Alaska Explorer

Immerse yourself in the wonders of Alaska, where every detail is carefully curated to ensure an unforgettable adventure
Explore Alaska with the Alaska Explorer tour, an ideal land tour from Fairbanks to Anchorage, featuring stops in Denali and Talkeetna. Begin in Fairbanks, where expert commentary and a visit to the University of Alaska provide insights into the state's unique history and wildlife. Enjoy an excursion on the Riverboat Discovery before a bus trip into Denali National Park. Board a glass-domed railcar on the Alaska Railroad from Denali to Talkeetna. With local guides, this fun and educational guided bus tour offers a delightful way to experience the best of Alaska
6 Days from $2699/person CAD
Off The Beaten Path
Rail & Train

Primary Location

Alaska, United States


2024 departures: May 26, June 2, June 30, July 14, July 28, August & August 25


  • 5 nights accommodation in moderate hotels
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 snack and 1 dinner
  • Ground transportation throughout the tour (size of vehicle depends on the group size)
  • Knowledgeable guide throughout
  • Dome-Car rail journey on the Alaska Railroad from Denali to Talkeetna
  • Sightseeing in Fairbanks
  • Museum of the North admission
  • Riverboat Sternwheeler cruise
  • Bus tour into Denali National Park (depending on weather and road conditions)
  • All taxes and fees
  • Luggage handling is included at hotels for a maximum of two pieces of luggage per person

Not Included:

  • Airfare unless specified in the tour itinerary
  • Meals are not included in order to allow for more flexibility
  • Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers
  • Everything that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • The tour will operate with a driver-guide in a deluxe Sprinter van if there are nine or fewer passengers on the tour
  • Triple and Quad occupancy have two double beds in the room
  • Gratuities to Tour Directors and Drivers are not included unless specified. Gratuity standards are $9 per person, per day for the tour director and $7 per person, per day for the driver

Optional Extras:

  • Elevate your tour experience by adding the following enhanced services:
  • Meet & Greet Services & Transfer
  • Pre-Paid Tips (All Services)
  • Cruise Ship Transfer
  • Denali Dinner Theater
  • Fairbanks Salmon Bake
  • Lunch on Rail
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and availability. Guests can purchase additional meals or tours with the Tour Director while on the tour
  • Pre and post accommodation



Arrive in Fairbanks, known as the Golden Heart City, and make your way to the overnight hotel. You have the option to arrange your transfer with the hotel courtesy shuttle or take advantage of the convenient meet-and-transfer service.

Accommodation at the Fairbanks Westmark Hotel, Fairbanks, or similar


Enjoy a complimentary breakfast before embarking on a captivating sightseeing tour that delves into the impact of the gold rush on Alaska's interior. Explore the University of Alaska, Fairbanks Museum to gain insights into the region's rich history. Following the tour, you'll have free time for shopping, strolls, or dining in the downtown area.

In the afternoon, set sail on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler, immersing yourself in the excitement of river travel reminiscent of the late 1800s. Transport yourself back to the era when traditional riverboats navigated the waterways of Alaska's interior.

As the day winds down, consider indulging in an optional and authentic salmon bake, a culinary experience that showcases the flavors of the region. Immerse yourself in the local culture and cuisine for a memorable evening in Fairbanks. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Fairbanks Westmark Hotel, Fairbanks, or similar


Start your day with a delicious breakfast, and then board the motorcoach for a scenic journey south to Denali National Park. Upon arrival, take advantage of the afternoon to explore this breathtaking and pristine area at your own pace. You have the option to participate in a complimentary park service activity or choose from a variety of optional tours.

Denali offers a range of activities to suit different preferences. You can opt for a mild or wild river rafting adventure, experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the region through a flightseeing tour, embark on a thrilling jet boat safari on the Nenana River, or visit an Iditarod champion's award-winning dog kennel for a unique and engaging experience.

The afternoon is yours to customize, ensuring you make the most of your time in the stunning surroundings of Denali National Park. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Grizzly Bear Resort, Denali National Park, or similar


Begin your day with a hearty breakfast, gearing up for an unforgettable adventure into Denali National Park. Embark on the Tundra Wilderness Tour, a five to six-hour journey that takes you deep into the heart of the park. This narrated tour provides valuable insights into the diverse wildlife, including bears, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep, as well as the rich flora and fauna of this spectacular region. Enjoy a snack on the bus while you keep your eyes peeled for the incredible wildlife that inhabits the area.

The tour includes an interpretive stop at the Adolf Murie cabin, offering a fascinating glimpse into the history and science of Denali's vast landscape. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and wildlife of the park, and with luck, witness some of the incredible animals that call this wilderness home.

Please note that for tours in early May and September, the itinerary may be adjusted due to road conditions, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all travelers. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Grizzly Bear Resort, Denali National Park, or similar


Indulge in a delicious breakfast to fuel your day. Subsequently, enjoy a transfer to the Denali Rail Depot, where you will board a deluxe dome railcar for a scenic journey southward to the charming climbing town of Talkeetna. Keep your eyes peeled for a potential glimpse of Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) or black bears along the picturesque banks of the Susitna River.

Upon arriving in Talkeetna, transition to a deluxe motorcoach for a scenic transfer further south to Anchorage. Take in the breathtaking landscapes as you travel through the Alaskan wilderness.

Cap off your Alaskan adventure with a closing night dinner, where you can share stories and memories with your fellow travelers. Relive the highlights of your journey and savor the camaraderie that comes from exploring the wonders of Alaska together. Meals: B, D

Accommodation at the Anchorage Hilton, Anchorage, or similar


Savor a final breakfast as your Alaskan adventure concludes. Bid farewell to the stunning landscapes and warm hospitality as you prepare for your departure. Take advantage of the hotel courtesy shuttle for a seamless transfer to the airport, ensuring a convenient and stress-free end to your journey.

Alternatively, if you prefer additional assistance, consider purchasing transfer services to ensure comfortable and reliable transport to the airport. Reflect on the memories created during your Alaskan expedition as you embark on your journey home. Meals: B

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