Ultima Thule Lodge
A beautiful family run lodge in the middle of the wilderness. Ultima Thule Lodge offers breathtaking adventure ideal for couples, friends or families.
|6 Days||£9160||Year Round||Alaska||Tailor-Made|
An exciting adventure into the largest protected landmass on earth, where your journey will be governed by the elements.
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.
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)
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)
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.
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.