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Heli Hiking Adventure

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the rugged Alaskan tundra and explore the stunning ecosystems surrounding the renowned Denali National Park on the Heli Hiking Adventure. This exhausting yet rewarding expedition combines aerial transportation with ground exploration, allowing you to take in the beauty of the remote Alaskan wilderness from multiple perspectives. The best part? The helicopter will take you to one of the most secluded areas in the park, granting you the opportunity to witness breathtaking views that few people ever get to experience - without having to spend days trekking to get there.

This extraordinary Denali excursion begins at the helicopter base just outside Denali National Park, where you'll be briefed and outfitted with the necessary gear before boarding the chopper and taking to the skies! From the air, you will be treated to stunning views of the local alpine and tundra, and weather permitting, you might even get to see the Denali itself! Once the helicopter touches down, your experienced and knowledgeable guide will lead you on a 3.5-hour hiking excursion, where you will learn about the local flora and fauna while taking in the breathtaking beauty of the rugged landscape. Keep an eye out for wildlife as you make your way through the park, as this is an excellent opportunity to snap some incredible photos.

The Heli Hiking Adventure offers a unique combination of leisurely and strenuous hikes in a loop that will take you from the helicopter, deep into the Denali National Park, and back to the helicopter, with a stop for a light lunch along the way. This is an incredible adventure and a great opportunity for those who want to experience the best of Denali hiking excursions but are short on time, or simply want to admire the beauty of the Alaskan wilderness in more ways than one!

What's Included

Tundra over-boots, and supplemental rain, wind and cold gear will be provided to all guests.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of wildlife can I expect to see?
This is not a wildlife viewing tour, so there is no guarantee that you will see any wildlife. However, Dall sheep, caribou, and moose are often seen in the area. You may even be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of a bear! With a bit of luck, you could be rewarded with a spectacular wildlife sighting.
What happens if the weather is too bad to fly?
If the weather conditions are simply too bad to fly, we will try to reschedule your booking to a later time of the day or a day that works for you. If you opt not to reschedule, or we are unable to accommodate you at a different time, we will provide you with a refund.
How many passengers can fit in a single helicopter?
Each helicopter can safely accommodate up to six passengers, provided the weight and balance calculations are within the aircraft's parameters designed to ensure everyone's safety and comfort. Consequently, the number of passengers and their seating arrangements will be determined by the crew. If you wish to fly with more passengers or want more control over who sits where, please contact us before.
What if I need extra help on the tour?
Unfortunately, this tour is listed as strenuous, as guests must be able to traverse uneven and often slippery terrain for up to 3.5 hours, as well as board and disembark helicopters without assistance. However, we do offer many more accessible helicopter tours that still allow you to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Alaskan wilderness without having to hike for hours on end.
Can children come on the tour?
Yes! This Denali excursion can accommodate children of all ages, though keep in mind that you'll be walking for up to 3.5 hours, so they might be tired. Lap children under 2 can take this tour for free.

Quick Facts


5h 00min

The minimum age for participants is 0 years old.

Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship’s schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees.