Alaska: Americas Last Frontier

from 

AU$5,399

per person
 
Duration: 8 Nights
Destination: Alaska, USA
Region: North America
Deal Code: PACHAFN

 

 

Description

Journey through America’s last great frontier to discover awe-inspiring beauty, inviting locals, and rich cultural heritage. Learn the art of gold panning from two local sisters in Fairbanks. Tour Fairbanks and see the Trans-Alaskan Pipeline up close. Meet mushers and the dogs of the Trail Breaker Kennel. Travel the scenic Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Denali in a domed railcar. Head deep into Denali National Park on a full-day Tundra Wilderness Tour. Experience small-town Alaskan life in Talkeetna. Meet new furry friends at Musk Ox Farm. Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center to delve into the region’s indigenous culture. Embark on a glacier cruise of Prince William Sound, narrated by an expert guide. This is Alaska – a land without parallel.


Your Guided Holiday Includes:

  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 13 meals – 8 breakfast, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Must-see activities - a wilderness tour in Denali National Park and a scenic glacier cruise of Prince William Sound
  • Cultural experiences - visit a Musk Ox Farm, learn about Alaska’s gold mining past and pan for paydirt
  • Culinary inclusions plus more

Pricing is based on per person twin share for travel 01-09 September 2022

**Other dates available, a surcharge may apply

**Single traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details

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Itinerary:

Day 1 / Fairbanks, Alaska - Tour Begins

Your Alaskan adventure begins with a 3-night stay in Fairbanks – the “golden heart city.” Discover this gold rush boomtown’s unique mix of contemporary culture and rich history.

Accommodation: Pikes Waterfront Lodge

Day 2 / Fairbanks

Tap into Alaska’s “golden heart” with a visit to a locally owned gold panning experience, where you’ll learn about the region’s gold mining past and try your hand at panning for some paydirt yourself. Get to know Fairbanks on a city tour, including a stop at the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, an engineering marvel that delivers oil across the state to the port city of Valdez. After some free time this afternoon, you’ll visit legendary Trail Breaker Kennel where you’ll meet mushers and their happy pups. Witness the dogs in their element on a training run before enjoying dinner on the kennel’s scenic property.

Accommodation: Pikes Waterfront Lodge Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 / Fairbanks

Enjoy a full day at leisure in the city of Fairbanks. Take this opportunity to relax and explore the diverse options the city has to offer. Look into the past at the Antique Auto Museum, where vintage cars sit between timely artifacts and fashionable designer dresses from times gone by, or take a ride on the Riverboat Discovery to get a glimpse into everyday life along Alaska’s rivers.

Accommodation: Pikes Waterfront Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 / Fairbanks - Denali

Behold beautiful scenery as you relax and have breakfast in a deluxe domed railcar on your way to Denali National Park. Upon arrival in Denali, enjoy some free time to explore the Visitors Center. After it’s your choice! Join your Tour Manager on an easy hike and discover wildflowers and gorgeous views in every direction -OR- take a bus into the park where a ranger will introduce you to the park's sled dogs dogs – the traditional mode of Alaskan wilderness transportation. The evening is yours to discover Denali as you please.

Accommodation: Grande Denali Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 / Denali National Park

Bring your binoculars and camera as you head deep into Denali National Park on a full-day Tundra Wilderness Tour.* Travel over 50 miles into the heart of the park and enjoy a wide range of incredible scenery, narrated history, and some of the best opportunities to view the park’s abundant wildlife.

Accommodation: Grande Denali Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 / Denali - Talkeetna

Leave Denali National Park behind and step into small-town life in Talkeetna. Check into the iconic Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge, perched on a ridge offering unforgettable views of Denali. Perhaps you will take an optional flightseeing tour and witness the park’s breathtaking beauty from the air before landing on a glacier for incomparable views of the Alaskan Range. Later, meet up with a local for a discussion on the down-to-earth Alaskan lifestyle before dinner and beer at one of Alaska’s most popular micro-brewers.

Accommodation: Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 7 / Talkeetna - Anchorage

On your way to Anchorage, discover the pastoral charm of Matanuska Valley. Enjoy free time in Palmer for lunch before you take a step into the past with a visit to a Musk Ox Farm. Learn about the Musk Ox project – a sustainable domestication effort that has worked to preserve, protect, and increase awareness for these wooly creatures since 1954. Get acquainted with Anchorage on a panoramic city tour before enjoying an evening at leisure to discover what Alaska’s largest city has to offer.

Accommodation: Hilton Anchorage
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 / Anchorage

Delve into the area’s indigenous culture this morning at the Alaska Native Heritage Center where you’ll learn about Alaska Native customs, dances, songs local crafts. Head to Whittier and embrace the sheer magnitude of Alaska’s natural beauty on a glacier cruise* through Prince William Sound. Listen to an expert narrate your journey through a geological wonderland as blue skies collide with stark white glaciers and playful otters dip in and out of the calm waters. Tonight, gather at a local restaurant to toast to your journey through America’s last great frontier.

Accommodation: Hilton Anchorage
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 / Anchorage - Tour Ends

Your Alaskan adventure comes to a close today.

Meals: Breakfast


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* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 12 October 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. An ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) visa is required for all Australian passport holders travelling to or via the USA, at your own expense.