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Full-day Tours

Glaciers and Wildlife: Super Scenic Day Tour from Anchorage

Be awed by supersized glaciers and the hardy wildlife of the tundra on this full-day tour through the rugged Alaskan wilderness. Departing from Anchorage, drive along a scenic byway to the Turnagain Arm of the Cook Inlet, framed by the dramatic Chugach and Kenai mountain ranges. Cruise on the lake that laps against the ancient blue ice of Portage Glacier, stop for lunch at a cozy lodge, and get an up-close look at Alaskan wildlife such as caribou, musk ox, and lynk at a conservation center.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Anchorage Northern Lights Tour

Don't miss the chance to see the aurora borealis, aka Northern Lights, on this nighttime tour from Anchorage. You'll be taken to a prime location, with a warm shelter, for viewing and taking pictures of the natural phenomenon as it appears in the Alaska sky.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Day Trips

Wilderness, Wildlife & Glaciers - Sept 2019

Get out of the city and deeper into the Alaskan wilderness than is typical on a sightseeing tour. This small-group tour takes you to Chugach National Forest, Beluga Point, Portage Glacier, and more to spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$145.00
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center & Turnagain Tour with Walk in The Rainforest

The Turnagain Arm boasts abundant Alaskan wildlife within easy access of the city of Anchorage. Learn about the local ecosystem from a guide with extensive knowledge about the area as you drive down the peninsula, with opportunities to spot wild animals in their natural environment as you go. A visit to the animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a drive past the glaciers on Portage Glacier Road are also included in this 4.5-hour tour.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$75.00
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Ski & Snow

Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage

Embark on a moderate hike in Matanuska-Susitna Valley on this full-day tour from Anchorage. During your trek along Matanuska Glacier, pass dramatic blue meltwater pools and ice formations. Capture incredible views of the Alaska Range, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Chugach Mountains, and gain insight into the local geology from a seasoned guide. Finish the hike with a relaxing Alaskan lunch overlooking the glacier. This Matanuska glacier hike comes with gear, safety equipment and hotel transport.
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  • 8 hours
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US$299.00
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  • 8 hours

Ski & Snow

Matanuska Glacier Hike Day Tour

Nature lovers can spend the day exploring the Matanuska Glacier on a hiking tour that traverses the glacier’s picturesque terrain. Along the way, your guide teaches you about the dynamic glacial features. While it is easy to get views of the glacier on your own, a guided hike on the glacier itself provides a completely different perspective of the otherworldly landscape.
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  • 8 hours
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US$249.00
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  • 8 hours

Half-day Tours

Turnagain Arm and Alaska Wildlife Tour from Anchorage

Catch sight of moose, sheep and maybe even wolves on this road trip along the Seward Highway to the Turnagain Arm. On this 3.5-hour guided tour from Anchorage, you’ll travel along a National Scenic Byway and soak up breathtaking Alaskan landscapes, and then visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Among the rescued bears, elk and caribou you see, you might just meet one you want to adopt!
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Portage Glacier Cruise a Self-Guided Tour

Portage Glacier is one of Alaska’s most accessible glaciers and is easily visited on a day trip from Anchorage. With this tour, you’ll enjoy the freedom to explore Portage Glacier at your own pace while also enjoying convenient round-trip transportation from Anchorage and a boat cruise to the face of the glacier. Hike the Trail of Blue Ice, explore the valley by bicycle, or relax at the lodge before hopping back on the shuttle to return to Anchorage at a time of your choosing.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$89.00
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Bear Feeding at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center

Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center on a self-guided tour from Anchorage via the Turnagain Arm shuttle. This tour is designed for the independent traveler, as there is no guide or tour group; you'll hop on the shuttle in Anchorage and enjoy the drive along one of Alaska's most scenic highways, making stops at Beluga Point, Turnagain Art Gallery, and Portage Glacier Lodge, where you can hop off, if you wish. When you're ready to go back to Anchorage, hop on any return shuttle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$71.25
US$75.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

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Helicopter Tour with Glacier Landing - 60 mins

The 60 minute Tour departs from our Chugach Adventure Base and takes you over the Knik River & Glacier through the Great Gorge towards Whiteout Glacier, Colony Glacier and Lake George. We almost always see moose, mountain goats, bands of Dall sheep and often times bears.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Turnagain Arm Tour "A Must See Destination"

Travel the Seward Highway without the hassle of renting a car and driving. This small-group tour takes you to most scenic spots along Turnagain Arm, over mountain passes, and past jagged peaks, forests, crystal-clear lakes, and the Pacific Ocean.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$49.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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Matanuska Glacier Wildlife & Wilderness Photo Tour from Anchorage

This trip will be focused on wildlife and landscape. It offers some of the most amazing views of Alaska. There is no disappointments on this trip as you will return home with those ultimate photographs of a lifetime!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$250.00
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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Hatcher Pass Wildlife & Wilderness Photo Tour from Anchorage

This trip will be focused on wildlife and landscape. It offers some of the most amazing views of Alaska. There is no disappointments on this trip as you will return home with those ultimate photographs of a lifetime!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$175.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Helicopter Tours

Helicopter and Glacier Dogsled Tour

Discover the beautiful scenery of North Anchorage during this 90-minute helicopter and dogsled tour. Soar over the Church Range and Knik Glacier in a helicopter as you make your way to the Troublesome Glacier. Here, a team of 40 sled dogs is waiting to transport you across the glacier for a true Alaskan experience. Keep an eye out for native animals such as moose and mountain goats throughout your tour.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Hiking & Camping

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Full-Day Hike (8 hours)

Our knowledgeable guides will gauge your interests before starting this 8 hour hike. The all-day hikes take you further and higher into the Chugach State Park. From pristine views atop Bird Ridge and Falls Creek, traveling to a lake hidden in the mountains, or summiting O’Malley Peak towering over Anchorage, there are plenty of options for the traveler looking to conquer the wilderness. Our guides are Wilderness First Response and CPR certified and also trained in how to handle a bear encounter should it happen. We provide all the trekking poles, day packs, snacks, lunch, and water for your adventure. This is an all-day hike for the adventurer at heart. There are no easy all-day hikes, please be aware before booking.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$159.00
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Bear Viewing Excursion and Airplane Adventure Tour

Lake Clark National Park, with its immense rain forest, tundra, and volcanoes, is accessible only by boat or air taxi. With this tour, take a plane ride from Anchorage directly to the park’s best places to see bears. Land near the bears and spend several hours safely observing them. Then, hike through the wilderness for a picnic lunch on a secluded beach.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$780.00
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Private Sightseeing Tours

Matanuska Glacier Private Tour

Embark on an adventure by walking across the ice of Matanuska Glacier, Alaska's largest glacier. This private guided tour, exclusive to your party, offers the flexibility of being able to customize your experience according to your own preferences and avoids the hassle of waiting around for other members of a group.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ski & Snow

Drive Your Own Dog Sled

This full-day tour from Anchorage takes you to Dallas Seavey Racing, winners of four Iditarod championships. Meet the adorable canine athletes, and learn about what it takes to a train a dog-sledding team and compete in the ‘Last Great Race.’ Along the way, stop in Wasilla for lunch and admire views of Mt McKinley. Hotel transport from select locations is included.
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  • 9 hours
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US$399.00
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  • 9 hours

Day Trips

Turnagain Arm Scenic Winter Tour with Aerial Tram Ride

Soak up winter wonderland scenery and wildlife on this 6-hour guided tour from Anchorage. Admire dramatic landscapes along the Seward Highway and down the Turnagain Arm. An aerial tram whisks you up Mt Alyeska, at the top of which you’ll watch skiers conquer North Face, one of the longest double-black diamond runs. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, home to rescued musk ox, wood bison, and bears. Lunch and hotel transport included.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours

Day Cruises

Hiking Tour in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge with Scenic Boat Ride

Go hiking in remote areas of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on a full-day hiking tour that begins with a scenic cruise across a mountain lake. The boat takes you into areas that are not accessible by car, allowing for an immersive wilderness experience in Alaska's stunning Kenai Peninsula. The tour is suitable for active participants who enjoy hiking, with routes that range from easy to challenging depending on the group. Includes expert guide, boat transport, picnic lunch, snacks, water and tea.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Ski & Snow

Dry Land Dog Sledding: Cart Style

Don’t miss out on cart-style dog sledding if you’re visiting Alaska during the fall. Head to Talkeetna from Anchorage and visit the Iditarod Headquarters where you can have a delicious lunch and have a photo opportunity with the husky puppies. Then mush through two miles of Alaskan backcountry for about 30 minutes in a dog-drawn cart and get the feeling for dog sledding.
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  • 10 hours
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  • 10 hours

Nature & Wildlife

Guided Winter Wildlife and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Tour

Experience memorable landscapes on a drive along the Turnagain Arm and up-close views of elk and caribou, musk ox, moose, and more at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. This small-group excursion from Anchorage takes you to a privately owned nonprofit organization that rescues orphaned and injured animals. Learn about the excellent care that the animals receive, and snap a photos with the Chugach Range and Turnagain Arm as your backdrop. Hotel transport from select locations included.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Climbing

Girdwood Canyoneering Adventure

You don’t have to vacay in the lower 48 to find your moxie—this Alaskan rappelling adventure allows you to bring your A game as you explore Girdwood and its woodsy canyon areas. Get geared up, and descend 50 feet (15 meters) into the canyon, and then rappel to a 40-foot (12-meter) waterfall. You can also upgrade to add a gold-panning experience to test your hand at finding gold yourself.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$140.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Nature & Wildlife

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Girdwood Wildlife & Wilderness Photo Tour from Anchorage

This trip will be focused on wildlife and landscape. It offers some of the most amazing views of Alaska. There is no disappointments on this trip as you will return home with those ultimate photographs of a lifetime!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation


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