Relax in vintage passenger coaches as you retrace the original route to the White Pass Summit, passing Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch. Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites. See the original Klondike Trail of ‘98 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of souls who passed this way in search of fortune.
The Denali National Park Bus Adventure is a full day narrated bus tour along the Denali National Park Road to a Denali Lodge in Kantishna, returning to the Denali Park entrance in the evening. This Denali Park Bus adventure into Denali National Park travels the entire length of the restricted 95-mile Denali Park Road to Kantishna in a private bus. A 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. You'll stop along the way for photos and take several rest stops where guests can stretch their legs. Snacks, drinks and lunch are provided.
Lunch is served at an exclusive Denali Lodge in Kantishna. Dietary restrictions are accommodated with advance notice, and there is always a vegetarian option. Lunch consists of a sandwich bar, soups, fruits, snacks, fresh baked goods and drinks.
Activities in Kantishna with a trained guide are available after lunch. Try your luck at gold panning near the lodge, or take a guided nature walk.
Compare to the National Park Tundra Wilderness Tour and you'll see that this trip goes almost twice as far into the park, and includes a great lunch and an activity at an exclusive lodge. And the Tundra Wilderness Tour doesn't even get to Eielson Visitor Center, Muldrow Glacier, Wonder Lake or Kantishna.
For those on the Silver or Gold level you will experience grizzly bear tours in ways you have never imagined! Fly to the best locations in the world for Alaska bear viewing & photography – Katmai National Park and Lake Clark National Park. On the grizzly bear tours (actually brown bears) you’ll be watching bears grazing, fishing, clamming, playing and raising their cubs. This is a trip that will become one of your favorite memories.
Explore the whales, wildlife, and glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park on a stable catamaran. More time on the water allows the captain to seek out the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the area. Visit 1-2 active tidewater glaciers. Cruise with a National Park Ranger. Enjoy the excellent Alaska Salmon & Prime Rib Buffet while you cruise. This tour is one that we will work with each of you to choose the best length. Some people love being on the water and will want to do a longer cruise while others would prefer fewer hours.
Let us help you book additional tours on your open days. Gold panning, fishing, float trips, helicopter trips, land on a glacier, kayak, and more. Add what is on your bucket list if we missed anything or just take a day to absorb in the beauty.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is the largest national park in the U.S. at 13.2 million acres and a crossroads of several mountain ranges. Within the park, the Wrangell, Chugach and St. Elias ranges merge to create an alpine paradise that includes nine of the 16 highest peaks in the country. Enjoy a flight up and over this amazing scenery before landing in McCarthy.
In McCarthy, visitors will find lodging, restaurants, basic services, the interesting McCarthy-Kennecott Historical Museum and outfitters that will take them on a range of activities, from glacier trekking and whitewater rafting to flightseeing trips into the alpine heart of the national park. A shuttle van transports visitors the five miles up the road to the historic mining ruins at Kennicott. In recent years, the National Park Service has restored most of the mine buildings, and tours of the huge mill building, bunkhouses, a train depot, worker's cottages and the power plant are available. The white-trimmed red buildings stand out against the dramatic mountain-and-glacier backdrop at the mine site and the entire area is a photographer’s dream.
Several hiking trails depart from near the mine ruins, including the Root Glacier Trail, which leads directly to the surface of Root Glacier, and the Old Mine Trail, a challenging four-mile hike straight up the side of a mountain to the remains of a site where ore was loaded into ore cars and lowered down to the mill buildings below by tram.