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Denali Sightseeing Safaris

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Denali Sightseeing Safaris

Has anyone heard of this company or used their services. I am trying to find an alternative to taking the shuttle or the bus in Denali. I came across this website and it looks interesting but I can't seem to find any "review/comments" about it.

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1. Re: Denali Sightseeing Safaris

Hey TravelGirl,

I haven't used their services, but I remember seeing a small bit on them or someone like them in a Discovery Channel Denali documentary. I know for sure, they are not taking you into Denali National Park as on the bus/shuttle/tours are permitted into the National Park.

It looked more like a 4x4 trip someplace north (maybe) of the park and on the tv show, it appeared geared more towards the 4x4 enthusiest as they were somewhat loud. I doubt that the experience would be at the same level as the bus system in the Park.

I have taken several trips on the VTS busses and have always enjoyed the experience. I always take a Wonder Lake bus and found them to be the best method of getting deeper into the park as well as seeing the park geology and its wildlife without hiking, which I highly recommend. You will meet very nice people as you all share the sights and scenes on the bus ride. I did not find it particularly bumpy or rough and the rest stops/photo op's were plentiful.

I have at least 4 days riding the bus round trip thjis June/July reserved on my 2 week trip and another 10 days in the backcountry to truely get into Denali.

May I ask what your thoughts or concerns on the bus/shuttle in the park might be? When are you planning on being there? If I can help, please ask any questions. I am sure that Coalminer will be able to help out as well.

Good luck,

- Kery

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2. Re: Denali Sightseeing Safaris

The Denali Sightseeing Safari trip is wonderful, though a very, very different experience than any of the trips into the park on the main road. You can see my review/photos at explorenorth.com/articles/monster_truck_tour…

Murray

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Kery and Murray

Thank you for your information. Murray - nice company write up. Just after my original posting I found that this company was going to be a 3 hour drive so it might not really work for us.

Kery...in reply to your question about the shuttle. My husband and I are traveling with another couple and they (and us also if I must be honest) don't really want to spend all day on a bus. I have thought about the shuttle and am thinking about just doing that and getting off to do a hike but I think there are some reservations by the group about "wildlife....bears". I know there have been no attacks but I think there is a bit of nerves.. We would really like to do a guided hike but not sure if we will be able to get on one of the ranger hikes. We arrive in the afternoon of the 21st and will be doing a rafting trip that afternoon. We would be looking to do the hike the next day. I may enlist the help of the Alaska Tour and Travel company as they have 4 hour guided hikes. However, I am still open to suggestions.

We are really looking forward to this trip. While I have planned 10 days (2 Fairbanks, 2 Denali, 2 anchorage, 4 nights on cruisewest and 2 Juneau) I am realizing that a second trip will be necessary....sometime in the future.

Thank you again for any and all suggestions (Denali or anywhere else we are going).

Dawn

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