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Wild About Alaska: Glaciers & Wildlife With Your Grandchild

Program No. 24149RJ
Alongside your grandchild, explore Alaska by foot, train, raft, dog sled and boat to get up close to towering glaciers and awesome wildlife.

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At a Glance

Picture it: Floating down a clear river past jaw-dropping glaciers. Learning next to playful seals at the SeaLife Center. Smiling from ear to ear while excited Huskies pull you and your grandchild through the wilderness. During one unforgettable week in the wilds of Alaska, make memories that’ll last a lifetime as you explore some of the country’s coolest landscapes – literally! Experience train rides to amazing glaciers, wildlife walks through the forest and a rafting adventure while searching for moose and bears along the way. Learn about the animals that call Alaska home, all delving deep into the wild with your grandchild.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking for up to two miles on sometimes rocky terrain, possible long periods of standing, floating down river for 3.5 hours, and dog sledding for 2 hours.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Visit the Sealife Center and participate in hands on activities while learning all about the sea animals that call Alaska their home.
  • Sail past massive glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park as the experts help you search for local wildlife like whales, otters, puffins, sea lions and more.
  • Learn about Alaska’s long history of dog sledding at the Seavey Iditarod Racing Team's facility where the three-time champions train, enjoy a ride through the wilderness and meet the puppies-in-training.

General Notes

For a comparable family adventure for all generations, check out "Wild About Alaska: Glaciers & Wildlife With Your Family" (#24150).
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