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

Visiting Brooks Falls, Alaska

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.

When to Go:
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AUG

Safari Style -

Small Group

AUG 2

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

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

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

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

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 7

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

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

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

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

Costs £4950 based on two people sharing and not including 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

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What

Our Clients Say About Us

★★★★★
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, er, Nikiski, Kodiak and Katmai. At Nikiski we stayed at Daniels Lake Lodge B&B in a log cabin by the lake. It was an amazing place and was the wildest and most remote of our journey. We saw a black bear and 3 coyote on the road. Had a great day out with Alaska West Air near there. We had bears right beside our boat at Big River Lakes near Wolverine Creek, saw bald eagles and plenty of salmon in the river. They gave us a scenic flight on the way back flying right over double glacier and its ice field - so close we almost landed on it. Really breath-taking. We booked up Juneau Mendenhall Glacier Ice Adventure Tour ourselves through Alaska Shore Excursions - local tour operator was Liquid Alaska Tours. This was excellent. We did canoeing, went in an ice cave under the glacier and used crampons to climb on top of it. A fantastic day out. Would recommend these. Also had a great day out at Brooks Falls watching the bears catching the salmon that were jumping up the waterfall. Well worth the trip. Wouldn't recommend Jayleen's Alaska whale watching trip. We didn't see anything but a lighthouse for most of the morning. Cost us a fortune for 6 hours when we saw more on the 2 hour cruise with Alaska Tales for a fraction of the cost. These are a new company. We didn't have many on the boat so didn't have to fight the crowds to see the whales and they took us straight to them so didn't waste any of our time. To see black bears close up we went to AnAn Bear observatory. A mother and cub came very close to where we were standing on a platform. At the other places we saw brown bears. A great trip all in all. As I stated above Wildlife Trails are very knowledgeable and helpful. They always replied quickly to any emails I sent asking them a lot of questions (some I should have been able to work out myself). When we had problems they were always contactable to help us sort them out. The ferry they booked for us went on strike but Wildlife Trails had sorted us out a flight in its place before we even knew there was a problem, so the holiday ran very smoothly. I would recommend Wildlife Trails to anyone and I have already booked another trip with them next year.

ByDawn and Steve
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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 eau which included a visit to Pack Creek where we had good sighting of bears and 2 Whale Watching tours where we saw Humpbacks and seals and Stellar Sealions. Wildlife Trails a small family concern run by Allan and Kirsty Blanchard. Very efficient and helpful. Listened to what we wanted and put together a good itinerary.

ByJanet and Audrey
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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 iak area had ups and downs due to weather; Alaska needs a weather disclaimer! Highlights were Frazer Lake and Katmai Wildnerness Lodge (when the weather was good) Homer was a great last stop as loved the hippie vibe and the trip to brooks from there was fantastic The overall theme was bears and each bear experience grew on the previous Brooks was the icing on the cake. A last morning in Anchorage sealed the oddidity of this amazing sate. (really feels like a seperate country) Excellent for planning and knowing the best spots as had done the trip himself. He had booked out the katmai wilderness lodge for his clients which was great as we fall a small party for 4 days. The wether disruption caused a lot of stress and Kodiak should katmai Wilderness shpul;d be marked with a high risk stamp We particularly hadn't realised with Katmai Wilderness the limited transpot links and lack of flexibilty to try and pre-empt detriorating weather

ByJonathan and David
★★★★★
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 l considering it was so packed - but we did have some independent down time. Some outstanding bear viewing at Brooks Falls, Pack Creek and AnAn. Loved it. Can't wait to go back Allan and Wildlife Trails offer a really personal service. Never ending patience as we nailed down all the details with numerous emails and calls He knew the area and offered good advice. The price was also competitive and allowed us to do so much.

ByElaine
★★★★★
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 well as fabulous scenery and some great little towns. Wildlife Trails put together a customised itinerary to meet our objectives. It was excellent. They deliver a very helpful and personalised service, which we really appreciated.

ByChris and Tricia