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GRAND ALASKA TOUR Tour Code:IVI/S/1483
5 nights/6 days Route:Anchorage - Denali - Fairbanks
Day 01 Anchorage
Arrive at Whittier or Seward Cruise Terminal & transfer to Anchorage hotel.
Anchorage is located in south-central Alaska, nestled between the Chugach Mountains to the east and the shoreline of the Cook Inlet to the west. Anchorage has grown steadily to become the business, cultural and distribution center of Alaska. Rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 Anchorage City Tour
his morning after breakfast proceed for Anchorage city tour. Your 2 hour Anchorage city tour starts with a pick up from your hotel. Explore the Port of Anchorage and the Ship Creek areas while you take in the views of the city and your knowledgeable guide explains the history behind the city of Anchorage. Next travel to Bootleggers Cove, Earthquake Park and the busiest seaplane base in the world, Lake Hood. Follow your guide through Earthquake Park to see the site of the memorial of the 1964 Earthquake. See what happened to the land as it broke apart and slid into the Cook Inlet. Cook Inlet views and pictures from here are a favorite for guests. Complete your trip with a scenic drive up to Flat Top Mountain high above the city. A short walk will take you to the overlook where you will be able to get beautiful views in the Chugach Mountains and Anchorage bowl. Rest of the day at leisure or optional tours/excursions.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 03 Anchorage - Denali
TThis morning transfer by Coach/Alaska Railroad to Denali. Denali Park is home to North America’s highest mountain Mt. McKinley, towering over 20,300 feet tall. The six million acre National Park gives you an opportunity to see Alaska’s wildlife such as grizzly bear, moose, wolves, Dall sheep and caribou. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 04 Denali National Park Toue
his morning proceed for Denali National Park tour. Everything about Denali National Park is big, the scenery, the mountains, the incredible beauty, and the animals. The Tundra Wilderness Tour is an excellent way to spot the wildlife for which Alaska is so famous, moose, bear, wolves, caribou, Dall sheep and more. Fully narrated by a naturalist, this seven to nine hour tour travels 53 miles into Denali National Park to the Toklat River. The tour focuses on scouting out the wildlife in the park, in addition to explaining the historical and geographical background of the area. The tour offers frequent photo opportunities. Rest stops are made approximately every 90 minutes. A light lunch and hot beverages are provided. After the tour return to hotel for overnight stay.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 Denali - Fairbanks
After breakfast time at leisure till check out. Later transfer to Denali Train Station courtesy hotel shuttle. Depart at 4.00 pm by Alaska Railroad to arrive in Fairbanks at 8.00 pm. Fairbanks is located in the heart of interior Alaska 370 road miles north of Anchorage. Fairbanks is Alaska’s second largest city with over 80,000 residents in the greater Fairbanks area. Located near the confluence of the Tanana and Chena Rivers, the town was originally founded in the early 1900’s as a trading post serving stern-wheeler riverboats and early gold prospectors. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Fairbanks City Tour - Departure
Morning proceed for Fairbanks city tour in the comfort of an air-conditioned motorcoach. Learn about the culture of this unique city and its beginnings in the Gold Rush era. Tour historic downtown Fairbanks. You`ll visit the University of Alaska Museum. Exhibit highlights include a 2,000-year spectrum of Alaska art, from ancient ivory carvings to contemporary paintings and sculpture, the state’s largest public display of gold and Blue Babe, a 36,000-year-old mummified steppe bison. The museum also features an exhibit on the Aurora Borealis. As the tour continues, view the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, an 800-mile engineering feat built in the 1970’s. This pipeline runs from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez and transports 25% of our nation’s oil. This three and one-half tour is led by an experienced and knowledgeable driver-guide. After the tour return to the hotel & later transfer to Airport to connect to your flight for onward destination.
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