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Alaska’s National Parks: Denali & the Kenai Fjords

10 days
10 days
Group size1535 travelers

4.4 out of 5 stars

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Experience all Alaska has to offer, from fjords to mountains.

Majestic glaciers, unique wildlife, and pristine views do justice to Alaska’s nickname as the Last Frontier. Learn about the history of famous traditions like the Iditarod, and experience the beauty of both Denali and the Kenai Fjords National Parks on this small group Wildlife Tour. In quaint villages, and in the untamed wilderness, picture-perfect landscapes will appear around every corner.

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners with beer or wine
  • 7 sightseeing tours
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Included highlights

  • Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge
  • Denali National Park
  • Palmer Visitor Information Center
  • Alaska Railroad train ride
  • Kenai Fjords National Park cruise
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Fairbanks, Alaska2 nights
Day 1: Arrival in Fairbanks

Welcome to Alaska! Settle in to your hotel this evening.

Day 2: Sightseeing tour of Fairbanks
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome dinner

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Fairbanks this morning.

  • Enter the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center to view the exhibits dedicated to the culture and art of Alaskan Natives.
  • Pan for gold at Gold Daughters.
  • Walk through Creamer’s Field Migratory Waterfowl Refuge with a naturalist guide.

Please note: The stops along the guided tour may vary based on season.

This evening, gather together and get to know your fellow travelers during tonight's welcome dinner.

Denali, Alaska2 nights
Day 3: Denali National Park via Nenana village
Included meal: Breakfast

Head to Denali this morning and on the way stop to visit Nenana village.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Denali or add an excursion.

Denali Wilderness Walking Tour

From $169 per person

Day 4: Sightseeing tour of Denali National Park
Included meal: Breakfast

A day of sightseeing with your guide immerses you in the scenery, flora, and fauna of Denali National Park.

  • Look for wildlife such as grizzly bears, moose, wolves, caribou, and eagles.
  • See Denali, North America’s tallest mountain (weather-dependent).
  • Enter the Murie Science and Learning Center for a ranger-led talk about the park’s eco-system and ongoing conservation efforts.

Stop for free time to enjoy a late dinner on the way out of the park.

Anchorage, Alaska2 nights
Day 5: Anchorage via Talkeetna & Palmer
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

On your way to Anchorage, visit two historic towns to learn more about Alaskan culture and traditions.

  • Stop in Talkeetna to enjoy free time to shop and eat downtown.
  • Enjoy a talk led by a local mountain climber to learn about mountaineering in Alaska and what it’s like to summit the state’s most famous peaks, including Denali.
  • Visit the Palmer Visitor Center for an in-depth look in to the history, art, culture of the town.

Then, continue on to Anchorage and sit down for an included dinner.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of Anchorage
Included meal: Breakfast

Head out on a guided tour of Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.

  • Pass by Earthquake Park to learn about how the 1964 natural disaster impacted the city.
  • Stop at the Lake Hood Seaplane Base.
  • Venture downtown to see the Captain Cook Statue and salmon ladders (seasonal).
  • Spend free time exploring the city.

Please note: The stops along the guided tour may vary based on season.

Spend a free afternoon in Anchorage or add an excursion.

Alaska Native Heritage Center & Dinner

From $125 per person

Seward, Alaska2 nights
Day 7: Train ride to Seward
Included meal: Breakfast

Hop aboard the Coastal Classic Train and enjoy a scenic journey on the Alaska Railroad as you travel to Seward.

  • Admire views of the coast and forest as you travel along the route National Geographic named one of the top train rides in North America.
  • Ride along the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet and through the Kenai Peninsula.
  • View massive glaciers and towering waterfalls through the large windows or opt to stop by the Vista Dome car, which has a glass ceiling and offers panoramic views.

Spend a free afternoon in Seward or add an excursion.

Kenai Fjords National Park: Exit Glacier Hike

From $75 per person

Day 8: Kenai Fjords National Park cruise
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Embark on a cruise through the waterways of Kenai Fjords National Park to experience the panoramic glacial views the area is known for.

  • Float along the pristine waters on the Kenai Peninsula.
  • Try to spot wildlife, such as birds and whales.
  • Enjoy an included boxed lunch.
Overnight Flight1 night
Day 9: Anchorage via Kenai Peninsula & departure
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell lunch

Drive through the Kenai Mountain Range, making a stop in Portage.

  • Reach the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet, known for its dramatic tidal turns that create 10-foot walls of water
  • Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to learn about the organization’s animal rescue work
  • Stop by the Bird Treatment and Learning Center, and learn how the clinic works to rehabilitate injured, ill, and orphaned birds from across the state

Continue on to Anchorage and celebrate your trip during a farewell lunch. Then, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home.

Arrive Home
Day 10: Arrival at home

Arrive home today.

Please note: This arrival time applies to east coast gateways. If you live in another region, you may arrive home on the evening of day 9.

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4.4 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5

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    4 out of 5 stars

    Some good some bad
    6/14/24 by 2nd-time traveler Laura

    Scenery unbelievable! The train and boat rides were highlights, as well as seeing Denali. Time in Fairbanks could have been better spent. The so-called botanical garden and the bird sanctuary left a lot to be desired. There were better options in the city. Dinners were disappointing on the most...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    5/31/24 by 1st-time traveler Pamela

    Thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The tour director, tour coordinator & bus driver were awesome. The sights were gorgeous, the restaurants were great, the hotels were nice, the wildlife unbelievable & & the tour group was amazing.

    EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 6/20/24

    Hi Pamela, thank you for sharing your review with ...

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    5 out of 5 stars

    Great Experience!
    5/19/23 by 8th-time traveler Michelle

    We looked this tour and will be booking it again to bring some of our friends with us! It is a nice balance of the interior & exterior of Alaska. We love the Alaska tours.

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks
    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks

    This contemporary hotel is located in the heart of downtown. Guests enjoy a restaurant, a pool, and a fitness center. Nearby you’ll find the Golden He...

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    Denali Park Village Resort
    Denali Park Village Resort

    This lodge style hotel is located on the banks of the Nenana River outside of Denali National Park. Guests enjoy several dining options, an on-site co...

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    Clarion Suites Downtown
    Clarion Suites Downtown

    This comfortable hotel is located right in the heart of downtown Anchorage. Guests enjoy the on-site coffee house, spacious rooms, and free WiFi. Near...

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    Seward Gateway Hotel
    Seward Gateway Hotel

    This spacious hotel is located in the heart of Seward. Guests enjoy the sun terrace, comfortable rooms, and beautiful views of the harbor and surround...

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