Alaska: Kenai Women's Adventure July 2021

Anchorage, AK, United States

GE
29 reviews
Jul 5 - 11, 2021
Group size: 8 - 11
Alaska: Kenai Women's Adventure July 2021
Anchorage, AK, United States

29 reviews

$2625
Deposit: $525
Jul 5 - 11, 2021
Group size: 8 - 11

About this trip

The Alaska womens hiking trip is an adventure on the Kenai Peninsula. This adventure offers the active women big rewards for a little physical effort. Here, wilderness is accessible to anyone with a desire to stretch their legs on a dirt path to get out and explore one of the United States’ treasures. And as Lonely Planet best describes this place, “in every forgotten corner you’ll be close to the natural world, the mountains, the lakes, the rivers and the people that make Alaska wild.”


This Alaska women’s hiking trip and multi-sport adventure begins in Anchorage. From there, we travel south to Seward for spectacular hiking on Mt. Marathon, and the Kenai Fjords’ famous Harding Icefield Trail which provides hikers with a view of the vast icefield that feeds all of the glaciers in park. We will get a chance to see the National Park from the ocean side on a 6-hour glacier and wildlife cruise with ample opportunities to photograph wildlife like humpback whales, puffins, and sea lions. Our home for 3 nights will be on cabins near Lake Kenai. 


The second half of the adventure puts the glaciers in our rear view mirror as we traverse the Kenai Peninsula to Homer. From Homer, we board a water taxi and cross Kachemak Bay to Otter Cover. For the next two nights, we enjoy the seclusion of this remote location with hiking and kayaking activities.


The final day, we cross back over Kachemak Bay, head east toward Anchorage, and stop for a thrilling river rafting trip on Six Mile Creek before ending our adventure in Anchorage that evening.


This Alaska trip for women is designed for women who like to hike and who enjoy the challenge of exploring a place by the power of their own steam. You don’t have to be an athlete to do this trip. There is a plan B for most of the activities, so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns before you sign up.


How strenuous is strenuous? We walk an average of 5-9 miles per day under 2 miles per hour. Our longest hike is 9 miles round trip and over 3200 ft in elevation. It will be challenging, because you gain about 1000 ft of elevation with each mile. but you will be encouraged with by a great group of adventure buddies, and rewarded with stunning views the entire way. The Mt. Marathon Bowl Hike is 5 miles round trip over 1900 ft. The rest of the hikes are under 1000 ft in elevation and between 3-4 miles. 


 Trip Highlights:

  • A variety of exceptional 2 to 6-hour scenic day hikes over mixed terrain that will reward you with breath-taking scenery.
  • Make sure you bring a camera for excellent wildlife viewing opportunities throughout the trip.
  • Replenish your appetite with great food! Fresh, homemade, multicourse meals and deserts.
  • Dip your paddle in emerald green wildlife-rich waters of Kachemak Bay while sea kayaking among diving sea birds, curious seals, and shy otters.
  • An evening trip to the Sea Life Center will introduce you the ecology of Alaska’s marine life and some of the conservation efforts around Alaska.
  • A 6-hour boat trip into the wild Kenai Fjords to see calving glaciers, whales, sea lions, and marine birds.
  • A thrilling roller coaster ride on whitewater through narrow canyons and over natural steps on the Class IV Six-Mile Creek.

To reserve your space

 A non-refundable $525 deposit per person is due to reserve your space.   Then four equal installments. Details when you click Book Now.

Critical Mass

Do not purchase airfare until the trip reached critical mass. If we do not reach 8 participants by April 15th the trip will be cancelled and your deposit refunded.  Tell your friends!! Help us confirm this awesome adventure fast!! 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellation requests need to be sent in writing; emails can be sent to contact@greenedventures.com 


All payments are non-refundable. Your deposit is a commitment to signing up for this trip. Subsequent payments are used to help Green Edventures reserve lodging, guides, activities, and other aspects of your trip long in advance of the tour date.


If a registered participant misses 2 or more consecutive installments, this will be considered an automatic withdrawal from the trip, and her spot on the trip will be cancelled without refund.

Travel Insurance

 Participants are highly encouraged to purchase travel insurance to cover unforeseen circumstances that may interrupt or cancel the trip. 


Travel insurance is available at:  https://greenedventures.com/travel-insurance/ 

Denali Extension Ad-On

Want to extend your stay in Alaska? Add the Denali Extension to your Kenai Explorer package. Dates July 11-15, 2021. Click here for details:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1G9vXnNQXDQRZnlcZQP0hRUlZMP9uk5xTWm_i--eyt4k/edit?usp=sharing

What’s included

  • All scheduled activites
    guided hikes, 6 -hour boat tour, river rafting, kayaking trip.
  • 6 nights lodging
    1 night hotel, 3 nights in 3-person bunk bed cabins, 2 night in 4-person bunk bed shared cabins with shared facilities a short distance from the cabin
  • Local driver & Guides
  • Transport
    in a 15 passenger van for the duration of the trip
  • Most Meals
    from breakfast day 2 to lunch day 7. Excludes 2 dinners. Meals are served camp style, prepared by your guide, with the help of participants.
  • Airfare
    To Anchorage, Alaska
  • Meals on day 1
  • Optional Excursions
    or museum entrances
  • Gratuity
    $200 per person due to local guides
  • Dinner night 6

Available options

Denali Extension
$1095

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Alaska!

Arrive anytime. Your first night will be at the Inlet Hotel in Anchorage. The Inlet Hotel has a free shuttle to and from the airport. Breakfast is included. Dinner on your own. Once everyone’s flight times are confirmed those of us in Anchorage for dinner can get together. 

Your Organizer


GE
Green Edventures Wildlife & Adventure Tours
29 reviews
Fun, safe, nature-based eco-adventures for people to connect with wild places and animals in extraordinary environments. www.greenedventures.com

Reviews

Just returned from the Northwoods Women's edventure trip and it was spectacular! The scenery was magnificent, the accommodations cozy and the daily activities were varied, informative and exhilarating! I cannot say enough about the two naturalists at the North Lakeland Discovery Center, Licia and Annie, who took care of all the myriad details, including last minute schedule changes to accommodate weather updates. Also, the speakers and recreation guides were passionate and truly engaged the group in the history and ecology of the area. I even got to experience the thrill of riding an E-bike! I highly recommend this marvelous, colorful trip, especially if you live in an area where autumn can be subtle.
This trip had just the right amount and variety of activity. Loads of fun in a beautiful place! Who knew there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
I've been on many scuba diving trips, educational/cultural adventures and international travels. This was the best-organized and executed by FAR. All accommodations were very clean and welcoming. Our guides were knowledgeable and responsive to our individual interests in the natural world. I signed up for trip ONE WEEK ahead and thought--oh, I know what to pack! But, I didn't for THIS trip. Tara's packing list SAVED me. Her careful instructions let me bring all the RIGHT items. Food and activities were excellent. We were taken care of SO very well. Tara kept everything running right on schedule, which is sometimes challenging if cultures run on island time! I have wanted to see Baja and the Sea of Cortez for many years and finally got my wish. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
thank you Cynthia for this rave review. It means to me that you took the time to write for everyone to see. It was a pleasure to meet you and to have you on our adventure. Hope to see you again! -- tara
GE
Most amazing trip I've ever been on and I've traveled to many places! I wanted an adventure and I got it. Plenty of physical activities in the 10-days including hiking, glacier trekking, swimming, horseback riding, and kayaking. All the ladies in our group - along with our two guides - were so much fun! Would totally book another trip with Green Edventures! - Nikki
I can't say enough positive things about this trip! The guide and trip leader were knowledgeable, entertaining, professional, and SO fun to travel with! The planned activities kept us busy and gave us an excellent feel for what Iceland had to offer. I definitely want to go back. The pre-trip information prepared me well for all possibilities of weather and challenge, and I realized that before this trip, I had been missing the camaraderie of traveling with an all-women group. I would definitely do another trip with Green Edventures! Cheryl
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I just returned from the Wisconsin Women's Tour and couldn't have asked for a better trip! For me, the amount and type of activity were perfect. Who know there was so much to discover practically in my own backyard?
By Cynthia Casey Widstrand on Oct 22, 2020