Nature's Best: Alaska
Duration: 7 Days
From Fairbanks to Anchorage, see what the “Great Land” of Alaska has to offer on this exhilarating Alaska tour. You’ll visit Denali National Park, where North America’s highest peak—Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley)—dominates the park’s six million acres. In Denali National Park, enjoy an exclusive presentation on the park from a local Naturalist—a special experience offered by Globus—and enjoy a wilderness expedition in search of grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and more.
You’ll have an opportunity to ride the thrilling, world-famous Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service for a journey through untamed wilderness to Talkeetna, where you’ll overnight at the Talkeetna Lodge. With amazing views of Denali, it’s another special adventure offered by Globus! More spectacular scenery awaits you on one of the world’s most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of Turnagain Arm, with its dramatic shorelines and majestic mountains, to Seward, a scenic town with Mount Marathon rising steeply behind the town. You’ll also cruise aboard a sternwheeler riverboat in Fairbanks and visit Happy Trails Kennels near Willow, the official start of the famous Iditarod Race. Here, you’ll learn about the Iditarod and meet the sled dogs—another fun experience offered by Globus.
You’ve seen photos of glaciers calving into the sea, but nothing compares to being there in person. During your cruise on Kenai Fjords National Park, watch the glaciers crash into the sea and hear the thunderous roar. It’s a spectacular sight! Along the way, watch for wildlife, including sea otters, seals, birds, and more.
Alaska is a destination that should not be missed. So grab your camera, sit back, and let Globus handle all the details on this Alaska tour—a vacation of a lifetime!
Prices Starting at $2,276
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.
DAY 1 Arrive in Fairbanks
Welcome to Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city. Meet your Tour Director this evening between 4 pm and 8 pm in the hotel reception area.
DAY 2 Fairbanks–Denali National Park
This morning, board the sternwheeler DISCOVERY for a cruise on the Chena and Tanana Rivers, with a stop at the Chena Indian Village to learn about Athabascan Native culture. You will also have the chance to meet Iditarod mushers and their famed dog teams to learn about breeding, training, and the big race! We then continue to DENALI NATIONAL PARK, home to North America’s highest peak. 20,320-foot Denali, (formerly known as Mount McKinley) majestically dominates the park’s 6 million acres. This evening, enjoy dinner at the Murie Science & Learning Center, followed by an exclusive PRESENTATION on Denali National Park by a local Naturalist.
DAY 3 Denali National Park
Morning at leisure. Optional activities include a float trip down the Nenana River and a helicopter ride over the park. Then, dress comfortably for a WILDERNESS EXPEDITION into Denali National Park to seek out grizzly bear, caribou, moose, and other wildlife.
DAY 4 Denali National Park–Alaska Railroad–Talkeetna
Continue your exploration of Denali National Park and then board the world-famous ALASKA RAILROAD for a journey through untamed wilderness (see page 39 for information about your train). Today’s ride ends in the unique town of Talkeetna, a model for the TV show Northern Exposure.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Overnight at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, where you can enjoy hiking, flightseeing, jet boating, or just relaxing on the deck with amazing views of Denali.
DAY 5 Talkeetna–Big Lake–Anchorage
This morning, enjoy a traditional Alaskan TREAT at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse. Then, head south toward Anchorage. Stop along the way at HAPPY TRAILS KENNELS, home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his dogs. See a demonstration on mushing, complete with a mock Iditarod checkpoint, and get a chance to play with the sled dogs! Upon arrival in Anchorage, visit the ALASKA NATIVE HERITAGE CENTER, where you’ll be treated to a tour to learn more about Alaska’s indigenous people. Afterward, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner. Over dessert, enjoy a special storytelling presentation.
DAY 6 Anchorage. Cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park
Witness one of the world’s most scenic drives as you follow the south shore of lovely Turnagain Arm. Upon arrival in Seward, board your vessel for a cruise of KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK and the opportunity to see glaciers calving into the sea, orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, and more!
DAY 7 Anchorage
The tour ends this morning with guests departing on individual schedules. Airport transfers are provided.
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