Alaska Kenai Adventure
|BETWEEN||Anchorage and Anchorage|
|COUNTRIES VISITED – 1||USA|
|MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE||16|
|WHATS NOT INCLUDED||
This short trip focuses on the wonders of Alaska’s coastline. Travel along the Turnagain Arm and possibly spot Beluga Whales, come with us on a wildlife cruise in the Kenai Fjord National Park, hike along Exit Glacier with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and relax in our luxury Adventure Camp on a remote beach next to Homer. Add a bear viewing trip to Katmai or Lake Clark to make your adventure complete! This tour offers diverse wildlife from orcas, humpbacks and sea lions to bears and halibut. Beautiful landscapes from calving glaciers and volcanic views. If you only have a short period of time to visit Alaska, this trip exploring the highlights of the Kenai Peninsula is the right trip for you.
Alaska Kenai Adventure
Infinite Adventures are the North American Overland specialists with tours in a converted school bus in Alaska, Canada and the Southwest of the USA. If you only have a short period of time to visit Alaska, this trip exploring the highlights of the Kenai Peninsula is the right trip for you.
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Trip Highlights and Inclusions
- Hiking Exit Glacier in Seward
- Kenai Fjords National Park wildlife cruise and calving glacier – Resurrection Bay Tour including lunch on boat
- Two-night stay at Adventure Luxury Camp – lodging, all meals including salmon dinner
- Half-Day Kayaking Seldovia Bay at Adventure Camp
- Admission to National Parks and Monuments
Day 1: Anchorage
Arrive for Group Meeting and Dinner (H)
Welcome to the largest city of Alaska, most often thought of as the state’s capital. Start off flying into stunning scenery overlooking the Chugach, Alaskan, Kenai, and Talkeetna mountain ranges. Although Mt. McKinley is only visible 20% of the year, there’s a chance you could even catch a glimpse. Anchorage is Alaska’s most populated area yet it’s shared with the likes of bears, moose, and wolves. After your flight into this urban wilderness, make your way to our accommodations for the 6 pm pre-departure meeting followed by a group meal. Take this evening to get to know your fellow travelers and guides.
Day 2-4: Seward
Cruise along orcas, humpbacks and sea lions. See calving glaciers and hike Exit Glacier, part of the Harding Icefield (C)
Located on the east side of the Kenai Peninsula and Resurrection Bay, Seward is known as the “Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.” Seward is about half day drive from Anchorage. In the afternoon you will have some free time to explore the scenic waterfront of Seward. The following morning we will experience the national park by boat, cruising among the glaciers and wildlife. After hopefully spotting as much wildlife as possible we will be seeing a calving glacier! On this six hour wildlife cruise lunch will be served on the boat. A visit to Seward would not be complete without hiking alongside the picturesque Exit Glacier with a high probability seeing a few of the local black bear feeding on some berries. The 8.2-mile round trip up to the Harding Icefield is a spectacular day hike. Starting on the valley floor, the trail winds through cottonwood and alder forests, passes though heather filled meadows and ultimately climbs well above tree line to a breath-taking view of the Harding Icefield. The top of the trail is a window to past ice ages – a horizon of ice and snow that stretches as far as the eye can see! If you don’t feel prepared to do the full 8.2-mile roundtrip, there are shorter options with equally breathtaking views available.
Day 5: Homer
Camp on the Homer Spit with volcanic views and fish for giant halibut (optional) (C)
Located on the western side of the Kenai Peninsula and Kachemak Bay, Homer is the launching point for our two night Adventure Camp. But, don’t overlook this artist inspired town with its many galleries along the spit. We will be arriving quite early so that there is enough time to explore the picturesque town and it’s fishermen culture. For example, the Salty Dawg Saloon’s lighthouse is a great place to sit belly-up to the bar along with posting your dollar bill on the ceiling or wall so that your friend, who will be by later, will have a drink on you. On the way to Homer there will be enough time for some scenic photo stops and short hikes. Depending on the time of the year we might stop to watch the Salmon Running up Russian River or visit one of the orthodox churches overlooking the volcanoes on the other side of the bay.
Day 6-7: Adventure Camp
Roughing it in style and guided sea kayaking (LC)
Take a boat ride from Homer to Seldovia, landing on this lovely and relatively untouched beach of the peninsula. Camping is done in canvas tents with beds and all the amenities you’ll need. There is a beautiful main house where meals, comfortable chairs, coffee and tea are always on tap. From there venture out into the pristine wilderness and explore the many coves and trails. The next day you’ll have a half day of sea kayaking around Seldovia Bay, frequently visited by sea otters and harbor seals and watched overhead by bald and golden eagles. One of the evenings the owner Tony will be serving their famous salmon dinner for us!
Day 8: Hope
Explore Alaska’s first Goldrush Town (optional gold panning) and camp along Cook Inlet (BC)
In the morning you can either go on the optional flight to Katmai NP/Lake Clark to see the famous grizzlies or take the water taxi back to Homer to have a few hours in Homer before we head off to Hope. Hope is a quaint little town overlooking Cook Inlet/Turnagain Arm and is just a short drive from Anchorage yet; there is still plenty to do here from gold panning, hiking, and bird watching. In the summer during weekends there might be some life concerts going on in the local fishermen bar. (Bushcamp)
Day 9: Anchorage
Final Day with a visit to Beluga Point, trip ends around noon in Anchorage (-)
Today it’s only a short drive around the Turnagain Arm back to Anchorage. We will stop at the famous Beluga Point. Potentially you can see Beluga Whales or Dall Sheep. The afternoon you will have time to explore Anchorage downtown. Anchorage is a lively city that houses almost 50% of the state’s 730,000 people. (Commonly it is mistaken for the capital of Alaska, but that would be Juneau.) Throughout the summer there are multiple festivals and plenty of nightly live music. Keep in mind that this city is situated right in the heart of the wilderness, where over 1,000 moose, 250 black bears, and 100 grizzly bears also call it home. The trip ends today in the afternoon
H = Hotel stay C = Camping LC = Luxury Camping
*itinerary can change due to local circumstances*
*prices for optional activities are estimated costs and are
subject to change*
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