Alaska Entdeckertour USA

Alaska Entdeckertour

  • Genieße frische Meeresfrüchte in Anchorage
  • Wandern im spektakulären Denali Nationalpark
  • Ausblick auf den Gipfel des Mount McKinley
  • Lausche dem Knirschen der Gletscher im Wrangell-St.-Elias-Nationalpark
  • Erkundung der Kenai-Halbinsel
  • Stopp am Worthington Gletscher
  • Besuch der Geisterstadt Kennicott und des historischen McCarthy
  • Überblick
  • Leistungen
  • Reiseverlauf
  • Termine & Preise
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15 Tage USA

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Erlebee die spektakulärsten Landschaften und Nationalparks, die der hohe Norden der USA zu bieten hat. Spüre die Faszination der Wildnis, halte Ausschau nach den Tieren des Nordens und lasse dich von der Weite und Schönheit Alaskas begeistern. Genieße den atemberaubenden Ausblick auf den höchsten Berg Nordamerikas, den Mt. McKinley und sehe die Tiere der Wildnis wie Bären, Wölfe und Karibus im spektakulären Denali Nationalpark. Im Wrangell-St. Elias-Nationalpark erwartet dich eines der größten Schutzgebiete der Welt und die größte Gletscherkonzentration des amerikanischen Kontinents. Entdecke die Geisterstadt Kennicott und das historische McCarthy und erkunde die abwechslungsreichen Landschaften sowie die reiche Tierwelt der Kenai-Halbinsel. Freizeitaktivitäten wie Kajak fahren, Bootsfahrten, Eisklettern oder Raften runden deine intensiven Naturerlebnisse im Herzen Alaskas ab.

1. Tag: Anchorage
Anreise.

2.-3. Tag: Homer
Reise entlang der Küste der Kenai-Halbinsel. Genieße eine Wanderung auf dem Weg nach Homer. Du kannst die Kachemak Bay mit dem Wassertaxi erkunden oder dich im lokalen Sport versuchen - Heilbuttangeln.

4.-5. Tag: Seward/Valdez
Reise auf die Kenai-Halbinsel und erkunde die Kenai Fjords. Wandere am Nachmittag zu Exit-Gletscher und Harding Icefield und erlebe die Größe und Kraft dieses Naturphänomens hautnah. Verbringe den Tag mit der malerischen Reise nach Valdez. Fahrt mit der Fähre durch den Golf von Alaska und in den Prinz-William-Sund. Sieh den Portage Glacier und Whittier, bevor du in Valdez ankommst.

6. Tag: Valdez
Fahrt mit der Fähre durch den Golf von Alaska und in den Prinz-William-Sund. Sehe den Portage Glacier und Whittier, bevor du in Valdez ankommst.

7.-9. Tag: Wrangell-St.-Elias-Nationalpark/Mc Carthy
Reise zum riesigen und unberührten Wrangell-St.-Elias-Nationalpark. Halt auf dem Weg am Worthington Glacier. Verbringe zwei Tage damit, den Park zu erkunden und zu wandern. Du kannst einen malerischen Rundflug oder einen Gletscherspaziergang machen oder Eisklettern gehen. Optional kannst du die Geisterstadt Kennecott entdecken, den Bonanza Mine Trail oder den einfacheren Root Glacier Trail wandern.

10. Tag: Tangle Lakes
Fahrt durch das Copper River Valley auf dem Weg zu den Tangle Lakes. Unterwegs solltest du dir die einzigartigen Fish Wheels ansehen, die für den Lachsfang benutzt werden.

11.-13. Tag: Denali Nationalpark
Auf dem Weg in den Denali Nationalpark siehst du den höchsten Berg Nordamerikas, den Denali – ehemals Mount McKinley. Genieße die prachtvolle Landschaft und Tierwelt auf einem ganztägigen Ausflug im Denali-Nationalpark zum Eielson Visitor Center. Beim Wandern, Raften oder auf malerischen Rundflügen kannst du der Natur richtig nahe kommen. Zeit zur freien Verfügung, um den Denali Nationalpark zu erkunden.

14. Tag: Anchorage
Fahrt nach Anchorage. Abends kannst du noch ein letztes Mal mit der Gruppe ausgehen.

15. Tag: Anchorage
Abreise.

Leistungen enthalten

  • Alaska Rundreise laut Programm
  • Transport im Touring-Van mit Klimaanlage, Unterbringung und Mahlzeiten wie angeben
  • Ausflüge und Aktivitäten laut Programm:
    • Eintritt zu allen Nationalparks und Provincial Parks inklusive Spaziergängen und Wanderungen
    • Wanderung und Erkundung der Kenai-Halbinsel und Fjorde
    • Wanderung Wanderung am Exit Glacier und Harding Icefield
    • Aussicht auf Portage Glacier und Worthington Glacier
    • Besuch im Wrangell-St-Elias-Nationalpark
    • Eintritt in die Geisterstadt Kennicott
    • Besichtigung von McCarthy
    • Fahrt durch Cooper River Valley und Aussicht auf Tangle Lakes
    • Eintritt in die Geisterstadt Kennicott
    • Ganztägiger Ausflug zum Eielson Besucherzentrum im Denali Nationalpark

Leistungen nicht enthalten

  • Internationale Flüge (gerne über uns buchbar)
  • Nicht genannte Mahlzeiten und Getränke
  • Reiseversicherung
  • Optionale Ausflüge und Aktivitäten
  • Persönliche Ausgaben, Trinkgelder
  • Visum (ESTA-Einreisegenehmigung)

Unterbringung

3x Standard-Hotel
2x Hütten (Zimmer mit eigenem Bad)
3x einfaches Hotel (Dreibettzimmer, Etagenbad)
6x einfaches Hotel/Hütte (Gemeinschaftsbad)

Die Unterbringung erfolgt in Doppelzimmern bzw. Mehrbettzimmern.

Wahlweise kann gegen Aufpreis von 1.529 Euro die Unterbringung im Einzelzimmer gebucht werden (optional, nicht buchbar für die Nächte 7 -9, vorbehaltlich Verfügbarkeit).

Verpflegung

1x Frühstück
8x Mittagessen

Bitte planen Sie ca. USD590-770 USD für nicht enthaltene Mahlzeiten ein.

Tourbegleitung

Englischsprachiger Reiseleiter

Transportarten

Fähre, Zu Fuß, Touring-Van / Maxi-Van

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Day 1: Anchorage
Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Please keep in mind, a lot of what there is to see and do in Alaska is weather-dependent. We give our CEOs the opportunity to adjust the schedule as needed based on weather. For example, something scheduled on the itinerary for Day 2 may be better on Day 4, when the sun is shining. Please be flexible and enjoy the ride.
Hiking note: On this trip there are several options for hikes in each location. Your CEO will adjust the hikes according to weather and fitness level of the group.

Accommodation: Ramada Inn Downtown Anchorage (or similar)

Day 2: Anchorage/Homer
Travel along the coast of the Kenai Peninsula. Opt to enjoy a hike outside of Homer. Travel around the coast of the Kenai Peninsula, where glaciers tumble down from the mountains towards the ocean. Keep an eye out for beluga whales playing out at sea while travelling along the Turnagain Arm, or volcanoes across the Cook Inlet.

Optional Activities:
- Hiking
Free. Enjoy a short hike outside Homer to get a little closer to the majestic landscape.

Accommodation: Glacier View Cabins (or similar)
Meals: Lunch

Day 3: Homer
Enjoy a free day in Homer. Opt to take a water taxi to explore Kachemak Bay or try fishing for halibut.
While in Homer, keep a look out for some of the local wildlife including bald eagles, sandhill cranes, moose and shorebirds, to name a few.

Optional Activities:
- Hiking
Free. Enjoy a short hike outside Homer to get a little closer to the majestic landscape.

- Kachemak Bay Exploration
75-85USD per person. Hop on a water taxi and head to Kackhemak Bay. Spend some time hiking the trails, exploring the cove or trying to spot some of the animals that stop to visit the bay like sea otters and seals.

- Halibut Fishing
200-300USD per person. Head out with the locals to see if you can haul in some halibut, Homer has some of the best fishing in all of North America and is known as the 'The Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.'

- Kachemak Bay State Park Guided Hike
160USD per person. Explore Kachemak Bay State Park on an exciting guided hike. Traverse 3 distinct ecosystems—coastal/marine, old-growth coastal forest, and glacial outwash plain—and learn more about them as you go.

Accommodation: Glacier View Cabins (or similar)

Day 4: Homer/Seward
Travel to the Kenai Peninsula and explore the Kenai Fjords. Hike to the Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield this afternoon, seeing the size and power of this natural phenomenon in person.
Leave Homer in the morning and arrive at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula where the ice age still lingers. Spend the day exploring this site to discover the fjords, their history, science and remote splendor.
Head out for an amazing hike to the Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield. Considered one of the greatest hikes on the Kenai Peninsula, experience glaciers and the forces that shaped the landscape up close, while exploring only a tiny portion of the nearly 1 million acres that make up Kenai Fjords National Park.

Included Activity:
- Kenai Peninsula and Fjords Exploration
Explore the Kenai Peninsula where earthquakes and ocean storms are the architects. Ice worms, bears and whales make their home in this land of constant change. Native Alutiiq used these resources to nurture a life intertwined with the sea.

- Hike to Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield
Head out on an amazing hike to the Exit Glacier and Harding Icefield. The 11.9km (7.4 mi) round trip of the Harding Icefield Trail is a spectacular day hike that utilizes back-country and on-trail trekking. Starting on the valley floor, the trail winds through cottonwood and alder forests, passes though heather-filled meadows and ultimately climbs well above tree line to a breathtaking view of the icefield. The top of the trail is a window to past ice ages – a horizon of ice and snow that stretches as far as the eye can see, broken only by an occasional nunatak or lonely peak. There are various lookout points along the trail that serve as good turnaround points. Portions of the upper trail are covered by ice and snow part of the year. Easier, shorter hikes to the base of the glacier are also options that also afford beautiful views for those not looking for a strenuous hike.
Black bears are spotted frequently from the Harding Icefield Trail.

Accommodation: Breeze Inn (or similar)
Meals: Lunch

Day 5: Seward/Valdez
Spend the day on a scenic journey to Valdez. Take the ferry across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound. View Portage Glacier and the town of Whittier before arriving to Valdez.
Hop an Alaska Marine Highway ferry through the Inside Passage, across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound. If weather permits, catch a glimpse of the Columbia Glacier.
The Columbia Glacier is receding, leaving huge blocks of ice and an impassible moraine. It is always changing and each day the bay is filled with floating ice.
The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque.

Optional Activities:
- Portage Glacier Viewing
Spot the Portage Glacier on the Kenai Peninsula. Hundreds of years ago, the glacier filled the entire valley but now is one of five glaciers in the area.

- Columbia Glacier Viewing
Get a glimpse of the Columbia Glacier if weather permits. The Columbia Glacier is receding and changing constantly, leaving huge blocks of ice, filling the bay with floating ice, and creating an impassible moraine.

Accommodation: Keystone Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Lunch

Day 6: Valdez
Enjoy a full day to discover everything that Valdez has to offer. Opt to go kayaking or hiking. Valdez is a quintessential Alaskan coastal town surrounded by impressive mountains, and a great place to explore. Opt to hike Thompson's pass, kayak beside one of the world's largest tidal glaciers or catch a glimpse of salmon spawning (in season). The crashing glaciers and towering Chugach Mountains rising from the sea make Valdez absolutely picturesque.

Optional Activities:
- Hiking
Valdez is known as having amazing hikes in and around the city. Pack your water bottle, pick a route, and go hit the trail! Popular routes include the Shoup Bay trail and the Goat trail.

- Sea Kayaking
75-259USD per person. Ride a comfortable motorboat out to the moraine of the Columbia Glacier and paddle amongst the icebergs. Look for whales, bears, and other wildlife!

Accommodation: Keystone Hotel (or similar)

Day 7: Valdez/McCarthy
Travel toward the huge and wild Wrangell-St Elias National Park, stopping at Worthington Glacier en route.
Travel into Wrangell-St Elias National Park, staying in the small historic town of McCarthy. Surrounded by more mountains and glaciers than anywhere else in Alaska, every direction has a spectacular view.

Included Activity:
- Worthington Glacier Visit
Spend some time exploring this glacier located in the Chugach Mountains near Thompson Pass—the snowiest place in Alaska. Worthington Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in Alaska, passing within a few feet of the parking lot with a viewing shelter right off the Richardson Highway. Like most of Alaska’s glaciers, this valley glacier has been steadily retreating for the last 150 years, but not as dramatically as many others. The upper basin sits at 5,500 feet and collects about 28 feet of snow each year.

Accommodation: Lancaster Hotel - McCarthy (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Days 8–9: McCarthy
Spend two days exploring the park and hiking around. Opt to take a scenic flight, go for a glacier walk or try ice climbing. Choose to explore the ghost town of Kennecott, hike the Bonanza Mine Trail or the Root Glacier Trail.
This national park is the largest in the US, roughly 25% larger than Switzerland, and is the convergence of three mountain ranges.

Included Activity:
- Explore Wrangell-St Elias
Spend two days exploring this wilderness on foot or from the air. Wrangell-St Elias National Park is located in the eastern region of south-central Alaska. The Chugach, Wrangell, and St Elias mountain ranges converge here in what is often referred to as the 'Mountain Kingdom of North America'. It is the largest national park in the US at six times the size of Yellowstone.

Optional Activities:
- Scenic Flight
110-255USD per person. Get a bird's eye view of this gorgeous landscape and try to take it all in.

- Ice Climbing
Opt to learn a bit about ice climbing with the professionals and take an informative walk along the glacier.

- Kennecott Ghost Town Guided Tour
25USD per person. Explore Kennecott, a ghost town frozen in time. When the Kennecott Copper Corporation abruptly abandoned the town in 1938 they left behind their equipment, buildings and personal belongings. Their stories of discovery, perseverance, and ingenuity, however, live on. See what it was like to live and work in this remote wilderness as you tour the town site with a guide, listening to tales of lucky fortunes, tenacious frontiersmen and tragic endings.

- Bonanza Mine Trail Hike
Free. Walk the Bonanza Mine Trail, a fairly strenuous walk that follows the ridges and tram lines to the old mine. Enjoy the magnificent panoramas of the Chugach Mountains, Mt Blackburn and the Kennecott Glacier along the way. From the ridge above the mine there are some spectacular views across to the University Range in the St Elias Mountains.
The hike is about 4.5 miles one way with an elevation gain of 3800ft.

- Root Glacier Trail Hike
Free. Hike the Root Glacier Trail, another hiking route in the area. The trail follows the right lateral moraine and starts at the far end of the mining town. It's a fairly level 4-8 roundtrip (depending on where you turn back) with great views of the Root Glacier.

Accommodation: Lancaster Hotel - McCarthy (or similar)

Day 10: McCarthy/Tangle Lakes
Drive through Copper River Valley en route to Tangle Lakes, checking out the fishwheels (used for salmon) along the way.

Accommodation: Tangle River Inn (or similar)
Meals: Lunch

Day 11: Tangle Lakes/Denali National Park and Preserve
Journey to Denali National Park and look for a clear view of Denali en route, the highest mountain in North America, formerly called Mt McKinley.
Enjoy a scenic drive along the Denali Highway, stopping for photos along the way. In the afternoon, reach Denali National Park, known for its diversity of wildlife and the highest mountain in North America, Denali, formerly called Mt McKinley. Bask in the awesomeness of this vast wilderness.

Accommodation: Denali Perch Resort (or similar)
Meals: Lunch

Day 12: Denali National Park and Preserve
Enjoy a full-day excursion into Denali NP to Eielson Visitor Center to take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife. Opt to get closer to nature with hikes, rafting or a scenic flight.
Enjoy plenty of time to explore and hike Denali NP. Whether it's the summer when the animals are raising their young, or winter when they're preparing for the cold and hibernation, you'll get to see it all.
Discover the dynamic glaciated landscape providing large rivers, countless lakes and ponds, and unique landforms which form the foundation of the ecosystems that thrive in Denali with some hikes in the area. Enjoy picnic lunches and revel in the awesomeness of the park.
For those that do not want to hike, options include rafting on the Nenana River, a visit to the dog-sled kennels run by the park rangers or opt to take a scenic flight over Denali.

Included Activity:
- Denali National Park Visit
Spend the day exploring Denali National Park. The area is well-known for its diversity of wildlife and Denali, the highest peak in North America, formerly called Mt McKinley. There are 39 species of mammals, 167 species of birds, 10 species of fish, and one species of amphibian known in Denali. Summer is a time for raising the young and preparing for migration, hibernation, or survival during the winter and, with a little luck, we witness it all. Discover the dynamic glaciated landscape providing large rivers, countless lakes and ponds, and unique landforms which form the foundation of the ecosystems that thrive in Denali.

Optional Activities:
- Rafting on Nenana River
Hit the rapids on the Nenana River. Soak in the gorgeous scenery and get a rush of adrenaline in Denali National Park.

- Dog Sledding and Kennel Tour
Free. Visit the dog sled kennels run by the park rangers and learn more about this ancient mode of transport. You might even get to pet a dog!

- Denali Scenic Flight
220-420USD per person. Take to the skies for a bird's eye view of the spectacular grandeur. Get a better view of the mountains, glaciers, and wilderness from a few thousand feet up.

- Mt Healy Overlook Trail Hike
Free. Mt Healy Overlook Trail is an easy to moderate hike after the first third of it. It's about 4km (2.5 mi) one way with an elevation gain of about 518.2m (1,700 ft). Enjoy gorgeous view of the Alaska Range on a clear day.

- Scenic Shuttle Bus to Eielson Visitor Center
45USD per person. Depart early to explore Denali National Park. Take the shuttle bus to the Eielson Visitor Center and back, getting deep into the heart of the park. The journey takes approximately 8 hours and shows off the stunning wilderness of Denali.

Accommodation: Denali Perch Resort (or similar)
Meals: Lunch

Day 13: Denali National Park and Preserve
Enjoy more free time to explore Denali National Park.

Included Activity:
- Denali National Park Visit
Spend the day exploring Denali National Park. The area is well-known for its diversity of wildlife and Denali, the highest peak in North America, formerly called Mt McKinley. There are 39 species of mammals, 167 species of birds, 10 species of fish, and one species of amphibian known in Denali. Summer is a time for raising the young and preparing for migration, hibernation, or survival during the winter and, with a little luck, we witness it all. Discover the dynamic glaciated landscape providing large rivers, countless lakes and ponds, and unique landforms which form the foundation of the ecosystems that thrive in Denali.

Accommodation: Denali Perch Resort (or similar)

Day 14: Denali National Park and Preserve/Anchorage
Drive to Anchorage and enjoy a final evening with the group. Opt to enjoy a final dinner with the group and reminisce about the epic journey into the wild.

Included Activity:
- Orientation Walk
Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Accommodation: Ramada Inn Downtown Anchorage (or similar)
Meals: Lunch

Day 15: Anchorage
Depart at any time.
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Tourstil
Unverfälschte Reiseerlebnisse in kleinen Gruppen für entdeckungsfreudige Reisende, die die Welt so erfahren möchten, wie sie wirklich ist. Die Highlights sind inklusive, dazu haben Sie noch jede Menge Zeit für Erkundungen auf eigene Faust.
Die durchschnittliche Gruppengröße liegt bei 12-14 Personen. Es erwartet Sie eine bunte Mischung aus Einzelreisenden, Freunden und Paaren jeden Alters aus der ganzen Welt. Da die Teilnehmer in der Regel aus verschiedenen Ländern kommen, ist die Toursprache Englisch.