Unleash your wild side with Alaska glacier tours
Home to more than 100,000 glaciers, the largest mountain in North America and more caribou than humans, Alaska is bursting with adventure. Travelers looking to experience the action and unmatched views first-hand can choose their own adventuress with John Hall’s Alaska’s “Untamed Alaska” tour. With departures on June 4 and June 8, 2019, this 11-day, all-inclusive itinerary is the ideal Alaska vacation package for travelers who want take advantage of Alaska’s long summer days and warmer June temperatures.
Kicking off and ending in Anchorage, this tour explores Southcentral and Interior Alaska from onboard the Alaska Railroad’s GoldStar Service cars and John Hall’s Alaska luxury motorcoach fleet. From scanning for Alaska wildlife like moose and bears to listening to tales from the knowledgeable, local onboard crews, the journey is as engaging as the many destinations and attractions along the way.
Fun in the Last Frontier begins when passengers board the Alaska Railroad’s first class GoldStar cars and journey north to the tiny, quaint hamlet of Talkeetna. Home to a number of historic buildings, the town has long served as a jumping-off point for mountaineers with hopes of summiting Denali. Guests will have ample time to explore this town and rub elbows with the locals.
The following day, one of John Hall’s Alaska’s luxury motorcoaches takes passengers north and off the grid, deep into the heart of . Iditarod veteran Mike Santos will share secrets of Alaska’s official state sport and give guests a look at his sled dog operation, Wolf Den Kennels. Home to more than 20 dogs, the kennel represents a combination of Alaska’s history and future. From providing transportation in rural Alaska to competing in the “Last Great Race,” the guided walk through the grounds will explain why these mushing puppies are more than just ‘man’s best friend.’
Over the next few days, guests explore the state’s remote backcountry from a couple of Alaska’s most outstanding rustic luxury resorts, and . Spend the days searching for Alaska’s “Big Five,” including Dall sheep, caribou, wolves, bears and moose, while venturing towards the reflective blue waters of Wonder Lake on the Kantishna Wilderness Tour. Suitable for all ages, this action-packed adventure is the ideal family summer vacation or getaway for friends to share in experiences like hiking, mountain biking, panning for gold, fly fishing and flightseeing near the 20,320-foot peak of Denali.
A scenic ride along the Denali Highway, rated one of the by National Geographic, takes travelers to , the newest hotel in Valdez. From this coastal town, experience Alaska’s natural beauty, glaciers and wildlife. Private marine vessels will explore the areas tide water glaciers, icebergs and marine wildlife, taking visitors to Prince William Sound, Columbia Glacier, Meares Glacier and the fishing village of Cordova. While onboard, look for wildlife like whales, sea lions, otters, puffins, harbor seals, puffins, eagles and other birds.
A guest favorite, “Untamed Alaska” is customizable so each traveler can bring their Alaska dream vacation to life. While in Cordova, choose your own adventure path from exciting activities like hiking to glaciers, deep sea fishing, photo tours of the surrounding valleys and glaciers and more!
Unwind from a day of sightseeing and exploration at Cordova’s . Enjoy locally-inspired bites like snow crab and Alaska halibut from the on-site restaurant while warming up by the bonfire and enjoying views of the surrounding glacier-carved mountains and Orca Inlet.
If this land-only itinerary isn’t enough to satisfy your wanderlust, add a tour of the Inside Passage with . Sailing from Juneau to Sitka, the Baranof Dream cruises through Glacier Bay National Park and along the Tracy Arm Fjord to the coastal towns of Petersburg, Wrangell, Kake and Sitka.
Although many of the John Hall’s Alaska tours are already sold out for 2019, there is still space available on two “Untamed Alaska” tours. Visit or call 800-325-2270 to reserve space today.
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