A pristine wilderness wonderland, join AdventureWomen in Alaska for an unmatched “big-as-all-outdoors” adventure. During eight days at the peak of June’s midnight sun, experience awe-inspiring encounters with its iconic wildlife – highlighted by an unforgettable two-day Bear Camp experience. Whale watching, glacier hikes, flightseeing, and river floating offer the perfect backdrop for reclaiming your sense of wonder.
Point your compass north of the 49th parallel to Alaska’s towering mountains, glittering glaciers, and pine-rimmed waterways. Peak-summer’s gift – 19 hours of daylight – extends your chances for daily exploration and for witnessing incredible wildlife up close, especially new bear families just out of hibernation!
Meet your AdventureWomen travel companions in Anchorage for your introductory overnight, the perfect chance to get acquainted. Then, leave civilization behind as you board a bush plane – a quintessential Alaska experience – and soar above spectacular landscapes before landing on the beach at the edge of Lake Clark National Park. Welcome to Bear Camp, your wilderness home for the next two days!
With its non-intrusive, park-inspired design (and warm and comfortable tents called “weather ports”), Bear Camp’s crowning features are its raised viewing platforms, offering extraordinary opportunities to watch bears feeding on tasty sedge and digging for clams on the beach. Adorable cubs, investigating their world for the first time, engage in hilarious and endlessly photogenic tackling and tumbling antics! At the end of the day, gather for healthy Alaska-style dinners and convivial camaraderie around the campfire. Twilight’s lingering glow on the surrounding scenic majesty is nothing less than magical.
Throughout your adventure you are accompanied by a highly capable Alaska naturalist-guide as you explore the wild heart of “the Last Frontier.” You are also joined by an AdventureWomen Ambassador, committed to helping make your experience a fun and personally rewarding adventure, and cheering you on as you reach beyond your comfort zone to take on new challenges in your own unique way!
From Bear Camp, fly to your lodge near Kenai Fjords National Park, the gateway to classic Alaska adventures. Hike up to massive Exit Glacier, then join a wildlife cruise through Resurrection Bay, a stunning haven for vast numbers of seabirds and marine life, including otters, puffins, whales, and sea lions. As you cruise toward tidewater glaciers, wait for the inimitable sight, and sound, of calving ice.
The following day, enter the dense fragrant forests lining the banks of the Kenai River and enjoy a leisurely river float adventure tracing driftwood-strewn shores – a prime habitat for moose, beavers, bears, and bald eagles. Enjoy a picnic lunch with your companions in this verdant wilderness.
The eccentric and beloved town of Homer, aptly nicknamed “End of the Road,” makes a fitting journey finale. Along the drive admire the onion-domed churches built by early Russian settlers and pass by active volcanoes—a reminder that the land here is still young. Enjoy exploring Homer’s art galleries, savoring more delicious Alaskan seafood, or helping each other shop for that perfect, locally made souvenir.
Before heading for the airport, choose a final adventure option if you wish: a kayak paddle in the Swan Lakes Wilderness, or a guided sport fishing expedition on Kachmak Bay… a wonderful way to seal new friendships with one more “only-in-Alaska” moment together.
- Observe and photograph the playful curiosity of Brown Bear cubs and their families just out of hibernation during two days at Bear Camp
- Hike across glaciers, kayak, river-float, and flightsee over Alaska’s pristine landscapes, basking in the long hours of summer daylight
- Cruise the Kenai Fjords in the company of whales, dolphins, puffins, and sea lions as bald eagles soar overhead
- Discover the unique Alaska lifestyle, its Russian history, and its artistic Native American traditions in charming Homer
What You'll See and Do
- Bear Viewing
- Boat Cruising
- Natural History
- Whitewater Raft/Float
- Wildlife Viewing