Alaska is home to some of the largest national parks in the country, and as our nation’s national parks celebrate 100 years of operation, there is no better time to try and visit as many parks as possible.
John Hall’s Alaska is family owned and operated by Alaska specialists and specialists. For travelers who want to go inland and touch, taste, feel, smell and be a part of what makes Alaska so majestic, this company presents unique opportunities for its guests.
Launched in 1983, the travel company attracts its guests with extensive cruises and all-inclusive land tours. John Hall’s Alaska itineraries offer an in-depth exploration of the Border State with a custom fleet of coaches and boats. The trips encompass abundant wildlife, colorful history, enriching cultural encounters, local cuisine, and spectacular scenery. Tours are led by Alaskan residents who inform and entertain along the way.
If you have some time to spare, John Hall’s 12-day, 7-night Alaska Cruise exploring Alaska National Parks by land and sea offers an adventure that will take travelers deep into the heart of the Alaskan wilderness. .
What to expect on your trip
The adventure begins with a welcome in Anchorage and an in-flight visit to Katmai National Park , which was established in 1918 to protect the region, ravaged by the volcanic activity of Mount Katmai and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. Visitors will be able to watch bears feed on salmon at Brooks Falls, known as a bear-watching destination.
Flightseeing is one of the best ways to see some of the most remote locations in the state. Provides unprecedented access to nearly unreachable locations within parks. Guests will experience another sightseeing tour at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park , with landings in the former mining towns of Kennicott and McCarthy. Rugged and inviting, at 13.2 million acres, Wrangell St.-Elias is the largest national park in the country, stretching from Mount St. Elias to the Pacific Ocean. It’s so large that it could put the Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks plus all of Switzerland, including the Alps, within its borders.
There are more tourist flights ahead. From Fairbanks, guests will fly across the Arctic Circle for a cultural tour of the hometown of Anaktuvuk Pass at the gates of the Arctic National Park . This national park is one of the few that does not have roads or trails.
Then a comfortable coach ride takes guests into the heart of Denali National Park, home to Alaska’s “Big Five” – elk, caribou, Dall sheep, wolves and bears.
The next experience is an eight and a half hour cruise from Seward through Kenai Fjords National Park . At sea, keep cameras ready and focused for humpback whales, sea otters, sea lions, eagles, puffins, and calving glaciers.
The sixth and final park is Glacier Bay National Park , where guests will be able to see some of the most active glaciers in the world. Visitors will navigate the Alaska Inside Passage and enjoy the beauty of one of the largest international protected areas in the world.
These are just a few of the experiences guests have on John Hall’s adventure in Alaska’s Alaska National Parks. Other activities include the copper mines at Kennicott, a visit to Barrow’s hometown, a visit to the Anchorage Museum, exploring the Alaskan capital in downtown Juneau; the magical forest trail at Kasaan, the 3,000-foot glacier-carved cliffs of Misty Fjords, and the town of Ketchikan, also known as the “Salmon Capital of the World.”
John Hall’s Alaska has two Alaska National Parks adventure outings during the National Park Service’s centennial year: July 4-22 and July 18-August 5, 2016.
The price of the itinerary by land and sea with Alaskan Dream Cruises starts at $ 12,000 per person / double occupancy. Also available is a land and sea itinerary with Celebrity’s Millennium and a 12-day “land only” option.