10 day safari

Prices from

£4950

Excluding international flights

Tour Highlights

Combine Brooks Falls with Wolverine Creek

Two superb grizzly bear viewing locations

Chance to see glaciers, orcas and sea otters

View bears from sunrise to sunset at Brooks

This is one of our most exciting 10 day bear viewing tours in Alaska, as it combines the world famous Brooks Falls for those most iconic of 'bears catching salmon' photos, with the much less visited Wolverine Creek on the west coast of the spectacular Kenai Peninsula. One is a fly-in option that lets you photograph brown bears fishing for salmon from dusk to dawn - so you can avoid the fly-in clients who arrive for the afternoon. The other is an independent self-drive of the peninmsula; combining a glacier and wildlife tour from Seward with a superbly organised and intimate grizzly bear safari out of Nikiski.

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Best time to visit - AUG

Safari Style: SMALL GROUP

Aug 2

Best hotels at Anchorage airport Comfort Suites
Arrive into Anchorage and overnight at an airport hotel
Arrive in Anchorage at the airport and take the free airport shuttle to the ‘Comfort Suites Anchorage’ airport hotel

Accommodation : Comfort Suites Anchorage airport

Aug 3

How to get to Brooks Lodge Alaska from Anchorage
Scenic flight from Anchorage to Brooks Falls
Fly from Anchorage to King Salmon where you will transfer to a seaplane for the short scenic flight to Brooks Lodge. The afternoon is yours to use as you wish. You may want to wet a line, join the afternoon nature walk led by a National Park Service naturalist, or head out straight to the stands to see the bears. There are slide shows, films, lectures, sunsets and a bar for evening enjoyment

Accommodation : Brooks Lodge

Aug 4

Best places in Alaska to see bears fishing for salmon
Full day available for bear viewing at Brooks Falls
Brooks Falls is a very famous location around the world and so attracts a lot of visitors during the peak bear viewing months of July and August. Brooks Lodge itself is fairly rustic, so people may wonder why it gets booked out a year and a half in advance? If you are a photographer wanting to maximise your opportunities to take photos of the brown bears fishing at Brooks Falls, this is the place to be.

Accommodation : Brooks Lodge

Aug 5

How to photograph brown bears at Brooks Falls
Full day available for bear viewing at Brooks Falls
Unlike the fly-in tours from Anchorage and Homer which generally have 4-5 hours at the falls (timings approximately 11am to 4pm); you have the entire day to visit from the lodge and can be there for the best light in the morning, with the added bonus of fewer visitors.

Accommodation : Brooks Lodge

Aug 6

Best hotel to stay in Seward Kenai Peninsula
Fly back to Anchorage and drive to Seward
You will fly back to Anchorage via King Salmon and then take a taxi to Anchorage airport where you will pick up your hire car. Driving is an easy, relaxed affair in most parts of Alaska and as you leave the capital city, you will quickly be surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes as you drive south east towards Whittier and then Seward. The journey will take around 3 to 4 hours with some photo and rest stops before arriving at the Harbor 360 hotel for your overnight accommodation

Accommodation : Harbor 360 hotel

Aug 6

Best glacier day cruises in Alaska Kenai fjord seward
Full day glacier and wildlife cruise including light lunch
In the morning you will walk to the harbour for a 9 hour boat cruise Wildlife & Glacier cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park. There are a dozen glaciers in the area and you will see a cross section of them on the cruise. Wildlife sightings are likely to include Humpback Whales, Steller Sea Lions, Seals, Sea Otters, Horned & Tufted Puffins, and a wide variety of other seabirds. A hot lunch will be served onboard. At the end of the cruise overnight again at the Harbor 360

Accommodation : Harbor 360 hotel

Aug 8

Best hotels in Nikishi Cook Inlet
Drive north and west to Nikiski opposite Cook Inlet
Drive 3 hours north and then west along the scenic Cook Inlet to the pretty coastal community of Nikiski where you will overnight at a beautiful local bed and breakfast

Accommodation : Bed and Breakfast opposite Cook Inlet

Aug 9

Best places to see grizzly bears in Alaska with a visit to Wolverine Creek
Floatplane then boat safari in Wolverine Creek
Today you will enjoy a half-day bear viewing trip. Just a short flight across Cook Inlet, where you and your guide board an open skiff, then motor around the shore of Big River Lakes near Wolverine Creek. This is an area bears frequent, fishing for salmon. You will be on the water for three hours, then fly back to our base in Nikiski and overnight at the same B&B.

Accommodation : Bed and Breakfast opposite Cook Inlet

Aug 10

Highly rated B & B in Anchorage
Drive back to Anchorage
After breakfast you will drive 2 to 3 hours back to Anchorage where you will check into a clients favourite; the Arctic Fox B&B. Free afternoon for your own activities in Anchorage. We recommend renting a bicycle and cycling the 10 mile Tony Knowles Coastal Trail from downtown Anchorage from which offers the possibility to see Beluga Whales in Cook Inlet if the tide is in, and encounter moose and other wildlife along the trail

Accommodation : Arctic Fox Inn B&B

Aug 11

Drive to Anchorage international airport
Sadly, this is your last day in Anchorage and after you have driven 30 minutes to the airport and dropped off your hire car, you will connect with your onward international flight.

Pricing Info & Dates

Cost £4950 based on two people sharing and not including international flights

Valid for travel in August 2021, as per the dates we won in the lottery for Brooks

Includes:

  • £100 donation for the Raincoast conservation foundation
  • Return flights to Brooks Falls from Anchorage
  • Car hire costs for a mid-size vehicle and 2 drivers
  • All transfers and activities as stated

 

Excludes

  • The cost of international flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Cost of applicable visas
  • Food at any of the hotels or lodges
  • Gratuities at accommodation or for your wildlife guides

What

Our clients say about us

Deatils
Tuesday September 10, 2019
Brilliant!

We went to Alaska, which Wildlife Trails sorted out for us. I chose Wildlife Trails because Allan was more knowledgeable than others I emailed, and more helpful. We went to Anchorage, Seward,...

By Dawn and Steve
Saturday August 18, 2018
Walking with Bears

A 7 night stay at Katmai Wilderness Lodge which was amazing both for accommodation, food, very friendly and helpful staff and of course seeing bears in their natural habitat. A 4 night stay in...

By Janet and Audrey
Saturday August 18, 2018
Thoroughly bearable

Great itinerary Jeaunau, a good start to be introduced to the quirkiness of Alaska We self-added Barrow and glad we did as it was culturally exotic as well as seeing the ice of the Artic Ocean The...

By Jonathan and David
Thursday August 10, 2017
An action packed wildlife tour of Alaska

We travelled in dependently using a car, flights and the Alaska Marine Highway. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. Car hire and all accommodation were excellent. The itinerary worked...

By Elaine
Friday August 21, 2015
Wonderful time in Alaska and Canada

Had a great time on our Wildlife Trails-organised trip to Alaska and W Canada. It was our first trip to that part of the world and our itinerary was great. Saw whales breaching and bears fishing...

By Chris and Tricia
Monday July 28, 2014
Expectations fulfilled with extras

Our brief to the tour operator was " as much wildlife as possible " and this was certainly fulfilled. an individually tour to suit us, using planes, trains, coaches, hire cars, bikes,...

By Ian
Wednesday October 16, 2013
Alaskan Bear Photography

The primary objective was to photograph the bears fishing for salmon. Katmai lodge was a dream. The location, guides and facilities were excellent. Perry the manager/guide instilled confidence and...

By Ralph
Tuesday September 10, 2013
Touring Alaska the ultimate Bear experience

This is the best holiday we have ever been on. We love bears and all wildlife. We can honestly say the 24 days were just adrenalin filled. Every moment was an experience never to be forgotten....

By Lesley
Monday August 26, 2013
A wildlife photographer's dream

For the serious wildlife photographer Alaska is a paradise with stunning scenery, bears, whales and amazing birdlife . It is impossible to do it justice in a few weeks. I decided to spend 3 weeks...

By Richard