Kantishna Select Wilderness & Wildlife


Days 1-8Cruise

Begin your Alaska adventure aboard Radiance of the Seas, enjoying a spectacular sail from Vancouver to Seward on your 7-Night Northbound Alaska and Hubbard Glacier cruise.

Day 8FridaySeward

Upon arrival in Seward, your Adventure Specialist will greet you at the pier. Begin your day with a moderate hike to the base of the most accessible glacier in Resurrection Bay — Exit Glacier. The remainder of your day is free for optional activities such as a visit to the Alaska Sealife Center or a cruise out to Kenai Fjords National Park. Overnight in Seward.

Day 9SaturdayTalkeetna

Head north from Seward towards the Alaskan interior where a unique adventure awaits amid the breathtaking scenery of Eklutna Lake. Don a helmet and set out on bike ride around the lake, following your guide or pedaling at your own pace. Then trade your bike for a kayak and paddle your way back through turquoise waters, enjoying a picnic lunch along the way. After your bike and kayak adventure, arrive at the authentic Alaskan town of Talkeetna. The evening is yours to relax in the comforts of the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.

Day 10SaturdayKantishna

After breakfast, travel by motorcoach to Denali National Park. Upon arrival, board a bus and venture deep into the heart of Denali on a 92 mile journey to the remote former mining camp of Kantishna. Pass through dramatic Alaskan territory that few visitors to Denali ever get to see. Your naturalist-trained driver will tell you about the flora and fauna of Denali National Park while you keep a sharp eye out for moose, bears, sheep and a possible glimpse of the tallest mountain in North America — Mount Denali. Overnight in a Kantishna lodge. Lunch and dinner included.

Day 11MondayKantishna

Enjoy a full day in Kantishna, at your leisure to seek out activities such as hiking, mountain biking or fishing. Or just relax and admire the serene setting with family and friends. Enjoy another night at a Kantishna lodge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12TuesdayFairbanks

Leaving Kantishna behind and heading out of Denali National Park offers another opportunity to observe the wildlife in this beautiful Alaskan forest. Back at the park entrance, you’ll have time to explore the National Park Visitors Center before boarding a Wilderness Express® glass dome railcar to Fairbanks. Overnight in a comfortable Fairbanks hotel.

Day 13WednesdayFairbanks

After an incredible experience in “The Last Frontier,” your Adventure Specialist will see that you are transferred to the Fairbanks airport for your flight home.

Note: All Canadian Rockies itineraries are independent travel itineraries and do not include an escort. Independent travel offers all the features of a structured group vacation plus the advantages only true independence can offer. All tours and activities described are included in your Cruisetour vacation. Upgrades for travel on VIA Rail are available for an additional fee. Contact your travel agent for details.