Anchorage Loop Adventure
Roundtrip from Anchorage
Alaska is the great American wilderness: Nature at its finest, with soaring peaks, rushing rivers and dense forest everywhere you look. During this 11-day active adventure, enjoy thrilling outdoor adventure inside this natural playground. Search for wildlife among the trees or get the heart racing on a whitewater-rafting excursion. Camping out by the river or sleeping in rustic cabins, this trip will bring out the nature lover in you.
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Day 1 Anchorage
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Kayaker's Cove (1D)
Drive along Turnagain Arm to the coastal town of Seward. After an orientation tour of the city, head out on a wildlife cruise which ends at Kayaker's Cove. Overnight in a rustic lodge, with hiking trails all around.
Day 3 Seward (1B, 1L, 1D)
Morning kayaking trip along the coast, keeping an eye out for a wide variety of wildlife. In the afternoon, transfer back to Seward by water taxi.
Day 4 Cooper Landing (1B, 1L, 1D)
Morning ice-hike on stunning Exit Glacier in Kenai NP. In the afternoon, depart for Cooper Landing.
Day 5 Cooper Landing (1B, 1D)
Enjoy a free day in Cooper Landing with the option for hikes around the Kenai Peninsula, or opt to take it easy and relax by the river.
Day 6 Girdwood (1B, 1L, 1D)
After transferring to Girdwood, there are options available for some excellent mountain biking. The trails vary and include some full downhill trails as well as more scenic, gentler rides. Other options are to hike in the rainforest along the Winner Creek Trail, or take the aerial tram.
Day 7 Denali (1B, 1L, 1D)
Transfer in the morning to Denali NP. On a full-day drive, there is plenty of time to stop and take in the breathtaking scenery.
Day 8 Denali (1B, 1L)
Enjoy a full-day in the national park, with a hike affording you views of Mt McKinley (Denali), North America's highest mountain. The scenery here is among the most spectacular in Alaska, with abundant opportunities to see wildlife and enjoy the incredible views.
Day 9 Denali (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a free morning to relax in the park. In the afternoon head out on an overnight rafting excursion. Start off along the river, before taking out and camping alongside the water overnight.
Day 10 Anchorage (1B, 1L)
After breakfast at the camp, continue along the river before stopping for a well-deserved barbeque lunch. After lunch, transfer back to Anchorage for the evening.
Day 11 Anchorage
Depart at any time.
Travel Style — Active
Hiking, biking and kayaking adventures across the world
Hungry to walk, hike, trek, bike, raft and kayak your way across the world's greatest destinations? No sweat. (Well, maybe a little.) You don't have to be a decathlete to take an Active trip, just someone with a healthy love for getting active and the outdoors.
Physical Grading — 4
You might encounter a few high-altitude hikes or other more strenuous activities. Pro tip: Put down that pastry, buster.
2015- 7/11, 8/15
2016- 7/2, 8/6