The best way to fully grasp the things you hear and read about the beauty of Alaska is to experience an Alaska family vacation for yourself. A state so big and so full of wonderful sights, it would take a lifetime to discover all the things that Alaska contributes to the world. Taking a guided vacation with your family to Alaska with All Alaska Tours provides you with more than just a handful of once-in-a-lifetime experiences as there are things to explore and experience in Alaska that are rarely found anywhere else in the world - fjords, glaciers, flight-seeing and fishing, sled dog races, grizzly bears, Orcas and moose.
Listening to stories and looking into the itineraries of other people who have visited Alaska will give you an idea of what Alaska is all about. At the same time, these will make you want to tell your own stories about the 49th state. So you plan your vacation to Alaska with your family as carefully as possible. Going to new places can be quite daunting. It is a relief to know that there are two very accommodating Alaskans, Bob and Carolyn of All Alaska Tours, to show you around the place they know by heart. With sets of activities included in their itineraries, discovering Alaska with Bob and Carolyn will guarantee you a family vacation that will certainly be etched in your memories as well as your children's.
Get ready to discover Alaska through The Alaska Family Vacation, an 11 day-10 night itinerary, that All Alaska Tours has prepared. Bob and Carolyn are very well-experienced in handling group tours, and they will let you enjoy Alaska as if it were your family's vast playground. The tour has activities that will allow you to discover the natural world, participate in outdoor activities, and meet new people - locals and fellow travelers alike.
Your family vacation to Alaska starts as soon as you step foot on Alaskan soil, Anchorage, to be exact. All Alaska Tours takes care of your transfer from the airport to Hotel Alyeska in Girdwood. The Hotel Alyeska has all the amenities you would want every hotel to have... and more. More being the aerial tram ride, which will certainly be something the kids will love, and the Seven Glaciers Restaurant, which sits 2,300 feet above the Hotel Alyeska on a mountain ridge accessible only through the aerial tram!
This Alaska family vacation offers you everything but the ordinary. You get to experience unique activities like gold panning at the Crow Creek gold mine (keeping all the gold you find) and cruising through Prince William Sound from Whittier. The island hop to Cordova brims with wildlife and brings you to a hospitable lodge affiliated with All Alaska Tours, the Orca Adventure Lodge. Here, you will experience the kind of bliss you rarely feel in the city. Having a glacier excursion is something you should not miss to do in Alaska. The hike in the shadows of Mt. Blackburn is an incredible glacier experience for the family. Not only is it thrilling for the kids, but it is also informative as a naturalist guide specifically points out the effects of global warming to the glaciers. Be sure to stay alert on your visits to Wrangell-St. Elias Park and Denali National Park as you will surely chance upon some wildlife! Also, it is only in Alaska that you get to experience the world famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
The tour is tailored to have an easy schedule to give the chance to have quality time with your family. After all, that is what family vacations are all about - enjoying each other's company. You can do outdoor activities such as sea kayaking in Cordova, biking, or just walking around and exploring Anchorage on your own. There are other activities not included in the tour that you might want to do with your family, and All Alaska Tours will be happy to organize for you like bear viewing at the Big River Lakes or Brooks Falls and guided salmon fishing off the side of the road at Ship Creek or fly-in fishing across Yetna River, Clear Creek or Talachalitna rivers. In addition, if you wish to spice up your Alaska family vacation with something cultural and historical, your tour guides will lead you to the accessible shops, restaurants and trail systems in Anchorage, and also visit the Anchorage Museum of History and Art.
Whether you are on board a plane, train or bus, just getting to the destinations included in the tour are already scenic gifts. You will see such graphic historical landmarks like the Million Dollar Bridge constructed in the early 1900's. The amazing scenery along the Denali Highway and Alaska Railroads will definitely put you in awe.
As warm as the welcome was, so is the farewell. Allow All Alaska Tours to indulge your family and the rest of your Alaskan vacation group with a sumptuous farewell dinner. Take this opportunity to share all that you have seen and experienced during your stay. More importantly, reflect on how your relationship with your family, your fellow travelers and tour guides have flourished into a new level of friendship. With some open time before your return flight the next day, you have the opportunity to conclude your Alaska family vacation by exploring Anchorage on your own or with one last activity with your tour guides.
Discovering Alaska with the help of All Alaska Tours will make your trip a breeze. The route, hotels, and activities are already conveniently planned for you, and with the option to add activities that specifically appeal to your family. Your memories of this Alaska family vacation will not only be filled with all things Alaska, but also with the new friends who shared the experience with you.