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Alaska Exit Glacier

Alaska Summer Family Holiday Tour

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On a seven-day family journey departing from Anchorage, experience the best of icy Alaska in the summer seasons. As you travel through the far north of America, take in stunning panoramic views of Flattop Mountain and Cook Inlet, learn about vibrant First Nations traditions, and wander through lifelike settlements. Cruise through the magnificent Kenai Fjords National Park, climb to the foot of Exit Glacier, and step into the snow for a dog sledding experience alongside cute huskies! With an excellent blend of active inclusions and family time, this Alaskan adventure is ideal for families of all types.
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  • Hike up the Flattop Mountain in Chugach National Park.
  • Discover the glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park.
  • Tour the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage.
  • Learn what mushing means, with a visit with Alaskan sled dogs.
Activity Level: Easy Active
Moderately active but not overly strenuous. This level includes activities like casual cycling, yoga, or excursions/activities that typically last 3-5 hours total each day.

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Day 1: Anchorage, Alaska

Welcome to Anchorage – Alaska’s largest center and the main city. Set on Cook Inlet, this acts as the starting point of your summer family adventure. A welcome group meeting at 5 pm, so you are free to arrive at any time today. After this all-important briefing where you’ll meet your group leader and fellow traveling families, keep the introductions going as you head out together for an included dinner!

It's a must to attend the welcome meeting for the collection of insurance and emergency contact details for each member of the family. If you are going to be late, please let your hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take hold.

Day 2: Anchorage, Alaska

After breakfast together, it’s time to learn about all things of Alaska. First off, visit Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof, where you can take in the stunning views of Anchorage’s skyline, the Chugach Mountains, and Cook Inlet. Continue in your private vehicle to historic Ship Creek – an area where Anchorage was the first settlement in 1911 as a tent city. Nearby, find a salmon stream where keen anglers often catch some fish on their lunch breaks. You will also see the Anchorage Rail Terminal, home to the historic Alaska Railroad. 

This afternoon, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center – for an interactive range of exhibitions, educating travelers about the traditional owners and First Nations peoples of this territory and beyond. Walk through six life-sized village sites dotted around the grounds – representing Alaskan territories such as the Athabascan, Inupiaq, and Yup’ik/Cup’ik communities – and perhaps head into the Hall of Cultures, which displays works from Alaska Native artists. 

Join the kids to be entertained with some craft activities on offer! Once you’ve completed your visit, join your leader as they take you back to your accommodation. Tonight is free for your family to explore and eat at your leisure, perhaps taking a stroll downtown.

Included Activities:
  • Anchorage- Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Anchorage - Ship Creek
  • Anchorage - Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof

    Day 3: Seward, Alaska

    Today's destination is the town of Seward – the gateway of the original Iditarod Trail to interior Alaska. Scenic stops along the way for breathtaking and vibrant scenery. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center AWCC, where injured and orphaned animals are year-round, providing spacious enclosures and quality animal care. Here you can view and photograph up close Alaska's iconic animals. On arrival in Seward, check into your hotel and have the afternoon and evening at your leisure. Your leader will be able to provide recommendations on what to do and where you could eat, so be sure to ask them! If you wish for additional excursions during your time in Seward, pick from the following optional activities and contact us for current excursion pricing.

    Included Activities:
      • Turnagain Arm - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
      Optional Activities:
      • Seward - Alaska SeaLife Center
      • Seward - Wildlife marine tour
      • Seward - Kayak rental

        Day 4: Seward, Alaska

        After breakfast, embark on a 6-hour scenic cruise deep from Seward, scaling the edge of the Kenai Fjords National Park. The Kenai Peninsula is perfect to see on the water, and your comfortable catamaran will get you as close as possible to the glaciers and wildlife around. The cruise captain will give a full narration, providing insight into the main sights along the way and the area’s ecology, history, and geology. Highlights of the day are watching the mighty Holgate Glacier, calve as chunks of ice crash into the water, and spotting sea otters, Steller sea lions, puffins, eagles, harbor seals, and seabirds. Fingers crossed, you might even spot a whale or two breaching in the water around you! After disembarking the ship back in Seward, you and the crew are free to relax in and around town tonight.

        Included Activities:
        • Seward - Kenai Fjords Tour

            Day 5: Seward, Alaska

            After stocking up on breakfast, lace up your walking shoes for a leisurely walk like no other. Head with your leader and other adventurers to Exit Glacier, and enjoy an easy 3-kilometer (2-mile) round-trip hike to the glacier lookout. This glacier is spectacular to view, especially in the summer months, and with the sun is glistening on the surface. Dog sledding is possible even in the summer. This activity is a staple in Alaska. You’ll ride – or as the sledders call it, ‘mush’ – through the Alaskan wilderness to the base of Resurrection Mountain and along Box Canyon Creek. Keep an ear out for your local guide explaining how to train and steer the dogs, plus some fun stories along the trail. When you arrive back at the kennel, notice the great facilities provided for your furry friends, and perhaps even meet some adorable husky puppies! Afterward, transfer back to your accommodation for a free evening.

            Included Activities:
            • Seward - Exit Glacier
            • Dog sledding tour

            Day 6: Anchorage, Alaska

            Enjoy a free morning in Seward, perhaps booking in on any optional activities you and your family might have seen. There’s the Alaska SeaLife Center to explore, or for more of an adrenaline rush, how about a spot of zip lining? Otherwise, take a wander down to the foreshore after breakfast to go otter spotting. In the afternoon, head back to Anchorage as a group via Begich Boggs Visitor Center in Girdwood, where there are local hiking trails to stretch those legs. Arriving back in Anchorage, check your hotel, and perhaps gather together with your fellow families for a celebration of your time together in Alaska.

            Included Activities:
              • Girdwood - Begich Boggs Visitor Centre

              Day 7: Anchorage, Alaska | Return Home

              With no activities planned for the family today, say your goodbyes to your group leader and family friends and leave the accommodation, either continuing your Alaskan adventure or beginning your homebound journey. Book for an additional stay if you wish to spend more time for leisure or explore more of Anchorage on your own.


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              A single supplement is available if you prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability.
              • 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
              • 6 Nights Accommodations
              • 5 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
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              • Activities as listed
              • Meals as listed
              • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
              • Gratuities
              • Travel Insurance
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              • Additional excursions during free time
              • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
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              Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.
              Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.


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