Alaska: Kenai Women's Adventure July 2022

Anchorage, AK, United States

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

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

Reviews

Another well run travel trip by Green Edventures!! The weather was beautiful and scenery was even better. Tara and our guide Jeanne had a quick solution whenever a problem came up. As usual I always felt safe and had a great time with the other women in the group who enjoy traveling! :)
By Gail H for 2021: Kenai Adventure June 25-July 1, 2021 (part 2) on 27 Jul, 2021
This was an amazing experience for my son Gregory, he truly had the best time. The whole process to book was effortless and very organized,. The trip was beautiful, so much to see and learned. My son enjoyed his accommodations, he said the food was delicious and the activities engaging and fun. He loved swimming with the sharks. Our leader Mrs. Lowe is very professional, caring and attentive to every detail. We were so lucky to have Mrs. Lowe as our leader, she knows best! This is a lifetime experience!
By Diana M for Roatan 2021: Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Dolphins) on 19 Jul, 2021
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I had an amazing time! Nice clean room with a lot of space and an amazing patio view with hammocks. The food was great and the diving was amazing! It was a really great trip for which I am thankful for. @aimeelowe
By Miranda V for Roatan 2021: Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Dolphins) on 14 Jul, 2021
My daughter had a great time ! Such a wonderful experience , lots of fun and learning , food was delicious, guides where great , she just loved every second of the trip Thank you
By Claudia Z for Roatan 2021: Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Dolphins) on 13 Jul, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know!
GE
Tara and Jeannie were amazing! This was an epic and well-planned trip. The food was excellent, and I loved that all the details were taken care of. I would recommend this trip to any woman who wants to travel to Alaska solo (or with a friend!) and wants to see the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness.
By Amy S for Alaska: Kenai Women's Adventure June 2021 on 12 Jul, 2021
Thank you for the glowing review. Im.so happy you found this trip and GE because that meant we got to meet you! ! I hope to travel with you again!
GE
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References

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