Alaska

Duration:

6 days / 5 nights

Early Signup: $2,695

Regular: $2,895

or $195 Down

THE EXPERIENCE

Welcome to Alaska! 

Known as The Last Frontier, this magnificent state is so unique and full of outdoor adventures. Whether you’re hiking through multiple national parks, spotting wildlife from both the land and sea, or trying the super fresh seafood, your adventure in Alaska will be one you won’t soon forget.

Start

Anchorage, Alaska: Hotel Captain Cook at 8:00 am
Flying?  Plan to arrive at Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage by 7:00 am to meet the group at the designated starting point.

Finish

Anchorage Alaska: Hotel Captain Cook by 3:00 pm
Flying? Plan to depart from Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage after 6:00 pm.


Physical Activity:

Light

This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities.  Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities.  Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:

High

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Cancellation Policy:

Very Flexible

This trip has a 30-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Cancellation Policy:

Flexible

Because this trip has non-refundable tickets we have a 60-day cancellation policy. Give us at least 60 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Welcome to Alaska

Welcome to Alaska! Meet at 8:00 am in Anchorage to start your scenic drive to Denali National Park, home to the tallest mountain peak in North America. 

In the afternoon, learn the history of dog mushing from locals...and yes, you will get to meet the dogs!

End your first evening in Alaska by soaking up the midnight sun just outside of the world-famous Denali National Park.

Day 2

Denali National Park

After breakfast, drive deep into Denali National Park along dirt roads, away from crowds, as you keep an eye out for Denali’s unique wildlife. 

Learn about Alaska’s resilient ecosystem along with the unique flora and fauna before enjoying a short hike, rewarding you with amazing views of the largest peak in North America! 

Top off your day with an optional visit to the 49th State Brewing in Healy, where you can take photos with the infamous bus from the movie Into The Wild.

Day 3

Hello Seward

Bid farewell to Denali National Park before venturing south towards Seward. Stop to stretch your legs with a mile-long hike along Byron Glacier trail, providing you with epic views of the remote Alaskan backcountry.

Once in Seward, take a leisurely walk along the waterfront of this seaside village. 

This night is all yours! After trying some local grub, feel free to call it a night and head back to your hotel or enjoy a visit to a downtown pub.

Day 4

Exit Glacier & Kenai Fjords National Park

Start your day off with various hikes throughout Kenai Fjords National Park, starting at the Exit Glacier section, near Seward.

Looking for a challenge? Hike all the way to the top of Exit Glacier it will give you views over the Harding Icefield, which is 700 square miles of ice--as far as the eye can see.

On your way back down the mountain, keep your eyes open for marmots, mountain goats, and of course, bears!

Day 5

Wildlife Cruise

After breakfast, make your way to the water for a wildlife cruise! 

Travel through Resurrection Bay in the Gulf of Alaska, getting up close to a glacier, where you will get a chance to witness giant ice hunks calving into the sea, and then into one of the nearby fjords as you try to spot whales, orcas, sea otters, and other marine life.

After returning from your wildlife cruise adventure, celebrate your last night by sampling some excellent local seafood while recounting your time in Alaska.

Day 6

Girdwood & Departure

Sip some coffee at your hotel before setting out on your final day in Alaska. As your group heads north, stop in the town of Girdwood, home to Alyeska Ski Resort for lunch and a relaxing stroll through the spruce trees. 

Arrive in Anchorage by mid-afternoon with time to either make your way back to the airport to catch a flight departing after 6:00 pm or explore some of the shops and eateries of Alaska's biggest city.


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What's Included:

  • 6 days/ 5 nights accommodation in boutique hotels 
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Entrance into Denali National Park
  • Entrance into Kenai Fjord National Park
  • Hiking at Byron Glacier
  • Eielson Shuttle Bus ticket in Denali National Park
  • Six-hour wildlife and glacier viewing cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Guided Hikes
  • Ground Transportation (private vehicle)
  • Under30Experiences Trip Leader
  • Personal recommendations for optional activities
  • The chance to meet kick-ass people
  • Access to the Under30Experiences community  

Book with confidence: It's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out

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All Under30Experiences trip prices are in USD.

Duration:

6 days / 5 nights

Early Signup: $2,695

Regular: $2,895

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