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Summit Flight Tour

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Talkeetna, US
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Experience the breathtaking beauty of North America's tallest mountain with the Summit Flight Tour. This one-of-a-kind adventure takes you soaring above Denali, providing a unique and towering perspective of the Alaska Range. Marvel at the glaciers that blanket the slopes and witness climbers braving the mountain during the climbing season. With the use of supplemental oxygen, this thrilling tour is available for travelers 12 years and older. Follow the river systems of Talkeetna, explore a landscape of icefalls, glaciers, and snowy peaks, and touch down on a massive river of ice. Take the opportunity to walk across the glacier, immersing yourself in the rugged beauty of the surrounding mountain scenery. And if there happens to be a weather delay, enjoy the charming town of Talkeetna, where tourists and mountain climbers mingle, watching for the perfect weather to take flight. Book your Summit Flight Tour now and embark on an unforgettable adventure.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • & Audio GuidedSelf Guided Experience
  • Fly over the summit of Denali
  • Unique perspective of North America's tallest mountain
  • Opportunity to see climbers on the mountain
  • Spectacular views of glaciers and snowy peaks
  • Touch down on a glacier and walk across it
  • Local and federal transportation tax
  • Live narration from your expert pilot
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

The Summit Flight Tour offers an unforgettable experience, taking adventurous travelers on a high-elevation expedition above Denali, North America's tallest mountain. This unique tour provides a one-of-a-kind perspective of the Alaska Range, allowing you to witness the stunning beauty of glaciers, icefalls, and snow-capped peaks. Strap in and prepare for a thrilling adventure that will leave you in awe of the rugged Alaskan landscape.

What to expect?

During the Summit Flight Tour, you can expect a total duration of 90 minutes filled with jaw-dropping sights. The itinerary begins at Denali National Park and Preserve, where you'll soar over the summit of Denali at over 20,000 feet. Marvel at the glaciers that adorn the slopes of the Alaska Range and learn about the region's natural history from your knowledgeable pilot. Traverse the river systems of Talkeetna and immerse yourself in a mesmerizing landscape of icy wonders. Touch down on a massive glacier and have the incredible opportunity to walk across its snowy surface, surrounded by majestic mountain scenery.

Who is this for?

The Summit Flight Tour is perfect for adventurous travelers seeking a unique and unparalleled perspective of Denali and the Alaska Range. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, a photography lover, or simply someone searching for an extraordinary experience, this tour is for you. The age requirement of 12 years and above ensures that participants can fully appreciate and enjoy the journey to the summit of Denali.

Why book this?

Embark on the Summit Flight Tour and prepare to be captivated by the extraordinary beauty of Denali and the Alaska Range. This tour stands out from the rest with its exclusive opportunity to fly over the summit of North America's tallest mountain. Witnessing the breathtaking glaciers, icefalls, and snowy peaks from such heights is an experience like no other. The chance to touch down on a massive glacier and explore its icy wonders is an adventure you'll remember for a lifetime. With expert pilots and a commitment to safety, this tour provides an enchanting journey that exceeds expectations.

Good to know

For those who experience a weather delay, Talkeetna offers a delightful respite. This quirky little town is filled with unique shops, restaurants, and a vibrant atmosphere where tourists and mountain climbers mingle. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the charming streets, visit the Talkeetna Historical Society Museum, or venture out on the inviting trails that lead you into the Alaskan wilderness. Remember to dress appropriately for the tour, as high elevations can bring chilly temperatures.

Reviews

Travelers who have taken the Summit Flight Tour rave about the awe-inspiring views and the unparalleled perspective it offers. They describe the experience as both thrilling and peaceful, with the chance to witness the grandeur of Denali from above. The knowledgeable and friendly pilots are commended for providing fascinating insights into the region's natural history. Overall, reviewers express their satisfaction and recommend this tour as a must-do for anyone visiting Alaska.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Denali National Park and Preserve

This high-elevation expedition soars above Denali to view the summit at over 20,000 ft. This is a one-of-a-kind tour for adventurous travelers that explores the Alaska Range from a unique, towering perspective. *The Summit tour spends more time at higher altitudes and gives a broad overview of the Alaska Range. *See the glaciers that blanket the slopes of the Alaska Range, and learn about the area's natural history from your plane's expert pilot. *Follow the river systems of Talkeetna across the Susitna Valley into an incredible landscape of icefalls, glaciers and snowy peaks. *Approach one of the expansive glaciers blanketing the slopes of the Alaska Range and touch down on its snowy surface. *Get out of the plane for the opportunity to walk across this massive river of ice, soaking in the rugged beauty of the surrounding mountain scenery before hopping back in the plane to fly back to Talkeetna.

Talkeetna

If you have a weather delay, don't fret! Enjoy the quirky little town that we call home! Time spent in Talkeetna will be hard to forget as you see tourists mingling with mountain climbers, all watching the weather to see when they can hop on a plane and fly up to see Denali. Enjoy the shops and restaurants that line Main Street, stop by the Talkeetna Historical Society Museum to learn about the colorful history of the town, or enjoy one of the many trails that invite you to explore beyond the pavement.

Reviews

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SueCarty

This was the most amazing experience both myself and my husband have ever experienced! Thanks so much to our pilot guide Tim ! I would definitely recommend this trip for your bucket list check off !

43MaryB2013

The most amazing thing we have done so far in Alaska. We took the summit flight tour with glacier Landing and we were able to see all of Denali with a few clouds. Then we landed on the glacier and oh my it was beautiful and breathtaking. Captain Liam was great with sharing stories with us and keeping us safe 10 out of 10 for him. Everyone at Talkeetna air taxi were great. Because they were able to move our flight one day earlier because the weather was better. Thank you so much! Highly recommend you use Talkeetna air taxi to go and see in Denali. It’s well worth the money spent a lifetime of memories.

cpconnell

What ab incredible experience! This was the highlight of my trip to Alaska. Words cannot describe how beautiful it is up there. It is difficult to see Mt Denali from the ground. Before this I saw the mountain peaking through the cloud cover. However when you get up in a plane,the views are breathtaking. Definitely include the glacier landing.

traveltime99999

I have mixed feelings and personal opinions about this tour. I did the Summit Tour with Glacier Landing. The tour itself was fantastic! I had waited 14 yrs to do this tour and landing and walking around on the glacier was beautiful. My only disappointment was the training we had gotten on how to use the oxygen. ½ of us used it one way and ½ of us used it another way. I felt like I missed 10 minutes of the best part of the flight over the peak of Denali messing with my oxygen because it wasn't sitting on my face correctly. I actually didn't even get to see the peak. I wished they had actually demonstrated how to put the oxygen on and maybe had us practice on land at the airport first. As once you are in the air the pilot cannot look back at us to know we are ok nor can we talk to the pilot, as you are not given a microphone to ask questions. Otherwise the tour was fantastic. I did actually speak with the office about this this and hope it will be changed for future travelers to make their experience perfect. The assured me this doesn't happen and so maybe it was just my own personal experience that flight. Otherwise I would definitely say this is the tour to chose from because Denali is so beautiful.

Iamjohnadams

Words can’t describe how amazing this trip was. The plane takes you to places that not many get to see. Denali is so far from everything that plane is the only easy way to see it. You fly directly over and around the summit with breathtaking views. The glacier landing was amazing. You get great photo opportunities with Denali in the background. This is an absolute must in Alaska.

brockdoa

This flightseeing trip was a highlight of our 10 days in Alaska. The glacier and mountain views were breathtaking and the flight was very smooth. Liam did a great job narrating the trip! Will definitely do this again the next time I'm in

Terri M

We did the Denali Summit flight seeing and glacier landing tour and it was absolutely amazing. Circling the summit at 20,000 feet a few times, landing on the glacier and walking around were and incredible experience. Alex is an awesome pilot and he made sure that we saw as much of the mountain(s) as possible, and he took full advantage of a beautifully clear day. It was the highlight of our two week trip to Alaska and we would recommend this to anyone that wants to see the beauty of this majestic mountain. Everyone at Talkeetna Air was fantastic! Heidi and Amy made sure that we had transportation around town during the two days that we were there. They all went above and beyond to make our visit an experience of a lifetime and one to remember!

imalemur

Excellent pilot and experience! I would highly recommend Talkeetna Air Taxi! Smooth flight, great commentary, pilot turned the plane to both sides so all could get a good view. Really enjoyed it!

A K

First time I boarded a small aircraft. Pilot and staff in the office were very nice and calmed my nervousness. Best part of trip was landing on Mt. Denali glacier. Entire staff were A+.

Traveler37823874

We did Denali summit flight tour with glacier landing in June 2022. It was the highlight of our 1-week Alaska trip! Such a memorable experience! We lucked out with great weather and were able to see the summit so clear and close! We also did a helicopter glacier landing tour which costed almost the same, but in my opinion this tour was just next level!
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2024-06-21 17:10