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Talkeetna: Mountain Voyager with Optional Glacier Landing

1. Talkeetna: Mountain Voyager with Optional Glacier Landing

Check-in at a unique Alaskan log office before hopping on a single-engine, high-wing aircraft to begin your fantastic scenic flight. Enjoy a 1 hour and 15-minute flight winding in and around the Alaska Range's major peaks—Hunter, Foraker and Denali. Follow the massive glacier highways from above while listening to fascinating expert narration from your pilot. Witness Kahiltna Glacier, the longest in Denali National Park, stretching 45 miles with stunning ridges of earth and ice. This tour is perfect for those who want to soak in traditional Denali views while adding additional views from the south and west. The extra time in the air also allows for greater flexibility in finding the best views of the day. Upgrade your tour to include a glacier landing during your flight. Experience the exhilaration of standing among the majestic peaks of the Alaska Range. Play in the snow, take photos or just take it all in. Glacier landings add 30 minutes to the total tour duration.

Anchorage Food Tour: Featuring Sourdough Dan & tastes of AK!

2. Anchorage Food Tour: Featuring Sourdough Dan & tastes of AK!

Take a guided downtown Anchorage walking food tour through the heart of the city. By visiting locally owned and operated small businesses and being guided by a real local, you'll get a taste of the foods that influenced Alaska throughout its history and a real feel for the city. The tour starts at the downtown Anchorage Visitor Center. Meet up with your born and raised Alaskan guide who will regale you with information about the businesses you visit, share untold Alaskan history, and tell stories about unique Alaskan characters you won't get on other tours. Walk a bit between the stops and get a feel for the city. Rest assured knowing they'll be plenty of chances to sit and relax as well. Visits to the restaurants and shops will last about 15 to 20 minutes each. Sample a wide range of food and drinks significant to Anchorage's past and present, from fish to ice cream to dumplings to beer. Relax, soak up the atmosphere, and pick up local insights from your guide. The tour ends a few blocks away from the meeting point at a local eatery.

Anchorage: Knik Glacier Helicopter and Paddleboarding Tour

3. Anchorage: Knik Glacier Helicopter and Paddleboarding Tour

Venture to Alaska’s frozen desert with a tour of the Knik Glacier Pools. Ride in a helicopter from Knik River Lodge and land on a glacier, before exploring the vast ice fields and going for a refreshing dip. Feel safe in the hands of your knowledgeable guide whether you’re new to paddling or a pro. Fly over Knik Glacier in a helicopter to admire the wintry landscape below. Gear up with a dry suit and safety equipment and jump into the freezing cold glacier water. Your guide will join you on a few jumps into the glacial lake until you’re comfortable safely getting in and out of the water. Next up is a paddling lesson and safety demonstration, so you know what to do if you lose your balance. Paddle solo into the lake for a serene trip through the frozen wonderland, and explore one of the biggest glaciers in south Alaska.

Juneau: Alpine Wilderness Trail Ride

4. Juneau: Alpine Wilderness Trail Ride

Follow a cross-country Nordic ski trail in the picturesque Fish Creek Valley at Eaglecrest. Get up cloae with nature on a Segway. Listen for eagle calls in flight and smell the fresh air of Alpine meadows studded with ponds of lilies. Get acquainted with your Segway and how it responds to your body language with a short training session. After training, receive your safety equipment and your own Segway. Be blown away by how quickly you get the hang of riding it. The balloon tires of the X2 are perfectly suited for the groomed gravel trail and provide a cushioned ride. Enjoy cruising along through tall stands of Sitka Spruce and Hemlock. Glide through serene alpine meadows studded with ponds of lilies all in the shadow of snow-capped peaks. Learn interesting facts and details about the flora and fauna that are unique to Alaska from your guide. Take several short stops for photos and walks. At the halfway point of the tour, reach the breathtaking Fish Creek and its crystal-clear snow-melt waters. Next, take a 10-minute walk along the Historic Treadwell Ditch for a chance to see the old-growth Tongass Rainforest in all of its pristine beauty. Find out historic facts about Juneau and the gold rush. Share a locally sourced snack with your group and guide.

From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Guided Alpine Trek

5. From Anchorage: Chugach State Park Guided Alpine Trek

Enjoy a classic Alpine hike in Chugach State Park as you admire the scenic views around Anchorage and Cook Inlet. Gaze at deep, glaciated, u-shaped valleys, and giant ridgelines defining the landscape. Start the day by meeting your expert guide at the meeting point in Anchorage. Travel by minivan to the trailhead, before setting off on your hiking adventure. Trek through pristine, treeless, tundra loaded with vegetation that you can touch, taste, and feel. On the way, keep a look out for native animal species including moose, Dall sheep, mountain goats, or maybe even a bear. Try to spot reclusive small mammals like arctic squirrels and marmots. You may also see birds soaring overhead, such as bald eagles, thrushes, chickadees, and jays. Learn about the native flora and fauna from your expert guide. Enjoy plenty of stops to enjoy the amazing scenery, with panoramic views all around you. On a clear day, you can even see Mt. Denali hundreds of miles away. After a full day of hiking, head back to the bus for a convenient transfer back to central Anchorage.

From Anchorage: Flora and Fauna Nature Walk with Naturalist

6. From Anchorage: Flora and Fauna Nature 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: Valley and Forest Hike with Naturalist Guide

7. From Anchorage: Valley and Forest Hike with Naturalist Guide

Marvel at the wonders found in one of the Chugach State Park's fondest, glaciated valleys. On this guided tour from Anchorage, hike the Eagle River trail system, where boreal forests and salmon spawning streams are found. Enjoy snacks, bottled water, and optional trekking gear. The first portion of the hike takes you to the network of forested trails found at the Eagle River Nature Center, nestled deep along the north fork of the Chugach State Park's massive Eagle River. The hike features a portion of the historic Iditarod dog sledding trail that’s no longer in use. That means there won't be any dogs giving you a ride on this adventure ─ just your two feet. Onward, reach through thick spruces and birches while keeping an eye out for wildlife. You may see the American dipper swimming in a tributary warmed by geothermal heat or a moose and small mammals like the snowshoe hare or red fox. For the second portion, take a short ride to the Chugach State Park's waterfall, Barbara Falls. This section is a short half-mile walk that features local plants, fungus, and point-and-shoot photo opportunities around every corner. It's super rewarding and a great way to conclude the tour.

Seward: Self-Guided Audio Tour

8. Seward: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Discover the beautiful and scenic city of Seward. Surrounded by mountains and the Resurrection Bay, this picturesque location was once devastated by an earthquake, tidal waves, and fire in 1964. Since then, it has evolved into a thriving community that now boasts the iconic Iditarod National Historic Trail and an amazing Alaska Sea Life Center. On this audio tour, see the Old Alaska Railroad Depot, the Founder's Monument, the Seward Community Library, the William H Seward Bust, the Resurrection Bay Historical Society Seward Museum, the Memorial United Methodist Church and the Chugach Museum with the Institute of History and Art. Quaint, quirky and full of interesting tales and historical facts, this tour takes you on a journey of years gone by. Benefit from an entirely self-paced tour. Simply download your audio files and use them at your own leisure.

Anchorage: Botanical Garden Walking Tour

9. Anchorage: Botanical Garden Walking Tour

Learn all about the local wildlife and nature of Alaska with a guided walk through Anchorage's Botanical Garden. Stroll along the paved path and admire the many beds, flowers in bloom, and try to spot some local animals around. Explore a hidden spot in Anchorage and meet your guide at the mailbox for a brief wildlife safety talk as bears and moose are known to wander around the area. Walk with your guide and take note of the entry beds, which host a mix of ornamentals and edibles. Make your way to the gate and enter the plaza area where you can admire one of the first flowers in bloom. As you embark on the trail, talk about the history of the Alaska Botanical Garden, including the dedicated volunteers and staff that helped establish it over 34 years ago. Visit several perennial gardens, view research plots, and marvel at the outdoor classroom. Finish the tour in the greenhouse, before exiting through the nursery and gift shop. Choose your timing wisely, as different plants will be visible depending on the season. Leave the tour with newfound knowledge about the hardy plants of Alaska, its fierce wildlife, and the many stunning flowers that call this place home.

Anchorage: Scenic Drive and Nature Walk

10. Anchorage: Scenic Drive and Nature Walk

Head off on a sightseeing drive from Anchorage. Hear about the local area as you cruise in comfort to Chugach State Park and/or the Palmer Hayflats Wildlife Refuge Area. Hop out of the car for a sight- and fun-filled nature walk. Start your tour with pickup in downtown Anchorage. Enjoy a comfortable ride while your knowledgeable tour guide brings to life the history, flora and fauna, and famous local legends of the area. Let your guide show you hidden gems off the beaten path and lead you to places unlike any you've ever seen. Discover incredible locations within Chugach State Park and the Palmer Hayflats Wildlife Refuge Area such as Glen Alps Overlook, Eagle River Nature Center, and Eklutna Lake. Head south down the Turnagain Arm and 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. Your guide will customize the tour to the interests and desired activity level of the entire group. Top it all off with an adventure to secret glacier views or unexpected trails to cascading waterfalls. Whatever the location or activity, Alaska will not disappoint.

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What people are saying about Anchorage

Such a cool experience, definitely worth the money! Flying through the mountains and landing on a glacier was even more amazing than I thought it would be! Our pilot was very friendly and knowledgeable. Great experience, would definitely recommend. They are still requiring masks though, which seemed kind of strange.

Rebecca was a great guide, really friendly, knowledgable about the great nature we were walking in. We were only 3 people, left early, had nice weather. Great start to our Alska trip! Thanks Rebecca

The guide Rebecca slowed the pace down for me and taught me about the vegetation and was friendly and personable. She didn’t make the activity a race but an experience. Thank you.

Fabulous! Pilot Tim was great - very experienced and friendly, smooth flight with great commentary. Definitely worth paying extra to land on the Glacier - magical experience

I learned a ton, had a great time, felt safe, and was very well taken care of. I’d do it again!