Day One: Anchorage & Eklutna
ANCHORAGE: Upon arrival in Anchorage, whether by rail, motorcoach or air, if you arrive on the day of the tour, you will be met by our representative, who will assist with your luggage and boarding process. If you are adding a pre-night hotel package (downtown area hotels only), pick up the courtesy phones in baggage area, and call for your courtesy shuttle to your hotel, and rest up for you tour. Day of your tour, our representatives will meet you at your hotel lobby at 10:00 AM or as stated on your voucher. If you are arriving the day of your tour, pick-up will be at 9:30 AM at the Anchorage International Airport.
EKLUTNA NATIVE HISTORY: Begin your Alaskan adventure with additional guests and a meet & greet. Upon leaving the Anchorage area, we will travel north to the Matanuska Valley, the farming belt of Alaska. Along the way, we will visit the native village of Eklutna. Enjoy the Russian Orthodox influenced Chapel and native influenced “spirit houses”, while sharing in their cultural traditions.
EKLUTNA LAKE: Early this afternoon you’ll arrive at Eklutna Lake for your “Paddle and Pedal”. Enjoy ascenic kayak paddle out 3.5 miles on the lake where bicycles await for an adventurous trail ride! Take in the natural beauty that surrounds you, the Chugach Mountains and the deep turquoise waters of Eklutna Lake. Your guide will instruct you in proper kayaking techniques before you depart on your own across the lake. Once you have completed your paddle, ride the trail back to the visitors center on your mountain bike, where you will meet your escort/driver to continue your tour. A picnic style lunch is included with your tour. Continuing north, we will pass the “Palmer Hay Flats”, and the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet. This tundra covered lowland is home to wildlife and several species of birds. Upon arrival in Wasilla, dinner will be at one of Wasilla’s finest restaurants offering exceptional views. Overnight in comfortable accommodations adding a remote feel to your adventure.
View our preferred accommodations for this area:
Anchorage Metro-Area Lodging