Alaska: Kenai Women's Adventure July 2022

Anchorage, AK, United States

GE
56 reviews
Jul 6 - 12, 2022
Group size: 8 - 10
Alaska: Kenai Women's Adventure July 2022
Anchorage, AK, United States

56 reviews

Jul 6 - 12, 2022
Group size: 8 - 10

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 June 30-July 5, 2020. Click here for details:  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1A2HzzwsmqP3lhbE5Ks7CWiTwrSfmgZq8LUg2yORhjR4

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

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 Eco Tours & Safaris
56 reviews
Fun, active, and educational nature-based group eco-adventures for people to connect with wild places and animals in extraordinary environments. Specializing in women's adventure travel groups, and teacher-led student groups. Inquire about custom and co-ed trips.

Reviews

The WI Northwoods Adventure was great. This was my first Green Edventures trip. We had fabulous weather and plenty of activities. I didn't expect the wealth of knowledge and the wonderful leaders. I learned so much about nature and the land and the water and we were so busy - from the geology tour of waterfalls with Mike (who can brag about holding a 4+ billion year old meteorite? Me!), biking with Joe, bog hiking with Mary, mad canoeing with Rod to beat the rain back to the dock, and walking over the eskers in the woods with John, not to forget Licia, Emily, Rachel and Lori on the home front. And speaking of the home front, the meals repeared by Wild Whisk, Lola and (another) Lori, were fantastic. I know I'm forgetting someone, but everyone we met was terrific. It was a great, great week with a lively and fun bunch of women. I hated for it to be over and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Fun times!
By Lauri P for Wisconsin 2021 Women's Northwoods Adventure on 06 Oct, 2021
Gosh Lauri this is equivalent to a standing ovation! Thank you so much for your detailed review of the trip! Our team is so happy you had such a wonderful time. Looking forward to our next Edventure with you.
GE
DG
This is my second Green Edventures women's tour. I had a small tumble from an E-bike, but it did not stop me from hiking in beautiful State parks, canoeing on fabulous lakes and rivers, touring a cranberry farm, seeing a noted weaver's studio, listening to guides and lecturers share their vast knowledge of the great outdoors, and much more. Great food catered to one's needs, great times, great people. Group leader Lori Anderson kept us organized and moving in a timely manner, so we didn't miss a thing. Rachel and Licia from the Discovery Center were just the best. The only "problem" is choosing which women's tour to go on next!
By Deborah G for Wisconsin 2021 Women's Northwoods Adventure on 02 Oct, 2021
Had a great time rafting the Salmon river. Wonderful group of ladies, great food, awesome guides. Camping was fun. Tents and mattresses very comfortable! Will definitely travel with green edventures in the future!
By KATHLEEN C for Idaho 2021: Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 08 Sep, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Looking forward to seeing you in Baja in March!
GE
Amazing trip in a lot of ways! The Aggripah staff were wonderful cooks and guides. The scenery was out of this world. The experience of being in the wilderness will never be forgotten. My mettle was tested when it got very cold and windy, heavy dry bags to pack, and sleeping on the hard ground before I realized how the Thermarest was suppose to work. Meeting different types of women all over the U.S. with different thought patterns and lives than mine was eye opening. It was a demanding trip yet doable and educational. I believe the trip has strengthen my character. I would highly recommend the trip but the trip is not for the faint hearted!
By Ida B for Idaho 2021: Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 02 Sep, 2021
Thanks for taking the time to write your review, Ida. It was nice to meet you and glad you will have lifelong memories of your trip to Idaho on your first Green Edventures trip. The water condition in August were perfect and provided the right amount of float time with some exciting rapids, which you even took a solo run in a kayak! I know you had some experience already, but kudos to you!!! I would like to say to anyone reading this that our trips are meant to help you step outside your comfort zone. You will always be in an environment where you can ask for and receive help (e.g. equipment use and instruction). Wilderness experiences can be unpredictable, that is the nature of wilderness. We work very hard to minimize risk and increase their comfort by making sure everyone is prepared by providing an extremely detailed packing list. This way, participants have the right clothing and they don't bring too much stuff. We camp 4 nights and it is a team effort to unload all of the gear from the boats to the beach. The more efficient you are at packing the lighter your load. Regardless of what you bring, there is help available if you ask. Idaho in August can be cold and hot, and windy. Plan for it all.
GE
I absolutely loved this Salmon River rafting trip with Tara Short and Green Edventures. Tara is very experienced in providing the perfect vacation adventure and always teams up with excellent partners such as Aggipah River Rafters. I loved the entire experience and enjoyed the challenges getting there and along the River but always felt safe. Great, great food, highly skilled and super friendly staff and other partners made the trip so memorable! Thanks once again Tara!
By Ellyn C for Idaho 2021: Main Salmon River Women’s River Rafting Trip on 01 Sep, 2021
thank you so much Ellyn! Is this trip number 6?? Thank you so much for your support and for being you!
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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 W on 22 Oct, 2020