Best of the Best 2018 - 214
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Taking photos along
Prince William Sound;
views; grizzly bears
fishing for salmon.
Bears roam free, orcas ply the bays and Denali views reign.
Best of the Last Frontier
From Glacier Bay on Alaska's panhandle to
Denali's 6 million acres, this extraordinary
21-day tour takes in all eight of the state's
national parks. Wildlife includes puffins,
whales, brown bears and king salmon; and
there are endless hikes and nature photo
ops. You'll meet Inupiaq villagers, explore
the confounding Kobuk Sand Dunes, pan
for gold and walk on glaciers.
Navigate through the Kenai Fjords on a
private chartered vessel, listening to the
crash of calving icebergs and watching for
orcas, before arriving at the secluded Fox
Island, where a placid bay offers easy sea
kayaking. In Denali National Park, head
deep into the forest for a night of true
seclusion; in Katmai National Park, watch
crowds of bears feast on running salmon.
It's all part of a 13-day tour designed in
conjunction with the World Wildlife Fund
that brings to life Alaska's top sights.
Paddle the frigid waters of the Lynn
Canal, raft through the Chilkat Bald
Eagle Preserve, and hike beneath Tlingit
and Haida totem poles over six days of
exploring Alaska's Inside Passage aboard
an intimate 62-passenger expedition ship.
You'll sail in the company of a renowned
nature photographer, who will help you
capture images worth printing.
Your Virtuoso travel advisor can arrange these exceptional experiences and more.