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Price Per Person$199
DatesMay 16 – September 15
Time(s)10:00AM - 4:00PM
This full day tour from Anchorage includes a local guide, an aerial tram ride up Mt. Alyeska, a tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, lunch at a local eatery, a drive down Portage Valley and through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, drop off at the Whittier Cruise Ship Terminal, and scenic photo-stops along the way!
Following your pick up at your hotel or the Salmon Berry office in downtown Anchorage, sit back with your luggage secured in our comfortable and clean sprinter vans as your Alaskan driver guides you down Turnagain Arm, an All-American Road and National Scenic Byway. Look out for alpine scenery, hanging glaciers, and potential wildlife!
Visit the quaint town of Girdwood and a favorite local eatery for lunch (provided). After lunch ascend up the side of Mt. Alyeska on an aerial tram. From the top (weather permitting) take in views of several glaciers and the upper reaches of a temperate rainforest.
Next, visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a 200-acre natural habitat that provides wildlife education and rehabilitation for some of Alaska’s favorite animals! This is Alaska’s only guaranteed wildlife viewing! Get close enough to observe and photograph some of our favorite land animals such as moose, reindeer, bison, wolves, and more! While we cannot guarantee bears due to the size of their habitat, however, it is common to see both brown and black bears at the Conservation Center! Make sure to take photos of wildlife with the amazing backdrop of the Chugach Mountains and Turnagain Arm!
Travel down Portage Valley for views of several Alpine glaciers! Finally, drive 2.5 miles through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel, the longest highway tunnel in North America!
Upon arrival in Whittier, you'll be transferred directly to the Cruise Ship Terminal where you will be helped with off-loading your luggage.
Complimentary snacks and water are provided throughout your tour.
A Note About Luggage: Our touring sprinter vans are able to accommodate one full-size suitcase per person as well as two personal items. If you or your party is expected to have additional luggage, then please contact us to review your options.
- Local Alaskan Guide(s)
Narration provided by a CDL Certified Alaskan Guide (English Speaking)
- Small Group
A more personal experience of up to 10 guests in our clean and comfortable sprinter vans
Trunk space and overhead storage for one suite case, one carry on, and one personal item (purses, neck pillows, etc.) per guest
- All Inclusive
Admission into Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Guided tour through the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Time to visit the Gift Shop
Mt. Alyeska Aerial Tram Ride
Admission into Roundhouse Museum (when open to the public)
Admission through the Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel
Lunch at a local eatery
- Photo Stops
Stretch your legs for up close views or simply look through our panoramic windows
- Snacks & Water
An assortment of complimentary snacks and water are available throughout the tour
- Gear (Complimentary)
Access to our gently used gear is available
*Gear must be requested at time of booking to assure gear available during your tour
- Anchorage Hotel Pick Up (3 Hotels Per Tour)
Pick up available from major hotels located within Anchorage or Girdwood
- Anchorage Office Pick Up
Conveniently located in downtown Anchorage
*Please select "Meet at Salmon Berry Tours Office" at time of booking to confirm
- Whittier Cruise Ship Drop Off
Drop off is available for the Whittier Cruise Ship Terminal
- Guide Gratuity
Tipping Recommendation: 10% - 15% of Tour Price
Multi-Day Itinerary Cancellation Policy: A 50% deposit is required to start the booking process. Remainder is due 60 days prior to travel. Cancellations must be made in writing (email, fax, or mail). Processing fee of $100 per guest applies for cancellations more than 60 days before travel, or 50% of total if received less than 60 days from travel. No refund applies if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to travel.
Day Tour Cancellation Policy: For cancellations outside of 14 days before the first day of your tour, a 10% fee will be withheld. For cancellations inside of 14 days, no refund applies.
- Salmon Berry Tours recommends travel insurance provided by TravelSafe Insurance. Salmon Berry Tours is not affiliated with TravelSafe Insurance, nor do we offer any special discounts with them. Our recommendation is based on positive guest feedback. In particular, the experience of one Salmon Berry Tours guest is instructive:
Our guest had booked the vacation of a lifetime and the ultimate Alaska package. She had to cancel the trip a week before it began due to unfortunate circumstances.
She later told us that within ten minutes of phone time her claim was processed in full. She was very pleased with TravelSafe Insurance's immediate and empathetic response. Getting a refund for her trip was the last thing she wanted to think about, and TravelSafe Insurance took care of her needs and concerns immediately.
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