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10-Day Grand Discovery Alaska

Day Ten: Customize your last day

Today you can add a twist. Choose how you want to spend your last day in Alaska. You can choose to explore the Alaska state sport of Dog Mushing via helicopter to Godwin Glacier in the Kenai Fjords National Park. Or choose our premier Ursus Bear Habitat Encounter where you have the opportunity to observe large coastal bears feeding and interacting with their young in their natural habitat. This small plane adventure affords you the experience of participating in a photo safari across Cook Inlet to Katmai or Lake Clark National Park. Day Ten is at your discretion. Rates vary based on your selection.

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AUTHENTIC DOG SLED GLACIER ADVENTURE

This Alaskan outdoor adventure tour does it all! Alaska helicopter glacier tours – flight seeing, a glacier landing, and a dog sled ride makes this triple adventure a unique and unforgettable experience and the highlight of any Alaskan adventure tour vacation. Pristine beauty, majestic mountains and ancient glaciers are seemingly within arm’s reach as you near your destination… the Godwin Glacier! A breathtaking view of Resurrection Bay and glacier-carved mountains unfold to this unspoiled wilderness, home to mountain goats, bears, moose and eagles that may be spotted along the way.On the glacier, wait to share an essential part of Alaskan culture . . . Alaska dog mushing! Experienced guides explain that Seward, Alaska was the historical start of the famous Iditarod Sled Dog Trail. Hear unique personal accounts of their own Iditarod races and backcountry experiences. As they answer your questions you feel the excitement as the team is hooked up, then… you’re off! Imagine yourself standing on the runners of a dog sled with a team of huskies loping across the ancient snowfield nestled among the peaks of the Chugach range. The lure of the trail and thrill of driving a dog team creates the ultimate Alaskan vacation!As your adventure comes to a close, you will have gained memories that will last a lifetime. With good-bye’s to new friends, you have two transportation options for return to Anchorage from Seward on Day Ten.

  • This evening, depart Seward via Deluxe Rail at 6 PM with arrival in Anchorage at 10:30 PM at the Downtown Train Depot. Taxi is required for transfer to airport. (Not included.) Flights should not leave Anchorage until 12:30 AM of the following morning.
  • This evening, if you wish to arrive in Anchorage sooner, a Deluxe Motorcoach departs at 6:30 PM, arriving at 9:30 PM at the Anchorage Airport. Ask your Tour Coordinator for details.

You can optionally add a POST-NIGHT hotel overnight here if you wish to stay in Anchorage to catch a following day flight. With this amount of flexibility, you can customize your tour just as you always dreamed!

Optional Upgrade: $499 per person plus tax. Minimum 2 persons required for guaranteed departure.

URSUS BEAR HABITAT ENCOUNTER (2 STYLES OF VIEWING)

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LAKE CLARK NATIONAL PARK BEAR VIEWING

If you choose this option, you will need to return to Anchorage at the end of Day NINE – as this tour departs from Anchorage the following morning, on day ten. Motorcoach or Rail transfers are included in the tour.You have two return transportation options available from Seward to Anchorage on NIGHT NINE:

  • Night nine, depart Seward via Deluxe Rail at 6 PM with arrival in Anchorage at 10:30 PM at the Downtown Train Depot.
  • Night nine, if you wish to arrive in Anchorage sooner, a Deluxe Motorcoach departs at 6:30 PM, arriving at 9:30 PM at the Anchorage Airport. Ask your Tour Coordinator for details.

Once you arrive in Anchorage, you will be transferred to your hotel for a good night sleep.

Your Lake Clark National Park Bear Viewing Adventure begins on morning ten, when you depart Anchorage on a small plane and head south along the Cook Inlet. The flight in itself will be a highlight of your trip; this scenic route takes you by 3 active volcanoes, numerous salmon streams, glaciers, and other Alaskan sights. The flight down takes about 1 hour, once there the aircraft will land on the beach of Silver Salmon Creek at low tide.

The Silver Salmon Creek Bear Viewing begins after a brief bear orientation aimed at safety. Fly out into this ideal bear habitat to watch these creatures interact with each other in the wild. Your guide will take you through the park via air and landings, adding to your safety and answering any questions you may have about the bears. The area is excellent for viewing the bears because of the layout and geography; it covers prairie grassland and beachfront. These are coastal bears that are in fields, along creeks, feeding and raising young. This adventure offers more landscape, field, and bear views. Watch as they frolic in the grass with their cubs, dig for clams, and take afternoon naps. Lake Clark is becoming well known as the BEST bear viewing in Alaska, and for good reason. This area is home mostly to Brown Bears, but it is not uncommon to see a few Black Bears in the area as well.

During Bear Viewing, enjoy a box lunch and refreshments. Relax in the comfort of your guides expertise of Alaska for a while before continuing the afternoon session with the bears. Return flight to Anchorage that evening. Departure time available: 9AM to 3PM. Times are approximate for general planning only. This evening, upon your return, you will need to secure a taxi to the Anchorage airport for a flight home.

Optional Upgrade: Silver Creek Bear Viewing Tour: $845.00 Per Person + $14 Park Fee
Minimum 2 persons for guaranteed departure. Bear sightings cannot be guaranteed. Due to volatile weather in remote bear viewing regions, we HIGHLY recommend travel insurance.

KATMAI NATIONAL PARK BEAR VIEWING

ANCHORAGE/ KATMAI: If you choose this option, you will need to return to Anchorage at the end of Day NINE – as this tour departs from Anchorage the following morning. Motorcoach or Rail transfers are included in the tour.You have two return transportation options available from Seward to Anchorage on NIGHT NINE:

  • Night nine, depart Seward via Deluxe Rail at 6 PM with arrival in Anchorage at 10:30 PM at the Downtown Train Depot.
  • Night nine, if you wish to arrive in Anchorage sooner, a Deluxe Motorcoach departs at 6:30 PM, arriving at 9:30 PM at the Anchorage Airport. Ask your Tour Coordinator for details.

Once you arrive in Anchorage, you will be transferred to your hotel for a good night sleep.

The federally-protected Katmai National Park and Preserve is world famous for Alaska brown bear viewing. Accessible only by air, this is Alaska wilderness in its rawest form. Our fly-out Katmai bear viewing adventure takes you to Brooks Falls, where three bear viewing platforms connected by elevated boardwalks allow for close, unobstructed and extraordinary bear viewing in Katmai National Park. In July, lured by spawning salmon, as many as fifty bears can be seen at once along the 1.5-mile Brooks River.

Katmai bear viewing at Brooks Falls is self guided, but Katmai National Park Rangers provide an initial briefing upon arrival and are available for questions. An on-site wait list for the Lower River bear viewing platform may be implemented when visitation reaches capacity, to ensure quality bear viewing. Departing from Lake Hood, Anchorage, you fly over Cook Inlet, the Alaska Range, remote islands, before landing on either Brooks or Naknek lake in Katmai National Park and Preserve. Katmai is home to the world’s largest population of Alaska brown bears and the famed Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes – a forty square mile, 100 to 700 foot deep ash flow deposited by Novarupta Volcano in 1912.

The Katmai Bear Viewing Experience

  • Intimate two to three hour scenic flightseeing tour from Anchorage; flight times vary depending on weather and plane type.
  • Box lunch provided upon arrival at Katmai National Park
  • Katmai bear viewing at Brooks Falls – watch them catch jumping salmon!
  • Wildlife watching on return flight for beluga whales, moose and Dall sheep
  • A window seat and 2-way headset; ask your pilot questions!
  • Detailed knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot
  • Meticulous attention to comfort and safety
  • Courtesy shuttle from the Anchorage airport and many Anchorage hotels

Depart Anchorage 8 a.m. Return Anchorage 6 to 8 p.m. Times are approximate and are for general planning only. This evening, upon your return, you will need to secure a taxi to the Anchorage airport for a flight home.

Optional Upgrade: Katmai National Park Bear Viewing Tour: $895.00 Per Person + $14 Park Fee
Minimum 2 persons for guaranteed departure. Bear sightings cannot be guaranteed. Due to volatile weather in remote bear viewing regions, we HIGHLY recommend travel insurance.

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