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Alaska: River and Seacoast Explorer

5 Days & 4 Nights
  • Multi-activity trip on the Kenai Peninsula
  • Stay in comfortable lodges along the Kenai River and in Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Select your days' guided activities: Hikes, sea kayaking the Alaskan fjords, and canoeing
  • Great wildlife viewing, such as bears, whales, moose, and eagles
  • Raft the turquoise waters of the Kenai River on a Class II section
Explore the mountains and coast of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula by land and sea. Select guided excursions like hiking, sea kayaking, river rafting, and canoeing and learn Alaska's natural while scanning the shores and water for wildlife including bears, moose, eagles, whales, and sea lions during your outings. Try your hand at either freshwater or deep sea fishing. Sample Alaska's cuisine and hospitality or simply unwind in the lodges' saunas or decks. You choose the pace of this trip. Begin along the Kenai River at the Kenai Riverside Lodge, your home and basecamp for two nights. Then cruise the coast among glacial icebergs into the Kenai Fjords National Park to the only lodge located within park's borders, the Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge. Your Kenai adventure ends with a final coastal cruise before embarking on the Alaska Railroad to return to Anchorage.

What To Expect

Great trip for couples and families alike with comfortable, private cabins and a menu of activities to accommodate all travelers. Trip is ranked "Easy" but, the activity options range from easy walks along the river or coast to more challenging guided hikes and the chance to get on the water for whale watching, canoeing, and sea kayaking. All meals during your stay at the lodges are included to taste the flavors of Alaska. The region has world-ranked fishing, both freshwater and saltwater, for both beginners and experienced anglers, with chance to take home your catch. Trip can be customized to add more days at either lodge to fit in more activities.

Tour Style:

Small Group Guided | Benefit from an expert leader and join a group of like-minded adventurers.


All Multi-Activity, Walking, Wildlife Watching, Rafting, Sea Kayaking | Walking as part of a multi activity trip., Trip includes wildlife watching as part of the itinerary, Rafting as part of a multi-activity trip, Sea Kayaking as part of a multi-activity trip

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travelers, Families, Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities, First Timers, Avid Adventurers

As a guide, we would suggest that the minimum age of traveler this tour would be suitable for is: 7 Years

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Wildlife
  • Coastal & Island
  • National Parks & Trails
  • Mountains

Activity Level & Terrain

This trip is generally easy to moderate  as most activities are optional and adjusted based on travelers' interests and ability levels, including more difficult hikes.  Guides will discuss the activity options for the duration of the trip to customize experience.  There is optional rafting on a class I-II section of the Kenai River.  Hikes are near sea level and are three to four hours with short breaks. 


Operated in partnership with our local team of Alaskan experts, your professional guides will show you the many cultural and natural highlights of Alaska. Your guide will work hard to provide you with a daily briefing of the activities and what the full day entails.


One of the highlights of this tour is the high standard of accommodation in remote lodges in the Kenai Peninsula. Relax each evening in your comfortable cabin with private bathroom.

Single Rooms

If you require single rooms within your party we will always try and accommodate you subject to availability. A single supplement is payable.  Single supplements may be waived if we can match with same-gender solo traveler.


Meals served in the main lodges are included between dinner on Day 1 and lunch on your final day.  Meals and snacks are available for purchase on return train ride to Anchorage, and travelers upgrading to Gold Star class receive a meal.

  • 2 Nights Kenai Riverside Lodge
  • 2 Nights Kenai Fjords Glacier Lodge
  • Guided activities such as hiking, wildlife viewing, rafting, sea kayaking, and canoeing
  • Anchorage roundtrip transportation
  • Meals served at the main lodges
  • Conservation donation
  • Information Pack via your "My Account"
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support from our UK & US office
  • Travel to/from Anchorage
  • Fishing excursions can be arranged for additional fee
  • Upgrade to the Gold Star class train
  • Gratuities
  • Meals on the Alaska Railroad on final day
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Pre and post hotel nights in Anchorage
  • Fresh and saltwater fishing
  • Upgrade to the Gold Class on the Alaska Railroad

When To Go

This tour is available from June to September. You can start on any date subject to availability. Alaska is a popular destination with limited lodging capacity, so it is best to book as far in advance as you are able.  In June and early July, you get to experience nearly endless daylight and clearer skies. In August and September, while you have more of a chance for rain, you also have the opportunity to see the Northern Lights on some lucky evenings. Alaska weather can vary but on average you will experience around mid-60s Fahrenheit as a high and down to low 40's Fahrenheit as a low.

Weather and Climate

As weather patterns in Alaska is often unpredictable and can change suddenly, travelers should be prepared for hiking in the rain, mud, and on the rare occasion, snow, should there be an early or late snow season that year.  Suggested packing lists will be provided.  The most reliable advice is to be prepared for any type of weather. Often,  temperatures between the 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer, but it could be warmer or cooler (especially in early June and September). It rains in every month of the summer. If you’re here for a week, you should plan for at least one day of rain. The Alaskan summer is akin to spring or fall in other parts of the country.

Getting to the Start

Trip begins from your hotel in Anchorage or Seward in the early afternoon on Day 1.  If staying in Anchorage, a representative will meet you the previous day at your hotel for an orientation between 2:00-2:30 pm or at Anchorage airport at 3:00 pm.  If arriving to Anchorage:

By Air:  Located 15 minutes from downtown Anchorage, Anchorage International Airport is served by US domestic routes as well as international routes from Canada and Asia.  Many hotels offer shuttle service (complimentary or fee), and there are taxi and ride-hailing services as well as car rentals available.

By Rail:  The Alaska Railroad provides service to Anchorage city center and Seward.  Many hotels offer shuttle services (complimentary or fee) from the train station, and there are taxi and ride-hailing services.

By Car:  If arriving to Anchorage or Seward by car, please consider the parking requirement for the five days away while in Kenai Peninsula.

Getting from the End

You will arrive at night to Anchorage train station approximately at 10:30 pm. Many hotels offer shuttle services (complimentary or fee) from the train station, and there are taxi and ride-hailing services. 

If you choose to fly out of Anchorage that same night, you assume the risk of delays and must fly after 1:00 am.


Our pre-departure information pack has detailed advice on what to bring. Due to the small-scale, remote nature of the lodges we ask that you bring duffel bags as luggage. However, if your trusty roller bag is best for you, bring that along. Please note that your luggage will not always be accessible during travel, so bring a day pack for any items that you will want to have at hand at all times. Also keep in mind that the vehicles and boats have limited luggage compartments and, for your convenience, lodge staff hand-carry luggage to your cabins. Therefore, manageably-sized bags are appreciated.

Of special note is to make sure you bring a high quality rain suit so that even if it rains, you can stay comfortable outdoors and have an enjoyable experience. Items made of wool or synthetic fabric remain comfortable and warm even when wet.

If choosing to book optional fishing excursions, all fishing equipment is provided, but you can certainly bring your own.  We can check with the lodges on what is biting.  Travelers will need to arrange their fishing license independent through Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance that covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Day 1 Travel to the Kenai Peninsula Day 2 Hike, Fish, Raft the Kenai Day 3 Coastal Cruise Into the Kenai Fjords National Park Day 4 Explore Kenai Fjords National Park Day 5 Return to Anchorage on the Alaska Railroad

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