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MS. GUIDED ADVENTURES: ALASKA KENAI FJORDS & PENINSULA 09/05/21-09/10/21

Whales, wildflowers and waterfalls: the wonders of the Kenai Peninsula in late summer. Adventurous adults will love this Kenai Fjords Tour! Join Ms. Guided Travel owner, Jessica Avery on this trek as we head "North to the Future" with Austin Adventures.

overview

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Pack your camera and sense of adventure for this once-in-a-lifetime, small group journey through the wild and rugged landscape of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. From roaring waterfalls and the crack! of calving glaciers to the eerie silence of Resurrection Bay and stillness of a night lit by the midnight sun, experience the grandeur of America’s final frontier with the leading providers of best-in-class travel. Hike to expansive viewpoints of sprawling ice fields, embark on a Kenai Fjords tour, bike along fern-laden roads, kayak the coves and shorelines of quiet bays and cruise beside tidal glaciers as our expert guides unveil the secrets behind Alaska’s majestic backdrop. All the while, relax in luxury accommodations, indulge in fresh seafood and regional cuisine and enjoy Austin Adventures’ signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service. This Alaska vacation package invites you to channel your inner-explorer and prepare to be humbled by nature’s awesome handiwork.

 

Experience the best of Alaska’s wilderness and wildlife on this six-day, all-inclusive adventure through the 650,000-acre Kenai Fjords National Park. Action-packed days filled with exploring by bike, foot, kayak and boat are complemented with relaxing evenings by the fire with a cozy cocktail before savoring fresh seafood and the region’s finest gourmet fare. Answer the call of the wild and sign up today for this custom trip of a lifetime!

  • Listen for the sharp crack! of a glacier calving into an ice-studded sea on a glacier and wildlife cruise

  • Search for wild sea life on a Kenai Fjords tour

  • Paddle the pristine waters of Resurrection Bay alongside seals, sea otters and puffins

  • Soak up a panoramic vista of Exit Glacier on a hike overlooking the Harding Icefield

  • Let the mist of a thundering waterfall cool your cheeks on a bike ride to the gold rush town of Hope

  • Hike through dense rain forest to the base of Byron Glacier and hunt for mysterious ice worms

  • Learn about the impact of global climate change on the local wildlife

  • Feast on fresh-off-the-boat wild salmon before unwinding in the comfort of Harbor 360 Hotel.

itinerary

DAY 1: Alaska Railroad / Seward / Resurrection BayEarly pick-up in Anchorage. Begin with a four-hour scenic train ride on the famous Alaska Railroad, heading south to historic Seward. Get outfitted in boots and kayak skirts for a paddle along the shoreline and protected coves of Resurrection Bay, searching for Dall’s Porpoises, Stellar sea lions and orca whales. Check into your hotel overlooking the harbor for the next 3 nights. Dinner is prepared at one of our favorite restaurants in town as we toast to a great trip to come!

Meals included: B, L, D  Overnight: Harbor 360 Hotel

DAY 2: Exit Glacier / Harding Icefield / Seward. This morning, pack your lunch and eat a hearty breakfast – we have a big day ahead of us! Take an easy hike along the Exit Glacier Overlook Trail or opt for a more challenging hike to view the 300-square-mile Harding Ice Field, the largest in North America (seven miles wide!). Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, where you’ll dine on local Alaskan cuisine.

Meals included: B, L, D  Overnight: Harbor 360 Hotel

DAY 3: Kenai Fjords National Park Wilderness Cruise / Seward. Today’s activity: exploration of Kenai Fjords National Park by boat! Board your private small ship, meet the captain and crew, and depart for the wilderness. Lunch is served on board. Check out tidal glaciers and abundant sea life from the ship’s deck as your naturalist guide shares their expertise on the region.  Upon arrival back onshore, take some time to relax back in Seward or check out the Sealife Center. Later, enjoy dinner on your own in Seward.

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Meals included: B, L     Overnight: Harbor 360 Hotel

DAY 4: Johnson Pass Trail / Hope / Girdwood. Morning bike ride beginning on the Johnson Pass bike trail. Pedal along Granite Creek, past wildflowers, waterfalls and alpine valleys to the old Gold Rush town of Hope (ride up to 25 miles). After lunch, we’ll transfer to our luxury accommodations at the Alyeska Prince Hotel. We’ll meet up for dinner tonight at one of Girdwood’s wonderful restaurants.

Meals included: B, L, D  Overnight: Alyeska Prince Hotel

DAY 5: Mount Alyeska / Byron Glacier. Depart from the resort for a trek on a series of switchbacks up the slopes of Mount Alyeska. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of glaciers and mountains surrounding the valley and eventually a tram ride back down to the base. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch hand-prepared by your guides. Take a short afternoon trek to a glacier that you can actually walk on! Enjoy a final delicious dinner with your guides tonight at a local spot in Girdwood.

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Meals included: B, L, D  Overnight: Alyeska Prince Hotel

DAY 6: Girdwood to Indian Creek / Anchorage. 

After a leisurely breakfast, you’ll depart for a short bike ride to Indian Creek.

Then it’s back to Anchorage to say our fond farewells. We hope you’ll join us again soon!

Meals included: B   No Overnight

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what's included

  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths.

  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners except one dinner on own your own refreshments and receptions .

  • Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.

  • Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment all safe and well maintained.

  • Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.

  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.

  • Pre-departure and packing information.

  • Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees