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Kantishna Wilderness Trails

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Address: MIle 231.1 Parks Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve, AK 99755
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Visit Denali National Park and travel in comfort through the most scenic...

Visit Denali National Park and travel in comfort through the most scenic road in North America – Alaska's Denali Park Road. We escort you into the heart of Denali on a full-day, round-trip guided adventure through Denali Park and into the Kantishna Historical District.Visitors will be treated to a hot lunch and activities at the Roadhouse. See wildlife, Mt. McKinley and everything that makes Denali National Park a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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A Must Do!

Folks, this full day excursion is a must do -- far better than the competition! Excellent customer service, great communication, easy to make reservation, excellent... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2016
Jill T
Winchester, Virginia

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Winchester, Virginia
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Folks, this full day excursion is a must do -- far better than the competition! Excellent customer service, great communication, easy to make reservation, excellent accommodation, best chances for seeing all that Denali has to offer. Things to consider when arranging your trip to Denali if you want to do a bus tour. 1. Kantishna will take you all the... More 

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Ocala Florida
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84 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

When my husband told me we were taking a 12 hour tour on a school bus, I cringed. Were were up and at the hotel by 5:30 to be sure we were able to get the LEFT side of the bus for this tour. Most of the views are best from the left side going out. You're tired coming back... More 

1 Thank GolfOcalaFlorida
Strathbogie, Australia
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67 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

First the bad 1.Sitting in an old school bus for 12 or so hours is not on. Having to sit 2 to a seat designed for kids is quite intolerable.We are getting on in years and are a bit overweight but then so are the majority of travelers doing this attraction. Being told that these buses are the only ones... More 

1 Thank david t
Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped constantly during the 14 hour trip for everyone to take numerous photos. The guide, Joe, talked about 90% of the time. While many of the stories were interesting some were just filling space. Sometimes it's nice to just gaze at the scenery in quiet.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Upon initial reading of the tour description, a 13 hour bus trip seems daunting to say the least. Don't let that stop you!! This trip flew by! Linda, our driver/guide was clearly experienced in her ability to spot wildlife. She was knowledgeable with regard to which habitats to find Grizzlies , moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and many other species. She... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Well so we booked 12 hours bus trip inside park advance many days ..when we reached infront of Denali princess lodge to catch the bus ,kept waiting there for half an hour ...buses were late while other all buses were on time ...so finally two three buses came from this company ..and they announced there is a massive landslide inside... More 

1 Thank Anasuyatrip
Bartelso, Illinois, United States
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This was a fabulous adventure. If you take the time to visit Denali don't just drive the first 15 miles. It may sound like a long day (12 hours) on a bus it isn't. The day speeds by. The bus stops almost every hour, and stops for wild life viewing and picture taking. It was just a fantastic day. Our... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Our driver Cliff made this tour worth the money. We were hesitant about the price and the length but my wife and I were glad we did it. Cliff was a wealth of information and knew everything about the park from history, flora and fauna. His knowledge coupled with his great ability as a tour guide made it a great... More 

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Lexington, Virginia
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Comfortable bus trip and many opportunities to see wildlife and Denali Mountain was in full view. Bus stops frequently to stretch, use bathrooms, and take photos. Lunch at Roadhouse and I recommend the dog sled demo. Trip back goes faster. Our driver told stories and stopped for photos of moose, grizzlies, caribou , and the views. Definitely recommend this trip.

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cartersville ga
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We were worried about thirteen hours on a bus but the time flew. The bus is roomy. We saw my McKinley in all her glory on the way in. On the way back we hit the jackpot and saw a grizzly with a kill and another young one right on side of road. We followed a mother caribou and baby... More 

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