• Day 1

    Outbound international flight to Anchorage, via Seattle

    Home to one of the best ski resorts in all of Alaska, not to mention incredible hiking trails, Girdwood is around 30
    miles outside of Anchorage, and your transfer along the scenic Seward Highway presents ample opportunities for
    beautiful photo-ops.

    Start your stay as you mean to go on, with an exquisite dining experience at the award-winning Seven Glaciers Restaurant, where every table features panoramic glacier and ocean views. Arriving there is an adventure all of its own, via a scenic tram that takes you to its mountain-top setting, 2300-feet above sea level.

    Stay: Hotel Alyeska (2 nights)

    Your Stay

    Hotel Alyeska

    Nestled in a lush valley surrounded by mountain peaks, hanging glaciers and spectacular ocean views, this chateau-style hotel combines supreme comfort with perfect modern touches and rich Native influences.

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  • Day 2


    Originally called ‘Glacier City’ for the icy behemoths that rim the surrounding mountains, it’s no surprise that touring
    a glacier is so easy here. Take a guided hike over them, or kayak right up to one. In the mood to mush? Go dog-sledding across them. Or go up, up and away on a spectacular helicopter ride into the majestic Chugach Mountains and onto Punch Bowl Glacier, a giant snowfield consisting of 700 feet of snow on top of 500 feet of ice, 3200 feet above sea level. Strike it rich on a gold-panning tour, enjoy the views from a raft, or take the wheel with a Jeep or ATV. Want to get up-closeand- personal with the wildlife? Then check out the 140-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, just 11 miles past the Girdwood turn-off.​

  • Day 3

    Girdwood to Wrangell St. Elias National Park via Anchorage

    Journey Time: 4 hours, 55 minutes (air & road)

    After the one-hour transfer from your hotel, your journey continues with a flight to McCarthy Airport in a private, threepassenger Cessna 172, and onward to Wrangell St. Elias National Park.

    Stay: Ultima Thule Lodge (4 nights)

    Your Stay

    Ultima Thule Lodge

    This remote lodge – accessible only by plane, flying over almost entirely unvisited land and terrain with Ultima Thule's highly experienced and knowledgeable pilot – lies deep in the heart of the Alaskan Wilderness.

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  • Days 4-6

    Wrangell St. Elias

    The inner sanctum of North America’s largest national park (a relatively isolated, mountainous terrain known for its
    difficult navigation), where bears roam, moose feast on wild vegetation, Dall sheep tread ancient mountain paths and
    eagles soar from cliff to spruce.

    The best way to enjoy this region is by plane, so you’ll want to take the air safari soaring over mountain-tops, landing in the wildest of places – the edges of glaciers, ice fields, and meadows bursting with berries – and immersing yourself in all the wonder of the park accompanied by your experienced Alaskan wilderness guides. Try hiking and trekking on Alpine Tundra, glacier ice, or through boreal rainforests; bear- and wildlife-viewing, bird-watching, river-rafting, beachcombing; as well as our own personal favourite, a lunch of cheese and wine on the ice-field, in the middle of the world’s largest non-polar glacier.

  • Day 7

    Wrangell St. Elias National Park to Kachemak Bay

    Flight Time: 1 hour

    After packing in one last activity (or just taking time out to relax), your driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to Anchorage and your onward flight by Cessna 06 over to Tutka Bay.

    Stay: Tutka Bay Lodge (3 nights)

    Your Stay

    Tutka Bay Lodge

    Tutka Bay Lodge sits at the head of a splendidly rugged seven-mile fjord at the southern end of Kachemak Bay and offers an array of marine-based and cultural activities in and around the marine community.

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  • Days 8-9

    Kachemak Bay

    Tutka Bay Lodge is overflowing with all kinds of fantastic activities. Trek a private trail through the property’s ancient
    forest, wander easy nature trails, or walk through the sand on a quiet beach. Hike Grace Ridge in Kachemak Bay State Park, where glacial lakes, alpine meadows and glittering waterfalls abound. Head out in a rowboat, take kayaks in and out of incredible coves and watch as sea otters hunt for lunch, or take a scenic boat ride along the shoreline.

    The cream of the crop of quests here however is the full day of bear-viewing on the Katmai Peninsula. Home to oneof the most populated wild habitats of Alaskan brown bears, you’ll be immersed into an incredible, one-of-a kind guided experience, walking alongside bears in their natural habitat. Unmissable.​

  • Day 10


    Depart Anchorage on your international flight back to London​​

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