Alaska: Call of the Wild

Experience an Alaska family vacation of a lifetime... travel by land, sea and air... explore by jet boat, flightsee over Denali National Park, visit Alaskan Huskies in training and more!



Alaskan family fun sunrise to sunset... meet champion Iditarod sled dogs... take a flightseeing tour over Denali National Park... go jet boating, wilderness hiking, kayaking... take a rail trip... spot Alaska's magnificent wildlife.... learn about native Alaskans and their rich cultural heritage... Your family experiences the natural treasures of America's 49th state in a new way An Alaska family vacation of a lifetime... Travel by land, sea and air on this incredible Alaska family vacation that is designed for every member of your family. Your travels begin with one night in Anchorage, then it's off to the northern interior for a jet boat ride, a wilderness hike, a geocaching treasure hunt and two nights at a wilderness lodge. Meet Alaskan huskies at a dog sled training facility and soar above the foothills of Denali on a flightseeing adventure. Travel to Alaska's alpine playground in Kenai for a choice of activities including kayaking, river rafting and a guided wilderness hike in the Kenai River region. Cruise the Kenai Fjords with a naturalist who points out wildlife along the way. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to meet animals being rehabilitated (from moose to grizzly bears), and pan for gold at the Crow Creek Mine.

Alaskan family fun sunrise to sunset... meet champion Iditarod sled dogs... take a flightseeing tour over Denali National Park... go jet boating, wilderness hiking, kayaking... take a rail trip... spot Alaska's magnificent wildlife.... learn about native Alaskans and their rich cultural heritage... Your family experiences the natural treasures of America's 49th state in a new way An Alaska family vacation of a lifetime... Travel by land, sea and air on this incredible Alaska family vacation that is designed for every member of your family. Your travels begin with one night in Anchorage, then it's off to the northern interior for a jet boat ride, a wilderness hike, a geocaching treasure hunt and two nights at a wilderness lodge. Meet Alaskan huskies at a dog sled training facility and soar above the foothills of Denali on a flightseeing adventure. Travel to Alaska's alpine playground in Kenai for a choice of activities including kayaking, river rafting and a guided wilderness hike in the Kenai River region. Cruise the Kenai Fjords with a naturalist who points out wildlife along the way. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to meet animals being rehabilitated (from moose to grizzly bears), and pan for gold at the Crow Creek Mine.

Traveling Well Includes:
  • Flightsee over the soaring peaks of Denali National Park
  • Gratuities to Tauck Director, drivers, and local guides
  • Go on a geocaching treasure hunt
  • Kayaking, river rafting and hiking on the Kenai Peninsula, known as Alaska's Playground
  • Meet sled dogs in training

  • Call (207) 623-4591 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18577211

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2024
    Duration
    8 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1AnchorageArrive Anchorage, Gateway to Alaska

    Tour begins: 6:00 PM, The Hotel Captain Cook. A transfer is included from Anchorage International Airport to The Hotel Captain Cook. Join us for a welcome dinner tonight.



    Lodging:The Hotel Captain Cook

    Meals: D
    Day 2TalkeetnaJet Boat Adventures & Treasure Hunting

    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 for a visit to a facility where Alaskan huskies train to become sled dogs. 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 a turn-of-the-century trapper's cabin. If the weather is good, you'll have an incredible view of Alaska's famous Denali 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.



    Lodging:Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 3TalkeetnaLake Hike & Family Homestead

    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, 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 Denali 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

    Meals: B, L
    Day 4Cooper LandingFlightseeing Near Denali

    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, the tallest mountain in North America. After your flight, you'll travel to Anchorage for a visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a renowned cultural center and museum where you'll come away with a greater understanding of Alaska's indigenous people. Following a tour and lunch, continue on to the wildlife-rich Kenai Peninsula and a two-night wilderness lodge stay in Cooper Landing, nestled within Chugach National Forest.



    Lodging:Windsong Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5Cooper LandingWilderness Fun on Kenai Peninsula

    Seward and the Kenai Peninsula provide the perfect setting for your choice of outdoor activity. They include a guided hike to Exit Glacier, sea kayaking* in the ocean bay or a float trip in the Kenai River Valley. Horseback riding and fishing on the Kenai River may also be available at an additional cost. This afternoon, visit the Alaska Sealife Center, where marine mammals are rehabilitated, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Seward.



    Lodging:Windsong Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6GirdwoodA full day cruise on Resurrection Bay

    Join our naturalist for full day fjord cruise on Resurrection Bay that sees a tidewater glacier and local wildlife. Look for seabirds taking flight from their cliffside nests. Spy sea lions and harbor seals sunning on rocks, and look down as whales glide gracefully below the water's surface.



    Lodging:The Hotel Captain Cook

    Meals: B, L
    Day 7GirdwoodWonders by Rail & Cruising

    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. Next, 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. Drive to Anchorage this afternoon and join us for a farewell reception and dinner.



    Lodging:The Hotel Captain Cook

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 8AnchorageJourney home

    Tour ends: Girdwood, Alaska. 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.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    07/20/2024$6,790.00* (USD) / LIMITEDQuote
    07/27/2024$6,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    07/31/2024$6,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    08/03/2024$6,790.00* (USD) / LIMITEDQuote
    08/10/2024$6,790.00* (USD) / LIMITEDQuote
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    * All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.

    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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