Epic Alaska

Tutka Bay and the Wilderness of Wrangell-St. Elias

Trip Details

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What’s Included? Everything you need, plus everything you want.

  • Wild, raw and… cozy! Appreciate and explore some of Alaska’s most pristine, untamed backcountry, while retiring to unexpectedly comfortable, luxurious lodges. Exploring rough country doesn’t mean you have to rough it.
  • Forget the car keys: These Alaska wildlands are totally undeveloped, which means accessing them is all part of the adventure. Expert, third-generation bush pilots ensure the most stunning and picturesque commutes of your life. Cameras required – paved airstrips, not so much.
  • Push your boundaries: Let this broad, expansive terrain be your motivation. With so many unique adventures at hand, you’ll surely be inspired to try something new. Embrace your inner wild as you leave your comfort zone behind!

Epic Alaska

Trip Type: Custom-Made Travel

Territory: North America

Region: Alaska

Trip Price: $15,900

Duration: 12 days/11 nights

Trip Begins/Ends: Anchorage, Alaska / Anchorage, Alaska

National Parklands: Wrangell-St. Elias NP

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All custom travel is tailored to the desires and interests of our traveling clients (see How Custom Travel Works tab). Trip pricing detailed is an estimate of the per person pricing for the sample itinerary detailed and includes all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences described. Actual pricing for the trip designed expressly for you and others traveling with you will depend on the features and elements developed during the trip planning process. Travel with Off the Beaten Path requires agreement to our standard Terms & Conditions.

Energy Index

Energy Index Spectrum

No Sweat - 1-2 miles of walking or hiking per day, plus easy activities

Nice & Active – 3-6 miles of hiking or walking per day, plus physically active exploration

High Five! – 5-12 miles of hiking per day, plus possible peak bagging or other action-oriented fun

Epic Alaska

Epic Alaska - Energy Index

The Energy Index detailed above relates to the level of exertion associated with the sample trip detailed. This would be modified to fit the style and ability of your group as a part of the custom trip planning process

How custom-made travel works at Off the Beaten Path

We’ve been tailoring custom journeys for clients since our very inception in the mid-1980s! The process is all about connecting the interests of the travelers with the best that a given destination has to offer. To achieve this, we rely upon good ol’ fashioned conversation! Our geographically focused travel designer love to meet new people and learn about their interests for travel. Understanding your goals informs the process immensely and serves as the foundation for the development of a bespoke travel experience for you and yours.

The trip detailed on this web page is a sample of something we’ve done for other clients over the years. In order to start the process of designing your own custom travel experience, just call us at (800) 445-2995 and ask to speak with one of our Travel Advisors. After a bit of time on the phone, you will then have the opportunity to connect with one of our travel designers.

The entire planning process is very personalized and works in an iterative fashion until a final, perfect trip has been created. We then secure all of the lodging, activities, and guided experiences associated with your trip and send along abundant trip materials capturing these details – and much more about your travels!

Itinerary

Day 1: Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage, and unwind from a day of travel at the centrally-located Hotel Captain Cook. Take in the views of Cook Inlet and the Chugach Mountains, and enjoy an award-winning meal at the Crow’s Nest Restaurant. Or, walk out the door and get to know this classic Alaskan city first-hand – we’ll give you loads of recommendations!

Days 2-6: Backcountry Lodge near Kachemak Bay and Homer

Catch a quick flight to Homer, then a float plane to the dock of your first lodge, Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge, a jumping-off point for days of exploring by land and by sea. Choose from an array of daily activities – wildlife viewing, fishing, hiking, and boating – and delight in your stay at this all-inclusive lodge, where active, relaxing, delicious, fresh, wild, and free converge.  

Days 7-11: Backcountry Lodge inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

Fly back to Anchorage and regroup for the next leg of your adventure, to Ultima Thule Lodge, a rustic, family-owned-and-operated lodge in the middle of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, accessible only by plane. Inspired each day by panoramic mountain views – and wanting to get closer! – take a bush flight to pristine destinations for fly-fishing, hiking, wildlife-viewing, rafting, canoeing, mountain climbing, paragliding, and summer dog-sledding. Share stories around the dining table at day’s end, and sleep well. 

Day 12: Anchorage

Fly back to Anchorage to catch flights home.

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