Alaska's Playground: Wildlife & Nature on The Kenai Peninsula
With calving glaciers, shimmering waters and rugged mountains — the Kenai Peninsula is stunning. Discover the history and wildlife of “Alaska’s Playground.”
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Program No. 22671RJ
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This was a very interesting and fun program. One gets to see Alaska beyond the usual tourist areas and in greater depth than most will see it. I was exposed to things I never even knew I wanted to know. Isn't that the best thing about travel? Sharing this with the others in the program added to the delight.


A diverse program exploring Alaska's Kenai Peninsula


I selected this tour as my first solo Road Scholar experience and it was wonderful. The other participants were inclusive, and there were several other solos to hang out with, although I found the couples just as welcoming. It was a very active trip, with interesting destinations (Soldatna, Homer, Seward and Whittier) and activities (dog sled, glacier cruise, fish hatchery, etc.). You will be lucky to get Barbara as your leader and Steve as your bus driver. They were both very knowledgeable and personable. The food was also better than I have experienced on other Road Scholar trips.


The Road Scholar program fully lived up to its promise. I enjoyed the people and the program immensely and it enriched my life.


What an awesome experience, informative, fun educational.


Jaw dropping scenery; wildlife, glaciers, waterfalls, and the history of the Kenai Penninsula. A truly enchanting experience.


We attended the very first time this program was offered and, as could be expected, there are some parts that will be improved. The instructors lived the Soldotna history they shared and were well-prepared with multiple stories, artifacts, and handouts. Field trips to several museums (Anchorage, town of Kenai, and Homer's Pratt) and Lowell Gallery were very worthwhile. We could have used more time at the AK Wildlife Conservation Center, Nat'l Wildlife Refuge Visitors Centers and in Seward at the SeaLife Center. I believe everyone loved the Glacier Cruise and the Seavey Dog Complex ride, puppies, and artifacts. It's an interesting tour of this specific part of a huge state. Lodging was very clean and the dinners were generally much better than expected. It was a beautiful tour with favorable weather--only 1 day with some showers and rain. It was cool and overcast much of the time, which I believe is normal there.

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