Our friends at Explore Tours have plenty of experience mapping out the perfect Alaska experience. Their staff has visited many distant places in the state—and can recommend the right ones for you (including NOME, above)! It’s called “customized itinerary planning” and it can save you from making costly mistakes! Roberta and her team are a great local resource to help plan your trip. CALL ‘em: (800) 523 – 7405.
KNIK RIVER LODGE. The lodge is just an hour north of Anchorage, yet it’s a world away. Nestled against a north-facing bank by the Knik River, you’ll notice there are a couple of helicopters in the front yard. Umm…they’re for you. It’s just a five-minute flight up to the glacier for dog-sled tours, glacier hikes or more extensive flightseeing. Back on the ground, there are ATV tours, local farm and brewery tours….plus many opportunities to just relax. Enjoy the great restaurant on-site. Did you go to the beer dinner last night? Did you save me some? Check the lodge’s website of call Explore Tours for more info. (800) 523 – 7405
NOME DISCOVERY TOURS. Take a daytrip from Anchorage to Nome! Let Explore Tours set it up with Alaska Airlines. The fine folks at Nome Discovery Tours will meet you at the airport. Just ask for the Mayor, Richard Beneville. He’s usually your guide…and he KNOWS HIS STUFF!! You’ll get all sorts of stories about the first settlers in Nome, w-a-y before the Gold Rush miners in 1898. And YES, there’s still gold—you can try your hand at gold panning! Watch for musk ox as you explore the area around town and learn about the history of the Iditarod. You can go for the day, or extend your trip to overnight. Explore Tours can take care of everything! Call (800) 523 – 7405
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