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Alaska – The Dead Horse Drive 2017

Adventures Overland gives you a thrilling chance to attempt the most dangerous and sensational drives on the daunting Dalton highway also known as the Haul Road! Drive through wilderness on the freeway that slices through North Alaska from Livengood to the oil fields of Prudhoe Bay. Don’t be surprised if you encounter grizzly and black bears as you cruise along in your 4*4 on this road that is mostly gravel and deserted for miles.

On this adventure you will ride on cruise ships over glaciers, visit national parks brimming with wildlife of all shapes and sizes, drive on world’s toughest roads and get panoramic views of mountains, waterfalls and spruce forests as you sit behind the wheel of your 4*4 or enjoy a comfortable ride in the Alaskan railroad gold star!!

Join us as we take you to explore those terrains of the world that only a few have experienced!

Tushar and Sanjay personally lead all convoys and have explored every single route themselves! Self drive as part of their convoy, meet like minded travellers, experience the highs of driving though exotic landscapes and harsh terrains.

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It is said for Alaska, that if you ever get a chance to go to Alaska , you will never be satisfied with any other place for as long as you live…

Escape into the pure, raw, humongous and life changing terrains of America’s great North Star, Alaska. On this Epic adventure you will drive on world’s Toughest Roads built on extremely high altitudes and deserted for hundreds of miles. You will visit Stunning National Parks, brimming with wildlife where you may spot grizzly brown bears, soaring bald eagles and more. Take a day cruise and look at the stunning Alaskan Glaciers and hop on a Floating Plane to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous landscapes below you.

Drive on The Dalton Highway, the road with a reputation that has been featured repeatedly on Travel shows for most amazing and dangerous drives in the world!  It is one of the most isolated roads in the US that runs directly parallel to the Alaskan pipeline and crosses the Arctic Circle. En route visit Cold foot , the northern most truck stop in the US and reach Deadhorse, the northern most town of US located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean with only 25 permanent residents, where the 666 Km road finally ends.

Come to Alaska for the most sensational drive of a lifetime!

Alaska routemap

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Dates: 27th August 2017 – 8th September 2017

Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days

Route: Anchorage – Talkeetna – Denali National Park – Fairbanks – Coldfoot – Deadhorse – Alaska Railroad Gold Star – Fairbanks – Anchorage

Cost = Rs. 5,00,000 (per person)

Tour Includes

  • All Hotel stays (twin sharing basis) & Camp stays
  • Self Drive SUV (4 people in one car)
  • All Meals
  • Glacier River Cruise in Fairbanks
  • 8 Hour tour of Denali National Park
  • Fuel for Vehicles
  • Tickets for the Denali Star, Alaska Railroad’s flagship train
  • Airport Transfers

Tour Excludes

  • International Air Tickets
  • Meals & Drinks not mentioned
  • Insurance & Documentation Costs such as travel insurance, visa applications, International Driving Permit etc.
  • Any cost arising out of unforeseen circumstances like ill health, land blocks, bad weather etc.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% of the Tour cost will be charged if the tour cancelled anytime after confirmation till 30 days prior to start date.
  • 50% of the tour cost will be charged as cancellation if tour is cancelled in less than 29-15 days prior to start date.
  • 100% of the tour cost will be charged as cancellation if trip is cancelled in less than 14 days prior to start date.

Day 1

Arrival in Anchorage

Your Alaskan Adventure begins today in the city that lies in the heart of Alaska, Anchorage. It is a bustling city and is only 30-minute drive away from the wilderness. You will be transferred directly from the airport to the hotel where an orientation dinner has been organized for all the adventure enthusiasts. There will be a briefing about driving in Alaska and what all is in store for you for the next 13 days! You get to meet your fellow participants for this incredible drive tonight over dinner.

Anchorage- Alaska

Day 2

Get over the jet lag and make your way towards Lake Hood, the largest floating plane airport in the world. Hop on a Float Plane for a joy ride and enjoy a bird’s eye view of this gorgeous city. Do not blink even for a moment and capture every second of the breathtaking views below you. Rest of the day is free to explore the city and gear up for the long journey ahead.

Kenai Fjords National Park- Alaska

Day 3

Anchorage – Denali National Park (231 miles / 5 hours)

After a hearty breakfast we take a short hike to collect our self-drive SUV’s! Get behind the wheels and take a deep breath as you embark on a journey that you are bound to remember all your life! Get ready for a visual treat as you will witness some of the most scenic and appealing views of Alaska on your way to Denali National Park. Keep your cameras ready as you approach the Denali National Park. Soak in the fresh air, the cool wind and the stunning landscapes all around you. Check in to your gorgeous hotel and enjoy the gorgeous views of the Denali National Park from your room!

Drive through Seward – Talkeetna

Day 4

Denali National Park

For many travelers, Denali national park is the beginning and end of their Alaskan adventure. The 6 million acres of wilderness, spruce forest and glaciers, Denali is home to North America’s tallest peak, Mount Denali and brimming with wildlife of all shapes and sizes. So get your cameras ready as you may get an overload of nature at its best! We have planned an 8 hour round trip of this magnificent park complete with a picnic lunch. After the excursion, retire in your luxury hotel and rejuvenate for the exciting drives ahead.

drive from Talkeetna to Denali National Park

Day 5

Denali – Fairbanks (120 miles/2.5 hrs)

Enjoy breakfast in the restaurant while looking at stunning views of Denali and then take charge of your vehicles to start your drive further north towards Fairbanks. Arrive in Fairbanks by evening and enjoy a unique dinner at the famous Alaska Salmon Bake Restaurant in Pioneer Park.

Pioneer Park lets you walk back to an era when gold was king and narrow-gauge railroads were the way to get around. You’ll find museums, a riverboat, a native Alaskan village, a mining operation, and more. Play golf on the world’s farthest north mini-golf course, or take a lazy ride on the Crooked Creek and Whiskey Island Railroad.

Overnight in Fairbanks.

Denali National Park - Alaska

Day 6

Fairbanks – Coldfoot (254 miles/6.5 hrs)

We have a challenging and tough drive ahead of us today on the Haul Road. You will drive on one of the most isolated and remote roads of the US with nothing for miles except ice fields, gravel roads and the limitless sky for company. Be prepared for a most testing yet rewarding drives on the road manned by Truckers en route from oil fields of Fairbanks before you reach the remote town of Coldfoot.

It is said that Coldfoot got its name in 1900, when gold seekers made it that far, got cold feet and turned around. Today it serves as the farthest-north truck stop in the United States. Coldfoot is located roughly 174 miles into the 414-mile Dalton Highway.

Overnight in Coldfoot Camps.

Dalton Highway Drive

Day 7

Coldfoot – Deadhorse (241 miles/7.5 hrs)

How can one begin to describe this drive on the daunting Dalton Highway? It is going to be Thrilling, Stunning and the most Epic drive of this Journey!

Take charge of the road onwards from Cold Foot and cross the highest pass in Alaska, Atigun Pass located at an elevation of 4,739 feet above the sea level. It is known amongst the most challenging passes to cross even for the most experienced drivers!

As you proceed on this road that runs parallel to the trans Alaskan pipeline, there are absolutely no services (No gas stations, cafes, medical) for 240 miles till you reach Deadhorse. Visit the Prudhoe Bay oil fields and dip your toe in the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean. The whole experience is so ethereal that it fills you with a sense of wonder. Bask in the glory of your achievement as you cross the Arctic Circle and reach this last town on the Dalton Highway.

Be very proud as very few have even attempted what you have achieved!

Overnight in Deadhorse Camps.

Epic Coldfoot – Deadhorse

Day 8

Deadhorse – Coldfoot (241 miles/7.5 hrs)

Today morning has been marked for a guided tour of Prudhoe Bay Oil fields where you also get a chance to dip your feet in the frigid ice-cold waters of the Arctic Ocean. After the tour start the action packed drive back on the same route but you are no longer a novice. You will again be crossing all the major landmarks namely Arctic Circle, Alaskan Pipeline and more! So put your experience to good use and conquer the Haul Road – the road with a reputation! Enjoy the stunning scenery and all the challenges that nature throws at you. Overnight in Coldfoot Camps.

Coldfoot – Deadhorse

Day 9

Coldfoot – Fairbanks (254 miles/6.5 hrs)

Sit behind the wheels of your car and keep testing those driving skills on the 666 km long Dalton Highway till you reach the only metropolis of Alaska, Fairbanks. Once a gold rush boomtown, Fairbanks is now Alaska’s second largest metropolis known as the “Golden Heart City,” a testimony to the warmth of the people. Sample the traditional Athabascan food at a local eatery or take a leisurely pub-crawl while floating down the Chena River. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Drive to metropolis of Alaska, Fairbanks

Day 10

Drop off Vehicles
Spend the day at leisure and explore the charming city of Fairbanks with a warmth and energy of its own. Experience the Northern lights (If you get lucky) or just soak in the vibrant and diverse ambience of this beautiful city.

The Northern lights

Day 11

Alaska Railroad Gold Star Service

This is the last leg of our incredible Alaska trip but definitely not the least!

The Denali Star, the Alaska Railroad’s flagship train, links Fairbanks to Anchorage with stops in Wasilla, Talkeetna and Denali Park.

On this route, sparkling salmon streams and stands of birch and spruce come into view, while carpets of fireweed add dramatic purple to the landscape.

These bi-level cars feature glass dome ceilings giving you a full 360-degree view. This is particularly impressive when you can watch an eagle soaring directly overhead from the comfort of your seat! This train also boasts of an open viewing platform on the upper level (the only of its kind in the world) so that you can capture some of the best photos of the incredible views of the wild landscapes along the tracks. . A full-time bar attendant is available to those looking for libations.

Alaska Railroad

Day 12

Free Day in Anchorage

Explore the beautiful city at leisure as you shop for souvenirs at the local markets

Day 13

Fly Out


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