When my forever-adventuring mother initially suggested the trip, I thought, “Palm Springs?” It seemed out of left field, as our family trips typically revolve around National and State Parks with lots of hiking. After visiting, I can see why she was so excited to travel to the Coachella Valley. Each day was a special treat […]
Just how big is Alaska? Take your own measure of the Great Land as you travel from the beautiful Chugach Mountains to the forests, fjords, and coastlines of the Kenai Peninsula.
This trip begins in the arrival destination of Anchorage, where your fellow group-mates and guide will meet you for a Welcome Dinner in town. Next, an hour-long ride that has you flanked by Chugach State Park and the dramatic shorelines of Turnagain Arm before arriving at the charming mountain-town of Girdwood. There, you’ll find yourself beneath the magnificent peaks of the Chugach Mountain Range. Find rest, refreshment and great hiking at Alyeska Resort and enjoy a breathtaking and relaxing float down the Portage River with views of hanging glaciers and wildlife.
Next stop, the quaint seaside town of Seward on the Kenai Peninsula. From your riverside lodge base, hike to Exit Glacier, and cruise up close to a tidewater glacier and past the abundant wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park–and it doesn’t stop there! You’ll migrate west to the Homer Spit, and fly out to Natural Habitat Adventures’s Bear Camp for a truly magnificent Alaskan experience: spending time with coastal brown bears on their own turf. Feed your spirit of adventure in Alaska on this epic trip!