Alaska: Kenai Women's Adventure July 2022

Anchorage, AK, United States

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

40 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


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

Reviews

It was an amazing trip for our daughter. The activities were great, lodging perfect for her group and she enjoyed the food. Green Edventures did a really good job rescheduling our trip and dealing with the COVID restrictions.
By Daniel M for Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Sharks) on 19 Apr, 2021
Our Green Adventures trip to the Baja peninsula and the Sea of Cortez was awesome. Tara, Fun Baja and the crew had everything organized and planned well. The educational experiences and interactions with nature were truly special. We had so much fun we can't wait to go again. Thank you Green Adventures.
By Paul G for Mt. Zion HS - Sea of Cortez Marine Biology & Adventure on 16 Apr, 2021
Paul!! Thanks to you and Lola for joining the trip. I loved sharing Baja and the Sea of Cortez with you both. I really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and for you trusting Green Edventures!
GE
My daughter had an amazing trip!! Packed full of great activities and incredible experiences. Can’t recommend enough. Every detail was handled. I’m very impressed!!!
By Samantha K for Anthony's Key Marine Biology Trip (Sharks) on 12 Apr, 2021
Sam thank you so much for the kind words. That thanks also goes to parents like you that support these trips and who trust our team to provide extraordinary educational tours for students. (Tara)
GE
The Baja Sur Mexico adventure was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I would strongly recommend for anyone. The crew and guides are wonderful at what they do. They are very knowledgeable and yet have the best personalities. The chefs made delicious meals 3 times a day and the restaurants we went to were clean and great too. The entire trip we felt safe and secure. I read every review about the trip ahead of time and they are all accurate. That is why Green Edventures is a 5 star!
By NEYSA D for Mt. Zion HS - Sea of Cortez Marine Biology & Adventure on 06 Apr, 2021
Neysa!!! Thank you for the glowing review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I am happy that your first adventure with Green Edventures is the start of many more. (Tara)
GE
It was incredible! Baja is beautiful, and camping on the beach was the most amazing thing ever. The interactions with the whales, the whale sharks, the sea lions.... everything was just so cool. Green Edventures (this is my second trip) does a great job of planning and coordinating logistics, providing necessary info, and basically, they do everything to make their trips perfect. The food is always great and lots of it, the local staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and of course, Tara the owner is fantastic. Additionally, I find that these trips attract a really interesting group of smart, self-sufficient women who are a pleasure to get to know. Both trips I have gone not knowing anyone else, and at the end, you have a whole new set of friends. If you want to go places, and don't have a travel buddy, Tara's trips would be perfect for you.
By Deborah Roberts H for Baja Women's Snorkeling Adventure + Gray Whales Tour on 26 Mar, 2021
thank you so much for this review, Deborah. I am very grateful. It is always a pleasure to travel with you.(tara)
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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