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Pan American between Anchorage and Banff

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  • Banff
  • Denali National Park
  • Tok
  • Hazelton
  • Jasper
  • Watson Lake
  • Anchorage
  • Seward
  • Hyder
  • Denali Highway
  • Whitehorse
  • Dawson
  • McCarthy
  • Calgary
  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • François Lake
  • Stewart
  • Wrangell-St Elias National Park

This adventurous overlanding journey is very special and one that will be loved by all outdoor enthusiasts.Our North American trip between Anchorage and Banff through Alaska and western Canada is packed full of some of the most spectacular National Parks in the world. Denali, Jasper and Banff to name a few - in which you'll see mighty forests, pristine lakes, glaciers, beautiful mountains and rivers, and hopefully even some grizzly bears.Travelling in our unique converted American school bus, winding your way through the wilds of Alaska and Canada's mountain country.You will learn about the Klondike gold rush of Dawson, visit some of the old mining areas scattered throughout the area, and learn about the Ksan Native Americans on an overnight stay.This trip ends in the glittering Canadian city of Banff, a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and just a hop away from Calgary.

  • Day 1 Anchorage

    Border information: If you are joining in Anchorage, you will most likely enter the USA at Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport (IATA code: ANC). There will be an important group meeting at 18:00 at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. The rest of the day is free to explore Anchorage and its stunning surroundings. Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Anchorage before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Anchorage. In Anchorage we will stay in private rooms in a centrally-located hostel.

    Activities(Optional)
    Visit some of Anchorage's fantastic museums, such as the Alaskan Native Heritage Centre which showcases the area's indigenous cultures, the world-class Anchorage Museum, and the fascinating Aviation Heritage Museum - Cost: USD 15
    Explore some of Anchorage's famous parks, which are full of scenery and walking opportunities  - Cost: USD

  • Day 2 to 3 Seward

    Today our journey begins with a short drive to the town of Seward. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours (please note that all drive times given here are the approximate number of hours that the truck will be in motion only, and does not include any time taken for coffee or lunch stops, border crossings, photo stops, activities en route, comfort breaks, shopping stops, toilet stops, etc. The times given are approximate estimates only and whilst given with the best of intentions, the drive times are heavily dependent on traffic, road conditions, weather, police roadblocks, and many other factors - flexibility is essential on any overland trip!). On the following day you will have free time to explore Seward and take part in optional activities such as a boat trip to the nearby Kenai Fjords National Park. In Seward we will camp near the shore.

    Activities(Optional)
    Head on a 6-hour boat trip in the Kenai Fjords National Park, viewing the abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers, rugged fjords and breathtaking scenery - Cost: USD 154
    Trek along one of the challenging alpine trails in the mountains surrounding Seward - Cost: USD
    Visit the massive Exit Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park, one of the largest and most accessible glaciers in Alaska - Cost: USD
    Kayak out along the rugged Alaskan coastline near Seward - Cost: USD 68

  • Day 4 to 6 Denali National Park

    Today we will drive to Denali National Park, the home of Denali, the highest mountain in North America. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day we will have an included trip into Denali National Park. We will take a shuttle bus through the park to the Eielson Visitor Centre, where we will be able to explore and enjoy some excellent hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities.  On the following day we will have a free day to further explore the National Park or take part in some of the many optional activities available here. In Denali National Park we will camp in a well-equipped campsite.

    Activities(Included)
    Explore Denali National Park by taking a shuttle bus to the Toklat River, an area with excellent hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities

    Activities(Optional)
    Head on an excellent white-water rafting trip on the Nenana River in Denali National Park - Cost: USD 100
    Head on a 2-hour scenic flight around the glaciers and mountains of Denali National Park, including unparalleled views of Denali, North America's highest mountain - Cost: USD 500
    Head out for a fun quad-biking trip through Denali National Park - Cost: USD 115
    Take a mountain biking tour around the trails and old mining roads of Denali National Park, getting wonderful views of the Alaskan wilderness - Cost: USD 57

  • Day 7 to 8 Denali Highway

    Today we have a short and scenic drive to our lodge along the Denali Highway, located in an area popular with wildlife spotters and fishermen. Tonight we will camp in the grounds of an Alaskan lodge. Estimated Drive Time - 3-4 hours. On the following day we will head out along the river to an area deep in the Alaskan wilderness, where we will be able to head out on a trek to a nearby glaicer, explore the surrounding wilderness, and then wild camp for the night.

    Activities(Included)
    Head deep into the Alaskan wilderness by motorised canoe for an incredible remote overnight bushcamp

  • Day 9 to 10 McCarthy

    Today we will head back downstream from our wilderness camp to rejoin our bus. We will then drive to the historic remote outpost of McCarthy, once a thriving copper mining town and the gateway town to the stunning Wrangell-St Elias National Park. Estimated Drive Time - 7-8 hours. On the following day we will have free time to explore Wrangell-St Elias National Park and the historic towns of McCarthy and Kennicott. We will have the chance to take part in an abundance of optional activities such as hiking, historic mine tours, scenic flights, glacier walks and ice climbing. In McCarthy we will camp in a very basic campsite.

    Activities(Optional)
    Explore the stunning mountains of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park on various trekking routes - Cost: USD 80
    Take a breathtaking scenic flight around Wrangell-St Elias National Park, its mountains, glaciers and icefalls - Cost: USD 120
    Head out onto the Root Glacier for a day of ice-trekking and ice-climbing - Cost: USD 125
    Take a guided tour of the historic mill town of Kennicott, frozen in time from when it was abandoned in 1938 - Cost: USD 30
    Take a kayaking trip to the base of Kennicott Glacier, taking in the spectacular views of Mt. Blackburn and the Stairway Icefall - Cost: USD 95

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Transport

Dragoman overland-style vehicle (an old converted US school bus!), boats

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