ALASKA Off The Beaten Path Wilderness!

Just one of the many possibilities

Alaska - off the beaten path

Alaska lodge

(The Ultimate Alaska Vacation) 

Day 1 - 4
Arrive Ketchikan. Transfer by floatplane flight to Yes Bay Lodge for 4 nights. The Lodge is limited to 24 guests at a time for personalized service. Usually it's two guest to each guide and fishing boat. Accommodations have private bath and maid service.

Day 5
Transfer from Lodge to Ketchikan airport for the morning jet flight to Wrangell. Check in to the Grand View Bed and Breakfast for three nights.

Day 6
The Stikine River is home to moose, eagles, brown and black bears. Your trip up the river will offer spectacular scenery with waterfalls, glacier lake and if conditions allow, travel right up to the glaicer.... Excellent photo opportunity.Alaska Bear Viewing

Day 7
LeConte Glacier tour or fishing today!

Day 8-9
Today you'll fly or ferry for your trip to Juneau. Upon arrival you'll stay at the Westmark Juneau in the heart of downtown. Spend the afternoon and next day exploring.

Day 10
Early morning departure on the Glacier Bay day cruise into Glacier Bay National Park. A chance to see more wildlife as well as the adorable Horned puffins and Brown bear that call the area home. The bay is also habitat for many species of birds - binoculars are a must. Return to the dock and the van from the Inn or lodge will meet you and transfer you back to the Inn.

Day 11
Enjoy a morning whale watching trip in Glacier Bay National Park. This afternoon, relax around the Inn or take a hike. Transfer to the airport for your early evening jet flight back to Juneau and continuing to Anchorage, Alaska's largest city and home to half of the state residents! Overnight Anchorage.

Day 12-14
Up early to catch Alaska Railroads train at 6:45am for Seward and the Kenai Fjords excursion to Fox Island. You will join the tour and stop at the island for lunch and the rest of the tour group will leave and you will stay for two nights of relative seclusion in the wilderness of Fox Island. The cabins are beautifully done and the food is excellent. There is hiking, kayaking and relaxation. All the cabins have bathrooms and showers and are heated. There is no electricity or telephone on Fox Island.

Day 14
Join the group tour after lunch and continue the sightseeing, marine wildlife and glacier cruise with Kenai Fjords Tours. Arrive back to Seward at 5:30pm. Depart for Anchorage at 6:30pm on the train arriving at 10:30pm. Overnight Anchorage.

Day 15
Depart Anchorage for Denali on the Alaska Railroad at 8:30 am arriving at the Denali National Park station at 4:00 pm. Afternoon free, or request optional flightseeing trip. Overnight.

Day 16-18
Depart the Denali Train Depot at 2:00 pm for the 5 hour bus ride and wildlife tour into Kantishna Roadhouse arriving in time for dinner. Individual cabins with modern facilities and bathrooms.

* Wagon ride to Wonder Lake for photos
* Mountain bike
* Hike with Naturalists

Day 18
Depart Kantishna for Denali Depot at 7:00am, arriving at noon, in time to catch the 12:30pm train to Anchorage. Arrive Anchorage at 8:30pm, transfer to the airport and depart on a night flight to Seattle, arriving at 5:00am, or optional overnight in Anchorage and flight the next day. Tour is custom, so departure can be any date.l

Alternatives to consider for shorter stays:
* 7 night fishing/wilderness excursion -
Yes bay Lodge for 4 days and 4 days at Wrangell with Stikine River and LeConte Glacier
(substitute Anan Bear Observatory in season if available July & August)
* 8 nights with Glacier Bay and Denali
* 7 nights with Glacier Bay and Fox Island

Many other options and alternatives available, look at our PrePackaged Tour suggestions or our Design Your Own pages and let us help you create your own personal custom itinerary!

Send mail to info@akcruises.com with questions or comments.

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