The just-released, once-in-a-lifetime, 18-night Ultimate Alaska – Chasing Lights & Brown Bears tour is limited to just 20 guests and incorporates a stay at the stunning Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge on Vancouver Island plus a 10-night cruise onboard the ultra-luxury Seabourn Odyssey, topped and tailed by stays in 5-star accommodation in Vancouver and Alaska.
This unforgettable journey will commence in Vancouver on 21 August 2021, with one night at the opulent Arthur Erikson designed Trump International Hotel & Tower, the city’s second-tallest building, situated in the city’s Golden Mile of high-end boutiques, before boarding your privately chartered float plane for a 30-minute flight to Vancouver Island’s all-inclusive Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge.
Remote, refined and remarkable, Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a boutique, Relais & Châteaux eco-safari-style resort – and the go-to destination for thrill-seekers in search of adventure with all the creature comforts. Here you will spend four unforgettable nights staying in an Outpost Waterfront Ensuite tent perched above the Bedwell River. Upon arrival, resort staff will create a customized itinerary for you including hiking, star gazing, horse-riding, kayaking, yoga, cooking classes, canoeing, bird, bear and whale watching, all the better to work up an appetite for delicious dishes featuring fresh local produce prepared by the Resort’s award-winning chefs.
Return for one more night at Vancouver’s Trump International Hotel & Tower, before embarking on the next phase of your epic adventure on 27 August as you board the award winning Seabourn Odyssey for your 10-night cruise to Anchorage. Featuring just 229 luxuriously appointed oceanfront suites, Seabourn Odyssey sets the standard for luxury cruising. From its elegant Nordic-inspired interiors to a world class dining experience enhanced by a culinary partnership with world renowned Chef Thomas Keller to the ship’s open-bar policy serving premium wine, champagne and spirits and the intuitive and highly personalised service that are the luxury cruise operator’s hallmarks, it all adds up to a truly unforgettable cruise experience.
Your voyage begins with a day’s sailing through the complex labyrinth of fjords, bays, and lush green islands of Alaska’s Inside Passage, home to an abundance of wildlife, including orca, mountain goats, bald eagles, bears, puffins, sea otters and the occasional whales. Because of her size, Seabourn Odyssey will visit places that larger ships simply cannot access, with highlights including picturesque Queen Charlotte Sound, the breathtaking forested Misty Fjords National Monument in Alaska’s Panhandle and Wrangell Island at the heart of the Tongass National Rain Forest. Visit Holkham Bay with its dramatic back-drop of high snow-capped peaks and the Tracey Arm Fjord, site of the largest intact coastal temperate rain forest in the United States.
Further north, the ship also calls at the Tlingit Indian-operated Icy Strait Point, home to a restored 1912 salmon cannery and museum, and the pristine Inian Islands, before sailing through the Lynn Canal, one of the longest and deepest fjords in the world, which connects the towns of Skagway and Haines with Juneau, the Alaskan capital.
Spend your last full day at sea sailing through the awe-inspiring Prince William Sound, bounded by the Chugash Mountain Range and the Kenai Peninsula, before disembarking in Whittier on 6 September for your transfer to Anchorage. Here, spend your final two nights at the luxurious Hilton Downtown Anchorage Hotel, leaving you plenty of time to discover the charms of Alaska’s largest city including an incredible high altitude helicopter flight over Mount Foraker, Mount Hunter, and Denali, North America’s tallest mountain, plus a farewell dinner at Alaskan dining institution, Simon & Seafort’s.
Prices for Latitude 33’s Ultimate Alaska – Chasing Lights & Brown Bears tour start from $23,699 per person twin share including return international economy class airfares from Australia with premium and business class upgrades available, all accommodation, return airport transfers in Australia, award-winning cuisine onboard Seabourn Odyssey accompanied by complimentary fine wines with lunch and dinner, and tours each day, as well as a bonus Summit Tour helicopter flight, and all transfers and baggage handling.
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