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Denali National Park

Denali National Park

A six-million-acre wilderness area home to Mt McKinley, the highest peak in North America, as well as the Alaska Mountain Range, vast glaciers and the subarctic vegetation.

With just a single road leading 92 miles into the park, the large proportion is left to the wildlife. It is a fascinating region to explore not only for its scenery but for its history. People have been living within the park boundaries for 12,000 years. It is also a great place for viewing Alaskan wildlife, including bears, caribou and moose. . Within the preserve find a mix of forest, tundra, glaciers and mountains offering a playground to go hiking, climbing, fishing, dog-sledding and cross-country skiing.

Experiences

Tell us what you love doing and we’ll curate a journey that’s perfect for you.

Beignets at Cafe du Mond

Grab a plateful of New Orleans’ legendary beignets, deep fried nuggets of dough coated in layers of fluffy powdered sugar, and a hot cup of dark-roasted chicory coffee – we recommend that you visit this 24-hour establishment outside of busy hours so as to savour every mouthful in peace and quiet.

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Hike the Smoky Mountains

Head in to the Great Smoky Mountains, a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, for a day of hiking under its transcendent natural fog.

Visit Graceland

Visit Graceland, Elvis’s private estate in Memphis, to peruse an exhibition of kitsch artefacts, see his collection of cars and private jets and taste his beloved fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.

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Walk the French Quarter

Explore the celebrated French Quarter in New Orleans to absorb Louisiana’s strong Creole culture, stopping to listen to a busking brass band while sipping on an iced tea.

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Peaches, Peanuts and Pecans

Voyage around Georgia in search of the three P’s – peaches, pecans and peanuts – perhaps stopping in at one of the many acclaimed family restaurants to sample a scrumptious peach cobbler.

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Ride in a Seaplane

All at once a spectacular scenic journey and a way to speed up transfer times, seaplanes are the sky taxis of Canada. Ideal for both romantic getaways and families keen to cut down on driving, we can arrange seaplane journeys between most destinations (even cities).

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Snorkel with Humpbacks

Grab a wetsuit, put on some fins and pop on a mask before jumping in for an incredible snorkeling adventure with humpback whales off the coast of Newfoundland.

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Private Dinner at Sea

Head out on a culinary adventure atop the waters off Newfoundland in a privately chartered boat, feasting on local and seasonal produce en route to scenic Bell Island.

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Boat Building in St. John’s

Get stuck in and partake in the construction of a classic Newfoundland wooden rodney boat, which are used by the locals for fishing and exploring the coastline.

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Bell Island with a Paleontologist

Spend a day at sea during a private zodiac adventure to Bell Island, exploring its sea caves, sea life and century old fossils in the company of an expert paleontologist.

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Accommodation

Below is some of the wonderful accommodation to include on your journey.

Camp Denali £££££

  • USA
  • Wilderness

One of the first wilderness lodges in Alaska and the first in the Denali National Park, Camp Denali is the most iconic lodging in the park and the only that offers views of Mount McKinley. Lodgings are rustic but comfortable, with hand-sewn quilts made by staff, wood stoves and private outhouses. The simple log cabins are set along a ridgeline, all offering fantastic views of the surrounding scenery. All aspects are built with sustainability in mind to ensure a low impact on the landscape. Basic necessities form part of the charm of this historic lodging.

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North Face Lodge £££££

  • USA
  • Wilderness

North Face Lodge is a north-country inn, set amongst native tundra, overlooking the Alaska Range, in the heart of Denali National Park. The Lodge has a great location close to Wonder Lake, an excellent spot for canoeing. It is a comfortable property with a small collection of rooms and a cosy main lodge where you can relax and learn more about the history of this wild landscape. As one of the pioneers to the park, there are specialised activities and guiding options available including searching for wolves, moose, bears and caribou. In addition to guided activities, mountain bikes, canoes and fishing equipment are also available.

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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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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.

Destination: Alaska
Travel Expert: Roxy

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

Destination: Alaska
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.

Destination: Alaska
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