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NORTH AMERICA | Anchorage, Talkeenta, Denali National Park, Girdwood | 8 Days / 7 Nights

Alaska

Mom, dad and daughter view an outdoor exhibit of native Alaskan artwork and totem poles Snow covered mountains near pine trees A jet boat on a river 3 reindeer grazing A grizzly bear in a forested area A river flows through a valley between two mountains towards glacier-filled water
Mom, dad and daughter view an outdoor exhibit of native Alaskan artwork and totem poles
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Visit the Alaskan Native Heritage Center, rich in native Alaskan art and culture.
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Discover the beauty and majesty of "The Last Frontier" on this Adventures by Disney Alaska vacation. Alaska is home to Denali—the highest mountain peak in North America—and also boasts over 3 million lakes, volcanic islands and 16,000 square miles (41,439 square km) of glacier ice. Explore some of the most stunning terrains in the world. And take home memories of unforgettable natural splendor!

ALASKA VACATION TIPSExpanded

  • Preparing for your AdventureExpanded

    • Required Travel DocumentationExpanded

      U.S. Guests 18 and over are required to present valid and unexpired government-issued photo identification (i.e., driver's license or passport) for air travel, and it may be necessary to present this identification at other times during the trip.

      In addition, Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

      If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the U.S. Department of State for information on documentation requirements.

    • What to PackExpanded

      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. Due to frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for current restrictions.

      Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. However, you may wish to don business casual attire for dinner. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:

      Clothing
      •     T-shirts (both short and long-sleeved)
      •     Collared shirts
      •     Light sweater
      •     Jeans or long pants
      •     Casual dress/skirt (optional)
      •     Shorts
      •     Waterproof jacket
      •     Hat
      •     Swimsuits
      •     Sturdy-soled, close-toed walking shoes
      •     Sandals
      •     Warm hat and gloves

      Miscellaneous
      •     Valid photo ID
      •     Medication
      •     Camera/video camera
      •     Extra batteries or charger for camera
      •     Sunglasses
      •     Sunscreen
      •     Toiletries
      •     Umbrella
      •     Insect repellent
      •     Binoculars
      •     National Parks Passports—for those participating in "The Passport to Your National Parks" program

    • WeatherExpanded

      In the summer, daytime temperatures typically average from 70°F during the day to 45°F in the evening. Overall, the weather is generally sunny, warm and clear, although rain can occur without any warning.

    • Recommended ReadingExpanded

      Longitude Books offers useful books and maps to help you get the most out of your travel. They offer a selection of reading recommendations prepared especially to enhance your Adventures by Disney vacation.

    • The Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan Expanded

      Protect your vacation investment with coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, reimbursement for trip delays, medical protection, baggage protection and 24-hour assistance. This inclusive Travel Insurance offered by Adventures by Disney is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company—and is as easy as a phone call to learn more about and then purchase.


      Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.

  • En RouteExpanded

    • Arrival/Departure InformationExpanded

      Upon arrival at Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage (ANC), follow airport signage to baggage claim. Once there, look for a representative holding an orange Adventures by Disney sign who will be positioned at the bottom of the escalator or near the baggage claim. This representative is available to assist with your baggage and will escort you to your hotel. At the conclusion of the adventure, you will fly out of Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage.

      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 ANC No earlier than 10:00 AM and no later than 3:00 PM
      Departure 8 ANC No earlier than 6:00 AM

  • During Your AdventureExpanded

    • CurrencyExpanded

      The unit of currency in America is the U.S. Dollar (USD). ATM machines are available in most places along your adventure to obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or debit cards.

    • GratuitesExpanded

      Adventure Guide Gratuities
      Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are not included. Based on the quality of service you have received, we suggest the following gratuity guidelines. Please note that this is for each member of your traveling party, per Adventure Guide, per day.

      Per Adult/Child/Per Adventure Guide/Per Day—$8 - $11 USD

      Example:
      •  For an 8-day adventure, the Adventure Guide gratuity per Guest, per Adventure Guide: $64 - $88 USD.
      •  A family of 4 for an 8-day adventure: $256 - $352 USD per Adventure Guide.

      For 2 Adventure Guides, this is a total of $512 - $704 USD.

      The Adventure Guides gratuity can be paid in U.S dollars, local currency, travelers' checks or PayPal. Please check with your Adventure Guide if they accept PayPal.

      All Other Gratuities
      Gratuities have been taken care of on your behalf for all services included in the itinerary. There is no need for you to worry about tipping the bellmen, housekeepers, waiters, drivers and local experts.

    • TransportationExpanded

      During the adventure, transportation is provided by a private motor coach. When spending time on your own, you may choose to visit a site that requires transportation. If this is the case, convenient travel options include taxi or bus. Your Adventure Guides are happy to assist in arranging additional transportation.

    • LanguageExpanded

      The primary language of Alaska is English.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSExpanded

  • How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded

    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.

  • Do I need vaccinations to travel to this country?Expanded

    If you are a U.S. citizen, you do not need vaccinations to travel to Alaska. If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check your local requirements on vaccinations for travel to this country.

  • Which airport(s) do I fly into and out of?Expanded

    ARRIVAL: We will pick you up from Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage on your arrival day. Your flight should arrive no earlier than 10:00 AM and no later than 3:00 PM.

    DEPARTURE: At the end of the adventure, you will fly out of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage (ANC). Your flight should leave no earlier than 6:00 AM.

  • Are transfers included if I arrive or depart from different locations or at different times from the itinerary?Expanded

    No. Transfers are only included from the specified arrival/departure airports and hotels. Transfers are included from the Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage to the Anchorage Marriott Downtown. On your departure day, transfers are available from The Hotel Alyeska to the Ted Stevens International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage. If Guests with late flights want to spend the day in Anchorage, they can be dropped off at the Anchorage Marriott Downtown. However, they will then be responsible for getting to the airport on their own.

  • Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded

    Yes, you may stay extra days before or after our itinerary. Extended-night stays in Anchorage (Pre/Post) or Girdwood (Post only) may be available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.

  • How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded

    During the adventure, transportation is provided by a private motor coach.

  • What is the climate like?Expanded

    During the summer months of June through September, the weather in Alaska is warm and pleasant, with temperatures between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit (16-27 degrees Celsius), and nighttime temperature at around 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celsius). Occasionally, Denali National Park and Preserve may have highs above 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 degrees Celsius). Rain is always a possibility, particularly in the Kenai Peninsula region, but generally the weather is sunny and warm this time of year.

  • How strenuous are the activities?Expanded

    While this adventure is not considered physically strenuous, most days will include some walking. Guests should feel comfortable spending time exploring the outdoors. Temperatures may be warm and, at times, under exposed terrain, so be prepared with cool clothes, hats and water. While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if examined separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.

  • What ages are appropriate for this adventure?Expanded

    While we welcome children ages 4 and up at the time of travel on our Alaska trip, we recommend that children be at least 6 years old at the time of travel. This recommendation is based on several factors, such as extended hours of daily activity programming, potential for extreme temperatures in the summer months and amount of physical activity (e.g., walking, hiking, biking). Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your kids.

  • What types of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded

    Typically, breakfast is buffet style. Dinners and lunches usually include fish, meat, and pasta or rice entrées; vegetables and salad; and desserts and fruit. Some meals on this trip are served buffet style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that á la carte menu choices may not always be available. Children-friendly choices are available at all meals. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods. In order to offer you and your family a bit of time to enjoy meals together, there are a few meals that are not included in the itinerary. These meals have been planned in towns or cities where you will have plenty of options available. If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

  • Is alcohol included with meals?Expanded

    Alcoholic beverages are typically not included with your scheduled meals; however, you may purchase them at your own expense.

  • Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded

    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

  • Is this itinerary appropriate for travelers with special needs?Expanded

    Please note that this vacation includes activities that present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and solely responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss your needs.

  • What if Adventures by Disney cancels the adventure prior to departure?Expanded

    We will make every reasonable effort to operate vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group's maximum size, if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

    If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) We will attempt to rebook you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline rebooking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.

  • Is travel insurance available?Expanded

    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.