Day 1: Arrival in Anchorage and city tour
Welcome to Anchorage! Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to the centrally-located hotel for check-in. After time to freshen up you will meet with your local guide to explore the city.
You will visit historic Ship Creek where Anchorage was first settled as a tent city in 1911. Here, you'll find a thriving urban salmon stream where downtown anglers often catch salmon on their lunch breaks from work.
Your guide will then take you to Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof, where you can take in the stunning view of the Anchorage skyline set against the backdrop of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet.
Your journey continues into Potter's Marsh and the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, a protected wildlife habitat home to many migratory species of birds in the summer. Next is a visit to Chugach State Park and the stunning vistas of Flattop Mountain. Get a bird's eye view of the Municipality of Anchorage (which is larger than Rhode Island!) as well as views of Sleeping Lady, Denali, and the Alaska Range on clear days. As the tour comes to an end, you'll head back downtown where your guide will point out the best restaurants, bars, gift shops, and art galleries before bidding farewell. A perfect introduction to the diverse area that is Anchorage!
Day 2: Spencer Iceberg & Placer River Float
Available May 25 – September 7, 2020
Board the Glacier Discovery Train for a ride to the backcountry: the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop. Here, get up close and personal to the glacier on this mellow float suitable for ages 5 and up. Experienced and professional guides will row between dazzling icebergs, with a panoramic view of Spencer Glacier and the surrounding mountains as a backdrop. After exploring amid the icebergs on Spencer Lake, your guide will steer you down the pristine Placer River, still affording grand views of the mountains and hanging glaciers, until pulling over to the riverbank; the Glacier Discovery Train makes a special riverbank stop to pick up rafting guests. This is one of the most scenic glacier river trips in Alaska and the first tour to operate at the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop!
Day 3: Wildlife Turnagain Arm Tour
Experience the breathtaking landscape of the Turnagain Arm on a half-day tour with an informative guide. Ride along the scenic Seward Parkway to the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge and Beluga Point, stopping for photo ops and wildlife observation. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a large nature preserve where injured animals are rehabilitated.
Day 4: Departure
Following breakfast, you check out and meet the driver for your departure.
Day 1: Arrival to Talkeetna & Denali Brewery
Welcome to Talkeetna, the getaway to Denali National Park.
For this evening we had planned a visit to Denali Brewery with tastings.
Day 2: Wildlife Hiking
Exciting day ahead! We take you into the heart of the Talkeetna Mountains wilderness, which is known for its spectacular scenery and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. While on the hike, you may encounter moose, bear, caribou, sheep, bald eagles, and wolves. Hiking in this remote area will provide you with an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy the solitude of the rugged Alaskan wilderness.
Day 3: Departure
Your driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and take you back to Anchorage. There are plenty other nature activities to do in Talkeetna, so please let us know if you would like us to extend your stay.
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
Stress-free Booking Book your journey without stress and at convenient pace. You can pay a deposit of 20% to book any tour in any major currency; the final balance will be due 90 days before start date. In event if you decide to change or postpone your trip, you can transfer your deposit to any other packages we offer. Cruise bookings and special offers may be subject to different booking terms.
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