Alaska with Haleigh @wherewewentnext Adventure

Anchorage - Talkeetna - Seward

2023: Aug 9 - Aug 15


You're in for the adventure of a lifetime on this 7-day journey through majestic Alaska!

Experience hiking Curry Ridge with stunning views of Denali, scaling Exit Glacier on the Kenai Peninsula, and embarking on an unforgettable wildlife and glacier cruise around Resurrection Bay.

You'll end each day by setting up camp under the midnight sun for the ultimate Alaska experience.

  • 7 days

  • 8 - 12 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels and tents

  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners included

  • TrovaTrip will provide 1 transfer from ANC , between 2 PM and 4 PM

  • TrovaTrip will provide 1 transfer to ANC on the last day

Activities Included

  • Mahay's Wilderness Jet Boat Tour
  • X-Y Lake Hike
  • Hiking in Denali Wilderness
  • Byron Glacier Hike
  • Harding Ice Field Trek
  • Glacier and Wildlife Cruise

Other Inclusions

  • Double occupancy in 3-star hotels and tents
  • Local Guide throughout trip
  • All city transfers
  • Arrival airport transfer (afternoon on first day, arrive by 4 pm)
  • Departure airport transfer (morning of last day)
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag and pillow)
  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 6 Dinners

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Food and alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Airport transfers outside of designated times
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Tips for Guides

Your Host

Haleigh

Hi! I’m Haleigh, an adventurer currently living in an RV in the PNW. Hiking, camping, mountain biking, and diving are among some of my favorite ways to get outside.

You may have seen some of my adventures on IG @_wherewewentnext, or maybe we have yet to connect. Regardless, I hope our paths cross and we get to adventure together soon!

Itinerary

Day 1

Wednesday, Aug 09, 2023

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Day 1

Welcome to Alaska! Settle in and get ready for an incredible week.

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Arrival Transfer

TrovaTrip will provide 1 transfer from ANC , between 2 PM and 4 PM

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Get to know your group better at the included welcome dinner.

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Hotel in Anchorage

Day 2

Thursday, Aug 10, 2023

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Day 2

Fuel up with some breakfast and prepare to leave the city behind for the wilds of Alaska, the final frontier. You'll be driving up to Talkeetna, gateway to the Denali Wilderness.

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Included breakfast

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Mahay's Wilderness Jet Boat Tour

After arriving in Talkeetna, we’ll cruise into Alaska’s untamed wilderness on a fully narrated river tour on the Susitna River in the shadows of Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America. The trip includes a short nature walk to a Dena’ina Indian encampment and authentic trapper’s cabin. Folklore, artifacts and panoramic views combine to make this unique 20-mile Alaska river adventure unforgettable.

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Included lunch

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X-Y Lake Hike

In the afternoon we'll head out on a guided 3.5-mile hike through lush old-growth forest around X Lake which is located just outside of Talkeetna. Keep your eyes open as we watch for otters, beavers, bears, foxes, moose, and more than 100 species of birds, including raptors and loons. Distance: 3 miles one-way / Elevation gain: 113 ft on the ascent / Duration: 2-3 hours / Difficulty: Easy

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Included dinner at camp

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Camping in Talkeetna

Day 3

Friday, Aug 11, 2023

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Day 3

With a full day to explore the area, we’ll start the day off with a guided 7 mile hike in Denali State Park. In the afternoon, we’ll have time to explore Talkeetna and it’s quirky shops and small village.

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Included breakfast at camp

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Hiking in Denali Wilderness

Hike through the boreal forests and into a subalpine mosaic of alder and tundra patches up to a high alpine lake with sweeping panoramic views. Keep your eyes open as we watch for moose and bears and if the weather cooperates, Alaska's highest peak Denali, The Great One. Curry Ridge Hike: Distance: 6.5 miles out-and-back / Elevation gain: 1,023 ft on the ascent / Duration: 5-7 hours / Difficulty: Moderate

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Included lunch

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Included dinner at camp

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Camping in Talkeetna

Day 4

Saturday, Aug 12, 2023

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Day 4

This morning we’ll head south to explore Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. The drive will take us past Anchorage and along the beautiful Turnagain Arm with the possibility to see Beluga whales. We’ll make a detour into the heart of Portage Valley for a guided easy hike to big views of Byron Glacier. After the hike, we’ll keep heading further south to the small seaside hamlet of Seward, set on an inlet on the Kenai Peninsula. Seward is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park, where glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield into coastal fjords whose main inhabitants are halibut, whales and puffins.

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Included breakfast at camp

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Byron Glacier Hike

Byron Glacier descends from the same ice field that feeds nearby Portage Glacier and Blackstone Glacier in Prince William Sound. The trail is a perfect example of how an ecosystem rebounds from the ice age, with large trees and forest giving way to alder thickets, which in turn morph into lichen-dotted rock only recently exposed by retreating ice. Distance: 3.2 miles out-and-back / Elevation gain: 787 ft on the ascent / Duration: 2-3 hours / Difficulty: Easy

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Included lunch

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Included dinner at camp

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Camping in Seward

Day 5

Sunday, Aug 13, 2023

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Day 5

Today, you'll visit Kenai Fjords National Park! Beginning at the Exit Glacier section near Seward, you will have the option to do a variety of hikes, all of which get you up close to a massive and ancient glacier.

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Included breakfast at camp

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Harding Ice Field Trek

If you're up for the challenge, follow your guide to a hike above the tree line to the top of Exit Glacier where it meets the Harding Icefield. The icefield stretches to the horizon and is one of the most awe-inspiring views you will ever experience. On your way back down the mountain, keep your eyes open for marmots, mountain goats, and of course, bears! Distance: 9.2 miles out-and-back / Elevation gain: 3,641 ft on the ascent / Duration: 6-8 hours / Difficulty: Strenuous/Hard

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Included lunch

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Included dinner at camp

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Camping in Seward

Day 6

Monday, Aug 14, 2023

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Day 6

On your final day in Seward, you will embark on an unforgettable wildlife and glacier viewing cruise.

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Included breakfast at camp

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Glacier and Wildlife Cruise

This cruise, narrated by a national park ranger, journeys through Resurrection Bay, out into the Gulf of Alaska, and then into one of the many nearby fjords. Along the way, you may spot whales, orcas, sea otters, and other marine life. Not to mention, the occasional bear lingering on a beach or mountain goat high in the surrounding cliffs. As you move through the fjords, you'll stop near one of the many glaciers and view the continual calving of ice. Sections of glaciers, often the size of a house, fall hundreds of feet, crashing into the ocean. The power and scale of glaciers in Alaska make for a tremendous sight!

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Included lunch

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Included dinner at camp

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Camping in Seward

Day 7

Tuesday, Aug 15, 2023

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Day 7

All good things must come to an end! You'll transfer to the airport and bid farewell for now. On the trip from Seward back to Anchorage, you can stretch your legs at the spectacular Alyeska Resort. Take a tranquil walk through the quiet old-growth spruce forests that surround the resort or grab some lunch at the hotel's restaurant.

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breakfast

Included breakfast at camp

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Airport Transfer

TrovaTrip will provide 1 transfer to ANC on the last day

Cancellation Policy

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60 days pre-trip Non-refundable Non-refundable

*If you cancel when your spot is confirmed and outside of 60 days until departure, you can receive a trip credit for your down payment minus the $100 cancellation fee.

For our full cancellation policy, see our Terms & Conditions.

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