See More of the Last Frontier on Our Small-Group Wilderness Immersion
While superlatives strive to convey the grandeur of Alaska, they never quite manage to capture the reality. Our Ultimate Alaska Wildlife Safari does, though. In the company of top naturalist guides, we take you farther afield from standard routes and into a genuine Alaskan wilderness adventure. Experience the silent inner heart of Denali, where grizzlies and caribou roam the tundra. Ride the Alaska Railroad through the Great Interior, and float the Placer River beneath the icy peaks of the Chugach Range. Cruise to the face of a calving glacier and look for whales and otters among the icebergs on a chartered boat cruise in Kenai Fjords, and overnight on a private island. At Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, capture iconic photos of giant brown bears fishing for salmon. This is the real Alaska: bigger, wilder and more enthralling than you ever imagined!
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- More Chances to See WildlifeOur wide-ranging itinerary gets you proximate to more wildlife in remote locales—including close-up photo encounters with the brown bears of Brooks Falls!
- Go Deeper into DenaliSpend two nights in genuine wilderness at a backcountry lodge deep inside the park—close to North America's tallest mountain and far from crowds
- Stay on a Private IslandCruise Kenai Fjords aboard our chartered boat, surrounded by glaciers, seabirds and marine wildlife, and stay in quiet isolation on private Fox Island
Want to See the Real Alaska? Choose Nat Hab
No state is as vast, as stunning and as wild as Alaska. While most travel companies claim they show you Alaska, the truth is that 99 percent of visitors end up in the same crowded complex of bland hotels, big buses and giant cruise ships, missing the genuine wilderness and wildlife spectacles that make the 49th state stand out. That’s why we’ve crafted a different approach to Alaska. We offer you insider knowledge of Alaska’s unique places, wildlife and scenic wonders. The result? You'll enjoy an immersive Alaska nature adventure that's second to none:
- Just 14 Travelers for a Richer Experience of Alaska
With a maximum of 14 guests, you’ll enjoy plenty of space on our vehicles, personalized attention from your Expedition Leader, and, most importantly, quieter nature experiences you simply can't get as part of a large bus tour or aboard a huge cruise ship with thousands of other passengers. It's a totally different way to discover Alaska!
- The Optimal Alaska Wildlife Itinerary
Our itinerary, designed in conjunction with WWF, offers the best chances to see Alaska's famous wildlife, from the megafauna of Denali to the sealife of Kenai Fjords. We've enhanced it annually for more than 25 years to create a flagship Alaska adventure in which we take great pride!
- Stay in the Remote Backcountry of Denali National Park
We journey 90 miles into the wild heart of Denali National Park to spend two nights at a comfortable backcountry lodge. With us, you'll get a genuine wilderness immersion far from crowds, enjoying guided hikes and other activities in relative solitude. Most visitors to Denali see little beyond the park entrance where thousands of other guests congregate. There's truly no comparison!
- Cruise Kenai Fjords Aboard Our Private Chartered Boat
View glaciers, icebergs, whales, seals, sea lions, otters and abundant birdlife in Kenai Fjords National Park aboard our private chartered boat, rather than from the crowded deck of an excursion boat or a cruise ship carrying thousands.
- Stay on a Private Island in Kenai Fjords
Overnight at a secluded beachfront lodge on private Fox Island in Kenai Fjords, for a rare experience of genuine solitude in the Alaskan wilderness.
- See the Famous Brown Bears of Brooks Falls
Very few Alaska tour itineraries include a visit to Katmai National Park to view the legendary brown bears fishing at world-famous Brooks Falls. With us, you'll see the world's largest coastal grizzlies up close! A few departures are based directly at Brooks Camp near the falls, while the rest enjoy a luxurious base at Gold Creek Lodge in nearby King Salmon. From here, we fly by floatplane for our daily excursions to the Brooks River area. You’ll never get this experience via cruise ship or tour bus!
- The World's Finest Naturalist Guides
Natural Habitat Adventures is renowned for employing the finest naturalist guides on the planet. Our Alaska Expedition Leaders average more than 15 years’ guiding experience and receive additional training from WWF scientists. Expedition Leaders remain with our private groups throughout the entire itinerary. They are not “ship lecturers” or lodge-based guides who see different travelers every day. Rather, they are
the Alaska’smost qualified, dedicated and passionate natural history guides, regaling our guests with their insights into the region while remaining close at hand to ensure safety and comfort in every respect. See Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
- Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Alaska Experience
With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee, which clearly states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
- Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey
We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
- Natural Habitat is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!