Face it–there are lots of moving parts to an Alaska vacation, whether you live right here–or you’re visiting from afar.
Transportation, activities, attractions. Seeing the sites, learning the stories, hiking the trail–the works.
Let Explore Tours put it all together for you. Whether you’re looking for a great cruise adventure, a fishing adventure or an up-close-and-personal bear encounter, Explore Tours has a great package for you.
Check out their website: www.exploretours.com . Fear not, tho’. If you don’t see the itinerary you like–THEY WILL CUSTOM-FIT one for you!!
Here are a couple of my favorites. Alaska Explorer Land Tour (departs Fairbanks):
Features Fairbanks, Denali National Park and Anchorage.Travel in style with transfers, luggage handling and guide service throughout. Departure dates range from mid-May through early September allowing for spring, summer and fall options.
Day 1 Fairbanks Arrival. Arrive Fairbanks, the Golden Heart City. Hotel courtesy transfer provided to the hotel. Overnight Fairbanks.
Day 2 Fairbanks Learn how the Gold Rush affected Alaska’s interior region. Visit the University of Alaska, cruise on the Chena River aboard a sternwheeler and experience the thrill of the river travel. Overnight Fairbanks.
Day 3 Denali Ride the motorcoach south to Denali National Park. Enjoy an afternoon of exploring the pristine area at your leisure by either participating in a complimentary park service activity or optional tour. Overnight Denali.
Day 4 Denali Travel deep into Denali National Park. Watch for bear, moose, caribou, and Dall’s sheep. Sure, it’s six to eight hours on the bus–but it’s worth it!Keep your eyes open for animals, flora and fauna of this spectacular region. Overnight Denali.
Day 5 Anchorage Board the Alaska Railroad for a day trip to Anchorage. As you travel along the Susitna River, you may catch a glimpse of the majestic Mt. McKinley or a black bear along the banks. Overnight Anchorage.
Day 6 Anchorage Enjoy a tour of Anchorage including a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. An Alaskan style farewell dinner will be served this evening. Overnight Anchorage.
Day 7 Anchorage DepartureYour Alaska Explorer Tour comes to an end with a hotel courtesy transfer to the airport for flight connections.Prices starting at: $1245.00 per person/based on double occupancy
From $1,245 per person, double. Includes accommodations, motorcoach and rail transportation, Riverboat Discovery cruise, Fairbanks sightseeing with Museum visit, park entrance fees, Tundra Wilderness Tour, and Anchorage sightseeing with Alaska Native Heritage Center visit.
Mountains, Mines and More!
Check out Wrangell-St. Elias National Park! The largest national park in America is one of the least visited. There are expansive glaciers and 14 of the highest mountain peaks on the continent! Three hundred miles east of Anchorage in a glacier-carved valley deep in the heart of the Park, you will stay at the premier Copper River Princess Lodge and travel to the historic ghost towns of Kennecott and McCarthy. Enjoy gracious hospitality, spectacular views, glacier hiking and scenic flights!
Day 1 Anchorage/Copper Center Your adventure begins in Anchorage as you travel by car north to Copper Center (note: car rental is additional). Follow the Glenn Highway, a National Scenic Byway, passing by Matanuska Glacier and breathtaking river valleys. Upon arrival in Copper Center, check into the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge for your overnight accommodations.
Day 2 Copper Center/Chitina/Kennicott This morning continue to Chitina where you will board a scenic flight to Kennicott/McCarthy (you’ll fly over the Root Glacier pictured here). Upon arrival, transfer to the Kennicott Glacier Lodge for your overnight accommodations. Enjoy the impressive view of the glacier from the deck of the lodge.
Day 3 Kennicott This morning explore the abandoned Kennicott Copper Mine on an informative historical tour of the area. Afterwards, explore North Americaâ€™s largest concentration of glaciers and peaks over 16,000 feet on a half-day glacier hike (no experience necessary!). Overnight in Kennicott.
Day 4 Kennicott/Chitina/Anchorage Return to Chitina by air in the morning and continue on your journey by car.
Tour Price: $679 per person, double occupancy
Call Explore Tours today at (800) 523-7405 , or visit online.
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