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Alaska’s National Parks: From Denali to Kenai

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12 Days | 11 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
In the Alaskan interior, grizzly bears walk lowland rivers, caribou roam the alpine tundra, Dall sheep cling to treacherous mountainsides and the magnificent golden eagle surveys all. To the south, the glaciers that built the cathedral fjords of the Kenai Peninsula continue to carve the landscape as they have for eons. These pristine wildernesses humble humankind, putting lifetimes in perspective and reminding us that, in some places on earth, we are but visitors. Join expert naturalists in the boreal forest, on the tundra and along the bay shores of two glorious Alaskan national parks.


• Enjoy stunning scenery and unparalleled opportunities to watch grizzly bears, Dall sheep, caribou and Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America, on a daylong journey in Denali National Park.
• Float down the Kenai River with interpretation of your inspiring surroundings narrated by a naturalist.
• Witness the splendor of the Kenai Peninsula firsthand on a study cruise and a hike to Exit Glacier.

Activity Notes

Walking up to three miles on gravel and dirt trails. Elevations up to 3,900 feet.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Denali National Park, 6 nights; coach to Moose Pass, 5 nights; departure. June 6 and Aug 8, 2016: Independent arrival: Denali, 4 nights; Coach to: Anchorage, 1 night; Fly to: Katmai, 2 nights; Coach to: Moose Pass, 4 nights; Coach to: Anchorage; departure

Coordinated by Denali Education Center

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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips


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