Alaska offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences unrivaled by any other destination in the world. Known as America’s “Last Frontier”, Alaska is home to some of the largest national parks and forests in the U.S. The rugged wilderness, breathtaking views, and wild adventures will entice you to return and experience something new each time. From world-class fishing, to endless outdoor activities year-around, to viewing wildlife first-hand in its natural habitat, there is something for everyone in the family in Alaska.
For this unique self-drive we have found some of the most picturesque cabin accommodation available. They have been selected for their scenic location and proximity to major attractions. The majority have either full cooking facilities or kitchenettes so you have the option to prepare your own meals
Yukon Territory is a land of vast and unique wilderness. Few places on earth harbour such an expanse of unspoiled wild lands. The Yukon, known as the land of the midnight sun, is home to Canada’s highest mountains, which are found in the Kluane National Park and are home to the largest non-polar ice field in the world. If you have not experienced the Canadian Arctic and the Northern Lights, then prepare yourself for an energizing experience. This tour will explore the breathtaking wonders of the Yukon!
Duration: Classic Tour - 20 Days (19 Nights)
This tour provides a combination of the Alaska and Yukon Full Circle Tour with a cruise down the Inside Passage with Holland America Line. Enjoy the services of a knowledgeable driver-guide as you travel by land from Calgary to Whitehorse and then relax and rejuvenate on your cruise to Vancouver.
Duration: Classic Tour - 21 Days (20 Nights)
This comprehensive tour travels with a professional driver-guide and small group through Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon before arriving in Alaska. Each day will offer a change of scenery and experience. See stunning lakes, mighty rivers, abundant wildlife and immerse yourself in the history and local culture of each region.
Travel to the beautiful Kluane National Park, then south to the top of Alaska's inside passage. A short cruise by ferry along the Pacific coastline brings you to Skagway, gateway to the Klondike Gold Rush.
If you are coming off a cruise, combine time in the seaside community of Seward, with a stay in the vibrant city of Anchorage before either departing Alaska, or continuing into Denali National Park. You will travel on a high speed catamaran for viewings of glaciers, marine life and stunning scenery. Visit Holgate & Aialik Glaciers and Chiswell Islands or Cape Resurrection. Your cruise includes a buffet lunch and guided park ranger.
Visit Alaska's most famous national park, watch whales and sea otters frolicking in the waves in Kenai Fjords National Park and drive in the shadow of the towering ranges of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Thick pine forests, steep mountain slopes covered in greenery, crystal clear streams, cascading waterfalls, moose and black bears await! Homer is known as the halibut capital of Alaska, take a water taxi across Kachemak Bay to the historic artistic community of Seldovia. Moose Pass offers a glimpse into the relaxed pace of life in small town Alaska. In Seward you will see whales and otter frolicking in the waves.
View wildlife in the shadows of the impressive Mt McKinley in Denali National Park, thrill at the mountain views in Kluane National Park and learn about Yukon and Alaska's exciting gold rush history in Fairbanks and Whitehorse.
Find accessible glaciers, 1,500 resident moose, views of Mount McKinley and 482 km of wilderness trails all in one place. At the heart of air, road and rail travel in Alaska, Anchorage has phenomenal access to national parks and countless outdoor adventures. The city blends the best of these natural wonders with urban amenities including tax-free shopping, a wide range of accommodations and a surprising culinary diversity.
Denali National Park & Preserve is the epitome of rugged wilderness. It spans nearly six million acres and is home to the tallest peak in North America, Mt. McKinley (20,237 ft) – also referred to as Denali, which is Athabascan for “The High One”. Wildlife sightings are a big draw to the park and may include moose, caribou, brown bears, Dall sheep or wolves, to name a few. The park offers something for every traveler whether they’re looking to go “off the grid” and backcountry camp, stay in a comfortable lodge with all the amenities or just pass through for the day.
With the midnight summer sun shining nearly 24 hours a day, Fairbanks is bursting with energy and things to do. Pan for gold, float the Chena River, mingle with reindeer, cool off in an ice museum, take a hike and look for birds and wildlife, or be inspired by art galleries, museum and historic sites. August 21 through April 21, during aurora season, view the shimmering light of the aurora borealis, along with a host of other activities and events unveiled during the winter. Called the “Golden Heart City,” visitors find Fairbanks inviting, engaging and awe-inspiring.
Discover Seward, a picturesque town nestled on the shores of Resurrection Bay, where mountains rise majestically from crystal blue waters. Honored three times as an "All-American City", Seward is now over 100 years old, and reflects the spirit of the Alaskan pioneer. Art lover, food aficionado, fishing expert, or someone in awe of nature's wonders, you will find something magnificent in Seward. When you are ready to experience our great state - Alaska Start's Here®!
Just 60 miles south of Anchorage and a short 2.5 mile ride through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel brings you to Whittier. This seaside town is the Tip of the Iceberg to Great Adventure in Prince William Sound. From Whittier you can enjoy the best of Alaska, including; hiking, kayaking, glacier cruising, wildlife watching, fishing, shrimping, diving, hunting, berry picking, snow machining, biking, history tour walking, dining, shopping, ferry riding, paddle boarding, bird watching, cabin cruising, sailing. . . and sitting enjoying the awe inspiring views of Prince William Sound.
Alaska is BIG, 3.75 million acres to be exact. And the opportunities for adventure and unparalleled experiences are just as endless. While Alaska is known
for its wildlife, glaciers and mountains, the hospitality, culture and unique way of life will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
Top 10 Things to See and Do:
View countless species of land and marine wildlife
Fish for salmon, halibut or numerous fresh water fish
Experience the majestic Aurora Borealis during winter
Visit any of the 8 national parks in the state
View Denali, the highest peak in North America
See the sights from up high on a flightseeing tour
Immerse yourself in the indigenous peoples’ culture
Kayak or canoe through 3,000,000 pristine lakes and rivers
Enjoy the outdoors hiking or camping under summer’s midnight sun
Watch a giant glacier calve into the sea below
Alaska is BIG! When planning your trip allow enough time for the region(s) you want to see and the things you want to do. All you need to do is determine
what type of activities and adventures top your must do list and choose the region(s) that offer those experiences.