In summer, Alaska’s snow melts to reveal turquoise rivers filled with running salmon and a tundra turned violet and red from ripening berries. America’s Last Frontier is a place where you can spend days viewing grizzlies and caribou running wild and nights relaxing in the rustic luxury of backcountry lodges; where you can hike along a glacier one morning and saunter through a rainforest the following afternoon. Your visit will provide the opportunity to kayak, hike, boat and ride the rails to experience this northern wonderland from enough perspectives to begin to appreciate Alaska’s grandeur.
- Journey in a custom small ship bound for Kenai Fjords National Park—home to an array of glaciers and marine wildlife, like whales, Steller sea lions, sea otters, puffins and more.
- Encounter caribou, moose, Dall sheep and grizzly bears when you explore Denali National Park and Preserve by foot, bus and—for an additional fee—plane.
- Immerse yourself in the wilds of Alaska through a variety of outdoor nature outings, all at your own pace and with the guidance of experienced naturalists and guides.
Dates: August 5-13, 2013
Cost: $4,595 double occupancy, $5,750 single occupancy
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America’s tallest mountain—reigns over the Matanuska-Susitna Basin, a landscape whose grandeur is matched only by the riches of its salmon streams. Each summer, millions of salmon return to the mighty Matanuska and Susitna rivers and the vast web of lakes and tributaries in a landscape that includes some of the wildest and yet most populated places in Alaska. Nature— and the economy—in the Mat-Su both depend on healthy salmon populations, and the Conservancy works with dozens of state, federal and local partners to protect, restore and enhance the watersheds that are essential for healthy salmon populations.
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