National Park Combo

Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks! Photograph two diverse ecosystems offering unique landscape and wildlife opportunities.

Pricing starts at $1804.00

Self-guided photo tours, we LOVE this idea. You might be asking yourself what exactly is a self-guided photo tour? It’s a tour that we put together for you with an emphasis on great places for photography, just like our guided photo tours, but without the guide. We like to call this a photography inspired vacation.

We are very excited about our National Park Combo tour. Denali and Kenai Fjords are two of Ron’s favorite photography locations. These Parks offer diverse photo opportunities and really give you an opportunity to experience all Alaska has to offer with respect to geography and wildlife. They are relatively easy to access making this itinerary more affordable. We have put together a few different itineraries based on this Combo theme so check them out and see what interests you most and get in touch with us. We will take it from there.

About our itineraries, these are put together to give you an idea of locations, length of trip and the cost. We understand one size does not fit all, in fact we expect to tweek these itineraries to meet your specific needs and wants. We start with a basic trip to give you an idea of what to expect as far as length of trip and cost. Frills or no frills, we have you covered. Lots of excursions, or no thanks I’ll explore on my own, we will help you plan your perfect trip. Keep in mind actual cost of your trip will vary from what you see here based on your actual itinerary. But these prices will give you a good idea of what to expect price wise.

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This trip will take you from Anchorage to Denali to Seward by road. We will provide you with Alaska’s road trip bible The Milepost as well as our notes on suggested places to stop and sights to see and photograph. This itinerary does not include car or RV rental and is priced with lodging. We can talk about which option of transportation works best for you and help you with vehicle rental.

ALASKA BY ROAD with Denali by Bus
Cost $1803.11 Lodging only (non-view rooms) – car rental additional
Cost $1937.11 Lodging only (view rooms) – car rental additional
Pricing is Per Person based on Double Occupancy
**We have done our best to provide accurate pricing but prices are subject to change based on vendor rates and itinerary at time of booking**

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive in Anchorage, pick up your car and make your way to your hotel for the night.

Day 2 – Travel to Denali National Park. Take your time photographing along the way. Upon your arrival check-in to your hotel where you will relax for the evening in your comfortable hotel accommodations just outside the Park entrance. Or rest in your RV in one of Denali’s campgrounds.

Day 3 – Travel into Denali National Park on a Park shuttle bus to your lodging for the next 2 nights.

Day 4 – Enjoy exploring and photographing the Denali backcountry. Add on a flight seeing excursion to Mount Denali and the Alaska Range.

Day 5 – You will board a Park bus for your ride back to the Park entrance. You may get off the bus any time you like to photograph and explore, then when you are ready just jump on the next bus when it arrives. Relax that evening in your comfortable hotel accommodations just outside the Park entrance. Or rest in your RV in one of Denali’s campgrounds.

Day 6 – Drive to the historic village of Talkeetna. This is small town Alaska at its finest. During the Denali climbing season this is where climbers stage their expeditions. Your hotel offers spectacular views of Denali Mountain and the Alaska Range. Plenty to photograph and excursion possibilities for the family to enjoy.

Day 7 – Enjoy the scenery as you make your way south pass through Anchorage and continue along the scenic Turnagain Arm to the quaint ski hamlet of Girdwood. Take the tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape including Turnagain Arm, the seven hanging glaciers and many peaks of the Chugach Mountains. Or venture into the lush rainforest along the Winner Creek Gorge Trail. This is a family friendly, well maintained trail. At the end of your day enjoy your accommodations at Girdwood’s finest resort.

Day 8-9 – Continue down the Seward Highway to the coastal community of Seward, Alaska located on the shores of Resurrection Bay and surrounded by Kenai Fjords National Park and Chugach National Forest. This also happens to be Ron’s hometown and some of his favorite photography locations are in Seward. This itinerary allows for 2 full days in Seward providing you a great opportunity to add excursions such as helicopter tour, glacier and wildlife boat cruise, kayaking and more. Your hotel accommodations will be at a lodge just outside of town. Or if traveling by RV in a campground.

Day 10 – Return to Anchorage to meet your flight home.

Not included in this itinerary. Car or RV rental, meals.

This trip will take you from Anchorage to Denali to Seward by road. We will provide you with Alaska’s road trip bible The Milepost as well as our notes on suggested places to stop and sights to see and photograph. This itinerary does not include car or RV rental and is priced with lodging. We can talk about which option of transportation works best for you and help you with vehicle rental.

ALASKA BY ROAD with Denali Fly-In
Cost $2109.61 Lodging only (non-view rooms) – car rental additional
Cost $2183.61 Lodging only (view rooms) – car rental additional
Pricing is Per Person based on Double Occupancy
**We have done our best to provide accurate pricing but prices are subject to change based on vendor rates and itinerary at time of booking**

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive in Anchorage, pick up your car and make your way to your hotel for the night.

Day 2 – Travel to Denali National Park. Upon arrival you will meet your plane for the flight to your lodging for the next 2 nights deep within Denali National Park. Weather permitting the flight will include a scenic tour of Denali Mountain and glaciers of the Alaska Range.

Day 3 – Enjoy exploring and photographing the Denali backcountry.

Day 4 – You will board a Park bus for your ride back to the Park entrance. You may get off the bus any time you like to photograph and explore, then when you are ready just jump on the next bus when it arrives. Relax that evening in your comfortable hotel accommodations just outside the Park entrance. Or rest in your RV in one of Denali’s campgrounds.

Day 5 – Drive to the historic village of Talkeetna. This is small town Alaska at its finest. During the Denali climbing season this is where climbers stage their expeditions. Your hotel offers spectacular views of Denali Mountain and the Alaska Range. Plenty to photograph and excursion possibilities for the family to enjoy.

Day 6 – Enjoy the scenery as you make your way south pass through Anchorage and continue along the scenic Turnagain Arm to the quaint ski hamlet of Girdwood. Take the tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape including Turnagain Arm, the seven hanging glaciers and many peaks of the Chugach Mountains. Or venture into the lush rainforest along the Winner Creek Gorge Trail. This is a family friendly, well maintained trail. At the end of your day enjoy your accommodations at Girdwood’s finest resort.

Day 7-8 – Continue down the Seward Highway to the coastal community of Seward, Alaska located on the shores of Resurrection Bay and surrounded by Kenai Fjords National Park and Chugach National Forest. This also happens to be Ron’s hometown and some of his favorite photography locations are in Seward. This itinerary allows for 2 full days in Seward providing you a great opportunity to add excursions such as helicopter tour, glacier and wildlife boat cruise, kayaking and more. Your hotel accommodations will be at a lodge just outside of town. Or if traveling by RV in a campground.

Day 9 – Return to Anchorage to meet your flight home.

Not included in this itinerary. Car or RV rental, meals.

This trip will take you from Anchorage to Denali to Seward by rail. No hassle travel, just sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. Remember this itinerary is completely customizable, this package is designed to give you an idea of the options. Stay longer in a location, skip a stop, add excursions, truly anything is possible.

ALASKA BY RAIL With Denali by bus
Cost $2778.11 No frills (non-view rooms, standard railcar)
Cost $3744.11 Give me the frills (view rooms, dome railcar)
Pricing is Per Person based on Double Occupancy
**We have done our best to provide accurate pricing for the itinerary below, but prices are subject to change based on vendor rates and your itinerary at time of booking**

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive in Anchorage where you will stay for the night.

Day 2 – Early departure on the Alaska Railroad where you will enjoy your day traveling to Denali National Park. Upon arrival you will be transported to your hotel where you will relax for the evening in your comfortable hotel accommodations just outside the Park entrance.

Day 3 – Travel into Denali National Park on a Park shuttle bus to your lodging for the next 2 nights.

Day 4 – Enjoy exploring and photographing the Denali backcountry. Add on a flight seeing excursion to Mount Denali and the Alaska Range.

Day 5 – You will board a Park bus for your ride back to the Park entrance. You may get off the bus any time you like to photograph and explore, then when you are ready just jump on the next bus when it arrives. Relax that evening in your comfortable hotel accommodations just outside the Park entrance.

Day 6 – Enjoy a leisurely morning before boarding the Alaska Railroad and heading to the historic village of Talkeetna. This is small town Alaska at its finest. During the Denali climbing season this is where climbers stage their expeditions. Your hotel offers spectacular views of Denali Mountain and the Alaska Range. Plenty to photograph and excursion possibilities for the family to enjoy.

Day 7 – You will have most of the day free to continue exploring Talkeetna. In the evening board the train for a ride back to Anchorage where you will spend the night.

Day 8 – Early morning departure on the Alaska Railroad where you will enjoy a short train ride along the shores of Turnagain Arm to the quant ski hamlet of Girdwood. You will have all day to explore the area. Take the tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape including Turnagain Arm, the seven hanging glaciers and many peaks of the Chugach Mountains. Or venture into the lush rainforest along the Winner Creek Gorge Trail. This is a family friendly, well maintained trail. You will have time to do it all!

Day 9-10 – Early morning departure on the Alaska Railroad, destination Seward. The coastal community of Seward, Alaska is located on the shores of Resurrection Bay and is surrounded by Kenai Fjords National Park and Chugach National Forest. This is happens to be Ron’s hometown and some of his favorite photography locations are in Seward. This itinerary allows for 2 full days in Seward providing you a great opportunity to add excursions such as helicopter tour, glacier and wildlife boat cruise, kayaking and more. Your hotel accommodations will be at a lodge just outside of town.

Day 11 – You will have most of the day to continue exploring Seward and the surrounding area before boarding the Alaska Railroad for your final train ride back to Anchorage where your hotel awaits.

Day 12- Fly Home.

Not included in this itinerary: Transfers in Anchorage to/from hotels to Airport or rail station. Meals.

This trip will take you from Anchorage to Denali to Seward by rail. No hassle travel, just sit back, relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. When you reach Denali you will fly-in to a back country lodge where you will stay for 2 nights. Weather permitting the flight will include a scenic tour of Denali Mountain and glaciers of the Alaska Range. Remember this itinerary is completely customizable, this package is designed to give you an idea of the options. Stay longer in a location, skip a stop, add excursions, truly anything is possible..

ALASKA BY RAIL With Denali Fly-IN
Cost $3084.61 No frills (non-view rooms, standard railcard)
Cost $3990.61 Give me the frills (view rooms, dome railcar)
Pricing is Per Person based on Double Occupancy
**We have done our best to provide accurate pricing based on the itinerary below, but prices are subject to change based on vendor rates and your itinerary at time of booking**

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Arrive in Anchorage where you will stay for the night.

Day 2 – Early departure on the Alaska Railroad where you will enjoy your day traveling to Denali National Park. Upon arrival you will meet your plane for the flight to your lodging for the next 2 nights deep with Denali National Park. Weather permitting the flight will include a scenic tour of Denali Mountain and glaciers of the Alaska Range.

Day 3 – Enjoy exploring and photographing the Denali backcountry.

Day 4 – You will board a Park bus for your ride back to the Park entrance. You may get off the bus any time you like to photograph and explore, then when you are ready just jump on the next bus when it arrives. Relax that evening in your comfortable hotel accommodations just outside the Park entrance.

Day 5 – Enjoy a leisurely morning before boarding the Alaska Railroad and heading to the historic village of Talkeetna. This is small town Alaska at its finest. During the Denali climbing season this is where climbers stage their expeditions. Your hotel offers spectacular views of Denali Mountain and the Alaska Range. Plenty to photograph and excursion possibilities for the family to enjoy.

Day 6 – You will have most of the day free to continue exploring Talkeetna. In the evening board the train for a ride back to Anchorage where you will spend the night.

Day 7 – Early morning departure on the Alaska Railroad where you will enjoy a short train ride along the shores of Turnagain Arm to the quant ski hamlet of Girdwood. You will have all day to explore the area. Take the tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscape including Turnagain Arm, the seven hanging glaciers and many peaks of the Chugach Mountains. Or venture into the lush rainforest along the Winner Creek Gorge Trail. This is a family friendly, well maintained trail. You will have time to do it all!

Day 8-9 – Early morning departure on the Alaska Railroad, destination Seward. The coastal community of Seward, Alaska is located on the shores of Resurrection Bay and is surrounded by Kenai Fjords National Park and Chugach National Forest. This is happens to be Ron’s hometown and some of his favorite photography locations are in Seward. This itinerary allows for 2 full days in Seward providing you a great opportunity to add excursions such as helicopter tour, glacier and wildlife boat cruise, kayaking and more. Your hotel accommodations will be at a lodge just outside of town.

Day 10 – You will have most of the day to continue exploring Seward and the surrounding area before boarding the Alaska Railroad for your final train ride back to Anchorage where your hotel awaits.

Day 11 – Fly Home.

Not included in this itinerary: Transfers in Anchorage to/from hotels to Airport or rail station. Meals.

For some just being at a destination will be enjoyment enough. But some will want to further explore their surroundings. If that sounds like you take a look at some of the options we offer. And please if there is something you would like to do that you don’t see on our list let us know!

  • Flight Seeing: Seeing Alaska from the air is a unique perspective not to be missed, not to mention the great photo opportunities! Whether flight seeing to Denali Mountain and the Alaska Range or flying over waterfalls, glaciers and often wildlife in a helicopter it is sure to be a highlight of your trip. If this is something that interests you let us know and we can further explore those options.
  • Kayaking:  Opportunities to kayak include 1/2 day, full-day to multi-day trips.   Skimming peacefully across the water to a tidewater glacier is truly an experience you will remember long after the day is finished.   Camera necessary!
  • Glacier Hiking/Climbing: Not afraid of a little exercise on your vacation. Then you might want to consider a glacier hike or climb.  While no prior experience is necessary, both require a sense of adventure.  Bring your camera on this one!
  • Guided Nature Hike: Would you like to get off the beaten path and see the wilder side of Alaska but not necessarily comfortable doing that on your own.   Not a problem, we can hook you up with a guide.   Hikes range from easy to very strenuous and vary in length from 2 miles round trip to 8-10 miles round trip all offer wonderful photo opportunities.
  • Wildlife and Glacier Boat Cruise: Take a day boat tour or a multi-day boat tour into the fjords of Kenai Fjords National Park.  Breathtaking scenery including dramatic tidewater glaciers and wildlife viewing included.
  • Bear Viewing: This is a multi-day trip into Lake Clark National Park where you will photograph and observe Brown Bears in their natural habitat.
  • Prince William Sound: This is a multi-day boat trip exploring, playing, and photographing in the scenic coves of Prince William Sound.