Alaska may be part of the USA, but it feels like another world. This trip gives the freedom to hike, kayak, climb or fly your way through the iconic Denali and Wrangell-St Elias national parks. It’s a big, bold landscape filled with incredible mountain ranges, diverse wildlife and shining glaciers. Get truly into the wild as well as reunite with civilisation with stops in Anchorage and Valdez. There’s also plenty of free time to explore this beautiful landscape at your own pace.

Highlights

Alaska is unlike any other place on earth. Drive across frozen plains past massive peaks, walk across remote tundras to glacial rivers and canoe in the spectacular waters of Prince William Sound

Denali National Park is home to an abundance of native wildlife. Visit the park for a unique chance to see moose, caribou, grizzly bears, Dall sheep and wolves in their natural habitat

After witnessing the land mammals of Denali, get close to sea otters, puffins and humpback whales as you kayak among glaciers in Valdez. You might even see bald eagles wheeling in the sky above

Wrangell-St Elias National Park is the world's largest internationally protected area. See North America's biggest collection of glaciers and some of its tallest, most impressive mountains on a visit to the park

See both sides of the Kenai Peninsula, Homer on the west side, and Seward on the east. Homer is a cute artists' town and has remote beaches and the stunning Kachemak Bay State Park. The east coast has accessible glaciers and more marine life

Spend two nights at a remote hostel on Resurrection Bay that can only be accessed by kayak or water taxi