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Tundra Wilderness Tour

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Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
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Denali is gorgeous. The tour is on a school bus and it is long but really worth it. We saw many... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Donna M
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bklyn
Don’t do it!

8 hours on an old bus where you will see nothing, I mean nothing. It was such a waste of a... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
desertr0se2010
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Goodyear, Arizona
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Denali is gorgeous. The tour is on a school bus and it is long but really worth it. We saw many animals and the views were spectacular. Our guide was was informative and entertaining. If you can bring sandwiches with you maybe PBJ. Dress warm...More

4  Thank Donna M
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

8 hours on an old bus where you will see nothing, I mean nothing. It was such a waste of a beautiful day we could have spent hiking!! Everyone on the bus had a cold. We got sick from this tour. Took us 3 weeks...More

3  Thank desertr0se2010
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Reviewed October 13, 2017

We were on a Holland America trip and this came as part of our package. Our tour left in mid-afternoon, so we had time to spend in the park in the morning which was very nice. The buses are school buses, you get a snack...More

7  Thank panda618
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Definitely worth the extra time to go deep in to Denali State Park. Saw bears, moose and birds of pray along with tiny squirrels that seem to pose along side the rode. The wilderness is breathtaking and around every turn is another vista of mountains...More

1  Thank Gregg-Midlo
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

We were on a Princess Cruisetour and the tour that came with our package was the standard natural history tour. We upgraded to the Tundra tour and have zero regrets! The tour takes you 60 miles into the park and we saw a total of...More

6  Thank pyro2547
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We had an excellent 7 day Alaska cruise on the Holland America Noordam ! At Seward we were transferred onto the Alaska cruise train operated by Holland America and taken to Anchorage where we overnighted at the Westmark hotel. After a very comfortable stay, we...More

11  Thank Ted K
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

Yes, this tour takes 8 hours and travels mostly over gravel roads for 120 miles in a converted school bus. It is simply amazing and takes you deep into Denali. Postcard views at every turn. Northern animals in their natural habitat. And if you are...More

6  Thank FiveGsplus9
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Reviewed October 2, 2017 via mobile

We saw lots of bears on our tour a mom and two cubs walked right beside our bus. I recommend this tour to everyone. The drivers are very accommodating with seeing the wildlife. Also some recommend adding a box lunch but my wife and I...More

3  Thank Mark J
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Our trip was to be 13 hours however due to the season it was cut short and I must say I was most grateful! I was not impressed with the bus at all. As it was a converted school and was extremely cramped. I was...More

4  Thank Clansie
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Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Our tour left the McKinley Resort Chalet at 5:30 a.m. We were not excited about leaving that early but it was well worth being the first bus into the park. The tour guide/driver was amazing by being very knowledgeable as well he continually spotted animals....More

1  Thank Steve I
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JGoldin
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Kutsudon | Reviewed this property |
It was called the Tundra Wilderness Tour and run by Aramark. I believe they are the only ones doing this tour. You can see it at reservedenali.
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Vincent S
March 11, 2018|
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Response from Kutsudon | Reviewed this property |
If I remember it was mainly snacks like jerky, cereal bar, etc. Depends on how much you eat you may want to pack your own lunch. You could keep most of the items in the snack box and save them for later.
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