18667
Alaska/British Columbia

Alaska: Deep Into the Last Frontier

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Alaska, discovering local culture, enjoying expert lectures and exploring untamed wilderness still roamed by caribou and moose.
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Program No. 18667RJ
Length
14 days
Starts at
5,199

At a Glance

Come to appreciate the vastness, rugged beauty and cultural and ecological diversity of “The Last Frontier” on a journey by land and sea that takes you to mammoth glaciers, gold rush towns, Denali National Park’s mighty Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley) and welcoming seaside communities along the famed Inside Passage. Ride the Alaska Railroad from Alaska's Interior to the coast, and set sail for 7 nights to behold snow-capped mountains, glaciers, fjords, and rainforests, always keeping an eye out for unique wildlife and learning from experts along the way.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking on city sidewalks, boardwalks and unpaved trail surfaces. Getting on/off a motorcoach. Standing for an hour at a time at field trip sites. Please refer to daily activity notes.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Keep an eye out for Denali's "Big 5" in Denali National Park, and for whales, sea lions, otters, eagles and more from a whale watching expedition in the famed Inside Passage.
  • Discover native culture and crafts at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center, Anchorage Museum,Totem Heritage Center, and Museum of the North.
  • Experience the diversity of Alaska's majestic landscape on two breathtaking train journeys, and spend a day cruising Glacier Bay National Park with ranger-naturalists.

General Notes

Maximum group size of 34 participants on a ship with a capacity of 1,972 passengers.
Featured Expert
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Dixie Alexander
Gwich'in Athabascan, Dixie Alexander is the cultural program director at the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) and helped create the cultural programs at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Dixie was raised in a traditional Athabascan lifestyle in Fort Yukon, Alaska where her grandmother mentored her in skin sewing, beading and traditional knowledge. Dixie and her siblings also learned the traditional Gwich'in Athabascan lifestyle. She built a professional art career and her work was handpicked by the Smithsonian Institution of Natural History in Washington D.C.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Jerri Roberts
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Valerie Hershfield
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Brenda Campen
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Joe Williams
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Dixie Alexander
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