National Parks of Alaska

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

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ARCTIC CIRCLE & ALASKA’S NATIONAL PARKS

Experience firsthand six of Alaska’s national parks on this guided small-group land tour. Visit authentic native villages and historic Kennecott Mine, view wildlife and glaciers and explore by boat, rail, flightseeing, exclusive activities, and even take an arctic polar plunge. Includes remote National Parks such as Katmai, Gates of the Arctic and Lake Clark!

  • Native cultural visits at Gates of the Arctic National Park
  • Witness bears catch salmon at Brooks 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
Anaktuvuk Pass Native Village Visit
Native Village of Utqiaġvik Tour
Arctic Ocean – Polar Plunge or Toe Dip
Alaska Railroad – GoldStar Service
Denali National Park Wildlife Tour
Anchorage Museum
Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise
Alaska SeaLife Center
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

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Accommodations:

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

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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 & dinner on all full tour days, plus arrival day dinner and departure day breakfast

Max Group Size: 26

Itinerary

Day 1ANCHORAGE

Welcome to Anchorage! A John Hall’s Alaska representative greets you on arrival and escorts you to your luxury accommodations, and home for the next three evenings. Join your fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Dinner | Overnight: 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: Hotel Captain Cook

Day 3LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK or KATMAI NATIONAL PARK

There are no roads into 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: 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.
*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 Lodge

Day 5KENNECOTT MINES

Explore the Kennecott Mines today, a National Historic Landmark. 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 continue on Richardson Highway, Alaska’s first highway. Follow the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, along a section fewer than 5% of visitors get to experience. Stop in Delta Junction before reaching the golden city of Fairbanks. End the day at Trail Breaker Kennel – home of the late four-time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher – for dinner, a presentation on The Iditarod, and time with the pups.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Bear Lodge

Day 7GATES OF THE ARCTIC NATIONAL PARK

Early this morning, 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 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Bear Lodge

Day 8ALASKA RAILROAD & DENALI NATIONAL PARK

This morning, board the glass-domed GoldStar cars of the Alaska Railroad and enjoy breakfast with a view on the journey to Denali National Park. 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

Enjoy a leisurely morning with one last chance to enhance your time at Denali National Park with an added optional adventure activity. After lunch, board the motorcoach for a journey south to the Mat-Su Valley and settle into a private wilderness cabin for an evening at the Alaska Glacier Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Alaska Glacier Lodge

Day 11KNIK RIVER, ANCHORAGE & SEWARD

Travel back to the big city for a visit to the Anchorage Museum. This afternoon, journey down the Seward Highway along 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

Spend time at the Alaska SeaLife Center, and later, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Take in the scenery on the journey north to Anchorage along Turnagain Arm, keeping an eye out for beluga whales near the shoreline and Dall sheep on the steep cliffs before a farewell dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner | Overnight: Hotel Captain Cook

Day 14ANCHORAGE

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

Breakfast

Departures and Pricing

Per Person Pricing Includes Accommodations; 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 trademark windbreaker.

July 7, 2024
NATIONAL PARKS OF ALASKA
14-Day Land Tour

July 7 – July 20, 2024

Double Occupancy: SOLD OUT
Single Occupancy: SOLD OUT
ADD ADMIRALTY DREAM
Including 7-Day Inside Passage

July 7 – July 27, 2024

A Cabin
Double: $23,449
Single: $30,129
AA Cabin
Double: $23,929
Single: $30,599
AAA Cabin
Double: $24,529
Single: $31,199
Deluxe Cabin
Double: $25,249
Single: $31,929
Owner’s Suite
Double: Call
Single: Call

Admiralty Dream Ports of Call:
Sitka, Haines, Glacier Bay National Park, Wrangell, Tracy Arm Fjords

July 21, 2024
NATIONAL PARKS OF ALASKA
14-Day Land Tour

July 21 – August 3, 2024

Double Occupancy: SOLD OUT
Single Occupancy: SOLD OUT
2024 Tour Savings

Booking Discount – Book by December 31, 2023 and SAVE:
SAVE $500 per person on your John Hall’s Alaska land tour departing May-September 2024.
SAVE $800 per person when you book a 2024 John Hall’s Alaska land tour + a Southeast Alaska experience.

Check Discount – SAVE $200 per person when you pay your tour balance by check or cash. $500 per person tour deposits may still be made by credit card. (Discounts vary for Platinum Inside Passage and Admiralty Dream guests.)

Group Discount – Applies to first 2 individuals in each room:
SAVE $50 per person – book 2-3 rooms
SAVE $100 per person – book 4-7 rooms
SAVE $150 per person – book 8-11 rooms
SAVE $200 per person – book 12+ rooms

HOW TO RESERVE THIS TOUR

A deposit of $1,000.00 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 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – 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.

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

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