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Alaska

Passport to Southeast Alaska: By Hiking Boot, Kayak & Boat

Alaska is one-fifth the size of all Lower 48 states combined but has a population smaller than Rhode Island. Come hike, kayak, learn about and explore this idyllic place.
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Program No. 22225RJ
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10 days
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Charles
(5)

I highly recommend this program. The physical activity is accurately described in the program materials and added to the enjoyment of the program. The visit to Glacier Bay is unforgettable; the guides are knowledgeable, helpful and accommodating; the planning is impeccable; and the participants become close friends.

Beth
(5)

Can’t think of a better way to see SE Alaska up close: hiking, kayaking, glaciers. Pack for all weather conditions: warm/sunny, rain, very cold/foggy and pack light and well organized for hotel changes and TSA checks. Be prepared for hiking with elevation changes in the lush forest and kayaking with sea otters, seals, and WHALES!!! Very active trip with a fun group. Was our first RS trip...looking forward to more.

Kathy
(5)

Southeast AK by Kayak, Raft and Boot -- It was a great intro to this part of AK. Varied and fun activities, learned about the cultural, natural and historical past of this area....and had lots of fun along the way. Blessed with a fine group of fellow travelers and superb leader. Accommodations were fine, not plush, but didn't expect that. Food varied, some locations great, another OK. Would recommend this trip to folks who want an active intro to SE Alaska.

John
(5)

A great well balanced program. Kate provided excellent leadership. Being land based, we had a much more intimate relationship with the place and people than we would have had a part of a herd from a cruise ship.

Patricia
(5)

A super-fab trip! You must be in shape, but the great thing, so are all the other participants and leaders. So much more to see and learn v. riding on a ship. Now that I'm home, Alaska seems like a dream I'll always remember, recalling the residents, the geography, culture, and history. My first, but not my last, Road Scholar trip!

Jean
(5)

This was our first Roadscholar trip and we very much enjoyed it. We wanted to see Alaska without going on a cruise and we think we made the right decision. The trip is centered in Southeast Alaska and included kayaking, hiking, museums, and several boat trips. We unequivocally recommend this trip.

S
(5)

This trip is a must for people who don't want to do an Alaskan cruise. We used so many modes of transportation that always included wildlife viewing and the time on the trail and water were unbeatable. While kayaking we saw hundreds of eagles and lots of whales nearby - a truly unique thrill. We learned about a culture we knew nothing about and again were amazed at how our country tried so hard to erase a vast tribe of spiritual, creative and self sufficient people. They still remain in villages and their artifacts and art are amazing. This trip had so many highlights!

Patricia
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

This was a spirited 10 days of non-stop experiences. Our guide Kate Winslow was enthusiastic, organized and a wealth of information about the Last Frontier. Our local guides at each location were excellent and we felt comfortable challenging ourselves with sea kayaking, rafting and hiking. The trip gave us real insights into the Native American culture that is such a large part of the Alaska experience. I would recommend this trip to anyone with a sense of adventure and good physical health.

Ron
(5)

Every day brought new vistas of mountains or seas or glaciers or wildlife. Even when we had been in a place for a while we still marveled at the scenery. It must be said that we had beautiful clear weather which we are told is not the norm. Our leader was excellent.

Susan
(5)

Very spirited and fascinating trip thru Southeastern Alaska. You should be quite physically fit for this adventure, it is very rigorous and there are many moving parts. LOVED the trip and would highly recommend it if you are quite an active adventurer. Another STUNNING trip with Road Scholar!!






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