Alaska's Beautiful Wilderness


Talkeetna & Denali Back Country Explorer



On this four day journey of discovery, you'll see stunning views of Mt McKinney in Talkeetna, search for bears, moose, caribou and other wildlife, and feel at one with nature as you are immersed in spectacular landscapes on this independent tour.


  • Goldstar travel on the Denali Star
  • Flightseeing over the Denali National Park
4 Days
From £1515 Per Person

Talkeetna & Denali Back Country Explorer
From £1515 Per Person

Your Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4

Day 1 : Anchorage - Talkeetna

Depart early on the Denali Star Train by Goldstar Railcar to Talkeetna, best known as base camp for climbers attempting Mount McKinley and for the stunning views of this famous mountain. Take a stroll down the main street for river views, local brews and great eats.

Day 2 : Talkeetna - Denali National Park Entrance (Rail)

This morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar to Denali National Park. The afternoon is open for optional activities such as white water rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the park, land on a glacier, or hiking.

Day 3 : Denali National Park Backcountry Adventure

During your journey to Denali Backcountry Lodge, your experienced driver-guide will help in the search for bear, moose, caribou, Dall sheep and other wildlife. There are numerous stops for wildlife viewing, photography and to stretch your legs and enjoy complimentary snacks. Lunch is included at the Denali Backcountry Lodge where you can take a nature walk or try panning for gold. You will return to the park entrance via a flightseeing tour in a small bush plane.

Day 4 : Denali – Anchorage or Whittier or Seward Cruise Terminal

Early this morning depart Denali aboard a coach and travel on the Parks Highway through Alaska’s spectacular scenery and historic towns. After a stop in Anchorage continue on to Seward or Whittier along scenic Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm. Arrive Whittier at 4:45pm or Seward cruise dock at 5:45pm.

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