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Denali: The Great One

Trip Length 6 days

From $2,995

  • Ride the famous Alaska Railroad, from the history-rich gold-rush city of Fairbanks into the rugged mountains of Denali’s Alaska Range, on this tailor-made 6-day adventure.
  • View the grand slam of Alaskan wildlife—grizzly bears, moose, caribou, and dall sheep—within a 6-million-acre wilderness
  • Enjoy charmingly rustic lodging inside Denali National Park, where fewer than 5% of all visitors stay

Six million acres of untamed wilderness, 39 documented species of mammals, 169 species of birds, 14 species of fish, more than 650 flowering plant species and North America’s tallest mountain, Denali (Mount McKinley). This is Denali National Park, where bears, wolves, moose, and hundreds of other wild animal species roam freely, where the taiga forest gives way to high alpine tundra, and where your next adventure awaits. From riding the legendary Alaska Railroad to getting up close and personal with Denali’s natural offerings to enjoying the peace and tranquility from your lodge nestled deep within the park, MTS offers an insider look at Alaska on this great escape that ticks all the boxes.

Day 1: Arrive in Fairbanks

Arrive in Fairbanks, Alaska, “The Golden Heart City,” and transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is free to spend exploring the historic downtown river walk, visiting the highly acclaimed Museum of the North, or taking a river cruise to learn about the original highways of Alaska: an amazing 4,000 miles of river systems that connected native and mining communities.

Day 2: Alaska Railroad and the Denali Road

All aboard the Alaska Railroad, bound for the roof of the continent! Take in epic beauty as you ride the rails for half a day on your way to Denali. After reaching the outskirts of these incredibly expansive parklands, you’ll connect with the Denali tour bus. Over the course of six hours, you’ll travel along breathtaking wilderness with the narration of an expert naturalist, who will explain the unique features of Denali National Park along the way. Frequent stops along this scenic drive allow us to view the wildlife of the tundra, including moose, caribou, dall sheep, and grizzly bears. And if weather permits, you’ll have the chance to see the mighty peak of Denali rising above the landscape. Photographers swoon for opportunities like these, so have your camera poised and ready! Only 5% of Denali’s visitors actually have a chance to stay in the park, and you’ll end your long travel day in one of the park’s lodges for a deluxe wilderness experience.

  • Lunch
  • Accommodation:Camp Denali

Days 3-4: Hiking and Exploring Denali National Park

Just outside your tranquil lodge, deep within Denali National Park, an assortment of activities will be available to you each day, such as guided hikes, wildlife and nature photography, sightseeing and aerial tours—some of which come at an added expense. Don’t be shy about interacting with the resident park rangers and naturalists, who are there to answer your questions and introduce you to the splendor that is Denali. Spend the next two days reveling in the park’s exquisite beauty, comforted by delicious meals and quiet accommodations at your lodge.

  • Accommodation:Camp Denali

Day 5: Last Day in Denali and Alaska Railroad to Anchorage

You’ll spend the morning on board the Denali Road bus looking for wildlife and taking in the scenery as you return to the Denali Depot. Take in the beautiful Alaskan landscape from the upper-level dome or outdoor viewing deck as the train snakes its way over the Continental Divide and four mountain passes, while following enormous rivers down to Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Each ride is unique, and the wildlife you’ll see will likely depend on the weather. Both the bus and the train naturalists will explain the captivating landscape you’ll be traversing.  Lunch and dinner will be served on the train. This evening, you’ll arrive in the bustling city of Anchorage, where restaurant options abound.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Copper Whale Inn

Day 6: Depart Anchorage

While you can schedule your departure flight home at any time, we highly recommend that you plan to take some time to explore the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Tony Knowles Coastal Train, or begin an exploration of the Kenai Peninsula. You may even elect to extend your trip and fly to Juneau, where you’ll have the chance to experience the magnificent fjords of Glacier Bay National Park.

  • Breakfast

No group departures scheduled. Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

pricing

2017 Prices
$2,995 + local tax 

Based on Double Occupancy
 

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Camp Denali — Denali National Park

Situated on 67 acres of rising terrain, Camp Denali is centered on a pond that reflects up to 11 major peaks of the Alaska Range. Family-owned and operated, this rustic homestead is complimented by traditional cabin amenities, such as wood stoves, propane lights, and hand-sewn quilts made by Denali's own staff.

Copper Whale Inn — Anchorage

Comfort, convenience and natural wonders converge to create a relaxing respite at this unique downtown inn. Conveniently located in the heart of Anchorage, the Copper Whale offers stunning views across Cook Inlet to the Alaska Range. Binoculars in the living room help you spot bald eagles, beluga whales and other passing wildlife.

  • Ride the famous Alaska Railroad, from the history-rich gold-rush city of Fairbanks into the rugged mountains of Denali’s Alaska Range, on this tailor-made 6-day adventure.
  • View the grand slam of Alaskan wildlife—grizzly bears, moose, caribou, and dall sheep—within a 6-million-acre wilderness
  • Enjoy charmingly rustic lodging inside Denali National Park, where fewer than 5% of all visitors stay

Six million acres of untamed wilderness, 39 documented species of mammals, 169 species of birds, 14 species of fish, more than 650 flowering plant species and North America’s tallest mountain, Denali (Mount McKinley). This is Denali National Park, where bears, wolves, moose, and hundreds of other wild animal species roam freely, where the taiga forest gives way to high alpine tundra, and where your next adventure awaits. From riding the legendary Alaska Railroad to getting up close and personal with Denali’s natural offerings to enjoying the peace and tranquility from your lodge nestled deep within the park, MTS offers an insider look at Alaska on this great escape that ticks all the boxes.

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Fairbanks

Arrive in Fairbanks, Alaska, “The Golden Heart City,” and transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is free to spend exploring the historic downtown river walk, visiting the highly acclaimed Museum of the North, or taking a river cruise to learn about the original highways of Alaska: an amazing 4,000 miles of river systems that connected native and mining communities.

Day 2: Alaska Railroad and the Denali Road

All aboard the Alaska Railroad, bound for the roof of the continent! Take in epic beauty as you ride the rails for half a day on your way to Denali. After reaching the outskirts of these incredibly expansive parklands, you’ll connect with the Denali tour bus. Over the course of six hours, you’ll travel along breathtaking wilderness with the narration of an expert naturalist, who will explain the unique features of Denali National Park along the way. Frequent stops along this scenic drive allow us to view the wildlife of the tundra, including moose, caribou, dall sheep, and grizzly bears. And if weather permits, you’ll have the chance to see the mighty peak of Denali rising above the landscape. Photographers swoon for opportunities like these, so have your camera poised and ready! Only 5% of Denali’s visitors actually have a chance to stay in the park, and you’ll end your long travel day in one of the park’s lodges for a deluxe wilderness experience.

  • Lunch
  • Accommodation:Camp Denali

Days 3-4: Hiking and Exploring Denali National Park

Just outside your tranquil lodge, deep within Denali National Park, an assortment of activities will be available to you each day, such as guided hikes, wildlife and nature photography, sightseeing and aerial tours—some of which come at an added expense. Don’t be shy about interacting with the resident park rangers and naturalists, who are there to answer your questions and introduce you to the splendor that is Denali. Spend the next two days reveling in the park’s exquisite beauty, comforted by delicious meals and quiet accommodations at your lodge.

  • Accommodation:Camp Denali

Day 5: Last Day in Denali and Alaska Railroad to Anchorage

You’ll spend the morning on board the Denali Road bus looking for wildlife and taking in the scenery as you return to the Denali Depot. Take in the beautiful Alaskan landscape from the upper-level dome or outdoor viewing deck as the train snakes its way over the Continental Divide and four mountain passes, while following enormous rivers down to Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Each ride is unique, and the wildlife you’ll see will likely depend on the weather. Both the bus and the train naturalists will explain the captivating landscape you’ll be traversing.  Lunch and dinner will be served on the train. This evening, you’ll arrive in the bustling city of Anchorage, where restaurant options abound.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Copper Whale Inn

Day 6: Depart Anchorage

While you can schedule your departure flight home at any time, we highly recommend that you plan to take some time to explore the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska Native Heritage Center and the Tony Knowles Coastal Train, or begin an exploration of the Kenai Peninsula. You may even elect to extend your trip and fly to Juneau, where you’ll have the chance to experience the magnificent fjords of Glacier Bay National Park.

  • Breakfast
lodgings

Camp Denali — Denali National Park

Situated on 67 acres of rising terrain, Camp Denali is centered on a pond that reflects up to 11 major peaks of the Alaska Range. Family-owned and operated, this rustic homestead is complimented by traditional cabin amenities, such as wood stoves, propane lights, and hand-sewn quilts made by Denali's own staff.

Copper Whale Inn — Anchorage

Comfort, convenience and natural wonders converge to create a relaxing respite at this unique downtown inn. Conveniently located in the heart of Anchorage, the Copper Whale offers stunning views across Cook Inlet to the Alaska Range. Binoculars in the living room help you spot bald eagles, beluga whales and other passing wildlife.

Dates and Pricing

No group departures scheduled. Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

pricing

2017 Prices
$2,995 + local tax 

Based on Double Occupancy
 

Activity Level Easy to Moderate
Trip Length 6 days

From $2,995

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