Ultima Thule Lodge
Relax and explore the wilderness in style!
Immerse yourself in the vast, raw wilderness of Wrangell-St Elias National Park on this escape to the land beyond. After daily curated experiences by bush plane, return to comforts such as farm to table meals, a dip in wood-fired sauna or simply relaxing in your beautifully appointed cabin. Let nature lead on you what is sure to be a truly life-changing journey at Ultima Thule Lodge.
Day 1: McCarthy > Ultima Thule Lodge You will be met at McCarthy airstrip at 4pm for your flight to Ultima Thule Lodge. Built from the realisation that indulging in creature comforts and overwhelming the senses are ideal ingredients for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, this unique and timeless lodge has adopted a style of "no roughing it" luxury that only enhances the already indescribable setting. Cabins feature elegantly crafted furniture, stained glass windows, a cherry writing desk, plush leather furniture, a full bathroom and a sitting room with amazing views of the Chitina River and surrounding mountains. The thing that makes Ultima Thule truly special is the authenticity experienced on a human level. Here guests are welcomed into the daily lives of the Claus's - family living the dream of wilderness adventure and stewardship in a land that truly is beyond.
Days 2 - 4: Ultima Thule Lodge There is no day to day itinerary at Ultima Thule Lodge, however daily flight safari adventures are al included. The flying and wilderness adventures could include hiking, rafting, visiting the coast, fishing, flight seeing, and historic discovery. Each day, the weather is considered and safari flight adventures begin. The light bush planes are specifically designed to access off the beaten path places while ensuring minimal impact to the natural world and a heightened level of personal experience. Guests find themselves in a world removed from civilisation and the press of humanity while stopping for lunch in the middle of the largest (non -polar) glacier on earth: on top of a high alpine plateau to walking among arctic flowers and sample wild berries: next to a salmon stream fishing alongside grizzly bears, or soaring among mountain peaks along the way to the Pacific coastline to watch glacier ice crash into the surf.
Day 5: Ultima Thule Lodge > McCarthy Depart the lodge at 10am for a final flight safari. Your experience concludes at the McCarthy airstrip by 3.30pm.
• Tailor-made journey • Return flights between McCarthy and the lodge • 4 nights' private cabin accommodation • All meals, house wines and local Alaskan craft beers • Light laundry service • Daily full day bush plane flights and safari adventures with senior level guides and pilots • Unlimited access to wood-fired hot tub, cedar sauna and self-spa
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Departs Departs Sundays, May - Sep
Departs Sundays, May - Sep