Posted July 14th, 2012, 11:02 AM
Trying to plan our HALF DAY in Denali! I find the 'renown' Tundra Wilderness Tour for ~$149/pp--which goes to Toklat. Then for $36.95 I find a shuttle to Toklat. Is there anyone out there who can tell me what exactly I am getting for the extra $100??
Is is a better bus? Nicer seats? I know there's a lunch, that can't be worth much. Narration vs. no narration? Very hard to understand the difference. . .HELP! For 6 people this makes a significant cost differential.
If you do a search of this thread, you will find many that prefer the shuttle. I think the main difference is a little nicer bus, with a video camera that can zoom in on the animals. You aren't served a lunch, it's more of a snack box. Yes indeed, for 6 folks the cost differential is significant.
Also, on the TWT you have your seat the whole way in and back out. If you take the shuttle, you can get on and off (if you want to) and catch another shuttle back out.
The TWT is great if you are on a cruisetour with limited time at Denali, and HAL or Princess are making all your arrangements. If you only have half a day in Denali, not sure you can do either one, as it does take a full 8-9 hours to do the TWT. You may be stuck with the Natural History Tour or the Visitor Center and maybe the sled dog demonstration. Half a day there isn't much time.