Source to Sea

The Grand-daddy of all Alaska Rafting Trips!

The Source to the Sea Expedition is the most spectacular extended Alaska Rafting Trip available. It is all-inclusive starting and ending in Anchorage, beginning with a van ride deep into the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Then the true adventure begins with a bush plane flight into the Nizina Glacier, where the river flows from a lake full of icebergs. The first 5 or 6 days of the trip are spent on the Nizina River, where mile-high cliffs frame fabulous day-hiking and fun but moderate whitewater. We then join the Chitina River, where the valley can grow to over a mile wide and we will get sweeping views of the mountains.

After 8 days, we pause for a night in the tiny town of Chitina, where a night in a hotel is provided for a shower and bed before continuing for 7 more days down the Copper River. The Copper narrows through Woods Canyon into the heart of the Chugach Mountains, where waterfalls and glaciers pour from steep green peaks as the river gets closer and closer to the ocean. After floating past the 300ft faces of huge glaciers, we'll end our journey on the delta just a few miles before the river flows into the gulf of Alaska. A visit to the nearby fishing town of Cordova is essential before returning to Anchorage by ferry or plane (there are no roads into Cordova). This is truly the Alaska Adventure of a lifetime!

Highlights Include:

  • Mile Hile Cliffs and Nizina River Canyon
  • Day Hiking along Nizina, Chitina and Copper Rivers
  • Abundant Waterfalls
  • Glaciers calving into the Copper river
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities (bears, lynx, eagles, moose, salmon, seals)
  • World-class food and service from professional guides
  • 15 Days in true remote Alaska Wilderness

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