Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

The Wildlife & Wonder of Alaska (10 days)

Revealed America - National Parks (formerly National Parks Revealed)

Homer, AK, United States To Anchorage, AK, United States

Valid for Departures Now Through: 19 Jul 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Homer, AK United States
Tutka Bay Lodge None

Arrive Anchorage/ Fly to Homer/ Travel to Tutka Bay Lodge

Upon arrival at the Anchorage Airport, our private guide will meet you, assist you with your luggage and help coordinate your next flight to Homer. Commercially fly forty-five minutes to Homer. In Homer take scenic water taxi 25-minutes to Tutka Bay lodge.

Tutka Bay Lodge sits at the entrance to a seven-mile fjord at the southern end of Kachemak Bay, near Homer. Situated on an eleven-acre property, Tutka Bay Lodge features a main lodge, six private guest accommodations, a sauna, hot tub and boat house – all connected by a boardwalk. The large deck offers expansive seating with spectacular views

Upon arrival you’ll be greeted by the lodge managers for a brief orientation of the activities and lodge facilities. Settle into your private accommodations.

Day 2
Homer, AK United States
Tutka Bay Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Lodge-Based Guided Activities

You can partake in an early morning gentle yoga class at 7:00 a.m. on the deck with views of Tutka Bay. Breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m.

Today you can sit back and enjoy the beauty & quietness of the lodge and or embark on lodge-based activity. Experience the beauty of the fjord from the intimate perspective of a kayak, as you visit hidden coves and bays, explore the hatchery,

and perhaps catch glimpses of local wildlife such as loons, otters or porpoise. Watch sea otters dive for urchins & clams, go tide- pooling in search of sea stars, anemones, chitons and mussels at low tide. Or hike at the Lodge’s private two-mile trail or another of the many old-growth forest trails. Dig for steamer clams and pluck mussels from the rocks for an evening feast.

Join their chefs in the kitchen for a cooking demonstration and class, and learn the secrets of Tutka Bay Lodge cuisine

Day 3
Homer, AK United States
Tutka Bay Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bear viewing on the Katmai Coast

Today you’ll experience a unique trip to the Katmai Coast in pursuit of Alaska’s brown bears.

Enjoy a scenic 1-hour wheel plane flight across Cook Inlet past Mount Augustine Volcano. Follow the lush green coastline of the Alaska Peninsula, which is capped with active volcanoes and massive glaciers terminating in iceberg filled lakes. This is the habitat of one of the largest natural concentrations of brown bears in the world. In the course of the bear viewing trip, it is reasonable to assume you may walk a total distance of one to one and one-half miles. The walking is at a relatively slow pace so as not to disturb the bears. The grassy terrain is natural and fairly level with only wildlife trails.

With your guide you’ll walk along the same trails as the bears do, sit on the same river banks as they do and observe them as they go about their day to day Life. There are no barriers, fences or platforms separating you from the bears and other wildlife. During August, you can expect to see bears fishing and feeding on spawning salmon.

After about 3-hours of bear-viewing & exploring, you’ll fly back to Homer on a slightly different route for different sights, arriving at the lodge at 3:30pm-4:00pm. In the late afternoon you can pursue lodge based guided activities and or just relax with a book in hand enjoying the captivating views.

Day 4
Homer, AK United States
Tutka Bay Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Bear-Viewing at Redoubt Bay Lodge

After breakfast, depart Tutka Bay Lodge via float plane across Cook Inlet to Redoubt Bay’s Critical Habitat region.

Upon arrival at Redoubt Bay Lodge you’ll head out to join the naturalist- guides for up-close bear viewing from the comfort and safety of pontoon boats. See black and brown bears fishing for salmon or cavorting with their cubs. Enjoy a casual lunch at Redoubt Bay Lodge before flying back to Tutka Bay Lodge.

Arrive back at Tutka Bay Lodge with time in the mid-afternoon to pursue an activity and or settle in for the day.

Day 5
Girdwood, AK United States
Alyeska Resort Breakfast, Lunch

Kenai Peninsula / Private Van with Driver-Guide for the Rest of Your Trip After breakfast, board a water taxi on a 25-minute scenic ride to the town of Homer, where you will meet your private van and driver-guide who will be with you for the remainder of your trip.

Explore the artist community of Homer and stop for coffee at La Baleine Café (Tutka Bay Lodge owners’ daughter’s café) before exploring the Kenai Peninsula en route to the Alyeska Resort. You’ll take your time leisurely traveling through the Kenai, with stops at the oldest Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska and for a casual lunch at a roadside café.

Fifteen-minutes from the Alyeska Resort, you’ll make an extended stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center- a non-profit organization that takes in injured and orphaned wildlife and rehabilitates them to be released back into the wild. Large mammals normally on view include wood bison, musk oxen, elk, grizzly bear, black bear, moose and more.

Late afternoon arrive at the Alyeska Resort, tucked amid the Chugach Mountains on Alaska's south-central coast. The resort is near surrounded by the Chugach Mountains.

Day 6
Girdwood, AK United States
Alyeska Resort Breakfast, Lunch

Private Glacier Cruise through Prince William Sound

Travel with your driver-guide one-hour south to the Port of Whittier to board your expedition-style boat on a marine adventure in search of tidewater glaciers and marine wildlife.

You’ll have several hours exploring the shorelines, bird rookeries, marine wildlife and calving glaciers. Your captain will bank the boat on the shoreline for some off -boat exploration, beachcombing and a picnic lunch.

After your cruise, you’ll privately travel back to the resort and depending on the time, you could venture to the top of the resort via tram and explore the alpine trails on foot with your guide. After a full day, we recommend a delightful dinner at the Seven Glaciers

Restaurant at the top of the tram at the resort. Alyeska Resort’s delectable AAA Four Diamond Award-winning mountain-top restaurant is an experience not to be missed.

Day 7
Denali National Park, AK United States
Tonglen Lake Lodge Breakfast, Lunch

Denali Star Dome Train to Denali Park Entrance / Tonglen Lake Lodge

Early morning (6:30am) depart Alyeska to Anchorage to board the (7:30am) Denali Star Train en route to Denali National Park. Travel in luxury and comfort in the panoramic Dome train in GoldStar service with best in class seating, views and services. Travel north on the scenic rail journey to Denali, arriving at the Denali Park Entrance at 3:30pm. Your private driver will meet you at the rail station to assist you with your luggage, take you to the Denali Visitors Center and then onto the Tonglen Lake Lodge.

Arrive at the Tonglen Lake Lodge- located just seven miles south of the entrance to Denali National Park

– in the late afternoon. Tonglen Lake hosts Alaska-style luxury lodging for visitors seeking an exclusive Denali experience.

Day 8
Denali National Park, AK United States
Tonglen Lake Lodge Breakfast, Lunch

Day trip into Denali National Park/ Denali Flightseeing Go beyond the crowds and venture to Kantishna, deep inside Denali National Park. This full-day narrated bus trip explores the entire 92-miles of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to a backcountry lodge, with stops to view wildlife and experience the stunning beauty of Denali National Park. At the backcountry lodge, enjoy lunch and an afternoon guided hike.

Late afternoon, board a bush plane from the backcountry to the Denali Park Entrance with views of Mt. Denali en route.

Day 9
Anchorage, AK United States
Hotel Captain Cook Breakfast, Lunch

On the Road Denali to Anchorage / Private Kennels of Iditarod Champion Martin Buser / Arrive Anchorage

Enjoy a day of travel with your private guide from the Denali region to Anchorage.

You can make an extended stop at Denali State Park to stretch your legs and take in the scenic vistas. Continue your travels south to the historic town of Talkeetna to stroll the two-street town and have lunch. Talkeetna is the jumping-off point for climbers headed to the top of Mt. Denali, the tallest peak in North America.

After lunch travel south until you reach Happy Trails Kennels, the home of four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser and family. Visit his training facility, the kennels, meet the mushers, and of course the stars of Happy Trails, the dogs.

After your stop at Happy Trails, you’ll continue traveling south, arriving in downtown Anchorage in the late afternoon to settle into your accommodations. The Hotel Captain Cook’s luxury rooms and suites

offer a stunning view of the neighboring Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains. We recommend dining at Marx Brothers Café this evening, walking distance from your hotel.

Day 10
Anchorage, AK United States
None Breakfast

Airport Transfer / Fly Home

Morning private transfer to the Anchorage Intl. Airport in time for your homebound flight.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Sightseeing
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

TOUR PRICE:

10 Days / 9 Nights -Total Price: $66,000. 25% deposit due upon acceptance: $16,500.

Final non-refundable balance is due 90 days prior to departure date on May 11, 2017: $49,500. Program availability and price is guaranteed until end of the day Friday, February 17, 2017.

About Us

Revealed America designs & operates upscale custom tours in & around the National Parks of the western USA. Revealed's services include: Upscale best-in-class accommodations; Privately guided activities by air, 4-wheel vehicle, raft/kayak, balloon, horseback and foot; Local Experts in geology, wildlife, Native culture, art, photography, history & more; Special access to historical, archaeological & Native American sites; Private SUV & air charter services in/between parks; Arrival, departure, pre and post lodging & touring arrangements. One percent of all Revealed America revenues are donated to youth in National Parks programs.

Insider Tip

Tip #1: Go in the fall. Tip #2: Hire one of our private guides. Tip #3: Plan now for summer. Tip #4: Get outside! And out of your comfort zone.

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By: Dcooper


Reviewed on: 10 Jun 2014

Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Excellent service

By: Susan64


Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2014

Upon arriving in Klamath Falls, our daughter became pretty ill and was not able to whitewater raft on the first day of our vacation. I called the customer service number and explained the situation and asked if it would be possible to change to another day. The young woman I spoke with was SO kind and helpful. She took all the information, called the tour company and called me back in a very short period of time. She was able to schedule the tour for later in the week and by that day, we were ALL able to go on the whitewater rafting excursion. Crater Lake National park was spectacular and I would highly recommend this service and location!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Trevino

Fabulous Yellowstone?Grand Tetons trip

By: Amber


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2016

Mindy organized a wonderful vacation for our family. We enjoyed spending two full days with an absolutely outstanding tour guide at Yellowstone followed by two more half days with the same guide at the Grand Tetons. He gave us an appreciation for the spectacular surroundings and led us to see over 25 species of wildlife. We also had a wonderful time attending a rodeo and biking. Mindy even was able to add a white water rafting trip down the Snake River at the last minute. We are so looking forward to planning our next trip at other national parks with this very knowledgeable and committed organization. Thank you so much!
Travel Advisor:  Mary Porter

Fabulous in every way

By: Mandy


Reviewed on: 21 Jun 2016

Awesome service and tour guides!
Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Yellowstone Family Trip

By: JoJo#7


Reviewed on: 04 Mar 2017

Most amazing trip ever - memories for a lifetime! Out travel agent, Tina Aikman, planned everything - and National Parks Revealed delivered!!! Fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Tina Aikman

very interesting tours

By: Cackle


Reviewed on: 08 Sep 2016

Great guides, wonderful tours
Travel Advisor:  Martha Gaughen

California family trip

By: Kaye


Reviewed on: 25 Mar 2017

National Parks Revealed booked top notch tour operators as well as accommodations! Each of our operators checked in with us the day before our tour to confirm and were all very professional! They were very knowledgeable and engaged every member of our family during our tour or activity. I would definitely recommend this company to friends and would use again if in the area.
Travel Advisor:  Ashley Newhaller

Canyon tours

By: Holly


Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2017

Our tour guide was amazing. She was beyond knowledgeable about the park, its history, its geology and botany. She was happy, flexible with our requests, and a pleasure to spend the day with.
Travel Advisor:  Lauren Parry

National Parks Revealed

By: Sonny


Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

Guides were polite, informed, protective, and cordial at all times.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Serio

Great experience

By: Wonderful Wyoming


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

National Parks Revealed delivered a great itinerary and took care of last minute changes caused by weather.
Travel Advisor:  Bowden Sarrett

Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks

By: Jim


Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2017

The trip exceeded my expectations. The private tours of the parks were interesting and the tour guides were very kid-friendly. We had a free morning in Page, Arizona and added a trip to Lower Antelope Canyon. This is a "must see" and was the favorite part of our trip for my three children. This slot canyon is 9 miles from Page and is the most visited slot canyon in America. We used Ken's tours and were accommodated within an hour without reservations. One day tours are adequate for the South rim of the Grand Canyon and Bryce. However, my family could have spent several days in Zion. The beauty of all three parks cannot be captured on film. The daily hikes were beautiful and totaled 15 miles spread out over 4 days.
Travel Advisor:  Eve Kilpatrick

Land Portion of Alaska

By: Chris


Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

National Parks Revealed put together a great trip for our family including Denali, Talkeetna, Alyeska. Great experiences and very knowledgeable folks leading us. Be aware that in Alaska sometimes weather, or accidents, etc can change plans, but that is just part of it.
Travel Advisor:  Suzette Mack

Mt. Rushmore and Badlands tour

By: Mussy


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2017

Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. I really enjoyed my tour and would go again with him.
Travel Advisor:  Cheryl Everhart

Ghost Town Tour-West

By: Keith & Deb Lyell


Reviewed on: 25 Sep 2017

Very enjoyable-beautiful country and wonderful tours.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Prosser

Washington

By: Jean


Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

This trip was absolutely wonderful. Our guides Cheryl and Leah were very knowledgable and experienced. We had a better experience than we could ever have imagined....even snow! For Australians...a real treat. Nancy and her team produced yet another amazing trip!
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale

Grand Canyon 2018

By: Helen


Reviewed on: 15 Apr 2018

It was a delightful experience! We especially enjoyed our guide, Slim Woodruff. She not only enabled us to experience the Canyon but also shared well the history of the Kolb brothers and others in the development of “tourism” so that others could visit and explore the Canyon. When questioned, Slim was knowledgeable of all the support services available to those who live in the park and to those who visit. Our helicopter ride was exciting and definitely memorable also!
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce