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Kenai Fjords Backcountry Explorer

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Kenai Fjords Backcountry Explorer
Kenai Fjords Backcountry Explorer is an active 7-day trip to Kenai Fjords National Park that includes arrangements in Anchorage and Seward before going to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge for an incredible 4-day/3-night exploration.

Kenai Fjords Glacier lodge, surrounded by Kenai Fjords National Park, is the only lodge located within the park. From this spectacular setting, on the
shore of a protected lagoon in full view of Pedersen Glacier, wildlife viewing opportunities abound, as do activity choices. The lodge and guest cabins reside within the Native-owned, 1,700-acre Pedersen Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary. Each comfortably appointed log cabin features a private bath and view of the lagoon.

Lodge activities include sea kayaking on protected waters (from short paddles to half-day trips), hiking (from interpretive walks to beach combing), as well as canoe explorations. Each day, choose the activities that match your interest and energy level. The lodge is a great place to explore and a prime setting for relaxing with a view. On the four- to five-hour boat journey to the lodge, it's common to see Steller sea lions, sea otters, Dall's porpoises, humpback and/or orca whales, bald eagles, puffins, and a myriad of other birdlife. On site, harbor seals, sea and river otters, mountain goats, black bears, bald eagles and a multitude of birds abound.
read more Kenai Fjords Backcountry Explorer is an active 7-day trip to Kenai Fjords National Park that includes arrangements in Anchorage and Seward before going to Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge for an incredible 4-day/3-night exploration.

Kenai Fjords Glacier lodge, surrounded by Kenai Fjords National Park, is the only lodge located within the park. From this spectacular setting, on the shore of a protected lagoon in full view of Pedersen Glacier, wildlife viewing opportunities abound, as do activity choices. The lodge and guest cabins reside within the Native-owned, 1,700-acre Pedersen Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary. Each comfortably appointed log cabin features a private bath and view of the lagoon.

Lodge activities include sea kayaking on protected waters (from short paddles to half-day trips), hiking (from interpretive walks to beach combing), as well as canoe explorations. Each day, choose the activities that match your interest and energy level. The lodge is a great place to explore and a prime setting for relaxing with a view. On the four- to five-hour boat journey to the lodge, it's common to see Steller sea lions, sea otters, Dall's porpoises, humpback and/or orca whales, bald eagles, puffins, and a myriad of other birdlife. On site, harbor seals, sea and river otters, mountain goats, black bears, bald eagles and a multitude of birds abound.
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Day 1 - Anchorage

Day 2 - Seward

Day 3 - Kenai Fjords National Park

Days 4 - 5 - Kenai Fjords Activities

Day 6 - Kenai Fjords to Anchorage

Day 7 - Departure in Anchorage


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Day 1 - Anchorage

Arrive independently at the Anchorage airport. A transfer to your downtown Anchorage hotel is included. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this cosmopolitan city on your own.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Clarion Suites
MEALS:
n/a

Day 2 - Seward

This morning travel along the Alaska coast to Seward by motorcoach, departing the Egan Center at 7:00am. Upon arrival check in to the Seward Windsong Lodge for your overnight stay. The remaining day is yours to enjoy at leisure or to partake in one of the many exciting activities the lodge has to offer at additional cost. Choose from a wide variety including: wildlife & glacier cruises, an Exit Glacier hike, sea kayaking, Alaska Sea Life Center, rafting tours and Iditarod sled dog tours.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Seward Windsong Lodge
MEALS:
breakfast

Day 3 - Kenai Fjords National Park

This morning an included transfer brings you to the pier to embark on a four- to five-hour wildlife and tidewater glacier journey of Kenai Fjords National Park by boat. Upon arriving at the shores of your remote wilderness destination, take an easy 20 minute walk from the outer coast along a maintained trail to the lodge and guest cabins; motorized travel is provided if desired. Orientation, optional afternoon activity, dinner and an evening program await.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Days 4 - 5 - Kenai Fjords Activities

Choose from an array of daily activities including guided sea kayaking (short and long options), nature walks, exploring the lagoon by canoe and interpretive programs. Take a pack lunch during extended activities or join an in-camp lunch for shorter ones. There's time to relax if you wish. Dinner and evening programs await you after each day's adventures.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge
MEALS:
breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 - Kenai Fjords to Anchorage

Choose a short morning activity to suit your interest. After an in-camp lunch, board the boat for a coastal wildlife and scenic tour of Kenai Fjords National Park as you return to Seward. Arrive early evening and board the Alaska Railroad, which departs at 6pm back to Anchorage. Dinner is available for purchase on the train. An included transfer brings you from the train depot to the Clarion Suites for your overnight stay.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Clarion Suites
MEALS:
breakfast and lunch

Day 7 - Departure in Anchorage

After a hearty breakfast, say your farewells and transfer to the airport for flights home or extend your trip to another destination.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
n/a
MEALS:
breakfast

Itinerary Notes

We may occasionally alter itineraries slightly for safety, or to take advantage of weather, wildlife and unplanned discoveries. Our ability to be spontaneous makes this style of adventure travel unique.

Arrival & Departure

Your Kenai Fjords 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 7. Transfers will be provided both upon arrival on Day 1 from Anchorage International Airport (ANC) and on Day 7 for your return flight home.

Weather Delay Policy

On rare occasions, rough weather forces us to cancel boat transportation to the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. In the remote chance that the boat captains determine that safe and comfortable boat travel to the lodge is not possible, guests will have the option to select one of the following actions: 1) Reschedule your travel dates for the same amount of nights at another time during the season. 2) Refund the stay, or prorate the unused portion of the trip, and make alternative hotel arrangements. 4) If space is available, be transported to another lodge for full-service accommodations, activities, and meals, with a $150 per person, per night refund for this lodge substitution. Please note this option is based on availability.
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Departs Any Day:
From early June through late September. Prices listed are per person for double, triple or quadruple occupancy for 2014.

2 guests: $2695

3 guests: $2495

4 guests: $2395


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Included

All transportation transfers to/from airport, hotels and railroad, most meals, accommodations in a mix of hotels and rustic lodges, entrance fees, leadership, crew, local guides, rafting, kayaking, hiking activities.

Exclusions

2014 Taxes of $87 per person. Airfare to and from Alaska, airport taxes, excess baggage charges; any additional hotel nights in Anchorage; some meals, items of a personal nature such as alcoholic beverages and insurance of any kind.

Room Configuration

Single rooms are available for a 25% supplement. If you are traveling alone and wish to share accommodations, we will charge the 25% single supplement, then refund this amount once a share is found. If a share is not found the 25% single supplement will apply. Triple/quadruple occupancy subject to availability; inquire for discounts.

Families & Children

Minimum age is 7 years old. Triple/quadruple occupancy subject to availability; inquire for discounts.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1000 per person is required at the time of booking. A Reservation Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. A second deposit of 50% of the trip total, less the original deposit, is due 120 days prior to departure. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
$300 or 10% of total - 121 days
$600 or 20% of total - 91-120 days
50% of total - 46-90 days prior
100% of total cost - 0-45 days

Terms & Conditions

This 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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