Alaska Land 2018
August 15-24, 2018
$3,599 from Baton Rouge
Escorted by Wayne Barnes
$100 Deposit Required
Final payment due July 1
Itinerary & Registration
Enjoy all the scenery and majesty that a vacation to Alaska can offer...
Travel to Denali National Park, Alaska’s most popular destination; journey aboard the Alaska Railroad; blazing fall colors; pan for gold; Alaska salmon bake; Riverboat Discovery; guided wilderness tour; Iditarod kennel visit of four-time champion Martin Buser. “A tour that will leave you breathless and inspired.”
Day 1, Wed. Aug. 15 – Fairbanks, AK – Morning departure from Baton rouge (or other departures) for Fairbanks, Alaska.
Day 2, Thurs., Aug. 16 – Fairbanks – Fairbanks is the 2nd largest city in Alaska, about 32,000 population, and located in the heart of
Alaska’s interior. Today we enjoy a fully narrated cruise on the authentic sternwheeler, Discovery III, along the Chena and Tanana rivers.
See a bush pilot’s demonstration, watch a fish wheel in operation. Visit a replica of an Athabascan Indian Village and meet Susan Butcher’s famous Iditarod sled dog team. Visit Gold Dredge #8 and try our luck panning for gold. See the trans-Alaskan pipeline. Tonight enjoy included Alaskan Salmon Bake and Show.
Day 3, Fri., Aug. 17 – Fairbanks – Today we go to the town of North Pole and visit Santa Claus’ house. We tour historic downtown
Fairbanks, the Visitor’s Center Museum and the University of Alaska Museum. Time for pictures and shopping.
Day 4, Sat., Aug. 18 - Denali – Board the world famous Alaska Railroad and journey through untamed wilderness to Denali National
Park, location of North America’s highest peak, 20,320 foot Mount McKinley. This afternoon is available for shopping or optional tours
such as river rafting and flightseeing, or simply enjoy the beauty. (Optional dinner and show, approximately $80)
Day 5, Sun., Aug. 19 - Denali – Morning at leisure. This afternoon take a fully narrated Natural History Tour, led by a naturalist driver
guide. Be on the lookout for grizzly, caribou, moose, wolves, Dall sheep and other wildlife.
Day 6, Mon., Aug. 20 - Anchorage – This morning we continue our exploration of Alaska as we motor coach for Anchorage. Our first 150 miles provides us with the best opportunity to view Mt. McKinley. We stop along the way at Talkeetna, setting for Northern Exposure. Journey south and stop at Wasilla for a visit to Happy Trails Kennels , home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser. See mushing demonstration.
Day 7, Tues., Aug. 21 – Anchorage - Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and began in 1915 along Ship Creek as a tent city. Today we enjoy one of the world’s most scenic drives, the south shore of lovely Turnagain Arm. Then, a spectacular mid-day and afternoon cruise aboard the Klondike Express, a luxury catamaran, visiting the largest concentration of glaciers in Alaska – calm waters, wild sights, Prince William Sound and College Fjord. See towering glaciers in Harriman Fjord and watch for curious otters, whales and sea lions.
Day 8, Wed., Aug. 22 – Anchorage – If you desire a day for independent activities, this would be the best day. For those who prefer to stay with the group, we will return to Turnagain Arm to view scenic areas and visit a wildlife rehabilitation center. We will visit Girdwood and then back to Anchorage, with time for downtown shopping.
Day 9, Thurs., Aug. 23 - Anchorage – Morning visit to the Native Cultural Center. Afternoon visit to the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. More time for downtown shopping. Arrive at the airport by early evening for flight to Louisiana (or other home airports.)
Day 10, Fri., Aug. 24 – Arrive home by mid-day.
SUPPLEMENTS & REDUCTIONS
Single Supplement: $799
Triple Reduction: $150/person
- Price is per person, double occupancy and includes all transportation from Baton Rouge
- First class hotels and all entrance fees
- Breakfast daily
- One lunch and one dinner
- Full sightseeing
- Baggage handling
- Taxes and tips including tips for guides, escort and driver