On the Road Alaska: Barrow, Denali and Kenai Fjords
Explore pristine landscapes and unspoiled wilderness as you journey through the Arctic, learning from Native Peoples, discovering geological wonders and spotting unique wildlife.
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Program No. 17292RJ
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The tours that were not guided or organized by Road Scholar were excellent. However, the organization of the timing of going to restaurants, parks, hotels, etc. was extremely poor. Times continued to change even within 5 minutes. Restaurants and tours didn't seem to be reserved as the response was they couldn't serve us as they were full or because they had other tours directly before or after ours that made it difficult to help/serve us. To make matters he had no direction from the cooperate office with any of this. We flew "by the seat of our pants". The trip to Barrow was rescheduled for one day. We flew to Anchorage, made another stop, and then arrived at Barrow for lunch. We left after dinner, flew to Anchorage and then back to Fairbanks. Too much flying. Our original itinerary included a night in Barrow, but it was cancelled a week prior to the trip because there was no room in the hotels. Our original guide left at the last minute, so we were given a new guide. He was very nice but had never done this tour before and didn't have the knowledge needed. (He'll be a good guide, but no one should be in charge of a group without going through it as a helper.)Luckily, we had a good bus driver who had been through this tour and was able to help us. It really would have been better to cancel the trip and use your money for another one. Hopefully, RS will make improvements in the future.


Over all the trip was great. At Barrow I got to wade in the Artic Ocean and see how the Inupiat live in the frozen tundra. In Denali we saw the big five, bear, moose, Dall sheep, caribou and a wolf and Mt Denali reflected in Wonder Lake. At Seward we watched Sea Otters play in the marina and from a boat humpback and killer whales breach, puffins and murres dive and fly. For one that loves nature it is a must do trip.


What an unique experience to celebrate summer solstice in Barrow, Alaska! No night time during our entire time in Alaska. The sun shines at 2 A.M.


The "On the Road" Alaskan experience exceeded my expectations with small group size, active format, and vast diversity of locations visited enhancing each day we spent on the road. This is our 2nd RS journey and the educational aspect was ideal and we plan to take more in the future! GREAT JOB


Learn about the land, people, animals and climate of Alaska from top, Barrow, to bottom Seward. Learn why many people return to Alaska to live after only one visit.


This was a fascinating look at life in Alaska. This program gave us the opportunity to talk with Alaska Natives and see some of the most awesome scenery and wildlife imaginable. It gave us a chance to see Alaska in a way not possible if we had only taken a cruise.


WOW, this program is a great way to be refreshed and inspired by seeing God's Hand in His creation. See, learn, and experience the wonders of Alaska from top (Barrow) to bottom (Seward).

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