- $159 for a Denali backcountry Jeep safari for two (up to $318 value)
During 3.5-hour tours, guides lead Jeep Wrangler caravans along Stampede Road, a bumpy mining trail featured in the motion picture Into the Wild, while they narrate the history of the area and point out sights just outside of Denali National Park’s backcountry. While navigating the roads, patrons may spot wild caribou, moose, bears, and Mount McKinley on a clear day. Each four-wheel-drive Jeep holds four explorers, and guests 25 years and older possessing a valid driver’s license can take turns steering. Tours depart daily at 11:15 am.
Alaska Travel Adventures
Southern hospitality dictates that guests be taken into the home, fed, and kept cozy for the night. But up north, the Alaska Travel Adventures team warmly welcomes visitors by urging them to veer far from their front door. They help guests explore the landscape by designing whitewater-rafting adventures, kayaking tours, nature-trail walks, or panning for gold and sharing bits of history. For lunch, riverside campfires grill fillets of wild salmon and inspire stories from the Klondike gold rush. To complete the day, Alaska Travel Adventures keeps a fleet of newer-model RVs for guests to sleep in so they don't have to set up tents or convince a bear to share its cave.