Nat Geo Sea Bird cruises in front of a forested hillside and rocky mountain range, followed by guests in an inflatable skiff.
adventure travelers hiking in Cascade Creek Trail, Thomas Bay, Tongass National Forest, Southeast Alaska, with a skiff waiting to pick them up
It's Golden hour as the sun sets on a Wild alaska Escape cruise, a brown bear walks across a stream with a fish in its mouth.
On a wild Alaska escape cruise, a whale tale is seen above water before it disappears as a whale dives beneath the surface.
small ship cruise travelers kayaking in George Island, Alaska on a cloudy day
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Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan

Voyaging through Southeast Alaska on the Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan itinerary is an unrivaled experience. The 62-guest National Geographic Sea Bird and Sea Lion sister ships maximize adept maneuverability to discover an authentic Alaska unreachable by large cruise ships. Spend time navigating narrow channels like Behm and Blake, Walker Cove in Misty Fiords, Eastern Passage and Wrangell Narrows. Adventure via Zodiac to explore places like Hole in The Wall State Marine Park on Prince of Wales Island, and drop kayaks into salmon-studded waters to trace the rugged, wildlife-rich shorelines of Kupreanof and Kuiu Islands.

Throughout your travels, encounter abundant and varied wildlife. Take advantage of a sighting of a pod of killer whales or linger on shore to watch a brown bear sow and her cubs forage. See humpback whales, brown bears and bald eagles—the iconic wildlife of Southeast Alaska. Search for whales in the wildlife-rich channels between islands and sure-footed mountain goats in steep fjords. This wildlife-packed adventure within a shorter itinerary makes this trip an ideal option within our Alaska family cruises.

Explore with the top-level guidance of the expedition leader, five veteran naturalists, including a National Geographic certified photo instructor, plus a wellness specialist—the largest and most knowledgeable expedition team in Alaska. Their knowledge and passion for Alaska is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience. Experience the surprisingly colorful life below water through video shot by the undersea specialist. Benefit from the team’s expertise—marine and terrestrial biology, botany, geology and more—and benefit from their passion to share the wonder of this incredible place. Enjoy their company throughout the voyage; you’ll find them highly engaging and fun to share a drink or dinner with, as well as a hike.

This itinerary offers you a choice of directions—embark from Ketchikan to travel north to Juneau; or head south from Juneau to Ketchikan. Elect to combine the experience with the Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau to double the sights, wildlife spotting and wildness.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Alaska trips, small ship Alaska cruise options and Inside Passage cruise itineraries.



Itinerary

Main Wild Alaska Escape: LeConte Bay, Wrangell & The Misty Fjords Itinerary

The main 6-day Wild Alaska Escape: LeConte Bay, Wrangell & The Misty Fjords cruise travels southbound, beginning in Juneau and ending in Ketchikan. 

Route map for Wild Alaska Escape small ship cruise, operating between Juneau and Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska, with stops along the way at Leconte Glacier & Thomas Bay, Wrangell Narrows, Behm Canal & Misty Fiords and Sumner Strait.
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Day 1
Embark Juneau, Alaska

Arrive in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, in the early afternoon and embark the ship in time for cocktails and an introduction of the vessel staff and crew.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

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LeConte Glacier or Tracy Arm

Today explore the LeConte Glacier, one of the most active glaciers in Southeast Alaska and the southernmost tidewater glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. Icebergs regularly break off from the glacier face, getting caught in this shallow moraine and along the shoreline. Take advantage of spectacular photographic opportunities, practicing tricks and tips from the certified photo instructor. The experienced captain will read the ice and bring the ship as close as possible to the glacier. Then set out by expedition landing craft to navigate among the surreal floating sculptures.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Sumner Strait

Navigate the stunning Wrangell Narrows, an area inaccessible to larger ships, and then cruise into the Sumner Strait, keeping watch for humpback whales surfacing and sea otters gliding through the clear water around the ship. Explore the coast by kayak or expedition landing craft and go ashore to trace bear trails through forests intersected by crystalline salmon streams while learning about the rainforest ecosystem from the naturalists. Fix those binoculars on the banks to spot Sitka black-tailed deer and moose, as well as black bears, wolves and bald eagles that frequent the shoreline in search of plentiful salmon.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Wrangell

This morning arrive in the small town of Wrangell. The Tlingit and their ancestors have made this island their home for thousands of years. Take an optional jet boat excursion up the Stikine River or explore town, including a visit to Chief Shakes Tribal House and the Petroglyph Beach, home to the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska. This afternoon cruise Eastern Passage and Blake Channel, narrow waterways on the backside of Wrangell island where other ships rarely venture.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Misty Fiords National Monument

Wake up this morning to catch the sunrise over the stunning cliffs of Misty Fjords National Monument, rising more than 2,000 feet above the deep blue waters of the fjord. Watch wisps of cloud drift down the winding waterway and drape over green peaks as the ship cruises through the mists that give this extraordinary landscape its name. Set out by expedition landing craft and kayak to get close to the forested banks and the many dramatic waterfalls cascading down the cliffs.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 6
Disembark Ketchikan, Alaska

Disembark the ship in Ketchikan, the southeasternmost city in Alaska, spread at the base of forested slopes on Revillagigedo Island. Its many monikers, from salmon capital of the world to rain capital of Alaska, capture the spirit of this city, famous for its colorful buildings and abundant fishing boats and canneries. Visit the Totem Heritage Center to view a unique collection of 19th-century Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian totem poles from abandoned villages around Ketchikan before transferring to the airport for flights home.

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; all meals as indicated; excursions; services of expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; park and entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes. Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens. Complimentary beer & wine on National Geographic Venture, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Sea Bird, with a complimentary full bar on all other ships (2023); beer, wine & full bar (2024).

Exclusions

Immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

For expeditions departing prior to January 1, 2024:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – $350*
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

*$350 USD will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate, valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation, and which only may be applied towards final payment on any future booking.

For expeditions departing January 1, 2024 onward:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more; inquire for details. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – 100% of deposit**
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

**Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate, valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation, and which may only be applied towards final payment on any future booking.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The main Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan cruise begins in Juneau, Alaska (JNU) and ends in Ketchikan, Alaska (KTN). Embarkation time on day 1 may vary based upon arrival of group flights. Disembarkation is after breakfast on day 6 of the outlined itinerary; departure times may vary depending on group flights. In general, plan to arrive into Juneau in the early afternoon of day 1 at the latest and depart Ketchikan on the final day of the cruise no earlier than 2:00pm.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, kayaking, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, photography, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, whale watching and wildlife observation.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Travelers under the age of 18 at time of travel save $500, at double occupancy. Skilled staff members are trained in organizing activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Reverse Wild Alaska Escape: LeConte Bay, Wrangell & The Misty Fjords Itinerary

The reverse 6-day Wild Alaska Escape: LeConte Bay, Wrangell & The Misty Fjords cruise travels northbound, beginning in Ketchikan and ending in Juneau. 

Route map for Wild Alaska Escape small ship cruise, operating between Juneau and Ketchikan in Southeast Alaska, with stops along the way at Leconte Glacier & Thomas Bay, Wrangell Narrows, Behm Canal & Misty Fiords and Sumner Strait.
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Day 1
Embark Ketchikan, Alaska

Arrive at Ketchikan, the southeasternmost city in Alaska, spread at the base of forested slopes on Revillagigedo Island. Its many monikers, from salmon capital of the world to rain capital of Alaska, capture the spirit of this city, famous for its colorful buildings and abundant fishing boats and canneries. Visit the Totem Heritage Center to view a unique collection of 19th-century Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian totem poles from abandoned villages around Ketchikan before embarking the ship.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

dinner

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Misty Fjords National Monument

Wake up this morning to catch the sunrise over the stunning cliffs of Misty Fjords National Monument, rising more than 2,000 feet above the deep blue waters of the fjord. Watch wisps of cloud drift down the winding waterway and drape over green peaks as the ship cruises through the mists that give this extraordinary landscape its name. Set out by expedition landing craft and kayak to get close to the forested banks and the many dramatic waterfalls cascading down the cliffs.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Wrangell

This morning arrive in the small town of Wrangell. The Tlingit and their ancestors have made this island their home for thousands of years. Take an optional jet boat excursion up the Stikine River or explore town, including a visit to Chief Shakes Tribal House and the Petroglyph Beach, home to the highest concentration of petroglyphs in Southeast Alaska. This afternoon cruise Eastern Passage and Blake Channel, narrow waterways on the backside of Wrangell island where other ships rarely venture.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
Sumner Strait

Navigate the stunning Wrangell Narrows, an area inaccessible to larger ships, and then cruise into the Sumner Strait, keeping watch for humpback whales surfacing and sea otters gliding through the clear water around our ship. Explore the coast by kayak or expedition landing craft and go ashore to trace bear trails through forests intersected by crystalline salmon streams and learn about the rain forest ecosystem from naturalist guides. Fix binoculars on the banks to spot Sitka black-tailed deer and moose, as well as black bears, wolves and bald eagles that frequent the shoreline in search of plentiful salmon.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
LeConte Bay or Tracy Arm

Today explore the LeConte Glacier, one of the most active glaciers in Southeast Alaska and the southernmost tidewater glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. Icebergs regularly break off from the glacier face, getting caught in this shallow moraine and along the shoreline. Take advantage of spectacular photographic opportunities, practicing tricks and tips from a certified photo instructor. The experienced captain reads the ice and bring the ship as close as possible to the glacier. Set out by expedition landing craft to navigate among these surreal floating sculptures.

Accommodations

National Geographic Sea Bird, National Geographic Sea Lion

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Disembark Juneau, Alaska

Disembark in Juneau, Alaska’s capital city, spread out on the banks of the Gastineau Channel at the base of Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts. Transfer to the airport for flights home.

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Accommodations aboard ship; all meals as indicated; excursions; services of expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides; use of kayaks; park and entrance fees; all port charges and service taxes. Gratuities for all departures of National Geographic Explorer, Orion, Endurance, Resolution, Sea Cloud, Jahan and Lord of the Glens. Complimentary beer & wine on National Geographic Venture, National Geographic Quest, National Geographic Sea Lion, National Geographic Sea Bird, with a complimentary full bar on all other ships (2023); beer, wine & full bar (2024).

Exclusions

Immigration fees; air transportation; extensions; meals not indicated; reserve wines & premium spirits; gratuities for all departures of Delfin II, Endeavour II, Islander II, Venture, Quest, Sea Bird and Sea Lion; personal items such as emails, laundry, voyage DVD, etc.; and insurance of any kind.

Payment & Cancellation

For expeditions departing prior to January 1, 2024:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $750 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – $350*
119 to 90 days – 100% of deposit
89 to 60 days – 25% of total trip cost
59 to 45 days – 50% of total trip cost
44 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

*$350 USD will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate, valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation, and which only may be applied towards final payment on any future booking.

For expeditions departing January 1, 2024 onward:
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 15% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 120 days before the departure date. Special payment terms apply for groups of 8 or more; inquire for details. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person fees, based on number of days prior to departure:
120 or more days – 100% of deposit**
119 to 90 days – 50% of total trip cost
89 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

**Advance payments will be credited in the form of a Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate, valid for 12 months from the date of cancellation, and which may only be applied towards final payment on any future booking.

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Vaccination Requirement
To join this trip, all guests 5 years and older must provide proof of being fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after your final COVID-19 vaccine shot). There may also be COVID-19 testing or other requirements to participate; your Adventure Specialist will provide details of current policies upon booking.

Arrival & Departure

The reverse Wild Alaska Escape: Ketchikan to Juneau cruise begins in Ketchikan Alaska (KTN) and ends in Juneau, Alaska (JNU). Embarkation time on day 1 may vary based upon arrival of group flights. Disembarkation is after breakfast on day 6 of the outlined itinerary; departure times may vary depending on group flights. In general, plan to arrive to Ketchikan in the early afternoon of day 1 at the latest and depart on the final day of the cruise no earlier than 2:00pm.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more challenging outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, kayaking, inflatable boat/skiff excursions, photography, morning yoga and stretching, land treks, glacier viewing, whale watching and wildlife observation.

Room Configuration

In addition to listed Solo cabin rates, select double-occupancy cabins may be available for single occupancy with a single supplement fee. If you would like to share accommodations with another guest of the same gender, we will be happy to try to accommodate you in select cabin categories. This program allows you to pay the per person double-occupancy rate whether or not a roommate is found. Contact AdventureSmith for further details and availability.

Families & Children

Travelers under the age of 18 at time of travel save $500, at double occupancy. Skilled staff members are trained in organizing activities that inspire curiosity in young people of all ages. Programming for kids may include activities like photo workshops, journaling, scavenger hunts, Zodiac-driving lessons, hands-on nature and science programming and kid-friendly menu options.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

Rates are variable per remaining availability and are subject to change.

May 21 - May 26, 2023
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Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2023
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Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2023
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May 06 - May 11, 2024
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May 21 - May 26, 2024
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May 26 - May 31, 2024
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Jun 30 - Jul 05, 2024
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Jul 05 - Jul 10, 2024
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Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2024
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Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2024
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Aug 02 - Aug 07, 2024
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Aug 09 - Aug 14, 2024
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Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2024
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Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2024
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Learn About the Small Ships on Your Itinerary

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Sea Bird

National Geographic Sea Bird accommodates 62 guests with special features including a hydrophone and Splash-Cam. Onboard experts from National Geographic make this ship and its twin sister, the Sea Lion, an extra special experience.

Expedition Ship
National Geographic Sea Lion

National Geographic Sea Lion is a tried and true educational-based 62-guest expedition ship. Onboard experts from National Geographic make this ship, and its twin the National Geographic Sea Bird, unique.

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Save 10% & Receive Complimentary Seaplane Experience When Combining Two Wild Alaska Escape Cruises

Book your select back-to-back Wild Alaska Escape cruise now to save 10% and receive a complimentary seaplane tour.

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No Single Supplement On Select National Geographic Alaska Cruises

Solo travelers! Pay no single supplement fee when you book a select 2023 departure of one of the National Geographic Alaska cruises.

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Up To $700 Airfare Credit On Select National Geographic Alaska Cruises

Choose from two Wild Alaska Escape cruise itineraries with National Geographic. Book a select departure and receive up $700 per person airfare credit.

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Additional Travel Options Before or After Your Cruise

Choose from a variety of other AdventureSmith Alaska trips to extend your journey, combine cruise itineraries, or opt for a pre-cruise extension with your fellow passengers on this cruise.

Combine this cruise with the Wild Alaska Escape: Sitka to Juneau for an 11-day Alaska cruise that travels between Sitka and Ketchikan with no repeated landing sites. Inquire with an Adventure Specialist for details.

A pre- or post-cruise 6-day extension to Denali is also offered in conjunction with this cruise. From the Grand Denali Lodge, explore the park via a tundra wilderness and wildlife tour; river-rafting on the Nenana River; pup-cuddling at a sled dog training facility; or an optional flightseeing tour. Call for pricing.

You may also wish to consider one of AdventureSmith Explorations’ more affordable independent tours: Denali Backcountry Explorer or Camp Denali Adventure. Our Alaska experts will help you customize your Alaska adventure, call today.

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This premier Denali National Park base camp, in view of Denali, is located near Wonder Lake at the end of the 92-mile Denali Park Road and offers expert guided explorations and unique hikes.

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The Within the Wild luxury Alaska adventure brings travelers into the Alaskan backcountry without sacrificing comfort. Enjoy remarkable helicopter- and floatplane-assisted adventures, hiking, sportfishing and a wellness program with massage and yoga.

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Spend 3-4 nights at a remote backcountry lodge situated 90 miles inside Denali National Park. Unbeatable wildlife viewing, landscape photography, guided hikes, fishing, dog sleds and an Alaska railroad ride can be customized to complement any Alaska small ship cruise.

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