Teeming with wildlife and stunning scenery, discover the breadth and beauty of Alaska's national parks, varied landscapes, and cultural heritage.

Starting at: $6,395 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The magnificent Mt. Denali and the park road  Puffin perched on an outcropping  Forests and mountains of Denali National Park  Young grizzlies in Denali National Park  Caribou in Denali National Park  Husky puppies  Float plane ready for take-off, Lake Hood  The city of Anchorage  Men in traditional dress at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Credit: Alaska Native Heritage Center  Dancers at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Credit: Alaska Native Heritage Center  Landscape of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park  Looking out on a glacier, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park  Kennecott Mines, Wrangel-St. Elias National Park  The marina at Seward  Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park  Orca whale sighting, Kenai Fjords National Park  Breaching whale  Puffins in the waters of Kenai Fjords National Park  Steller Sea Lions, Kenai Fjords National Park  Bald eagle  Sea otters in Prince William Sound

Alaska's Natural Wonders

11 days from $6,395

Teeming with wildlife and stunning scenery, discover the breadth and beauty of Alaska's national parks, varied landscapes, and cultural heritage.

or Call 855-330-1542

Experts

Jul 17 - 27, 2018 Departure
Bryan Bates

Bryan Bates

Bryan Bates has explored and led wilderness trips in the mountains and canyons of the West for 40 years. Following a B.A. Degree in Native American Studies and M.S. in Environmental Science, he and a friend backpacked 21 days through the Grand Canyon. Bryan has led canyoneering backpacks, been a river guide, and conducted archaeological & archaeoastronomical research across the Colorado Plateau, including the Grand Canyon. He has published on archaeoastronomy and was Chair of the Oxford International Conference on Cultural Astronomy. Bryan is currently President of the Society for Cultural Astronomy. Bryan taught biology, environmental science and natural history at Coconino Community College, until retiring as Professor Emeritus, Science, at CCC.

In addition to his research and teaching, Bryan works as an interpretive naturalist with a number of different organizations including the American Association for Advancement of Science, the National Parks Conservation Association and numerous Natural History Museums. 

Aug 14 - 24, 2018 Departure; Jun 4 - 14, 2019 Departure
Howard Topoff and Carol Simon

Howard Topoff and Carol Simon

Howard Topoff and Carol Simon are biologists specializing in the fields of Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Evolutionary Biology. After receiving their Ph.D. degrees, they spent their scientific careers as professors at The City University of New York, and as Research Associates at The American Museum of Natural History. Their field research on animal behavior is conducted in Central and South America, Africa, and the southwestern corner of the United States. As study leaders on Natural History tours for over 35 years, they have developed an extensive series of educational and entertaining multimedia presentations, which they offer to vacationing guests who enjoy location-specific enrichment programs.

Aug 20 - 30, 2019 Departure
Patrick Abbott

Patrick Abbott

Patrick Abbott has a Ph.D. in geology from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a long-time Professor of Geology at San Diego State University. PatÂ’'s research on reconstructing ancient continental positions has focused on the region stretching from coastal Mexico to coastal Alaska. His college textbook, Natural Disasters, published by McGraw-Hill, is in its ninth edition, and discusses in detail the plate tectonics, earthquakes, climate change, and volcanic history of the Pacific region. He appeared in the TV series The Real GilliganÂ’s Island on TBS and contributed to a History Channel program in spring 2012 on geological and meteorological phenomena. Pat will lecture on the plate tectonics and volcanic activity and why these regional phenomena are significant on a global scale.