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Denali Heli-Hike Adventure

Day Trip, Group Tour
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Explore the untouched Alaskan wilderness on this Denali Helicopter and Hiking Adventure around the Denali National Park.

Denali Heli-Hike Adventure

Explore the Alaskan wilderness on this Denali Helicopter and Hiking Adventure around the Denali National Park and Preserve. Trek through the wild Alaskan back country with an experienced local naturalist at your side as you discover untouched areas of Alaska that few humans have ever seen.

Your Denali heli-hike adventure combines the thrill of cruising above the mountains, trees, and wildlife with the serene experience of hiking in the crisp air and crunchy snow below. Your Alaska helicopter excursion begins when you take off in a modern A-Star helicopter for awe-inspiring views of the Alaskan wilderness. An exhilarating 15 minute flight will bring you to your secluded hiking area, located just beyond the boundaries of Denali National Park.

Once there, your friendly and knowledgeable guide will lead you on an educational adventure hike above the tree line. You'll learn how to track animals and interpret the flora and fauna. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of some of the spectacular local wildlife, like bears, moose, and Dall Sheep, in its natural habitat. Your hike will present you with unforgettable views of the rolling hills, tundra ridge lines, and spectacular vistas of Alaska. Depending on the energy level of the group, you will hike anywhere from 2 to 5 miles total with stops for rest and photos.

You'll have a chance to relax on a hillside overlooking the valley and enjoy a small snack to keep your energy up and take some amazing pictures of the scenic landscape, before heading back to camp.

Limited to small groups of no more than 12, this truly unique Alaska shore excursion will leave you with a new appreciation of Alaska. The helicopter tour time is approximately 15 minutes, and hike time is approximately 3 hours 30 minutes with breaks.

See Alaska's unspoiled natural beauty on this unforgettable wilderness adventure that puts you where few humans have gone before - deep in the heart of Alaska's backwoods.

Please Note: If you are staying in the Talkeetna area (McKinley Princess Lodge, Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge etc.), you are approximately 100 miles from the Denali Park main gate area from which this tour departs. You would be responsible for your own transportation to the Denali area.

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About Shore Excursions Group
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ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Starting At
$625.00 USD
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic
 
Tour Duration
5 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
Custom pick-up from Denali hotels is provided for this tour. Please enter your desired pick-up location above.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
A small snack and bottled water is included.
 
Special Instructions
For all tours in Alaska, we recommend wearing layers, with the top layer being waterproof. Closed-toe walking or hiking shoes are mandatory. Sunglasses are also recommended.
 
Restrictions
This tour is not recommended for children under 10. All guests, regardless of age, must purchase a seat and be able to be belted in. Persons weighing more than 250 pounds fully clothed must pay an additional fee. The minimum fitness requirement is the ability to regularly walk more than one mile, twice per week. Guests must be able to walk steadily on uneven terrain for up to 3.5 hours. Walking is over packed dirt and gravel surfaces with some inclines. Guests are allowed to board the helicopter with one small backpack and are encouraged to bring water. No additional bags or purses, iPads, tablets, drones, selfie sticks, or similar devices are allowed on board the helicopter. Safe storage space for these items is provided. No animals of any kind are allowed to board the helicopter.