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Alaska Small Group Tours

These trips tend to focus on the outdoors— nature, wildlife, and sustainable ecotourism—and often make it a priority to get you off the beaten path. You’ll have, at most, 12-16 other travelers with you, and your trip leaders will be well versed in wildlife, flora and the state's diverse ecosystems.

You’ll have a more leisurely schedule, stay in more secluded lodges, and have more time for hiking the backcountry. As an example: in Denali, a small group might stay in Kantishna, deep inside the park, instead of in the tourist-heavy park entrance area, just outside the park.

Small group tours have only one drawback: cost. They run 30-40% more than conventional group tours. Part of that difference is offset by the fact that more activities and excursions are baked into the cost of the core trip.

One other consideration: If you like guided hiking, there is no better option.

Adventure Tours

Season: June to September
$6050
7 Nights / 8 Days
Visits: Cooper Landing, Kasilof, Seward, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Adventure Tours

A unique com­bi­na­tion of excit­ing out­door activ­i­ties, authen­tic lodg­ing and fan­tas­tic hos­pi­tal­i­ty; the per­fect blend of back­coun­try adven­ture and wild Alas­ka in stye!Activities includes sea kayak­ing in Kenai Fjords Nation­al Park, a heli­copter land­ing on glacial snow­pack for a real Alaskan dogsled ride, hik­ing in the Chugach Moun­tains to gor­geous scenic vis­tas, raft­ing the turquoise class II+ waters of the Kenai Riv­er and more!

Season: June through mid September
From $3790
Visits: Soldotna, Cooper Landing, Seward, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Adventure Tours

This 7 Day, 6 night sam­ple itin­er­ary from Anchor­age makes it easy to vis­it all three Alas­ka Wild­land Adven­tures prop­er­ties in less than a week! Vis­it the Kenai River­side Lodge and Kenai Back­coun­try Lodge, before embark­ing by small boat to view hang­ing and tide­wa­ter glac­i­ers, bird and sea lion rook­eries and scan­ning for whales en route to Kenai Fjords Glac­i­er Lodge. Canoe, kayak and explore at the Lodge before return­ing to Seward. Return to  ...more

Season: Early June through early September
From $1965
5 Days
Visits: Cooper Landing, Kasilof, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Adventure Tours

The fol­low­ing is a 5 day, 4 night sam­ple itin­er­ary that seam­less­ly com­bines two nights at the Kenai River­side Lodge with two nights at Kenai Back­coun­try Lodge for a great trip that high­lights river­side and back­coun­try wild Alas­ka. Com­bi­na­tion pack­ages give guests the flex­i­bil­i­ty to choose trip dates between late May and mid-Sep­tem­ber from three to five days or more. 

Season: ​Early June to Early September
$4595 adult, $3595 youth
6 Nights / 7 Days
Visits: Cooper Landing, Soldotna, Seward, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Adventure Tours

Wilder­ness Alas­ka is expen­sive to access. This All-Inclu­sive adven­ture promis­es an in-depth explo­ration of the spec­tac­u­lar Kenai Penin­su­la and includes stays at three dis­tinc­tive wilder­ness lodges includ­ing Kenai Fjords Glac­i­er Lodge, the only lodge with­in Kenai Fjords Nation­al Park. Along the way, enjoy an array of guid­ed activ­i­ties to match your inter­est and ener­gy lev­el, and relax with the com­forts of deli­cious meals and private  ...more

Season: Early June to Early September
$8495
10 Nights / 11 Days
Visits: Seward, Cooper Landing, Sterling, Talkeetna, Healy
Land Package Type: Adventure Tours

Small groups, big expe­ri­ence. This jour­ney has been designed to reflect the inter­ests and edu­ca­tion­al goals of peo­ple who view trav­el as a means for dis­cov­ery and a jour­ney toward wis­dom. This pro­gram allows for hands-on expe­ri­ences, behind the scenes access, and a jour­ney through Alas­ka where the large crowds don’t go.

Season: Early June to Late August
$7075
8 Nights / 9 Days
Visits: Sterling, Seward, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Preserve, Healy, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Adventure Tours

Small groups, big expe­ri­ence. This jour­ney has been designed to reflect the inter­ests of active and knowl­edge­able trav­el­ers, from nat­ur­al his­to­ry inter­pre­ta­tion to guid­ed hikes and sea kayak­ing. This pro­gram allows for hands-on expe­ri­ences, behind the scenes access and a jour­ney through Alas­ka where the large crowds don’t go.

Season: ​Early June to Late August
From $5375
6 Nights / 7 Days
Visits: Seward, Talkeetna, Denali National Park and Preserve, Healy, Anchorage
Land Package Type: Adventure Tours

This week­long Alas­ka trip offers an in-depth explo­ration of the mag­i­cal worlds of two amaz­ing and unique­ly dis­tinct nation­al parks: Kenai Fjords & Denali. Trav­el­ers will love this con­ve­nient Mon­day through Sun­day itin­er­ary. Explore Alaska’s spec­tac­u­lar Kenai Fjords Nation­al Park by kayak and small boat tours and then ven­ture deep into the heart of Denali Nation­al Park to the region known as Kan­tish­na. Along the way, vis­it the charm­ing small  ...more

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