Valdez began with the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush and is now a modern-day port town east of Prince William Sound and surrounded by dramatic views and some of the world's tallest coastal peaks. 

As the center for the Trans-Alaskan Oil Pipeline, this industrial town is home to top museums and black gold, but many adventurists will be enticed by the outdoor paradise that lies shortly beyond the town boundaries. Visitors will find many things to do in Valdez, home to some of the best outdoor adventure in Alaska. From kayaking among giant icebergs, paddling in serene fjords, fishing for salmon and halibut or whitewater rafting down the Lowe River, this destination is a gateway to memorable experiences.

Within 25 miles of the Columbia Glacier, Valdez is a popular destination for day-cruises and a destination of spectacular natural beauty where birds, native creatures and unparalleled nature flourish.

For a complete Alaska experience, consider adding Denali National Park to your vacation itinerary.  Home to North America’s tallest peak, Alaska’s iconic wildlife, and over 6 million acres of wilderness, it is truly a destination not to miss.

When you book your Alaska vacation with us, you'll love the flexibility we offer. Alaska Denali Travel offers fully-independent vacation packages, allowing our team of travel experts to help design a customized trip down to the very last detail. Browse our vacation packages below, and when you are ready, contact one of our travel experts to help make it perfect for you!