When you think of an Alaska vacation package, do you have nightmares about visiting a small town overrun by cruise ships and tour buses? Or getting stuck in a tourist trap far from the Real Alaska?
Relax. Most of the packages you’ll find on Alaska.org aren’t like that. And depending on the level of structure you want, the trips we list may actually free you up to enjoy the experience. Another option: work with a local Alaskan agent who will help customize an independent package for you. Of course, if you prefer to have someone else take care of everything, you can opt for a guided vacation.
Alaska Land Tours On Your Own
On an independent Alaska land tour, you get from place to place on your own, either by renting a car and driving yourself or by traveling on a motorcoach or train. Then you can add any day tours you want, including guided tours for activities like fishing or flightseeing.
Guided Alaska Land Tours
On a guided Alaska land tour, a tour guide travels with you from place to place, your bags get lugged around for you, and lodging, transportation, and most meals are included. Your escorted land tour can either be with a large group (up to 50 people), or a with a small adventure group.
Use the chart below to help decide which vacation type is best for you! Or give us a call or email and we can help you plan a trip: 907-277-4321.
Price: Around $200–$300 per person, per day for a 7-day trip.
You’re an independent traveler who cringes at the thought of a tourist trap. You might want to see the highlights, but you also want to visit off-the-beaten path destinations away from bus and rail routes.
You can stop as often as you want for as long as you want, and take scenic detours and side roads along the way.
You have full control over your activities and hotels.
Stay in smaller destinations and secluded wilderness lodges, away from the crowds.
Trips may focus on things like photography or eco-tourism, or perhaps include a lecture series.
Price (all-inclusive): Around $485–$750 per person, per day for a 7-day trip.
You want most things taken care of, like meals, transportation, and lodging. But you also want the independence to make choices for your daily activity, whether it’s hiking, fishing, or reading a book on the deck of the lodge.
You like having the services of a guide and enjoy meeting other travelers in a more intimate setting.
You don’t have to sweat the small stuff, which frees you to focus on the experience.