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Luxury Small Group Journeys

Family Alaska 2017


8 Days from TBA

Limited to 18 guests

Share a Portage River float trip, cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park, learn about Alaskan huskies and Iditarod dogsledding, sight bears and marine wildlife, and land on a glacier during a flight over Denali National Park.

A&K Advantages

Explore magnificent Alaska as a family, getting to know local people and places and sharing fun, all-ages activities, such as a ride on the Alaska Railroad GoldStar Dome train through untouched wilderness

Watch for calving glaciers and marine wildlife, such as orcas, humpback whales, sea lions and harbor seals, on a Kenai Fjords cruise

Watch for wild bears feeding on the shores of Redoubt Bay

Flight-see over Denali National Park, landing on a glacier at the base of Denali

Learn about Alaskan huskies and dog sledding at the kennels of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser

Enjoy the company of a dedicated A&K Young Explorers Guide on a visit to Kahiltna Birch Works

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Anchorage, Alaska
DAY 2:
Kenai Peninsula | Float Trip
DAY 3:
Kenai Peninsula | Fjord Cruise & Train Ride
DAY 4:
Redoubt Bay/Talkeetna | Bear Sanctuary
DAY 5:
Talkeetna | Fishing Fun
DAY 6:
Talkeetna | Kayaking, Hiking & Glacier Walk
DAY 7:
Talkeetna/Anchorage | Champion Husky Team
DAY 8:
Depart Anchorage
Day 1
Arrive Anchorage, Alaska

Arrive in Anchorage and transfer to Girdwood, where you check in to your hotel. Enjoy activities on offer at your resort, such as a ride up Mount Alyeska on the Alyeska Aerial Tram to take in the breathtaking views. This evening, gather for a welcome reception and dinner at a local restaurant.

The Hotel Alyeska
Meals: Dinner
DAY 2:
Kenai Peninsula | Float Trip

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. This nonprofit organization 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 a variety of birds.

The Hotel Alyeska
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3:
Kenai Peninsula | Fjord Cruise & 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4:
Redoubt Bay/Talkeetna | Bear Sanctuary

Fly by float plane over Cook Inlet to Redoubt Bay Bear Sanctuary, where you may see bears coming out to feed as you enjoy the rugged scenery. 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5:
Talkeetna | Fishing Fun

Visit Kahiltna Birch Works with your A&K Young Explorer’s Guide to see how birch sap comes out of trees and then enjoy a tasting of birch candy, ice cream and mustard. Back at your lodge, enjoy lunch. Later, head out to fish the Susitna River, its waters teeming with salmon and trout, amid the beautiful surrounding landscapes. Cap your day with a Scenic Sundowner as you enjoy gorgeous views of the Alaska Range from the relaxing deck of your lodge.

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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: Breakfast, Lunch
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 from Anchorage to 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, and meet the chef who prepares your farewell dinner.

Hotel Captain Cook
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8:
Depart Anchorage

After breakfast, board your homebound flight.

Meals: Breakfast


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $995

(Anchorage/Redoubt Bay/Anchorage & Denali Flightseeing)

This journey contains some active elements.

Minimum age is 6 years.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:00 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 7.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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