Run Wild in Alaska 2023
Run Wild in Alaska 2023
- All Lodging (7 nights, double occupancy)
- Road Transportation and Gas
- Park Entry Fees
- Guided Activities & Excursions
- 2 Fit 4 Adventure Guides
- 5 Breakfasts
- 3 Lunches
- Welcome Dinner in Talkeetna
- Farewell Dinner in Seward
It’s vast. Just to see the highlights, you have to hit the ground running. Actually, we pedal, paddle, hike and climb our way through Alaska– exploring immense glaciers, scenic bays, alluring trails, wild rivers and abundant wildlife in America’s 49th state. From Denali, the highest point in North America, to sea life in the coastal town of Seward, we see- and do- it all...
June 18-25, 2023 (8 days, 7 nights)
$4,299 (add $1,000 for single-supplement)
(Not Included: Flights, add-on accommodation/excursions*, meals not listed above, tips for F4A Guides, personal expenses- souvenirs, alcohol, etc.)
The trip starts Sunday, June 18, 2023, the day after the Anchorage Marathon**. If you’ve ever wanted to do a ‘Destination Marathon’, this is The One- the race coincides with the Summer Solstice Festival in Anchorage, and the 8 adventurous days that follow are sure to be INCREDIBLE! Guests will also get to experience the Midnight Sun during the Summer Solstice (6/21): sunset after midnight, sunrise before 4am… It’s CRAZY- a truly unique 'Alaskan' experience…
Our Run Wild in Alaska itinerary hits all the highlights and has been repeatedly termed 'The Trip of a Lifetime'.
Join us and see for yourself...
*New in 2023, we're excited to be partnering with one of our trusted local operators to offer add-on Bear Excursions into Lake Clark National Park! Alaska is famous for it's wildlife and our local guides are experts when it comes to safe, non-intrusive, animal-friendly experiences. Whether it's an overnight excursion or a 3-day/2-night add-on, you're sure to get your 'Bear Fix' on one of these incredible wildlife adventures. Let us know if you're interested and we'll fill you in on the details!
**If you plan to run the Anchorage Marathon/Half Marathon (Saturday, 6/17/23), you'll want to arrive a couple of days early. We are happy to recommend lodging for these extra days, just let us know what you need.
You are responsible for booking your own flight into Anchorage. (ANC). Please arrive by midday of the 18th. Alternatively, you can plan to arrive a day or two early, proving yourself a chance to get acclimated and explore Anchorage.
Your departing flight on June 25th will be an evening flight out of Anchorage (arriving home the next day). Please choose a flight that departs no earlier than 6pm, as we will be in Seward until midday and will need time to get back to Anchorage.
A $500 deposit (per person) is due at the time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable.
The first payment (50% of remaining balance) will be due March 1, 2023. Final payment will be due May 1, 2023. You will receive a reminder email when these payment are due. Once made, all payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.
By Client: If you need to cancel before the final payment date, the cancellation fee is your initial deposit. Your reservation will automatically cancel if final payment is not received by the due date.
By Fit 4 Adventure: In the event that we must cancel a trip for commercial reasons beyond our control, including if the minimum number of trip participants is not met, you will be able to transfer any amount paid toward any F4A trip in the next 24 months. You may also opt for a full refund.
By Force Majeure: In the event that a trip is cancelled due (but not limited) to natural disasters, pandemics, border restrictions, terrorism, or political instability, F4A will offer you a future trip credit valid for 24 months from the original trip date.
F4A is not responsible for any additional expenses you may incur as result of your booking, including (but not limited to) visas, vaccinations, clothing, equipment, travel insurance or non-refundable flights.
The cancellation policy will be strictly adhered to. To avoid loss of payments due to unforeseen circumstances, travel insurance is highly recommended. Travel insurance can often be purchased along with your flight or you can book though our partner Allianz Travel Insurance
*We at Fit 4 Adventure take the health and safety of our guests and guides seriously. We will follow local protocols and CDC-recommended guidelines on this trip.
If you have any questions about this trip, please feel free to reach out to Nick@Fit4Adventure.com
Day 1: Anchorage Away!
Arriving in Anchorage by Noon, we will gather the group, head out of the city and into the wild and sprawling wilderness of Alaska! A warm welcome, Happy Hour with a view and a home-cooked meal* await at our first night's accommodation. Settle in, get to know your fellow Adventurers and soak up the scenery- Welcome to ALASKA!!!
(*Dinner Included in trip price)
Day 2: Talkeetna
Our first day exploring is up in the air. Literally! This morning, weather permitting, we’ll be taking to the skies on a fly-in excursion in the Talkeetna Mountains tundra. Our bush plane pilots know the perfect spot to drop us – at a remote lodge on a high alpine lake only accessible by float plane or helicopter. Later in the day we will explore the tiny town of Talkeetna, rich with history and alive with activity. We'll have time to peruse the shops and wander down to the river- a spectacular scene... Dinner in town is DIY- we typically gather at the brewery or the pizzeria.
Day 3: Talkeetna to Denali National Park
We press further north today, into Denali National Park. With more than 6 million acres, it’s a vast wilderness of braided rivers, massive peaks and abundant wildlife. It’s also one of Alaska’s most popular attractions. Upon arrival, we’ll park the van and stretch our legs with a mild hike along the Savage River.
After the hike, we’ll check into our accommodation- the Denali Bluffs Hotel- tucked along the hillside just outside the Denali Park entrance. But- the day doesn’t end here! It's the Land of the Midnight Sun, and there will still be HOURS of daylight remaining- we'll take advantage with a Class III Whitewater adventure along the Nenana River. After braving the rapids, we'll gather for dinner in the tiny town of Denali (dinner DIY).
Day 4: Mt. Healy Overlook Trail
This is our big hiking day in Denali NP. Starting near the Visitor Center, the trail quickly enters the forest and starts climbing towards the sky. As we get closer to the top of Mt. Healy we are rewarded with sweeping views of the park below, the Nenana River Valley and the mountains all around. From the top, we may even get an above-the-clouds peek at the massive summit of Denali. Thousands of people visit Denali National Park in June and July, but we’ll be high above it all and mostly on our own. Very few visitors take advantage of this magnificent trail. (Hike is approximately 7 miles roundtrip, with about 2,400’ in elevation gain).
After enjoying the views and a trailside lunch, we'll return to town and recount the day's adventure over a cold beverage! (Dinner DIY).
Day 5: Return to Anchorage
After grabbing breakfast in Denali, we’ll roll south back to Anchorage. Time permitting, we'll stop at a Birch Syrup Factory along the route. We'll have lunch in Wasilla and arrive in Achorage early afternoon. Even though it’s technically our rest day, you may still want to get out and about. Perhaps the best way to see Anchorage is by bike, and the 11-mile Coastal Trail hits all the highlights. Rental bikes can easily be found right outside the front door of our quaint downtown bed-and-breakfast, the Copper Whale Inn. Great galleries, shops and interesting museums are within a short walk. We'll gather for a group dinner at the 49th State Brewery (DIY).
Day 6: Scenic Drive to Seward/Biking and Glacier Kayaking excursions
We hit the road again, and this one - over mountain passes, through forests, and along a majestic coastline - is considered one of the most beautiful of our nation’s scenic highways. We’ll start right after breakfast- by noon, we will be biking through Seward and kayaking amongst the glaciers...
Glacier kayaking is a once-in-a-lifetime experience: plying through calm waters surrounded by glaciers and icebergs. Our kayak adventure starts with a ride in a private water taxi which takes us first on a wildlife scouting tour through Resurrection Bay before dropping us in a secluded cove where our kayaks await. After a brief orientation for first-time paddlers, we’ll spend a couple of hours paddling amid immense floating icebergs, up close to a glacier, and amongst seals, sea otters, and other marine wildlife. We’ll have it all to ourselves and in the quiet you will hear the incredible sounds a glacier makes when it moves and calves, sending big chunks of ice splashing into the water.
While one group paddles, the other will bike- we'll rent bikes from the Seward Bike Shop and set out to explore the seaside town of Seward with a local guide. Interesting history, funny stories and a glimpse into the 'local' scene' in this quaint village will be a great introduction to our time on the Kenai Peninsula.
Groups will flip for the afternoon's activities, and we'll all gather together again for dinner in Seward. (Dinner DIY)
Day 7: Glacier Trekking
Yet another 'once-in-a-lifetime' experience, our adventure today will be found among the icy crags of Exit Glacier. After a scenic drive into Kenai Fjords National Park, our hike starts on a paved path leading away from the Visitor Center before climbing 2 miles to the very edge of Exit Glacier. There, we'll don crampons and helmets (provided), as our expert guides lead us out onto the ice. We'll spend 2-3 hours exploring the glacier, looking into crevasses, marveling at the deep blue hues and drinking that magical elixir- ice-cold glacier water! After an exciting exploration, we'll return down the trail to the Visitors' Center, where cold beverages await! We'll celebrate our Alaskan Adventure with a hearty group meal back in Seward (Celebration Dinner included in trip).
Day 8: Seward to Anchorage
After an exhilarating morning hike up Mt. Marathon to a jaw-dropping viewpoint overlooking Seward, the bay and the mountains, we can indulge ourselves in a leisurely lunch and one last look around town before starting our scenic drive back to Anchorage. With evening departures and overnight flights we’ll be arriving home early the next day.
Wow…just wow. The adventures every day so were so unique- from kayaking in icebergs to climbing a glacier to a floatplane ride to a private island to hike with families living off of the grid. These are experiences I will probably never do again. Nick and Marie were so professional and up for anything…no need was left unmet. The lodging was beautiful… Really couldn’t have changed a thing. The perfect amount of activity for active people. Thumbs up for folks looking for an adventure!
Run Wild in Alaska was an absolutely epic adventure! There is literally nothing I would change on this 8 day trip! Guides - Nick & Marie! The dynamic duo did everything for us in style. Each night we were given a text message on the following days agenda. Where to be. What to bring. How the day would play out, etc. It was perfect. Lodging - Each place we stayed was lovely from the spectacular views at the Denali Overlook Inn in Talkeetna to the Exit Glacier Lodge in Seward! Meals - I especially loved the home cooked meal by our guides Nick & Marie but every meal we had was amazing! At restaurants we tasted local dishes like Halibut and Salmon. We had many picnic lunches out on hikes which is my fave thing to do! Itinerary - When I think of what all we packed in my mind is blown. A float plane ride to a remote lodge and hiking. On to Denali for more hiking, class IV whitewater rafting on the Neenana River. Then biking the coastal trail in Anchorage. On the beautiful drive to Seward we were in awe of the majesty. But sitting in the van didn't last long as once we arrived we headed off on a boat ride and then kayaking amongst glaciers. After that we did a bike tour of the town of Seward! The next day we geared up and did a glacier hike that felt scary, exhilarating, and amazing! Our group had an extra day in Seward for the 4th of July! We chose to stay in town and enjoy all of the festivities including the Mount Marathon race. It was amazing!! We did our final hike the next day and played in the snow! If you read the itinerary it sounds like how can you pack all of this in? But Nick & Marie having all of the logistics in place made it effortless & seamless! The Group - The friends we met on this trip were fun, interesting, kind, and easy to be with! It's just awesome to be with like minded adventurous people who love the outdoors and share their stories throughout the trip! Well done Fit4Adventure! This was my second trip and I can only hope I get to do many more trips in the future!!
This was an awesome trip! All of the activities were provided with top notch guides. Nick and Marie were fantasic! They were willing to do anything to make the trip flow with ease and fun. Having a travel guide company that knows the ins and outs and where to go and what to do is invaluable to having an awesome vacation. Fit 4 Adventure rocks. We will definitely use them again and again!
This Alaska trip was amazing! The beauty of Alaska is fully enjoyed while you are hiking trails and glaciers, marveling at the sight of Denali, biking, whitewater rafting, flying in float planes, kayaking amongst fjords- and enjoying great friendships along the way. A salute to guides Nick & Marie. They handled everything with ease. Looking forward to my next Fit 4 Adventure!
I can honestly say that this was hands-down the absolute best vacation I have ever taken! If I had planned this trip myself I would never have been able to see and do all the amazing things our group did. Our guides, Nick and Marie - where to even begin to describe how special these two people are. They were such an important reason why this trip was so incredible. I am already looking forward to planning my next trip with F4A.
We had a great adventure to Alaska with Fit 4 Adventure. The lodging and the restaurant choices and meal options were spot on. We didn’t worry about anything other than having fun! We loved all the activities. The plane ride to go hiking off grid, the hiking (all were very different and beautiful), the river rafting, kayaking at the glacier, glacier hiking and e-biking was spectacular, scenic and fun! The guides did a wonderful job assuring our needs were taken care of every step of the way. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone seeking an Alaska adventure. It was beyond what we could have imagined!
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