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our Premium Deluxe Adventure Features Two Nights in Denali National Park, Two Nights in the Kenai Fjords National Park and Includes Many Deluxe Activities. Glaciers Galore, Wilderness, Wildlife and Scenic Touring in Luxurious Comfort. See It all in One Vacation, But At a Pace You Can Handle. Cruise Resurrection Bay & Holgate Glacier, Flight See Over Mt. Mckinley & Land On a Glacier, Raft the Mighty Matanuska River, Marvel At Ice Bergs the Size of Houses After They Calve At Knik Glacier. this Adventure Gives You the Very Best of Alaska with a Few Extra Days to Enjoy the Most Popular Areas and At Your Leisure! Plus have One Final Day to Customize as You Wish.
Day 1 : ANCHORAGE:
Upon arrival in Anchorage, proceed to baggage claim to
collect your luggage. Courtesy on-demand hotel shuttles will take you to your
local hotel for an evening of leisure. Located in Southcentral Alaska on the
shores of Cook Inlet, the Municipality of Anchorage is a unique urban
environment situated in the heart of the wilderness. There's a special
mystique to Alaska. The name conjures up adventure, raw natural beauty --
glaciers, mountains and seas, unmatched the world around -- fascinating
wildlife, a unique cultural heritage, and independent, pioneering people. Here
you will find four-star restaurants and small cafes, an outstanding Museum of
History and Art and a multitude of other fun activities.
Depending on your arrival time, enjoy your evening at leisure, downtown shopping at any of the artist hot spots, or relax and
enjoy the nightlife of Anchorage. Infamous restaurants dot the downtown area and offer wonderful opportunities to enjoy
everything from fresh salmon to prime rib. Be sure to get to sleep early, as tomorrow is the start of your tour.
Day 2 : ANCHORAGE:
This morning, rest up from your flight, and enjoy a look
around in Anchorage. Breakfast is included at your hotel (Deluxe
Package has full cook to order) (Quality Package has Continental
breakfast). Our representatives will meet you at one of our 2 pick-up
locations between 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM, to begin the adventure with
other guests as they arrive.
NATIVE HISTORY: Begin your Alaskan adventure with additional
guests. Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. Travel
across town to the spectacular Native Heritage Center, a renowned
cultural center and museum, an exciting place where all people can
come to expand their understanding of Alaska's first people. AAU will
provide a picnic lunch today at the Heritage Center.
Here, you will share the rich heritage of Alaska's eleven cultural groups drawing upon the life ways of long ago, the wisdom
of our elders, and the traditions that endure. The Welcome House is a celebration of contemporary Alaska Native cultures
while the outdoor facilities and sites allow the exploration of ancient tradition and the presentation of stories from the past.
The Center provides a unique opportunity to experience Alaska's many diverse Native cultures at one location. In facilitating
the transmission of Alaska Native knowledge, heritage and tradition, the Center promotes self-esteem and pride among
Alaska Natives. The Alaska Native Heritage Center improves understanding among all Alaskans and encourages
appreciation of Alaska Native people and their traditions, history, and contributions to Alaska.
Upon leaving the Anchorage area, we will travel north to the Matanuska Valley, the farming belt of Alaska. Along the way,
we will visit the native village of Eklutna. Enjoy the Russian Orthodox influenced Chapel and native influenced “spirit
houses”, while sharing in their cultural traditions.
Day 3 : GLACIERVIEW:
This morning at 8:00 am, after included continental
breakfast starts your day, AAU brings one of the most scenic drives in the
state. As you head north to Glacier View, the Matanuska River winds its way
north beside us, cutting a cavern of beauty through the Matanuska Valley.
Several overlook stops reveals views of mountains, valleys, and glaciers in
their full glory.
Next, you will have the option of choosing between two types of river rafting,
slow float or white water. The “Glacier Run” float trip is great for relaxed
sightseeing and photo opportunities. This easily negotiable class II water
makes it a great way to experience rafting and the great outdoors. This raft
excursion lasts 2 ½ hours.
The “Lion’s Head” raft trip offers the roar of whitewater. This is an excellent first-timers whitewater trip that is popular with
experienced enthusiast as well. The most popular
trip for over 28 years, this class III & IV whitewater
experience offers you a hand-on adventure. This raft
excursion lasts 3 ½ hours.
Around 1 PM, it’s off to Sheep Mountain Lodge, for
an included bite to eat. Sheep Mountain Lodge offers
spectacular homemade soups, halibut tacos, chili
with sourdough rolls, triple berry pie, and glacier
cookies!! This area is also a great viewing spot for
Dall sheep. So keep your cameras handy.
After your lunch, at around 3:00 pm, discover the
true beauty of glaciers up close. Ice cramp-ons and walking sticks are your first step to enjoying your glacier trek adventure.
Day 4 : TALKEETNA:
Rise & Shine, enjoy your continental breakfast, as
you depart at 8:30 AM. Next it's off to visit the home of Mt. McKinley.
Today will present one of many highlights of your adventure.
Talkeetna is a local town sporting the most photographed scenes in
our state, the towering peaks of Mt. McKinley & the Alaska mountain
range. Only 1 ½ hours north, this town is a hub of international
Here you will have time to enjoy lunch on your own (NOT
INCLUDED). Consider “Mountain High Pizza Pie”, for wonderful
hummus & vegetable pita sandwiches, or the “West Rib” for Musk Ox
burgers or “Twister Creek” for their infamous sweet potato fries. Here, you will be able to choose ONE of the following
adventures to enjoy in Talkeetna:
Day 5 : DENALI:
Everything about Denali National Park is big: the scenery, the mountains,
the incredible beauty, and the animals. Departure this morning is between 8-8:30 AM
after your included continental breakfast in your room. Your guide will escort you to
the Wilderness Access Center to embark on the Denali Park Shuttle Tour, an
excellent way to spot the wildlife for which Alaska is so famous: moose, bear, wolves,
caribou, Dall sheep.
The bus stops every 1 hr 10 min. for restrooms and
whenever wildlife is sighted as you travel. Opened in
June 2008 the completely reconstructed Eielson
Visitor Center was built as sustainable construction
and features informative interpretive exhibits. This is
the turnaround point, allowing 30 minutes to explore the visitor center or the surrounding
area with a short hike. This shuttle time is 8 hours’ roundtrip, including all stops. AAU
arranges for and includes a picnic style lunch and beverage for the trip. So bring your
camera and binoculars.
Mount McKinley National Park was established in 1917 to protect its large mammals, not
because of majestic Mt. McKinley. In 1980, the boundary was expanded to include both the
Denali caribou herds wintering and calving ground and the entire Mt. McKinley massif. This
more than tripled the size of the park and was renamed Denali National Park and Preserve.
It was also designated an International Biosphere Reserve significant for the potential for
sub-arctic ecosystem research.
Day 6 :
Today is at your leisure in the Grand Denali National Park area. Many
guests love the Visitor’s Center and all it has to offer. From Alaskan
movies, hikes, ranger talks, dog sled demonstrations, the park has much
to enjoy. Or choose to visit “Glitter Gulch”, the locals nick name for the
boardwalk of shops with trinkets to prove “you were there”! Another option
for the more active, is to get out there and enjoy the great trail system in
the park, starting at the Visitors Center. A great beginning to moderate
trail is “Horse Shoe Trail”. As your guide for more information.
Discover the Muir Science Center and the great geology and wildlife of the
park. A café is available right next to the Park Visitor Center as well as theater, bookstore and more. These are all included
in your package. Your guide is available to help take you to your choice of above events or shops. After all your morning
adventure, a lunch stop is provided before returning to Wasilla. (
Day 7 : WASILLA:
Rise & Shine, as the midnight sun never sets!
Continental breakfast is included for you to begin your day.
Around 9 AM, today experience spectacular views of Hatcher’s
Pass and the Independence Gold Mine, built in the early 1900’s.
Try your hand at gold panning, even though it won’t pay for your
vacation!. We bring our own gold pans and just have fun trying
the “real thing’. This is not a salted trough. On a sunny day,
you will be amazed at the “sparkle” in your pan, but is it real?
A park naturalist is available to share the history of the mine, as well as flora & fauna of the area. Hatcher Pass is a favorite
of guests, for its beauty, wildflowers, berries and wildlife and the best photography in later summer! Independence Mine
does not open until June 15th, and sometimes later, depending on the snowmelt. So be aware that your tour may substitute
this morning adventure with a fun trip to the Musk Ox Co-op, if snow is still in the pass. Lunch will be INCLUDED at a local
area favorite restaurant.
Day 8 : SEWARD:
Early this morning, (usually 5:30 AM) private transfer service
will whisk you off to the Alaska rail station, where, based on your package
(MODERATE OR DELUXE),
.....if you booked the DELUXE package, you will board your First Class
Gold Star glass-domed train.. (Breakfast INCLUDED)
.....if you booked the QUALITY package, you will board your vintage
Adventure Class rail cars. (Breakfast NOT INCLUDED)
Luggage should be dropped in front of the train station upon your arrival, and it is then taken to your hotel in Seward,
awaiting your arrival after your day cruise.
Adventure class moderate package passengers are seated on the first level of the train, for the 6:45 AM departure. They
have access to a vista dome car, but there is no assigned seating in that dome. Passengers may visit the vista dome car for
about 20 minutes at a time, to allow other passengers to sit in the dome. Adventure class passengers may walk through all
of the Adventure cars but may not enter the GoldStar dome. Guests that have Adventure Class Rail will have already
enjoyed breakfast provided by your hotel before boarding.
Day 9 :
Today begins a day of fun and adventure. You have a choice of activities today. Read the options below and choose ONLY
one. If you want one activity in the morning and one in the afternoon, it will be an additional $75.00 per person upgrade.
Fishing is NOT included on either the MODERATE or DELUXE package, but available to purchase.
CHOICE ONE: I-did-a-ride Dog Sled Tour:
Today, your tour begins with a two-mile dog sled ride. Feel the power, excitement, and energy of the amazing sled dogs as
they are harnessed to the comfortable wheeled sleds. The intrigue of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, also known as
Alaska's Superbowl, comes alive as you mush through the Alaskan wilderness to the base of Resurrection Mountain and
along Box Canyon Creek. Your Iditarod veteran guide will thrill and excite you with
stories from the trail as you experience the raw power of 13 Iditarod sled dogs.
Upon return to the kennel, tour the beautiful kennel facilities, laugh as a guest is
dressed up as an Iditarod musher, and cuddle adorable husky puppies. The guides
are all Iditarod racers, and offer a delightfully humorous, behind-the-scenes look at
the Seavey family's training for the most demanding race on earth. Guaranteed to be
one of the highlights of your vacation, this tour was chosen as one of Alaska's Top
Twenty Attractions, and is a must-do for all visitors to the Greatland.
Day 10 :
This Alaskan outdoor adventure tour does it all! Alaska helicopter glacier tours
– flight seeing, a glacier landing, and a dog sled ride makes this triple adventure
a unique and unforgettable experience and the highlight of any Alaskan
adventure tour vacation. Pristine beauty, majestic mountains and ancient
glaciers are seemingly within arm's reach as you near your destination... the
Godwin Glacier! A breathtaking view of Resurrection Bay and glacier-carved
mountains unfold to this unspoiled wilderness, home to mountain goats, bears,
moose and eagles that may be spotted along the way.
On the glacier, wait to share an essential part of Alaskan culture . . . Alaska dog mushing! Experienced guides explain that
Seward, Alaska was the historical start of the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Trail. Hear unique personal accounts of their own
Iditarod races and backcountry experiences. As they answer your questions you feel the excitement as the team is hooked
up, then... you're off! Imagine yourself standing on the runners of a dog sled with a team of huskies loping across the ancient
snowfield nestled among the peaks of the Chugach range. The lure of the trail and thrill of driving a dog team creates the
ultimate Alaskan vacation!
As your adventure comes to a close, you will have gained memories that will last a lifetime. With good-byes to new friends,
you have two transportation options for return to Anchorage from Seward on Day Ten.
• This evening, can depart Seward via Deluxe Rail at 6 PM with arrival in Anchorage at 10:30 PM at the Downtown
Train Depot. Taxi is required for transfer to airport. (Not included.) Flights should not leave Anchorage until 12:30
AM of the following morning.
• This evening, if you wish to arrive in Anchorage sooner, a Deluxe Motorcoach departs at 6:30 PM, arriving at 9:30
PM at the Anchorage Airport. Ask your Tour Coordinator for details.
You can optionally add a POST-NIGHT hotel overnight here if you wish to stay in Anchorage to catch a following day flight.
With this amount of flexibility, you can customize your tour just as you always dreamed!
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||$ 315 / Adult|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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