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Reconnect with your senses on this mini-adventure. Perfect for an Alaska Post Cruise tour, this adventure packs in native culture, Mt. McKinley exploration and a magnificent journey on the Talkeetna River. 24 hours of ever-changing scenery, from daylight dancing on the mountains at 11 o’clock at night to the road less traveled, these three days will leave you with memories of a lifetime! If you are interested in this itinerary as a Pre Cruise tour, please take a look at our 4 Day Taste of Alaska PDF. As it will require one additional connecting overnight in Anchorage.
Day 1 : IF ARRIVING IN SEWARD
Begin your day at 9 AM with pick-up at the cruise ship terminal in Seward.
View our busting harbor and historic downtown district filled with quaint shops and art galleries. At 3,022
feet, towering Mt. Marathon provides a breathtaking backdrop for the town. Behind Mt. Marathon and
extending down the coast lies the Harding Icefield, measuring 35 by 20 miles.
Arriving at Exit Glacier, an eight mile drive off the main road, reveals a spectacular view and a short easy
riverbed walk provides a close-up and personal view of a magnificent glacier. Leisure time allows for hikes,
comfortable walks or photo moments. The Visitor Center features books and information from park
rangers. Watch for black bear as they are prevalent in this area.
A unique part of Alaska, the Kenai Peninsula offers up mountainous passes and gorges along the
magnificent Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet. Enjoy this afternoons scenery further down the Seward Hwy
corridor. As you approach Turnagain Pass, a restroom break will open up a world of unbelievable photos!
Views will rival the best Alps. Flora and fauna of this area include lupine, columbine, arctic chocolate lilies,
pasque flowers and more. Streams are carved out of solid rock and cavernous canyons call to visiting raft
thrill seekers. Moose Pass features a quick stop for ice cream scoops or souvenirs at the original Estes
Day 2 : TALKEETNA
Today will present a highlight of your adventure. Rise & Shine to visit the home of the
Iditarod. Race Headquarters expose you to the lure of the dog sleds of the past. Meet an Iditarod musher
and dog team and share in the thrill of the race, as you take a ride on a summer dog sled ride around a
quarter acre track. Next you will view inland scenery as you continue on to Talkeetna, a local town sporting
the most photographed scenes in our state, including the towering peaks of Mt. McKinley or Denali & the
Alaska mountain range. Only 1 ½ hours north, this town is a hub of international mountain climbers. Here
you will have the day to visit the local town folks, stop in the shoppes, visit local museums or choose from
an array of activities. Today's adventure includes a riverboat trip as follows:
2-Hour Riverboat Adventure: Your exciting trip will begin aboard the fifty-one passenger "Talkeetna
Queen" as it whisks you into the heart of the wilderness in comfort. This is the most technologically
advanced river jetboat in Alaska designed to safely navigate rivers that were previously inaccessible. It is
glass-domed, environmentally controlled, and has an onboard restroom for your comfort. Upon arriving at
our Safari sight you will take a 1/4 mile leisurely nature walk. You will visit an authentic trapper’s cabin and
view how trappers lived in "Bush" Alaska at the turn of the century. Your experienced guide will display raw
furs from the local area and demonstrate trapping methods. Naturalists will acquaint you with the
wildflowers and plants that grow in abundance along the river system and you will learn about the edible
plants that were used by the Native Indians for cooking and medicines. As you travel ten miles of river you
will have opportunities to view nesting bald eagles, beaver activity, and moose and you just might see black
bear and grizzly bear roaming the shore. Wildlife, folklore, artifacts and a panoramic view of Denali in the
Alaska Range combine to make this an unforgettable Alaskan river adventure.
Day 3 : CHICKALOON
This morning, begin your day with a restful continental breakfast. Next, join your travel
companions on one of the most scenic drives in the state. As we head north to Chickaloon, the Knik Glacier
reveals its full glory. The Matanuska River winds its way north beside us, cutting a cavern of beauty through
the Matanuska Valley. A scenic view stop will take your breath away! Upon arriving at the Matanuska
Glacier, you will stop for Dall sheep viewing in the area. Provided are binoculars as well as a high-powered
spotting scope to ensure great views of the large curled sheep.
In the afternoon, it’s off to Sheep Mountain Lodge, for a bite to eat. Sheep Mountain Lodge offers
spectacular homemade soups, triple berry pie, and try their glacier cookies drizzled in chocolate syrup!!
This area is also a famous viewing area for Dall sheep. So keep your cameras handy.
After a stop for a hearty lunch, discover the true beauty of glaciers up close. Ice cramp-ons and walking
sticks are your first step to enjoying your glacier trek adventure. You’ll experience glacier walking as well
as the natural history of the Matanuska Glacier. Enjoy the splendor of the "frozen river" as you walk out to
a scenic lake hidden under the face of an ice fall. No experience is necessary to join in the fun; however,
the terrain presents shale rocks, muddy silt, slippery ice, and small ice fissures. Intermittently placed picnic
benches allow guests to choose their own participation level. Great photo ops from all picnic benches.
For guests who would like an even more invigorating activity, you can upgrade to a whitewater raft trip
down the Matanuska River past Lion's Head canyon. This tour is available for a $ upgrade. Ask your Tour
Coordinator for details.
Every adventure eventually draws to a close, so here is where we wish you a safe flight home, as we
provide your transfers to the Anchorage airport. (If you would like to extend your land tour, we can take you
to a local hotel of your choice. This is the perfect Alaska Post Cruise land tour. Take a look at our 4 Day
Taste of Alaska as a Pre Cruise land package.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||$ 399 / 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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