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Wild Alaska Escape

Book by Mar. 31, 2018 and receive complimentary round-trip airfare between Seattle and Alaska on May 19, 24, 29 2018 departures. Subject to availability; new bookings only.

Explore Alaska on an active, exciting expedition to see the region’s iconic wildlife and epic landscapes in the compact timeframe of one work week. Take long hikes on world-class trails through forests of towering trees, kayak long routes deep into glacially carved fjords, and raft to an ancient Alaska native village—all with our nimble expedition ship as your moving basecamp.

Highlights

  • Paddle on long, naturalist-guided kayaking journeys into Alaska’s dramatic bays
  • Choose to raft the Chilkat River with local guides and call at the ancient Chilkat Tlingit village of Klukwan
  • Explore Haines, the “adventure capital of Alaska,” via raft, bicycle, or hiking boot
  • Zip around incredible icebergs and view glaciers in Tracy or Endicott Arm

About Wild Alaska Escape

6 day / 5 night —
Juneau to Sitka, Alaska
From: $4,290

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Itinerary


Itinerary

Day 1: Sitka / Embark
Arrive in Sitka, Southeast Alaska’s only oceanfront town. Stretch your legs by walking the Totem Trail in Sitka National Historic Park or other local nature trails before stopping in at the Raptor Rehabilitation Center for an up close look at Alaska’s birds of prey. Embark National Geographic Sea Bird and gather for a welcome dinner this evening. (L, D)
Day 2: Exploring Baranof / Chichagof Islands
Immerse yourself in the wilds of Alaska as you kayak deep into one of Baranof or Chichagof Island’s countless, breathtaking bays. Hear bald eagles call from the tops of towering spruce and hemlock trees as you paddle through these mirror-calm waters. In the afternoon, hear the stories of this ancient rain forest on an adventurous hike with your naturalist guide. (B, L, D)
Day 3: Lynn Canal
At the northern limit of Alaska’s Inside Passage, the Lynn Canal offers ample opportunity for active exploration. Spend today hiking and kayaking in the shadows of snow-capped peaks where the mighty Chilkat River meets the sea. Tonight we’ll call into the small town of Haines for an Alaskan evening as the locals do. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Haines
Haines is known as the “adventure capital of Alaska” for a very good reason. Many, in fact. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can choose from one of many world class hikes. Or cycle along the edge of a glacial lake. Or you may also choose to raft down the Chilkat River, calling into the ancient Chilkat Tlingit village of Klukwan for a dance demonstration and cultural interpretation. The day is full of options. (B, L, D)
Day 5: Tracy Arm – Fords Terror Wilderness
Awake this morning in the stunningly beautiful Tracy or Endicott Arm, part of the Fords Terror Wilderness. Enter this glacially carved wilderness aboard our nimble ship, then set out to explore by expedition landing craft for a view of South Sawyer or Dawes Glaciers. If conditions permit, hop into one of our kayaks to paddle along fjord walls that soar straight from the sea, as you spot curious harbor seals trailing your wake. Cap off your adventurous voyage with Captain’s farewell dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Juneau
Disembark in downtown Juneau and transfer to the airport for flights home, or to an optional land extension. (B)

Wild Alaska Escape Itinerary Map

Dates & Rates


Dates & Rates

Dates123Solo 1Solo 2
May 19, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490
May 24, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490
May 29, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490
Jun 3, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490
Jun 28, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490
Jul 3, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490
Jul 8, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490
Jul 13, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490
Aug 7, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490
Aug 12, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490
Aug 17, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490
Aug 22, 2018$4,290$4,990$5,990$6,440$7,490

Listed prices is per person based on double occupancy.

Included

  • Accommodations aboard ship
  • Meals as indicated
  • Excursions
  • Services of Lindblad expedition leader, naturalist staff and expert guides
  • Use of kayaks; park and entrance fees
  • All port charges and service taxes

Not Included

  • Air transportation
  • Voyage DVD
  • Personal items such as alcoholic beverages, emails, etc.
  • Discretionary tips to Naturalist staff and crew

Extensions


Land Extensions

Denali National Park

Denali National ParkDiscover the wildness that lives at the heart of Alaska; add an inland exploration of Denali National Park to your coastal expedition.

With the idyllic North Face Lodge as your base camp, you’ll enjoy special access. North Face Lodge’s relationship with the Park ensures exclusive opportunities for you to explore Denali’s most pristine backcountry areas for prime hiking and wildlife viewing. Set deep in the heart of the Park, this unique wilderness retreat offers unparalleled views of Mt. McKinley, a wide range of outdoor activities and nightly presentations that emphasize Denali’s natural and cultural history, plus locally sourced cuisine. The small group size of 11 guests per naturalist enhances the intimacy of outings and opportunities for in-depth learning. Explore via private touring vehicles, or if you prefer a more personal exploration, you can hike a trail near the lodge, canoe on Wonder Lake, bike the trails or even spend an afternoon fishing. At the expedition’s end, you’ll return to Anchorage first class in lavishly appointed cars on the Alaska Railroad that feature original Alaska art and a private outdoor viewing deck.

Day 1 – Fairbanks, Alaska
Arrive in Fairbanks, transfer to your hotel and settle into your river view room at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. This evening meet your leader and traveling companions at a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 2 – Denali National Park / North Face Lodge
In the morning visit the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum featuring collections that represent over 11,000 years of cultural traditions in the North. In the late morning we depart on a wilderness drive to our temporary home located within the heart of the park, the North Face Lodge. We’ll travel in the lodge’s private bus, on the otherwise highly restricted Denali Park Road, in order to access prime wildlife viewing areas; a privilege extended to the owners of North Face Lodge and their guests. The seven-hour, 90-mile drive is rife with opportunities to look for Denali’s famed wildlife: grizzlies, caribou, moose, Dall sheep, wolves, eagles, Arctic terns and more. We’ll enjoy a hearty, picnic-style dinner, served at the midpoint of the drive alongside the East Fork River. Regular bathroom stops at National Park Service facilities provide additional chances to stretch your legs. (B,L,D)

Days 3-5 – Denali National Park / North Face Lodge
Immerse yourself in the remote wildness and North country charm of the North Face Lodge, and become one with nature. See Denali’s rich wildlife, flora and fauna firsthand and learn about its natural history during the daily activities of your choice – hiking, canoeing, fishing and biking. Hiking is among guests’ favorite activities, as the lodge offers exclusive opportunities to hike with trained naturalist guides in the protected wilderness backcountry of Denali National Park. Optional flightseeing offers breathtaking aerial views of Alaska and is available at an additional cost. Days wind down with nightly presentations by the fireplace that focus on various aspects of Denali’s natural and cultural history, including birds, mammals, wildflowers, tundra ecology, geology, mountaineering, land use and natural resource issues. Sleep in well-appointed, comfortable rooms and enjoy delicious meals featuring fresh baked goods and locally-grown produce throughout your stay. (B,L,D)

Day 6 – Denali National Park / Anchorage
This morning we depart the North Face Lodge and enjoy the scenic drive back out the park entrance. Continue to experience the grandeur of Alaska aboard the Alaska Railroad, enjoying the first class, GoldStar Service en route to Anchorage. Lavishly appointed cars feature custom-designed interiors highlighted with original Alaska art and a private outdoor viewing deck. Dinner will be served on board the train. Overnight at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 7 – Anchorage / Sitka or Juneau / Home
This morning fly to either Sitka or Juneau to begin your Alaska voyage. Or if your extension is taken after your voyage, transfer to the airport for connecting flights home. (B)

Depending on your departure date, you may be responsible for one night on your own before or after joining the Denali extension. Please call for details.

The Ships


The Ships

National Geographic Sea Bird

National Geographic Sea Bird / Sea Lion
The twin 62-guest expedition ship offer the perfect platform for exploring Alaska. With a shallow draft, they can go where larger ships cannot, nosing up to waterfalls in secluded coves and venturing into narrow channels where humpback whales and orcas come to feed. The ship can accommodate accommodates 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. The open bow and sundeck have ample space for all guests to stand together and share in the wildlife viewing experience.

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