Alaska Summer Family Holiday

Alaska Summer Family Holiday
Alaska Summer Family Holiday
Alaska Summer Family Holiday
Alaska Summer Family Holiday
Alaska Summer Family Holiday
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  • Intrepid Travel

See the best of icy Alaska in the summer seasons on a seven-day family-focused adventure from Anchorage. As you travel through the America’s northernmost reaches, take in spectacular scenic viewpoints across Flattop Mountain and Cook Inlet, learn of rich First Nations cultures and stroll lifelike villages. Cruise the extraordinary Kenai Fjords National Park, hike to see the toe of Exit Glacier, and take to the snow for a dog sledding experience alongside adorable huskies! With an ideal balance between active inclusions and plenty of family time, this Alaskan exploration is a perfect fit for all types of families.

Highlights
  • Walk through life-sized village displays and learn of the rich First Nations cultures and communities of Alaska with an included visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage.
  • Spend the day cruising past icy calving glaciers, rugged clifftops and an array of wildlife – including sea otters, puffins and maybe even whales – on a catamaran experience in the Kenai Fjords National Park.
  • Learn what mushing means, plus spot adorable baby huskies on an thrill-seeking dog sledding experience deep in the Alaskan Wilderness to the base of Resurrection Mountain.
  • Start the day off right each morning with an included breakfast together, and in both Anchorage and Seward, have the time to explore at your own family’s pace with plenty of built in leisure time.
  • Learn what mushing means, with a visit with the Iditarod Sled Dogs.
  • Travel the countryside in style on with Alaska Railroad Goldstar Service, from Anchorage to Seward. The kids will love the scenic views, glass-domed ceilings and outdoor viewing decks on board, too!
Transport
  • Private Van , boat
Accommodation
  • Hotels (6 nights)
Destinations
  • USA
  • North America
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Cruise
  • Family
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Photography
  • Wildlife

Location: Anchorage

Welcome to Anchorage – Alaska’s largest centre and main city. Set on Cook Inlet, this acts as the starting point of your summer family adventure. There isn’t anything planned today until a group welcome 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 travelling families, keep the introductions going as you head out together for an included dinner!

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Meals: ,Dinner,

Location: Anchorage

After breakfast together, it’s time to go learn about all things Alaska. First off, visit Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof, where you can take in the stunning views of Anchorage’s skyline as well as the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Shameless family selfie time – check! Continue on in your private vehicle to historic Ship Creek – an area of where Anchorage was first settled in 1911 as a tent city. Nearby, find a salmon stream where keen anglers often catch some fish on their lunch breaks. Here, you’ll also see the Anchorage Rail Terminal, home to the historic Alaska Railroad. This afternoon, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center – an interactive range of exhibitions, educating travellers 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. Plus, the kids will 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.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Anchorage- Alaska Native Heritage Center</description><br/>-<description>Anchorage - Ship Creek</description><br/>-<description>Anchorage - Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof</description>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Anchorage, Seward

Today’s destination is the town of Seward – the gateway of the original Iditarod Trail to interior Alaska. Scenic stops along the way will be made. We will visit to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, AWCC takes in injured and orphaned animals 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!<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Turnagain Arm - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center</description><br/><br/>Optional Activities:<br/>-<description>Seward - Alaska SeaLife Center</description><br/>-<description>Seward - Wildlife marine tour</description><br/>-<description>Seward - Kayak rental</description>

Accommodation: ,Harbor 360 Gateway or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Seward

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 today, providing insight into the main sights along the way as well as the area’s ecology, history and geology. Highlights of the day are watching the mighty Holgat Glacier calve as chunks of ice crash into the water, as well as spotting sea otters, Steller sea lions, puffins, eagles, harbour 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.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Seward - Kenai Fjords Tour</description>

Accommodation: ,Harbor 360 Gateway or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,

Location: Seward

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, where you’ll enjoy an easy 3-kilometre (2-mile) round-trip hike to the glacier lookout. It’s a spectacular sight to see, especially in summer months with the sun glistening on the surface. Next up is dog sledding – yes, you heard right! Even in 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, see the great facilities provided for your furry friends, and perhaps even meet some adorable husky puppies! Afterwards, transfer back to your accommodation for a free evening.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Seward - Exit Glacier</description><br/>-<description>Dog sledding tour</description>

Accommodation: ,Harbor 360 Gateway or similar

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Seward, Anchorage

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, we will  check into your hotel, and perhaps gather together with your fellow families for a celebration of your time together in Alaska.<br/><br/>Included Activities:<br/>-<description>Girdwood - Begich Boggs Visitor Centre</description>

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Anchorage

With no activities planned for the family today, you are free to say your goodbyes to your group leader and family friends and leave the accommodation, either continuing your own Alaskan adventure or beginning your homebound journey. If you would like to spend more time in Anchorage, we’ll be happy to organise additional accommodation (subject to availability).

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,No Meals,

Included
  • Accommodation
    -Hotels (6 nights)
  • Meals
    -5 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners
  • Dog sledding tour
  • Chugach State Park - Visit
  • Turnagain Arm - Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  • Seward - Kenai Fjords Tour
  • Girdwood - Begich Boggs Visitor Centre
  • Transport
    -Private Van, Boat
  • Anchorage - Ship Creek
  • Seward - Exit Glacier
  • Anchorage- Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Anchorage - Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof

Not Included
  • Tipping and Gratuities
    -
  • International Travel
    -

Dates Price Single Availability
21-Aug-2021
6 Nights
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Touring with Intrepid Travel

Intrepid was started by two friends from Melbourne, Australia, in 1988 after embarking on a trip through the wilds of Africa in a modified ex-council truck, crammed with friends, supplies, a handful of aviator sunglasses and a case or two of beer. Could this type of travel be something others would be interested in? The answer was a resounding yes and today Intrepid send 100,000 travellers across the globe each year with the help of a staff of 1,000.

After three decades, founders Darrell and Manch, feel they know what travellers want. They get that it’s a big decision to fly across the world to wander the souks of Marrakech or enjoy a dreamy Angkor sunrise. They understand that you’re looking for a balance of inclusions and free time, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets you won’t find on Google. And of course, an authentic real life experience. Their leaders are born and raised in-country and they know their destination better than anyone. So you’ll do more than just see a place, you’ll live it. Small groups, big adventures and responsible travel – that’s Intrepid’s thing. With 1,000 trips in a variety of styles across 100 countries, you’re sure to find something you like.

Intrepid believe the real magic happens well away from the beaten path. It’s the little noodle bars, hidden galleries and backstreet bodegas and real life experiences you won’t find in a search engine. Real life experiences are those moments you know you’re really alive and experiencing something special. While it could be the instant you see one of the world’s great icons for the first time, it is more likely to be the moment you find yourself in the middle of a village square soccer game, being treated to a home-cooked meal by your new local friends or sharing a laugh with your fellow travellers as you try a new mode of transport … camel anyone? These unexpected moments are what travelling with Intrepid is all about, giving you a trip like no other.

Intrepid realises the world is a really big place. And there’s a plethora of different languages to learn, borders to cross and cultures to negotiate. Small group adventure travel makes these things easy and allows you to maximise your precious time off. Instead of worrying about logistics, you can focus all your energy on having the experience of a lifetime. Their tour groups are small enough to feel like you’re exploring a destination independently, but big enough to create a good social vibe. Group size will vary depending on where and how you’re travelling, but the average group size is about 10.

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Intrepid is committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way they provide travellers with real life experiences. These values are ingrained in the culture and daily operations of every Intrepid office and tour. In addition, they hope their travellers also demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

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Start:Anchorage
Finish:Anchorage
Group size:4 - 10
Suitable for: 5-99 years
Accommodation:Hotels (6 nights)
Physical rating:Low
Meals:5 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 1 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians
Tour operated in: English
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