When you arrive in Anchorage we will greet you at the airport and transport you to the Westmark Hotel, our home for the next two nights. Dinner will be at a restaurant, close by.
Nearby, the Anchorage Museum is one of those places you encounter that is simply comfortable and wonderful. You can build a volcano that explodes or stand inside a large bubble. See how high you can make the waves rise, and all of that in just the children’s section, which you will want to visit. At the museum's Thomas Planetarium, we will see a program on the northern skies, and still have time to visit the displays of the historical cultures that occupy Alaska.
In the afternoon we will take a bus tour of the beautiful Turnagain Arm, with a stop at Earthquake Park to get a feel of the incredible earthquake that leveled much of Anchorage in 1964.
After breakfast at our hotel, we will return to the airport for one of the great airplane rides anywhere. On a commercial jet (37-seater) we will fly north toward Fairbanks and on the way reach Denali, the highest mountain peak in the Western Hemisphere. Denali is the third most prominent and third most isolated peak on Earth, after Mount Everest and Aconcagua .
Our pilot will fly around the mountain, first one way and then the other, so that everyone can get pictures out of their window.
Then, it's on to Fairbanks, where we will dine together and get a good night’s sleep, because we will be on our way to Chena Hot Springs the next day. I have long thought that Chena should be on the list of the world’s most wonderful places.
Excited about taking the Denali By Sky Extension tour, but still have questions? Please feel free to email us by completing the form on the “Contact Us” page or call us at 727-216-3492.
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