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    Private Chugach State Park Hiking Tour

    Did you know that just outside of Anchorage lies the third largest State Park in America? Chugach State Park offers some of the most accessible hiking, wildlife viewing, and wildflower areas in all of Alaska. Chugach State Park is listed as one of the top ten state parks in the country by America's Best. "‹Join Great Land Adventures for a great day of hiking and take home memories of high alpine wildflowers, browsing moose, soaring eagles, roaring glacier-fed rivers, unrivaled mountainous vistas, clearwater streams, and maybe even a glimpse of a grizzly bear. Your naturalist guide will safely guide you on one of the many varied trails available in the park. Each day's hike is carefully selected to take advantage of local weather conditions, group ability levels, and interests. You'll learn about the rich geological, natural, and human histories of the park and have fun identifying local flora and fauna with your expert host. Sounds like a good day for a walk in a Park!
    Private Chugach State Park Hiking Tour

    1401 W 9th Ave, Anchorage

    • Visit the third largest state park in America and take home memories of glorious vistas and high alpine wildflowers
    • Catch browsing moose, soaring eagles, roaring glacier-fed rivers, unrivaled mountain ranges, clearwater streams, and maybe even a glimpse of a grizzly bear
    • Learn about the rich geological, natural and human histories of the park
    • Have fun learning to identify local flora and fauna with your expert host
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    Zodiac Adventure

    Do you want to go on the trip of a lifetime? Alaska ya again...do you want to go on the trip of a lifetime?? Board a 14 foot inflatable boat with Ketchikan Outdoors to explore one of the most beautiful places in the Southeast Alaska Inside Passage. Led by an experienced local guide, this tour will get you up close and personal with the rugged Alaskan coastline. Make sure to keep an eye out for all the wildlife: seals, whales, sea lions, and bald eagles. And don't worry about the elements -- Ketchikan will provide you with everything you need to stay warm and dry. This tour is no optical Aleutian -- sign up today!
    Zodiac Adventure

    1285 Tongass Ave, Ketchikan

    • Travel by inflatable boat to see the Alaskan coastline from the water
    • Learn about the area from an experienced local guide
    • Keep an eye out for seals, whales, sea lions, and bald eagles
    • Feel, smell, and get up close and personal with the rugged outdoors
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    Wildlife Tour

    This tour is for anyone who feels a rush of excitement when they see a Moose Crossing sign. If you're raring to meet up with some furry friends, you MUST join Salmon Berry Tours for this excellent wildlife excursion. The trip starts when a smiling Salmon Berry Tour guide picks you up and shepherds you south along the scenic Turnagain Arm. Where the Chugach Mountains meet Cook Inlet, you'll be able to spot Dall sheep, mountain goats, moose, and eagles. It's a great opportunity for a nature lover to go wild. Bring your guide book, your binoculars, and your camera! One of the coolest parts of the tour is that you'll be able to see Wood Bison. They were once thought to be extinct. What a relief it is, to see them ambling about their gorgeous 200-acre habitat. It's like the return of an long-lost relative.
    Wildlife Tour

    515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage

    • Enjoy a tour of a 200-acre preserve, where you might see bears, musk ox, moose, elk, or caribou
    • Catch a glimpse of the incredible Wood Bison, once thought to be extinct
    • Relax with a complimentary ride to and from Anchorage, courtesy of a smiling Salmon Berry tour guide
    • Bring along your wildlife guide book, binoculars, and a camera
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    Matanuska Glacier Walk

    Take a walk on a land that time has forgot! This tour is a local favorite, and it's pretty obvious why. As you walk over the incredible 1000-year-old Matanuska Glacier, you'll enjoy features like glacial blue meltwater pools and deep crevassses. The views of the surrounding landscape are stunning, so make sure you bring your camera. Along the way, your expert guide will tell you all about the glacier and its formation. You'll learn about its history, and how it formed the surrounding Valley. Plus you'll talk about the future of the glacier. Speaking of.. It's a sad thing to say, but it's very, very true: glaciers won't be around forever. Try out this incredible tour while you still can.
    Matanuska Glacier Walk

    515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage

    • Enjoy a stroll over a thousand-year-old glacier, home to beautiful blue meltwater pools and deep crevasse
    • Listen to stories about the glacier's history and learn how the Matanuska Glacier Walk was formed and shaped
    • Bring along your camera to take incredible pictures of the gorgeous landscapes
    • Take advantage of this chance to walk on a glacier, while you still can
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    Turnagain Turn Tour

    "Turn... again?" Yes, again! Trust us, you'll want to when you see the incredible panoramic views at the top of Mt. Alyeska. In fact, you might catch yourself spinning about for some time, as you try taking in all there is to see. In one direction, beautiful glaciers and foothills -- in the other, meltwater pools -- in yet another, more foothills, and beyond! But let's take it from the beginning: first you'll get picked up at your hotel and head down the aptly named Turnagain Arm, to the aerial tram. Then you'll enjoy a relaxing tram ride up the mountain, where you'll be treated to the aforementioned view. After you're through turning and taking it all in, you'll get to check out the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, home to bears, musk ox, wood bison, and other critters of note! Lunch is included, in case looking at any of those delicious animals makes you hungry. That was a joke. Don't eat the animals.
    Turnagain Turn Tour

    515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage

    • Ride a tram to the top of Mt. Alyeska and gaze incredible 360 degree views
    • Bring a camera along so you can snap some shots of gorgeous glaciers, meltwater pools, and foothills
    • Head into the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a chance to spot elk, bison, buffalo, oxen, and more!
    • Enjoy lunch at an established eatery in Girdwood, experiencing the local culture
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    Anchorage Private Tour

    Are you ready for this jam-packed description? Okay, this incredible 3-hour adventure begins with an origin story -- head to Ship Creek where Anchorage was first settled in 1911. There, you'll find a thriving salmon stream, frequented by many a downtown angler. In this location you'll also be able to spot the original location of the Anchorage rail terminal for the historic Alaska Railroad. From there you'll hit Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof to take in the stunning view of the Anchorage skyline set against the backdrop of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Next, stop at the busiest seaplane base in the world, Lake Hood. You'll get a great view of all of the local bush pilots as they expertly land their planes and taxi to their landing docks. After this, you'll get to see the infamous Turnagain Arm and Beluga Point and try to spot Beluga whales, Dall sheep, mountain goats, black bears, and bald eagles. Your journey continues into Potter's Marsh and the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, a protected wildlife habitat home to many migratory species of birds in the summer. Climb the stunning vistas of Flattop Mountain and get a bird's-eye view of the Municipality of Anchorage (which is larger than the entire state of Rhode Island!). You'll also get stunning views of Sleeping Lady, Denali River, and on clear days, the Alaskan Range. After that, head back downtown where your guide will point out the best restaurants, bars, gift shops, and art galleries before bidding farewell. All that in 3 hours? Whew! What an itinerary!
    Anchorage Private Tour

    1401 W 9th Ave, Anchorage

    • Visit historic Ship Creek where Anchorage was first settled as a tent city in 1911
    • Head to Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof to see a stunning view of the Anchorage skyline set against the backdrop of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet
    • Stop by the busiest seaplane base in the world, Lake Hood
    • Visit Turnagain Arm and Beluga Point, the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, and Flattop Mountain for stunning views
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    Alpine Glacier Adventures

    Up for some fun in Alaska? Like, way up? Take your notions of excitement to new heights with a helicopter ride over Tongass National Forest! Your day begins with a pickup from your hotel (or another location) and transportation to Juneau International Airport. After getting outfitted with a backpack full of glacier trekking gear and an orientation, you'll rise above the city and fly across a temperate rainforest leading up to beautiful mountain peaks! Below, you'll spot the Juneau Icefield, which encompasses a staggering 1,500-square miles. You'll land atop the isolated Lemon Glacier, where you can choose your own adventure alongside an experienced guide! Trek across the ice towards a set of mountain lakes formed by the glacier, explore haunting ice caves, discover raging waterfalls, climb sheer walls of ice, and immerse yourself in a surreal world of incredible adventure. And just when you think the fun has come to an end, you'll take off on a scenic flight back to the city! Being grounded is so overrated.
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    Alpine Glacier Adventures

    2767 Sherwood Ln, Juneau

    • Head to the isolated Lemon Glacier for a private glacier-trekking adventure
    • Fly to and from the glacier in a helicopter from Juneau International Airport
    • Challenge yourself in the field with a variety of hiking options available
    • Discover isolated lakes, waterfalls, and ice caves along the way
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    Chilkoot Horseback Riding

    When it comes to exploring Alaska's incredible natural bounties, four legs are better than two! You'll find that out for yourself while prancing through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. Saddle up for some fun! You'll begin your day with a quick driving tour of Skagway, followed by a scenic coastline ride to Alaska Excursions' Dyea ranch. There, after a brief safety presentation, you'll mount up beside an experienced handler and set off for nearly two hours of riding through the park. As you ride, you'll enjoy stories of the area's past, including tales of the Klondike Gold Rush. You'll see plenty of signs of those hectic times as well, such as the ruins of a former gold rush town and the Slide Cemetery. You'll also enjoy sweeping scenery featuring pristine mountain backdrops, sprawling forest, and Alaskan wildflowers. Riding out onto the Dyea flats, you'll spend some time taking in an overlook view of the Lynn Canal. This is a great chance to spot a range of native wildlife, including bald eagles! After returning to the ranch, refreshments such as Alaskan salmon pate await, before your ride back to Skagway. Vote "neigh" for adventure!
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    Chilkoot Horseback Riding

    2 Mile Klondike Hwy, Skagway

    • Treat yourself to a scenic horseback ride through Klondike Gold Rush National Park
    • Check out surreal views of mountain ranges, rainforest, and the Lynn Canal
    • Enjoy riding tips prior to setting out alongside a trained horse handler
    • Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of the Alaska rainforest
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    Glacier, Forest, and Falls Smart Photo Hike

    When it comes to beautiful scenery, the region around Juneau is pretty much picture perfect. That's what makes it such an exciting landscape for a photo shoot ... If you know where to go! This guided escape takes all the guesswork out of the equation, making capturing memorable photographs a cinch. You'll trek alongside a local guide to some of the most breathtaking overlooks near Alaska's remote capital. Highlights of this 4-hour escape include temperate rainforest terrain, glacial moraine, and views of the Mendenhall Glacier. Your guide is also there to help you get the most out of your camera and will help with advice on composition, lighting, filters, editing, and other elements of photography. The end result will be a series of photographs designed to tell an evocative story. Get the picture?
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    Glacier, Forest, and Falls Smart Photo Hike

    490 S Franklin St, Juneau

    • Embark on a 4-hour guided photography escape near the Juneau area
    • Visit isolated rainforest locations and a great overlook of the Mendenhall Glacier
    • Pick up photography tips from your guide and set up for epic photoshoots
    • Enjoy a leisurely escape designed to help you get the most out of your camera
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    Husky Homestead - 2:00pm

    "Show me a man that says he doesn't think Huskies are cute and I will show you a liar" - Someone probably Dogs are quite possibly God's greatest gift to humankind, and that is especially true of huskies. Get up close and personal with the friendly pooches as you get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at what goes into training a champion dog sled team. You'll also get to learn about what it takes to carve out a living in the Alaskan interior. Listen to harrowing dogsled race stories from the Iditarod Trail. You can't find this experience anywhere else. Now go indulge in some puppy love.
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    Husky Homestead - 2:00pm

    Denali National Park, Denali Park

    • Meet champion sled dogs and cuddle with the husky puppies
    • See the dogs in action during summer training and snap some great pictures
    • Learn what goes into creating a champion dogsled team
    • Experience the authentic Alaskan Interior lifestyle that few get to see
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