Meals on Denali and Kenai Fjords Tour Package

Q: Are there any meals included in the Denali Park and Kenai Fjords Combo tour?

A: Generally speaking, most of the land packages on our website are self-guided and do not include meals, however two activities on the Denali Park and Kenai Fjords vacation package include a meal. The Kantishna Wilderness trails tour and the Kenai Fjords day cruise include meals.

Aurora Borealis Alaska

Q: When is the best time to see the aurora borealis?

A: The best time to view the aurora borealis (also known as the northern lights) is during the winter months in Fairbanks, Alaska. However, if you want to see the wildlife in Denali National Park and the glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park in addition to the aurora borealis then I would recommend visiting Alaska in early to mid-September. We offer a tour to the Arctic Circle from Fairbanks that would offer you the best opportunity to see the northern lights.

Budget Alaska Travel

Q: When is the least expensive time to take a land tour?

A: The Alaska summer travel season begins mid May and ends mid September. Travel in Alaska is always less expensive in May and September. Prices for hotels tend to go up starting June 1 and peak prices continue through August 31. Keep in mind that the travel season ends around September 15th and all services and activities may not be available leading up to the close of the season.

Cruise Ship Connections

Q: Do you pick up from the ports if I am also doing a cruise in addition to your land tour?

A: We customize land packages and are able to coordinate with a cruise ship arrival or departure from here in South central Alaska. We offer port departures in both Seward and Whittier.

Alaska Travel Packages Start Dates

Q: How do I know what dates the tours you offer depart? Is there a way of finding out this information without requesting a quote?

A: You can select the start date for the package you are interested in, and any of our packages can be modified to suit your needs. There is not a specific date you start the package on, it’s up to you. The vacation packages are customizable land packages that operate from mid May through mid September.

We do also offer fully escorted tours which do have specific start dates that can be found on our website.

Alaska Railroad Pricing

Q: Regarding prices from Anchorage to Denali by train, is this a one way fare or round trip?

A: The pricing listed on our website for rail travel is one way per person. Our vacation package prices are per person based on double occupancy (two people in a hotel room).

Alaska Travel Reservations

Q: How far in advance should I book my trip to Alaska?

A: We recommend confirming your reservation prior to the New Year for the best availability. The peak of our reservation season is January and February. Reservations continue through the travel season however, the earlier you book the better chance of getting the hotels and tours that you want, particularly in Denali.

When to Visit Alaska

Q: What are the pros and cons for visiting in either May or mid August/September?

A: Deciding when to visit Alaska is challenging as each season offers something a little different and weather is difficult to predict. Read our blog on the “best months to visit Alaska” to find the pros and cons of each month.

Denali Day Tour

Q: Can a day tour be done from Anchorage to Denali and back to Anchorage?

A: Unfortunately that is not really a possibility because Denali is 237 miles from Anchorage. Drive time is about five hours and it takes eight hours to get from Anchorage to Denali by rail. If you would like to visit Denali, I would suggest staying at least one night. Most tour packages to Denali include two nights so that you can enjoy a full day tour into Denali National Park.

Seward Rail

Q: What time does the train from Seward arrive in Anchorage? Can we make a 12:30am flight out of Anchorage?

A: The Seward train arrives at the Anchorage Depot around 10:15pm. If you are booked on a 12:30am flight, you will have enough time to make it to the airport but it is certainly going to be a tight connection. There will be taxis at the depot waiting to transport passengers to their final destination. It takes about 15-20 minutes to get to the Anchorage airport. If you are not comfortable with that connection I would recommend taking the Park Connection Motorcoach from Seward. This bus arrives in Anchorage about 9:30pm and would drop you off directly at the airport.

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