The AWA Experience

Guiding Principles for Alaska Wildland Adventures and Kenai Backcountry Lodge

AWA Belief #1: There’s just no substitute for experience.

Alaska is our home, and we've been committed to providing the highest quality trips from the beginning, over 40 years ago. We were among the first to offer raft explorations of the Kenai River into the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, and we pioneered small-group explorations from the protected areas of Kenai Fjords National Park and the Kenai Peninsula to Denali National Park and Preserve. We know all the areas we visit intimately. Today, we are proud to continue this tradition as Alaska's leader in lodge-to-lodge adventure trips.

AWA Belief #2: Comfort and wilderness can peacefully coexist.

Our goal is to share wild Alaska without compromising comfortable accommodations. We pride ourselves on the quality of our cuisine, accommodations and guest service, having honed our attention to detail over many years. We constantly listen to guest feedback to make our itineraries and lodges better and better. The quality of your Alaska adventure is our unwavering focus.

AWA Belief #3: Our guides are our most important treasures.

Our guides love what they do and many return to work with us year after year. Trained under the most extensive program of any company we know, they are specialists in Alaska's natural history, wonderful people to travel with and get to know, and they will inspire you with their knowledge and enthusiasm. They'll guide you to great adventuring every step of the way.

AWA Belief #4: Alaska’s legacy is ours to protect.

At the heart of every trip, every lodge and every experience we craft is our unwavering focus on responsible travel. We cherish the extraordinary wildness and unique character of Alaska, and we take pride in our ecotourism principles which combine purposeful considerations for conservation, community, culture and commerce. We share in the stewardship of our amazing public lands and waterways for the enjoyment of future generations.

AWA Belief #5: Small groups mean a bigger experience.

We pride ourselves in maintaining the "smaller is better" philosophy. If you are seeking rich experiences in this expansive place we call Alaska, think small. Small groups, small boats, small vehicles. Your rewards for taking the path less traveled? More wildlife. More hospitality. More insight. More authenticity. More friends. More memories. And many, many more smiles.