of Denali National Park for an excellent opportunity to experience wildlife in its natural environment. This is the place to see wildlife including moose, sheep, caribou and bear as you raft downstream. If you choose the whitewater option, after lunch you are in for the ride of your lifetime through the Nenana River Gorge! Return to Denali and hotel transfer.
Departure: Daily on Request ▶ Rate: US$85.00

TADS#8 Denali National Park Jeep Safari
Destination is the Stampede Road. Once called the Stampede Trail, and not shown on most Alaska maps, this road was carved out of the wilderness by early miners working the area's Kantishna gold fields and antimony mine. Interactive two-way radios allow your guide to explain the area's rich history, point out interesting sights along the way, plus provide tips on the condition of the road ahead! Throughout the trip, you'll be able to ask the guide questions and share the experience with your fellow drivers. On a clear day you'll see Mt.McKinley and a variety of wildlife. 4 clients per Jeep Wrangler and you are welcome to enjoy the thrill of maneuvering along the wilderness road. Info: the Stampede Road gained notoriety recently in the movie "Into the Wild" directed by Sean Penn.
Departure: Daily on Request ▶ Rate: US$140.00

TADS#9 Alpine Horseback Trip
Join a real wilderness horseback adventure along the boundaries of Denali National Park. This is not just another follow the leader trail ride-you'll go cross-country and can spread out. It's a true backcountry wilderness horseback ride. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and maybe catch a glimpse of wildlife. Several options are available and depending on your tour you'll travel through tundra with stunning 360º panoramic views at elevations around 2,000 feet where there are great wildflower and berry filled meadows. Or you can ride across alpine tundra and pass through taiga forest returning through a beautiful ravine. No matter which tour you choose, you'll enjoy great chances to view wildlife and excellent natural history lectures along the way.
Departure: Daily on Request ▶ Rate: US$155.00

TADS#10 A Taste of the Iditarod | Jeff King's Goose Lake Kennel
Join an intimate group for a personal tour of the year-round homestead of four-time Iditarod Sled Dog Race champion (1993 | 1996 | 1998 | 2006) Jeff King and his wife, well-known wildlife artist Donna Gates King at spectacular Goose Lake Kennels. Widely heralded as the most authentic and entertaining look into “bush Alaska” lifestyles, your visit includes holding Husky puppies, greeting more than sixty world-class sled dogs, and sharing twenty-five years of Alaskan tales of the trail. Enjoy the compelling stories and check out arctic survival gear, racing sleds and equipment used to traverse the 1100 mile long "Last Great Race on Earth".
Departures: Daily on Request | 12:30  ▶ Rate: US$60.00

 
 

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