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Tundra Wilderness Tour

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK, USA
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About Tundra Wilderness Tour
Traveling 62 miles into Denali National Park to Stony Hill Overlook, the Tundra Wilderness Tour offers wonderful diversity for visitors. Incredible scenery, a narrated history of the park road, and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s wildlife inhabitants await you on this tour. The Tundra Wilderness Tour will guide you along a spectacular road corridor, promising different experiences every day, as Denali’s wildlife moves at its own pace and according to the seasons. A full view of Denali is a rare treat in Denali National Park & Preserve, your tour will continue beyond the Toklat rest area to Stony Hill Overlook to provide truly awe-inspiring views of North America’s highest peak.
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shugs5 wrote a review Sep 2020
Marinette, Wisconsin24 contributions
What a fantastic bus trip! Don, our guide was awesome. He was very knowledgeable about the wild life and fauna in the area. We saw moose, caribou, dall sheep, and even had two grizzlies that came right up to the bus. The boxed lunch was unplanned and a much appreciated surprise. Well worth the money. Afterwards, we took a hike on a trail suggested by Don and visited the book store.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Betty Phillips wrote a review Sep 2020
Killeen, Texas8 contributions
This was an exceptional day! We saw Moose, Caribou, Black Bear, Dall Sheep and Brown Bear. Our guide gave us SO much history of the park and kept us engaged the entire trip. We highly recommend the Tundra Wilderness Tour.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Teardrop Trailer Traveler wrote a review Aug 2020
United States580 contributions44 helpful votes
The tundra wilderness tour is long, but well worth the time. The guided tour takes visitors along the park road to an overlook which offers a good view of Denali. We were fortunate enough to visit on a day when the mountain was visible, and it can be seen from several locations along the road. In addition to the viewpoint for Denali, the bus stops along the Teklanika and Tolkat River rest stops and on Polychrome pass, allowing visitors a good look at two braided rivers and one spectacular valley. The park's scenery is rich and colorful. We saw moose, grizzly bear, and Dall sheep. Our tour guide (and bus driver) was incredible. He had been driving in Denali for over 40 years. Overall, this tour is probably the best way to see this beautiful park.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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AlyssaB1976 wrote a review Aug 2020
Sioux Falls, South Dakota5 contributions4 helpful votes
We did the tour last week as a couple. While our bus driver (Terry I think?) was extremely nice, very knowledgeable, and a good driver, overall the tour was a little disappointing. I know the wildlife and weather cannot be predicted, but we only saw one moose, a couple bears, and a handful of caribou. Also, the windows on the bus kept falling down on their own so we had to keep putting them back up because it was chilly outside. A lot of people fell asleep on the way back from the 62-mile mark, because the tour guide went almost completely silent and it got very boring. He'd mentioned he'd been conducting these tours for decades, so I'm sure he had more knowledge that we'd all have liked to hear. There were plenty of stops for bathroom breaks and pictures. The snack boxes were good, but bring a lunch anyway, as they did not hold us over the entire 8 hours.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Gearoid30 wrote a review Aug 2020
County Dublin, Ireland15 contributions4 helpful votes
We got to see caribou, a few bears and other animals which was ok. The scenery is very nice too but could not enjoy as the bus is freezing with everyone keeping windows open as you can’t see out the windows properly as it’s a really old school bus. Was a very miserable 8 hours. Our tour guide was very good and knowledgeable though. Park should change how they operate it the service and upgrade to decent transportation with some heat. Also, lunch included is a box with a few nuts. Don’t know why this has such good reviews, was one of the worst tours I’ve ever done.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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