Alaska Family Explorer

Family Time in Alaska's 'Last Frontier'

Enjoy family-friendly activities such as guided nature walks and exclusive visits with Iditarod mushers on this 8-day private Alaska luxury tour just for families.  Meet sled dogs and mushers. Explore Prince William Sound on a private cruise vessel. Flightsee over the landscapes and wildlife of Denali National Park by floatplane, land on a glacier and try your hand at gold panning with those you love.  Each day of this itinerary provides exciting new “only in Alaska” experiences but at a comfortable pace, just perfect for families.

Discover Alaska with the Whole Family!

Day 1

Arrive in Anchorage

Upon arrival at the Anchorage Airport, our family will receive a personal greeting by your private driver who will transport you to your Anchorage hotel.

Overnight in Anchorage.

Day 2

Drive from Anchorage to Talkeetna - Sled Dog Kennel Fun

Travel to Talkeetna this morning with your private driver/guide. Pass through the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and stop at the home of professional Iditarod musher, Vern Halter, for an exclusive visit to his sled dog kennel. Meet the team!

Weather pending, the drive to Talkeetna can present gorgeous views of Denali. Ask your driver/guide about their favorites stops along the way for the best photo opportunities. In Talkeetna, enjoy a private visit to a unique local business that makes birch syrup from the sap of local trees and sample some freshly made birch-syrup treats.

Overnight in Talkeetna, your home for the next three nights.

Day 3

Denali State Park Nature Walks and Scenic Drive back to Talkeetna

Today, get out and experience Alaska’s incredible beauty on an exclusive guided nature walk in Denali State Park. Enjoy magnificent views of Byers Lake and its surrounding mountains, perhaps, if the skies are clear, with a view of majestic Denali.

During your private family tour, learn how Alaskans survive in this wild and beautiful land on a scenic drive through Denali State Park.

The evening is at your family’s leisure to take in the sights as you make your way back to Talkeetna with your private driver/guide.

Day 4

Denali Flightseeing - Glacier Landing - Talkeetna

This morning fly over the Alaska Range on a flightseeing tour of Denali followed by landing on a glacier.  Aside from climbing the mountain, this is the only way to get a close-up look at ‘The Great One’.

In the afternoon, spend time in downtown Talkeetna with your private guide exploring the town’s unique local shops featuring Alaskan handmade goods and taste some of the delicious baked goods from the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse.

Day 5

Talkeetna to Girdwood & Gold Panning

Enjoy breakfast before traveling south from Talkeetna to the mountain town of Girdwood with your private driver/guide. Girdwood is located on the scenic Turnagain Arm and was initially founded as a gold mining town named Glacier City and has been since moved 2.5 miles up the valley after the devastating earthquake of 1964.

This afternoon test your luck like the pioneers did and visit a historic mine to try your hand at gold panning during an exclusive tour of the mine.

Overnight in Girdwood, your home for the next three nights.

Day 6

Prince William Sound Cruise

Travel to Whittier with your private driver/guide through the longest highway tunnel in North America for a cruise into Prince William Sound on a private vessel.  With your local captain and knowledgeable crew, explore stunning coves and search for wildlife on your privage day-cruise.  Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach as you take in the immensity of the glaciers that surround you.

Return to Girdwood with your private driver/guide and get some suggestions for dinner at a local Alaskan restaurant.

 

Day 7

Turnagain Arm

Today, you’ll get a closer look at some of Alaska’s famous wildlife. Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center to learn about the animals that call Alaska home. Meet one of the Center’s residents in a private wildlife encounter.

Enjoy an afternoon at your resort and take in the amenities such as the indoor pool with mountain views or explore some of the trails and walking paths that surround the property. Take in the splendor of Alaska during your final evening in the land of the midnight sun.

Day 8

Depart Anchorage

Today, say farewell to Alaska and receive a private transfer to the Anchorage Airport for your departure flight.

Amenities, nearby adventures and more...

Price range:  $1000 - $1500 per person, per day

  • All transportation services, including arrival and departure transfers, in a private vehicle with an experienced driver/guide
  • All hotel accommodations, including roundtrip baggage handling and daily breakfast
  • All tours and activities, carefully selected for you
  • Gratuity for included activities or hotel services
  • Meals, other than mentioned
  • Alcoholic beverages

Customize your adventure

Learn from the locals

Include a private farm tour out of Talkeetna that includes a visit to an off-grid homestead.

Glacier river float

Add a private scenic float on a glacier-fed river to your time in Girdwood.

Visit the Musk Ox Farm

Make a stop at the Musk Ox Farm to learn more about Alaska’s unique wildlife.

Take a bike ride down the Coastal Trail

Include a private bike tour down the scenic Coastal Trail.

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We had a wonderful time and we appreciate all of the arrangements you made.  Everything was top notch.  Great itinerary, great places, great people, great plans, great guides, great adventures, great food, great driver, the whole package.  Loved it all!

Barbara Simon