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BEGINS IN: DENALI NATIONAL PARK, ALASKA

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. 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.
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In the Alaskan interior, grizzlies walk lowland rivers, caribou roam the tundra, Dall sheep cling to mountainsides and the golden eagle surveys all. To the south, the glaciers of the Kenai Peninsula carve the landscape as they have for eons. Join expert naturalists in the boreal forest, on the tundra and along the bays of two national parks.


Highlights

Watch grizzly bears, Dall sheep and caribou 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 Kenai Peninsula firsthand on a study cruise.

Activity Notes

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

Itinerary Summary

Denali, 6 nights; Moose Pass, 5 nights. June 6 and Aug. 8: Denali, 4 nights; Anchorage, 1 night; Katmai, 2 nights; Moose Pass, 4 nights; depart Anchorage.

Date Notes
6/6/2016
Bear Watching in Katmai National Park and Preserve: Travel by float plane to one of the premier brown bear viewing areas in the world! You will spend two nights at Katmailand’s Brooks Lodge, the only lodge located near the famous Brooks Falls viewing platform. It is estimated that the population of nearly 2,200 brown bear in Katmai National Park outnumber the human inhabitants on the entire Alaska Peninsula. Learn about the dramatic June 1912 eruption of Novarupta Volcano from a naturalist expert during the Valley of 10,000 Smokes natural history tour. 8/8/2016
Bear Watching in Katmai National Park and Preserve: Travel by float plane to one of the premier brown bear viewing areas in the world! You will spend two nights at Katmailand’s Brooks Lodge, the only lodge located near the famous Brooks Falls viewing platform. It is estimated that the population of nearly 2,200 brown bear in Katmai National Park outnumber the human inhabitants on the entire Alaska Peninsula. Learn about the dramatic June 1912 eruption of Novarupta Volcano from a naturalist expert during the Valley of 10,000 Smokes natural history tour.

Coordinated by Denali Education Center.


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11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips

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