Board the Anchorage Denali Express for your driver-guided transfer to the Denali National Park Entrance. On route, your driver will give you some history of the area as you travel the George Parks Highway. Weather permitting you can admire the marvelous views of Mt. McKinley (Denali), the tallest mountain in North America. Arriving in time for lunch and transfer to the afternoon bus to the Denali Backcountry Lodge in Kantishna. Continue reading →
Board Anchorage Denali Express motorcoach in Anchorage heading to Denali Cabins near Park entrance; upon arrival check into your own private Cedar Cabin. The afternoon is free to explore; take advantage of the free shuttles to the Denali Park Visitor’s Center, or the McKinley village. Or alternatively indulge in optional activities such as a Jet Boat Safari, Rafting Tour, Flightseeing Tour, or Glacier Landing Tour – this is just a fraction of what is available. Overnight at Denali Cabins. Continue reading →
Denali National Park is one of the most visited travel destinations in Alaska. If you are traveling to the park by your own car, then getting around from your hotel to restaurants or shops or tour starting points is easy-breezy. If you decide to travel to the park by motor coach or train, then you would have to be aware of few logistics.
Let us be clear, you can still get around in Denali National Park without your own vehicle.
Currently, at Denali Alaska Lodges, if you book 3 nights at the Denali Backcountry Lodge you get an $800 credit toward ANY tour or activity. This offer is valid until April 23, and only applies to new reservations. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
Enjoy the Denali Backcountry Adventure. Save $268.40 per couple! Take the perfect two-day trip to Denali with our Motorcoach, and stay two nights at the Denali Cabins near the park entrance. This offer includes lodging at the park entrance, and the trip to Denali aboard the Motorcoach.
Always remember that at Alaska Denali Tours, ff you come across rates better than ours on any comparable properties on a given date, we will meet that rate. We will also treat you to free pick-up and drop off at the Denali train depot, and a deluxe continental breakfast!
I’m from the Space Coast of Florida. My neighbor was an astronaut and I lived close enough to the beach that it took me 8 minutes to literally walk down the street to it. The area is f-l-a-t. When I say flat I mean the most elevation you can achieve within a 10-mile radius is when you go up the elevator at Ron Jon’s. My dad was getting tired of all the people, and the muggy heat that we were constantly engulfed in. He decided that we would pack up for a week and head to Alaska for a little refreshment.
I blended in pretty well with the people there, not your usual bleached-blond tanned babe. Of course everyone was just as friendly to my sister, who fits into every stereotype that is ‘Floridian’. She had issues with the idea of Alaska; the woods, and the man-eating mosquitoes weren’t her in bag of “fun stuff to deal with on vacation”. I, however, loved the idea. Out rocking it with nature, that was my style. I do remember how enormous the mountains were, and the smell of pine. It was a little different than my elevation-less and moldy-musky smelling home.
When we landed in Anchorage I was stiff and thoroughly surprised that it was still light out at two in the morning. This trip turned out to be a lot more exciting than realizing that your parents couldn’t tell you to be ‘home by dark’. We settled into our hotel, and were off to Denali by morning. After an entertaining trip by Motorcoach to the Denali National Park entrance, we boarded the bus to Kantishna and the Denali Backcountry Lodge. We saw three Grizzly bears. Three! I couldn’t believe how HUGE they were. We also saw a few moose, and just one caribou on our way in from Anchorage.
We stayed at the lodge for a night, then went hiking the next day, my sister’s moment of truth. As it turns out there are no man-eating bugs or too many claustrophobic woods for that matter. She won’t admit it, but she enjoyed being out in the wilderness. Florida seems so crowded now that I’m home. It was pretty humbling to realize how small we really are compared to Denali. I’m glad I’ll be able to tell my adventures at school next year.