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Grizzly Bear, Denali National Park, Alaska

Alaska Holidays

Alaska is a remote state with vast areas of stunning wilderness, some of the world’s best whale and bear-watching and extremely friendly locals who love to share their passion for this beautiful state.

The Alaskan scenery is incredibly varied, offering everything from snow-capped mountains to remote beaches, turquoise lakes to clear rivers and dense forests to flat tundra. The terrain and location mean it is still relatively undiscovered, so it is easy to find an area that no one has set foot in before.

Humpaback Whales in Juneau, Alaska, USA
Humpaback Whales in Juneau, Alaska, USA

Sail the Inside Passage

The Inside Passage, a vast wilderness of labyrinthine channels, dramatic scenery and untamed forest, offers unrivalled whale and bear watching. A small ship offers the freedom of a flexible itinerary and access to the quieter backwaters, a perfect way to get up close to its wildlife. In the summer, humpback whales congregate in vast numbers in these rich waters, and it is not uncommon to find your ship surrounded by these magnificent beasts.

Alaskan Brown Bear, Brooks River ,Katmai National Park ,Alaska, USA
Alaskan Brown Bear, Brooks River ,Katmai National Park ,Alaska, USA

What to Expect?

Eight national parks protect 42.1 million acres of this landscape. A diversity of wildlife and untouched pristine wilderness found ever less around the world, Alaska is an exception and a heaven for nature enthusiasts. As most of Alaska’s national parks are only accessible by plane or boat, you should come expecting an adventurous trip. Floatplanes are the normal mode of transport in Alaska and are used as taxis to get around. Lodges are tucked away in hidden regions offering that longed for seclusion with some of the best nature opportunities on the doorstep. Denali National Park, however, is easier to reach, with a 92-mile park road making it one of the most accessible regions.

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We curate your itinerary especially for you.

Sip a Glacier G&T

Taste a once-in-a-lifetime beverage, a G&T cooled with 10,000-year-old glacier ice.

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Watch Frolicking Sea Otters

Observe as dexterous sea otters move through the water and open clams on their stomachs.

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Watch Bears Catching Salmon

Observe as the largest predators in North America gather along rich streams to catch and feast on the annual salmon run, and observe newborn cubs interacting with their mothers.

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Indigenous Cultures

Discover the ancestral stories and hunter-gatherer culture of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, and see their heraldic crests and ancestral demi-gods carved in totems.

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Explore the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

Walk atop the ash flow in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a landscape created by a volcanic eruption in 1912.

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Wildlife of Denali National Park

Head out with an expert naturalist guide and tracker in search of the swimming moose, black or grizzly bears, elusive grey wolves and roaming caribou that inhabit the park.

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Kayaking on Wonder Lake

Take to the cold waters of Denali National Park in a kayak, cutting through Wonder Lake with views to the sweeping Alaskan landscape.

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Fly over Denali

Board a plane for a flightseeing trip around Denali, the third most isolated peak on Earth after Mount Everest and Aconcagua and one of the world’s “Seven Summits”.

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Alaska’s Gold Mining Past

Explore the traditional rustic homes of the original gold prospectors who lived in the harsh conditions of the wild Kantishna Valley.

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Kayak in Prince William Sound

Take to the water in a kayak, navigating around a sheltered cove of the Prince William Sound while searching for the sea otters and whales that inhabit these waterways.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Roxy Dukes

Roxy has had many adventures throughout the USA, and has a passion for exploring the spectacular National Parks. Roxy’s tip is to invest in a private guides that take you off the grid, transforming your experience of these epic landscapes.

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Sue Grimwood

I was inspired to travel south from an early age. My form teacher when I was nine made us listen to tapes from Shackleton’s expeditions, I didn’t know it at the time, but it obviously left a deep impression on my psyche.

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Roxy was incredibly good at assessing what we wanted from our trip to Alaska, and advising us of exactly where to go and when.

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Everything went smoothly with minimum effort on our part. We really felt Roxy take all of the arrangements off our hands, making our trip so easy, allowing us to completely concentrate on enjoying the experience.

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Travel Expert: Roxy

Knowledgeable, approachable, enthusiastic, and keen to make sure we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. I was so impressed with Roxy's hard work.

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Why Choose Steppes?

These may be uncertain times but they are, without a doubt, still full of opportunity to discover the extraordinary safely. Through knowledge and expertise, we can connect you to those destinations embracing travellers with the added confidence of flexible booking and decades of insight.

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