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Stay casual, dress in layers, and get proper footwear
Guides to the best locations around the state to view wildlife
Rent a car and travel independently on a set itinerary, with lodging and tours booked in advance.
The Alaska Railroad is your transportation method. Travel on a set itinerary with lodging and tours booked in advance.
See Alaska's highlights by railroad or motorcoach in a group of up to 50
Travel in small groups, stay at exclusive wilderness lodges, and spend more time outdoors
All-inclusive multi-day vacation packages at a remote wilderness lodge
Travel with a professional photographer to the best photo locations around the state
Trips range from backpacking, rafting, to upscale remote lodge retreats
Cruises depart Juneau or Sitka. Boutique, small ship adventure cruises in Alaska's Inside Passage
Cruises depart from Whittier, a 1 hr drive from Anchorage. 2-5 day small ship explorations
The most intimate multi-day cruise option. Book entire boat for your family or group, or opt to bunk with other guests. Trips available from Whittier, Homer, Seward, Juneau, and Sitka.
The classic Alaska Cruise, offered by such companies as Holland America, Princess, and Royal Caribbean. Choose a round-trip Inside passage or one-way Gulf of Alaska Cruise.
Stops include Seward (Kenai Fjords), Girdwood, Whittier & Spencer Glacier
Stops include Wasilla, Talkeetna, Denali National Park & Fairbanks
These cabins are located on the north shore of the Chitina River about 15 miles south of McCarthy. No reservations or rental fee, first-come first-served.
The cabin is located between May and Chititu Creek, approximately 11.5 miles southeast of McCarthy. First-Come, First-Served. Access by plane only.
This cabin is nestled in a glacial valley on the upper Chitina River. No rental fee, first-come, first-served.
Quaint cabin renovated in 2000, located about 1⁄4 mile north of the Nabesna Road.
24′ x 36′ cabin that sleeps 8. The cabin location permits off- trail hiking/exploring in the direction of Mount Drum and fishing in Chelle Lake.
A quarter mile from the air strip on the opposite side of Little Esker Stream
This cabin is located in the Nabesna River valley approximately 13 miles southeast of Nabesna, or approximately 20 miles by snowmachine trail from the Nabesna Road. Rustic Cabin, 12×16. Use is on a first-come, first-served basis.
8′ x 10′ Cabin 18 miles east of McCarthy, about 1⁄2 mile south of the Chitistone River. No reservations required, no rental fee.
Cabins are located 14 miles east of McCarthy on a gravel bar of the Chitistone River surrounded by towering cliffs. Use is on a first-come, first-served basis.
11′ x 15′ cabin in the historic mining settlement of Chisana