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Overview

Experience Southeast Alaska's best on this active adventure to the Kenai Peninsula and beyond! Beginning in Anchorage, travel by bush plane to Lake Clark National Park-only reachable by plane- to view brown bears fishing while their cubs play nearby. Explore the Alaska Native Heritage Center for an introduction to the First Nation's people, and dip into the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see local animals that are rehabilitated and released back into the wild. Continue on to the Kenai Peninsula to fish, hike, and sightsee. Take a ride on a dog sled and meet a team of Iditarod Husky athletes. Embark on a scenic evening ice float on the Portage River, and round out this epic adventure cruising Prince William Sound, surrounded by calving glaciers and spectacular beauty.

  • Discover wildlife and history at the isolated Lake Clark National Park

  • Meet a team of Iditarod Husky athletes and take a ride on a dog sled

  • Enjoy a scenic ice float down the Portage River

  • Arrive: Anchorage, Alaska
  • Depart: Anchorage, Alaska
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Group Size: 2-8 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 6 Years Old

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  • Day01

    Arrive in Anchorage

    Welcome to Alaska! Upon arrival at Anchorage airport, secure your rental car and drive to your hotel in the heart of downtown.

  • Day02

    Flightseeing & Bear Viewing

    Today begins with a guided walking tour of Anchorage, Alaska's epicenter of commerce. After exploring downtown, board a float plane for a wildlife adventure in Lake Clark National Park! Flying southwest over Cook Inlet, look out towards the Chigmit Mountains and volcanic Mt. Redoubt and Mt. Iliamna before landing on the beach in Chinitna Bay. During the summer, Chinitna Bay is home to the brown bears that come to feed on protein-rich sedge grasses, clams, and salmon. Travel with an expert guide even further by bus to where the brown bears are most active, and spend the afternoon watching as these magnificent animals dig for clams or sun on the beach while their cubs wrestle and play. Late this afternoon, fly back to Anchorage.

  • Day03

    Drive to the Kenai Peninsula

    Today's destination is the Kenai Peninsula. After checking out of the hotel, spend a leisurely day driving by rental car, stopping at two sites that will offer insight to Alaska's Native histories and protection of its resident wildlife.

    Begin at the Alaska Native Heritage Center which explores 10,000 years of Alaska Native history and culture through art, dance, demonstrations, exhibits, and more. Next, drive to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, located in Portage Valley. Over 200 acres dedicated to Alaska's resident wildlife are accessed by a scenic 1.5-mile loop, accessible by foot or by car. After a full day of exploring, continue along the scenic Seward Highway and check into tonight's lodge.

  • Day04

    Hike or Fish on the Kenai Peninsula

    Today offers the choice to explore the Kenai Peninsula on either a fishing or a hiking adventure. Those who choose to fish will meet their guide at the point the Kenai River enters the Wildlife Refuge. Novice and expert anglers alike can fish for salmon, trout, and Dolly Varden. Those who prefer to hike will set off with their private guide into the Alaskan wilderness, getting up close and personal with Kenai's scenery and wildlife on a trail chosen for current conditions and your desired activity level. Look for moose, bears, wildflowers, and ferns. After today's adventure, drive back to the lodge to enjoy an evening by the lake.

  • Day05

    Go Dog Sledding and Take a Scenic Float

    Begin today's adventure by driving to the town of Girdwood. Then, travel 8 miles in open air Pinzgauers on the Iditarod trail to meet seven-time Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit and his amazing sled dogs. Experience the excitement of these athletes as you travel mountain trails on a cart ride. Afterward, visit the puppy pavilion for a chance to meet future Iditarod champions or check out Iditarod memorabilia, including Nick's racing sled.

    Later, check into the lodge and layer up for a scenic float on the Portage River. Relax on this mellow Class I float through breathtaking scenery, passing hanging glaciers and wildlife that becomes active as the sun begins to dip. Enjoy an authentic Alaskan salmon bake under the midnight sun before traveling back to the resort for the night.

  • Day06

    Cruise Prince William Sound

    After a breakfast, take a scenic drive to the Port of Whittier marina and board the waiting boat for a spectacular cruise on Prince William Sound. Cruise past the numerous glaciers in Harriman Fjord and travel to the face of Surprise glacier, one of the most dynamic in the sound. Harbor seals and sea otters use the icebergs in this area as a resting ground. The captain will bank on the shore for an afternoon of exploring, beachcombing, and a picnic lunch among the breathtaking beauty of the glaciers. At the end of the day, drive back to the resort from the marina.

  • Day07

    Return to Anchorage Airport

    After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, drive back to Anchorage Airport to board homebound flights.

    • Meals: Breakfast
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

Since 1972, MT Sobek has maintained its reputation as a wilderness expert and adventure travel pioneer in Alaska.

Reason #02

This unique expedition covers Southeast Alaska's most beautiful and remote sites by plane, dog sled, boat, and foot.

Reason #03

This comprehensive expedition tailored for MT Sobek travelers is the perfect introduction to Alaska, from Anchorage, the Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Enriching looks into the history of the First Nations people, a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, hiking, fishing, dog sledding, a cruise on Prince William Sound, and lots of sightseeing featuring local fauna.

  • Lodging

    A full range of accommodation, from a comfortable inn in the heart of Downtown Anchorage to a traditionally-styled lodge on the Kenai Peninsula and to a luxury resort with convenient access to the magnificent Alaskan wilderness.

  • Climate

    Generally mild summers, but always be prepared for sun, rain, or wind.

FAQ

  • Does it really rain every day in Alaska?

    It rains often in Alaska, but mostly when you are closest to the ocean and not so much when you are high up in the mountains. So be sure to bring a sturdy raincoat. The rain is what makes Alaska legendary!

  • How long is the fishing trip from start to finish and what does it entail?

    It is usually 5 hours depending on weather, tides, and the fishing vessel. It entails fishing for a variety of species depending what is currently in season that can include: halibut, rockfish, silver salmon, king salmon & lingcod.

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Flexible Dates

We offer this trip on a private basis with seasonal departure dates that offer great flexibility (pending availability). Click below to request dates and an MT Sobek Regional Specialist will be in touch to help organize your private adventure.

2020 2021
$5,495 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $1,300 Single Supplement
$5,695 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $1,300 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary, including all taxes and resort fees
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • All special equipment required for activities
  • Trip logistics, operations and monitoring during travel
  • All tours, transfers and activities as detailed in the itinerary

Price Does Not Include

  • Additional meals not noted in the daily itinerary
  • Airfare, airport taxes or baggage fees for all flights
  • Optional activities and spa services
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, laundry or souvenirs
  • Discretionary tips for guides, drivers and resort staff
  • Optional travel protection
  • Rental car

Testimonials

  • "I have taken 12 trips with MT Sobek. Each has left a positive imprint on me-widening my view of the world and its peoples."

    Jane B.

    MT Sobek Guest

  • "MT Sobek took care of everything for our extended family vacation. Not a hiccup in the planning, the itinerary, the lodging or the guide. Everything in life should be so easy."

    Kathy J.

    MT Sobek Guest

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