Teeming with wildlife and stunning scenery, discover the breadth and beauty of Alaska's national parks, varied landscapes, and cultural heritage on this special journey featuring Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, Kenai Fjords, and Anchorage.

Starting at: $6,495 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The magnificent Mt. Denali and the park road  Bear with cubs  The elusive wolf  Caribou in Denali National Park  Forests and mountains of Denali National Park  Float plane ready for take-off, Lake Hood  The city of Anchorage  Husky puppies  Performance, 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 $6,495 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Teeming with wildlife and stunning scenery, discover the breadth and beauty of Alaska's national parks, varied landscapes, and cultural heritage on this special journey featuring Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, Kenai Fjords, and Anchorage.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

[This journey] well exceeded our expectations - having our own personal Ph.D. geologist with us to answer our questions in real-time was a huge bonus. Our tour director kept everything running smoothly, allowing us time to enjoy the fauna and flora to the max. Truly a memorable trip!

- Diane K.

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Jun 2 - 12, 2020 Departure
Wayne Ranney

Wayne Ranney

Wayne Ranney is a geologist and writer who is a veteran of expedition travel, having journeyed to and lectured on all of Earth’s seven continents. He is the recipient of the 2018 American Association of Petroleum Geologists “Geosciences in the Media Award” and has received other national and regional honors for his writing, lectures, blog postings, and expeditionary guiding. His foreign and domestic travels have taken him to South America (Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, and the Amazon), Australia and New Zealand, the Polar regions (Antarctica, Iceland, and Greenland), and desert landscapes in Africa, Asia, the Atacama, and the American Southwest.

With a lifelong interest in the earth sciences, Wayne specializes in making the fascinating story of our planet come alive for fellow travelers. He was elected to the Explorers Club and has visited more than 85 countries. Wayne is a retired professor of geology who lives in Flagstaff, Arizona near his beloved Grand Canyon. He is passionate about sharing his vast knowledge of earth history with others in an easy-going and informal style, yet he is a well-respected author of numerous award-winning books and articles. He enjoys languages, hiking, river running, photography, conversation, and anything that allows him to get outdoors with others in seeing the varied and interesting landscapes of our beautiful planet.

Jul 7 - 17, 2020 Departure
Allen  Glazner

Allen Glazner

Allen Glazner is Professor Emeritus of Geological Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his B.A. from Pomona College and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. His research focuses on magmatism and plate tectonics of western North America, with special emphasis on the Sierra Nevada Range and Yosemite National Park. Allen has won two University Teaching Awards, has led dozens of field trips in the American Southwest for groups ranging from academic specialists to the general public, and has trained astronauts and National Park personnel in the field and classroom. In addition to over 100 academic papers he has coauthored three Geology Underfoot books on California regions: southern California, Death Valley-Owens Valley, and Yosemite National Park.

Aug 4 - 14, 2020 Departure
Scott Burns

Scott Burns

Scott Burns is a Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland State University where he just completed his 28th year of teaching. He was also Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at P.S.U. from 1997-1999. Scott has been teaching for 48 years, with past positions in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. Dr. Burns specializes in environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, and Quaternary geology. Scott has won many awards for outstanding teaching, the most significant being the Faculty Senate Chair Award at Louisiana Tech University in 1987, the Distinguished Faculty Award from the Portland State Alumni Association in 2001, and the George Hoffmann Award from PSU in 2007. Based on his national leadership performance Scott was chosen to be a fellow of the Geological Society of America (2004) and a fellow with the Kellogg National Fellowship Program (1990 – 1993). He was president of the Downtown Rotary Club of Portland, Oregon’s oldest and largest Rotary club in 2009. Scott is a 6th generation Oregonian who grew up in Beaverton and is very happy to be "home" after a 25 year hiatus! He actively helps local TV, radio stations and newspapers bring important geological news to the public. Scott enjoys all sports, especially basketball, running, skiing, hiking, swimming, tennis, and golf.

Aug 18 - 28, 2020 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.