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Alaska: America's Last Frontier

Summary:

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. Mee...

Duration
9 Days
Cities
5
Next Departure
18-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 5,199.00
Price per day
USD 578.00
Tour Type
Tour Type

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Operator
Collette
Tour
Alaska: America's Last Frontier
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Summary

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 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.

Map: Alaska: America's Last Frontier (Collette)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Fairbanks, Alaska - Tour Begins
Day 2
Fairbanks
Day 3
Fairbanks
Day 4
Fairbanks - Denali
Day 5
Denali National Park
Day 6
Denali - Talkeetna
Day 7
Talkeetna - Anchorage
Day 8
Anchorage
Day 9
Anchorage - Tour Ends

Travel Cities (5): Anchorage, Denali National Park, Fairbanks, Prince William Sound, Talkeetna

Highlights

City

  • Fairbanks

Attraction

  • Gold Mining
  • Museum of the North
  • Trans-Alaska Pipeline
  • Dog Mushing
  • Denali National Park
  • Choice on Tour: Denali Nature Walk or Denali Sled Dog Demo with Ranger

City

  • Tundra Wilderness Tour

Attraction

  • Talkeetna
  • Musk Ox Farm

City

  • Anchorage

Attraction

  • Prince William Sound Glacier Cruise

Included in Price

Culinary

  • Dine on the grounds of the champion owned Trail Breaker Kennel.

Experience

  • Visit a Musk Ox Farm and learn about the sustainable domestication project.
  • Get a local’s perspective on the Alaskan way of life during an interactive discussion.
  • Learn about Alaska’s gold mining past through the voices of two local sisters and try your hand at panning for pay dirt.

Optional, not included

Fairbanks, AK: River Boat Discovery with lunch

  • Enjoy an included lunch and then step aboard the Sternwheeler Discovery, and explore the “last frontier” by river to uncover Alaska’s rich culture and history. You’ll disembark the boat and take a tour of the Chena Indian Village Living Museum to learn about the Athabascan tribe’s way of life and how they thrived in the harsh Arctic. Then, you’ll see a bush pilot demonstration as a plane takes off and lands right on the water next to the boat, and hear how these pilots connect the remote destinations in Alaska to civilization. Afterward, meet the dogs and drivers at Trail Breaker Kennel, home of the late four-time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher. You’ll also dock at Steamboat Landing, a throwback to trading posts where you can shop for unique souvenirs. This is a 3-hour river journey you won’t want to miss. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 5 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    Final counts are required 24 hours prior.
    Please note, a visit to Trail Breaker Kennel is already included in your tour. This River Boat option also includes it as you will watch a demo from the ship as one of the many featured Alaskan experiences. When you visit the kennel as part of the main tour program, it will be in our Collette group only for a private, more in-depth experience.
  • Enjoy an included lunch and then step aboard the Sternwheeler Discovery, and explore the “last frontier” by river to uncover Alaska’s rich culture and history. You’ll disembark the boat and take a tour of the Chena Indian Village Living Museum to learn about the Athabascan tribe’s way of life and how they thrived in the harsh Arctic. Then, you’ll see a bush pilot demonstration as a plane takes off and lands right on the water next to the boat, and hear how these pilots connect the remote destinations in Alaska to civilization. Afterward, meet the dogs and drivers at Trail Breaker Kennel, home of the late four-time Iditarod champion Susan Butcher. You’ll also dock at Steamboat Landing, a throwback to trading posts where you can shop for unique souvenirs. This is a 3-hour river journey you won’t want to miss. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 5 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.

    Final counts are required 24 hours prior.
    Please note, a visit to Trail Breaker Kennel is already included in your tour. This River Boat option also includes it as you will watch a demo from the ship as one of the many featured Alaskan experiences. When you visit the kennel as part of the main tour program, it will be in our Collette group only for a private, more in-depth experience.

Talkeetna, AK: Bird's Eye View of Denali with Glac

  • Soar among the peaks of Denali National Park during this incredible flightseeing experience. Behold the South Face of Denali and the jagged peaks of Mount Huntington and Moose’s Tooth. Take in the vast expanse of the Great Gorge and make a mid-flight stop for a walk on a glacier. As you step off the plane and out into the quiet stillness, you’ll get a sense of the scale of the Alaskan Range paired with incomparable views. Duration approximately 2.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 1 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


Travel Package

 

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Going to

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Fairbanks

Arrow Going To

Anchorage

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