Denali National Park Tour Package custom Pre- and Post-Cruise Denali Park tours departing from Anchorage, Seward, or Whittier.

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3 to 5 Day All-Inclusive Denali National Park Tour
Departing from Anchorage, Seward, or Whittier

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Option is available continuing on to or departing from Fairbanks.
Our all-inclusive Denali National Park tour package can be customized to fit your desires. Give us a call 907-222-1632 if you're looking for something special. This tour can also be done in reverse order with the option of starting from or ending in Seward or Whittier for a great pre- or post-cruise ship Denali tour package.

Our standard Denali Park tour package includes bus to Denali Park, lodging at Denali, a narrated bus tour into the park, and a scenic ride on the Alaska Railroad back to Anchorage.

A visit to Denali National Park requires a minimum of 3 days. If you find a shorter trip being offered you need to be asking a lot of questions. There is a day's travel time to get to Denali, you'll need a day to go into the park, and a day's travel time to get back, totalling 3 days. Adding a addtional day or two can greatly enhance a Denali experience, and gives you a free day to be spontaneous and do some park activities on your own. Or we can add some additional guided activities to your tour package. Some additional Denali add-ons we offer include river rafting on the Nenana River, ATV guided tour, dog mushing tour, heli-hike featuring a scenic helicopter flight and guided nature hike, flight seeing, and a guided Interpretive jet boat tour on the Nenana River. Give us a call or email us we would happy to talk to you about customizing you Denali Tour.

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OVERVIEW
Tour Type: Scenic, Alaska Railroad, Denali Bus Tour, Hotel Lodging
Difficulty: Easy, Wheelchair Accessible
Comfort: Good
Prior Experience: None

Combine a Denali National Park Tour with our Kenai Fjords National Park Bear Glacier Sea Kayaking Adventure, a 7 day trip for a terrific Alaska vacation.

Blue BellYour bus trip to Denali features some of the best views of Denali (Mt. McKinley) in the state, weather permitting. During your trip you will appreciate the comfortable seating, generous legroom, and large picture windows of the custom bus. Your knowledgeable driver-guide will offer tour highlights along the route, and ample photo and restroom stops will be made. All photo stops are made at the discretion of the driver, weather and time permitting.

If your are departing from or ending in Seward or Whittier, the bus makes a lunch stop at the Anchorage Museum. The Museum features a fabulous cafe where you can enjoy lunch on your own. You'll also have time to visit the Anchorage Museum if you choose.

The Denali Park Bus tour on day two is a full-day narrated bus tour along the restricted Denali National Park Road, returning to the Denali Park entrance in the late afternoon. A trained naturalist Guide/Driver provides natural history interpretation along the way, helping guests search for bears, moose, caribou and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the region. The tour will stop along the way for photos and will take several rest Denali National Park Caribuestops where guests can stretch their legs. Drinks and lunch are provided.

Our standard Denali Tour Package includes Adventure Class Seats (standard seats) on the Denali Star Train. A highly recommend optional upgrade are seats on the Gold Star double-deck luxury dome railcars. The Gold Star dome train features unobstructed views and an exclusive private Gold Star open air viewing deck making this the perfect way to enhance your Denali train experience and to experience the grandeur of Alaska. The Gold Star dome cars are lavishly appointed cars featuring custom-designed interiors highlighted with original Alaska art. Savvy rail travelers will be delighted with the features. The dome-level features a full-time bar attendant for those looking for libations. and the lower level features a dining area with 36 dining room seats with views through large picture windows. There is no better way to enjoy a meal than dining on the Alaska Railroad; the scenic views are spectacular.
SAMPLE ITINERARY **
Denali MooseThis Denali Park tour can be customized to fit your desires and can also be done in the reverse order prior to a cruise ship departure south.

Day 1 - Depart Anchorage at 7:00 a.m. for a scenic bus ride to Denali National Park. Arrive at Denali around 12:30 p.m. and check into your hotel. Then enjoy some add-on optional afternoon excitement suck as an afternoon river rafting trip, either a whitewater or scenic trip. Or you can visit Iditarod champion Jeff King's dog mushing kennel or go for an ATV ride into Alaska's wilderness. Or enjoy an evening stroll or go shopping at the park entrance for that perfect Alaska gift.

Departing from Seward. The bus departs the small boat harbor at 10:30 a.m. and arrives in Denali at 9:00 p.m. In Denali the hotel shuttle van will meet you at the bus drop-off point.

Departing from Whittier. The bus departs the Whittier Port Terminal at 9:45 a.m. and arrives in Denali at 9:00 p.m. In Denali the hotel shuttle van will meet you at the bus drop-off point.

Day 2 - Early 6:00 a.m. departure for a Denali wildlife bus tour along the restricted Denali Park Road. This bus tour is your best opportunity to see Denali's famed wildlife, including grizzly bears, moose, sheep and caribou. Your guide will narrate the drive with detailed behavior of different animals, natural history and geology of the park, and recount adventures of early explorers. We stop for photo opportunities when Mother Nature presents them. We will also stop at rest areas to enjoy the sweeping vistas. The Denali Park road traverses through some of the the most beautiful and rugged wilderness in Alaska.

Owl**Option to add additional days and tour activities.

Day 3 - Eat an early breakfast (not included in tour price) and then catch the hotel shuttle to the park entrance and train depot. Spend a little time at Denali National Parks Visitor Center, watch a Denali National Park movie or finish any shopping you'd like to do. Take the Alaska Railroad back to Anchorage; departing Denali at 12:15 p.m. and arriving back in Anchorage around 8:00 p.m. Alaska Railroad Gold Star Dome Car upgrade is available.

2014 TOUR DATES
Best time to visit Denali is June 6 - August 31

Daily Departures
May 20 - September 15

Tours departing before June 6 may be limited - how far the park bus tour goes into the park depends on how much snow Alaska received over the winter and how far the National Park has cleared the snow off the road. The park road is not maintained over the winter. To see the wildlife that Denali is famous for and for a chance to see Mt. Denali (Mt. McKinley) you need to get into the park about 40 miles. We cannot guarantee that you will get into the park this far if you choose an early departure before June 6th . Also many of the other Denali tour activities may not be open prior to June 6.

Many of the optional park tour activities shut down after August 31. The last tour buses going all the way to end of the park road stop running at the end of August.

Upgrade Options Are Available
Call 1-907-222-1632 to add tour options.

Combine a Denali Tour with our Kenai Fjords National Park Bear Glacier Sea Kayaking Adventure, a 7 day trip for a terrific Alaska vacation.

Alaska Railroad Upgrade, Gold Star Dome Car
Gold Star first class upgrade on the custom built double-deck luxury dome railcars. Features unobstructed views and an exclusive open air viewing deck making this the perfect way to enhance your Denali train experience and to experience the grandeur of Alaska.

Lodging Upgrade
The Grande Denali Lodge's main lodge is a beautiful building of log construction, river rock fireplaces and vaulted ceilings. Located on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain the lodge is perched at the edge of the bluff with spectacular views of the valley below. The front desk, Alpenglow restaurant, Peak Spirits Lounge, Peak Espresso and gift shop are all located here, making it a perfect place to gather with friends and family for dining, shopping and relaxing.

Additional Denali Add-On Options
Includes river rafting on the Nenana River, ATV guided tour, dog mushing tour, heli-hike featuring a scenic helicopter flight and guided nature hike, flight seeing, and a guided Interpretive jet boat tour on the Nenana River.
2014 RATES
This tour can be customized with transportation options, optional activities, lodging options, and the option to continue on to or departing from Fairbanks. If you have interest in a custom Denali tour package give us a call.

Rates, Standard 3 Day Denali Tour
Includes bus transportation to Denali, 2 nights lodging in Denali, Park bus tour, Alaska Railroad transportation back to Anchorage. Tour can also be done in the reverse order.

Rates may vary depending on available hotel rooms at Denali.

Rates are per-person and are based on shared room with 2 beds.

Solo Traveler: $1036 plus tax
Two Travelers: $782 each plus tax
Three Travelers: $695 each plus tax
Four Travelers: $655 each plus tax

OPTION RATES

Pre- And Post-Cruise Ship Added Transportation
Seward or Whittier to or from Denali Bus
Add:
$81 each

Alaska Railroad Gold Star Dome Seat Upgrade
Add:
$95 each

Add Extra Night Stay, Per-Night
Solo Traveler Add:
$229 plus tax
Two Travelers Add: $114.50 each plus tax
Three Travelers Add: $76.35 each plus tax
Four Travelers Add: $57.25 each plus tax

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RELATED LINKS AND NATURAL HISTORY
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SUGGESTED ALASKA READING LIST
Discovering Denali: A Complete Reference Guide to Denali National Park and Mount McKinley, Alaska by Dow Scoggins
In the Shadow of Denali: Life and Death on Alaska's Mt. McKinley by Jonathan Waterman
Alaska: A History of the 49th State by Claus-M Naske and Herman E. Slotnick
Guide to the Birds of Alaska by Robert H. Armstrong
Wild Flowers of the Yukon, Alaska by John G. S. Trelawny
Coming into the Country by John McPhee
Travels in Alaska by John Muir
Denali Mc McKinleyDid You Know?
Did you know that Denali or Mt. McKinley, located within Denali National Park and Preserve, is the highest mountain on the North American continent? Measured from the 2,000 foot lowlands to its snowy summit at 20,237 feet, the mountain's vertical relief of 18,000 feet is greater than that of Mount Everest.
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**Tour Itineraries: Backcountry Safaris and other tour operators that we work with strive to give you a high quality Alaska experience. The tour itinerary shown on our web page is an example tour itinerary. The actual tour itinerary may vary some due to weather, safety, guest abilities and other conditions. Backcountry Safaris and other independent tour contractors reserve the right to change the tour itinerary and/or make substitutions at any time and without prior notice or to cancel all or part of any tour in its reasonable discretion, for the safety of its participants or due to insufficient number of participants signing up for a tour, because of weather, for the comfort and well being of our guests, for any other conditions that might affect the quality of tour, or as deemed necessary by the tour operator or trip leader.

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