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Kantishna Wilderness Trails

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK, USA
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About Kantishna Wilderness Trails
Visit Denali National Park and travel in comfort through the most scenic road in North America – Alaska's Denali Park Road. We escort you into the heart of Denali on a full-day, round-trip guided adventure through Denali Park and into the Kantishna Historical District.Visitors will be treated to a hot lunch and activities at the Roadhouse. See wildlife, Mt. McKinley and everything that makes Denali National Park a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Rhonda A wrote a review Aug 2020
South Portland, Maine983 contributions416 helpful votes
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A long bus tour was intimidating but I decided to sign up and was thrilled when we hit the small window for tours this year. Melanie was our driver and guide and she was in one word Outstanding!! The road is a bit scary at times and not for the weak to drive - especially a bus but she did a fabulous job driving, guiding and providing interesting information. We got the grand slam day as Denali was in full view all day and we saw the big four (grizzly, moose, dall sheep and caribou). The spectacular day was due also to the amazing landscape that is Denali. It is hard to put into words the beauty and I highly suggest this tour company. The bus is very comfortable and has great windows for seeing the gorgeous landscapes and wildlife sighting. This tour goes almost to the end of the highway and I really enjoyed the roadway after the typical park busses stop. The 2 hour stop at the Kantishna Roadhouse is probably the part that was only okay. Lunch was average. The panning for gold was fun enough to while away some time. It is nice to get off the bus for a couple of hours. Having said that I still highly recommend this company. Very professional native Alaskan run company. Enjoy Denali!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Toby wrote a review Aug 2020
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We took the narrated bus tour that went all the way back the Kantishna Roadhouse, which is about 13 hours in length and goes further into Denali National Park than most other bus tours. Our guide Melissa was very knowledgeable about the history, geology, and weather in the park and made every effort to stop for wildlife that she or the guests spotted. The bus was clean and quite new, and appropriate for an excursion on the rustic gravel road winding through the mountains. The tour included a bag of snacks for the drive and a lunch at the Kantishna Roadhouse, and the opportunity to participate in gold panning in stream by the lodge.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Laura Holst wrote a review Jul 2020
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Ms. Kirsty was AMAZING! We had an awesome time throughout the entire tour! Very informative and engaging! The meal was super fabulous and they did a great job with our allergies! We were a group of 21 and they did awesome! We had a mixture of adults and teens. Emmet was super great to work with for all of our reservations or trip details! I owe Emmet huge for making our trip possible! Can not wait to go back and take another group!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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George Rice wrote a review Mar 2020
Mesquite, Texas1 contribution2 helpful votes
FYI... I booked this tour 11/18/19 and paid up front $174.20. Our May 29, 2020 cruise to Alaska was cancelled by RCCL. No fault of ours. This trip has been in the planning stage for one year. We were doing a 7 day cruise and a 10 day land tour and booked all the reservations our selfs. Now I am having to cancel reservations. I called the tour company 3 months prior to our tour date and ask to cancel because our cruise was cancelled. They cancelled the tour and then charged me a $25.00 cancellation fee. I can understand a cancellation fee if you cancel a few day before the tour. I feel tour companies in Alaska are taking advantage of travelers and it's a rip-off to make extra money.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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MSB wrote a review Sep 2019
Jupiter, Florida8 contributions4 helpful votes
This was such an amazing trip! We took the bus in and flew out. Our tour guide, Melanie was so informative and super nice. We saw moose, bear, sheep, caribou,eagles and of course Denali. The lunch they provided was delicious. Hawk our pilot was also very informative we got to see Denali from 1,000 feet on a clear day without a cloud in the sky. Hawk pointed out all the items of interest including the fault line that created Denali. Best trip well worth every penny!!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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