Join me and Percussive Tours on epic group trips to some of the most exciting destinations in North America!
Alaskan Explorers 2020
ANCHORAGE – HUBBARD GLACIER – GLACIER BAY – SKAGWAY – JUNEAU- KETCHIKAN- VANCOUVER
11 days August 6-16, 2020 (tentative)
Cost: $2500 total (based on double occupancy)
Includes: all flights, cruise fare and applicable taxes and fees, accommodations, airport transfers, most meals, and full time travel director. Other expenses not included are: meals before and after the cruise, checked baggage fees, cruise gratuities, and optional excursions.
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DAY ONE – Fly to Anchorage, Alaska
Travel by shuttle to Chicago, where you will board your flight to Anchorage. Arrive in Anchorage late in the evening and check into you accommodation.
DAY TWO – Anchorage, Alaska
Explore Anchorage on a free day before your cruise departure.
Wildlife and Turnagain Arm Tour
The Turnagain Arm boasts abundant Alaskan wildlife within easy access of the city of Anchorage. Learn about the local ecosystem from a guide with extensive knowledge about the area as you drive down the peninsula, with opportunities to spot wild animals in their natural environment as you go. A visit to the animals at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and a drive past the glaciers on Portage Glacier Road are also included in this tour.
DAY THREE – Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska
Enjoy most of the day at your leisure before your cruise departs from Whittier in the evening.
DAY FOUR– Hubbard Glacier
Spend the entire day marveling at the power of nature as you cruise along the Hubbard Glacier. Keep an eye out for some of Alaska’s incredible wildlife like otters, seals, humpback and orca whales, bears, and moose as you relax from the comfort of the boat deck.
DAY FIVE– Glacier Bay National Park
Continue your tour of Alaska’s rugged shoreline as you glide through Glacier Bay National Park, guided by a park ranger.
DAY SIX – Skagway, Alaska
Disembark from the ship at the port of Skagway, and enjoy a free day, exploring the area. Explore the quaint town, which is steeped in gold rush history, or venture into the wild.
White Pass Railroad Tour
This fully narrated excursion will take you by train up to the summit of the White Pass which is 2,865-feet in elevation! Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, and more as you relax and enjoy the ride!
Visit an authentic dogsledding summer training camp, take an exhilarating sled ride pulled by a team of 16 powerful Alaskan huskies, learn about the sport of dog-sledding from experienced mushers who have competed in punishing world-renowned 1000-mile races like the Iditarod and Yukon Quest, and meet a crew of adorable husky puppies!
DAY SEVEN – Juneau, Alaska
Make port in the town of Juneau, home to stunning views of mountains and glaciers. Spend your free day exploring the town and local botanical garden, or select an exciting optional excursion.
Mendenhall Lake Kayaking
Hit the Alaskan waters on this Mendenhall Lake kayak tour in Tongass National Forest. Journey across the lake in a kayak with group members in your same expertise level. Maneuver around glaciers as you take in stunning sights of the lake’s natural beauty, and catch sight of wildlife as you go. Paddle by Nugget Falls and the 3,000-year-old Mendenhall Glacier.
A half–day tour through Juneau City with round–trip transportation from the cruise port is a popular choice for visitors traveling via cruise ship. In addition to navigating for you, your guide points out landmarks and tells stories about Juneau’s history often unheard by visitors. Enjoy free time to explore the natural landscape of Mendenhall Glacier.
DAY EIGHT – Ketchikan, Alaska
Land in Ketchikan, known as Alaska’s first city, and discover a town rich in Native heritage.
Totem Bight State Park
After a city tour, your guide will introduce you to Totem Bight State Park, where an awesome sight awaits. This unique park offers you a glimpse into the native Tlingit and Haida Indian cultures. Start by walking along a winding trail through a forest of mighty hemlock. You’ll come to an old Indian campsite filled with colorful totem poles, each one telling its own fascinating tale.
Discover the tranquil beauty of Tongass National Forest on a guided tour from Ketchikan. Paddle with a group of up to 20 passengers in a Native American–style canoe across a secluded lake, and then enjoy a nature walk through a rain forest. Gain insight into local Native American history, as well as the wildlife and plants you see along the way. A riverside snack and hotel transport are included.
Misty Fjords National Monument
Explore Misty Fjords, one of nature’s most spectacular creations, while cruising in luxury aboard one of the fastest sightseeing vessels in Alaska. You’ll stop to view an active bald eagle’s nest, and an immense volcanic spire rising from the emerald sea. Delight in the unhurried exploration of Rudyerd Bay and learn the natural history of the fjords while gliding quietly near 3,000-foot vertical cliffs and glistening waterfalls.
DAY NINE – At Sea
Unwind from your adventures during a relaxing day at sea by enjoying the many amenities your ship has to offer.
DAY TEN – Vancouver, British Columbia
Your cruise ends in Vancouver, Canada’s third-largest city. Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a European feel and personality, and stunningly beautiful parks.
Take a glass elevator 430 feet in the air to the city’s famed lookout and step into the heated observation deck for breathtaking 360-degree views of the city, mountains and your cruise ship below.
From sophisticated entertainment to unspoiled nature, Vancouver’s most visited attraction is the pre-eminent all-in-one destination, with something for everyone. The famous Grouse Mountain Skyride takes you on a one-mile journey to the Alpine Station, 3,700 feet above sea level, where you can choose from a variety of activities.
DAY ELEVEN – Fly Home
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly home to Grand Rapids.
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