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Tailor-Made Alaska: Sweeping Views & Quaint Towns

7 days from $10,595

Enjoy the full spectrum of the epic Northern frontier in the US! On a single trip, admire the sweeping Alaskan landscape by cruising its waters and flying high above the glaciers. Visit historic sites and charming towns, and encounter the thriving wildlife up close, all with the best local guides. Experience the unbelievable sights of Denali on a flightseeing adventure, float down the Portage River, take in the awe-inspiring scenery of the Kenai Peninsula and feast on authentic Alaskan salmon bake. Go on a private jet boat cruise on the Susitna River and stop to discover a renowned ghost town. The luckiest will see orcas, humpback whales, and sea otters along the way, and you’ll even get to have a go at dryland mushing when visiting sled dog kennels. Put your adventure cap on and buckle in for an adventure of a lifetime!

Alaska at a Glance

The 49th state is not for the faint of heart. Twice the size of Texas, Alaska is the northernmost state in the US. It’s not just its size that’s larger than life – the nature and wildlife in Alaska are also grand, pure, and unforgiving. From huge bears and bison to ferocious orcas and enormous humpback whales, the native wildlife in Alaska inspires reverence. The region’s epic landscapes are no less impressive. In fact, half of the world’s glaciers can be found in Alaska, and some of the national parks are greater in size than small countries. Despite its remoteness, Alaska is actually one of the easiest to visit in terms of outdoor accessibility – from trekking and rafting to hiking, biking, and camping, there’s almost an endless supply of activities to choose from. The best time to visit Alaska is in the summer season between May and September, when daylight hours are the longest and the temperatures the mildest. In fact, it doesn’t even get properly dark during the summer and in places like Fairbanks, you can see the midnight sun. In terms of being gay-friendly, Alaska falls somewhere in between. The republican state is still quite conservative despite the fact that gay marriage has been legal since 2014. Anchorage is perhaps the most gay-friendly city in Alaska.

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Currency

US dollar (USD)

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Language

English

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Visas

Most visitors from Europe do not need a visa. ESTA permits citizens of 40 countries to enter the US without a visa.

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Best Time To Visit

June – September

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Alaska Standard Time USA (GMT-9)

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Photo: Paxson Woelber

Photo: Noel Bauza

7-day travel itinerary

DAY 1

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Arrive in Anchorage, Alaska

Arrive in Alaska’s largest city Anchorage – a buzzing metropolitan area nestled between rugged wilderness. Transfer to your hotel, which is conveniently located close to the best shops, restaurants, and galleries in the city.

DAY 2

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Talkeetna | Wilderness Jet Boat Excursion

Begin your day by driving to Talkeetna, where a private jet boat awaits to take you up the Susitna River to the abandoned town of Curry. Once a thriving town, it is now one of Alaska’s famous ghost towns. As you journey up the river, admire the stunning Alaska Range views and the thriving wildlife all around. After exploring Curry, pause for a riverside lunch before your return trip, which includes a stop at a Dena’ina camp.

DAY 3

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Denali | Sled Dogs and North America’s Highest Peak

Today you’ll visit Dallas Seavey’s sled dog kennels, where you will not only see how these powerful dogs are raised and trained but will also get to privately have a go at dry land mushing through the woods of Talkeetna. Continue the day on an adventurous note as you go flightseeing the epic Denali National Park. From Denali’s summit and the Ruth Glacier to the Great Gorge – the views are second to none. If the weather permits, you’ll even land on a glacier for a one-of-a-kind experience of witnessing the grandeur of the Alaska Range from a unique vantage point.

DAY 4

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Denali State Park | Lakeside Wildlife Hike

Drive to Denali National Park for a lovely gentle hike along Byers Lake. A local guide will introduce you to the wonders of the area, which is home to some of the most spectacular wildlife in North America. As you visit a historic trapper’s cabin, you may stop and quietly marvel at the surroundings in the hopes of seeing some of the wildlife front and centre. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, exploring the picturesque Talkeetna with its small-town Alaskan charm.

DAY 5

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Kenai Peninsula | River Float Journey

In the morning, leave for the Kenai Peninsula, where even more epic landscapes are waiting to welcome you. With the help of a naturalist guide, you’ll discover the wondrous surroundings on a private raft ride down the Portage River. Breathe in the crisp Alaskan air as you pass hanging glaciers and bushy spruce forests. If you’re lucky, you might see moose or other wildlife passing through the vast surroundings. The authentic Alaskan salmon bake meal that follows is a cherry on top of a day well spent in the wilderness.

DAY 6

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Kenai Peninsula | Glacier & Wildlife Cruise

Leave for Whittier in the morning, where you’ll go on a private wildlife and glacier cruise. A lot depends on the weather, but you can expect a breathtaking cruise through the Harriman Fjord with towering tidewater glaciers. You might get lucky and see orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, harbour seals, sea lions, Dall’s porpoises and a variety of birds native to the region when cruising into Prince William Sound. Admire the rugged shorelines and marine wildlife before stopping on a remote beach for a short hike or tide pooling in this Arctic landscape.

DAY 7

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Depart Anchorage

Complete your Alaskan holiday in Anchorage, where you’ll board your flight home.

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Additional recommended experiences

Level up your journey with one of these optional add-ons – enjoy a private chartered fishing trip with a local guide on one of Talkeetna’s rivers, and get insider access to the private art studios of Alaskan artists Jon and Jona Van Zyle, who have created impressive artwork for the famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

Let Us Book Your Luxury Alaska Vacation

Get in touch if you would like us to arrange your Alaska trip. Did you have a different Alaska itinerary in mind? No problem. We tailor every trip to your individual travel style and passions so just let us know what you’re looking for.

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Hand-selected luxury accommodation

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Exclusive insider-access opportunities and inspiring sightseeing

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English-speaking local guides

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Airport meet and greet with private transfers

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