Transportation from Anchorage, meals served family style in lodges indicated in itinerary, guided activities, return fare on the Alaska Railroad, special guide/pilot gratuities for the heli- dog sledding and horseback riding activities.
Airfare, taxes ($130.54 per person for 2020 double occupancy. Taxes are determined by each borough and municipality in Alaska and may change before final payment. 2020 taxes are subject to a special October 2019 vote and may increase from the current 3% up to as high as 10%), beer and wine, meals on board the Alaska Railroad on the final day, Alaska Railroad Gold Star upgrades, fishing upgrades, cabin upgrades at Kenai Backcountry Lodge, gratuities to Alaska Wildland Adventures staff and insurance of any kind.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $1,000 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 121 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 121 days – $300 or 10% of total trip cost, whichever is less
120 to 91 days – $600 or 20% of total trip cost, whichever is less
90 to 46 days – 50% of total trip cost
45 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
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 Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The Ultimate Alaska Adventure begins and ends in Anchorage, Alaska (ANC). Plan to arrive in Alaska at least the day before your trip begins and overnight in Anchorage. On the first day of your trip, meet your trip leader at 8:00am in the hotel lobby (meeting location confirmed with reservation). The trip ends when your Alaska Railroad train arrives at the Anchorage station on day 8 at approximately 10:15pm. If you choose to fly home on the night of day 8, we suggest you book a flight that departs Anchorage after 1:00am the following day, in case of possible transportation delays.
Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the guides can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Ultimate Alaska Adventure activities may include helicopter excursions, dog sledding, horseback riding, outdoor picnics, rafting, fishing (extra charge), trail hiking, boating, kayaking, bird watching, wildlife observation and train rides. Due to the unique activities on this trip, some of which require travel by helicopter, small plane or horseback, safety protocols and seat rating limits require guests of the Ultimate Alaska Adventure to weigh no more than 300lbs. As a condition of enrolling in this adventure, guests will be asked to provide weight and shoe size information at the time of booking.
A Note on Fishing
The Kenai River offers world-class salmon and trout fishing and the Kenai Riverside Lodge is one of the premier fishing outfitters in Alaska. If you are interested in substituting fishing for rafting on day 3, we encourage you to do so at the time of booking as fishing programs fill up quickly. The best way to guarantee fishing availability is to book your fishing arrangements in advance. Please contact an Adventure Specialist for more information.
Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy room may do so at a 25% supplement of the per-person listed rate in select rooms upon availability. Single travelers interested in sharing accommodations with another guest of the same gender, will be charged the 25% single supplement then refunded this amount once a share is found. If a share is not found then the 25% single supplement will apply. Triple and quad rates with applicable taxes subject to availability, please inquire about discounts.
Families & Children
Kids 7 years and older are welcomed to participate on all adventures. Youth rates ($4995 for 2020) for kids ages 7-18 are available where applicable, in shared room with adult chaperone(s). Contact your Adventure Specialist for details.
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Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captains’ and guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique. Note that in rare circumstances due to high winds, weather fronts or ocean conditions, access to the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge may not be permitted at scheduled times. Alternative activities and accommodations are planned for this uncommon occurrence, but please be prepared for a possible change in schedule.