Just how big is Alaska? Take your own measure of the Great Land as you travel from Denali in Alaska’s Interior to the forests and fjords of the Kenai Peninsula.

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NPCA and Off the Beaten Path have partnered together to offer you the best in small group educational national park travel.

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Departure Dates:

  • August 14-21, 2019
  • June 11-18, 2020
  • July 9-16, 2020

Schedule Highlights

DAY 1: FAIRBANKS: In Fairbanks, you’ll have the opportunity to meet an Iditarod veteran and OBP friend, Mary Shields, and hear her amazing Alaska stories.

DAY 2: DENALI NATIONAL PARK: And we’re off! Today we’ll be taking the Alaska Railroad down to Denali National Park. Once at the entrance, we’ll hop onto the bus that will take us deep into the heart of the park. On the 90 mile bus ride to our lodging, you’ll possibly spot caribou, golden eagles, grizzly bears, wolves, and the snow dusted Alaska range. Maybe we’ll even get a glimpse of Denali himself!

DAYS 3-4: DENALI NATIONAL PARK: From our lodging in the park, we’ll have opportunities to explore the area however you choose. Whether you want a strenuous hike to some beautiful vista points or to canoe acorss Wonder Lake, you’ll spend your days in the midst of the natural splendor that is Denali National Park. Our accommodations also offer many rentals such as mountain bikes, fishing gear, and walking sticks.

DAY 5: DENALI TO ANCHORAGE: Since Alaska’s our largest state by far, we need a full day to travel to our next destination! After riding the bus back to the park entrance, we’ll take an incredibly scenic drive to arrive in Anchorage. With the breathtaking views, we’ll stop to take pictures, enjoy a picnic lunch, and potentially have some more wildlife watching opportunities.

DAY 6: KENAI RIVER AND SEWARD: In the morning, we’ll head down to the quintessential port town of Seward. Along the way, we’ll stop to take a scenic float down the Upper Kenai River through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Bears, moose, and eagles frequent this area so we’ll be in a prime location to view them. Once we have arrived and settled in Seward, a short hike to Exit Glacier is next on the agenda. You’ll learn about a glacier’s longterm effect on an area’s landscape and ecosystem while marveling at its icy blue hue.

DAY 7: SEWARD AND KENAI FJORDS: Whenever you venture down to Seward, a wildlife watching cruise is a must! We’ll hop onto a comfortable touring boat to view the jaw-dropping scenery of Kenai Fjords National Park and the abundant sea life that makes this place their home. Sea lions, seals, sea otters, orcas, humpback whales, and puffins are just a few of the residents. Once we’re back on land, we’ll venture to the Alaska SeaLife center that rescues and cares for stranded, injured, or threatened marine mammals.

DAY 8: ANCHORAGE FOR DEPARTURES HOME: After this amazing exploration of the Last Frontier, we’ll head back to Anchorage after breakfast to catch flights home in the early afternoon.

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To reserve space on any departure please contact our travel partner Off the Beaten Path at 800-445-2995 or travel@offthebeatenpath.com

Our tours feature tiered pricing, with a range of prices for each trip, with the price increasing as the departure fills to allow us to confirm departures as soon as possible.

Most tours run with a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 16 participants maintaining an 8 participant to 1 guide ratio.

NPCA Travel: 800-628-7275 or travel@npca.org

Check out NPCA’s full tour lineup at www.npca.org/trips

  • Cost:
    From $6,295 per person double occupancy; $1,050 single supplement
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