14 days 13 nights
Denali Dream

Total Price: $1,698

Less than $125 per day!

Starts: Juneau, Alaska

Ends: Anchorage, Alaska

$500 reserves your spot today! 

Build your own adventure on an epic trek through the expansive Alaskan wilderness!  From flight-seeing above massive glaciers to hiking high into the clouds on colossal mountains to venturing deep into Denali National Park, this adventure is packed with unforgettable fun!  Our budget-friendly Alaska journeys make seeing this special place accessible to everyone!  Nature lovers won’t want to miss this chance to spot wildlife, blooming wildflowers and endless tundra landscapes!  Don’t wait to experience the Last Frontier’s pure wilderness!

Day 1

Welcome to the Green Tortoise!

Meet at the Foodland IGA in Juneau, Alaska with your e-ticket.  

The bus departs at 5:00 AM.  

Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the departure time. 

After meeting your new adventure crew, prepare for a breathtaking voyage north on the Inside Passage.  A cruise through the glacier-carved cliffs and waterfalls of the Lynn Canal brings us to Haines and Port Chilkoot.  This small town calls to the adventure enthusiast in us all.  After a walk to the gorgeous Chilkoot Lake, we’ll camp surrounded by Douglas firs and Sitka spruce trees and beneath craggy mountain peaks. Don’t forget to search the treetops for nesting birds.  Haines is home to the largest congregation of American bald eagles in the world!

Camp Night

Meals Included: Dinner

Showers Available

Day 2

Opportunity abounds!  An optional flight-seeing tour of Glacier Bay will leave you elated.  Words cannot describe the thrill of seeing the expansive, wild and frozen earth from above.   Some may choose to take a hike for panoramic views of the Lynn Canal and Chilkat River.  There’s an option to take a ferry to Skagway or sea kayaking tour.  You may even decide to enjoy a walk around Haines’ quaint downtown and get to know the locals from a stool at the Fogcutter Bar.

Camp Night

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Showers Available 

Day 3

You’ll be reminded of the enormity of the world on a journey through wide open spaces of untouched wilderness and near solitude.  Don’t forget to look out for bears, Dall sheep, moose and mountain goats!  Kluane National Park in the Yukon Territory is our destination and it won’t take long to recognize why it has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Plunge into Kathleen Lake to get your blood pumping before sharing a delicious Tortoise dinner together.

Camp Night

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Optional Swim 

Day 4

Our hiking adventure is to the “King’s Throne.”  Once you reach the alpine cirque, a natural amphitheater formed by glacial erosion, continue the adventure to feel on top of the world.  You’ll be regaled with unrivaled views of Kathleen Lake and the breathtaking Saint Elias Mountain Range, home to the world’s largest non-polar icefields.  Easy strolls around the lovely lake are also an option and just as rewarding!

Camp Night

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Optional Swim

Day 5

Enjoy a little break from the wilderness in the capital city of the Yukon Territory, Whitehorse.  This city is home to one of the toughest sled dog races in the world, the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest. Check out the historic riverboat SS Klondike, learn about native cultures or take a trip into the Gold Rush era at the MacBride Museum.  Later, we’ll head for camp and another chance to soak at Takhini Hot Springs.

Camp Night

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional Soak / Showers Available 

Day 6

Jagged granite peaks, idyllic alpine lakes and tundra landscapes roll by in the window frames as we make our way to Dawson City. This stretch of road is well-known for wildlife sightings!  A stop atop Midnight Dome will give you a chance to see our campsite from afar, as well as the mighty Yukon River.  

Camp Night

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch 

Showers Available

Day 7

Step back in time to the Klondike Gold Rush in Dawson City.  Meander the historic town, visiting museums and local shops or take a hike to Midnight Dome by day.  Check out the Paddle Wheel Graveyard or relax by the riverfront. By night, maybe you’ll strike it rich at Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall.  Even if you don’t win big, stick around for the cancan inspired show!  Some may even join the Sourtoe Cocktail Club at the Sourdough Saloon.

Camp Night

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Showers Available

Day 8

We’ll cross the border into Alaska, traveling over the Top Of The World Highway.  A stop in the historical little town of Chicken, Alaska, established in the 1930s for prospecting and mining, will give you a look into real small town life.  In 2010, the official population was seven! Today, the few residents invite travelers to their home to relax and enjoy the intriguing history. Indulge in a rootbeer float on the porch of the local cafe and party the night away at the local’s favorite place to hang.  

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 9

Awaken to a world of opportunity at Chena Hot Springs Resort.  Whether you’re up for a hike, a soak, horseback ride or sled dog experience, you won’t be bored here!  Bundle up for an optional tour of the world’s largest year-round ice environment, the Aurora Ice Museum.  This day will certainly leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed!

Camp Night

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner 

Optional Soak / Showers Available

Day 10

On our way to Denali National Park, we’ll stop in Fairbanks, “the Gateway to the Bush,” for a little town time to gather provisions for the days ahead.  We’ll visit the Fairbanks Visitor Center and explore the unbelievable Museum of the North at the University of Alaska.  This evening, enjoy a dinner out at 49th State Brewing Company where you can hop into the replica “Into the Wild” bus!

Custom Sleeper Coach Drive Night

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch

Days 11 & 12 & 13

We greet the morning at Denali National Park, the climax of this adventure!  The sprawling tundra is our playground for the next few days!  Venture out on the diverse trails from the park’s visitor center, take a ranger-led hike or embark on a bus journey deep into the park.  Don’t miss the chance to see moose, bears, caribou, foxes and Dall sheep in their natural habitat! You may take the opportunity to go on a whitewater rafting adventure through the picturesque landscape on the Nenana River.  However you choose to spend our extended stay, you’re guaranteed to take away treasured memories of the raw beauty and trackless wilderness stretching beneath “The Great One!”

Camp Nights

Meals Included: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Dinner Out On Day 13

Showers Available

Day 14

Reminisce about your incredible journey as we head for Anchorage on our final scenic drive.  Today, we say “See you next time!” 

Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Travel By Custom Coach
  • 70% of Meals
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Semi-Guided Exploration of Cities & Parks
  • Sleeping Pad
  • All Camping Fees
What’s Not Included
    • Sleeping bag  
    • Tent

*Available for rent upon booking! 

Required Expenses

    • Ferry Passage
  • Haines area:
    • Ferry to Skagway
    • Guided Trips – Kayaking or Rafting
    • Flight-seeing Glacier Bay
  • Dawson City area:
    • Diamond-Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall Show
    • Dredge Tour
  • Denali area:
    • Bus Tours Of The Park
    • Whitewater Rafting
    •  Flight-seeing Tour
    • Backcountry Camping at Wonder Lake*

*Subject to availability.

You’ll be traveling in a custom sleeper coach! 

A sleeping bag is required for this adventure.  If you don’t have one, rent one from us upon booking!  Just $15 for the entire trip.

A tent is not required.  You are welcome to sleep on the bus.  You may rent a tent from us for $50. In Alaska and on longer adventures, a tent is often nice for privacy.

Our coaches are equipped with a camp kitchen.  No need to bring your own cookware or utensils.  Bring a reusable lunch container to store your packed lunch and a reusable water bottle.

Departure:  5:00 AM – Foodland IGA, 615 West Willoughby Ave., Juneau, AK 99801

Arrival: 5:00 PM – Base Camp Anchorage Hostel, 1037 W 26th Ave., Anchorage, AK 99503

Dates & Prices

Saturday, July 11 – Friday, July 24, 2020

Fare: $1,199 + Food: $499
Total: $1,698

Build your own adventure on an epic trek through the expansive Alaskan wilderness!  From flight-seeing above massive glaciers to hiking high into the clouds on colossal mountains to venturing deep into Denali National Park, this adventure is packed with unforgettable fun!  Our budget-friendly Alaska journeys make seeing this special place accessible to everyone!  Nature lovers won’t want to miss this chance to spot wildlife, blooming wildflowers, beautiful glaciers and more!  Don’t wait to experience the Last Frontier’s pure wilderness!

Day By Day 

1. Inside Passage / Haines – Camp Night

2. Haines – Camp Night

3. Kluane National Park – Camp Night

4.  Kluane National Park – Camp Night

5. Takhini Hot Springs – Camp Night

6. Dawson City – Camp Night

7. Dawson City – Camp Night

8. Top Of The World Highway – Drive Night

9. Chena Hot Springs – Camp Night

10. Fairbanks – Drive Night

11. Denali National Park – Camp Night

12. Denali National Park – Camp Night

13. Denali National Park Camp Night

14. Anchorage – Arrival