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TA-SD09 Alaska Self Drive Tour Package | Denali Park & Kenai Fjords

Alaska Self Drive Cruise Tours: National Parks, Wildlife and Sightseeing

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The perfect pre/post cruise tour for Alaska travelers with a limited amount of time. Visit magnificent Denali National Park with dominating 20.230 ft. Mt. McKinley in the background, take a exciting sightseeing and wildlife tour deep into the backcountry area of Denali National Park, explore Talkeetna and consider a flightseeing tour to Mt.McKinley with a glacier landing. Continue your Alaska self drive tour and visit the Alyeska Ski Resort, join a guided salmon or halibut fishing trip on the world famous Kenai River or within Prince William Sound, explore the Sea Life Center in Seward and come on board for a scenic marine wildlife and glacier cruise tour deep into Kenai Fjords National Park with it's huge tidewater glacier and excellent whale watching opportunities.

Day 1: Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage during the day. Pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel in downtown Anchorage. Spend the remaining afternoon to visit the sights of the Alaskan City, enjoy a stroll along the coastal trail with views of Mt. McKinley and the "Sleeping Lady". A guided city sightseeing tour can be arranged on request.

Day 2: Anchorage - Talkeetna - Denali National Park

Enjoy sweeping views of snowcapped mountain peaks in the distance while traveling from Anchorage on the George Parks Highway to Wasilla - home of the Iditarod Headquarter "The Last Great Sled Dog Race on Earth". Continue to Talkeetna: Talkeetna was established as a mining town and trading post before either Wasilla or Anchorage existed. Several of its old log buildings are today historical landmarks. The community is internationally recognized as the base for many of the climbing expeditions that challenge Mt. McKinley, Mt. Hunter and Mt. Foraker during the summertime, so it is not unusual to find a larger number of international visitors walking these quiet streets. The Talkeetna and Chulitna Rivers join the Susitna River at Talkeetna and the town reportedly takes its name from an Indian word meaning "where the rivers join". A museum in The Little Red Schoolhouse, built in 1917. Local art, old books, and historical items are on display.  Tip: Reserve a spectacular Denali Flightseeing Tour | Kahiltna Glacier Landing into the Alaska Mountain Range. Leave Talkeetna and follow the highway through Denali State Park with good wildlife viewing, canoe rental and excellent hiking opportunities. Arrive at Denali National Park and check in your hotel. (Distance 230 Miles) Overnight: Denali National Park

Day 3: Denali National Park

Denali, the “Great One”, is the name Athabascan people gave the massive peak that crowns the 600-mile-long Alaska Range. Denali National Park and Preserve was created 1980 from the former Mt Mc.Kinley National Park. At over 6 million acres, the park is larger than the State of Massachusetts. It exemplifies interior Alaska’s character as one of the world’s last great frontiers for wilderness adventure and it remains largely wild and unspoiled, as the Athabascan knew it. Early (pre-reserved time) shuttle bus departure - the park road is closed for private vehicles - for a full day wildlife observation and sightseeing tour to the Eielson Visitor Center, Wonder Lake or Kantishna within the shadows of Mt. McKinley - with 20.320 ft. the highest mountain in North America. The views from here are just spectacular. Watch for grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolf, lynx, wolverine and fox roaming throughout the park or observe one of the 150 different bird species which inherit the Denali National Park area. Many hiking trails along the ridges and throughout the valleys are easily accessible from the road. Park ranger at the visitor center are conducting interesting campfire talks, sled dog demonstations and short guided nature walks on a regular basis. Return to the Park entrance anytime during the day. Overnight: Denali National Park

Day 4: Denali National Park - Talkeetna

Spend the morning attending a rafting tour, watch a sled dog demonstration presented by the park rangers or go on a short hiking trip. Leave for Talkeetna - the base for most climbing expeditions and spectacular glacier flightseeing activities within the Alaska Mountain Range. You can add on a flightseeing trip and have the option to land on a glacier at the base of Mt. McKinley. Experience the excitement of standing among the great peaks; the immense scale will astound you. (Distance 110 Miles) Overnight: Talkeetna

Day 5: Talkeetna - Alyeska - Cooper Landing

It is time to leave Talkeetna and drive on the George Parks Highway towards Anchorage and along Turnagain Arm to Alyeska - located in a beautiful glaciated valley between the Chugach Mountains and the Gulf of Alaska. Take the Mt. Alyeska Tramway to the top of Mt. Alyeska - 2,300 ft above sea level - and get a birds eye view of the surrounding seven hanging glacier and the deep blue Turnagain Arm. Continue with your vacation and drive to Cooper Landing on the banks of the cristal clear Kenai and Russian River, known for it's extremely productive world-class salmon fishing on King-, Sockeye and Silver Salmon. Tip: try some guided salmon fishing or join us for a serene WWI/II two-hour float trip on the scenic Upper Kenai River and through the Kenai Canyon. Have your camera ready because you may spot some moose, eagles, Dall sheep and bears as your guide navigates through the snow-capped mountain scenery of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. (Distance 210 Miles) Overnight: Cooper Landing

Day 6: Cooper Landing - Seward

Short drive to Seward. Morning Kenai Fjords National Park cruise departure. Board our comfortable and stable tour boat with in/outside seating areas, multiple viewing decks and fog-free windows for your exciting glacier and wildlife day cruise into magnificent Aialik Bay with actively "calving" glaciers and a magnificent scenery. Covering 110-miles, the trip is narrated by a National Park Ranger, who is highly adept at spotting wildlife and pointing out the many spectacular sights. The fjords and rugged islands of Kenai Fjords National Park and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge showcase the best of Alaska’s marine world in a compact package. Murres, kittiwakes, puffins and other seabirds perch and nest along cliff faces just above the swells. Sea otters float belly-up eating mussels and clams. Harbor seals haul out on icebergs off Aialik and Northwestern glaciers. Humpback whales spend the summers fattening on forage fish such as herring. Gray whales pass in April on their epic migration to the Arctic. Steller sea lions mate and raise pups on Chiswell Island. In early and late summer, pods of fish-eating resident killer whales roam the region in pursuit of salmon. After reaching the mighty Aialik Glacier guests witness "the calving" a process by which glaciers shed giant blocks and slabs of ancient ice. A delicious Alaska salmon and prime rib lunch is served buffet style with guaranteed reserved table seating in a heated cabin for every guest. (Distance 50 Miles) Overnight: Seward.

Day 7: Seward - Anchorage

Spend some time in the morning at the Alaska SeaLife Center – the world's largest and first cold water marine search institute with wildlife rehabilitation and public education facilities, try some outstanding halibut or salmon fishing within Resurrection Bay, book a 1/2 kayak tour from Lowell Point to Holgate Glacier or hike the scenic Exit Glacier Trail - the choice is yours ! Return to Anchorage later in the day and drop off your rental car. End of tour. (Distance 130 Miles)

Tour Includes

  • 6 Nights Superior OR First-Class Accommodation
  • Hotel and State Taxes
  • 7 Day Compact Rental Car
  • Unlimited Free Mileage
  • Rental Car Licensing Fees
  • MOA - State Vehicle Rental Taxes
  • Full Coverage CDW Insurance | Int'l Clients Only
  • Full Day Kenai Fjords Glacier Cruise
  • Seward Harbor Tax & Kenai Fjords Fees
  • Denali Shuttle Bus Ticket to Eielson Visitor Center
  • Denali National Park Fee
  • Tour Documentation

Rates per Person in US $ from Anchorage

Tour Number | TA-SD09 | Daily Departures
Single Double Triple Quad

May 01 - May 31 | Superior Hotels

June 01 - August 31 | Superior Hotels

September 01 - September 20 | Superior Hotels

 

$1585.00

$1935.00

$1585.00

 

$920.00

$1128.00

$940.00


$715.00

$845.00

$735.00


$645.00

$635.00

$650.00


Tour Number | TA-SD09 | Daily Departures
Single Double Triple Quad

May 01 - May 31 | First Class Hotels

June 01 - August 31 | First Class Hotels

September 01 - September 20 | First Class Hotels

$1830.00

$2490.00

$1930.00

$1040.00

$1375.00

$1080.00

$815.00

$975.00

$825.00

$675.00

$865.00

$695.00


Optional Sightseeing Tours

Rates in US$ / Per Person
Adult

Talkeetna: Mt. McKinley Flightseeing Tour - 1 hr (Add on Glacier Landing $75)

Cooper Landing: Kenai River Scenic Float - 2 hrs

Cooper Landing: Guided Fishing Trip on Kenai & Russian River - 1/2 day

$190.00

$65.00

$160.00


Tour Package | Rental Car Upgrades

Rental Car Category | Taxes + Unlimited Free Mileage Included
Upgrade Extra Day

Compact Car | Chevrolet Aveo or similar

Mid Size Car | Toyota Corolla or similar

Full Size Car | Chevrolet Malibu or similar

Mid Size SUV | Ford Escape or similar

Full Size SUV | Jeep Grand Cherokee or similar

Mini Van | Dodge Grand Caravan or similar

 

 

 

 

 

Included

$50.00

$70.00

$360.00

$560.00

$360.00

$92.00

$99.00

$110.00

$150.00

$180.00

$150.00