Alaskan Heritage and Wildlife

Alaskan Heritage and Wildlife

Behold the beauty, unique culture and passionate spirit of Alaska, unyielding with adventure and wonder. During this seven-night journey, enjoy stays in colorful Anchorage and the celebrated Denali National Park. Begin in Anchorage, the state’s cultural heart, where we’ll encounter world-class museums and the city’s vibrant downtown district. Discover the welcoming community of Talkeetna, search for caribou, moose and bear during a narrated tour of Denali National Park, and soak up ubiquitous Alaskan landscapes via train and boat journeys. Meet friendly locals at a working kennel, plus visit a reindeer farm and tuck into delicious regional cuisine at a family farm. Along the way, local experts share their knowledge of Alaska’s history, geography and natural wonders. Our small-group Alaskan experience immerses you in the natural splendors and timeless heritage of this sought-after destination. Throughout your stay, enjoy first-class accommodations and a generous meal plan including wine with dinner.

Trip Itinerary:

August 6 Anchorage, Alaska

After arriving in Anchorage, travel with your AHI representative to the Hilton Anchorage. Get to know your accommodations and start exploring the neighborhood around your hotel. You may wish to visit one of Anchorage’s 50 breweries for a taste of local craft beer or slip into one of the city’s many coffee shops.

August 7 Anchorage

Begin the day with a thoughtful lecture about Alaska's geography and history. Then join your group for a walk through Anchorage’s historic downtown, where country cosmopolitan and rugged wild co-exist in beautiful harmony. Stop at the Anchorage Museum to gain insight into 10,000 years of storied history during a guided tour.

August 8 Anchorage | Talkeetna | Denali

At the confluence of the Susitna, Talkeetna and Chulitna rivers sits Talkeetna, a welcoming community with lively eateries, art galleries and colorful storefronts. After exploring at your leisure, sit down to a hearty lunch at a traditional roadhouse and listen to a local who recounts the history of Alaska's roadhouses. Travel on to Denali National Park, check in to Denali Bluff’s Hotel and use the remainder of the day to start your exploration of this stunning region.

August 9 Denali National Park

Embark on a thrilling tour of Alaska’s most famous national park. You'll be joined by a certified naturalist as you travel deep into this vast, untamed wilderness, home to bear, moose, wolves, caribou and Dall sheep. This once-in-a-lifetime wilderness expedition is sure to be a memorable event! Later, a local mountain climber and naturalist shares the history and unique geography of this storied region.

August 10 Denali | Anchorage

Delve into the fascinating history of dog sledding, Alaska's state sport, while visiting a working kennel. Meet the kennel's cuddly residents and learn about the care of these “athletes.” Continue to the Denali Rail Depot to start your deluxe rail journey back to Anchorage. Your glass-domed car offers unimpeded views of the surroundings, the perfect way to indulge in Alaska’s scenic grandeur!

August 11 Anchorage | Whittier

Today's journey takes us to the coastal community of Whittier for a scenic cruise of Prince William Sound. Thrill to views of glaciers, icebergs and picturesque shores. Breathe in fresh, cool air while watching for whales, sea otters and harbor seals, as well as a variety of birdlife. The afternoon is at leisure in Anchorage, the perfect time to embrace the city’s thriving food scene.

August 12 Anchorage | Matanuska-Susitna Valley

Our excursion to “Mat-Su” begins with a visit to the one-room Palmer Visitor Center, an engaging museum that offers background into the region’s Ahtna Athabascan natives and other fascinating local facts. Continue to a family-owned, 200-acre Reindeer Farm, followed by a visit to a local farm for lunch. Back in Anchorage, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center before capping off the day with a Farewell Dinner.

August 13 Depart for gateway city

Say farewell to beautiful Alaska as you board your flight for your home city.


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