Best of Alaska (8 Days)

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Experience the Best of South Central Alaska


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All Ages: Allows for adults and children (we recommend five years and older)

Adult: Adults only (age 16 and older)

Private: Exclusive tour up to seven people

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8 Days, 7 Nights

Starting Price

$5,449 | Based on Double Occupancy

Consistently Voted our Most Popular Tour

All our Alaska tour packages are very popular, but this one is a favorite! Our 8-Day Best of Alaska features the beauty of the backcountry paired with the state’s scenic sea coasts. Explore Alaska at a relaxed pace with activities that include a marine wildlife and glacier cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park, an upclose excursion on a glacier-carved lake, exploration of Denali National Park and the Mat-Su valley, a scenic railroad trip, and more. Come experience the best our amazing state has to offer.

Verdant Valleys and Captivating Coastline

“We enjoyed every minute of our fabulous vacation! We would book another AAU adventure in a heartbeat! What a special adventure for our 10 year old grandson and us too!”

—Sandra S.

“Our Alaska experience was great, pace was just right, we all had a great time & we all took home some wonderful memories! Thank you Alaska Adventure Unlimited for making our Alaska vacation something we will always cherish.”

—Zen and Doug T.

“We packed so much into the 8 days. Our guide, Lyle, was amazing. We saw moose, bears, caribou, whales, sea lions, seals, and puffins. I highly recommend this trip to anyone looking for a real adventure and not just a cruise.”

—Terri T.
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    This tour truly gives you the perfect balance of premium activities and Alaska scenery at a relaxed pace. This eight-day adventure introduces guests to the majesty of the Alaska Range, the Mat-Su Valley, and the Kenai coastline. More than a simple snapshot, this tour itinerary highlights the very best of Alaska.

    • Day 01

      Anchorage & Wasilla

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    • Day 02

      Palmer & Matanuska Glacier

      Upgrade available on this day.

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    • Day 03

      Talkeetna & Denali National Park

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    • Day 04

      Denali National Park

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    • Day 05

      Denali & Wasilla

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    • Day 06


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    • Day 07

      Coastal Alaska

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    • Day 08


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    Rates & Inclusions

    Deluxe Package

    Treat yourself to the ultimate trip. Our Deluxe Package includes all listed activities, transportation, deluxe hotels, partial meal plan, plus Mt. Denali flightseeing, a First-Class Gold Star railroad ride, and a stay in a deluxe Anchorage hotel. *Ask about our 2025 early season special rates.*

    2025 Rates:

    • $5449 Per Person (Double Occupancy)
    • $5149 Per Person (Triple/Quad Occupancy)
    • $6349 Per Person (Single Occupancy)
    • $330 Per Person Tax

    Quality Package

    Enjoy great value with our Quality Package, which includes all listed activities, transportation, quality hotels, many meals, a river jet boat ride in Talkeetna, and an Adventure Class railroad trip to Seward. 

    2025 Rates:

    • $4999 Per Person (Double Occupancy)
    • $4699 Per Person (Triple/Quad Occupancy)
    • $5899 Per Person (Single Occupancy)
    • $330 Per Person Tax

    What’s Included in Your tour

    • checkmark icon Accommodations for Seven Nights
    • checkmark icon Most Meals
    • checkmark icon Executive 14-Seat Mini-Coach
    • checkmark icon Private Alaskan Guide
    • checkmark icon Kenai Fjords National Park
    • checkmark icon Denali National Park Tour
    • checkmark icon Mt. Denali Flightseeing
    • checkmark icon Horseback Riding or Zipline
    • checkmark icon Knik Glacier Boat Tour
    • checkmark icon Hatcher Pass Scenic Tour
    • checkmark icon Matanuska Glacier Ice Trek
    • checkmark icon Dog Sled Ride
    • checkmark icon Mt. Denali Flightseeing (Deluxe) 
    • checkmark icon Talkeetna River Jet Boat Ride (Quality)
    • checkmark icon First-Class Gold Star Rail (Deluxe)
    • checkmark icon Adventure Class Rail (Quality)

    Available Activity Upgrades

    Want to make your Alaskan adventure even more magical? We have activity upgrades on select days, allowing you to enjoy the Alaskan tour of your dreams. Check out the tour itinerary for available upgrades.

    Tour Add-Ons

    Looking to make this trip of a lifetime even more memorable? We have some experiences to recommend! Our add-on experiences begin at the end of your official tour. We’re happy to provide suggestions of activities and accommodations as well as assist with the planning and coordination of your touring.

    Bear Viewing

    Anchorage Add-On

    Lake Clark Bear Viewing (6–8 hrs)


    After a scenic ride on a float plane that passes three active volcanoes, numerous salmon streams, and towering glaciers, you’ll arrive at this ideal oceanfront bear viewing habitat to watch brown bears interacting with each other in the wild. Observe them as they frolic in the grass with their cubs, dig for claims, and take afternoon naps.

    Anchorage Add-On

    Katmai Bear Viewing (8–10 hrs)


    The federally protected Katmai National Park and Preserve is world famous for having the largest population of Alaska brown bears. Accessible only by air, this is Alaska wilderness in its rawest form. At Brooks Falls, where numerous bears congregate to catch salmon, three bear viewing platforms connected by elevated boardwalks allow for close, unobstructed, extraordinary bear viewing.

    Pre- and Post-Tour Accommodations 

    Anchorage Add-On

    Pre-Tour Hotel Stay

    Upscale: $395 / night

    Anchorage Add-On

    Post-Tour Hotel Stay

    Upscale: $395 / night


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