Tour Available June 8th thru September 10th
The Denali Park Day Excursion is our best tour package for the independent traveler visiting Denali National Park and is the ONLY way to see the park by air, foot & bus in a single day. This tour is built for those looking to cover some ground, get lots of fresh air and not spend a fortune! This tour includes a 55 minute scenic flight to Kantishna where you will have the entire afternoon to explore a less visited area of the park. The tour ends with an incredible journey through the park along the 92 Denali Park Road back to the park entrance.
$335*/person ($355 with lunch) Tour Duration: 12 hours
Flight Portion:This tour departs the park entrance at 12pm. Once aboard one of our Cessna 206s Kantishna Air Taxi will take you through the heart of Denali National Park offering spectacular scenic views from the air. This 55 minute flight follows the spine of the Alaska Range, traverses the expansive Muldrow Glacier and passes the stunning north face of Denali. After breathtaking mountain views we will fly you to the the very west end of the only road into Denali where you will have plenty of time to explore the Kantishna region before making the journey back by bus.
Ground Portion: Once you arrive in Kantishna travelers will have 5 hours to adventure and explore the surrounding landscape. Our friendly staff will assist in getting travelers acquainted with the local trails and hiking opportunities but please note this is not a guided excursion and travelers must be comfortable adventuring on their own. Whether you are looking for a strenuous 4 mile loop with incredible views of the Alaska Range or a casual walk along the quiet Denali Park Road, travelers are left with a true Denali experience.
Bus Portion: The bus departs Kantishna at 6pm daily. During your 5-6 hour bus ride back to the park entrance you’ll experience the park’s landscape, flora and fauna. This is a camper bus and while it is not narrated, you will have ample opportunity to view and photograph the wildlife and natural habitat of this 6 million acre park. This is the quintessential park experience and will leave you awe struck by Denali’s grandeur. There are three scheduled stops for to use restrooms and stretch your legs.
Add Lunch $20: Includes a delicious sandwich or wrap, a piece of fruit, granola bar, trail mix, a drink and chips. All dietary needs must be noted in advance. Vegetarians/vegans accommodated with pleasure.
Bring water, lunch, snacks, a warm layer, rain gear, hiking boots, binoculars, etc. There are limited services available in Kantishna and NO SERVICES other than rest stops once you are on the bus.
If booking for August and September please note nearly half of the bus ride will be in the dark and it will be quite cold so please plan accordingly!
Pilot gratuity (tips) are not included and are appreciated.
All bus tickets are purchased through Kantishna Air Taxi and are included in the package price. You do not need to contact Park Service. All seats are first-come, first-serve on a space available basis. If the bus is full, you simply wait for the next bus.