DatesMay 6, 2016
Today, you will head north with Salmon Berry Tours in our comfortable touring van. During your scenic drive along the Glenn and George Parks Highway, enjoy complimentary snacks and bottled glacier water as your knowledgeable tour guide transports you to Talkeetna, Alaska.
When we arrive in the historical town of Talkeetna, we’ll enjoy lunch at the famous Talkeetna Roadhouse. Featured on both the Travel Channel and the Food Network for their casual family style dining and amazing homestyle food, the Talkeetna Roadhouse has been serving up food for travelers and locals alike since the gold rush days!
Next, your Salmon Berry guide will deliver you to the activity you chose for today's adventure.
Denali Flight Tour:
Take to the skies and get a birds-eye view of the landscape of Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley! This one-hour bush-plane experience gives everyone a window seat to the grandeur of Denali (Mt. McKinley): the tallest mountain on North America! A real Alaskan bush pilot will tell you about the area as you soar over glaciers, the Don Sheldon amphitheater, intense blue meltwater pools, and the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier.
Jet Boat Tour:
Your 2-hour jet tour will begin aboard an enclosed jet boat, as it whisks you into the heart of the wilderness in comfort. As you travel twenty miles of river wilderness, your Naturalist will talk about the rivers in the area, as well as information about Mt McKinley. You will have opportunities to view nesting bald eagles and beavers who seem to work every hour that the long light of summer provides. Upon arriving at our adventure site, we’ll take a leisurely ¼-mile nature walk to a Dena'ina Indian Encampment. The Dena’ina have lived in these lands since time immemorial. Then it’s off to an authentic trapper’s cabin with original furnishings. Learn how early trappers in this region lived in "Bush" Alaska at the turn of the century. Your experienced guide will display furs from the local area and demonstrate trapping methods. Naturalists will also acquaint you with the wildflowers and plants that grow in abundance along the river system and you’ll learn about the edible plants that were used by the Dena’ina for cooking and medicine. Bring along your camera and comfortable walking shoes for this very special Alaskan adventure.