With this exceptional Alaska travel Package, collect unforgettable impressions of one of the most fascinating landscapes of the world and observe how man and wildlife adapt to live in this region. Travel inland through Alaska’s grand National Parks and enjoy the comforts of a luxury Alaska cruise.
Begin your Alaska vacation learning about the lifestyles, traditions, and crafts of Alaska’s indigenous tribes at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre, followed by a scenic flight to Talkeetna,
a visit to a private homestead farm nestled in the Alaska wilderness in the shadow of Mount McKinley, where you set off on a wilderness jet boat adventure.
Continue your journey through Alaska by rail to Denali National Park, a highlight of any Alaska travel package: a six-million-acre UNESCO Biosphere Reserve highlighted by North America’s highest mountain – 20,320-foot Mt. McKinley. Look for grizzly bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other Denali denizens on a Tundra Wildlife Search in the park with a National Park Service guide, and visit a Husky Homestead with Husky sled dogs who live and train there
From Denali, this Alaska Travel Package takes you to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, known as “North America’s Mountain Kingdom”, home to more glaciers and mountains above 16,000 feet than any spot in North America. After a private tour of the park’s visitor center with a park ranger, and enjoy spectacular views of Worthington Glacier en route to Valdez, where you’ll set off by catamaran across Prince William Sound to Whittier, where you will board your cruise ship for a 7-night cruise included in this most excellent of Alaska tours.
Cruise through College Fjord, rimmed with 16 glaciers named for Ivy League colleges. Spot Alaska’s wildlife including sea lions and sea otters in Prince William Sound, harboring Alaska’s greatest concentration of tidewater glaciers. By night, take in a Broadway-style show, try your luck in the casino, check out the nightclub, or read in the library aboard the luxury Alaska Cruise ship.
Further highlights of your Alaska Cruise will be the views of Glacier Bay National Park, with blue-tinged ice cliffs towering over the sea, where you will hear the roar when they calve and crash into the water. Look for humpback whales, orcas, seals, and seabirds. Visit historic Skagway, gateway to the Klondike gold fields, in antique cars before boarding a ferry cruise on Lynn Canal to Haines. Go rafting through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, hosting the world’s largest concentration of bald eagles. Ride the exciting White Pass & Yukon Route narrow-gauge railway built in 1898 during the gold rush. This vintage rail excursion heads up steep grades, around cliff-hanging turns, and over high bridges.
Cruise to Alaska’s capital city of Juneau, set on a narrow strip of land between the Coast Mountains and the Gastineau Channel. Gather insights on the traditions of the indigenous Tlingit peoples of the Pacific Northwest during a private cultural presentation, and continue to Ketchikan, the ancestral home of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian tribes, for an inside look at the role that Tlingit heritage plays in the local culture with numerous totem poles and traditional Tlingit and Haida dances.
Spectacular views of Alaska’s Inside Passage on a full day of cruising past the densely forested islands and coastal communities of this renowned waterway complete this extraordinary Alaska travel package and cruise.