Alaska – Wilderness and Wildlife Tours & Travel | July 2019

14 Days
Category:
  • See Prince William Sound our Alaska small group tours
  • Alaska-Family-at-Play
  • Alaska-thinhorn-sheep-Denali-National-Park
  • Alaska-Otter-Resting
  • Alaska-Denali-National-Park
  • Alaska-red-fox
  • Alaska- brown-bear-Katmai
  • Alaska-moose
  • Alaska-Brown-Bear-family
  • Alaska American bald Eagle
  • Alaska-Bull-Moose
  • Alaska-Denali-National-Park-snow-capped-mountain

Tour Alaksa – the biggest state of the US is a nature-lover’s utopia. Ice-capped mountains, forests full of wildlife plus lakes & rivers full of fish. What’s not to love? You are almost guaranteed of seeing the bears.  Caribou, Moose and Bison are also fairly common. There are hundreds of bird species to be found also including the American Bald Eagle. Orca’s and various species of whales can also be spotted off the coast. If light trekking, log cabins and wilderness is your thing, our Alaska small group tours are for you.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Walk on the toe of a forty-four kilometer glacier! 

  2. Explore four National Parks; Denali, Wrangell St. Elias, Arctic National and Katmai National Park! 

  3. Soak in thermal hot springs, admire crystal-like sculptures out of ice 

  4. Ride in GoldStar Class on a scenic stretch of the iconic Alaska Railroad 

  5. Search for marine wildlife while sailing to the remote town of Seldovia

  6. See the bears in  Katmai National Park-home to the highest concentration of brown bears in the country

DEPARTURE DATE
1 July 2019
DURATION 14 days
TOUR COST $14,799
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
$1,990 Additional
INCLUDED
Economy international airfares ex Syd/Mel
Internal flights as per itinerary
All transportation as per itinerary
Twin-share accommodation
Transfers to and from hotels as per itinerary
Meals as listed on the itinerary
Entry fees to places of interest as per itinerary
Experienced English speaking local tour guide
Escorted by an Australian host (subject to minimum number of 10 clients)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Tours depart with minimum of 4 clients
  • No more than 16 clients on any trip
  • Land only packages available
  • Tour extensions – before or after tour extensions can be arranged on your behalf
  • Business or premium economy flights can be arranged at an additional cost if available
  • To book and reserve your place on a tour, a deposit of $250 and a completed booking form is required

The biggest state of the US is a nature-lover’s utopia. Ice-capped mountains, forests full of wildlife plus lakes & rivers full of fish. What’s not to love? Separated from the mainland by Canada’s British Columbia – Alaska also happens to be the most sparsely populated state of the US which makes it even more desirable for those who love the great outdoors.  

 Various indigenous tribes roamed the region for thousands of years before the Russians established a settlement in the 17th century. The modern history of the region is fascinating. The US government purchased Alaska from the Russian Government in 1867 for the sum of 2c an acre - about $7 million dollars total! It became an official US territory in 1912 and official state - the US’s 49th State - in 1959. In the late 1960’s, oil was discovered and an oil boom soon followed. Pipelines, refineries, roads, townships and other infrastructure soon followed. Today, agriculture, fishing and tourism make up the main industries.  

Alaska’s capital city, Anchorage, with a population of around 300,000, is 10 times the size of the nearest cities, Fairbanks and Juneau. The region is incredibly sparse with vast wilderness and some small towns dotting the state.  

There’s an abundance of wildlife to be spotted in Alaska. It’s most famous for the brown and black bears which are found in healthy numbers. You are almost guaranteed of seeing the bears, depending on the regions you visit.  Caribou, Moose and Bison (which were introduced from Montana) are also fairly common to spot. The rivers are filled with trout and salmon and watching the bears feed during the spawning period is the classic Alaskan postcard. There are hundreds of birds species to be found also – including the Countries national animal – the American Bald Eagle, which are no longer on the endangered species list but still not all that easy to spot. Orca’s and various species of whales can also be spotted off the Alaskan Coast and Bearing Sea.   

Blue Dot travel has developed a comprehensive, two week, small group tour that is second to none. It is an active tour that includes 4 national parks, wildlife, history, trekking, local culture and a whole lot more. It’s certainly not a low-cost destination to visit, however, this is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that has been put together with much attention to detail. Alaska is generally regarded as one of the most scenic places on the planet. Grab your trekking shoes and come and join us.  

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    1. Walk on the toe of a forty-four kilometre glacier! 

    2. Explore four National Parks; Denali, Wrangell St. Elias, Arctic National and Katmai National Park! 

    3. Soak in thermal hot springs, admire crystal-like sculptures out of ice 

    4. Ride in GoldStar Class on a scenic stretch of the iconic Alaska Railroad 

    5. Search for marine wildlife while sailing to the remote town of Seldovia

    6. See the bears in  Katmai National Park-home to the highest concentration of brown bears in the country

Next Steps

If you would like to speak to us regarding this tour please call (02) 9906-5770
If you would like to email please send to [email protected]
To read the full itinerary - download here
Prior to booking, please read our Terms and Conditions
If you are ready to book, please download our Booking Form