Join experienced Alaskan trip leaders on our inaugural Alaskan Adventure this coming May! Spend days traveling and exploring a wide variety of unique environments from the mountains of Denali National Park to the rainforest at Valdez, the Matanuska glacier, and the shore at Seward. Spend nights in cozy cabins, sharing meals, and getting to know your fellow travelers and local haunts. The experience will be focused on providing a general ecological overview of southern Alaska and will include many wildlife viewing/photographic opportunities as well as short day hikes and other experiences in the wilderness areas. If you’ve never been to Alaska, or previous trips were devoid of these experiences, this trip will not disappoint!
Each day will be unique and since we will be exploring a wide variety of environments, local travel will be a part of nearly each day. The travel will be well worth it as each day will bring a new place to explore and experience. Below is an example day’s itinerary…
- 7:30am – Breakfast* at Maclaren River Lodge**
- 9:00am – Canoe trip to visit Maclaren Glacier
- 12:00pm – Lunch* on the road to Valdez
- stops along the way for wildlife/scenic viewing
- 4:00pm – Tour of Valdez
- 5:00pm – Dinner on your own in town
- 8:00pm – Live music with the guides at Robe Lake Lodge**
*meal included in cost of the trip.
**or similar lodging
Wilderness Trip Leader
Instructor, Trip Leader
Guests will be picked up at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on May 13th and will be transported to a local hotel for the first night’s stay. Flights are not arranged by Earth Spirit nor are they included in the cost of the excursion. All local travel throughout the trip will be in large vans driven by the trip leaders. Guests will be dropped off at the airport the evening of May 22nd.
*please do not make final travel arrangements without consulting with trip leaders
Accommodations will be included in the trip’s cost and will be variable depending on locations and availability. Most lodging will be semi-communal with the option for individuals or couples to request private rooms at an additional cost.*
Examples of local accommodations guests will be staying in include…
*please indicate your desire for private rooms when registering
Most meals are included in the cost of the trip. Meals will be either prepared by the trip leaders or purchased for guests while on the road or in town. As food options are limited in Alaska, especially away from the city, it will be difficult to accommodate all food preferences/allergies. Please make any preferences or allergies known when registering and we will do our best to accommodate. There will be a couple instances where guests will be on their own for dinner and guests will be made aware of this ahead of time.
Costs & Registration
- $3,000.00 per person
- Registration is limited to 12 participants.
- Registration minimum is 8 participants.
- guidance and education by experienced Wilderness Trip Leaders
- local travel
- most meals (see above)
- lodging (9 nights)
- daily excursions
- bear spray
What's Not Included
- flights to and from Anchorage
- select meals
- personal gear
To reserve your place on this trip:
- A $500.00 deposit is due by 02/01/2022
- The remaining balance is due by 04/01/2022
- Once minimum registration is reached, the trip is a "go" and deposits are not refundable