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Denali Backcountry Safari

"I could not have asked for a better experience. The meals were excellent, the cabins a treat, and the evening programs interesting and informative! Thank you for a wonderful experience in a perfect setting." - Wanda H.


This five-day, four-night package offers an unprecedented opportunity for amazing wildlife observation, stunning mountain scenery, guided hikes, trail rides on horseback, bush plane flights, and spirited exploration of the upland tundra. This trip combines a wildlife search along the entire length of the restricted-access Denali Park road in a private van, an overnight at Denali Backcountry Lodge deep within the park, and two nights at the authentic fly-in-only Denali Wilderness Lodge nestled in a remote valley of the Alaska Range (flights included!).

Travel in small group style with 8 - 10 guests maximum. This trip is ideally suited for independent travelers seeking a distinctive and memorable experience in Denali National Park and the surrounding areas not accessible to most travelers.

Itinerary
DAY 1: At 6:00 p.m., meet your Trip Leader at Denali Cabins for an orientation dinner. Overnight at Denali Cabins (included).
DAY 2:  Enjoy a six hour Denali Backcountry wildlife drive to the very end of the restricted 95-mile Denali Park Road, searching for moose, caribou, grizzly bears, and Dall sheep. Explore the Kantishna area, enjoy a delicious and hearty dinner, and overnight at Denali Backcountry Lodge.
DAY 3: Depart Kantishna for a morning wildlife drive back to the park entrance. In the afternoon, board a modern Alaska bush plane for a spectacular 30-minute flight to Denali Wilderness Lodge, your base for the next two nights.
DAY 4: Enjoy a full day immersed in authentic Alaska wilderness at this remote lodge. Trail ride on horses with experienced wranglers (included), take guided hikes and nature walks, and relax in the classic hand-hewn log lodge.
DAY 5: Morning at the lodge, then fly back to Denali Park entrance for a transfer to the Depot for your next travel connection or to your Denali area accommodations. Please note: we recommend scheduling connections in the afternoon to allow for unforeseen flight delays due to weather.

Denali Backcountry Safari Highlights

  • Combine stays at Denali Backcountry Lodge and fly-in-only Denali Wilderness Lodge
  • Explore the entire Denali Park Road in a private van
  • Limited to 8-10 guests per departure
  • Active adventures by day, comfortable authentic wilderness lodges at night (private bathrooms each night!)
  • Perfect add-on to Inside Passage cruise or fishing trip.
2002 Dates and Rates
June 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30
July 3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
August 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29
Sept. 1, 4, 5, 8
(Note: above departures are on Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday)
US currency $2095 plus tax / per person based on double occupancy
Early and Late Season discounts: Save $100 per person on June 5, 6 and Sept. 1, 4, 5, and 8 departures
Triple and Quad (when available) deduct $50 per person Single add 50% to cost of double
Add an extra night at Denali Wilderness Lodge for $340 per person

What's Included?

First night lodging at Denali Cabins, three nights at remote Lodges as noted, all meals starting with dinner on DAY 1 through breakfast on DAY 5, all guided activities, one 2 ½ hour horseback trail ride per person, all bush flights as noted, private baths, and Park entrance fees. Transportation to and from Denali Park Depot, borough tax, beer and wine, and gratuities to staff are not included.

Trip Planning Information

This trip includes remote wilderness locations and, occasionally, travelers may experience weather-related travel delays. Please schedule some flexible options for the night after your trip if possible.
Note: Due to airplane constraints, luggage at Denali Wilderness Lodge is limited to 35 lbs. Per person. Complimentary storage facilities for extra luggage are available at our Denali office.

Deposits and Payments

Due to the small group size, trips may fill quickly. For payments, we accept checks, MasterCard, and Visa. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance.

Payment schedule: Amount due:
More than 120 days prior to trip date $500 per person
At 120 days 50% of total
At 60 days Final payment due.
Within 60 days of trip date 100% of total

Changes & Cancellations

Written cancellation must be received in our sales office in order for cancellation to be valid. Non-appearance for program will result in no refund.

If cancellation occurs: Minimum per person fee is:
More than 120 days prior to trip date $100
At 120 to 91 days $200
90 to 61 days 50% of total
Within 60 days of trip date 100% of total

To confirm your space, send deposits as follows: Within 10 days of booking and up to 120 days prior to trip departure date, send a deposit of $500 per person. For those paying the $500 deposit, the balance up to a 50% deposit is due 120 days prior to trip departure date. For trips booked within 120 days of departure, a deposit of 50% of the total trip cost per person is due within 10 days. Final payment for all trips is required 60 days prior to trip departure date. Reservations made within 60 days of trip departure date must be accompanied by full payment immediately. Late payment may result in releasing your reservation, and re-booking will then be subject to availability. Cancellation fees will apply. We recommend that you purchase travel insurance.

Changes and Cancellations

Written cancellation must be received in our sales office in order for cancellation to be valid. Non-appearance for program will result in no refund. We recommend the purchase of travel insurance.

  • If the cancellation occurs more than 120 days prior to trip departure date, the minimum per person fee is $100
  • If the cancellation occurs 120 to 91 days prior to trip departure date, the minimum per person fee is $200
  • If the cancellation occurs 90 to 61 days prior to trip departure date, the minimum per person fee is 50% of total
  • If the cancellation occurs within 60 days prior to trip departure date, the minimum per person fee is 100% of total
Note: this trip includes remote wilderness locations that, on occasion, can experience delays due to weather. Please schedule some flexible options on the night after your trip if possible.
 

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