Explore Talkeetna

This trip post-cruise extension will introduce you to some dramatic landscapes and quintessential Alaskan experiences. It crams a lot in, and is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure lovers. Highlights include a flightseeing journey of the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier, a hike on Glacier Rock Lake, and a Three Rivers jetboat adventure.

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The Itinerary

Day 1

After disembarking from your cruise ship, you will be driven by private transfer to Talkeetna, approximately five hours from Seward along the beautiful Seward Highway. Along the way, you’ll stop to view wildlife at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and at The Hotel Alyeska take a ride up the aerial tram to the summit of Mt. Alyeska for unrivaled views of the Chugach Mountains and Glacier Valley. Accommodations are at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, in a Mountainside Room.

Day 2

On an unforgettable Denali flightseeing adventure, you’ll enter a world of rugged mountain peaks and glacier-filled valleys. Experience the Great Gorge (the world’s deepest), the Kahiltna Glacier, and a glacier landing. In the afternoon, join a jet boat tour to travel into the wilderness on the Talkeetna, Chulitna, and Susitna rivers. When you’re not navigating whitewater, naturalists will acquaint you with the wildlife and wildflowers you spot on shore. Accommodations are at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, Mountainside Room.

Day 3

Travel to Anchorage with a special stop along the way where you’ll be visiting the homestead and studio of Jon Van Zyle, one of Alaska’s most renowned artists. In Anchorage, explore and enjoy dinner on your own at one of our recommended restaurants. Accommodations are at the Hotel Captain Cook, in a Junior Suite.

The Route


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