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New! Tailor Made Family Alaska: Wild Frontiers

Luxury Tailor Made Travel: A private journey with expert local guides, customized to your interests

Private journey
Days: 8  |  From: $12,695


Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Itinerary

Tailor Made Family Alaska: Wild Frontiers

Day 1: Arrive Anchorage, Alaska

Arrive in Anchorage, where you are met and transferred to your hotel in Girdwood. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore your beautiful resort or ride the Alyeska Aerial Tram up to the observation deck for breathtaking views.

The Hotel Alyeska

Day 2: Kenai Peninsula | Float Trip Through Glacial Wilderness

This morning, relax on a float trip along the Portage River, where you may have the opportunity to view hanging glaciers and a variety of wildlife. This afternoon, enjoy a salmon bake, and then visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a nonprofit organization that rehabilitates injured or orphaned animals and returns them to the wild. During your visit, keep your camera and binoculars at the ready as you may sight bears, moose, bison, elk and an array of birds.

The Hotel Alyeska   |   Meals: B L

Day 3: Kenai Peninsula | Fjord Cruise & Scenic Train Ride

Cruise the Kenai Fjords National Park, and watch for calving glaciers. You may see humpback whales, orcas, puffins and sea lions at close range, and glimpse bald eagles overhead. Ride the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train, which features an open-air platform and a glass-covered observation deck for sensational views of the countryside.

The Hotel Alyeska   |   Meals: B L D

Day 4: Redoubt Bay/Talkeetna | Bear Sightings & Mountain Views

Fly by float plane to Redoubt Bay Bear Sanctuary, and then set off by boat to view the rugged scenery and watch for bears that may come out to feed on the river’s banks. Later, explore the quaint downtown of Talkeetna and continue to your accommodations in a rustic-modern lodge that overlooks Denali (formerly Mount McKinley) and Denali National Park.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge   |   Meals: B L D

Day 5: Talkeetna | Fishing Fun

Visit Kahiltna Birchworks with your local guide to see how birch sap comes out of trees; learn how it’s made into syrup; and then enjoy a tasting of birch candy, ice cream and mustard. Later, head out to fish the Susitna River, its waters teeming with salmon and trout, amid the beautiful surrounding landscapes.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge   |   Meals: B

Day 6: Talkeetna | Kayaking, Hiking & Glacier Walk

Continue to explore the Denali area with a kayak trip on the placid waters of Byers Lake. Hike on a well-maintained forest trail as your guide introduces Alaska’s plant and animal life along the way. Next, climb aboard a nimble aircraft for a thrilling flight over the peaks and glaciers of Denali National Park, as your pilot, via two-way headset, explains the highlights you see. Land on a glacier’s surface (weather permitting), and disembark to experience snow-veiled peaks stretching in every direction.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge   |   Meals: B L

Day 7: Talkeetna/Anchorage | Champion Husky Team

Depart for Anchorage, stopping en route to visit the kennels of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his Alaskan husky team. The annual long-distance sled dog race is run every March between Anchorage and Nome, with mushers and their teams of 16 dogs often facing blizzards, gale-force winds and sub-zero temperatures along the way. Later, tour Anchorage.

Hotel Captain Cook   |   Meals: B L

Day 8: Depart Anchorage

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departing flight.

Meals: B




Enhance Your Journey

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Accommodation Options

Alternate hotels and room upgrades are available for this journey.

Privately Fish for Salmon on the Susitna River

Let your entire family experience the thrill of trying to land an Alaskan salmon, with tips from an expert guide on a private fishing expedition.

Private Flightseeing Tour

Climb aboard a private aircraft for a dramatic flight over Denali National Park as your pilot points out the highlights in this expansive wilderness. Land on a massive glacier and take a walk on this snow-covered miracle of nature.

Enjoy a Full-Day Bear-Viewing Adventure

Fly southwest over Cook Inlet to Lake Clark National Park, landing in the most likely place to sight bears that day. Begin your intrepid exploration by 4x4 vehicle and on foot, walking up to five miles, to where bears are most active. Travel alongside your naturalist guide for the opportunity to observe brown bears digging for clams and frolicking on the beach during this full-day bear-viewing adventure.

Privately Float Through Glacial Wilderness

Alongside your family, privately float along the Portage River, for the opportunity to view hanging glaciers and a variety of wildlife.





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