Alaskan Expedition 2016 Departures:
San Francisco to Anchorage (call for Portland, Seattle, and other departures):
- Sat, Jun 4 - Fri, Jul 1
- San Francisco, CA - 8:00 PM
- Anchorage, AK - 8:30 PM
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Alaskan Expedition - 27 Days
Our ultimate adventure bus trek! Uncover the majestic landscapes of British Colombia, Alaska, and the Yukon Territory and see for yourself this world of temperate rainforests, snow-capped mountains, and crystal-clear seas. This wilderness adventure will bring you up close to Alaska's abundant and untouched wildlife — a nature lover's dream!
Explore the unparalleled landscapes of British Columbia, Alaska, and the Yukon, some of the last true wilderness regions on earth. In Canada's beautiful British Columbia, the Canadian Rockies beckon and we answer with awe-inspiring stops in Mt. Revelstoke, Glacier, and Jasper National Parks! Hiking, hot springs, and spectacular views abound!
The Yellowhead Highway takes us from Jasper through Mt. Robson to Prince George. After experiencing Kispiox Village, home to an array of totem poles depicting killer whales, wolves, frogs, eagles, ravens, and humans, we explore 'Ksan Historical Village which offers a fascinating overview of traditional structures such as longhouses, and a museum with over 600 authentic pieces.
Boarding our ferry in Prince Rupert, we'll cruise the Chatham Sound and voyage through the Inside Passage to Juneau and the nearby Mendenhall Glacier. Admire the blue ice of the Juneau Icefield on the East Glacier Loop Trail, or take a tram to the top of Mt. Roberts for spectacular views of mountains, glaciers, fjords, and temperate rainforests. Lynn Canal, the final segment of the Inside Passage, will deliver us to Haines.
Take a flightseeing trip over Glacier Bay in a classic bush plane, hike the Rapinski Ridge Trail to look for wildlife, or opt to embark on a trip to nearby Skagway to ride the incredible White Pass and Yukon Railroad; a vintage narrow-gauge train that climbs from sea-level to 880 meters (2885 feet) in just 20 minutes. A hike to King's Throne is the highlight of our time in Kluane National Park. After a visit to historic Whitehorse, enjoy a relaxing soak in the Tahkini Hot Springs. Set at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers, Dawson City was the heart of the Yukon's great gold rush, and is home to the original "sourtoe" cocktail.
Tooling along the Top of the World Highway, we'll pay a visit to funky Chicken, AK, where we might try our luck at panning for gold. En route to Denali, the centerpiece of our trip, we visit Fairbanks, and camp beside spectacular Chena Hot Springs. During our journey along the scenic Denali Highway, watch for spectacular views of the Alaska Range across the Nenana River Valley.
You'll have plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife on the tundra and taiga of Denali National Park, the crown jewel of Alaska's preservation parks. Encompassing six million acres, Denali is home to caribou, moose, wolves, foxes, bald eagles, and bears, as well as wildflowers, spruce groves, and possible views of the three-mile high peak of Mt. McKinley. Options here include camping at backcountry Wonder Lake, taking ranger-led discovery hikes, or booking an optional Nenana River rafting trip or a flightseeing excursion.
Bid farewell to the wilderness and hello to western civilization in Anchorage, where our expedition ends.
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Pick-up locations availble in San Francisco, Eugene, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver.
Flexible Itinerary means that we may alter an itinerary depending on weather, local events, etc. Although we make every attempt to run our trips as advertised, please be aware that the itinerary may change to give you the best trip possible.
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