Your journey begins with a scenic train ride aboard the famous Alaska Railroad. Kayak the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay alongside seals, sea otters, and puffins. Soak up a panoramic vista of Exit Glacier on a hike overlooking the Harding Icefield. Get closer to tidal glaciers and abundant sea life while navigating the Kenai Fjords by private ship. Let the mist of a thundering waterfall cool your cheeks on a bike ride to the gold rush town of Hope.
|Type||Road bike, hybrid bike|
|Daily distance||7 – 25 mi biking|
2 to 8 miles hiking
|Group size||6 min. 18 max.|
|Month||June, July, August, September|
|States or country||Alaska|
|Airport start||Ted Stevens Anchorage Int. Airport (ANC)|
|Airport finish||Ted Stevens Anchorage Int. Airport (ANC)|
*Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability *
Early pick-up in Anchorage. Begin with a four-hour scenic train ride on the famous Alaska Railroad, heading south to historic Seward. Get outfitted in boots and kayak skirts for a paddle along the shoreline and protected coves of Resurrection Bay, searching for Dall’s Porpoises, Stellar sea lions and orca whales. Check into your hotel overlooking the harbor for the next 3 nights. Dinner is prepared at one of our favorite restaurants in town as we toast to a great trip to come!
Meals Included all Overnight Harbor 360 Hotel
After a hearty breakfast for the big day ahead, we’ll make our way to the Harding Icefield where we’ll hike along the Exit Glacier Overlook Trail. It’s a well maintained, moderately strenuous trail providing expansive views of Exit Glacier in its own glacially carved valley. From there, you can opt for a more challenging hike to view the 700-square-mile Harding Icefield. The trail meanders through alder and cottonwood forest and heather-filled meadows, rising through the forest and ultimately ending up well above the tree line to an awe-inspiring vantage point of the icefield. The peak of the trail is a peephole to ice ages past – a horizon of snow and ice stretches as far as the eye can see, broken only by an occasional lonely peak, known as a nunatak. We’ll head back to Seward after our day’s hike and enjoy some time to relax, followed by a dining on local Alaskan cuisine.
Meals Included all Overnight: Harbor 360 Hotel
Hiking up to 8 miles / 13 km
Today we’ll get to explore Kenai Fjords National Park by kayak and by boat! This morning you’ll get fitted in boots and kayak skirts before heading out on a paddle along the shoreline and protected coves of Resurrection Bay, searching for Dall’s Porpoises, Stellar sea lions and orca whales! Afterwards we’ll board a small ship, meeting the captain and crew, and depart for the wilderness of Kenai Fjords National Park. The park is inhabited by a variety of terrestrial and marine mammals, including brown and black bears, moose, sea otters, harbor seals, humpback and killer whales. Checking out tidal glaciers and abundant sea life from the ship’s deck, our naturalist guide will share their expertise on the region as we explore coastal rainforests, tidewater glaciers and remote Alaskan islands. Lunch will be provided on board and upon arrival back on shore in the afternoon, we’ll have time to relax before joining the group for dinner.
Harbor 360 Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Kayaking: 2-3 hours Cruise: 6 hours
Morning bike ride beginning on the Johnson Pass bike trail. Pedal along Granite Creek, past wildflowers, waterfalls and alpine valleys to the old Gold Rush town of Hope (ride up to 25 miles). After lunch, we’ll transfer to our luxury accommodations at the Alyeska Prince Hotel. Enjoy a night on your own this evening for dinner. Your guides will give you restaurant options to choose from in the area and will provide ideas on things to do on your own time. Alternatively, feel free to just relax tonight after a wonderful activity-filled day!
Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch Lodging: Lakefront Anchorage
Biking up to 25 miles / 40.2 km
This morning, set off to witness the incredible Byron Glacier on an easy hike where you’ll see the glacier up close. Then you’ll trade your boots for your bike and ride the Trail of Blue Ice. After stopping for a gourmet picnic lunch, you’ll head to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to explore the 200+ acres of habitats including bison, moose, bears, and wolves. Tonight, you’ll gather for one last dinner with your travel companions, recounting the amazing adventures you had in the land of the midnight sun.
Lakefront Anchorage (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hiking: 2 miles (3 kilometers) Biking: 7 miles
After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll enjoy a short bike ride to soak up one last Alaska morning before heading to Anchorage for flights home.
No Accommodation (Breakfast)
Biking: 10 miles (22 kilometers)
* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.
Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment included, all safe and well maintained
The Harbor 360 Hotel
Harbor 360 Hotel is the premier waterfront hotel in the scenic harbor town of Seward, Alaska. Located directly on the Seward Small Boat Harbor, Harbor 360 Hotel offers guests stunning 360-degree views of Resurrection Bay and the surrounding Kenai Mountains. The spacious, comfortable guest rooms feature two queen beds or one king bed and harborside or mountainside views. Harbor 360 Hotel is open year-round and is within close walking distance of Seward’s finest restaurants, shops, and the Alaska Railroad Depot. Enjoy views of the harbor while soaking in the hot tub or swimming in Seward’s only hotel pool. Start your day of Alaska adventures off right with a complimentary breakfast, featuring a variety of hot and cold items. Harbor 360 Hotel is the ideal “home base” for exploring the wilds of Alaska, both by land and by sea.
Set on the shore of Lake Spenard next to Lake Hood, The Lakefront Anchorage is the only hotel in Anchorage that is located on a lake. Our scenic hotel near Lake Hood and Anchorage Airport has daily flightseeing and fishing pickups from its own dock, from which you can also gaze at floatplanes with the majestic Chugach Mountains behind. Getting here is a breeze: the hotel is conveniently located near Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, with downtown Anchorage just four miles away.
Tour price 2023: $ 4999.- pp single fee from $ 1049.-
Note: Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to your trip departure; day one of your itinerary starts at 6:00 a.m.
Tour dates 2023:
30 July – 4 Aug. fully booked
6 Aug. – 11 Aug. fully booked
13 Aug. – 18 Aug. fully booked
20 Aug. – 25 Aug. fully booked
August 27 – 1 Sept. almost full
September 3 – 8 fully booked
Tour dates 2024:
09 June – 14 June
07 July – 12 July
25 Aug. – 30 Aug.
01 Sep.- 06 Sep.
Pre-departure Information After receiving your reservation and deposit, we’ll send you a pre-trip planner with general information about the area you’ll be visiting, a packing list, exercise guidelines, a guest information questionnaire and a liability release agreement for you to sign and return within 10 days.
Deposit 25% A deposit fee of $500.00 p.p. is non-refundable
The deposit payment for a tour must be paid within two weeks after the booking is confirmed.
The remaining payment is due 90 days before the start of the tour.
For tours that are booked within 90 days before the start of the tour you will pay 100% of the tour price
Hiking: 3 to 8 miles per hike, easy to challenging terrain
Biking: 6 to 25 miles per ride, easy to moderate terrain
Kayaking: Protected coves and inlets, no experience necessary
Boating: Interpretive small ship wildlife cruise with captain and crew
Discovery: Alaska is a land of diversity…known for its rich history, geographic wonders, incredible wildlife and challenges and opportunities of today… (and that as they say is just the “Tip of the Iceberg”). Learn about the wildlife recovery efforts put forth after the largest oil spill in this country’s history at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Understand how glaciers formed Alaska’s unique topography and the “story” behind the scenes regarding the effects of global warming. As you pedal into the town of Hope, try to guess how this tiny mining community came to receive its name (it’s probably not what you think!) Visit the bustling seaport of Seward and witness fisherman (both sport and commercial) as they come ashore with the day’s catch. With any luck you will see for yourself the difference between a Black and a Grizzly Bear. Is a Killer Whale really a killer? That is just the beginning, there is so much more to this place they call the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Alaska is a land of diversity…known for its rich history, geographic wonders, incredible wildlife and challenges and opportunities of today… (and that as they say is just the “Tip of the Iceberg”). Learn about the wildlife recovery efforts put forth after the largest oil spill in this country’s history at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Understand how glaciers formed Alaska’s unique topography and the “story” behind the scenes regarding the effects of global warming. As you pedal into the town of Hope, try to guess how this tiny mining community came to receive its name (it’s probably not what you think!) Visit the bustling seaport of Seward and witness fisherman (both sport and commercial) as they come ashore with the day’s catch.
With any luck you will see for yourself the difference between a Black and a Grizzly Bear. Is a Killer Whale really a killer? That is just the beginning, there is so much more to this place they call the Land of the Midnight Sun.
The guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts. They will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions, and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, your guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you.
The hallmark of our tour operators vacation is there exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions except one dinner on your own are included as indicated by the itinerary. Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.