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Experience the best of Alaska! We offer premier Alaska day tours and Alaska adventure travel excursions starting from a variety of destinations. Just click on a location that interests you - Anchorage, Fairbanks, Denali, Juneau and more. These tours provide a great way to plan an Alaskan vacation, customize your tour, or book as a shore excursion in cruise ports from Ketchikan to Seward. Day trips such as river rafting, flightseeing, glacier cruises, or glacier dog sledding can enhance any Alaska adventure vacation.

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Melinda’s Insider Tip

Whether you are taking an Alaska cruise or land tour, there are great excursions for half or full-day adventures around the state. You may even have time for multiple activities in one day. Let us help you decide how best to fit the right excursions into your vacation plans. Contact us via e-mail: mytrip@alaskatours.com


 Anchorage Anchorage offers a wide selection of tours, excursions and activities and is the starting point for many of Alaska's visitors. Adventures include flightseeing, bear viewing, glacier cruises, guided sightseeing, hiking and more! Anchorage is a year -round destination that truly offers something for everyone! 
 Denali Scheduled bus tours into Denali National Park vary from a 4-hour Natural History tour, 6-7 hour Tundra Wilderness Tour, or full day guided tour to Kantishna. At the park entrance area, there are options for river rafting and helicopter flightseeing tours and more... 
 Fairbanks Fairbanks is the "Gateway to the Arctic". Excursions range from crossing the Arctic Circle, experiencing Eskimo culture, touring a working placer gold mine, sternwheeler river boat excursions and guided city tours. 
 Girdwood Located just 39 miles south of Anchorage, Girdwood offers glacier dog sledding, hiking, rock and ice climbing, and ATV tours. 
 Haines Located on the pristine western shores of Lynn Canal, America's longest fjord, Haines offers a perfectly distilled sampling of Alaska's history, arts and culture. Guided hikes and excursions into the Chilkat Valley lakes and rivers are suitable for all ages. 
 Homer Homer has a fleet of charter boats that depart daily on fishing and sightseeing cruises into Kachemak Bay, and the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. In addition to marine tours, Homer's proximity across Cook Inlet from the Katmai National Park Wilderness makes it a great departure point for fly-out bear watching adventures. 
 Juneau Juneau excursions include a variety of local sightseeing options, guided kayaking, rafting, and hiking. Excellent helicopter and fixed wing flightseeing tours over the Juneau Icefield including glacier landings and dog sledding are also offered. Bear viewing on Admiralty Island and whale watching cruises are also available. 
 Kenai The Kenai River is renowned for world-class sport fishing. In addition to fishing, the area is known as Alaska's Playground. Many residents enjoy the great fishing and outdoor activities throughout the area including bear viewing and river rafting excursions. 
 Kennicott and Mccarthy Expert guides will take you hiking or ice climbing on the nearby Root Glacier, explore the historic mine on a tour of the abandoned mine buildings or go flightseeing over the surrounding Wrangell Mountains - all of which are great adventures in one of North America's most spectacular National Parks. 
 Ketchikan For many cruises to Alaska, Ketchikan is the first Alaska port of call. There are many great activities and excursions available for cruise passengers from guided sightseeing and adventure tours, including day trips and cruises to Misty Fjords National Monument. 
 Palmer and Wasilla The rivers and easily accessible glaciers in the region offer exciting whitewater rafting, helicopter glacier trekking and dog sledding, airboat adventures and more. 
 Seward Seward is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park with day cruises to see wildlife including humpback and orca whales, puffins, and Stellar sea lion - in addition to spectacular glacier scenery. Additional tour options include guided sightseeing, sea kayaking, and helicopter flightseeing with glacier landings and dog sledding. 
 Sitka Sitka offers marine wildlife cruises and kayaking tours. The nearby waters are a popular feeding ground for humpback whales, tufted puffins and other sea birds. Sitka sightseeing tours offer insights into both native Tlingit culture as well as the Russian Orthodox Heritage that co-exist in the community today. 
 Skagway Skagway tours and excursions take you back to those Gold Rush days! Choices include excursions up the Klondike trail aboard The White Pass & Yukon Route railroad, guided sightseeing to relive the gold rush history including trips into Canada's Yukon Territory following the path of the Great Stampede. Helicopter tours to the nearby ice fields, including glacier landings and dog sledding are also available. 
 Talkeetna The historic village of Talkeetna is nestled at the base of Mount McKinley (Denali), North America's tallest peak. Talkeetna has an outstanding panoramic view of the Alaska Range including world-class flightseeing to Mt. McKinley including summit tours or glacier landings, as well as jet-boat cruises or guided fishing. 
 Valdez Valdez offers a great selection of day tours and excursions from glacier cruises in Prince William Sound to guided sea kayaking, river rafting and hiking. 
 Whittier Whittier offers a good choice of of day cruises into Prince William Sound where various marine wildlife can be seen as well as impressive glaciers. 
 Wrangell From bear viewing at Anan Creek to riverboat adventures to seeing glaciers and the spectacular Stikine River, Wrangell offers great experiences in the Alaskan wilderness, as well as a glimpse into Alaska's Tlingit-Haida Culture. 
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