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Tundra Wilderness Tour

Denali National Park and Preserve, AK
+1 800-276-7234
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Amazing!

We totally enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Bruce, was extremely knowledgeable. This was my... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2017
Mary H
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
So glad we upgraded!

It was a wonderful tour. We saw four moose, two of them babies, two distinct herds of caribou, a... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Leigh B
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Yass, Australia
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We totally enjoyed this tour. Our guide, Bruce, was extremely knowledgeable. This was my husband's dream, but I would go again in a heartbeat. The views were breathtaking, and the wildlife abundant. We saw caribou, moose, dall sheep and bears. A bear even approached the...More

3  Thank Mary H
Reviewed 26 January 2017

It was a wonderful tour. We saw four moose, two of them babies, two distinct herds of caribou, a marmot, four grizzly bears, two of them cubs, mew gulls, ptarmigans, ravens, many dall sheep, a golden eagle, black-capped chickadee, arctic ground squirrels and baby robins,...More

4  Thank Leigh B
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The tour bus was considered to be a luxury tour bus, and it was. However, the seats are quit small. great for elementary school sized children. No arm rest to hold you in if your are larger. We were given a snack and a bottle...More

2  Thank s_nordy59
Reviewed 16 December 2016

While we did have to ride a no frills school bus, the seats were comfortable and the trip wasn't as bad as it sounds. Before our visit I read that the driver will make or break the trip and this is true. We lucked out...More

1  Thank Ravekid
Reviewed 29 November 2016

You will ride on a school bus--yes, a real school bus--for 60 miles into the park and then back again. The whole experience takes between six and eight hours. If you are lucky, you will see moose, grizzly bears, caribou, and maybe wolves. Most often,...More

2  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 21 November 2016

My husband and I from the UK visited here many years ago on one of our visits to Alaska and I have only just commented as I keep finding different things to leave comments about on Trip Advisor. It was a very early start something...More

1  Thank HotelinspectorSussex
Reviewed 19 November 2016

this was a 7 hour bus tour through Denali park. The bus is not a tour bus but similar to a school bus with a little overhead storage. We ordered a box lunch from the lodge before we left. We had a few "rest" stops...More

3  Thank 2010Escape
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We kept reading and hearing from people who had had a fabulous tour and, although I had seen a few comments about bad experiences, I figured, the odds were in our favour. Sadly for us, we crapped out with our tour guide. It is hard...More

16  Thank smj7
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We were lucky to see grizzly bears, moose, caribou, and dall sheep. Others at our hotel had gone the previous day and seen nothing. As our excellent driver-guide mentioned, it's not a zoo where animals are on display. We took a box lunch, and the...More

2  Thank ConstantTravelers
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Now I was worried about being on a converted school bus for 8 hours and I also have a short attention span. No worries at all the day passed quickly listening to the guidesstories, keeping our eyes out for wildlife and just enjoying the scenery...More

Thank cruisegroover d
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Patrizia C
Is this the right tour for relatively active people who would love to see bears, moose, caribous, dall sheeps and maybe wolves? I am not particularly interested in seeing animals on screens. How likely is it that we'll end up stuck on a bus, with no animals on sight or only very far?
7 May 2017|
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Patrizia C
Is this the right tour for relatively active people who would love to see bears, moose, caribous, dall sheeps and maybe wolves? I booked this trip for my teenage daughter and myself but now I am worried that we'll get bored and we'll be stuck on a bus for many hours. We are fairly active and booked other tours in Alaska to fly around Denali, land on glaciers, full day trip on kayaks, etc etc. I wonder is this is the right trip for us. How likely is it that we'll end up stuck on a bus, with no animals on sight or only very far? Would really appreciate comments from people who have been on this tour. Thank you
7 May 2017|
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Response from HotelinspectorSussex | Reviewed this property |
I found this tour quite boring only in so far as the time spent on the bus with limited time off it. Scenery is lovely on the tundra and seeing wildlife can sometimes be pot luck, we saw plenty of caribous, but no bears or... More
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Jean S
I am wondering when is the best time to visit Denali as far as cloud cover, rain and animals? We were thinking of early July because we will be traveling with our 14 year old grandson. Is there a better time of day to go?
30 October 2016|
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Response from wendy f | Reviewed this property |
The Tundra Wilderness Tours depart regularly early in the morning and after lunch. The weather was spectacular when we were there in late August. I would check their website
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