Homesick Hawaiian natives, shanghied to work on whaling ships at the turn of the century, named this river for the way it snakes across the coastal plain in the Arctic Refuge. On this outstanding river trip, you'll experience the full range of the Arctic North Slope. Beginning high up in the mountains near the Arctic Divide, you'll raft exhilarating Class III whitewater in the shadow of the highest peaks in the Brooks Range. The river's pace gentles as it breaks out of the foothills into the boundless expanses of the coastal plain—but the land comes alive with wildflowers, nesting birds and bands of musk ox and caribou. As always on our river trips, we leave plenty of time for hiking and exploring the land.
Our river journey ends only a few miles from the Arctic Ocean, at the last patch of tundra a plane can use as a landing strip. The flight into this river originates in Arctic Village, a Gwitch'in Indian village on the south slope, and we'll fly back from Kaktovik, an Inupiat Eskimo village on Barter Island in the Arctic Ocean.
Day 1 - bush flight into upper Hulahula River in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, set up camp. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2 - Day hike, set up rafts. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3 - Raft. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4 - Day hike. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5 - Raft. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6 - Day hike. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7-9 - Raft. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 10 - Bush flight back to Fairbanks from take-out point. Includes: (B), (L).
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Trip price includes all air fares from Fairbanks to trip area.
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