8 days from $22,080 per person*
  • Take an exhilarating dog sled ride through Alaskan snow fields.
  • Soar over Alaska’s majestic glaciers during a private helicopter flight.
  • Surrounded by raw nature, try your hand at fishing for salmon in remote corners of The Last Frontier.
  • Gain insight into extreme North’s ecosystem on a glacier trek with a mountaineering guide.
  • Experience the best in Alaskan luxury with an unforgettable stay at Sheldon Chalet, located in the heart of Denali.
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A rugged land of snow-capped mountain peaks, endless ice fields, fresh scented boreal forests and wild grizzly bears, Alaska is the ultimate playing ground for all adventure-seekers. Explore this most pristine corner of the continental U.S. in style on a privately guided, luxury tour.

Your journey kicks off in Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Experience the best Anchorage has to offer on a private tour; visit the birthplace of this northern hub, stop by the world’s largest seaplane base and head to the picture-perfect Turnagain Arm and Beluga Point for majestic views and an opportunity to spot some local wildlife. The following day take a scenic helicopter flight over Alaska’s breathtaking glaciers, looking out for moose and black bears, before landing on a snow field and taking a thrilling dogsled ride across your surreal subpolar surroundings. Your Alaskan getaway continues with a fishing experience of a lifetime. Take in the bird’s eye view of the stunning Talkeetna Mountains as you are flown to a remote location to cast for the likes of salmon, rainbows and grayling with nothing but pure nature to keep you company. Next, take yet another scenic flight to the heart of Denali National Park; after a champagne welcome settle into your luxurious accommodations perched on a nunatak above the Don Sheldon Amphitheater and plan your upcoming adventures with your personal guide. Venture into the Ruth Glacier to get to know life on the ice on a guided trek; and take a short snowshoe hike to what perhaps can be considered the planet’s most spectacularly situated cabin, the Don Sheldon Mountain House. At night, take advantage of your isolated, high-altitude location and spend your time stargazing and looking out for the mesmerizing aurora borealis. This tailor-made, luxury itinerary allows you to experience The Last Frontier like never before. ... Show More »

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Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Anchorage
    Anchorage
    • Private Transfer - ANC Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Private Tour - City Sights (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    • Private Tour - Anchorage Museum (1.5 hrs) - Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Anchorage to Talkeetna
    Anchorage to Talkeetna
    • Private Tour - Glacier Dog Sledding via Helicopter (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver/Guide
    • Private Transfer - Anchorage - Talkeetna [8 hrs] - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
  • Day 3 Talkeetna
    Talkeetna
    • Private Tour - Fishing Experience via Helicopter (8 hrs) - Helicopter/Pilot/Guide
  • Day 4 Talkeetna to Denali National Park
    Talkeetna to Denali National Park
    • Private Transfer - Helicopter to Sheldon Chalet & Champagne Welcome
    • Sheldon Chalet at Leisure
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Denali National Park
    Denali National Park
    • Activity - Ruth Glacier Exploration
    • Activity - Cocktails & Hors D'oeuvres
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Denali National Park
    Denali National Park
    • Activity - Sheldon Mountain House Hike with Lunch
    • Activity - Aurora Borealis Viewing
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Denali National Park to Talkeetna to Anchorage
    Denali National Park to Talkeetna to Anchorage
    • Private Transfer - Helicopter Departure
    • Private Transfer - Talkeetna - Anchorage [1 hr via Float Plane] - Vehicle/Driver/Plane/Pilot
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Anchorage
    Anchorage
    • Private Transfer - ANC Airport - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
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Day 1: Anchorage

Upon arrival in Anchorage, meet your private driver-guide for a transfer to your hotel. 

Experience the best Anchorage has to offer in a private-guided adventure through Alaska's largest city.  First, you'll visit historic Ship Creek, birthplace of Anchorage as a tent city in 1911. Here, you'll find a thriving urban salmon stream where downtown anglers often catch salmon on their lunch breaks from work. Continue on to Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof, where you can take in the stunning view of the Anchorage skyline set against the backdrop of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Perhaps you'll be lucky enough to catch sight of a moose along the roadway. Next it's on to Lake Hood, known as the busiest seaplane base in the world. Watch as local bush pilots expertly land their planes and taxi to their landing docks. The journey continues with a visit to the incomparable Turnagain Arm and Beluga Point, a hub for majestic scenery and wildlife like Beluga whales, Dall sheep, mountain goats, black bears, and even bald eagles. Stop at Potter's Marsh and the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, a protected wildlife habitat home to many migratory species of birds in the summer. As the tour comes to an end, you'll head back downtown where your guide will point out the best restaurants, bars, gift shops, and art galleries before bidding farewell.

Learn the story of Alaska's culture through art, design, history, and science with your private guide at the Anchorage Museum today. Wander through the museum's various galleries as you gain insights into local culture from the native tribes that first settled here, the infamous gold rush, to modern day Alaska. 

Accommodation: Hotel Captain Cook

Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, Alaska’s historic Hotel Captain Cook is a perfect departure point for adventure, offering the best cultural and scenic highlights just steps from your door. Indulge in one of the hotel's four distinctive restaurants, shop for gifts or unique souvenirs in the 12 in-site shops, or take in the views of neighboring Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains from any one of the 546 guestrooms and suites. Since 1965, the Hotel Captain Cook has offered an unparalleled level of elegance and comfort. The legendary sea captain and the hotel that bears his name share two great qualities: a love of nature and the indomitable Alaskan spirit. 

Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Turnagain Arm Bald Eagles
Turnagain Arm Bald Eagles
Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Anchorage Museum
Anchorage Museum

Day 2: Anchorage - Talkeetna

Meet your private driver and head out for a classic Alaskan experience today. Start this adventure with a spectacular helicopter ride over glaciers and icebergs. Keep an eye out for moose, black bears, Dall sheep and mountain goats as you soar above the mountains. Land on a snow field high on a glacier and enjoy some time with Alaskan sled dogs and their mushers. Take the dog team for an exhilarating dog sled ride through real snow. You can stand on the runners and mush your own dog team or relax on the sled as the mushers run the team. After your dogsled run, meet the canine athletes that pulled your sled, listen to stories about running sled dog races of over 1,000 miles long, and interact with the puppies. Return to your helicopter to fly over the lower glaciers where and see the blue melt pools and the crevasses. 

Transfer from Anchorage to the historic village of Talkeetna with your private driver-guide. Boasting panoramic views of the Alaska Range, Talkeetna sits at the base of North America's largest peak, Denali. Talkeetna also offers a large variety of great outdoor activities you can take advantage of to further immerse yourself in this beautiful location. Amazing flight-seeing tours of Denali, scenic riverboat tours, flat water rafting, biking, hiking, and zip-lining are all at your fingertips during this flexible full-day tour and transfer. Easily customized to your preference, this experience allows you to choose activities within unspoiled natural surroundings, or offers the chance to simply stroll the quaint village streets filled with art galleries, great eateries, and award-winning local beer. Your transfer concludes with a drop-off at your Talkeetna accommodation. 

Accommodation: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Set on a ridge above the small community of Talkeetna on the south side of Denali, the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge offers unforgettable views of Denali and the Alaska Range, just minutes from adventures of a lifetime. The main lodge features 212 spacious guest rooms, each appointed with modern amenities for a comfortable stay. Enjoy the view as you relax next to the 46-foot river rock fireplace or shop for Native art from villages across Alaska. Enjoy casual or fine dining featuring Alaska specialties and the best wine selection in the neighborhood.

Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Dog Sledding
Dog Sledding
Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  View of Denali From Talkeetna
View of Denali From Talkeetna

Day 3: Talkeetna

Meet your private guide this morning to embark on a fishing experience of a lifetime. Take in the stunning bird’s eye view of the Talkeetna Mountains on a helicopter flight to a remote stream that is home to world class fishing. Upon arrival, your private guide will take you out on a 15 mile stretch of breathtaking clear water. Spend the day trying your hand at fishing for Salmon, trophy Rainbows, Grayling, and Dolly Varden. Because of the remoteness of this location, you’ll be fishing in serenity with the bears and moose instead of crowds of people. Conclude your tour with a transfer back to your hotel.

Please note: Alaska fishing license must be purchased ahead of time by clients. 

Accommodation: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Talkeetna Fishing
Talkeetna Fishing
Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Day 4: Talkeetna - Denali National Park

Sheldon Chalet is only accessible by helicopter which is exclusive to the Sheldon Family since you are landing on their private 5 acres within Denali National Park. The helicopter flight is included in your stay and a grand part of the experience. Upon landing on the chalet’s custom heliport, you'll be greeted with a sampler of fresh Alaska delicacies and champagne.

Explore the chalet and plan your upcoming adventures with your personal guides. Choose an informative book on the area to read from the library or unwind after your journey in the sauna. 

Accommodation: Sheldon Chalet

Perched on a nunatak above the Don Sheldon Amphitheater, just 10 miles from the summit of Denali, the Sheldon Chalet is more than a place to stay - it’s an opportunity. Experience Denali at this exclusive destination on the flanks of North America’s highest mountain. At 6,000 feet in elevation, the Sheldon Chalet is as unique as the surroundings are breathtaking. Comfortable, modern furnishings allow visitors to experience breathtaking views within the Chalet’s intimate space. Fine dining, luxury accommodations, and exquisite service are a commitment to the property’s distinctive environment.

Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Observation Deck
Observation Deck

Day 5: Denali National Park

The Ruth Glacier surrounds the Sheldon nunatak and is close to a mile thick in places. Venture into the glacier itself with mountaineering guides explaining the environmental significance of it during a glacier trek.

What better way to settle back into the comfort of the lodge than with savory treats for the palate served alongside a cocktail.  

Accommodation: Sheldon Chalet
Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Ruth Glacier Hike
Ruth Glacier Hike
Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Chalet Dining Area
Chalet Dining Area

Day 6: Denali National Park

Constructed in 1966, the original Mountain House is an icon of Alaska history. Take a short walk or snowshoe to this cozy, intimate structure to enjoy a picnic or read journal entries from past guests. Enjoy stories, climbing, history, information on the Sheldon family, and more. Grab a sled and carve runs on the nunatak or down on the glacier, learn to make an igloo or snow cave.  

The high elevations of Sheldon Chalet, combined with the crystal-clear mountain air make for stellar aurora-viewing and stargazing. Watch as the aurora dances above the amphitheater on the chalet's observation deck. Sheldon Chalet's location – latitude 63 degrees, and elevation- 6000 ft means the troposphere is some of the thinnest on the planet which allows you to see the aurora’s blues and purples as well as shooting stars more often and brighter than elsewhere. Weather is a major factor for seeing the aurora, and Denali creates its own weather pattern because of its sheer size. Generally, aurora is visible about one in three nights and skies need to be clear to see them, and as you can guess there is no guarantee they will be visible.

Accommodation: Sheldon Chalet
Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Sheldon House Hike
Sheldon House Hike
Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis

Day 7: Denali National Park - Talkeetna - Anchorage

After checking out of Sheldon Chalet, a private helicopter transfers you back to Talkeetna.

Enjoy a unique private transfer by float plane to Anchorage today. 

Accommodation: Hotel Captain Cook
Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Bar
Bar

Day 8: Anchorage

Enjoy a private transfer to Ted Stevens International Airport today. 

Accommodation: Depart ( )

 End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Hotel Captain Cook: Anchorage

Located in the heart of downtown Anchorage, Alaska’s historic Hotel Captain Cook is a perfect departure point for adventure, offering the best cultural and scenic highlights just steps from your door. Indulge in one of the hotel's four distinctive restaurants, shop for gifts or unique souvenirs in the 12 in-site shops, or take in the views of neighboring Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains from any one of the 546 guestrooms and suites. Since 1965, the Hotel Captain Cook has offered an unparalleled level of elegance and comfort. The legendary sea captain and the hotel that bears his name share two great qualities: a love of nature and the indomitable Alaskan spirit. 

Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Hotel Captain Cook
Hotel Captain Cook

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge: Talkeetna

Set on a ridge above the small community of Talkeetna on the south side of Denali, the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge offers unforgettable views of Denali and the Alaska Range, just minutes from adventures of a lifetime. The main lodge features 212 spacious guest rooms, each appointed with modern amenities for a comfortable stay. Enjoy the view as you relax next to the 46-foot river rock fireplace or shop for Native art from villages across Alaska. Enjoy casual or fine dining featuring Alaska specialties and the best wine selection in the neighborhood.

Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Sheldon Chalet: Denali National Park

Perched on a nunatak above the Don Sheldon Amphitheater, just 10 miles from the summit of Denali, the Sheldon Chalet is more than a place to stay - it’s an opportunity. Experience Denali at this exclusive destination on the flanks of North America’s highest mountain. At 6,000 feet in elevation, the Sheldon Chalet is as unique as the surroundings are breathtaking. Comfortable, modern furnishings allow visitors to experience breathtaking views within the Chalet’s intimate space. Fine dining, luxury accommodations, and exquisite service are a commitment to the property’s distinctive environment.

Alaska Luxury Adventure Tours 2020 - 2021 -  Sheldon Chalet
Sheldon Chalet

Depart ( ): Global Location

 End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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