Bear Country Katmai and Kodiak
Katmai National Park and Preserve is an active volcanic region surrounding Mount Katmai and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Katmai National…
Alaska is a remote state with vast areas of stunning wilderness, some of the world’s best whale and bear-watching and 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.
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.
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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”.
Explore the traditional rustic homes of the original gold prospectors who lived in the harsh conditions of the wild Kantishna Valley.
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.
Embark on a breathtaking 4×4 road trip alongside the glaciers, wild coastline and snow-capped mountains of the Kenai Peninsula, the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park.
Set off on foot or mountain bike with a picnic and hot flask to travel along the hundreds of miles of trails in the dramatic Kenai Mountains.
Taste a once-in-a-lifetime beverage, a G&T cooled with 10,000-year-old glacier ice.
Observe as dexterous sea otters move through the water and open clams on their stomachs.
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.
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.
Walk atop the ash flow in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a landscape created by a volcanic eruption in 1912.
Booking a tailor-made trip gives you the flexibility to customise your journey, travelling when and where suits you. Browse our Alaska holiday ideas to start planning your next journey.
Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.
Ultima Thule Lodge is an exclusive wilderness lodge within the wild and remote lands of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Preserve, the largest protected wilderness on earth. It offers the opportunity to explore this untamed landscape of…View Property
Set on the southwest side of Kodiak Island, the Kodiak Brown Bear Centre offers one of the best and most exclusive bear experiences. This small intimate lodge offers prolific bear viewing, whether on foot or by…View Property
Winterlake Lodge is an exclusive wilderness lodge near the western edge of the Alaska Range. This remote lodge is off the road network so reached by seaplane. On a clear day the mountain peaks, glaciers and…View Property
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.
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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.
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.
Roxy was incredibly good at assessing what we wanted from our trip to Alaska, and advising us of exactly where to go and when.
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.
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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