HIKE, PADDLE & TOUR
The Kenai Peninsula in south central Alaska is an area where humans and wildlife have co-existed for thousands of years. The region is topographically and geologically diverse with tall mountains, broad valleys, rolling foothills, turquoise-colored lakes and rivers, ice fields, glaciers, northern boreal forests, coastal wetlands and near-shore and offshore marine waters.
This 11-day trip begins as we leave Anchorage, Alaska, early in the morning of the first day. Our tour of the Kenai Peninsula will take us through spectacular scenery as we eventually make our way to the small coastal community of Homer, Alaska. We will hike in coastal mountains, tour museums highlighting Alaskas natural and cultural history, paddle a wilderness lake and a salmon-filled river, visit a dog mushing operation, dig for razor clams, take a water taxi ride across a bay to a secluded beach and hike to a glacier in a remote wilderness setting.
What We Provide. We provide canoe and canoeing gear, meals beginning with lunch the first day and ending with dinner on the last day, refuge and launch fees, museum fees, camping fees and/or lodging in a cabin, hostel and inn, transportation during the eleven days of the trip and at least one experienced guide/naturalist.
Your Responsibility. Guests coming from the lower 48 states are responsible for transportation to and from Anchorage, light weight rain gear, comfortable foot wear that can get wet, water bottle, appropriate clothing for the season, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and/or head net and lodging in Anchorage before and after the trip. If camping, guests are responsible for a tent, ground cloth and sleeping bag and pad. Tents, ground cloths, sleeping bags and pads can be provided for an additional fee.
Trip Fee & Reservations. The trip fee is $3,454 per person for shared accommodations or $3,780 for single accommodations. For those opting to camp during our trip, the trip fee is $2,575 per person. Please call for rental prices for tents, ground clothes, sleeping bags and pads. A $1,300 per person deposit is due at the time the reservation is made. The balance is due six weeks prior to the trip. Reservations made 30 days before the trip begins must be paid in full before the trip begins.
Cancellation Policy. Any cancellation made prior to 30 days before the trip begins will result in a $650 per person cancellation fee. Any cancellation made during the 30 days before the trip begins will result in a $1,300 per person cancellation fee. If the trip is canceled by Alaska Personal Journeys, the trip fee will be refunded. It is recommended that cancellation insurance be purchased through a travel agency in case the trip is canceled in order to cover non-refundable expenses such as airline and hotel fees.
Dollar-A-Day for Conservation. All of the courses and trips offered by Alaska Personal Journeys are intended to raise public awareness to the need to protect our environment. We hope you will consider contributing one dollar per day to support the work of local conservation groups doing their best to protect Alaskas special places. Simply add one dollar per day to the Alaska Personal Journeys trip fee. We will make sure that your contribution gets to the most effective conservation groups and that the group or groups sends you a receipt for tax deduction purposes.
The following itinerary may be modified due to weather and water conditions or wildlife viewing opportunities. The itinerary is intended to give guests a general idea of what to expect.
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