Wilderness with a workout
One of our favorite trips... a great Alaska multi sport trip that combines 2 days at BearCamp, followed by 5 days of adventure, based out of the riverfront main lodge. Whitewater rafting, Alaska Mountain biking, Glacier cruising, wilderness Hiking and freshwater kayaking all in one big week. For those who enjoy combining wilderness with a workout, here is your perfect blend of wilderness, exercise and Alaska Adventure!
Your Alaska multisport vacation features stays at our world famous BearCamp and renowned riverside main lodge. BearCamp is a "glamping" style basecamp with twin and queen beds and linens, gas heat and light, "en Suite" potties in the tents and composting toilets and showers in shared bathrooms. Our renowned Kenai RIver Adventure Lodge is the perfect end to an active Alaska trip, with incredible Kenai River and Kenai Mountain view rooms complete with view decks. Meals are served in the main lodge with lunches served "on the trail." All trips are based on double occupancy - single rooms sometimes available for an additional fee.
Hotel Pickup & Fly to BearCamp©
Courtesy van Pickup in Anchorage at your hotel, followed by a beautiful sightseeing trip down the Kenai Peninsula to Great Alaska Adventure Lodge. Orientation and lunch at the main lodge and then on to the airport for the spectacular bush plane flight to our Bear Camp. The balance of your day is spent viewing bears. Unlimited time on the platform and ground level viewing stations- no more than 12 guests at any time ensure at remarkable experience for you. Cuisine is flown in daily from the main lodge and prepared by your guides. Overnight in comfortable “Weather Port” tent cabins with twin beds, and propane heat.
Wild Bear Viewing
One more final morning with the bears and true wilderness. By now you may have names for some of the more visible members of the local bear population! After lunch, your return bush flight will bring you back to our main lodge on the Kenai River. Settle in to your riverside cabin with private bath, and fireplace, overlooking the confluence of the Kenai and Moose rivers. Welcome back to our version of civilize camp.
One the Kenai peninsula and Chugach National forest is renowned for it's hiking opportunities, and this great day will take advantage of a unique form- Glacier hiking. We have found a great new operator to take moderate glacier travel to experience a uniquely Alaskan experience. More info on this great trip coming soon. Lunch will be served on the trail and you'll return in the afternoon to your comfortable riverfront cabins to enjoy a bit of civilization
Treetop Zipline Adventure
Today we'll get the old heart racing a new way- by zipping along the treetops on a safe and exciting zip line adventure. We have found a new safe and fun vendor providing these amazing trips. In addition to the exhilarating zip line experience, we'll hike to the base of a glacier close enough to touch. Return to main lodge fore happy hour, dinner and overnight. 6 mile river whitewater rafting
The adventure continues with a whitewater raft trip on the famous class IV river known only as “6 Mile”. From your initial swimming test to the invigorating canyon runs, we use the finest guides in the area to explore the thrill that is whitewater rafting. This trip will keep your adrenaline pumping until the final pull out. We’ll end the day energized and share the pictures "on the big screen" at happy hour in the lodge. ITINERARY NOTE: Those who chose the 5 day option will substitute day seven here. Overnight at lodge for 7 day trip, return to Anchorage if selecting 5 day trip.
Mountain biking in the Chugach! The trail today leads uphill in the Kenai Mountains of the Chugach National Forest. The route is beautiful as it crosses cold crystal clear streams before reaching our destination at the mountaintop. Here, you will be able to watch salmon working their way upstream, over waterfalls, to reach their spawning grounds. More energetic riders will continue up to upper Russian lake. This is the heart of the Sockeye annual migration, and Eagles and Brown Bear will be in the area as well to enjoy their own active Alaska trip to their wilderness salmon buffet.
Paddle the Kenai Wildlife Refuge & Return to Anchorage
On his final morning of your active Alaska trip we'll enjoy a flat-water paddle into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. We'll depart the lodge and work our way upstream to the border of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. We'll have lunch at a great spot just outside the refuge. As we quietly paddle along, we'll hope to spot some of the Moose, Lynx, Swans, Beaver, Sandhill Cranes or even Bear and Wolves that call the refuge home. Return to the main lodge at noon, check out and depart by commuter air or Charter Float plane (not included) arriving Anchorage airport approximately 4:30 pm.activity, transfer to Kenai airport for your return to Anchorage. (transfer not included
Recommended Gear List
However you choose to arrive, please be "dressed for adventure", as there may be a quick turnaround after lunch to get to the airstrip for your flight to bearcamp - flight times are affected by tides and each day is different time wise. If your trip includes an overnight at BearCamp, be ready to check in to the lodge with a smaller day pack (1500 cubic inches or less) packed and ready to go, as your BearCamp® experience will typically be scheduled for your first 2 days of your trip (though not always). Maximum traveling gear for flights is 25 pounds per person. If you are on an extended stay with Great Alaska, we'll hold your larger bag back at the lodge while you are at bearcamp. Be sure to bring a water bottle! Please see our pre trip info for specific what to bring list for BearCamp.
Your active Alaska trip includes complimentary sightseeing van pickup in Anchorage (we pickup at 4 downtown, mid town and airport locations). Pickup is typically at 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. (time varies slightly each day based upon number and location of pickups). You'll arrive at the main lodge around 10:30 for check in and orientation. We pick up at the cruise dock in Seward or Whittier for an additional fee. After lunch at our main lodge on the banks of the Kenai River in Sterling, we adjust your luggage to meet requirements for your Bush Plane flight to Alaska BearCamp, then we transfer to Soldotna Airport for your hour-long flight seeing trip over Cook Inlet past volcanoes and glaciers to BearCamp. Your return flight from BearCamp, we will return you to our main lodge in Soldotna, or you may take a connecting flight to Anchorage.
You may also choose to drive in yourself via rental car (free parking while you are at the lodge) or catch a commuter air flight (additional fee).
Your Alaska multi sport trip includes complimentary van pickup in Anchorage on day one followed by sightseeing transfer to lodge. Trips include our signature meals "nearly world famous" nightly happy hour and appetizers, plus of course our legendary evening activities like "by the fire" salmon fishing and Moose River wildlife kayaking/paddle boarding. Finally, all necessary equipment for your daily adventures is included in your package along with lodge concierge service.
What's Not Included
Gratuities, Alaska fishing license, resort fee, fish processing/shipping and return to Anchorage on your final day are not included in the package price of your Alaska multi sport trip.