Alaskan Bear Adventure

Alaskan Bear Adventure

Alaskan Bear Adventure

Prices

From $4,375USD

Difficulty

Partially-Guided

Lodge

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Highlights

Stay in a wilderness lodge to watch Alaskan brown bears in the wild

Spend three nights at a cozy wilderness lodge overlooking the famous Brooks River.

Watch Alaskan brown bears in their natural habitat from the safety of observation platforms.

Witness the impressive salmon run, where masses of fish leap upstream to return to their spawning grounds.

Enjoy the spectacular Alaskan scenery in Katmai National Park and the volcanic Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes.

Fly to the wild north to immerse yourself in the Alaskan wilderness. The Alaskan Bear Adventure has you staying at a lodge on the riverside, where you’ll be able to watch for bears in their natural habitat from the safety of observation platforms.

At the end of summer, the salmon return to their breeding grounds in Brooks River, which attracts Alaskan brown bears from miles away. You’ll be able to watch the bears fish and play from strategically placed platforms that will let you get close to the animals. This tour is the perfect opportunity to brush up on your wildlife photography and nab that perfect bear photo! You’ll also have time to enjoy the beautiful Katmai National park and visit the phenomenal volcanic canyons in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. This lodge stay is the perfect Alaskan escape for any nature, wildlife, and bear lover!

Alaskan Bear Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Anchorage

When you arrive in Anchorage, you can take the hotel shuttle from the airport to your accommodation. Spend the night exploring Anchorage and preparing for your adventure to the wilderness in the morning.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Anchorage
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2-4 Bear Watching at Brooks Lodge

In the morning, you’ll take a flight from Katmai Air Service to Brooks Lodge, in Katmai National Park. When you arrive, you’ll register at the visitor’s center and have a short bear orientation and safety briefing. Spend the next days at this cozy wilderness lodge on the edge of a river that is a popular bear-feeding ground. The Alaskan brown bears feed along the river, and they fish salmon out of the nearby waterfalls. You’ll have many viewing opportunities from different observation platforms that have been placed for the best viewing and safety. You’ll also enjoy an excursion into Katmai Park to explore the beautiful volcanic Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. At the end of each day, you can exchange stories of your bear-watching adventures with your fellow travelers around the lodge's communal fireplace.

Overnight Location
Lodge in Katmai National Park
Distance
3-5 hours
Meals
None

Day 5 Scenic Flight to Anchorage

Take a few farewell photos of the bears getting their breakfast, and then it’s time to fly back to Anchorage. Spend the final night exploring Anchorage or take a quiet walk, breathing in the fresh northern air.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Anchorage
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 6 Tour Ends in Anchorage

Today is the final day of your tour. You can take the airport shuttle from your hotel to catch your flight home. You can also request to add additional nights if you want more time to explore beautiful Alaska.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
None

Alaskan Bear Adventure Price and Dates

This partially-guided tour to Alaska is run as private tour for your group only, and the price per person depends on how many people are in your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Groups of 2+: $4,375USD per person
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Accommodation on Alaskan Bear Adventure

This tour is based on hotel and lodge accommodations. Your hotel in Anchorage offers standard 3-star accommodations with included airport transfer. The wilderness lodge has a cozy main lodge with a communal fireplace and individual bunkhouses with private facilities.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. Single rooms, including those for solo travellers, are by request.

Night 1

Hotel in Anchorage

Stay in a 3-star hotel in this Alaskan city that blends urban and wilderness. The restaurant scene impresses visitors with local seafood comprises many menu items.

Brooks Lodge in Katmai National Park

This is a charming, cozy lodge in the spectacular Alaskan wilderness. You’ll love walking along the beautiful lake and watching the local bears play.

Night 5

Hotel in Anchorage

Stay in a 3-star hotel in this Alaskan city that blends urban and wilderness. The restaurant scene impresses visitors with local seafood comprises many menu items.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Alaskan Bear Adventure?

Meals

Meals are not included in this tour.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 5 nights are included. Additional accommodations before and after the tour in Anchorage are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Your transfers between the airport and Anchorage are included on the hotel’s shuttle. Your flight from Anchorage to Katmai National Park is included, as well as the transportation to the lodge.

Also Included

  • Flight from Anchorage to Katmai
  • Excursion to Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes
  • Bear safety presentation
  • Anchorage hotel airport transfers
  • American taxes
  • 24/7 access to helpline

Not included

  • Flights to and from Anchorage
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Guide service
  • Optional activities
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequenty Asked Questions about Alaskan Bear Adventure

How hard is the Alaskan Bear Adventure?

We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. This tour doesn’t include any scheduled physical activities. Travelers should be comfortable being near wildlife and be able to comply with bear safety measures.

Do I need a visa to travel to the United States?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

What does partially-guided mean?

Booking a partially-guided tour is a perfect choice for those who like to be in charge of some of their time while travelling, but also don’t want to be on their own during activities. In most cases, a partially-guided tour doesn’t have a tour leader assigned to a group, but some or most of the activities, such as hikes, city walks, or historic site visits, are led by different guides. Also, in most cases, booking a partially-guided tour is way cheaper than booking a fully-guided tour!

Are meals included on the Alaskan Bear Adventure?

There are no meals included in this tour. During your stay at the lodge, you will be able to purchase your meals from the onsite restaurant.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover wildlife watching. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Anchorage to start this tour?

Fly into Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC). Your airport transfer will be on the hotel’s shuttle, and it’s included in the tour.

Is the Alaskan Bear Adventure in English?

The route guide, maps, and programs provided will be in English.

Where does the Alaskan Bear Adventure end?

This tour ends in Anchorage. Book your flight from the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

Will I be safe from the bears on the Alaskan Bear Adventure?

Yes. You will view the bears from a safe vantage point on elevated observation decks. The wildlife wardens monitor these platforms to ensure everyone’s safety.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to the United States?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for the United States?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Canada for this tour?

The best time to travel to Alaska for this wildlife watching tour is from June to September when the salmon run occurs and the bears are out.

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Prices

From $4,375USD

Difficulty

Partially-Guided

Lodge

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 1 / 5. This tour doesn’t include any scheduled physical activities. Travelers should be comfortable being near wildlife and be able to comply with bear safety measures.


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