A deep discovery of Alaska, this vast and intriguing state is uncovered through its national parks, like Denali and Kenai Fjords, and towns like Fairbanks, Anchorage and Seward.You’ll enjoy Insider moments like seeing Alaskan traditions in action, from authentic birch bowls being carved in a Fairbanks workshop to Ulu knives being crafted in a factory in Anchorage, where you learn the manufacturing process and hear how this carved tool was developed by the Inuits for their use in the wild. It’s also spending time with locals, like the expert we introduce you to in Fairbanks; looking after the sled dogs at the kennels of the late Iditarod champion, Susan Butcher, they share stories and insights about the tradition.
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Visit a workshop where local artisans carve Alaskan birch bowls, a Cultural Insight. Then, board a paddlewheel riverboat on a journey to a recreated Athabascan village where you can meet and talk with native Alaskans. Visit the kennel owned by the late Iditarod champion Susan Butcher and hear a Local Specialist recount tales about life as a senior handler on the trail. Enjoy some free time to explore Fairbanks on your own. Tonight, enjoy a salmon bake Regional Meal.
Wind your way through the scenic Tanana River Valley on your way to vistas of snow-capped Mount McKinley—at 20,320 feet (6,194 metres), it is the highest peak in North America and the centrepiece of Denali National Park. Settle into your hotel and enjoy a Local Specialist presentation about the uniqueness of the Subarctic flora and fauna before delving into Denali's lively history at a Regional Meal and show at the Denali Dinner Theater.
In 1976 President Jimmy Carter designated the park as an international biosphere reserve, focusing on ecosystem conservation and prudent use of national resources. Finally, in 1980, Mt. McKinley National Park and Denali National Monument were incorporated to establish Denali National Park & Preserve. Today is yours to completely explore the park as you wish. Perhaps take an optional morning rafting trip or guided hike.
Enjoy a morning on your own before boarding the famous Alaska Railroad for the scenic journey to Anchorage. Relax in your comfortable reclining seat in your Deluxe Dome Railcar as onboard experts discuss the spectacular landscapes of Hurricane Gulch and Indian River Canyon. After arriving in Anchorage, enjoy the evening on your own.
Visit a wildlife rehabilitation centre with a guide before embarking on a sightseeing cruise into the heart of Kenai Fjords National Park. Enjoy a prime rib and salmon lunch while enjoying the views of abundant wildlife and magnificent glaciers. Then bid farewell to your Travel director as you board your Holland America Line cruise ship and set sail on an unforgettable cruise.
Sail into Vancouver Harbour early this morning. After disembarking take your transfer to Vancouver International Airport for your afternoon flight home. However, your adventure doesn't have to end here, perhaps you may decide to visit Niagara Falls or maybe head to the scenic California Coast.
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