This is Day 4 in our series from our recent Alaska Land Tour trip with Royal Caribbean. 

Day 4 was by far one of my favorite days. 

Our morning started off with a 5 am Mountain Wakeup Call. It was one of the best ways to start a day! The lodge offers a mountain wake up to the guest(s), when Denali is out and visible. 

To read about this incredible morning click HERE


Alaska Land TourThe next couple of hours were spectacular, to say the least. We had the opportunity to fly with K2 Aviation to Denali and land on a glacier! This was one of the greatest moments of my life!

To learn more about this incredible experience, click HERE. 


Alaska Land TourAfter our flight, we boarded the Wilderness Express Dome Train for our journey up to Denali. The train is an absolute must! The views are incredible! If the conditions are right, you might even get a glimpse of Denali as you travel North. 


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The train offers forward-facing seating in the 2nd level dome area and a dining area on the bottom. They also offer a tour guide that points out locations along the route. Wildlife can often be seen from the train as well.


As the train pulled into the Denali Station, we were right by the Denali Park Visitor center and bus area. We immediately boarded our Denali Park Tour bus and started our journey into Denali National Park.

The park operates its own tours and the drivers are trained naturalists, as well as, excellent wildlife spotters. As we moved through the park on the only road in and out of Denali, our guide would stop the bus and allow us to marvel at the many, many wildlife sightings we saw.

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We spotted moose, bear, caribou, dall sheep and so many more!  Anyone going to Denali should definitely consider taking a tour to really see and appreciate all that this amazing National Park has to offer!  

After our park tour, we were taken to the Denali Park Village, which was our accommodation for the evening. Denali Park Village offers wonderful accommodations right along the Nenana River. 


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They offer shuttle service to the park as well as the town area, known by locals as “Glitter Gulch”. During the summer season, the lodge offers a dinner theater show, firepits, and many great days and nighttime activities for guests.

Be sure to look for our next day blog, gold rush, mining, and riverboats… must mean Fairbanks!


Did you miss the other days in our series from our recent Alaska Land Tour trip with Royal Caribbean? Check out those posts below: