New Alaskan Wilderness Adventure Offered by Cox & Kings

New Alaskan Wilderness Adventure Offered by Cox & Kings
Each leg of this new journey captures the striking landscapes, abundant wildlife and tranquil environment of this untamed region.

The Alaskan Wilderness Adventure escorts guests from Anchorage, the state's largest and richly cultured city, to the secluded Winterlake Lodge located in the Alaska Range, along the Iditarod Trail. Owned by a local Alaskan family and accessible only by floatplane, Winterlake Lodge provides guests the opportunity to take in the majestic scenery with a glacier hike, an exhilarating fly-fishing excursion via helicopter, and a canoe ride to explore the regions stunning lakes. Evening activity options include a relaxing massage, a wine and cheese tasting, and a gourmet dinner.

Next, guests will depart on a scenic boat ride across Kachemak Bay for Tutka Bay Lodge, located in the small city of Homer, and nestled snugly alongside Alaska's rugged southern coastline. Here they can indulge their adventurous side by sea kayaking on pristine waters and guided deep-sea salmon fishing, or pamper their peaceful inner-warrior by attending a yoga class and soaking in a soothing hot tub. From there, it is off to Alaska's Cook Inlet, known as one of the most plentiful halibut fisheries in the world, and where guests will spend the day fishing. Afterwards, they learn how to prepare their catch during one of the lodge's cooking classes.

The nearby Katmai Peninsula is home to one of the largest concentrations of brown bears in the world. Guests of Cox & Kings join local guides and pilots to observe these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. On this unforgettable adventure, guests walk along the same trails and riverbanks where the bears forage for sedge grass, dig for clams, play and salmon fish. On the final leg of the Alaskan Wilderness Adventure, guests return to Anchorage and embark on a sightseeing tour of the city, including a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Storytellers captivate visitors with historic tales, and native dancers perform traditional indigenous dances. This wild Alaskan journey ends with a festive, cultural farewell dinner, before departing the next day for their flight home. The price for this 8 day, 7 night journey is $12,970 per person based on two people traveling together and double occupancy. There is an additional charge of $995 per person for internal air.

For the 2016-2017 travel year, Cox & Kings is meeting the demands of today's traveler with a larger selection of short trips or ‘Spotlight Journeys' around the globe. New this year within the U.S. are Miami, Florida, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Charleston, South Carolina, and New Orleans, Louisiana. During each of these 4 day, 3 night itineraries, guests can eat, tour and shop the French Quarter of New Orleans, soak-up the rays while relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Miami, visit the UNESCO World Heritage site in Taos, and sample the traditional southern cuisine of Charleston.