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Our most recommended Alaska River Rafting

Healy: Oar or Paddle Canyon Class IV Whitewater Rafting Trip

1. Healy: Oar or Paddle Canyon Class IV Whitewater Rafting Trip

Splash and paddle your way through the scenic wilderness of Denali National Park on this Alaskan whitewater rafting tour. Choose an oar raft or paddle raft depending on how you want to hit the waves and enjoy an optional shuttle service directly from your hotel. Start with pickup or meeting your guide at the meeting point, then prepare to get wet and enjoy every minute of it as you head for Healy, 11 miles downriver. Set near Denali Park, experience some of the best waves and scenery Alaska has to offer. Perfect for first-timers, an oar raft, is rowed by the guide while rafters sit, hold on, and enjoy the view to the fullest. In a paddle raft, you’ll join in on the action as an active participant by paddling downriver. Your guide will be beside you, providing instructions on how and when to paddle. Before getting in the water, gear up in included Gore-Tex dry suits, neoprene boots, and life jackets. Then, the adventure officially starts. Hang on through thrilling rapids such as “Razorback, “Coffee Grinder,” and “Ice Worm.” After you’ve had your fill of thrills, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel or the meeting point, depending on the option you book.

Alaska: Denali National Park River Rafting Tour w/ Transfer

2. Alaska: Denali National Park River Rafting Tour w/ Transfer

Immerse yourself in nature with an exhilarating white-water rafting tour in Alaska. Ride through adrenaline-pumping rapids along the Nenana River as you take in the natural beauty of Denali National Park. Cover a length of 11 miles on a fascinating once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Get picked up from your accommodation in Denali and head out on your journey. Glide along powerful rapids as you take in spectacular views of the park's gems, like Mount Healy and Sugarloaf Mountain. Enjoy the company and assistance of a professional guide throughout your experience. Stay warm in the cold Alaskan temperatures with a dry suit and river shoes that'll keep your clothes and feet from getting wet.

Denali National Park: Wilderness Rafting Trip with Pickup

3. Denali National Park: Wilderness Rafting Trip with Pickup

Hop aboard a whitewater raft and experience the unforgettable environment of the Denali National Park. Enjoy an 11-mile journey on the water including occasional rapids as you take in views of Mount Fellows and the Nenana Canyon. Benefit from pickup from your accommodation and transportation to the starting point. Make use of gear such as dry suits and river shoes as you get set for your experience. Then, get ready to experience Denali from the water on your raft. Take in the views as you glide down the Nenana River through unspoiled nature. Enjoy a family-friendly journey with small sections of rapids as you raft in the shadow of the mountains. Have peace of mind knowing that your dry suit and river shoes will keep you warm. At the end of your trip, head back to the starting point to get changed, before enjoying transportation back to your accommodation.

Alaska: 7-Day Brown Bear and Denali National Park Adventure

4. Alaska: 7-Day Brown Bear and Denali National Park Adventure

Day 1: Anchorage to Wildlife and Alyeska Resort Start off with your guide picking you up in Anchorage and begin your adventure. Head to the first stop at the Caribou and Musk Ox Farms in Palmer to get up close and personal with Alaskan animals. Feed and pet caribou and get up close to a moose. Then, go to the beautiful Alyeska Resort to take a tram ride to the top of the ski lift for beautiful scenic views. Day 2: Flightseeing and Bear Viewing Spend a day flying through over the Alaskan landscape and watching brown bears. The pilot will stop at areas where brown bears have been sighted, providing guests with up-close picture taking opportunities. In June, guests will see brown bears in their breeding areas while July guests will be able to see the world-renowned brown bears fishing at Brooks Falls. Spot bears fishing for salmon, digging for clams, playing with each other, nursing, or simply enjoying a nap in the sun. Day 3: Free Day in Girdwood Customize this day however you like. Book activities of your own choosing before your trip or you can request the assistance of your local guide at an extra cost.  Day 4: Girdwood to Denali National Park and Preserve Make your way Denali and stop for scenic views and picture-taking opportunities along the way. Your guide will tell you about Alaskan history as you drive through the countryside. Upon arrival at Denali, you will have the opportunity to explore the town and find a place to have dinner. Get suggestions for local restaurants from your guide before you get there. Day 5: Free Day in Denali National Park and Preserve Spend this day exploring at your own pace. Be prepared and book activities in advance or request assistance from your guide for an extra fee. Day 6: Guided Wildlife Tour through Denali National Park and Preserve Your guide will help you and your small tour group find the many wild animals who call Denali home. Be on the lookout for grizzly bears, caribou, Dall's sheep, golden eagle, and moose. You may also get to see the tallest peak in North America, Denali. Day 7: Sled Dogs and Return to Anchorage See the sled dogs at work in Denali National Park. Learn how they are used in the winter to pull heavy loads of supplies to national park staff for research projects. Upon the return to Anchorage, enjoy a stop in Talkeetna for lunch and an optional train ride to Anchorage. Should you choose not to take the train back to Anchorage, you can still continue on in the van with your guide.

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What people are saying about Alaska

Beautiful views and our guide demitrius was funny and informative on the sights

This was amazing. Amazing staffs and exciting activity!

Reat guides. Safe operation. Totally recommend it.