Alaska is the only place on the planet where you can still hear the call of the wilderness loud and clear. A holiday in Alaska is a chance to immerse yourself in a vast world of untouched natural beauty. This state’s largely subarctic climate awakens your sense of adventure: imagine yourself as a gold prospector, musher, or daring explorer of a prehistoric landscape. Take a journey with us through a dizzying array of lakes, mountains, and glaciers, all while enjoying the cosy comfort of a well-guided and secure tour.
Denali National Park is the most intense way to experience the region’s variability. Serene taiga forests give way to sparse shrubs before opening up into a white world of glaciers, snow, and jagged peaks. Denali, North America’s highest mountain, towers over the park. A portion of Denali is still encased in an icy grip of permafrost, creating extraordinary oddities such as the Drunken Forest, where teetering trees weave their roots between frozen and thawed ground.
The landscape of glaciers gives you goosebumps, then Prince William Sound, where 150 glaciers form part of a unique ecosystem, will entice you. The Chugach National Forest is home to black bears and grizzlies, but it’s the marine life that will steal your heart. Seals, sea lions, and passing whale pods – the most active, playful swimmers visit these waters, and seeing them in the wild is an unforgettable experience.
If you’re looking for adventure, you can race across the snow on a dog sledge, pan for gold in a rushing creek, fly over remote peaks on a flight tour, or go fishing in plentiful waters. The Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage, where nearly half of the state’s population resides, is a great place to learn about the Athabascans, Aleuts, and other indigenous groups.
Alaskan cuisine includes caribou, moose, elk, and even reindeer, demonstrating a solid connection to the land. Sample some of the freshest salmon you’ve ever had on holiday, whether as sashimi or grilled to perfection. Don’t forget to include Alaskan Ale as a welcome companion at the end of a long day.
Do you feel the call? Pack your bags and best pair of boots, and join us for an adventure in the wilderness!