Kenai Alpine Adventure
This 4-night pre-cruise escorted land tour through icefields and mountains in Kenai Fjords National Park acquaints you with a different side of Alaska and includes all modes of activity—hiking, river rafts, mountain bikes, trains, and dog sleds. Tour remote seaside and wilderness villages, towering mountains, rugged terrain carved by glacial creeks, and Alaska’s state sport—dog mushing.
Sunday: Anchorage/Girdwood (D)
Met at the airport by an UnCruise representative, you’re on your way along one of America’s most beautiful drives. Sea to mountain views stretch as far as the eye can see along Turnagain Arm and the Seward Highway. Check in to your hotel and unwind from a big day of travel. At tonight’s welcome dinner, your guide will map out the adventures to come over the next few days. Overnight at Harbor 360 (or similar).
Monday: Girdwood (BLD)
Glaciers, towering mountains, and a step back into the ice age. Put boots on the ground in Kenai Fjords National Park on a hike along the Exit Glacier/Harding Ice Field Trail. Paralleling Exit Glacier, the trail meanders through forest and along a river bar, complete with views of the glacier spilling down from the icefield. Signed points mark where the retreating glacier extended to in the past. Feeling ambitious? Continue on to the Harding Ice Field on a steep, 8.2-mile roundtrip power hike. This evening, trade adventure stories over dinner. Overnight at Harbor 360 (or similar).
Tuesday: Seward / Girdwood (BLD)
After an early breakfast, hit the road across the Seward Peninsula and stop at Alaska Railroad’s Glacier Discovery Train. Let your eyes and camera do the work in the Chugach Mountains while your legs get a rest on your way to Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. A guided float 7 miles down the Placer River begins in iceberg-laden Spencer Lake and cuts through mountain and glacial landscapes. Fuel up with lunch then plan for a moderate, 4.5-mile, guided hike on the Lower Winner Creek Trail—along the way, cross Glacier Creek by hand tram and feel the creek’s spray rushing through a narrow gorge. Overnight at Hotel Alyeska (or similar).
Wednesday: Girdwood (BLD)
Today is one for the books! Get a hands-on introduction to Alaska’s state sport—dog mushing. At the Girdwood Mushing Company kennels, meet Iditarod mushers and their sled dogs. Get to know the four-legged team members, including future Iditarod champion puppies. Then feel the power of these athletes on a dogsled ride along mountain trails. Over a picnic lunch, take in the view. It’s majestic. This afternoon, choose your mode of adventure—mountain biking or hiking on one of the area’s many trails. Overnight at Hotel Alyeska (or similar).
Thursday: Girdwood / Depart Anchorage (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight* to your ship to begin your UnCruise adventure.
Prices valid for 2019 departures: June 2 - September 15, 2019
- Meet & greet
- Airport/hotel/vessel transfers
- Baggage handling
- 4 nights lodging
- 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners
- Hotel taxes/fees
- Any combination of flights to/from home city/Anchorage/Juneau/Ketchikan/Petersburg/Sitka
- Personal expenses or gear (daypacks, rain gear, etc.)
- Optional activities
- Additional alcoholic beverages
- Personal expenses
NOTE: package maximum of 12 guests.
Deposit Payment: A minimum of 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
Final Payment: Due 60 days prior to stay / beginning of extension.
Cancellation Policy: After final payment, cancellations for any reason are subject to a penalty. Penalties vary depending on package. Cancellations at 30 days or less are nonrefundable.