Alaska Wildlife & Wilderness

An active adventure exploring

At A Glance

11 nights participatory camping, 1 night in multi-share cabins, 1 night hotel

2 daywalks, and up to 8 shorter walks

Group normally 1 to 13, plus leader. Min age 18 yrs

Travel by boat, mini van and sea plane

11 Breakfasts, 13 lunches and 9 dinners included

Diverse and inspiring

Enjoy the ultimate Alaskan active adventure complete with float plane flights, bear viewing, wildlife cruises and wilderness walks. Alaska is a land of endless forests, colossal glaciers and thundering rivers which combine to offer some of the most rewarding walks on the continent. See the highest peak in North America, Mt McKinley, as gentle walks offer views of peaks and glaciers that form the Wrangell St Elias Mountains. We also fly deep into the wilderness to look for Black and Grizzly bears.

What’s Included

All accommodation

All meals whilst camping (excluding 2 dinners)

Transportation including 1 float trip and 1 cruise

All camping equipment (excluding sleeping bags)

What’s Not Included

Flights

Travel insurance

Single accommodation (available on request)

Visas or vaccinations

Airport transfers

Optional activities (paid locally)

Alaska Info Point

Currency: American dollar

Language: Tsimshian

Visa Information

British, New Zealand, Swiss and most EU passport holders do not need a visa (and enter the country under the Visa Waiver Program), provided they are in possession of an onward air ticket when entering the USA. Visas for the USA are required by some nationalities and it is always best to check with the relevant embassies. All passengers travelling to and from the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are required to hold a machine-readable passport (MRP). A MRP has the holder’s personal details, e.g. name, date of birth, nationality and their passport number contained in two lines of text at the base of the photo page. This text may be read by machine. The US now charges $14 for the visa waiver program and must be paid by credit card. The US authorities have introduced a mandatory requirement for all passengers travelling under the Visa Waiver Programme to register for an Electronic Travel Authority. As of 21 January 2016, any person who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Sudan, or Syria since March 2011, or have dual nationalities of these countries, may no longer qualify for the VWP. For additional specifics about the VWP please consult the VWP information on the U.S. Embassy London website.

Vaccines and Health

There are no mandatory vaccinations required for this trip.

Weather and Seasonality

Alaska has quite a pleasant climate in the summer, with generally sunny days and long, light evenings: in the far north the sun does not set at all in June! There are, however, great differences between the weather on the coast and in the interior. Average daytime temperatures will be around 16ºC to 18ºC on the coast, a few degrees higher inland; however, temperatures in the high 20’s are not unusual. Night time minimum temperatures are around 12ºC, but a little colder inland and during June (occasionally as low as 0ºC) and towards the end of August. June is typically drier than July and August, but on all departures you should be prepared for times of potentially heavy rain, particularly on the coast, where rainfall is higher than inland.

Eating and Drinking

11 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 9 dinners included. Your tour leader will coordinate local shopping and assist the group in preparing healthy, hearty breakfasts, picnic lunches and delicious dinners. Occasionally, you will eat out in local restaurants. To help you budget for these meals on average hotel breakfasts cost from US$6-$12, lunches from US$8-$15 and dinners from US$13-$30; this does not include alcoholic beverages. Wine costs approximately US$5 per glass and beer US$4 per bottle. Please be aware that a tip of approximately 17%-20% is added to group meals in North American restaurants. Applicable taxes will also be added to all listed menu prices. Please make sure we are aware of any special meal requirements before travelling. We will do all we can to accommodate for various dietary requirements but in certain parts of Alaska, specific food types can be limited.

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