TA-SD01 Alaska Self Drive Tour Package | Denali National Park Tours

Alaska Self Drive Tours: Denali National Park Sightseeing from Anchorage

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Discover magnificent Denali National Park - one of Alaska's most popular attraction in the shadows of the Alaska Mountain Range and dominating 20.320 ft. Mt. McKinley. Denali National Park is the natural habitat for more than 380 Grizzly Bears, Moose, Wolf, Fox, Lynx, Dall Sheep, Caribou and a large variety of birds. Keep your camera ready because you will spot wildlife frequently while traveling onbord the Denali Shuttle Busses to the Eielson Visitor Center, beautiful Wonder Lake or to the gold mining district of Kantishna. Enjoy short guided hikes at Eielson or around the Denali Visitor Center, attend campfire talks or a sled dog demonstration. If you are more on the adventurous side, book a exciting flightseeing trip to Mt. McKinley and land near the mountaineering base on the Kahiltna Glacier. The leisure drive from Anchorage on the George Parks Highway provides many spectacular vews of untouched wilderness areas and the Alaska Range. Stopover in Wasilla and visit the Iditarod Sled Dog Race Headquarter, in Talkeetna - the hub for mountaineering activities around Mt.McKinley, or rent a canoe for a short tour at Byers Lake within scenic Denali State Park.

Day 1: Anchorage – Denali National Park

Pick up your rental car in Anchorage. 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 2: 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 3: Denali National Park - Anchorage

Spend the morning around Denali National Park with additional wildlife viewing or join us for a exhilarating rafting or float trip on the Nenana River. Other options are flightseeing tours around the magnificent three - 20.320 ft. Mt. McKinley, 17.400 ft. Mt. Foraker and 14.375 ft Mt. Hunter, heli hiking tours within Denali State Park, horseback riding and many other Sightseeing Tour activities. Return to Anchorage with an optional side trip tp Palmer and the farm filled Matanuska Valley - a dairy and agricultural center of Alaska - or to Hatcher Pass with the Independence Gold Mine Historic Park. Upon return to Anchorage, drop off your car. End of tour. (Distance 230 Miles)

Tour Includes

  • 2 Nights Superior OR First-Class Accommodation
  • Hotel and State Taxes
  • 3 Day Compact Rental Car
  • Unlimited Free Mileage
  • Rental Car Licensing Fees
  • Full Coverage CDW Insurance | Int'l Clients Only
  • MOA - State Vehicle Rental Taxes
  • Denali National Park Fee
  • Denali Shuttle Bus Ticket to Eielson Visitor Center
  • Tour Documentation

Rates per Person in US$ from Anchorage

Tour Number | TA-SD01 | Daily Departures
Single Double Triple Quad

May 10 - May 31 | Superior Hotels

June 01 - August 31 | Superior Hotels

September 01 - September 20 | Superior Hotels

$720.00

$980.00

$720.00

$420.00

$519.00

$420.00

$310.00

$390.00

$310.00

$225.00

$315.00

$225.00

Tour Number | TA-SD1 | Daily Departures
Single Double Triple Quad

May 10 - May 31 | First Class Hotels

June 01 - August 31 | First Class Hotels

September 01 - September 20 | First Class Hotels

$827.00

$1175.00

$827.00

$440.00

$644.00

$440.00

$325.00

$415.00

$325.00

$275.00

$380.00

$275.00


Optional Sightseeing Tours

Rates in US$ / Per Person
Adult

Talkeetna | 1 Hour Mt. McKinley Flightseeing Tour (Glacier Landing: add $75.00)

Denali | Shuttle Bus Tour Extension from Eielson Visitor Center to Wonder Lake

Denali Upgrade | Shuttle Bus to Escorted 8-Hour Wildlife Tour including Boxed Lunch

Denali Upgrade | Shuttle Bus to Escorted 12-Hour Kantishna Wilderness Lodge Tour

$190.00

$12.00

$95.00

$100.00


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

$35.00

$65.00

$80.00

$120.00

$80.00

$92.00

$99.00

$110.00

$150.00

$180.00

$150.00