Best of the West

I recently had the pleasure of doing the "Best of the West" through World Expeditions/ATW. I must commend to you the most excellent experience we had with our tour leader. He was exceptional in his attention to detail, his knowledge, his sense of humour and his thorough professionalism. Well done and thanks for a truely marvellous trip.

E.C | Australia

Alaska The Dramatic Northwest

Explore breathtaking landscapes and come face to face with the people and wildlife of Alaska on this unsurpassed journey. We will hike on glaciers, travel by boat through fjords and across the Prince William Sound, kayak around icebergs in Kenai Fjords and walk through spectacular national parks. We will encounter marine and mountain wildlife with likely sightings of sea lions, porpoises, whales, puffin, caribou, moose and bear and come to learn more about Alaska's indigenous people. In the company of our expert guide, day hikes are the best way to explore the stunning alpine meadows and glacial wonders of Denali and the Talkeetna Mountains where we can appreciate their characteristic sweeping tundra ridges and sharp granite peaks. This is the perfect non-camping itinerary for those looking for comfort in the natural wonderland of Alaska.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Anchorage
DAY 2 Drive to Kenai Fjords National Park
DAY 3 Kenai Fjords National Park
DAY 4 Valdez via Prince William Sound & Columbia Glacier
DAY 5 Kayaking and wildlife viewing in Shoup Bay
DAY 6 Drive and fly to Kennicott Glacier Lodge with the one of the best views in Alaska
DAY 7 Walk to copper mill and glacier walk
DAY 8 Fly and drive to Talkeetna Mountains
DAY 9 Drive to Denali National Park
DAY 10 In Denali National Park
DAY 11 Raft the beautiful Nenana River canyons
DAY 12 Train from McKinley to Anchorage, trip concludes

traveller reviews

MOST MEMORABLE PART: The trip out and back to Kennicott.

D. McMaster Victoria, Australia

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Trip Code: DNW
Trip Grading: Introductory
Duration:  12 days
Activities:  Multi Activity Day Walking Kayaking Rafting
Next Trip:  03 June 2017
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price: £4,290.00 GBP

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