Anchorage Tour Ideas
You will start your day in Anchorage with a fully guided tour during the scenic 2.5-hour drive to Talkeetna, Alaska. Upon arrival you will be treated to a hearty Alaskan meal before you arrive at the Jet Boat. Your 2-hour jet tour will begin aboard an enclosed jet boat, as it whisks you into the heart of the wilderness in comfort. As you travel twenty miles of river wilderness, a Naturalist guide will talk about the rivers in the area, as well as information about Mt Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley.) You will have opportunities to view nesting bald eagles and beavers who seem to work every hour that the long light of summer provides. Upon arriving at our adventure site, we will take a leisurely ¼-mile nature walk to a Dena'ina Indian Encampment. The Dena'ina have lived in these lands since time immemorial. Then it's off to an authentic trapper's cabin with original furnishings. Learn how early trappers in this region lived in 'Bush' Alaska at the turn of the century.
On this tour to Turnagain Arm from Anchorage, you'll travel along the incredibly scenic Seward Highway, a designated National Scenic Byway and one of only 41 All-American Roads in the US. This means you'll be treated to some of the country's most spectacular landscapes as you travel to the Cook Inlet and Turnagain Arm, stopping at Mt Alyeska along the way for lunch and a tram ride up the mountain. You'll also take a guided tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to see bears, moose, elk and more.
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