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The Great Alaska Adventure 2019

August 15-23, 2019

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Discover Alaska when fall colors are turning and wildlife are preparing for the long winter ahead. We will start our travels aboard the world-famous Alaska Railroad from Anchorage, along the stunning Turnagin Arm, up close and personal with the Kenai Mountains to the seaport town of Seward. The ecosystem of the Kenai Peninsula is lush and vibrant. Our two days here will be highlighted with a cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park, a walk to Exit Glacier and seeing the evening catch as the 64th Annual Silver Salmon Derby will be taking place.

Boarding a motorcoach to Denali National Park we will drive through the spine of the Alaska Range arriving at our home for five nights, the Denali Education Center. Staying on their riverside campus we will be treated to spectacular vistas, unparalleled wilderness and the chance to see northern lights. We will search for grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou and Dall Sheep while traveling through the heart of Denali National Park on one of the Park’s shuttle buses. Each day will have opportunities to have a guided walk in the Park’s front country and to learn from the locals about the subarctic ecosystem.

 

Travel with guide Willie Karidis who has 27 years of experience in the Greatland. Willie served as the Executive Director of the Denali Education Center and was the Chief Operations Officer for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. He is formerly the Branch Manager for the Washington Park Urban Ecology Center and is currently the Project Director of the Route of the Badger for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.

Price is $3798, per person based on double occupancy. Limited availability single occupancy is an additional $750. Extra night stays available before and after the trip in Anchorage for an additional $240 per room for up to two people. Price includes all lodging, meals (except for 2 dinners and 1 lunch), group transportation and tours. Price does not include airfare, travel insurance and optional activities such as rafting or flightseeing in Denali.

This trip is a fabulous way to experience Alaska in a way that is both unique and from an insider’s perspective. Come join the fun! 

If you are interested in the trip, learn more about it in our upcoming info session on Nov 27th where our Alaska guide, Willie Karidis, will treat you to an evening of stories and photos that will entice you to join him on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Alaska in 2019.

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If you are coming with us, register below by December 1st to pay your $500 deposit fee and secure your spot. 

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