DAYS 95 – 106: USA (ALASKA)

Returning to the United States of America, you will enter the state of Alaska via the most northerly international border in North America and then travel along the “Top of the World” highway, an incredibly scenic drive which will bring you to the town of Tok.

From Tok, you will drive to Wrangell-St Elias National Park, the largest national park in the USA.  You will have two nights here and an abundance of optional activities to partake in such as hiking, historical mine tours, glacier walks or ice climbing.

Wrangell St Elias National Park

A scenic and rugged drive along the Denali Highway will take you to a lodge situated near the base of the Maclaren Glacier. You will have one night camping by the lodge before going on a remote bushcamp to experience the Alaskan wilderness for the second night.

From the lodge it is only a short and scenic drive along the Denali Highway to Denali National Park, the home of Mt McKinley (now known as Denali), North America’s highest mountain.  You will have three nights camping in the national park, with a full day included shuttle bus tour to the Toklat River area and then a free day for optional activities such as hiking and cycling.

Your penultimate stop in Alaska will be the town of Seward, the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park.  Here you will have a free day where you have the opportunity to take a boat trip out on to the fjords for incredible wildlife spotting opportunities.

A short drive from Seward will take you to Anchorage, the end point for your epic 106-day overland tour of Central & North America.  You will have one night’s accommodation included in Anchorage, we recommend staying for a few extra days to explore the city and surrounds, or perhaps to continue your exploration of Alaska.

Anchorage city skyline, Alaska

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