Our Denali Backcountry Explorer is an independent exploration of Anchorage and Denali that includes all transfers, hotels and activities. This trip can be customized to depart any day or crafted with custom hotels and lodges to suit any travel style. This Denali lodge-based trip is perfect for small groups, couples or family travel. read more Experience Denali National Park in style from a wilderness lodge located 90 miles inside the park. Enjoy naturalist guided hikes and walks, wildlife viewing, scenic views of Mt. McKinley, fishing, gold panning, dog sled demonstrations and more with three full days inside Denali National Park. Your up-close exploration is enhanced by a trip aboard the historic Alaska railroad, two nights in Anchorage and an optional scenic flight over Mt McKinley.
Our Denali Backcountry Explorer is an independent exploration of Anchorage and Denali that includes all transfers, hotels and activities. This trip can be customized to depart any day or crafted with custom hotels and lodges to suit any travel style. This Denali lodge-based trip is perfect for small groups, couples or family travel.
Alternative ItineraryThe Denali Backcountry Explorer can also be customized to fit your interests, ability and budget. For instance it could begin and/or end in Fairbanks instead of Anchorage, we can add days in Denali or at the Denali National Park Entrance, or we can add custom activities like fishing or flightseeing. Call our experts to plan your perfect Denali trip.
Itinerary NotesWe may occasionally alter itineraries slightly for safety, or to take advantage of weather, wildlife, and unplanned discoveries. Our ability to be spontaneous makes our style of travel unique.
Arrival & DepartureYour Denali Backcountry Explorer adventure begins and ends in Anchorage, Alaska. Arrivals may be at anytime on Day 1 and departures may be at anytime on Day 6. Transfers will be provided both upon arrival on Day 1 from Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and on Day 6 for your return flight home.
ActivitiesActivities in Kantishna include daily hikes (choose from easy, moderate or challenging), bicycle rides, fishing, gold panning, sled dog demonstrations and flight seeing (at additional charge).
Departs Any Day:From early June through early September. Prices are per person for 2014, based on double, triple or quadrouple occupancy rooms.
IncludedAirport hotel transfer, coach transportation to Denali, Alaska Railroad transportation from Denali, accommodations, local guides, entrance fees and meals as specified in itinerary.
ExclusionsTaxes (2014: 1 guest $119. 2 guests $91 per person. 3 guests $81 per person. 4 guests $75 per person); airfare to Alaska; airport taxes, excess baggage charges; any additional hotel nights in Anchorage; optional flight from Kantishna back to Denali entrance; items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages; and insurance of any kind.
The remote wilderness lodges in Denali National park will only allow guests to bring 1 piece of luggage per person. Additionally, guest are allowed 1 small backpack that they may take with them on the bus journey into the park. Each additional piece of luggage will incur a cost of $50. Prior to boarding the bus trip into the national park, excess luggage can be stored at the baggage storage facility across from the Denali train station for a fee.
Room ConfigurationTriple and quad accommodations are available. Wheelchair accessible rooms are available.
Families & ChildrenFamilies and groups with younger travelers are welcome on this trip. Call our experts to plan your Denali family vacation.
Payment & CancellationDeposits required for each traveler are $600. Inquiries and cabins held for Camp Denali and North Face Lodge will require a $100 per person non-refundable fee. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 91 days - 50% of deposit
90 to 31 days - 50% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days - 100% of total trip cost
Terms & ConditionsThis trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information is sent upon confirmation.
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