Antarctica & Arctic
Experience the rugged beauty of Alaska on this luxurious rail journey into the wild.
Destinations > Alaska > Kenai Fjords Denali Explorer
6 nights’ accommodation, Alaska Railroad Goldstar Service, transfers between rail stations and accommodation, cruise transfer to Fox Island, 8 hour Northwestern Fjord Cruise, Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour with flight back to Denali National Park Entrance.
Daily, 28 May - 04 Sep '19
Experience the magnificent beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park where you will find tidewater glaciers and abundant marine wildlife including otters, sea lions, humpback and orca whales. Then journey into the heart of Alaska to Denali National Park in search of wildlife and to get a glimpse of mighty Mount Denali.
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Search for whales, otters and sea lions in Kenai Fjords National Park
Full day exploration of Denali National Park
Stay in remote nature lodges
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Board the Coastal Classic Train in the Goldstar Railcar for a breathtaking ride to Seward. This scenic journey takes you along Cook Inlet and into the glacier-filled Chugach Mountains. On arrival in Seward, board a boat to exclusive Fox Island for lunch and an afternoon of optional activities. After dinner, prepared by a gourmet chef, enjoy an evening at leisure or beach camp fire. (B)(L)(D)
Spend the day kayaking around the island watching for wildlife.
After a hot and hearty breakfast, you’ll depart this morning on the Northwestern Fjord Cruise. Travel farther into Kenai Fjords National Park than with any other cruise and visit the magnificent Northwestern Fjord, home to three amazing tidewater glaciers, numerous alpine glaciers and abundant wildlife. Also, visit the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, an island home to teeming seabird rookeries. (B)(L)
Mid-morning, board a scheduled motorcoach to Talkeetna - your driver will give you some history of the area along the way. Stop in Anchorage and have approximately 90 minutes for lunch before continuing to Talkeetna. The evening is at your leisure. Talkeetna is a small but unique gold mining community, famous for its special charm and for its views of Mount Denali, North America’s tallest mountain.
This morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar to Denali National Park. The afternoon is open for optional activities such as white water rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the Park, land on a glacier, or hiking. (L)
Embark on a full day coach trip deep into the park. Keep an eye our for bear, moose, caribou and other wildlife along the way. Return to the park entrance via a flightseeing tour in a small bush plane.
Enjoy a free morning at the Park Entrance for optional activities inluding helicopter flightseeing, before boarding the Denali Star for the journey north to Fairbanks. (D)
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