North America Alaska Land Tour

Within the Wild

Within the Wild luxury Alaska adventure offers guests intimate exposure to Alaska’s backcountry using two incredible lodges: the Winterlake Lodge and Tutka Bay Lodge, which are both National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World. Guests depart Anchorage by floatplane and immediately take in three distinct mountain ranges, including Mount Denali. Exploratory hikes, helicopter- and floatplane-assisted adventures, glacier trekking, summer snow sledding and snowshoeing, fishing and bear viewing are followed by relaxation and comfort in two beautiful lodges. Each day begins and ends with world-class dining, inspired by the landscapes just explored, as well as relaxation classes, yoga, massages, hot tub soaks or time in the wood-fired sauna. 

Winterlake Lodge is nestled in the Alaska Range along Alaska’s historic Iditarod Trail, with views of the expansive valley below and Mount Denali beyond. Sled dogs in training, and trails leading to a lake that is home to nesting swans and loons, are just a few of the lodge’s attractions. World-class salmon and rainow trout fishing is located nearby. And a wellness program offers complimentary yoga, massages and cooking classes, as well as afternoon wine tasting.

Tutka Bay Lodge, adjacent to Kachemak Bay State Park, offers hikes through an old growth Sitka spruce forest right from the front door. Sea kayaks and fishing boats launch from the lodge deck into renowned waters known for halibut and salmon. An in-house massage therapist, yoga instructor and personal guide provide guests with plenty to do after a day spent deep sea fishing or bear viewing on the Katmai Peninsula.

Throughout the Within the Wild experience, expert naturalist guides and expedition leaders enhance daily excursions while award-winning chefs deliver unforgettable cuisine, daily wine and cheese tastings and culinary sessions to create an atmosphere of refinement. Whether interested in a coastal seaside escape or a rustic interior excursion, this luxury Alaskan land adventure is perfect for travelers seeking an upscale and intimate Alaska experience surrounded by nature and wildlife. Custom trips are also available.

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