Wildlife and hiking in one of the world's greatest wilderness areas
This is the ultimate Alaskan adventure with float plane flights, bear viewing, wildlife cruises and wilderness walks included. The region contains glaciers, forests, lakes and rushing rivers combining to offer some of the best walking on the continent. The wildlife is legendary, thriving both in the sea and on land.
We visit the vast expanse of peaks and glaciers in the Wrangell-St Elias Mountains and Denali National Park, where we hike near the highest peak in North America, Mt McKinley (6194m). We have excellent opportunities to see marine life at Prince William Sound and amongst the fjords of Kenai National Park, whilst we also take a small float plane flight deep into the wilderness to see Black and hopefully, Grizzly bears.
What makes this trip responsible?
When hiking we stick to marked trails wherever possible to reduce our impact on the local environment, and we camp in the designated grounds. At campgrounds (and throughout the trip) we employ a ‘leave no trace’ policy in regard to litter - everything taken into the park is taken out to preserve the local environment. We recycle wherever possible on the trip and all leaders are trained in responsible tourism to enable them to follow best practice and enforce our ‘leave no trace’ policy. Local shuttle services are used for transportation within the parks.
Caribou and Mount McKinley