The Best of Wrangell-St. Elias

An exciting adventure into the largest protected landmass on earth, where your journey will be governed by the elements.

Itinerary Summary

Duration
6 Days
Price
£6255
When
Year Round
Destination
Alaska
Type
Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
6 Days £6255 Year Round Alaska Tailor-Made
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About this trip

Paul Claus will provide your adventure options each day dependent on the weather and natural conditions, and you can decide from there, with highly skilled qualified pilots and light aircraft at your disposal. Dine on the largest non-polar glacier in the world, fish for salmon alongside grizzly bears, soar the skies in special bush safari planes, hike through the wilderness watching for wildlife or even visit gold rush historic sites - the options are endless.

 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Explore the most remote national park via light aircraft with remarkably skilled pilots.
  • Visit places no one has ever set foot, picnic on giant glaciers and kayak salmon rich rivers.
  • See grizzly bears and other wildlife including bison, moose, Dall sheep, mountain goats, wolves and black bears.
  • Your itinerary is defined by you, the wildlife and weather conditions when you are there.

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The best of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, 6 days within the largest protected landmass on earth

from £6,255 per person, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Wrangell - St. Elias National Park

Ultimate Thule Lodge is 100 miles from anywhere, and your journey here is an adventure in itself as you fly over the unique lands in a light aircraft. On arrival you will get settled in preparation for the adventure of a lifetime...

Overnight: Ultima Thule Lodge (D)

Days 2-5

Wrangell - St. Elias National Park

Discover the highlights of the 13.8 million acre Wrangell/St. Elias National Park. Observe animals in their most natural and undisturbed habitat. Have lunch in the middle of the largest non-polar glacier on earth. Walk on the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean under the towering massif of Mt. St. Elias – over 18,000 feet with the greatest vertical relief in the world. Watch great chunks of ageless glacier ice cave into the salt water. Fish for salmon alongside grizzly and brown bears. Follow your guide on a photographic journey across the high alpine tundra in search of Dall sheep, mountain goats, black bears and wolves. Spot huge bison and moose as you soar through the sky in special bush safari airplanes.

Every activity is facilitated by fantastic airplanes and the remarkable pilots who captain them. The daily adventures circle around your basecamp at Ultima Thule Lodge where you will find an outpost designed for your utmost comfort in the middle-of-nowhere. Large private cabins with full amenities, cedar sauna/ self-spa house gourmet dining and fine wines with a relaxed explorer-centric atmosphere all combine to welcome you to the home of a multi-generational Alaskan family. The Claus’s provide firsthand knowledge of this otherwise unpeopled wilderness and are your personal guides and naturally skilled pilots for each adventure. A lifetime in not enough to touch the wonders of this vast land and you will encounter places no human has ever been to before.

Overnight: Ultima Thule Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 6

Depart

Today you once again hop aboard the light aircraft in the hands of your skilled pilot and make your way out of the national park for your international transfer back home. You'll be sad to say goodbye to the wilderness.

TRIP DETAILS

TRIP INFORMATION

This is a tailor-made itinerary. Throughout the safari you are based at the wonderful Ultima Thule Lodge, where you will decide on your activities during the safari. Guests staying at Ultima Thule are limited to 12 at a time, and you don’t all have to do the same thing.

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