- Kenai Self Drive and Denali Railroad Tour - 8 Days from Anchorage
May 10 - September 13, 2014 | From $1,849 per person + $199 Tax
This is the perfect vacation for those who wish to explore the Kenai at their own pace and enjoy the luxury dome rail travel between Anchorage and Denali National Park. This vacation also can be added to any cruise.
Day 1 -
Arrive Anchorage, pick up your full-size rental car with unlimited mileage and overnight.(We use full-size cars because they are very stable and can handle your luggage.)
Day 2 -
Drive 125 miles to the picturesque town of Seward. The rest of the day is free to visit Exit Glacier. Included is a vist to the Alaska Sealife Center; Alaska's only public aquarium and wildlife rescue. Built on the shores of Resurrection Bay, visitor have close encounters with sea life such as puffins, octopus and sea lions, all while peeking over the shoulders of ocean scientists studying Alaska's rich and diverse sea life.
Day 3 -
Enjoy a full-day cruise through the Kenai Fjords National Park where otters, sea lions, seals, whales, puffins and birds abound. You will also cruise to a glacier and pause to watch for the sheer ice wall to "calve".
Later drive along Cook Inlet, with its stunning views of the Chigmit Mountains, 175 miles to Homer, southern tip of the Kenai.
Day 4 -
Today is free in Homer for fishing, a fly-out bear viewing excursion, a day-cruise across Kachemak Bay, or strolling the beaches and shops.
Day 5 -
Return 225 miles to Anchorage at your leisure today. Points of interest along the way include Kenai, Soldotna, Portage Glacier and Mt Alyeska. Drop off your car tonight in Anchorage.