Denali National Park Explorer – Tour 3MN

Denali National Park Explorer – Tour 3MN

  • 6 Days / 5 Nights
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Denali National Park Explorer - Northbound - 3MN Itinerary

Your adventure starts in Anchorage, the state’s largest city and a thriving metropolis with a rich arts and culture scene, hiking and biking trails, fine dining and shopping. Next, head north aboard a luxury railcar into the beautiful and rugged interior of Alaska before arriving at Denali National Park and Preserve, home to the highest peak in North America, Denali. Spend three days and two nights exploring some of the six million acres of wilderness in this spectacular national park, including a guided tour into the park, potential wildlife sightings and hopefully a view of the enormous (and sometimes elusive) snow-covered Denali. Enjoy dinner and a show at the Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort featuring family-style dining and a spirited original musical about the first men to reach the summit of Denali. This tour concludes in the Golden Heart City of Fairbanks and showcases the best of Alaska’s interior wilderness.

Included in your Tour:

  • 5 nights hotel accommodations
  • Travel on the Alaska Railroad route aboard luxury, glass-domed railcar from Anchorage to Denali
  • Travel aboard Alaska Railroad's Adventure Class (picture window) from Denali to Fairbanks (upgrade available)
  • Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort
  • Guided tour into Denali National Park
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Portage Glacier Cruise
  • Airport, hotel and rail transfers

Available during check-out:
Upgrade your rail experience from Denali to Fairbanks for $100 per person. The standard tour features Alaska Railroad’s Adventure Class for this rail component of the tour. When you choose the upgrade, you will travel aboard Alaska Railroad's GoldStar service instead.  Adventure Class railcars do not feature a dome and meals are available for purchase.  GoldStar service is aboard Alaska Railroad’s domed railcars and dinner aboard the train is included.  

With the standard option, rail travel between Anchorage and Denali is aboard our own luxury, glass-domed rail service (meals not included, but available for purchase) and the upgrade applies only to the portion of the trip from Denali to Fairbanks.

Unless noted, tour is not escorted and does not include meals, sightseeing or home city air.

Day 1: Anchorage

Overnight: Anchorage

We’ll greet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.

Day 2: Anchorage

Departs From: Anchorage
Arrives At: Anchorage

Explore Anchorage in the morning, then travel to Portage Lake for the Portage Glacier Cruise and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in the afternoon. Overnight Anchorage hotel.

Day 3: Anchorage – Denali

Departs From: Anchorage, 9:15 AM (Train Departs Anchorage Depot)
Arrives At: Denali, 4:50 PM (Train Arrives Denali Depot)

Travel to Denali National Park aboard a luxurious glass-domed railcar. Enjoy beautiful views as you travel into the rugged interior of Alaska. After arriving at the Denali park entrance, you will transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day learning more about the region. At the Denali Visitor Center, browse the exhibits and discover what makes the six million acres of wilderness in Denali National Park unique. Watch an award-winning film before returning to your hotel and unwinding after a full day. Overnight at a Denali-area hotel.

Day 4: Denali

Overnight: Denali

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Denali National Park on a guided tour. Keep your eyes peeled for Denali’s “Big Five” – Dall sheep, caribou, grizzly bears, moose and wolves. Bring along binoculars to spot distant animals and have your camera ready. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable dinner experience at Music of Denali Dinner Theater at McKinley Chalet Resort. Overnight at a Denali-area hotel. (S, D)

Day 5: Denali - Fairbanks

Departs From: Denali, 4:00 PM (Train Departs Denali Depot)
Arrives At: Fairbanks, 8:00 PM (Train Arrives Fairbanks Depot)

The morning is yours to continue exploring Denali, then travel by rail deeper into Alaska’s interior. Overnight Fairbanks hotel.

Day 6: Fairbanks

Venture into the Golden Heart City and explore more of what Fairbanks has to offer before transferring to the airport and waving farewell to Alaska.

Key for Meals Included:
B - Breakfast
L - Lunch
S - Snack
D - Dinner

To view more availability on a similar itinerary, view the southbound Denali National Park Explorer (3MS), which operates in reverse from Fairbanks to Anchorage.


Per person, double occupancy
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