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Alaska Kenai Adventure Anchorage - Anchorage

Trip Overview

Venture out into the wilds of Alaska with our partners Infinite Adventures, owned by ex-Dragoman crew Natalie and David. Travelling in a converted school bus, you'll overland through the great outdoors getting the full wilderness experience!

Alaska, often called "The Last Frontier", is the jewel in the crown for adventure travelers in North America. This short but unforgettable trip gets you away from it all to explore the Kenai Peninsula. Hiking, Cruising, Trekking, Canoeing and Kayaking are all included in this amazing exploration into the wilds of Alaska, a region rich in wildlife and one of the most forgotten corners of the natural world with its mountains, lakes, rivers and glaciers.

Spot orcas and humpback whales on a cruise at Seward, hang out at Hope, Alaska’s first Gold Rush town, and see bears along the Cook inlet.

9 DAYS THROUGH USA
PRICE FROM:
$1,450 (USD) + 590 KITTY (USD)
DURATION:
9 days
TRANSPORT:
Overland School Bus, Boats
CREW:
2 Trained Overland Crew
ACCOM:
87%
13%
MEALS:
8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE:
LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE:
TRIP CODE:
ZKA
DEPOSIT:
$350 USD

Highlights

  Full Day Kenai Fjords National Park wildlife cruise and calving glacier - Resurrection Bay Tour

  Two-night stay at Adventure Luxury Camp – lodging and all meals including salmon dinner

  Half Day Sea Kayaking at the Adventure Camp

  Hiking Exit Glacier in Seward

If you want to explore the highlights of the Kenai Peninsula and you don’t have too long this is a great trip for you. Perfect for wildlife fans and anyone that loves the great outdoors. Plenty of activities included in this trip but all at a relaxed pace. You are camping the majority of the time including two nights in a luxury camp with a beautiful Salmon dinner to enjoy.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Anchorage ( 6th Jun 2020 )

Welcome to the largest city of Alaska, most often thought of as the state's capital. Start off your overland advenutre flying into stunning scenery overlooking the Chugach, Alaskan, Kenai, and Talkeetna mountain ranges. Although Mt. Denali is only visible 20% of the year, there's a chance you could even catch a glimpse. Anchorage is Alaska's most populated area yet it's shared with the likes of bears, moose, and wolves. After your flight into this urban wilderness, make your way to our accommodations for the 6 pm pre-departure meeting followed by a group meal. Take this evening to get to know your fellow travelers and guides.

Optional Activity before tour: World Famous Brooks River Alaskan Brown Bear Viewing, Katmai National Park. (Month of July) Bear flights in other months will go to

In Anchorage we stay in a hostel in the downtown area.

Day 2-4 - Seward ( 7th Jun 2020 to 9th Jun 2020 )

Located on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula and Resurrection Bay, Seward is known as the "Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park." Seward is about half day drive from Anchorage. In the afternoon you will have some free time to explore the scenic waterfront of Seward.

The following morning we will experience the national park by boat, cruising among the glaciers and wildlife. After hopefully spotting as much wildlife as possible we will be seeing a calving glacier!

A visit to Seward would not be complete without hiking alongside the picturesque Exit Glacier with a probability seeing a few of the local black bear feeding on some berries. The 8.2-mile round trip up to the Harding Icefield is a spectacular yet strenuous day hike. Starting on the valley floor, the trail winds through cottonwood and alder forests, passes though heather filled meadows and ultimately climbs well above tree line to a breath-taking view of the Harding Icefield. The top of the trail is a window to past ice ages - a horizon of ice and snow that stretches as far as the eye can see! If you don’t feel prepared to do the full 8.2-mile roundtrip, there are shorter options with equally breathtaking views available.

Included Activities: Kenai National Park Entrance, Kenai Fjords National Park Wildlife cruise, Calving Glaciers, and Hiking Exit Glacier

Optional Activity: Kayaking, Fishing

Day 5 - Homer ( 10th Jun 2020 )

Located on the western side of the Kenai Peninsula and Kachemak Bay, Homer is the launching point for our two-night Adventure Camp. But, don't overlook this artist inspired town with its many galleries along the spit. You will have some time to explore the picturesque town and it's fishermen culture. For example, the Salty Dawg Saloon's lighthouse is a great place to sit belly-up to the bar along with posting your dollar bill on the ceiling or wall so that your friend, who will be by later, will have a drink on you. 

On the way to Homer there will be enough time for some scenic photo stops and short walks. Depending on the time of the year we might stop to watch the Salmon Running up Russian River or visit one of the Russian orthodox churches overlooking the volcanoes on the other side of the bay.

Included Activities: Exploring the picturesque town of Homer and its fishermen culture
Optional Activities: "Halibut Fishing Capital of the World", Bear Viewing Katmai or Lake Clark **Following morning**

Day 6-7 - Kasitna Bay Adventure Camp ( 11th Jun 2020 to 12th Jun 2020 )

Take a boat ride from Homer to Kasitsna Bay, landing on this lovely and relatively untouched beach of the peninsula. Camping is done in canvas tents with beds and all the amenities you'll need. There is a beautiful main house where meals, comfortable chairs, coffee and tea are always on tap. From there venture out and comb the beaches for eagles and other aquatic wildlife or walk to find some hidden coves and viewpoints. The next day you'll have a half day of sea kayaking around Kasitsna Bay, frequently visited by sea otters and harbor seals and watched overhead by bald eagles. 

One of the evenings the owner Tony will be serving their famous salmon dinner for us!

Included Activities: Water Taxi from and to Homer (1/2 Hour ride), 2-night stay at the Adventure Camp, canvas tents with beds, luxurious main house, half-day sea kayaking Kasitsna Bay, all meals cooked and served by Adventure Camp

Day 8 - Hope ( 13th Jun 2020 )

In the morning we will take the water taxi back to Homer to make our way along the coastline to Hope. Hope is a quaint little town overlooking Cook Inlet/Turnagain Arm and is just a short drive from Anchorage. In the summer during weekends there might be some life concerts going on in the local fishermen bar. (Bushcamp)

Included Activitiy: Open Air Museum, Outdoor Music
Optional Activity:  Gold Panning, Salmon Fishing (when salmon running)

Day 9 - Anchorage ( 14th Jun 2020 )

Today it’s only a short drive around the Turnagain Arm back to Anchorage. Potentially you can see Beluga Whales or Dall Sheep. We will stop at Potter Marsh to spot some of the migratory birds and wildlife that call it home. The afternoon you will have time to explore Anchorage downtown. Anchorage is a lively city that houses almost 50% of the state’s 730,000 people. (Commonly it is mistaken for the capital of Alaska, but that would be Juneau.) Throughout the summer there are multiple festivals, local markets and plenty of nightly live music. Keep in mind that this city is situated right in the heart of the wilderness, where over 1,000 moose, 250 black bears, and 100 grizzly bears also call it home.

Included Activities: Potter Marsh
Optional Activity: Anchorage Museum, Heritage Center, Bike Coastal Trail

Today is the final day of our overlanding adventure. No acommodation is included tonight.

 

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Departing: 6 Jun 2020
Returning: 14 Jun 2020
Duration: 9 days
Route: Anchorage - Anchorage
$1,450 USD + $590 Kitty (USD)
Deposit: $350 USD
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Departing: 27 Jun 2020
Returning: 5 Jul 2020
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Departing: 18 Jul 2020
Returning: 26 Jul 2020
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Returning: 16 Aug 2020
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Route: Anchorage - Anchorage
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