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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.
It is said for Alaska, that if you ever get a chance to go to Alaska then you will never be satisfied with any other place for as long as you live…
Escape into the pure, raw, humungous 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.
Challenge yourself as you cruise through the Seward highway with no billboards, no tollbooths, few towns and fewer gas stations.
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 Coldfoot , 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!
Dates: 21st August 2016 – 3rd September 2016
Duration: 13 Nights / 14 Days
Route: Anchorage – Portage – Seward – Kenai Fjords National Park – Talkeetna – Denali National Park – Fairbanks – Coldfoot – Deadhorse – Alaska Railroad Gold Star
Cost = Rs. 5,00,000 (per person)
All Hotel stays (twin sharing basis) & Camp stays
Self Drive SUV (4 people in one car)
Boat Cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park
8 Hour tour of Denali National Park
Fuel for Vehicles
Tickets for the Denali Star, Alaska Railroad’s flagship train
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.
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.
The Itinerary for Alaska 2016.
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.
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 the Seward Highway, a destination unto itself! Get ready for a visual treat, as you will witness some of the most scenic and appealing views of glaciers, waterfalls and mountains en route.
A few miles down the road we make our first stop as we come upon green wetlands and stark icy glaciers of Portage valley. We have planned a visit to the 200 Acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where you may spot Big Game from Coyotes to 14 feet tall brown bears to bald eagles soaring above ready to swoop down for a hungry treat of Salmon!
We commence the drive onwards to the port town of Seward, which offers stunning scenery, plenty of nightlife and great food! The evening is marked for a short drive to the Exit Glacier nature Center for a mini hike to the toe of Exit Glacier. Witness here how glaciers re-shape a landscape and learn how plant life reclaims the barren rocky land exposed by a glacier’s retreat.
We are sure that by now you must have built up a strong appetite, so we return to the hotel where a piping Hot dinner awaits! Overnight in Seward.
Kenai Fjords National Park
Today we have planned a 6-hour glacier and wildlife cruise for you in the 587,000 acres Kenai Fjords National Park.
This park is thronged with sea animals, thousands of migrating seabirds and varied species of land mammals including black bears, wolverines and coyotes roaming freely between the coast and ice fields. The Glacier Express, allows you to experience as much scenery, glaciers, and wildlife in Kenai Fjords National Park as possible within six hours. Providing a full narration to your journey, a uniformed National Park Ranger will guide you to the many spectacular sights while fielding any questions you may have You will stop at the mighty Holgate Glacier and float among the icebergs as you watch for calving, meaning where giant chunks of glacial ice break off and crash into the ocean!
The cruise takes you to Chiswell Islands as well, home to thousands of nesting seabirds like Puffins, kittiwakes and cormorants. The captain will stop the boat close to the seabird nesting areas, providing great photo opportunities. You will also visit the Steller sea lion colonies, where Steller sea lions gather on the rugged, rocky coastline. Sea otters, bald eagles, and mountain goats are also commonly seen along the route.
Lunch will be served on board and we return to the hotel by evening. Overnight in Seward.
Seward – Talkeetna (237 miles/5 hrs)
Take charge of the wheels as you begin a long and scenic drive to the small but picturesque town of Talkeetna, which abounds in outdoor adventure and is home to the Denali National Park. The historic village of Talkeetna is nestled at the base of North America’s tallest peak Denali. It has an outstanding panoramic view of the Alaska Range that can be enjoyed and photographed from several places as you wander through the town, and discover what this unique location has to offer. Overnight in Talkeetna.
Talkeetna – Denali National Park (180 miles/3 hrs)
Start the most beautiful drive from Talkeetna to visit yet another glorious park of North America, Denali National Park. On this route you will catch magnificent glimpses of the highest peak of Alaska, McKinley. On reaching, we will visit the Denali Park visitor center. The center gives you a chance to learn more about Denali Park by viewing the film, “Heartbeats of Denali,” and exploring the exhibit areas. Continue with the excursion at length on the following day. Overnight in Denali Park Village.
Denali National Park Denali – Fairbanks (120 miles/2.5 hrs)
For many travellers, 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 Mckinley 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 exploration take charge of your vehicles and cruise along the Dalton highway to Fairbanks. Today has been a long day and so we have planned a much deserved dinner at the famous Alaska Salmon Bake located inside 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.
Fairbanks – Coldfoot (254 miles/6.5 hrs)
We have a challenging and tough drive ahead of us today on the Dalton Highway also known as 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.
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. Like the Dalton Highway, Deadhorse exists to support oil operations in
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.
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 – 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.
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.
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.
Free day in Anchorage
Explore the beautiful city at leisure as you shop for souvenirs at the local markets.