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Experience the best of the Great Land while curating your own Alaskan adventures. Begin in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city with its diverse blend of history, cultures, and personalities. Enjoy a thrilling Jetboat Adventure on the Susitna River. Learn about the tundra and watch for Alaskan wildlife during a guided tour in Denali National Park. Travel by rail to Fairbanks to pan for gold at the Historic Gold Dredge 8 and enjoy a riverboat excursion. Relax and be amazed at the scenery as we travel throughout the state of Alaska including a scenic drive up Keystone Canyon with photo opportunities at Worthington Glacier and Thompson Pass. Explore more on this tour with a cruise on Prince William Sound, art museums, Native Athabascan culture and free time for your own adventures.
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July 26, 2023 - August 5, 2023
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Final Payment Date: 04/22/2023
August 2, 2023 - August 12, 2023
Final Payment Date: 04/29/2023
Day 1 : Fly to Alaska
We fly to Anchorage to begin our exploration of America’s Last Frontier.
Day 2 : Anchorage
Thrust between 5,000-foot peaks and an inlet, Anchorage is unlike any other city. Learn from a local what it’s like to call Alaska’s largest city home, with bears and moose within town limits. See where the original townsite of tents began and where an entire neighborhood slid into the sea during the powerful 1964 earthquake at Earthquake Park. Watch for planes taking off and landing at the world’s busiest seaplane base on Lake Hood, the same location where planes with skis can land in the winter when it freezes over. Enjoy a Holiday Vacations Welcome Lunch and get to know your fellow travelers. We top the day off discovering new things at the Anchorage Museum that celebrates everything about Alaska including art, culture, history, ecology, and ethnography.
Day 3 : Talkeetna
We depart from Anchorage to Talkeetna with free time and lunch on your own in historic downtown. Later, watch for views of majestic Denali on a Jet Boat Adventure. The wilderness is our classroom as we learn about local animals and the indigenous Dena’ina people. This immersive experience kicks off our discovery of Alaska’s natural wonders. We check in to our Talkeetna hotel and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Day 4 : Denali National Park & Preserve
This morning, as we make our way north, watch for views of Denali, North America's tallest mountain. Along the way to Denali, we break at the Alaska Veterans Memorial where you can stretch your legs and take pictures. We embark on a guided exploration of Denali National Park. Keep watch for Dall sheep, caribou, moose, grizzly bears, black bears, and wolves. From the boreal forest to the open tundra, experience the untamed beauty and vast landscapes of this protected wilderness.
Day 5 : Denali, Your Way
Today, discover the Denali area however you choose. From hiking to river rafting, shopping, or visiting a sled dog kennel, there are plenty of options. Later we travel from Denali to Fairbanks in a domed rail car with dinner service included. Relax and watch the changing landscapes as we travel further into Alaska’s Interior.
Day 6 : Gold Dredge 8 & Riverboat Discovery III
Start today with a visit to the Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center where we casually explore life in the interior during the four seasons. Discover methods of gold mining and learn how to pan for gold at historic Gold Dredge 8. Try panning yourself and keep what you find! We also see and learn about the incredible Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, an engineering marvel, then feast on a "miner’s lunch" at Discovery Landing. Board the Riverboat Discovery III for a fascinating excursion on the Chena River. Witness a bush plane maneuver and watch dog mushing in action. Step ashore at a recreated fishing and hunting camp where we learn about the lifestyles of indigenous people in Alaska’s Interior.
Day 7 : Valdez
This morning, get a rare photo opportunity with the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, the monumental line that crosses the river on an impressive suspension bridge. Enjoy the remainder of the day on a relaxing ride south to Valdez.
Day 8 : Glacier & Wildlife Cruise
Today we embark on a great adventure on Prince William Sound with a Columbia Glacier & Wildlife Cruise. Our narrated cruise offers a chance to see some of the marine life that makes the sound its home. Watch for humpback whales, orcas, Dall’s porpoises, sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, bald eagles and sea birds.
Day 9 : Scenic Byway
Marvel at the abundant scenic views as we drive up Keystone Canyon, climb Thompson Pass, and stop at Worthington Glacier. We continue on the Glenn Highway, a scenic byway of majestic mountain views that takes us to sprawling Matanuska Glacier. Later we arrive in Anchorage.
Day 10 : Fond Farewells
Today we explore the native cultures that shape how people live in this amazing state during a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Enjoy a delicious farewell meal as we celebrate our shared adventures in the 'Great Land.' Later our overnight flight returns us home.
Day 11 : Journey’s End
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Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.