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If you’re looking for exciting and active tours in Anchorage you’ve come to the right place. Whether its train trips, glacier expeditions, and mountain hiking, Alaska Tours has you covered. Read details on our Anchorage tours below and book the package that most appeals to you today.

ANCHORAGE – ACTIVE TOURS

Chugach State Park Hiking Tour - Half Day - from Anchorage
Explore the wilderness trails of Chugach State Park! The park offers a variety of trails to suit your interests and ability, including easy wooded paths and strenuous mountain hikes with views. On your approx. 4 hour hike, our naturalist guide will point out and discuss the flora and fauna, which can include moose, marmots, eagles, and other local species.
Tour includes: trekking pole, snack and transfers from most Anchorage hotels

Good to know: No experience necessary.

NOTE: This trip operates in ALL weather conditions. There is a 2-person minimum for this tour to operate.  Children have to be at least 7 years old to participate in this tour. 

Required at time of booking: Dates of birth and hotel information in Anchorage. 
 
Season: Daily departures May 28 - September 18, 2016
Departure Time: 10:00am (10:00H)
Duration: approx. 4 hours including transfers

Price:
 USD 99 per adult / USD 79 per child (7-10 years)

Glacier Discovery Train and Float Trip from Anchorage

In the morning depart on the Alaska Railroad for a 3.5 hour ride to Spencer Glacier in the remote Chugach Mountains. Enjoy a snack before boarding your raft for a 2-hour gentle float among the icebergs at Spencer Lake and down the Placer River. This tour is great for families or those seeking a relaxing outdoor adventure! You will return to Anchorage around 19:00H by scheduled motorcoach.
Tour includes: services of professional guides, raingear, rubber boots, and snack.
Not included: Transfers to and from your hotel  (Tour departs from the Anchorage train station).  

NOTE: Children have to be at least 2 years old in order to participate in this tour.

Required at time of booking:  Please provide your shoe sizes & dates of birth when booking this tour. 

Season: Daily departures June 1 - September 11, 2016
Departure Time: 9:45H
Duration: 9 hours

Price:
 USD 235 per adult / USD 136 per child (2-11 years)

Glacier Discovery Train and Guided Walk from Anchorage

This morning depart on the Alaska Railroad for a 3.5 hour ride to Spencer Glacier in the remote Chugach Mountains. Then participate in a guided walk led by a US Forest Service Ranger. The ranger will lead a narrated walk to a viewing platform about 1.5 miles from the starting point (about 3 miles roundtrip). This low-impact gravel path offers benches and incredible scenic views along the way. You will return to Anchorage by scheduled motorcoach. 
Not Included: Transfers to and from your hotel and lunch, however meals can be purchase onboard the train (Tour departs from the Anchorage train station).

Season: Daily departures June 1 - September 11, 2016
Departure Time: 9:45H
Duration: 9 hours

Price:
 USD 119 per adult / USD 60 per child (6-11 years)

Spencer Glacier Hike including kayak & train from Anchorage
Enjoy a hike amongst beautiful scenery, blue icebergs and onto a majestic glacier. Arrive at Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop aboard the Alaska Railroad. After a short van ride, you will be outfitted in PFDs and spray skirt.  Kayak across the Spencer Lake about 1.5 miles (about 60 minutes) to the other side of the glacier.  Upon arrival to the glacier, get outfitted with helmets and crampons. After a brief safety lesson and practice getting comfortable with the crampons, the group will venture out onto the glacier itself. About two hours will be spent exploring the glaciers features, including crevasses, ice caves, moulins, and more. Experienced glacier guides provide information on local wildlife, history and glaciology. Return to Anchorage by kayak, van and train.
Tour includes: roundtrip train transportation from Anchorage, services of knowledgeable guides, use of  kayak, kayaking gear, helmets and crampons, and a deli style lunch.
Not included: transfers in Anchorage (Tour departs from the Anchorage Railroad Station). 

NOTE: This trip operates in ALL weather conditions. This is a strenuous activity and previous kayaking and hiking experience is recommended. Participants must be prepared for several hours of moderate activity.  There is a 2 person minimum for this tour to operate. Children have to be at least 13 years old to participate in this tour. Min. weight 90 pounds / max. weight 250 pounds; max. height 6'7".

Required at time of booking: Full names as they appear on identification, dates of birth, heights and body weights.

Season: Daily departures May 28 - Sept 18, 2016
Departure Time: 9:45am (9:45H)
Duration:  13 hours

Price:
 USD 379 per person

Spencer Glacier Ice Climbing Tour including train transfers from Anchorage
Enjoy the truly unique experience of ice climbing on a glacier. Arrive at Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop aboard the Alaska Railroad. After a short 1 mile van ride to the edge of Spencer Lake, you will be outfitted in PFDs and spray skirt.  Kayak across the Spencer Lake about 1.5 miles (about 60 minutes) to the other side of the glacier.  Upon arrival to the glacier, get outfitted with helmets, crampons, and ice picks. After a brief safety lesson and practice getting comfortable with the equipment, the group will venture out onto the glacier itself. About two hours will be spent climbing ice walls near the edge of the glacier. Experienced glacier guides provide information on glaciology and techniques. Return by van and train.
Tour includes: roundtrip train transfer from Anchorage, services of knowledgeable guides, use of kayak, kayaking gear, climbing gear and a deli style lunch.
Not included: transfers in Anchorage (Tour departs from the Anchorage Railroad Station)

NOTE: This trip operates in ALL weather conditions. This is a strenuous activity and previous kayaking and hiking experience is recommended. Participants must be prepared for several hours of moderate activity.  There is a 2 person minimum for this tour to operate. Children have to be at least 14 years old to participate in this tour. Min. weight 90 pounds / max. weight 250 pounds; max. height 6'7".

Required at time of booking: Full names as they appear on identification, dates of birth, heights, body weights and shoe sizes.

Season: Daily departures May 28 - Sept 18, 2016
Departure Time: 9:45am (9:45H)
Duration: 13 hours

Price:
 USD 403 per person

Helicopter Adventure with Glacier Dogsled Tour including van transfers from Anchorage
After a 1-1.5 hour transfer (one way) from Anchorage you arrive at Knik River Lodge. From Knik River Lodge you will take a breathtaking 15 minute helicopter ride up to a glacier. After landing on the glacier, you will experience a dog sledding adventure that you will never forget. Meet an experienced Iditarod Musher who will teach you to mush your own dog sled team along one of the most scenic snow covered glaciers! (approx. 1 hour on the glacier). Upon return to Knik River Lodge, you have approx. 2 hours at leisure before you depart on your van transfer back to Anchorage. Take a stroll on the scenic trail by the lodge or just take in the beautiful and quiet surroundings and enjoy a great meal at the restaurant (not included).  
Tour includes: Roundtrip transfer from Anchorage to Knik River Lodge, helicopter flight and dog sledding on a glacier. 
Not included: transfers in Anchorage and meals. (Tour departs from designated Anchorage hotels only)

NOTE: Please note that there are 3 passenger seats in the helicopter. There are passenger weight limits because the overall weight of the helicopter with everything in it can only reach a certain amount. If your party is larger than 3 or if you exceed the overall weight limit, your party will be broken up and you will be on the glacier at different times.  There is a 2-person minimum required for this tour to operate. A surcharge will apply for passengers weighing 250 lbs or more; max. weight per person is 300 lbs. 

Required at time of booking: Body weights and hotel information in Anchorage.

Season: Daily departures May 14 - August 25, 2016 ( depending on weather and snow conditions)
Departure Time: 8:15am and 3:00pm (8:15H & 15:00H)
Duration: approx. 7 hours total including transfers from/to Anchorage (helicopter tour itself is about 1.5 hours long)

Price:
 USD 569 per adult / USD 519 per child (2-11 years)

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