Salmon Berry Tours can reveal the magic of both the Iditarod and Denali National Park in one great, bucket-list trip to Alaska.READ MORE
Price Per Person$1919
Group Sizemaximum 12
DatesMarch 5 - March 8, 2019
Ride the winter aurora train from Anchorage to Denali National Park on this winter getaway! This all-inclusive winter vacation includes your meals in Denali, overnight accommodations at Tonglen Lake Lodge B&B as well as expert local guiding services.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Travel aboard the iconic Alaska Railroad northbound taking in the snow-covered landscapes along this historic rail route. The 233 mile journey is aboard the winter aurora train. Enjoy the serene quiet of Denali National Park in the winter. Once in Denali, we will meet our local guides, and enjoy a welcome dinner and presentation on Living in the Subarctic at our overnight accommodations at Tonglen Lake Lodge Overnight Denali. D
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Today is all about Denali National Park in the winter! Take a walk through the Murie Science & Learning Center, the Denali National Park Visitors Center where we will have a deli style lunch as we talk about various exhibits on display. There is an afternoon guided snowshoe walk at Mount Vista inside Denali Park along the Denali Park Road where if weather permits we can see the Great One, Mount Denali. Warm up with lively tales of the trail and visit a local kennel before dinner this evening at 229 Parks Restaurant & Tavern. An evening presentation on wildlife in Denali follows dinner tonight then this evening if weather conditions look promising, this evening is a New Moon so dark skies make for beautiful star gazing and potential for great aurora viewing! Overnight Denali. B, L, D
Thursday, March 7, 2019
Sleep in today! Relax this the morning at your leisure at the lodge. This afternoon, celebrate winter with the locals! In the bustling summer months, the trails and park road are busy with locals and travelers alike but in the winter - keep your eyes open for moose and caribou that will browse the shrubbery along the roadside taking the snowlpacked trails or paths instead of the deep deep snow of the backcountry. Also look for foxes, wolves and coyotes who are busy looking for food sources like spruce grouse, hares, ptarmigan and mice. Today you also get a chance to visit the National Park Service Headquarters to learn about the canine rangers - the only dog team in the US National Park Service! If these canine rangers are not patrolling the park, we have a chance to visit the dogs who travel between the park entrance and Wonder Lake at the end of the Denali Park Road. Go out to look at the snow sculptures created around town, take an easy hike with your guide along area park entrance trails and join a local family for an evening presentation this evening. Overnight Denali. B, L, D
Friday, March 8, 2019
Drive south to Anchorage today for your departure flight home. Please schedule your flights for 3pm or later... Farewell from Alaska! We hope you enjoyed your visit with us! B
2019 Tour Package Pricing
$1,919 per person based on double occupancy
Want to know more about what to expect? Check out our guide blog...Hidden Gems: Guide Marisa on Discovering Denali National Park in Winter
Staying longer in Alaska? Take a look at our Iditarod Aurora in Denali travel package or add nights at the end of your Denali Adventures to explore glaciers and wildlife from Anchorage! Ask us to create a travel itinerary just right for you!
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.
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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 with 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.