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Day 1. Arrival,
greeting and relaxation after the flight.
Arrive to Anchorage and meet your local guide at the
airport to be taken to your comfortable hotel downtown
Anchorage. Spend the night in Anchorage. D
Day 2. Anchorage’s most
popular highlights, skiing at the Alyeska ski resort, and
Wildlife Conservation Center.
Board your coach and explore Anchorage with such
highlights as Alaska Native Heritage Center where you will
discover the rich native history and culture of Alaska, Lake
Hood airport (the largest float plane airport in the
world!), Alaska Wildberry Products (with a chocolate
fountain), and downtown Anchorage. Then head out to the
Alyeska Ski Resort located in a small community town
Girdwood. There is fun and adventure for everyone here –
skiing near sea level with extraordinary ocean views from
the slopes and lifts or for those who don’t ski: sliding at
the tube park or skating on the outdoor rink at the base of the mountain.
Visit the Wildlife Conservation Center where you will see
Alaska's animals. Overnight in Anchorage. B,L,D
Day 3. Anchorage to
Board your motorcoach and transfer to the cute little town Talkeetna.
On the way visit the Iditarod Dog Sled Race Headquarters to
learn about the great race that takes place in March and
travels from Wasilla to Nome. Overnight Talkeetna. B,L,D
Day 4. Dog Sledding
learning and practice adventure. Transfer to Fairbanks.
Drive your own dog team with guided supervision! The Lead
Dog tour provides an excellent opportunity to learn about
the Iditarod Race and Mushing Basics combined with the
exhilaration of a sleddog ride and driving a team. The ride
alone will be a a one to one and a half hour adventure on
our beautiful winter trails. The Iditarod presentation is
inspiring and educational. The Mushing 101 course focuses on
the equipment, sleds harnessing, commands and what to expect
from our sled dogs. After the tour transfer to Fairbanks.
Overnight Fairbanks. B,L,D
Day 5. Fairbanks – Chena Hot Springs Resort.
Visit Museum of the North, the World Ice Art Championship,
and Santa Clause House in North Pole.
Visit the University of Alaska
Museum of the North, which features Alaska’s art, and an
extraordinary natural history collection, see the state’s
largest public display of gold, the new addition to the
museum offers a combination of grand shapes of moving
icebergs, presentations of the Aurora, Alaska Native games
and dance, and much more. Then visit the World Ice Art
Championship where carvers from all over the world sculpt
immense chunks of clear ice. Some ice sculptures stand as
tall as a two-story building. Visit the North Pole where the
Santa Clause lives. Then travel to Alaska’s only public Hot Spring Resort.
There is an outdoor swimming pond of hot mineral water,
without chlorine or treatment, and a couple of smaller
indoor pools and hot tubs with treated water. There is
modern hotel where you can relax and unwind after swimming.
At night, the views of Aurora Borealis are exceptional away
from city lights, enjoy them immersed in the hot pool
outside (don’t forget to bring your bathing suite on this
tour). Overnight at Chena Hot Springs. B,L,D
Day 6. Chena Hot
Springs Resort activities.
Today spend the day relaxing in the pool, skiing,
snow-machining, dog-sledding or other activities as you
prefer. There is an aurora-viewing station on a hilltop,
where you will surely see the display of this natural
wonder (activities today are optional and are not included
in tour package). Overnight at Chena Hot Springs. B,L,D
Day 7. Fairbanks –
Anchorage Railroad trip.
Take Alaska Railroad from Fairbanks to Anchorage and
enjoy the unforgettable scenery. Overnight in Anchorage.
Day 8. Winter adventure ends today.
Transfer from hotel to airport for flights home. B
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