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Visit Alaska for Magnificent Scenery and Adventure

January 23, 2013 by

Alaska Hiker

Hiker on the Crow Peak summit. Chugach Mountains, Alaska

People plan to visit Alaska for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s backcountry adventure, hiking, winter activities, sightseeing, fishing, or a combination of things to do, Alaska vacations make for an exciting destination with plenty of options.

Whale watching

Whale watching

To Cruise or Not to Cruise

Thousands of people visit Alaska each year by taking an Alaskan cruise. Cruises offer a unique opportunity to explore the coastal harbor vistas and quaint towns of the “last frontier.”

While Alaskan cruises are a popular choice, a cruise is not for everyone. Many people crave a more intimate adventure consisting of hiking, camping, bed and breakfasts, and sightseeing.

The good news is, there are numerous alternatives and packages available for land tours that introduce Alaska to families, couples, and small groups.

Black bear with salmon

Guided Adventures

Alaska Adventure Unlimited offers a smorgasbord of escorted land tours of Alaska. Tours range from 1-14 days and offer the right blend of action/adventure and relaxation.

Here are a few examples: 

  • Discovery of Alaska (10 days): This tour not only lets you sleep in Denali National Park, and the Kenai Fjords National Park, it is an all-in-one vacation designed with premium deluxe adventure features. Along with scenic touring of glaciers and the wilderness, participants also get to fly over Mt. McKinley, land on a glacier and more. If you’re looking for adventure in a first-hand Alaskan experience, this is it.
  • Alaska Photo Safari (8 day): This adventure is perfect for the shutterbug who loves scenic shots like wildflowers in bloom or a calving glacier. It’s also idea for those who enjoy snapping photos of wildlife in its natural environment. The Alaska Photo Safari positions participants with their camera to capture the splendor of a leaping salmon and the brown bear hoping to eat it, or pictures of soaring eagles, curious sea lions, whales, otters, and more. This is a popular tour with only three departures each season, so if you want to do it, make arrangements sooner rather than later.
  • Pride of Alaska (7 day): This is a tour designed for those on a budget. This tour still delivers up the back road adventure, river boat rides, and whale watching cruises, but is moderately priced. 

For those who have already booked a cruise, Alaska Adventure Unlimited also offers day tours, cruise transfer tours, and shore trips.

For information visit their website, or give them a call at 1-800-580-3994. And this just scratches the surface when it comes to the vast possibilities. 

Photo credits: Paxson Woelber, Marshmallow brewbooks

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