Alaska Explorer Escorted Land Tour

Available May through September

Tour Length: 7 Days/6 Nights (PA)

Discover the Alaskan cities of Anchorage and Fairbanks on this fantastic vacation. Learn the about the unique culture of the final frontier. Visit the tundra to view Mt. McKinley and spot the amazing wildlife.

Day One:

Fairbanks WinterFly into Fairbanks, the heart of the interior and transfer to your Fairbanks hotel via the hotel courtesy shuttle. (Or purchase meet/transfer service) Enjoy dinner on your own this evening.

Day Two:

After breakfast in the hotel, learn how the gold rush affected Alaska’s interior on a sightseeing tour with an included visit to the Fairbanks Museum. Enjoy leisure time in the downtown area for shopping and to have lunch on your own.

After lunch, experience the thrill of river travel aboard a stern wheeler as you cruise on the Chena River. Travel back to the time when traditional riverboats plied the waterways of Alaska’s interior during the late 1800’s.

Return back to the hotel and enjoy dinner on your own. As an option you may want to purchase the authentic salmon bake.

Alaska Sea OtterDay Three:

After breakfast in the hotel, board the motorcoach and travel south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring this pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. There are many to choose from including mild or wild-river rafting, flight seeing, a jet boat safari on the Nenana River or a visit to an Iditarod champions award winning dog kennel.

Return back to the hotel and enjoy dinner on your own.

Dall SheepDay Four:

After breakfast in the hotel, travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour and search the vast wilderness for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall sheep. This six to eight hour journey is narrated, allowing for insight into the animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region including a snack on the bus.

Return back to the hotel and enjoy dinner on your own.

mount-mckinley denali national parkDay Five:

After breakfast in the hotel, travel by motorcoach to the community of Talkeetna. Watch for a glimpse of the majestic Mt. McKinley or black bear along the banks of the Susitna River. Enjoy time on own to explore this quaint Alaskan town.

This afternoon your journey continues south to Anchorage by rail in deluxe dome railcars.

Check into your Anchorage hotel and enjoy dinner on your own.

Day Six:

After breakfast in the hotel, enjoy a city tour of Anchorage. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures.

Tonight, share stories of your Alaskan adventure with your traveling companions at an included farewell dinner.

Day Seven:

Your adventure comes to an end with a courtesy shuttle transfer to the airport.


Departure Dates available in May through September

Length: 7 Days/6 Nights

Your Package Includes:

  • 6 Nights accommodations
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 1 Snack
  • 1 Dinner
  • Admission to the Fairbanks Museum
  • Cruise on the Chena River
  • Visit Denali National Park
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Ride in a deluxe dome railcar
  • Anchorage city tour
  • Admission to the Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Motor coach transportation
  • Fully-escorted
  • Taxes and Gratuities (NOTE: Gratuities for the tour manager, local guide's and coach driver are not included and are at your discretion based on service.)

Pricing Information: 

May and September:

  • Per person double occupancy: from 1,452.00

June through August:

  • Per person double occupancy: from 1,740.00
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Note: The above prices do not include roundtrip air transportation. Notch Above Tours will gladly arrange air transportation, as well as pre and post-night stays upon request.