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Prince William Sound to Denali Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Kids

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

From $4,298 - $4,398 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$910 for sgl. occ.)

Alaska invites your whole family into the wild. Explore the realm of North America's tallest mountain. Hike in the habitat of moose, bears and caribou. Pan for gold, get friendly with sled dogs and go boating past tidewater glaciers. Find all the natural splendor you can possibly imagine... and then some!

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Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska/Fairbanks, Alaska

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Highlights

  • Enjoy uniquely Alaskan activities—authentic dogsledding, magnificent wildlife watching and even panning for gold
  • Look out for humpback whales, sea otters and bald eagles during a wildlife cruise on pristine Prince William Sound
  • Listen for the rumble of calving glaciers and feast your eyes on the aquamarine colors of the icebergs
  • Journey to majestic Denali National Park, one of the world's last wild frontiers and home to North America's tallest peak
Alaska

Anchorage, Alaska/Fairbanks, Alaska

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Itinerary

Day 1 Encounter wildlife conservation at Alaska's premiere sanctuary for orphaned and injured animals  |  All aboard the Glacier Discovery Train for a scenic ride into the mountains  |  Paddle around icebergs in Spencer Lake and enjoy an easygoing float trip down the Placer River.

Day 2 Gear up for the chance to see sea otters, seals, bald eagles and humpback whales during an incredible wildlife cruise on Prince William Sound, one of Alaska's most famous waterways  |  An onboard naturalist helps you spot creatures that call this area home  |  Glide past imposing tidewater glaciers against an awe-inspiring mountain backdrop.

Day 3 Travel along the Turnagain Arm, site of extreme high and low tides  |  Expanses of tundra and the Alaska Range come into view  |  Hear stories about the Iditarod race and see sled dogs in action.

Day 4 The journey to spectacular Denali National Park takes you through taiga (boreal forest)  |  Venture deep into the park, where you might spot moose, Dall sheep, caribou, gray wolves and grizzly bears  |  On a clear day, Denali may be visible  |  Got nuggets? Kids try their hand at gold panning.

Days 5-6 Enjoy the splendor of the park, with naturalist talks and guided hikes or an optional flightseeing trip around Denali's towering peak  |  Keep binoculars handy to view migrating birds, including arctic loons and eagles.

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 July

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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 $4,098 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $6,098 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,698 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,798 pp dbl occ

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2018 August

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Prices

From $4,298 - $4,398 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$910 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

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

More On This Trip

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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. 

Why Travel with Backroads in Alaska

Let Your Family Go Wild

After more than three decades of exploring this amazing region, Backroads has the experience and connections to offer you the most interesting routes through the most scenic landscapes, along with the best mix of family activities. Try dogsledding, pan for gold, chase humpback whales, watch calving glaciers, float down a remote river, spot wildlife in their natural habitat – these are just some the diversions on offer as you discover the wonders of Denali National Park.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

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.

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 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.

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

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, 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.

We Know Where We're Going

Tom Hale has been keeping Backroads on track, with one eye on the horizon, since 1979. His passion for active travel, and for ensuring the highest-quality travel experience, is evident in every detail we add to make a guest's trip unforgettable—and the fact he's right there in the office, making it happen. To hear Tom describe his vision, watch our video.  

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.

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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. 
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