Meet your Alaska Wildland Adventures representative at your downtown hotel between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. or at the Anchorage Airport at 3:00 p.m. Shuttle by 15-passenger van along Turnagain Arm to Cooper Landing, home of our Kenai Riverside Lodge. Upon arrival, settle into your cabin, enjoy dinner in the lodge and discuss your upcoming activity days with our knowledgeable staff. If you're driving yourself, we will look forward to your arrival between 4 and 6 p.m. in order to have you checked in before dinner is served at 6:45 p.m. Overnight at Kenai Riverside Lodge.
Suit up for a rafting adventure on the turquoise waters of the Kenai River. Explore the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge at the river's pace - by raft - on a full-day Kenai River Canyon Raft Trip en route to Kenai Backcountry Lodge, your home for the next two nights. Venture into unspoiled Alaska wilderness that most travelers never see. Start with a scenic float and keep a keen eye for wildlife. Enjoy a picnic lunch, then raft the spirited class II+ rapids through the Kenai Canyon. End your adventure with a scenic exploration along a pristine glacier-carved lakeshore. Upon arrival to Kenai Backountry Lodge, enjoy a delicious dinner, then settle into your private guest accommodations, complete with down comforters and propane heat and light.
After a savory hot breakfast, choose your pace for the day. Join a guided hike: venture through evergreen forest as you journey to breathtaking alpine tundra. Relax in a cozy wood-fired sauna and if you feel daring skip down to the lake for a quick dip! Seek out moose, bears, caribou or the local birdlife that call this area home and capture that memorable photograph. Enjoy the magic of this peaceful wilderness setting and when you're ready to wind down after "your" perfect day, enjoy appetizers on the lake shore, prelude to a delicious dinner served with gourmet flair.
After breakfast, bid farewell to your new friends at Kenai Backcountry Lodge. Shuttle across the lake and enjoy comfortable transportation with our staff back to Anchorage, arriving by noon. For those self-driving, you'll be returned to your vehicle at Kenai Riverside Lodge and we are happy to assist with directions to your next Alaska destination!
For those independent travelers, we do have a self-drive option. Arrive at Kenai Riverside Lodge by 9:00 am for a full-day rafting adventure down the Kenai River to Kenai Backcountry Lodge. Once you arrive, you'll enjoy the same 3 day/2 night experience as our all-inclusive guests. Please see the above itinerary for more details.