Join our popular Denali Driving Tour from Anchorage. Discover famous Denali National Park - one of Alaska’s most popular attraction and destinations in the shadows of towering 20.320 ft. Mt. Denali. Denali National Park is the natural habitat for more than 380 Grizzly Bears, Moose, Wolf, Fox, Lynx, Dall Sheep and Caribou. It is most likely you will spot some of them while taking our full day shuttle bus or Tundra wildlife tour. You may also enjoy other Denali activities: short guided hikes, Nenana rafting or float trip, backcountry jeep adventure, guided helicopter hiking trips or a sled dog demonstration. If you are of adventurous nature book a flightseeing or helicopter tour around Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range. The leisure drive from Anchorage provides many spectacular vistas of the Alaska Range. You may take a side trip to Wasilla and visit the Iditarod sled dog tour headquarter, Talkeetna - the base for all mountain climbers or take a canoe trip on Byers Lake in scenic Denali State Park. Please Note: The self drive tour is also available from / to Fairbanks.
Upon arrival in Anchorage transfer to your hotel. Pick up your rental car and get ready for a Alaska vacation of a lifetime. Anchorage features dozens of parks and 122 miles of paved bike paths. Warmed by a maritime climate, you can spend the day with salmon fishing on downtown's Ship Creek, hiking the nearby mountains, photographing glaciers and dining at a four-star restaurant. Within a 15-minute drive from downtown on the Hillside is the tree-lined trailhead of Anchorage’s most popular hike, Flattop Mountain. A short floatplane ride opens up the possibility of almost any type adventure. That’s one reason why Anchorage’s Lake Hood is the world’s busiest floatplane base. Try some fresh Alaska seafood (Salmon, Halibut and Dungeness Crab) for dinner in one of the many excellent restaurants around the hotel. Afterwards enjoy a stroll along the coastal trail with sweeping views of Mt. McKinley and Mt. Susitna aka: the "Sleeping Lady". Overnight: Anchorage
Anchorage - Denali National Park (230 Miles)
Leave Anchorage via the Parks Highway and take a break in Wasilla - Home of the Iditarod Trail Headquarter. The museum features historical displays of the "Last Great Race on Earth", videos and a gift shop with unique souvenirs. Continue your journey on the Parks Highway through the unspoiled wilderness areas of the Denali State Park with excellent vistas of the Alaska- and Talkeetna Mountain Range, glaciers and snowcapped mountains. Arriving in Denali National Park and check in your hotel. Optional Jetboat Safari: Your wilderness adventure begins at 5:45 pm when you first meet your guide. This fun-filled soft adventure cruise takes you on the Nenana River to a remote camp, miles into the wilderness. Meet local Alaskans who live in the wilderness and are woodsmen, trappers, hunters, and boatmen. They’ll share a welcome snack at camp, show and talk about fur, and teach you to pan for gold as if your living depended on it. Overnight: Denali National Park
Denali National Park
Denali National Park offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities and spectacular sceneries. In the morning drive to the Visitor Center where your wildlife tour begins. Pick up your pre-reserved tickets and explore the center if time allows. Board the bus, sit back and watch out for grizzly bears, moose, caribou, wolf and fox moving along the ridges and river beds or observe one of the 150 different bird species which inherit the park area. Your driver informs you about the history of Denali National Park, its diverse wildlife and flora. Once a bear, caribou or another animal has been spotted the bus will stop that everyone can watch and take pictures. Your tour turns around at Eielson Visitor Center - a four hour drive. We can extend the bus tour to Wonder Lake or Kantishna Roadhouse. You can get off the bus anytime you wish and take a stroll, go hiking and enjoy the landscape. Return to the Denali Park entrance anytime during the day. Overnight: Denali National Park
Denali National Park - Anchorage (230 Miles)
On your return tour to Anchorage don’t miss the opportunity to visit Talkeetna - the base for all mountaineering and flightseeing activities within Denali Nat'l Park. Alternative Routing: From the Parks Highway drive via Hatcher Pass Road to the Independence Mine Historical Park - operated from 1938 - 1941 by one of the largest gold producers in the Willow Creek Mining District, - the Alaska Pacific Consolidated Mine Co. Continue via Palmer - located in the heart of the Matanuska Valley to Anchorage. In the afternoon outdoor enthusiasts may enjoy a stroll along the 12-Mile Coastal Trail with never ending view across Cook Inlet and toward Mt. McKinley and the Alaska Range before you return your rental car.
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