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Alaska: Northern Adventure

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Why go?

In Alaska, you’ll find yourself in a constant state of awe. The mountains are immense, the wildlife is abundant, and don’t even get us started on the seafood. America’s Last Frontier oughta be first on your list of places to go.

Picture yourself

  • Standing speechless in front of Denali, the tallest mountain in North America

  • Becoming a total pro on all things sled dog racing

  • Cruising through the Kenai Fjords, searching for whales

  • Hiking near impressive chunks of ice, also known as glaciers

  • Getting a front row seat to the (animal) show in Alaska’s national parks

What you'll get

  • Round-trip flights & airport transfers

  • 8 nights in handpicked accommodations

  • 8 breakfasts

  • 2 lunches

  • 1 dinner

  • Expert Tour Director

  • 24/7 support

  • Wilderness tour of Denali National Park

  • Entrance to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

  • Kenai Fjords National Park cruise

Full trip itinerary


  • Day 1: Arrive in Anchorage + Welcome Dinner

    Welcome to the largest city in America’s largest state. While the population of Anchorage is only about 300,000 (~3% of New York City), the city spans 1,900 square miles (six times larger than NYC). That’s Alaska for you, folks. Time to get used to some wide-open spaces.

    Today's Highlights:

    • Meet an EF representative at the airport.
    • Transfer to your accommodation and check in.
    • Receive the latest schedule from your Tour Director.
    • Meet your fellow travelers as they arrive.

    In the evening, it’s time for your Welcome Dinner. Enjoy an included meal at an authentic local spot. Then it’s on to wherever your new friends and the party takes you.

  • Day 2: Travel to Denali via Talkeetna

    Remember what we said about Alaska being big? It should come as no surprise that North America’s tallest mountain, Denali, is in Alaska. If it’s a clear day, you’ll have no trouble spotting its 20,000 ft peak as you get closer.

    Today's Highlights:

    • Board the train and set your sights for the town of Talkeetna.
    • Explore the quaint shops in town and grab lunch on your own.
    • Hop on a bus and tell the driver to head for Denali...please.
  • Day 3: Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park

    Fact: A day in Denali is a whole lot better than a day in denial. Once in the park, you’ll have a chance to see moose, caribou, wolves, Dall sheep, and grizzly bears. And if you happen to see all five, you, my friend, have scored a “Denali Slam.”

    Today's Highlights:

    • Join a local guide as you venture by bus into Denali National Park for a full-day wilderness tour.
    • Reach Stony Hill Overlook, where you’ll be rewarded with impressive views of Denali in all its glory on a clear day.
    • Look up, look down, look all around for the Alaskan wildlife you came here for.
  • Day 4: Travel to Anchorage via Iditarod and Palmer Visitor Center

    If you’ve seen Balto, the 1995 animated film starring Kevin Bacon, you know how amazing sled dogs can be. And if you haven’t, never fear! You’ll learn all about sled dog races and their cultural importance at the Iditarod Headquarters today.

    Today's Highlights:

    • Stop by the Iditarod Headquarters for a lesson in sled dog racing and discover what makes the so-called “Last Great Race” so great.
    • Learn about the 1935 Matanuska Colony Project, part of FDR’s New Deal, in which 200 families moved to Palmer, Alaska to pioneer a new farming settlement.
    • Arrive in Anchorage and enjoy a free evening to do as you please.
  • Day 5: Travel to Homer via Seward

    Your next stop on your journey through America’s Last Frontier is Homer, Alaska. And if you’re a fan of the delightfully light and mildly sweet taste of Halibut, you’ll be happy to know Homer is the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.”

    Today’s Highlights

    • Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on your way out of Anchorage.
    • See animals up-close and learn what Alaska is doing to preserve its wildlife.
    • Get used to saying “wow” as you look out the window on your scenic drive along Seward Highway and Sterling Highway toward Homer.
  • Day 6: Free day in Homer

    It’s been a busy trip. Take a day to explore the surrounding area on your own time. Located right on Kachemak Bay, Homer is perfect for all you water adventurers and Halibut enthusiasts out there.

    Free Time Suggestions

    Sea Kayaking: Up for a bit of adventure? Thought so. You can rent a kayak and explore Kachemak Bay on your own, or talk to your Tour Director about booking a tour with a local expert.

    Seldovia day trip: Hop on the ferry in Homer for a 45-minute ride to the charming city of Seldovia. Check out the original boardwalk, explore the small town on foot, and finish with a leisurely hike.

    Pratt Museum: Keep on filling that brain with all things Alaska. This natural history museum offers you a chance to learn about the surrounding region, including how a pesky little beetle has managed to devastate many of Alaska’s forests.

  • Day 7: Travel to Seward via Exit Glacier

    What’s that? You want more breathtaking Alaskan coastal towns? Well good, because you’re heading to the town of Seward, which is home to some of the most beautiful sights in Alaska. First stop, a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow, also known as a glacier.

    Today's Highlights

    • Run—don’t walk—to the bus, because you’re on your way to beautiful Seward, Alaska.
    • Arrive in the Seward area and enjoy a scenic hike to the 23,000-year-old Exit Glacier.
    • Spend the evening exploring the small, but lively town of Seward.
  • Day 8: Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

    This is the day you’ve been waiting for. The day you cruise Alaskan fjords, look up at towering cliffs, and spot wildlife in their natural habitat. We’re talking seals, sea lions, otters, and yes, maybe even whales!

    Today's Highlights:

    • Board the glacier and wildlife cruise and prepare to see…well, glaciers and wildlife.
    • Ooh and aah your way around the boat as you look out at the steep cliffs and tiny islands.
    • Enjoy an included lunch with included views and included “whoaaaa”s.
    • Trade your sea legs for land legs and make the most of your last night in Seward.
  • Day 9: Travel to Anchorage via Portage + Fly home

    Your Alaskan adventure is winding down, but it ain’t over yet! On your way back to Anchorage, enjoy the sights and peaceful sounds of Portage Lake and Explorer Glacier.

    Today’s Highlights

    • Admire the postcard-worthy-looks-good-from-every-angle-views of Portage Lake.
    • Share some last laughs (and maybe shed a few tears) at an included farewell lunch with the group.
    • Take one more group photo and then head to the airport to catch your flight home. (Depending on your home destination, you may arrive the next day.)
  • Day 10: Arrive Home

    Arrive home in the late morning or afternoon from your overnight flight.

    – OR –


    1. Double the fun
    A lot of our trips line up back to back! Give us a call—we can help you add another and save big while you're at it.

    2. Go ahead or stay behind
    Extending your trip is easy! During checkout, you'll have the option to fly to (or from) the gateway of your choice for an additional fee. We'll adjust your flights accordingly, but you'll be responsible to take care of your transportation, hotels, and other logistics outside of tour.

    Note: Depending on your desired gateways, additional fees may apply.

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Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 2 authentic traveler reviews
  • Alaska 21FIU

      Anonymous, traveled Aug.. 2021

    This trip was amazing so much natural beauty and outdoor activities like sea kayaking and cruises by glaciers. I was pleasantly surprised by how much we got to see during these 10 days. Also I was surprised how much social/fun time there was. I expected it to be all outdoor/hiking but we did fun/beach stuff too. I made a ton of friends at least 6 and we have... See more

  • Alaska is calling and you must go

      Nicole, traveled Aug.. 2021

    My Alaskan adventure was one of the best traveling experiences I could have asked for. We had an amazing time site seeing throughout southern Alaska. We got to see mountains, volcanoes, and glaciers as well as various wild animals. The trip also involved plenty of free time at each site for travelers to go and explore on our own. I cannot speak highly enough... See more

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