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Prince William Sound to Denali Multi-Adventure Tour

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Alaska's Icebergs & Marvelous Marine Life to the "Great One"

From $4,398 - $4,598 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,000 for sgl. occ.)

There’s ice. And then there’s ice floating in a lake filled with icebergs. There’s wildlife. And then there are the magnificent bears, moose and caribou of the Alaskan wilderness. There are mountains. But not many that can be seen by the glow of the midnight sun. You’ve seen nature. Just not like this. This is Alaska.

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Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska/Fairbanks, Alaska

Prince William Sound to Denali

Highlights

  • Watch for graceful humpback whales diving and breaching during a wildlife cruise on pristine Prince William Sound
  • Hike in a temperate rain forest lush with colorful wildflowers and stands of majestic Sitka spruce
  • Soak up the dramatic landscapes and abundant wildlife of Denali National Park, one of the world's last wild frontiers
  • Witness otherworldly icebergs and listen for the unforgettable thunder of calving glaciers during a cruise with a naturalist
Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska/Fairbanks, Alaska

Prince William Sound to Denali

Itinerary

Day 1 Hike along the historic supply route for the Alaskan Railroad, taking in vistas of Turnagain Arm and the Cook Inlet | After a scenic train ride into the mountains, enjoy views of imposing icebergs and Spencer Glacier during an easygoing float trip on the Placer River | Stroll through cottonwood, aspen and spruce forest from one picturesque viewpoint to another.

Day 2 Prince William Sound, one of Alaska's most famous waterways and a vast unspoiled wilderness, sets the stage for an amazing wildlife cruise | An onboard naturalist helps spot sea otters, seals and perhaps humpback whales | Amid a stunning mountain backdrop, glide past towering tidewater glaciers.

Day 3 Travel past Turnagain Arm, where extreme bore tides make for dramatic water movement as the Chugach Mountain Range looms above | Watch sled dogs in action and enjoy stories about the epic Iditarod race.

Day 4 Journey to spectacular Denali National Park | Look for gray wolves and grizzly bears as we venture deep into the park | Arrive at our secluded lodge in Kantishna.

Days 5-6 Enjoy a full day in Denali, with guided walks, gold panning or an optional flight around Denali's towering peak | Take a stroll after dinner—no need for a flashlight in the glow of the midnight sun!

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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2018 June
2018 August

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $4,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,698 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,598 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $4,398 - $4,598 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$1,000 for sgl. occ.)

Casual & Premiere Hotels*

Alyeska Resort
Alyeska Resort

Girdwood (2 nights)

Denali Cabins
Denali Cabins

Denali National Park (1 night)

Denali Backcountry Lodge
Denali Backcountry Lodge

Kantishna (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-2

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Alaska

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Casual & Premiere Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Alyeska Resort

Alyeska Resort

Girdwood (2 nights)
* Premiere Hotel

This stylish hotel with an aerial tram to the top of Mount Alyeska has earned accolades from Travel + Leisure. (pool, spa)

Denali Cabins

Denali Cabins

Denali National Park (1 night)

Rustic yet cozy cedar cabins set just outside the national park entrance.

Denali Backcountry Lodge

Denali Backcountry Lodge

Kantishna (2 nights)

Nestled deep within Denali National Park, this remote lodge allows for a true Alaskan experience with opportunities to see remarkable wildlife, including grizzly bears, Dall sheep and caribou.

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-2

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 3 500
Rafting on Spencer Lake & Placer River (2.5 Hours)
2 Other Cruise on Prince William Sound (5.5 Hours)
3 Other Dogsled Demonstration (1.5 Hours)
4 Other Denali National Park Scenic Tour (6 Hours)
Other Hiking in Denali National Park (1–5 Miles)
5 Other Optional Mountain Biking, Fishing or Gold Panning
Other Hiking in Denali National Park (1–5 Miles)
6 Other Denali National Park Scenic Tour (6 Hours)
 

Note: Operating under Special Use Permit in the Chugach National Forest. Backroads is an Equal Opportunity Provider.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

Alaska is a land of rustic and rugged beauty. While Backroads has selected the best possible lodging available in the places we visit, simplicity and comfort often outweigh elegance and luxury in this great state. Generally speaking, customer service in Alaska can seem slow and casual when compared with the high standards of hospitality found on other Backroads trips. Patience, a sense of humor and an appreciation for the cultural differences that abound in this population-sparse setting will help to make the most of your experience.

Alaska: Great Land, Great Distances

Did you know that Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas and four times the size of California? To experience the full grandeur of Alaska, we must cover great distances and unfortunately we can't do it all on foot. We spend more time in the van on this trip than on the typical Backroads trip; (2–5 hours on several days). Rest assured, the views from these shuttles are spectacular and the journey is worthwhile! 

Why Travel with Backroads in Alaska

Far from the Madding Crowd

After more than 30 years of exploring this region, we have the experience and connections to offer you the most interesting routes through the most scenic landscapes, along with the best mix of activities. Where else can you ride a train, hike to a lake, boat past icebergs and raft down a river – all in the same day! And with a remote backcountry lodge as your home base, you escape the crowds and fully experience the wonders of Denali National Park, day and night.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Alaska trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

The Best Leaders in Alaska

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Alaska, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

Choose Your Fellow Travelers

With Backroads you won't end up with kids on what you thought was an adult trip; we have exclusive departures for families, so they're off having their own adventures. As you browse our unrivaled selection of trips and dates, you can count on finding a trip in Alaska that's geared exclusively to your choice of traveling companions.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Alaska with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

Alaska is a land of rustic and rugged beauty. While Backroads has selected the best possible lodging available in the places we visit, simplicity and comfort often outweigh elegance and luxury in this great state. Generally speaking, customer service in Alaska can seem slow and casual when compared with the high standards of hospitality found on other Backroads trips. Patience, a sense of humor and an appreciation for the cultural differences that abound in this population-sparse setting will help to make the most of your experience.

Alaska: Great Land, Great Distances

Did you know that Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas and four times the size of California? To experience the full grandeur of Alaska, we must cover great distances and unfortunately we can't do it all on foot. We spend more time in the van on this trip than on the typical Backroads trip; (2–5 hours on several days). Rest assured, the views from these shuttles are spectacular and the journey is worthwhile! 
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