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Discover The Native Athabaskan Village Of Eklutna

January 30th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Tour the Athabaskan Native village of Eklutna in in Alaska’s Matanuska Valley.

Colorful Spirit Houses in Eklutna cemetery.

You’ll enjoy an amazing mix of native history and outdoor adventure when you tour Alaska’s Native Athabaskan village of Eklutna.

Eklutna is in Alaska’s Matanuska Valley, 25 miles outside of Anchorage. Eklutna is presently home to around 70 residents.

The village dates back at least 800 years, making it the area’s oldest continuously inhabited settlement. The Athabaskan people have lived in the area for thousands of years and they are still here, relying upon the land for their subsistence and traditions.

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There Are So Many Great Reasons To Visit Alaska!

January 16th, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Reasons To Visit Alaska Welcome!You wouldn’t think a person would need many reasons to visit Alaska but then again, why would you go? Isn’t it just snow, beards, and moose? Au contraire, mon frere!

When most folks who’ve never been here think of Alaska, they tend to picture a snow-covered landscape populated by bears, moose, and men on dogsleds. While you can certainly find those things here, Alaska is so much more!

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Take an Alaska Jetboat Safari Adventure!

December 31st, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Alaska Jetboat SafariImagine being whisked into the heart of the Denali wilderness aboard a glass-domed, environmentally controlled, Alaska Jetboat Safari. Stop imagining and start planning with Alaska Adventure Unlimited!

Alaska is adventure just waiting to happen – all it needs is for you to come and have it. That’s what Alaska Adventure Unlimited is all about! Our Alaska Jetboat Safari is just one of the many different experiences our tours provide.

An Alaska Jetboat Safari is a 2 hour trip, up the Susitna River from Talkeetna, into Alaska’s timeless and untamed Denali wilderness. You’ll marvel at the Mt McKinley backdrop and catch glimpses of iconic wildlife – magnificent bald eagles and ever-diligent beavers.

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Don’t Settle For Less – Make Your Alaska Adventure Unlimited!

November 28th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Don't Settle For Less - Make Your Alaska Adventure Unlimited!With the variety of Alaska tour operators out there, why choose Alaska Adventure Unlimited for your Alaskan wilderness tour? We’re glad you asked!

When you tour Alaska with AAU, you’re touring with local guides. Alaska Adventure Unlimited is a small, private Alaska touring company. Our mission is to ensure unforgettable, environmentally aware adventures in Alaska’s playground. We live here and LOVE Alaska.

Further, our Alaska tour groups are quite small – just 2-14 people. That is a unique factor, here in the 49th State. Such small tour groups allows us the kind of flexibility other, larger tour groups can only dream of.

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What Is The Best Way To See Alaska?

November 18th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

What is the best way to see Alaska?Alaska is a big state with lots to see and do – but how to get out and see it? There are four common methods used to visit the state’s many attractions.  Which is the best way to see Alaska?

Visiting Alaska can be daunting. Beyond the state’s size, which is huge in comparison to not just most other states but also many countries, it also contains a lot of eye-popping wilderness. There is just so much to see and do!

Right after deciding to make the trip, the next question is almost always: what is the best way to see Alaska?

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Experience The Unique On The Ultimate Alaska Adventure Tour!

October 28th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Visit Kennecott Mine on an Alaska Adventure Tour!

Visit Kennecott Mine in the Copper River Valley

Give yourself the experience of a lifetime with a truly unique Alaska adventure tour. Alaska Adventure Unlimited prides itself in providing unique experiences. Our 10-Day, Full Circle of Alaska vacation fits the bill – and then some!

No matter where we take you on your Alaskan wilderness tour, you’re going to have a great time. Knowing that many of the destinations on your trip are rarely or never included in any other package tours offered elsewhere only adds to the experience.

Alaska Adventure Unlimited’s 10-Day, Full Circle of Alaska tour is just that: a vacation package that provides you with numerous unique locations and experiences. Like what, you ask? Read on!

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Visit An Alaskan Musk Ox Farm!

October 14th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Visit an Alaskan Musk Ox FarmGet up close and personal with a once extinct, ice-age native of the Alaskan wilderness. Visit an Alaskan Musk Ox Farm!

Alaska Adventure Unlimited loves treating its guests to the things that make Alaska unique. A visit to the only arctic musk ox farm in the US (the world?) certainly fits that bill!

Despite looking like a close relative of the cow, the musk ox is actually much more of a sheep or goat than it is an ox.

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Enrich Yourself With An Alaska Gold Panning Adventure!

September 23rd, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Alaska’s gold rush may be over but you can enjoy an Alaska gold panning adventure of your own when you book a trip with Alaska Adventure Unlimited!

The Alaskan gold rush drew thousands of adventurers to Alaska in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Most think of Nome, Fairbanks, and Iditarod country as Alaska’s gold rush frontier. Gold was actually discovered closer to Anchorage before that! Gold fever took hold and prospectors scoured the Susitna and Matanuska river basins. They found what they were after in the Talkeetna Mountains.

A multi-day vacation package from Alaska Adventure Unlimited will help you to experience some of what those days must have been like!

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Take Life By The Horns On A Dall Sheep Photo Safari!

September 12th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Dall sheep photo safariIconic, majestic, photogenic: these are the words that come to mind when one thinks of Alaska’s Dall sheep. Who wouldn’t want the opportunity to see them in their natural habitat on a Dall sheep photo safari?

Dall sheep are native to the mountain ranges of Alaska. The massive curled horns of the males make them almost instantly recognizable, and startlingly impressive. Even the females, with their shorter, slender, only slightly curved horns are beautiful to see as they clamber through the steep, rocky terrain.

Alaska Adventure Unlimited takes you to many places in Alaska where you are likely to catch sight of Dall sheep, not to mention other Alaskan wildlife. Few, however, compare to the opportunities found near Matanuska Glacier. Here, at Sheep Mountain, there is a large population of Dall Sheep which are protected from hunting.

A number of our tours stop here for a bite to eat and, weather permitting, it’s the perfect spot for a Dall sheep photo safari!

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On Track To Adventure With A Coastal Alaska Train Trip

August 22nd, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy a Coastal Alaska Train TripThe ticket to a scenic, coastal Alaska train trip is waiting for you when you book your guided tour with Alaska Adventure Unlimited!

National Geographic Traveler ranked this rail journey one of the Top Ten Train Rides in North America. And no wonder! The rail line from Anchorage to Seward cuts through some of Alaska’s most stunning scenery.

Your coastal Alaska train trip is a 4+ hour sight-seeing ride to Seward from Anchorage. Around 114 miles of rugged of  seemingly endless, breathtaking vistas.

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Choose Your Own Adventure in Denali National Park!

August 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Denali National Park Horseback TourYour trip to Denali National Park with Alaska Adventure Unlimited can include a number of different options: golfing, ATV tours, and horseback riding. You choose!

There’s plenty to do and see in Denali National Park. From the great trail system to all the offerings at the Visitor’s Center, Muir Science Center, theater, bookstore and more. You will not get bored here!

That being said, part of Alaska Adventure Unlimited’s goal is to take our guests beyond the typical and expected. With that in mind, we offer a number of optional adventures for your visit to Denali National Park!

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Go With The Flow – Alaska Whitewater Rafting!

July 29th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Go With The Flow - Alaska Whitewater Rafting!Looking for some thrills and adventure during your Alaska getaway and not afraid of getting a little wet? Then Alaska whitewater rafting is for you!

Alaska whitewater rafting on Matanuska River – the Lion’s Head – is a thrilling raft trip that is popular with first-timers and experienced rafters alike. The Lion’s Head raft trip includes a few miles of class III and IV whitewater as well as long stretches of intermittent class II and III rapids.

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Mush! Experience Alaskan Dog Sledding

July 18th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Take an Alaskan Dog Sledding tour!Alaskan dog sledding is one of those iconic experiences many of us dream of but never realize. With an Alaska Adventure Unlimited multi-day tour, the dream can be yours!

Dog sleds are less common than they once were but remain a reliable mode of transportation across otherwise forbidding landscapes of snow and ice. It’s hard to think of dog sledding without picturing the Iditarod.

Most know the Iditarod as a 1000 mile long, dog sled race. How many realize that the Iditarod Trail began as a mail and supply route from the coastal towns to mining camps deep in the interior. Mail and supplies went in, gold came out. The Iditarod Trail was also instrumental as a life saving highway during the 1925 diptheria epidemic.

Now you can experience the historical (and very real) thrill of Alaskan dog sledding on any of Alaska Adventure Unlimited’s multi-day tours!

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Off The Beaten Path Alaskan Wilderness Tours

June 30th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

airboat tour of Knik Glacier - Alaskan wilderness toursDiscover the less-trodden Alaska with on one of Alaska Adventure Unlimited’s off-the-beaten-path Alaskan wilderness tours! We’ll take you where the others don’t!

There is a lot to see and do in Alaska and plenty of companies offering to get you out into the great Alaskan wilderness. Few, however, go much beyond the more typical Alaskan attractions. Alaska Adventure Unlimited will take you to these, too but with less common destinations included as part of your itinerary.

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Take a Flightseeing Tour of Mt. Denali With A Glacier Landing!

June 20th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Flightseeing tour of Mt. Denali with a glacier landing!Make the most of your Alaska vacation by including a flightseeing tour of Mt. Denali with the further thrill of landing on the Sheldon Amphitheatre glacier!

Mt. Denali (previously known as Mt. McKinley from 1917 to 2015) is the highest mountain peak in North America. There are few easy ways to get close to this iconic peak but one of the quickest and most breathtaking ways is on a flightseeing tour!

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Discover Kenai Fjords National Park

May 27th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Kenai Fjords National ParkKenai Fjords National Park contains some of the most incredible and impenetrable wilderness in Alaska. It’s a glacial wonderland of stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and expansive alpine and tidewater glaciers.

Established as a national monument in 1978 and a National Park in 1980, Kenai Fjords National Park spans over 1,000 square miles of awe-inspiring Alaskan wilderness, below Seward on the Kenai Peninsula.

Humpback whales, porpoises, sea otters, black bear, moose, gray wolf, puffins, eagles, and much, much more call the waters, glaciers, mountain peaks, rainforest, and meadows of Kenai Fjords National Park home. Humans, too, have called the area home for time out of mind and historical and archeological remains are also protected by the national park designation.

60 percent of the park is covered in snow and ice, with the vast, 936-square-mile Harding Icefield at its edge. From this massive ice field come tidewater glaciers which, in turn, carve out fjords and launch into the waiting sea as icebergs the size of small houses.

One cannot overstate the majestic beauty of Kenai Fjords National Park, whether you’re taking its panorama in from afar, or are close enough to the blue ice of Exit Glacier to hear it crackle.

A Kenai Fjords Glacier Cruise is a wonderful way to attain a close-up glacier experience and see an incredible abundance of wildlife – on water, land, or in the air. More than 80 different species of birds live in Kenai Fjords National Park!

As you cruise along the rugged coastline with its emerging rain-forests, calving glaciers, and diverse wildlife, you’ll rest in complete comfort from behind the large picture windows and viewing decks of the tour vessel. Listen to expert narration by the experienced crew, pointing out details you might otherwise miss and revealing interesting facts that will astound, amuse, and fascinate.

Alaska Adventure Unlimited is proud to offer a number of different tours that include a visit to Kenai Fjords National Park: 7-Day Pride of Alaska, 7-Day Denali Fall Colors, 8-Day Best of Alaska, 10-Day Grand Discovery Alaska, and 10-Day Vision of Alaska all include the opportunity to discover one of Alaska’s most gorgeous gems: Kenai Fjords National Park.

Alaska Glacier Tours

May 14th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Alaska Glacier Tours Holgate Glacier

Holgate Glacier, a tidewater glacier, occasionally calves small icebergs. Enjoy an opportunity
to witness this exciting occurrence on one of AAU’s Alaska Glacier Tours!

Glaciers come in a variety of shapes, forms, and locations – it’s just one of many facts that make Alaska glacier tours so popular!

If you’ve a fascination for seeing or visiting glaciers, indulging in an AAU Alaska land tour will satisfy that interest, big time. Alaska has an estimated 100,000-plus glaciers – and they’re not all alike. There are alpine glaciers, tidewater glaciers, piedmont glaciers, hanging glaciers, rock glaciers, icefields, ice caps, glaciers that are retreating, and some that surge. There are glaciers at the water’s edge and glaciers stranded high and alone, in remote, alpine valleys.

Alaska Adventure Unlimited prides itself in providing access or views to a wide variety of these icons of the north with our Alaska glacier tours. Here’s a short list of some of the types you can book an Alaska land tour with us to see!

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Tour Alaska in Luxury with the AAU Advantage

April 30th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Tour Alaska in AAU's Executive Mini-Coach

Tour Alaska in comfort in AAU’s Executive Mini-Coach

There are lots of different services out there offering to help you get the most when you tour Alaska but there’s only one Alaska Adventure Unlimited. Take advantage of the best Alaska land tours available … the AAU Advantage!

What is the AAU Advantage?
Alaska Adventure Unlimited is able to provide you with the best ways to tour Alaska due to a number of simple, yet important factors: our local guides, the uncommonly small and flexible size of our Alaska tour groups, our high-end activities and off-the-beaten-path destinations, and more.

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Enjoy Kid-Friendly Alaska Tours

April 18th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy Kid-Friendly Alaska Tours with Alaska Adventure Unlimited!Alaska Adventure Unlimited is proud to offer kid-friendly Alaska tours, multi-day trips designed to keep all members of the family happy and entertained as you discover the great Alaskan frontier together!

Taking the entire family on a personalized Alaska adventure is a great idea but can be a tough decision. Will there be enough for the kids to do and enjoy during the vacation … or will their boredom make it impossible for anyone to have a good time?

With Alaska Adventure Unlimited, that’s not something you have to worry about! We don’t treat kids like extra baggage. Our family tours cater to children and parents alike, making us the number one provider of kid-friendly Alaska tours!

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Ursus Bear Habitat Encounter Day Trip

March 28th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Ursus Bear Habitat EncounterIt’s one for your bucket list: come have the adventure of a lifetime and view wild, coastal brown bears up close and in the wild on one of our two Ursus Bear Habitat Encounter Alaska Day Trips!

Alaska Adventure Unlimited offers a number of fantastic multi-day trips – which include gold panning, dog-sledding, jetboat tours, tram tours, plane tours – but our Ursus Bear Habitat Encounter  has to be one of the most amazing and popular. I can tell you why with just two words: wild bears.

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2014 The “Raves” are in!

April 10th, 2015 by aauadmin

corky2Did you have a great time on your 2014 Alaska adventure?

  • “My husband and I felt the Alaska experience we had with Alaska Adventure Unlimited was the dream trip we had hoped it would be. From the initial information gathering phone call until we were dropped at the Anchorage airport to begin our journey home, everything went perfectly. The small group we traveled with soon became a cohesive body and we shared many exciting and hilarious times together. Ki, our guide, was phenomenal and never shown us anything but patience and command of every situation. Thank you for this indescribable experience.” Marilynn & Ernie 
  • “Alaska Adventure Unlimited made our Alaska Summer Vacation of 2014 the most amazing and wonderful experience! Our tour guide, Dwight was the main reason for our very fun and informative adventures. The small group tour allowed us to see more of Alaska and move faster from place to place. We made amazing new friends for life and would encourage everyone to make their Alaska Vacation dream come true with Alaska Adventure Unlimited. Thanks for the vacation of a life time!” Sherri
  • “Our trip with AAU was fantastic — It far exceeded our expectations! Our guide was so knowledgeable about the area and the people. Every detail for each day was planned perfectly, with no hiccups along the way. We have already recommended the tour to others, and are already planning our next trip to Alaska!” Linda
  • “The AAU Discovery of Alaska tour was fantastic. We hated to leave when it was over. Our tour Guide, Madonna was outstanding- very knowledgeable, caring, flexible, and dedicated to making our tour the best it could be. The activities were all they were billed to be, and the small group size made everything doable. We left with wonderful memories of Alaska and our tour.” Carl
  • “Alaskan Adventures Unlimited gave us the trip of a lifetime. From start to finish every thing we did centered around our interests. The smaller size of the tour made it easy to accommodate everyone. The guide was extremely informational and very willing to make all our dreams come true. We can’t think of a thing we change.” Rose Ann
  • “It was truly a great trip which we’ll be talking about for years. I wish more of our grandkids had opted to go; but this size bunch was about right. We also thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to travel with the two other families and share the experiences with them. It was nice that the kids had peers to talk to instead of always to parents/g-parents. Thanks again.” Lynn
  • “Thanks for an EXCELLENT adventure! Everything – from booking to the completion of the trip – was first rate. We were reluctant to take a tour, but this was a great choice and exceeded our expectations.” Nancy
  • “Dwight was an amazing guide whose talent for sharing Alaska is just amazing – he really made the trip personal for each of us, shared his history of Alaska as well as its history – was available 24/7 and was one of the best tour guides we have encountered and we have traveled a lot. Your gift to us was unexpected but is one of the items I cherish the most.I loved everything about the trip – the chalet was spectacular and no one really believes what we accomplished in 8 short days!! Thank you so much.” Alice & Ida Jean

2013 Raves…

  • “Thank you again for a wonder tour of Alaska.  You covered many facets of Alaska from the scenery, glaciers, wildlife to the Iditarod. We will remember it always.  Especially, all the wonderful people we met”. Frank & Joan
  • “I have already told everyone how great it was and the fun we had. Thanks too for the lovely gift, it is on the mantle and I think of our nice trip each time I look at it.  Thanks so much for everything, it went way too fast!” Lana & Jerry
  • “I cannot begin to tell you how professional a tour you provided.  For my fifth visit to Alaska, this is the first time I really saw it!  I hope this will not be the last trip of mine to your beautiful state.” Alvera
  • “We realy enjoyed our wonderful guide, Corky, extremely knowledgable about Alaska, very responsive and resourceful as well.  We enjoyed her company every day and looked forward to her calm voice narrating our drives.”  Jackie
  • “This trip was amazing!  We had a wonderful guide with so much knowledge and passion for what he does.  We truly could not have asked for someone better to show us Alaska.  I can’t thank AAU enough for making this trip a memory of a lifetime.” Michelle & Frank 

Small Group Experts!

January 2nd, 2013 by aauadmin

header-MILEPOST 146Fantastic trip! It wouldn’t have been so without you folks at AAU.  We feel so fortunate that we have been able to visit your majestic state.  We will have memories for a lifetime, we thank you for that.  Your fine expertise to work out each and every detail from morning to night, made it a perfect trip.  We saw and did things that not many that visit Alaska are able to do. And we were one of the lucky 10% seeing ALL of Mt. Denali!!!

You can be certain that I have been talking about our trip and your company to everyone.  Truly the best of the best.  I have had a couple of folks say that they are looking into to a trip for the coming year. I talked them right out of a cruise with 3000 of their closest friends. Traveling in a  small group with the 4 other couples, was WONDERFUL.  What nice and fun folks.  Loved them all!

So our hats are off to you all for making this Pennsylvania couple absolutely amazed with a trip of a lifetime.  We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary in a wonderland.  AAU made it all possible.

Thank you again,
Ray and Dottie

WOW! What an incredible trip we had to Alaska! (Review)

November 4th, 2012 by aauadmin

It is a different world. If we were younger, we would have stayed forever. We travelled with a great group of people and the accommodations were the best. Our driver loved Alaska and it showed. Thank you. The only animal we didn’t see was a wolf, but we have them in Wyoming. We got a lot of great pictures of Mt McKinley.

I’ve read all the handouts, understanding them better, having been there. I’m so glad I took the plane trip to Mt. McKinley. Wow! I can’t really say what was the highlight of our trip because every day was the best. The train trip, Resurrection Bay, and the boat… wow! I’m so glad we didn’t do a cruise. We saw your wonderful state the best way! Thank you.

~ Karen and Scotty