River Rafting in Alaska

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Duration: 7 days
Price: 1,642 GBP

 

 

 

Raft the Tlikikila River, one of most pristine and picturesque in all of North America.

Alaska is one of the world’s last great wildernesses and Tlikikila River is one of the best ways to explore the vast expanses. We recommend rafting the river’s course from its summit headwaters to the lowland Lake Clark for this epic Alaskan adventure.

The landscape you will travel through comprises tundra, marshlands and scores of active volcanoes, along with the Aleutian Islands, a 300-strong archipelago strung out like Christmas lights between America and Asia. As you’d expect of such a wild and wonderful region, Alaska is home to a mesmerising diversity of wildlife. Terrestrial fauna include wolves, bears, beavers and moose, while the Peninsula waters abound with sea lions, whales and seabird colonies.

This adventure along the Tlikikila River brings all of Alaska in its sweeping grandeur, starting in the with the flight to the river which takes you to Summit Lake set among glaciers, the flight is an adventure in itself. One you’ve collected your raft, the course takes you past dramatic peaks, tumbling waterfalls and lush forested hillsides, where caribou, bears and Dall sheep can be glimpsed amongst the vegetation! Along the river’s crux you’ll encounter standing waves, making for some bracing whitewater action beneath 4,000 feet granite cliffs.

Cutting a wide and braided swathe through the glaciated peaks of the Aleutian Range, Alaska’s Tlikikila River is one of most pristine and picturesque in all of North America. Spend six days river rafting in Alaska, following the river’s course all the way from its summit headwaters to lowland Lake Clark – a true Alaskan odyssey!

With over 100,000 glaciers, a million lakes and 34,000 miles of tidal shoreline, Alaska is without doubt one of the world’s premier adventure travel destinations! America’s largest state is home to just 700,000 people; outside Juneau (the capital) Fairbanks and Anchorage, Alaska presents as wild a landscape as you’re likely to find anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere. ‘The Bush’, as it is known locally, comprises tundra, marshlands and scores of active volcanoes, along with the Aleutian Islands, a 300-strong archipelago strung out like Christmas lights between America and Asia! As you’d expect of such a wild and wonderful region, Alaska is home to a mesmerising diversity of wildlife. Terrestrial fauna include wolves, bears, beavers and moose, while the Peninsula waters abound with sea lions, whales and seabird colonies!

An adventure of epic proportions, this Tlikikila River rafting trip brings you Alaska in all its sweep and grandeur! Your journey starts with a floatplane ride from Port Alsworth to Summit Lake, set amidst glaciers at the headwaters of the river. Once you’ve unpacked your gear and bid farewell to the pilot, you’ll get into your kayak and begin your pilgrimage downriver! The course takes you past dramatic peaks, tumbling waterfalls and lush forested hillsides, where caribou, bears and Dall sheep can be glimpsed amongst the vegetation! Along the river’s crux you’ll encounter standing waves, making for some bracing whitewater action beneath 4,000 feet granite cliffs! After that, it’s easy going down to Lake Clark, where the adventure draws to a close.

In the wilds of Alaska this rafting trip is a truly great adventure, taking you back to a simpler time. There are no worries about traffic here, just you, your raft and the river.

Visit Tourdust for details of this adventure.

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