Denali Backcountry Highlights

6 Days/5 Nights

Sit back and relax as you explore Alaska's country side by rail to Denali National Park and Fairbanks. Discover Denali National Park on a full day tour with scenic flight! You will also enjoy free time in Anchorage and Fairbanks to enjoy the cities.

  • Denali Back Country Tour with Scenic return flight
  • Alaska Railroad Dome Car
  • Free time to explore Anchorage and Fairbanks
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Day 1 Anchorage

Arrive at your own leisure. Today is free to explore the city.

Day 2 Anchorage to Denali National Park Entrance (Rail)

Early this morning take the Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, in the Goldstar Railcar with service to Denali National Park. Watch for views of Mount McKinley and keep an eye out for wildlife. Arrive mid-afternoon; the rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy an optional activity. (Breakfast & lunch is included onboard the train today)

Day 3 Denali National Park Backcountry Adventure (Coach / Bush Plane Flight)

This full-day narrated coach trip explores the entire 148km /92mi of the restricted Denali Park Road on your way to the Denali Backcountry Lodge. During your journey to Denali Backcountry Lodge, your experienced driver-guide will help in the search for Bear, Moose, Caribou, Dall Sheep and other wildlife while pointing out the biology and geology of the area. There are numerous stops for wildlife viewing, photography and to stretch your legs and enjoy complimentary snacks. Lunch is included on this full day journey at the Denali Backcountry Lodge and while at the Lodge you can take a nature walk or try panning for gold. You will return to the park entrance via a flightseeing tour in a small bush plane.

Day 4 Denali National Park Entrance to Fairbanks (Rail)

This morning is open for optional activities such as: whitewater rafting down the Nenana River, helicopter flightseeing over the Park, landing on a glacier, or hiking. After lunch (not included), take the shuttle to the Alaska Railroad Station and board the Denali Star Train in the Goldstar Railcar to Fairbanks. Enjoy the late afternoon scenery as you travel north to Fairbanks. (Dinner is included onboard the train today)

Day 5 Fairbanks

Free day to explore.

Day 6 Fairbanks

Depart at your own leisure. Package extension and add-ons are available.

Package Includes:

  • 1 night accommodation in Anchorage
  • Alaska Railroad – Anchorage to Denali Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (breakfast & lunch onboard train)
  • Denali hotel shuttle transfer between train station & hotel
  • 2 nights accommodation in Denali
  • Denali Backcountry Adventure Tour with flight back to Denali National Park Entrance
  • Alaska Railroad – Denali to Fairbanks Goldstar Service with dome car seating & private outdoor viewing deck (Dinner onboard train)
  • 2 nights accommodation in Fairbanks

Not Included

  • International Airfares
  • Transfers unless stated
  • Meals unless stated
  • Gratuities


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