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With endless tundra, rugged taiga, and rivers quivering with salmon, it’s no surprise that Alaska is something of a utopia for bears. All three Ursidae species native to North America thrive here, and alongside an expert bear biologist, we’ll head deep into the heart of central and southern Alaska in search of two of them—the black bear and the brown bear—as well as all the other charismatic creatures that call this place home. We’ll keep an eye out for lynx in the shadow of Denali, the nation’s tallest mountain, and search the icy waters of Kenai Fjords National Park for the dorsal fin of a passing orca. We’ll hike through boreal forest, visit actively calving glaciers, and stand at the foot of tumbling waterfalls, all in the company of these giant but gentle foragers.
The cost of this trip is $7315, based on double occupancy.
You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:
(1) Shared room: You’ll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.
(2) Private room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $925. When booking, please select the single room package option.
We suggest you arrive in Anchorage by 3 p.m. on Day 1 and depart anytime in the evening on Day 10. If you'd like more time to explore Alaska, we recommend arriving a few days early. We'd be more than happy to help you arrange extra nights and suggest things to do on your own.
Travelers should feel comfortable walking three to four miles over the course of each day, spending time in nature, remaining on their feet for long periods of time, and sometimes walking on uneven terrain. Note that this trip entails several charter flights and boat rides, so you should be comfortable in small planes and spending time on and around water. Since this is a wildlife trip, you should be prepared to spend time in the wilderness, accompanied by an experienced guide. Optional strenuous hikes and physical activities will be offered alongside less active options.
Summer in Alaska is warm and pleasant. Daytime temperatures range from 60°F to 80°F, with refreshingly cool nighttime lows in the 40s and 50s. You can expect some rain throughout the week.
Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, though in most cases ingredients can't be substituted or omitted from particular dishes. If you have a severe allergy, please contact us to find out if this is the right trip for you.
The perceived value of Alaskan wildlife has long been attached to the ability to hunt different species found in the Alaskan wilderness. More recently, ecotourism has shown that these animals are often more economically valuable when they’re living and thriving creatures, admired by locals and tourists alike. Supporting industries that have placed value on living wildlife helps to conserve important and threatened species as well as the cultures that have existed in harmony with them for millennia.