Destinations and Excursions for All Ages

Alaska has something to offer for everyone, making it the perfect family destination.  With the assistance of a private driver/guide, each day will be tailored to your family, creating experiences that will last you a lifetime.

Enjoy family-friendly activities such as nature walks and visits with Iditarod mushers on this 8-day program.  Explore Prince William Sound on a private vessel, providing flexibility and wildlife opportunities.  See the glory of Denali with private hikes and flightseeing.  Try your hand at gold panning and pet Alaska wildlife.  Each day provides exciting new experiences at a comfortable pace, perfect for families.

Suggested Route

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Arrive Anchorage

Meet your private driver/guide at the Anchorage Airport and transfer to your hotel.
Overnight Anchorage
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Anchorage to Talkeetna

Travel to Talkeetna this morning. Visit the home of Iditarod musher Vern Halter for an exclusive visit. In Talkeetna, sample some freshly made birch syrup treats.
Overnight Talkeetna
3

Denali State Park

Get out and experience Alaska’s incredible beauty on a nature walk in Denali State Park. Enjoy magnificent views of Byers Lake and surrounding mountains, perhaps even majestic Denali. Learn how Alaskans survive in this wild and beautiful land on a scenic tour of Denali State Park.
Overnight Talkeetna
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Talkeetna

This morning fly over the Alaska Range on a flightseeing tour of Denali, with a landing on a glacier. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Talkeetna for shopping or sightseeing.
Overnight Talkeetna
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Talkeetna to Girdwood

With your private driver/guide, journey to the mountain resort community of Girdwood. Visit a historic mine and try your hand at gold panning.
Overnight Girdwood
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Prince William Sound

Cruise into Prince William Sound on a private vessel. Explore stunning coves and search for wildlife. Enjoy a picnic on the beach as you take in the immensity of the glaciers that surround you.
Overnight Girdwood
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Girdwood

Visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation to learn about Alaska’s wildlife. Meet one of the Center’s residents with a private wildlife encounter. Enjoy an afternoon at the resort.
Overnight Girdwood

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Depart Anchorage

Private transfer to the Anchorage Airport.
Route map showing Alaska Family Explorer itinerary by road

Make It Your Own

  • Extend your visit with a wilderness lodge, including family-friendly activities.
  • Explore the Chugach National Forest with a private nature hike.
  • Include a cultural visit to the Alaska Native Heritage Center.
  • Fly-out to a remote lake or beach in search of bears for once-in-a-lifetime memories.

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

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