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From Anchorage: Alaska Wildlife Center & Turnagain Arm Tour

1. From Anchorage: Alaska Wildlife Center & Turnagain Arm Tour

Board a Turnagain Arm Shuttle from Anchorage for a guided drive along Alaska’s scenic highway, taking in dramatic views of mountains and the Cook Inlet. Head directly to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and join them in their mission to provide refuge for orphaned, injured, and ill animals. On the way to the wildlife center, pass through the Chugach State Park down Alaska’s most scenic stretch of highway. Start your visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center with a custom tour of Turnagain Arm, witnessing native wildlife up close. Stop at Beluga Point for sweeping views of Turnagain Arm. Make offerings to the Sheep and Whale Gods for possible opportunities to see Dall sheep and Beluga whales passing through. Your guides will do their best to sync you up for a once-in-a-lifetime rendezvous with these enchanted creatures. At Portage Valley, see Explorer Glacier, Middle Glacier, and Byron Glacier and take a walk through a rainforest. Continue to Potter Marsh, peppered by spruce, cottonwoods, and alder trees, for a nearly panoramic view of Turnagain arm.

From Anchorage: Portage Glacier and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

2. From Anchorage: Portage Glacier and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

This full-day tour of the Turnagain Arm combines a drive along the scenic Seward Highway, a cruise to Portage Glacier, a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a drive high into the Chugach Mountains. Start with a scenic drive along the Seward Highway down the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, one of the most beautiful places on earth. You will stop in the most picturesque places for photo opportunities and to look out for Dall sheep and Beluga whales. Drive to Portage Glacier for a 1-hour boat trip on board the MV Ptarmigan. The vessel was built especially for the lake and the ride, even in inclement weather, is smooth. A National Park Service Ranger will come on board to explain the local eco-systems and glaciology. Hear how the mountains were pushed up from Oregon! On the way down the valley, pause to watch the salmon run in season. The salmon spawn in clear water in the same place they were born in order to start their life cycle all over again. They come back from the ocean after 4 to 6 years depending on the species. When the salmon are at their highest numbers, Beluga whale chase. Depending on the whim of the whales, you might see them from late July through mid-August. Next you will visit the remarkable Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. In summer, baby musk ox, bison, caribou, and moose will warm the heart of the toughest of men. You will have the opportunity to watch and hear the stories of endangered wood bison, Alaskan brown bear, black bear, moose, caribou/reindeer, lynx, an eagle, great horned owl, and even a porcupine. On your way back enjoy a side trip high into the Chugach Mountains through local neighborhoods for incredible panoramic views of four mountain ranges including Mt. McKinley (weather permitting), Cook Inlet and the city. Learn about local life high above Anchorage on what locals call "the hillside". Lunch will be at a local lodge after the Portage Glacier Cruise (not included in price).  Your expert Alaskan guide will be on hand at all times to describe the phenomenal nature and ecological systems.

From Anchorage: Turnagain Arm and Wildlife Center Tour

3. From Anchorage: Turnagain Arm and Wildlife Center Tour

Experience Alaska’s spectacular nature and wildlife on a full-day trip from Anchorage. Take one of Alaska’s most breathtaking drives down Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm, before getting a guided tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Start your day tour with pick-up from your hotel in a comfortable passenger van. You'll be driven to your first stop, Potters Marsh Bird Sanctuary, a scenic area where you can marvel at amazing bird life, along with moose and other wildlife. After that, stop by the Beluga Point viewing platform to spot Beluga Whales and other marine life in Turnagain Arm, as well as taking in the breathtaking mountain views. Next, you'll visit Bird Point to stretch your legs and get a beautiful view of the Turnagain Arm, and see where the tidal bore occurs. Head to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to take a tour of the 200-acre facility. See Alaska’s land mammals in their natural habitats, including bears, moose, wolves, elk, deer, eagles, and much more. Take the drive back to Anchorage with one last stop at Falls Creek, before being dropped off at your desired destination.

From Anchorage: Valley of Glaciers & Wildlife Center Tour

4. From Anchorage: Valley of Glaciers & Wildlife Center Tour

Experience Alaska’s spectacular nature and wildlife on a guided full-day trip from Anchorage. You'll take a scenic drive to iconic viewing points, glimpse glaciers up close on a cruise of Portage Lake, and see animals in their natural habitats at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Start your day tour with pick-up from your hotel in a comfortable passenger van. You'll be taken on one of Alaska’s most breathtaking drives down Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm, with sightseeing stops at Beluga Point and Bird Point. Next, arrive in the Portage Valley, where you'll stop at Explorer Glacier, Middle Glacier, and Byron Glacier. Board the MV Ptarmigan boat for an hour-long cruise on Portage Lake. Marvel at glaciers up close, including Portage Glacier, and admire the majestic mountainous landscape. Take the chance for an optional lunch stop after the cruise, before heading to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. You'll be guided through the 200-acre facility to see Alaska’s land mammals in their natural habitats. Look out for bears, moose, wolves, elk, deer, eagles, and many other animals. Finally, you'll drive back to Anchorage with one last stop to see Falls Creek, before being dropped off at your desired destination.

Anchorage: Mystery Sightseeing Tour

5. Anchorage: Mystery Sightseeing Tour

Head off on a sightseeing drive from Anchorage. Hear about the local area as you ride in comfort to some of the best locations around within an hour of Downtown. Go on a guided nature walk to local lookouts and lakes, and take in great views of the surrounding area. Start your tour from downtown Anchorage. Your guide will decide where to go after they learn what everyone has planned for their visit to Alaska so they can guarantee to take you somewhere you’ve never been! Sit back and enjoy the ride as your knowledgeable tour guide brings to life the history, flora and fauna, and famous local legends of the area. Discover incredible locations within Chugach State Park and beyond, such as Glen Alps Overlook, Eagle River Nature Center, and Eklutna Lake. Head south down the Turnagain Arm to conquer part of Falls Creeks Trail, or go north to take a leisurely stroll around Reflections Lake and explore the beauty hidden just outside Anchorage. Whatever the location or activity, Alaska will not disappoint. Your guide will customize the tour to the interests and desired activity level of the entire group.

Anchorage: Glacier and Wildlife Explorer Cruise

6. Anchorage: Glacier and Wildlife Explorer Cruise

Unforgettable Glacier Cruise! Take an unforgettable glacier cruise right up to the face of a glacier, just 50 miles south of Anchorage. Motor to within 300 feet of the mammoth wall of ice called Portage Glacier. Listen for the unmistakable rumbling of a calving glacier, waiting for the movement when a huge block of ice crashes into the lake. You will enjoy a one-hour stroll on your own at the 140-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Jaws drop in awe-even while viewing Alaska’s wildlife up close and personal. AWCC’s mission is to provide refuge for orphaned, injured and ill animals-those that can’t survive in the wild. We make every effort to time this tour so that all customers will enjoy the bear feeding! Turnagain Arm is a “Must See destination” via The Turnagain Arm Shuttle.

From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Walk with Naturalist

7. From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Walk with Naturalist

Take off from Anchorage on a guided walk through nature. Enjoy an easy hike, learn about Alaska’s vegetation and animal populations, and see one of the Chugach State Park’s most photogenic alpine valleys. You’ll start by meandering through hemlock forests scarred by thrashing leeward winds from the Turnagain Arm. Snowshoe hares make their homes here, attracting the rare lynx living in the area. In June, wild geraniums, bluebells, and forget-me-nots pop up. Spot blissful blueberries, funky fungi, and changing colors that tell us when summer is coming to a close. Every season is a wealth of surprising encounters. No matter when you take your hike, you’ll get to see something memorable. The flora and fauna of the Glen Alps will tell you the story of an ecosystem living in harmony just outside of Anchorage. Moose and bear birth their young in spring and mate during the fall months. Many animals travel through the mountains and valley in search of their favorite feed, providing ample opportunity for wildlife viewing and photography.

From Anchorage: 4-Day Seward and Kenai Camping & Hiking Tour

8. From Anchorage: 4-Day Seward and Kenai Camping & Hiking Tour

Day 1: Meet with your group at 8am in Anchorage for a welcome meeting and to meet your guide. Your guide will go over the tour and what to expect. Today we leave for Seward on the lush Kenai Peninsula, a beautiful and scenic drive. The drive goes along the Turnagain Arm, an arm of the inlet known as an excellent place to see Beluga whales or spot Dall sheep on the cliffs. The road leads us South where we come close to Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords National Park. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to Kenai Fjords National Park and hike the famous Exit Glacier trail with your expert guide. Moderate or easy options to choose from. After the hike - we make our way to camp, where we set up for the evening and cookout in a stunning location at the water’s edge. Camp in Seward for three nights. Meal(s) included this day: ● Breakfast - light snack at the welcome meeting ● Lunch - picnic ● Dinner - camp cookout Day 2: Seward is known for its world-class fishing and boat excursions on the Kenai Peninsula. From Seward, enjoy an included full-day boat trip to experience the wildlife and glaciers by sea. This park is one of the most stunning places that Alaska has to offer. During the boat trip you have a good chance of seeing bird colonies, sea lions, otters and who knows, even a salmon hunting troop of orcas. You also sail past gigantic glaciers where you might get lucky and view giant ice chunks falling into the sea, very impressive! If you choose not to do any optional activities, your guide will help plan a day hike and some free time to explore Seward. Tonight we all reconnect again for another camp cookout! Meal(s) included this day: ● Breakfast ● Lunch - picnic or on your excursion ● Dinner - camp cookout Day 3: Today you have the opportunity to do an included Kayak Excursion on the sea - experiencing Resurrection Bay - known for its dramatic cliff walls and waterfalls feeding into the sea. In the afternoon, we hike to Tonsina Point to see the Bald Eagles feeding on fish and see the tide change. Tonight is a free night in Seward to go out for dinner and out on the town to experience the real Alaskan evening scene! Alaska has an incredible variety of tasty beers, delicious coffee and amazing seafood fare! Meal(s) included this day: ● Breakfast ● Lunch Day 4: This morning we have a relaxed camp breakfast & breakdown camp. We head out for a full day of sites and adventure before returning to Anchorage this evening where this tour ends at approx 6pm. Meals Included: ● Breakfast ● Lunch

Anchorage: Winter Wonderland Photo Tour

9. Anchorage: Winter Wonderland Photo Tour

This daytime winter photo tour explores the natural beauty of the Anchorage area, providing access to stunning landscapes and wildlife opportunities. Transported in a small passenger van from your hotel, this tour takes you to approximately four locations where you can explore the beauty of winter, from frosty woods to ice falls, snow-covered mountains to coastal sunsets. Destinations can include Chugach State Park, Turnagain Arm, and the coast of Cook Inlet. This winter photo tour is fun for everyone, from casual picture-takers using cell phone cameras to avid photographers with high-end gear. Departure times will vary according to the timing of sunset. Throughout the tour, you’ll be offered creative and technical support by your Alaska Photo Treks guide. It’s a great way to see the beauty of winter while gaining some photo tips. Book it at the start of your Alaska trip so you can learn tools to help you enjoy the rest of your Alaska vacation!

Anchorage: Kenai Fjords & Denali National Park 5 Day Tour

10. Anchorage: Kenai Fjords & Denali National Park 5 Day Tour

Day 1 Relax with pickup from your guide at your hotel before you begin your adventure. Depart Anchorage and head south to the Crow Creek Gold Mine to experience Alaska’s rich pioneer mining history. Pan for gold and walk the historic mining area before heading to the Alyeska Resort. Go up the tram and take in 360-degree views of snowcapped peaks and the scenic Turnagain Arm waterway awaits. Take a chance to shop in downtown Girdwood after lunch in the quaint town, then depart for Seward where you'll stay for the night. Your guide will interpret the history and landscape while stopping along the way at scenic turnouts. Day 2 After breakfast, enjoy your day in Seward, Alaska, and choose from the following activities (to be paid out-of-pocket): – Glacier helicopter tours to see sled dogs – Kenai Fjords ocean tour (guide-suggested, with Fox Island Dinner) – Sea kayaking – Glacier hiking – Ocean fishing day trip – River fishing – Guided day hikes – Ice climbing Day 3 Travel from Seward to Denali Eat a full breakfast, pack up, and say goodbye to the ocean and hello to the Alaska interior. Depart for the moderate hike to the Exit Glacier, just minutes from Seward. Then, head to the Bear Creek Weir (seasonally dependent) to see salmon running in the creek up close. Stop with your guide at scenic overlooks for pictures. See the Hurricane Gulch Bridge overlook and the Denali Viewpoint South. Take bathroom breaks and pictures before arriving in the small town of Healy to settle in for tomorrow's activities. Day 4 After breakfast, enjoy a day of activities in the Denali National Park area. Take the opportunity to spend the day on one of the many activities listed below before tucking in at the Denali Totem Inn (or similar). The activities below are to be paid out-of-pocket: – Denali National Park bus tour – Glacier flights into Denali – ATV adventures – Horseback rides – Jeep excursions – Nenana river rafting – Fly-fishing day trips – Wilderness sightseeing safari – River jet boat tour – Guided hiking Day 5 Leave Denali National Park en route for Anchorage after breakfast and one last experience: Visit the historical dog mushing team of Denali National Park. These dogs are still used for supplying the backcountry of the park in the winter. Depart for Anchorage to complete your 5-day tour after the sled dog presentation. Guests who would like to ride the train to Anchorage may do so from Denali or Talkeetna.

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Turnagain Arm: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Anchorage: Alaska Wildlife Center & Turnagain Arm Tour

From Anchorage: Alaska Wildlife Center & Turnagain Arm Tour

Board a Turnagain Arm Shuttle from Anchorage for a guided drive along Alaska’s scenic highway, taking in dramatic views of mountains and the Cook Inlet. Head directly to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, and join them in their mission to provide refuge for orphaned, injured, and ill animals. On the way to the wildlife center, pass through the Chugach State Park down Alaska’s most scenic stretch of highway. Start your visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center with a custom tour of Turnagain Arm, witnessing native wildlife up close. Stop at Beluga Point for sweeping views of Turnagain Arm. Make offerings to the Sheep and Whale Gods for possible opportunities to see Dall sheep and Beluga whales passing through. Your guides will do their best to sync you up for a once-in-a-lifetime rendezvous with these enchanted creatures. At Portage Valley, see Explorer Glacier, Middle Glacier, and Byron Glacier and take a walk through a rainforest. Continue to Potter Marsh, peppered by spruce, cottonwoods, and alder trees, for a nearly panoramic view of Turnagain arm.

From Anchorage: Portage Glacier and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

From Anchorage: Portage Glacier and Wildlife Full-Day Tour

This full-day tour of the Turnagain Arm combines a drive along the scenic Seward Highway, a cruise to Portage Glacier, a visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a drive high into the Chugach Mountains. Start with a scenic drive along the Seward Highway down the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet, one of the most beautiful places on earth. You will stop in the most picturesque places for photo opportunities and to look out for Dall sheep and Beluga whales. Drive to Portage Glacier for a 1-hour boat trip on board the MV Ptarmigan. The vessel was built especially for the lake and the ride, even in inclement weather, is smooth. A National Park Service Ranger will come on board to explain the local eco-systems and glaciology. Hear how the mountains were pushed up from Oregon! On the way down the valley, pause to watch the salmon run in season. The salmon spawn in clear water in the same place they were born in order to start their life cycle all over again. They come back from the ocean after 4 to 6 years depending on the species. When the salmon are at their highest numbers, Beluga whale chase. Depending on the whim of the whales, you might see them from late July through mid-August. Next you will visit the remarkable Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. In summer, baby musk ox, bison, caribou, and moose will warm the heart of the toughest of men. You will have the opportunity to watch and hear the stories of endangered wood bison, Alaskan brown bear, black bear, moose, caribou/reindeer, lynx, an eagle, great horned owl, and even a porcupine. On your way back enjoy a side trip high into the Chugach Mountains through local neighborhoods for incredible panoramic views of four mountain ranges including Mt. McKinley (weather permitting), Cook Inlet and the city. Learn about local life high above Anchorage on what locals call "the hillside". Lunch will be at a local lodge after the Portage Glacier Cruise (not included in price).  Your expert Alaskan guide will be on hand at all times to describe the phenomenal nature and ecological systems.

From Anchorage: Turnagain Arm and Wildlife Center Tour

From Anchorage: Turnagain Arm and Wildlife Center Tour

Experience Alaska’s spectacular nature and wildlife on a full-day trip from Anchorage. Take one of Alaska’s most breathtaking drives down Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm, before getting a guided tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Start your day tour with pick-up from your hotel in a comfortable passenger van. You'll be driven to your first stop, Potters Marsh Bird Sanctuary, a scenic area where you can marvel at amazing bird life, along with moose and other wildlife. After that, stop by the Beluga Point viewing platform to spot Beluga Whales and other marine life in Turnagain Arm, as well as taking in the breathtaking mountain views. Next, you'll visit Bird Point to stretch your legs and get a beautiful view of the Turnagain Arm, and see where the tidal bore occurs. Head to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to take a tour of the 200-acre facility. See Alaska’s land mammals in their natural habitats, including bears, moose, wolves, elk, deer, eagles, and much more. Take the drive back to Anchorage with one last stop at Falls Creek, before being dropped off at your desired destination.

From Anchorage: Valley of Glaciers & Wildlife Center Tour

From Anchorage: Valley of Glaciers & Wildlife Center Tour

Experience Alaska’s spectacular nature and wildlife on a guided full-day trip from Anchorage. You'll take a scenic drive to iconic viewing points, glimpse glaciers up close on a cruise of Portage Lake, and see animals in their natural habitats at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Start your day tour with pick-up from your hotel in a comfortable passenger van. You'll be taken on one of Alaska’s most breathtaking drives down Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm, with sightseeing stops at Beluga Point and Bird Point. Next, arrive in the Portage Valley, where you'll stop at Explorer Glacier, Middle Glacier, and Byron Glacier. Board the MV Ptarmigan boat for an hour-long cruise on Portage Lake. Marvel at glaciers up close, including Portage Glacier, and admire the majestic mountainous landscape. Take the chance for an optional lunch stop after the cruise, before heading to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. You'll be guided through the 200-acre facility to see Alaska’s land mammals in their natural habitats. Look out for bears, moose, wolves, elk, deer, eagles, and many other animals. Finally, you'll drive back to Anchorage with one last stop to see Falls Creek, before being dropped off at your desired destination.

Anchorage: Mystery Sightseeing Tour

Anchorage: Mystery Sightseeing Tour

Head off on a sightseeing drive from Anchorage. Hear about the local area as you ride in comfort to some of the best locations around within an hour of Downtown. Go on a guided nature walk to local lookouts and lakes, and take in great views of the surrounding area. Start your tour from downtown Anchorage. Your guide will decide where to go after they learn what everyone has planned for their visit to Alaska so they can guarantee to take you somewhere you’ve never been! Sit back and enjoy the ride as your knowledgeable tour guide brings to life the history, flora and fauna, and famous local legends of the area. Discover incredible locations within Chugach State Park and beyond, such as Glen Alps Overlook, Eagle River Nature Center, and Eklutna Lake. Head south down the Turnagain Arm to conquer part of Falls Creeks Trail, or go north to take a leisurely stroll around Reflections Lake and explore the beauty hidden just outside Anchorage. Whatever the location or activity, Alaska will not disappoint. Your guide will customize the tour to the interests and desired activity level of the entire group.

Anchorage: Glacier and Wildlife Explorer Cruise

Anchorage: Glacier and Wildlife Explorer Cruise

Unforgettable Glacier Cruise! Take an unforgettable glacier cruise right up to the face of a glacier, just 50 miles south of Anchorage. Motor to within 300 feet of the mammoth wall of ice called Portage Glacier. Listen for the unmistakable rumbling of a calving glacier, waiting for the movement when a huge block of ice crashes into the lake. You will enjoy a one-hour stroll on your own at the 140-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Jaws drop in awe-even while viewing Alaska’s wildlife up close and personal. AWCC’s mission is to provide refuge for orphaned, injured and ill animals-those that can’t survive in the wild. We make every effort to time this tour so that all customers will enjoy the bear feeding! Turnagain Arm is a “Must See destination” via The Turnagain Arm Shuttle.

From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Walk with Naturalist

From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Walk with Naturalist

Take off from Anchorage on a guided walk through nature. Enjoy an easy hike, learn about Alaska’s vegetation and animal populations, and see one of the Chugach State Park’s most photogenic alpine valleys. You’ll start by meandering through hemlock forests scarred by thrashing leeward winds from the Turnagain Arm. Snowshoe hares make their homes here, attracting the rare lynx living in the area. In June, wild geraniums, bluebells, and forget-me-nots pop up. Spot blissful blueberries, funky fungi, and changing colors that tell us when summer is coming to a close. Every season is a wealth of surprising encounters. No matter when you take your hike, you’ll get to see something memorable. The flora and fauna of the Glen Alps will tell you the story of an ecosystem living in harmony just outside of Anchorage. Moose and bear birth their young in spring and mate during the fall months. Many animals travel through the mountains and valley in search of their favorite feed, providing ample opportunity for wildlife viewing and photography.

From Anchorage: 4-Day Seward and Kenai Camping & Hiking Tour

From Anchorage: 4-Day Seward and Kenai Camping & Hiking Tour

Day 1: Meet with your group at 8am in Anchorage for a welcome meeting and to meet your guide. Your guide will go over the tour and what to expect. Today we leave for Seward on the lush Kenai Peninsula, a beautiful and scenic drive. The drive goes along the Turnagain Arm, an arm of the inlet known as an excellent place to see Beluga whales or spot Dall sheep on the cliffs. The road leads us South where we come close to Exit Glacier and Kenai Fjords National Park. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to Kenai Fjords National Park and hike the famous Exit Glacier trail with your expert guide. Moderate or easy options to choose from. After the hike - we make our way to camp, where we set up for the evening and cookout in a stunning location at the water’s edge. Camp in Seward for three nights. Meal(s) included this day: ● Breakfast - light snack at the welcome meeting ● Lunch - picnic ● Dinner - camp cookout Day 2: Seward is known for its world-class fishing and boat excursions on the Kenai Peninsula. From Seward, enjoy an included full-day boat trip to experience the wildlife and glaciers by sea. This park is one of the most stunning places that Alaska has to offer. During the boat trip you have a good chance of seeing bird colonies, sea lions, otters and who knows, even a salmon hunting troop of orcas. You also sail past gigantic glaciers where you might get lucky and view giant ice chunks falling into the sea, very impressive! If you choose not to do any optional activities, your guide will help plan a day hike and some free time to explore Seward. Tonight we all reconnect again for another camp cookout! Meal(s) included this day: ● Breakfast ● Lunch - picnic or on your excursion ● Dinner - camp cookout Day 3: Today you have the opportunity to do an included Kayak Excursion on the sea - experiencing Resurrection Bay - known for its dramatic cliff walls and waterfalls feeding into the sea. In the afternoon, we hike to Tonsina Point to see the Bald Eagles feeding on fish and see the tide change. Tonight is a free night in Seward to go out for dinner and out on the town to experience the real Alaskan evening scene! Alaska has an incredible variety of tasty beers, delicious coffee and amazing seafood fare! Meal(s) included this day: ● Breakfast ● Lunch Day 4: This morning we have a relaxed camp breakfast & breakdown camp. We head out for a full day of sites and adventure before returning to Anchorage this evening where this tour ends at approx 6pm. Meals Included: ● Breakfast ● Lunch

Anchorage: Winter Wonderland Photo Tour

Anchorage: Winter Wonderland Photo Tour

This daytime winter photo tour explores the natural beauty of the Anchorage area, providing access to stunning landscapes and wildlife opportunities. Transported in a small passenger van from your hotel, this tour takes you to approximately four locations where you can explore the beauty of winter, from frosty woods to ice falls, snow-covered mountains to coastal sunsets. Destinations can include Chugach State Park, Turnagain Arm, and the coast of Cook Inlet. This winter photo tour is fun for everyone, from casual picture-takers using cell phone cameras to avid photographers with high-end gear. Departure times will vary according to the timing of sunset. Throughout the tour, you’ll be offered creative and technical support by your Alaska Photo Treks guide. It’s a great way to see the beauty of winter while gaining some photo tips. Book it at the start of your Alaska trip so you can learn tools to help you enjoy the rest of your Alaska vacation!

Anchorage: Kenai Fjords & Denali National Park 5 Day Tour

Anchorage: Kenai Fjords & Denali National Park 5 Day Tour

Day 1 Relax with pickup from your guide at your hotel before you begin your adventure. Depart Anchorage and head south to the Crow Creek Gold Mine to experience Alaska’s rich pioneer mining history. Pan for gold and walk the historic mining area before heading to the Alyeska Resort. Go up the tram and take in 360-degree views of snowcapped peaks and the scenic Turnagain Arm waterway awaits. Take a chance to shop in downtown Girdwood after lunch in the quaint town, then depart for Seward where you'll stay for the night. Your guide will interpret the history and landscape while stopping along the way at scenic turnouts. Day 2 After breakfast, enjoy your day in Seward, Alaska, and choose from the following activities (to be paid out-of-pocket): – Glacier helicopter tours to see sled dogs – Kenai Fjords ocean tour (guide-suggested, with Fox Island Dinner) – Sea kayaking – Glacier hiking – Ocean fishing day trip – River fishing – Guided day hikes – Ice climbing Day 3 Travel from Seward to Denali Eat a full breakfast, pack up, and say goodbye to the ocean and hello to the Alaska interior. Depart for the moderate hike to the Exit Glacier, just minutes from Seward. Then, head to the Bear Creek Weir (seasonally dependent) to see salmon running in the creek up close. Stop with your guide at scenic overlooks for pictures. See the Hurricane Gulch Bridge overlook and the Denali Viewpoint South. Take bathroom breaks and pictures before arriving in the small town of Healy to settle in for tomorrow's activities. Day 4 After breakfast, enjoy a day of activities in the Denali National Park area. Take the opportunity to spend the day on one of the many activities listed below before tucking in at the Denali Totem Inn (or similar). The activities below are to be paid out-of-pocket: – Denali National Park bus tour – Glacier flights into Denali – ATV adventures – Horseback rides – Jeep excursions – Nenana river rafting – Fly-fishing day trips – Wilderness sightseeing safari – River jet boat tour – Guided hiking Day 5 Leave Denali National Park en route for Anchorage after breakfast and one last experience: Visit the historical dog mushing team of Denali National Park. These dogs are still used for supplying the backcountry of the park in the winter. Depart for Anchorage to complete your 5-day tour after the sled dog presentation. Guests who would like to ride the train to Anchorage may do so from Denali or Talkeetna.

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(25 reviews)

This was SO AMAZING! Sights were unbelievable and wildlife center was great! Matthew went above and beyond to explain every glacier, mountain, activity and historical fact. Bears, coyotes, eagles, moose, muskox, we saw them all! Beluga point, Portage lake/mountain were the kind of sights you only see in magazines, spectacular. Highly recommendable tour!!!

Matt was an excellent guide. He knew his facts and relayed them in an enjoyable manner. It was nice to have someone local driving us so we could safely view the beautiful scenery and learn quite a bit about the area.

This was a great tour! Beautiful scenery and very informative! Chris and Kel really take great care to make this tour one to remember. They are great tour guides!

A great attraction. I recommend. The guide was very nice. I don't speak English, but we communicated via instant messenger. Thank you very much.

Matt, our tour guide, was absolutely amazing! He made the tour so personal and exciting. Will definitely do this tour again when I go back!