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An Alaskan Adventure

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PRIVATE/GROUP TOUR - 7 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$ 6709

Private/Group Tour Highlights

  • Observe the majestic Grizzly bear, digging for clams in the ocean, feeding on sedge grasses or lounging and playing on the beach or in the fields.
  • Traveling in Goldstar Class, board the Coastal Classic Train to Seward, featuring glass-domed ceilings for unparalleled viewing of the terrain during your journey.
  • Kayaking along the rugged shoreline of Aialik Bay while immersing ourselves in the sights, sounds and sensations of floating near an actively calving tidewater glacier.
  • Enjoy an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Alaska Sealife Centre, exploring the animal care, life support, research programs and outreach efforts.
  • Take in the stunning terrain from above with sea plane flights to Alaska's remote reaches and helicopter flights over massive glaciers.
  • Land on a glacier and step out onto the ice to spend 15-20 minutes exploring with a Group Glacier Flightseeing tour and landing.
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Tour Overview

From watching 900-pound Grizzly bears as they feast on migrating salmon to witnessing the massive size of moose rising 7 feet tall, to walking on glaciers as old as 30,000 years, there’s nothing quite like An Alaskan Adventure. Home to 17 of the largest mountains in the U.S. and some of the most isolated communities in the country, Alaska is well-known for its pristine wildlife, spanning hundreds of thousands of miles. Referred to as the last frontier, Alaska’s sheer size makes it nearly impossible to see all it has to offer, but nature lovers and adventure seekers alike flock to its rugged terrain to experience all that they can.

Divided into 5 distinct regions, Southcentral Alaska is perhaps the most well-known as it is home to more than half of the state’s small population and is one of the most accessible of the regions. A playground of activities, Southcentral Alaska offers world-class fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing with mountains and lakes. Offering both remote wilderness and the comfortable amenities travelers seek, southcentral Alaska is the perfect gateway to experiencing the essence of Alaska.

Yampu Travelers will experience Alaska’s remarkable solitude beginning with a flight aboard a seaplane to remote reaches for a once in a lifetime experience of watching massive grizzly bears in their natural habitat. After an entire day of bear viewing, the Alaska Adventure continues aboard the Coastal Classic Train to Seward, featuring glass-domed ceilings for an unparalleled viewing of the terrain. Once in Seward, located within the Kenai Peninsula, explorers will take to the coastline to learn of the region’s unique landscape while kayaking along the rugged shoreline. After a day of learning more about Alaska’s landscape and unique wildlife, the tour is capped off with an unforgettable Glacier Flightseeing tour far into the Chugach backcountry.

 

Note: Some tours may be effected by COVID19. Your Yampu Tour Consultant will advise upon booking.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily city tax; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services, and other personal items or services not mentioned.

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Pricing Details
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Double N/A £$6709 N/A N/A
Single N/A £$8967 N/A N/A

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Please note that prices are subject to change based on availability and seasonality, especially during the holiday season from December 20th through January 5th each year. Please contact a Yampu Travel Specialist for more information on best times to travel.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Welcome to Anchorage

Upon arrival at Anchorage International Airport, you will be met by your Yampu driver to be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day will be at leisure.

Upon arrival at Anchorage International Airport, you will be met by your Yampu driver to be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of your day will be at leisure.

Day
2

Group Bear Viewing Day

This morning, board the Rust’s Flying Service shuttle from your hotel to the Lake Hood Floatplane base. From there, we will travel to Chinitna Bay, located at the Southern end of Lake Clark National Park. The guided tour on the beach will begin on 4WD vehicles before prime viewing on foot. A large portion of the tour will be walking beach terrain and rugged trails. Bears can be viewed digging for clams in the ocean, feeding on sedge grasses or lounging and playing on the beach or in the fields.

After a day of bear viewing, you will transfer back to Chinitna Bay for your return flight to Anchorage where the shuttle will bring you back to your hotel.

Flight time is 90 minutes each way. Hearty snack box provided to be eaten on the plane ride.
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Day
3

Anchorage to Seward aboard the Coastal Classic Train

Early this morning your driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to the Alaska Railroad Station to board the Coastal Classic Train to Seward. Traveling in Goldstar Class, the train features glass-domed ceilings for unparalleled viewing of the terrain during your journey. Breakfast is included as you travel down the coast and arrive in Seward mid-day. Your hotel will have a shuttle available to take you the short distance to your accommodation. The rest of your day will now be free to explore Seward at leisure. ...read less

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4

Kenai Fjords National Park with Group Glacier Kayak Tour

Early this morning, make your way to the Adventure Centre at the Seward Boat Harbour to meet your Sunny Cove Kayaking guides who will escort you to our private charter, the Ascension to meet Captain’s Josh or Mike and Deckhand Hallie before getting underway. Our boat is fast, and we typically arrive at our destination before any of the larger tour boats arrive. That means we often have the entire area to ourselves while kayaking! After the 55-mile trip around the Cape into Aialik Bay we will reach our launch beach. Once on shore we'll spend about a half hour getting you outfitted and running through basic kayaking instruction.

After your instructions, we'll have approximately 3 hours (3-5 miles) of kayaking along the rugged shoreline. Along the way, we'll take breaks to immerse ourselves in the sights, sounds and sensations of floating near an actively calving tidewater glacier. Following our kayaking tour, we'll re-board our private charter vessel to seek out whales, sea lions, seals, puffins, killer whales and more for a few hours as we cruise back to Seward. Having a fast, private charter boat means we have lots of time to search for wildlife after we wrap up kayaking. Our typical return time to Seward is 4:30p - 5:00p but is dependent upon wildlife viewing, weather conditions and boat speed. The tour includes all gear necessary for kayaking and, also includes a picnic lunch, morning & afternoon snacks. ...read less

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5

Seward - Girdwood

Today you have a full day to explore Seward, as your train departs this evening, so have your bags stored at the hotel to pick-up later today. We have included admission to the Alaska Sealife Centre for a self-guided tour of the public facilities, along with an exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tour exploring the animal care, life support, research programs and outreach efforts. Collect your luggage from the hotel and take the shuttle to the Seward Train Station for your 6pm departure. Dinner is provided on the train this evening for the 3-hour journey to Girdwood. On arrival at 8:50pm take the hotel shuttle to the Alyeska Resort, your home for the next 2 nights. ...read less

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6

Group Glacier Flightseeing tour and landing

Today we have arranged a Glacier Flightseeing tour and landing. Alpine Air’s shuttle will pick you up at the hotel for the short drive to the airport. The view is instantly beautiful as you ascend from Girdwood Airport. Entering the Chugach backcountry, you’ll witness the iconic Lake George Glacier, Whiteout Glacier and Colony Glacier where visitors can view blue melt-water pools in spring and summer. You’ll land on a glacier and step out onto the ice to spend 15-20 minutes exploring. On the flight, look for moose, bear and sheep traversing 20-Mile River Valley.

You will be back at Girdwood Airport after about 60 minutes and the shuttle will return you to the hotel. We have also included the Alyeska Aerial Tram Ride today, The Alyeska Aerial Tram is a three-to-seven-minute scenic ride from The Hotel Alyeska to 2,300 ft in elevation and the top of Mt. Alyeska. From the Tram, you can see for miles in all directions – including views of the Turnagain Arm, up to seven “hanging” glaciers, and endless peaks deep into the Chugach Mountain range. Don’t forget to look down! In the summer months, moose and bear sightings are common on our aerial tram rides, too.

At the Mountain Station, there is an observation deck providing even more breath-taking panoramic views of majestic mountains, hanging glaciers, sparkling streams, towering spruce, and an array of wildlife. ...read less

Day
7

Flight Home

Your driver will pick you up for your Private transfer from your hotel to Anchorage International Airport for your flight home. The scenic drive is about 40 miles, so sit back and enjoy your last views before boarding your flight home.

Your driver will pick you up for your Private transfer from your hotel to Anchorage International Airport for your flight home. The scenic drive is about 40 miles, so sit back and enjoy your last views before boarding your flight home.

Anchorage, AK, USA

Chinitna Bay, Alaska, USA

Seward, AK, USA

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska, USA

Girdwood, Anchorage, AK, USA

Places You'll See

  • Anchorage

    Long-serving as the gateway to Alaska’s wilderness, Anchorage is the largest city in the state with less than 300,000 inhabitants. Best known for its contrast between nature and city, Anchorage is famous for hiking trails, glaciers, and wildlife while boasting its local cultures and history with pride. Art fills the city streets and local galleries, while numerous museums such as the Alaska Native Heritage Center that teaches of the many distinct native cultures, each with traditions reaching back thousands of years, and continued, contemporary presence in Anchorage today.

  • Seward

    Located within the Kenai Peninsula, the port city of Seward serves as the entrance to Kenai Fjords National Park where glaciers flow and whales call home. With a vast landscape shaped by ancient glaciers surrounded by mountains and sea, Seward hosts unforgettable nature experiences. From wildlife viewing and hiking to kayaking and sportfishing, to dog sledding, Seward is where Alaska starts. Be sure to visit the city’s colorful downtown and harbor for a taste of local culture and to visit The Alaska SeaLife Center, Alaska’s premier public aquarium.

  • Girdwood

    Surrounded by the Chugach Mountain Range amongst lush forest, Girdwood is a small Alaskan mountain town that is conveniently situated 36 miles (61km) south of Anchorage and its international airport. Once serving as a supply town for gold miners, Girdwood has always had the appeal to outdoorsmen, including skiers with perfect snow and weather conditions.  Aside from skiing, Girdwood is the place to escape your day-to-day and to experience the best Alaska has to offer no matter the season.

  • Kenai Fjords

    The glacial wonderland of Kenai Fjords National Park features stunning scenery, incredible wildlife, and aquatic adventures for all types of nature lovers. Located on the edge of the Kenai Peninsula, the National Park consists of three main areas: The Exit Glacier, Harding Icefield, and the coast. The exit glacier is a half-mile wide river of ice, while the massive Harding Ice Field is one of the last remaining ice fields in the U.S. The rugged coastline includes beautiful glaciers and abundant marine wildlife such as sea otters, porpoises, sea lions, harbor seals, and whales. Land animals include bear, mountain goat, moose, and wolf to name a few. Hikers will enjoy the numerous trails with Icey views while those who want to explore more of the sea will appreciate the informative cruise tours.

Hotel Options

4 Star Properties

Anchorage : Hilton Anchorage

Seward : Harbour 360 Hotel – Harbour Room

Girdwood : The Hotel Alyeska – Summit Room

Testimonials

Sally I.

Traveled October 2017

All we could have hoped for

We are having a wonderful time and our guides, especially Luis, have been delightful. Hiking the trail together was fantastic, all we could have hoped for.

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Michele

Traveled April, 2016

Best customer care & itineraries

I am recently returned from my third trip organised by Yampu, this time to Costa Rica. As always, it was fabulous from start to finish!

I do look around initially when planning my holidays but each time Karolina offers the best customer care & arranges by far the best itineraries. Value for money is excellent & they keep in constant contact before during & afterwards to make sure everything is going well.

The standard of accommodation & guides they use is superb & they actually listen to your requests as opposed to copying a generic page from their website…. Do I highly recommend Karolina & Yampu? YES!  Will I use them again? YES!  Save time & effort & just use Yampu is my travel tip  🙂

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Reinhard, German clients

Traveled March, 2010

Everything went very smoothly on our private tour

Everything went very smoothly on our private tour, many thanks. We were able to see many different regions and aspects of Mexico making it a simply fascinating experience. We had a great time in Mexico City and Taxko (sadly Puebla was flooded and had to be taken out of the itinerary), and were able to take in the Aztek culture and Spanish colonial architecture. Then in the north, Copper Canyon (bigger than the Grand Canyon in the US) and the amazing train journey. The trip at the end to Baja California we managed to see the grey whales and the Yucatan and beautiful Maya ruins. The exposure to these very different areas in a short time made this a truly memorable journey.

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