National Parks of Alaska

14-Day inclusive tour featuring Alaska parks, wildlife & culture!

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ARCTIC CIRCLE & ALASKA NATIONAL PARKS

Experience firsthand six of Alaska’s national parks on this guided small-group land tour. Visit authentic native villages and a historic Kennecott Mine, view wildlife and glaciers and explore by boat, rail, flightseeing, exclusive activities, and even take an arctic polar plunge. It’s all included!

  • Native cultural visits at Gates of the Arctic National Park
  • Witness bears catch salmon at Brook Falls in Katmai National Park
  • Embark on a wildlife tour in Denali National Park and Preserve
  • Tour the Gold Rush era Kennecott Mine in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  • View glaciers and wildlife on a cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Go flightseeing, hike, and explore by boat at Lake Clark National Park

Included land highlights:

Anchorage + City Tour
Katmai National Park & Preserve
Brooks Falls Bear Viewing
Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
Lake Clark Guided Boat Tour
Wrangell- St. Elias National Park
Wrangell Mountains Flightseeing Tour
Kennecott Mine Tour
Trans-Alaska Pipeline
Trail Breaker Kennel Experience
Arctic Circle Crossing
Gates of the Arctic National Park
Native Village Visit at Anaktuvuk Pass and Utqiavik
Arctic Ocean – Polar Plunge or Toe Dip
Alaska Railroad – GoldStar Service
Denali Visitor Center
Denali National Park Wildlife Tour
Denali Pick Your Adventure Day
Anchorage Museum
Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
Alaska SeaLife Center

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Accommodations:

4 Nights – The Hotel Captain Cook, Anchorage
2 Nights – Kennicott Glacier Lodge, McCarthy
2 Nights – Bear Lodge, Fairbanks
2 Nights – Denali Cabins, Denali National Park
1 Night – Knik River Lodge, Palmer
2 Nights – Harbor 360 Hotel, Seward

More About Accommodations

Active Rating:

Most mobility levels

Must be able to: board small planes, walk over a mile, climb several flights of stairs

Included Meals:

38

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on full tour days + arrival day dinner, departure day breakfast

Max Group Size: 26

Itinerary

Day 1ANCHORAGE

Welcome to Anchorage, nicknamed the City of Lights and Flowers! A John Hall’s Alaska representative greets you on arrival and escorts you to your luxury accommodations, and home for the next three evenings. Situated in the heart of the city, there is much to explore before joining your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Dinner | Overnight: The Hotel Captain Cook

Day 2KATMAI NATIONAL PARK or LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK

Over the next two days, the group splits in half and flies via small aircraft to a different national park each day – Katmai and Lake Clark. If it’s Katmai day, take off on a flightseeing tour to Katmai National Park and Preserve, and arrive via floatplane at Brooks Falls. Watching safely from elevated viewing platforms, witness brown bears perched on the edge of the falls feeding on salmon. During salmon season, as many as 50 brown bears live along the mile and a half long Brooks River.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: The Hotel Captain Cook

Day 3LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK or KATMAI NATIONAL PARK

There are no roads in Lake Clark National Park and Preserve so you will be flying in aboard a small plane. If this is your day to visit, it features a guided boat tour, hiking, and a chance to visit the park’s visitor center. Lake Clark preserves the ancestral homelands of the Dena’ina people and a rich cultural wilderness. From steamy volcanoes and craggy mountains to alpine tundra and glacial lakes, nature is happening. Spend a few hours exploring the area before flying back to Anchorage.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: The Hotel Captain Cook

Day 4WRANGELL-ST. ELIAS NATIONAL PARK

Travel the Glenn Highway before boarding a small plane on a flightseeing trip. Land in the old mining towns (and Alaska’s most famous ghost town) of Kennicott-McCarthy and transfer to quaint Kennicott Glacier Lodge – with views of Kennicott Glacier from the porch. * While not ideal, your accommodations may include a shared bath. The lodge was chosen for its glacial views, quality of cuisine, and service which cannot be duplicated elsewhere in town.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Kennicott Glacier Lodgec

Day 5KENNECOTT MINES

Explore the Kennecott Mines today! This National Historic Landmark extracted over $200 million worth of high-grade copper and another $4 million in silver. Discover the mine’s outbuildings, including the historic leaching and power plant. Entrance to all 13 levels of the mine is dependent upon the National Park Service, your guide will inform you on what to expect. This afternoon, catch up on a little R&R or go exploring on your own.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Kennicott Glacier Lodge

Day 6FAIRBANKS & TRAIL BREAKER KENNEL

After a 40-minute flight over the Wrangell mountains, board the motorcoach and hit the Richardson Highway, Alaska’s first highway. Follow the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, along a section fewer than 5% of visitors get to experience. In Delta Junction, the Alaska Highway leads you to the golden city of Fairbanks. Wrap up the day at Trail Breaker Kennel – home of the late four-time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher – for dinner, a presentation on the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, and time with the pups.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Bear Lodge

Day 7GATES OF THE ARCTIC NATIONAL PARK

Depart early this morning and cross the Arctic Circle as you fly to the native village of Anaktuvuk Pass, located in the Gates of the Arctic National Park. After your visit, fly to the northernmost Inupiat Eskimo village of Utqiaġvik (formerly Barrow). Learn about this arctic coastal settlement, meet locals, see the famous whalebone arch, and dip your toe – or try a full polar bear plunge – in the Arctic Ocean before returning to Fairbanks for the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Bear Lodge

Day 8ALASKA RAILROAD & DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Start your day with a scenic journey to Denali National Park aboard the GoldStar cars of the Alaska Railroad – complete with a glass-domed ceiling and breakfast with a view! Upon arrival, enjoy lunch followed by time at the Denali Visitor Center. For the next two evenings, relax surrounded by nature.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Denali Cabins

Day 9DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Wake up in the heart of the wilderness. The six-million-acre Denali National Park and Preserve is divided by a lone road, and today’s big highlight is a sightseeing bus tour 42 miles deep into the park. During your drive be on the lookout for moose, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves, grizzly bears, and of course Denali. Take in dinner this evening back at the gates of the park.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Denali Cabins

Day 10DENALI NATIONAL PARK & KNIK RIVER

From sunup to sundown, it is a day of eye-popping scenery! Enhance your time at Denali National Park with your choice of one included activity – backcountry ATV excursion, zipline tour with 360 views, flightseeing around Denali, or whitewater rafting trip on the Nenana River. After lunch, board that sweet motorcoach for a journey south to the Knik River Valley and settle into your private plush wilderness cabin.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Knik River Lodge

Day 11KNIK RIVER, ANCHORAGE & SEWARD

Surrounded by vast forests and mountains, start the day with a warm meal in the lodge. Take in the beauty from the deck of your cabin before heading back to the big city for a visit to the Anchorage Museum. This afternoon, journey down the Seward Highway exploring the Kenai Peninsula and visiting hidden gems along the spectacular Turnagain Arm. Your home for the next two evenings offers stunning 360-degree views of Resurrection Bay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Harbor 360 Hotel

Day 12KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK

Grab your camera and get ready to spot some wildlife – humpback whales, orcas, Steller sea lions, seals, otters, eagles, puffins, and other seabirds. During an 8.5-hour cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park, visit several glaciers before returning to Seward for the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Harbor 360 Hotel

Day 13SEWARD & ANCHORAGE

Savor a hearty Alaska breakfast, and spend time with a behind-the-scenes tour at the celebrated Alaska SeaLife Center. Return north to Anchorage for your farewell dinner and final overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: The Hotel Captain Cook

Day 14ANCHORAGE

After breakfast, transfer to the Anchorage airport to board your homebound flight.

Breakfast

Departures and Pricing

Per Person Pricing IncludesAccommodations; fully-guided service; luxury land and small plane transportation; airport transfers; daily activities and tours; meals, baggage handling, and corresponding gratuities; taxes; and personalized John Hall’s Alaska’s signature windbreaker.

July 2, 2023
NATIONAL PARKS OF ALASKA
14-Day Land Tour

July 2 – July 15, 2023

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ADD PLATINUM INSIDE PASSAGE
Including 7-Day Cruise

July 2 – July 21, 2023

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Platinum Inside Passage Ports of Call:
Sitka, Juneau, Glacier Bay National Park, Skagway, Icy Strait Point

July 9, 2023
NATIONAL PARKS OF ALASKA
14-Day Land Tour

July 9 – July 22, 2023

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ADD ADMIRALTY DREAM OVERNIGHT CRUISE
Including 9-Day Cruise

July 9 – July 29, 2023

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Owner’s Suite
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Admiralty Dream Cruise Ports of Call:
Sitka, Baranof Island, Wrangell, Tracy Arm, Icy Strait Point, Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau

July 16, 2023
NATIONAL PARKS OF ALASKA
14-Day Land Tour

July 16 – July 29, 2023

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2023 Tour Savings

Booking Discount – Book by February 1, 2023, to SAVE $500 per person on your John Hall’s Alaska land tour, or SAVE $800 per person on a land tour + cruise package. For bookings made after February 1, 2023 – SAVE $500 per person by attending a John Hall’s Alaska travel seminar any time of year.

Check Discount – SAVE $200 per person when you pay your tour balance by check or cash versus credit card! $500 per person deposits may still be made by credit card.

Group Discount – SAVE $50 per person with 2-3 rooms booked; SAVE $100 per person with 4-7 rooms booked. SAVE $150 per person with 8-11 rooms booked; SAVE $200 per person with 12+ rooms booked. Group discount applies to the first 2 individuals in each room only.

HOW TO RESERVE THIS TOUR

A deposit of $500.00 USD per person is required within ten days of booking your reservation. Deposits are fully refundable up until 90 days prior to departure.
Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and personal checks are acceptable forms of deposit payment. To confirm your space by credit card, please contact our office: 800.325.2270. Alaska Specialists are available for tour bookings 7:30am-5:30pm M-F and 8am-4pm on Saturday.

FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS

ARRANGING YOUR FLIGHTS

LAND: This tour begins and ends in Anchorage, Alaska. Flights must arrive before 5 pm on Day 1; early check-in cannot be guaranteed before 4pm. On Day 14, flights may depart Anchorage after 8am.

PLATINUM INSIDE PASSAGE POST-TOUR: If adding the Platinum Inside Passage Experience to a John Hall’s Alaska land tour, your flight from Anchorage to Sitka is included in your package price. On the last day, flights may depart Juneau after 8am.

ADMIRALTY DREAM POST-TOUR: If adding Admiralty Dream to a John Hall’s Alaska land tour, your flight from Anchorage to Sitka is included in your package price. Flights may depart Juneau at 12 pm on the last day.

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