National Geographic Journeys: Alaska Journey (NUANG)
Countries Visited: United States All the adventure you want, with a softer landing Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time More included meals, activities and transfers
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 12, avg 10.
Meals Included: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Search for beluga whales out at sea, get a behind-the-scenes tour of the renowned Alaska SeaLife Center, explore the Kenai Fjords, enjoy breathtaking views of the Alaska Range, hike in the Denail area with a naturalist guide
Discover the beauty of the great state of Alaska during ten days of jaw-dropping coastline vistas, astounding encounters with wildlife, and the towering majesty of Denali. Spy caribou and moose; keep your eyes peeled for orcas; and go behind the scenes at the celebrated Alaska SeaLife Center in picturesque Seward. Experience the raw beauty of nature on an unforgettable journey to wild Alaska.
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|Day 1||Anchorage||Day 1 Anchorage|
Arrive at any time. Additional Notes: Please keep in mind, a lot of what there is to see and do in Alaska is weather-dependent. We give our CEOs the opportunity to adjust the schedule as needed based on weather. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Homer||Day 2 Anchorage/Homer (1B)|
Travel along the stunning coast of the Kenai Peninsula, where glaciers tumble down from the mountains towards the ocean. Keep an eye out for beluga whales playing out at sea while driving along the Turnagain Arm, or catch a glimpse of volcanoes across the Cook Inlet. Opt to enjoy a hike outside of Homer. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 355km)
|Day 3||Homer||Day 3 Homer (1B)|
Enjoy a free day in Homer, walk the quaint streets and visit the museum, restaurants and art galleries. If your feeling more adventurous, opt to explore Kachemak Bay by water taxi or kayak, go hiking, catch a floatplane for remote grizzly bear viewing or try your hand at a local sport- halibut fishing.
|Day 4||Seward||Day 4 Homer/Seward (1B)|
Leave Homer and arrive at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula where the ice age still lingers. Get a guided, behind-the-scenes tour of the world-renowned Alaska SeaLife Center, an incredible marine science facility that frequently collaborates with the National Geographic Society on wildlife initiatives. Visit the centre's labs and meet a researcher for a presentation on current projects. Included Activities: Alaska SeaLife Center Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 270km)
|Day 5||Seward||Day 5 Seward (1B)|
Today set out by ship to explore the Kenai Fjords, viewing glaciers, sea bird colonies, puffins, sea lions and whales (if were lucky, maybe orcas). The afternoon is free, opt to go hiking or explore the town. Included Activities: Kenai Fjords Boat Trip
|Day 6||Denali National Park and Preserve||Day 6 Seward/Denali National Park and Preserve (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy a scenic drive, stopping for photos along the way. In the afternoon, reach the Denali National Park area, known for its diversity of wildlife and the highest mountain in North America, Denali (formerly called Mt McKinley). Settle in and meet our instructor from the Denali Education Center, and learn about the sometimes surprising, always extreme, conditions that shape life in Denali and define a subarctic ecosystem. Additional Notes: Depending on availability, we may stay in the accommodation at the Denali Education Center or at a nearby lodge. Please remember that due to the remoteness of the Denali area, the accommodation is simple, but allows you access to one of the most stunning wildlife areas in Alaska. Included Activities: Denali Immersion Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 580km)
|Day 7||Denali National Park and Preserve||Day 7 Denali National Park and Preserve (1B, 1L)|
Travel to the heart of Denali National Park on a day-long journey to the Eielson Visitor Center. The tour is run by the National Parks Service and includes a park-naturalist guide. Along the way, enjoy breathtaking views of the Alaska Range and its many peaks. Have your cameras ready to take pictures of wildlife, which may include caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep, moose, wolves and more. Additional Notes: Private vehicles cannot drive into the National park. The excursion today is a guided tour operated by the park and other travellers may also be on the excursion. Included Activities: Denali National Park Visit Transport: Shuttle (8.00-9.00 hours)
|Day 8||Denali National Park and Preserve||Day 8 Denali National Park and Preserve (1B, 1L)|
This morning, enjoy a hike with a naturalist guide from the Denali Education Center, taking in the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Denali wilderness. The afternoon is free to relax and enjoy the great outdoors with options to observe a sled dog demonstration by the National Parks Service or flight seeing. This evening enjoy another lecture discussing history, daily life and culture with a local resident. Included Activities: Denali Immersion
|Day 9||Anchorage||Day 9 Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage (1B)|
Enjoy the scenic drive back to Anchorage. Opt for a final dinner with the group and reminisce about the epic journey into the wild. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 370km)
|Day 10||Anchorage||Day 10 Anchorage (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.