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Alaska Call of the Wild

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 20 - 45 people
Destination(s): Alaska  
Specialty Categories: Family   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: June - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 3697 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3990 US Dollar (USD)

Day1 Welcome to Anchorage and awesome Alaska
Meals D
Tour begins: 6:00 PM at The Hotel Captain Cook. A transfer is included from Anchorage International Airport to The Hotel Captain Cook. Meet the new friends who will share this memorable Alaska tour with you and your family at our welcome dinner tonight.
Lodging Hotel Captain Cook

Day2 Meet Iditarod sled dogs, a jet boat adventure and a geocaching treasure hunt in the Alaskan wilderness
Meals B, L, D
In Alaska, dog sledding is both a very popular sport and an important mode of transportation to remote places where roads still don't go. Drive from Anchorage this morning to Big Lake, where you'll meet the mighty dogs that respond to the cry of "Mush!" by racing off into the wild and pulling heavy sleds over the snow – Alaskan Huskies – on a visit to a facility where Alaskan huskies in training to run next year’s world-famous Iditarod Race learn how to be sled dogs, sure to be a highlight of your family's Alaska tour. Continue on to Talkeetna for a jet boat* ride with a naturalist guide to look for bald eagles, beavers, moose and even bears that live along the river, and a nature walk in the Alaskan bush to see an authentic, turn-of-the-century trapper's cabin. If the weather is good, you'll have an incredible view of Alaska's famous Mount McKinley – which the Athabascan Indians called Denali, meaning "the Great One" – en route to your wilderness lodge for a two-night stay. Once there, you and your family can compete in a high-tech treasure-hunting game – known as geocaching – where you'll use a GPS system to find hidden treasures... for guests only!
Lodging Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Day3 A hike at a lake and a wilderness homestead
Meals B, L
Nature is everywhere on a morning hike* at Talkeetna Lake, with loons and kingfishers above you, and a forest brimming with wildflowers and wildlife surrounding you. As you walk, your local guide shares stories about how the first native peoples survived in this beautiful but wild land in the shadow of Denali, and about life in Talkeetna today – and, of course, about amazing encounters with wildlife. After lunch at your lodge, travel to Trapper Creek to visit the private homestead of Joanne Porterfield, nestled in the Alaska wilderness; her family's gardens and farm have flourished here in the shadow of Mount McKinley for more than four decades. Later, back at your lodge in Talkeetna, enjoy an interpretive experience with storytelling, s'mores and more around an old-fashioned campfire tonight.
Lodging Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

Day4 Flightseeing near Mt. McKinley and on to Kenai and the Chugach National Forest
Meals B, D
Depart your lodge in Talkeetna and soar over the Denali foothills in a small plane (weather permitting) for a breathtaking bird's-eye view of towering Denali (a.k.a. Mount McKinley), the tallest mountain in North America. After your flight, you'll have some free time to explore Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, before continuing on to the wildlife-rich Kenai Peninsula and a two-night wilderness lodge stay in Cooper Landing, nestled within Chugach National Forest.
Lodging Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Day5 Hiking, kayaking or river rafting on the Kenai Peninsula
Meals B, L, D
Today, you can choose how you and your family will experience the wonders of the Kenai Peninsula, as your Alaska tour continues at your lodge in this wilderness wonderland between Cook Inlet and the Gulf of Alaska. You can choose to go kayaking*, take a scenic river-rafting trip*, or embark on a hike into the wilderness with a local guide – they're included ! You might also want to take advantage of optional opportunities for fishing that may be available at an additional cost. Tonight, the prickly porcupine is the subject of a special wildlife presentation after dinner.
Lodging Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Day6 Learn about Alaska's endangered wildlife and pan for gold on Turnagain Arm
Meals B, L
Get a close-up glimpse of Alaskan wildlife on a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on Turnagain Arm, meeting moose, bison, elk and other orphaned or injured animals being rehabilitated by this non-profit organization. Then head to the Crow Creek Mine in Alaska's historic gold rush country, where you'll meet a "prospector," pan for gold and dig into a barbecue lunch. Then it's on to your resort in Girdwood; your evening includes an entertaining mountaineering demonstration where you'll learn about the latest gear required for safe mountain climbing.
Lodging Hotel Alyeska

Day7 A train, a boat and a glacial wonderland on Prince William Sound
Meals B, L, D
Hop aboard an Alaska Railroad self-propelled rail car for a trip along Turnagain Arm to Whittier; there, a private boat for guests only awaits to take your family on a glacier adventure cruise on Blackstone Bay in Prince William Sound! With an expert wildlife guide aboard, you'll sail past thundering waterfalls and tidewater glaciers... and touch part of a real glacier. Tonight, join us back at the hotel in Girdwood for our farewell dinner, where you'll share memories of your family's Alaska tour experience with your new-found friends.
Lodging Hotel Alyeska

Day8 Homeward bound
Meals B
Tour ends: Girdwood, Alaska. As your Alaska tour comes to an end, fly home anytime. A transfer from the Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood to Anchorage International Airport (approximately 75 minutes) is included for your flight home. Allow a minimum of two hours at the airport for check-in.

Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in day-by-day descriptions, participation is at your own risk; a signed liability waiver will be required.

Night 1 : Hotel Captain Cook - Anchorage, Alaska

Hotel Captain Cook

The Hotel Captain Cook is indisputably one of the very finest hotels in Anchorage, offering superior service and amenities. In tribute to Captain James Cook, who first sailed into Anchorage in 1778, the decor and ambiance have a nautical flavor. The comfortable guest rooms offer inspiring views of either Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains and feature luxury linens and bedding, full-length robes, irons and ironing boards. The Athletic Club offers an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, workout, aerobics and circuit training rooms and a racquetball court. The Whale’s Tail, a gourmet coffee and wine bar, serves over 30 different wines by the glass as well as popular cocktails and lattes, mochas and cappuccinos.

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Nights 2 - 3 : Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge - Talkeetna, Alaska

Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

From the moment you arrive at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge just outside the town of Talkeetna on the south side of Mt. McKinley, you’ll know why this hotel says “Denali is our backyard” because… there it is, right before your eyes! Awesome views of North America’s tallest mountain and other Alaska Range peaks are all around you. If you look carefully at the pillars at the lodge’s entrance, see if you can find the bunny, bear paw, sea turtle and starfish created by one of construction workers who was from Hawaii. When you see the Great Room, you can’t help but notice the 46-foot-tall rock fireplace, built with rocks from the Matanuska River gathered by members of the Colony High School football team as a fund-raiser to buy new uniforms. Nicely played! Comfortable guest rooms have a hair dryer, coffee maker, refrigerator and satellite TV. Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge has been honored to receive Wine Spectator's "Award of Excellence" annually since 2003 and its culinary creations have also been featured on the Food Network. Enjoy a fine dining experience and amazing views of the mountains at the Foraker Dining Room or head to the Base Camp Bistro, offering down-home favorites, a family-friendly atmosphere and, of course, great views.

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Nights 4 - 5 : Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge - Cooper Landing, Alaska

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Located in Alaska’s famous Kenai River valley, the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge is a gem in the wilderness. Take a walk with your family along the scenic, self-guided nature trail that winds through the forest and along the bluff. Refresh yourself in one of the indoor or outdoor hot tubs or relax in your comfortable, bungalow-style room after a busy day of exploration.

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Nights 6 - 7 : Hotel Alyeska - Girdwood, Alaska

Hotel Alyeska

Set amidst the beauty of pristine Alaskan wilderness, the chateau-style Hotel Alyeska offers all the facilities and amenities that one would expect of a fine resort. There are a wealth of enjoyable optional activities and adventures available for your enjoyment.


Extend Your Trip

Many travelers prefer arriving at their destination a day before their journey begins, or often extend a stay at the end of their trip. As a service, we will make hotel reservations before and after your journey. contact your Travel Agent to book your hotel.
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Arrive Early: Hotel Captain Cook - Anchorage, Alaska

Hotel Captain Cook

The Hotel Captain Cook is indisputably one of the very finest hotels in Anchorage, offering superior service and amenities. In tribute to Captain James Cook, who first sailed into Anchorage in 1778, the decor and ambiance have a nautical flavor. The comfortable guest rooms offer inspiring views of either Cook Inlet or the Chugach Mountains and feature luxury linens and bedding, full-length robes, irons and ironing boards. The Athletic Club offers an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, workout, aerobics and circuit training rooms and a racquetball court. The Whale’s Tail, a gourmet coffee and wine bar, serves over 30 different wines by the glass as well as popular cocktails and lattes, mochas and cappuccinos.

Hotel Room Rates

Double

Single

Triple

Quad

January 1 - December 31 $395 $370 $445 $495

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Stay Later: Hotel Alyeska - Girdwood, Alaska

Hotel Alyeska

Set amidst the beauty of pristine Alaskan wilderness, the chateau-style Hotel Alyeska offers all the facilities and amenities that one would expect of a fine resort. There are a wealth of enjoyable optional activities and adventures available for your enjoyment.

Hotel Room Rates

Double

Single

Triple

Quad

June 19 - August 31 $415 $390 $470 $525

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

prices based on double occupancy land only and vary on departure dates, no air is included

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