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Visit Denali National Park from Anchorage

This base package is a great way to build your self-guided Alaskan dream vacation!

Price Per Person
(based on double occupancy)
3 Days, 2 Nights
May - September

Visit Denali National Park from Anchorage

Description, Itinerary, Tour Map, Details, Cancellation Policy, Travel Insurance

Day One - Train to Denali, Overnight Denali

Day Two - Breakfast, Denali National Park Bus Tour, Lunch, Overnight Denali

Day Three - Breakfast, Train to Anchorage

Day One

Travel from Anchorage to Denali aboard the Alaska Railroad's adventure class cars! Ride the Denali Star Rail passing by unique towns like Wasilla, Talkeetna, and the once-stopover rail town of Curry where weary travelers came to rest on the trip from Anchorage to Fairbanks. Enjoy the dramatic views of Denali on a clear day from Hurricane Gulch - keep your camera out because if Denali is visible along the route, it is a beautiful sight to see! Your overnight stay at the Grande Denali Lodge perched on Sugarloaf Mountain provides beautiful views of the canyon below. Your room is a non-view Standard with two beds and a private bath.

Day Two

Today is your full-day adventure into Denali National Park. Traveling 92 miles into the park to the historic Kantishna Gold Mining area at the end of the road! This 13 to 14-hour Wilderness Experience offers a wonderful diversity for visitors. Incredible scenery, a narrated history of the park road and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife inhabitants await you on this tour. Your guide will narrate for you along a spectacular road corridor, promising different experiences every day, as Denali’s wildlife moves at its own pace and according to the seasons. A full view of Mt. McKinley is a rare treat in Denali National Park and Preserve. Your tour will continue beyond the Eielson Visitors Center and Wonder Lake to the historic gold mine region of Kantishna. There you will enjoy some leisure time off of the bus for a lodge deli lunch and a stroll around the area. You can even try your luck at some authentic gold panning!  Consider adding a scenic flight back to the park entrance in an Alaska bush plane. This scenic flight will cut your day tour timing significantly and also allow you to enjoy the views from the air of Denali and the Alaska Range!

Day Three

This morning take the hotel shuttle to the Denali Rail Depot for check in aboard Adventure Class on the Denali Star Rail. Consider upgrading to Gold Star Service for your return trip back into Anchorage! Gold Star Service includes lunch and dinner in the Gold Star dining car, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, treeline viewing in glass dome-topped cars, dining car priority seating, as well as an open-air, top-level viewing platform for epic photos along your journey! 

Upgrades Available:

*Canyon View Room at the Grande Denali Lodge

*GoldStar Service aboard the Alaska Railroad -glass dome car seating, meals in the GoldStar dining, and open air viewing platform 

*ADD a Scenic Flight Tour back to the Park Entrance from the Lodge following lunch - 35 minutes or 55 minutes

*Pre- or Post- night accommodations in Anchorage

*Early Morning Shuttle service to Anchorage Rail Depot on Day 1

*Shuttle service from Anchorage Rail Depot on Day 3

Multi-Day Itinerary Cancellation Policy:

A 50% deposit is required to start the booking process.
Remainder is due 60 days prior to travel.
Cancellations must be made in writing (email, fax, or mail).
Processing fee of $100 per guest applies for cancellations more than 60 days before travel, or 50% of total if received less than 60 days from travel.
No refund applies if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to travel.

Day Tour Cancellation Policy:
For cancellations outside of 14 days before the first day of your tour, a 10% fee will be withheld.
For cancellations inside of 14 days, no refund applies.

Salmon Berry Tours recommends travel insurance provided by TravelSafe Insurance. Salmon Berry Tours is not affiliated with TravelSafe Insurance, nor do we offer any special discounts with them. Our recommendation is based on positive guest feedback. In particular, the experience of one Salmon Berry Tours guest is instructive:

Our guest had booked the vacation of a lifetime and the ultimate Alaska package. She had to cancel the trip a week before it began due to unfortunate circumstances.

She later told us that within ten minutes of phone time her claim was processed in full. She was very pleased with TravelSafe Insurance's immediate and empathetic response. Getting a refund for her trip was the last thing she wanted to think about, and TravelSafe Insurance took care of her needs and concerns immediately. 

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