Our itineraries reflect 40 years of experience in crafting exceptional educational tours. That means we know exactly how to make the best of your time abroad—incredible destinations, immersive activities, centrally located hotels, and smart, well-traveled tour managers who ensure your educational goals are met. Here are some of the exceptional features of this tour.
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Our tours are designed to help you and your students be in the moment and experience everything the world has to offer.
Hearty breakfasts and delicious, authentic, cuisine at local restaurants with meal times tailored to maximize your experience.
Students share some of the most impactful and rewarding moments of their educational tour experience, teachers share the level of quality and care they get from ACIS, and tour managers share a bit of the magic they witness as they facilitate learning and a love of new cultures for ACIS groups across the globe.
This itinerary is the starting point for your tour, but it’s not set in stone. If there are days you would like to change, or specific places you’d like to go, we can work with you to create a personalized program that fits the needs of you and your students.
Fly into Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Meet your local ACIS Tour Manager and enjoy an orientation and Anchorage sightseeing tour en route to your hotel.
Begin your day with a stop at the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn all about the first Alaskans. While there, interact with local Alaskans and learn first-hand about their culture through singing, dancing and storytelling. Next you will meet an Alaskan Bush Pilot at the Alaska Aviation Museum and get to see bush planes up close and personal. Learn all about flying in the bush of Alaska, and how important the industry is for this large state. In the afternoon start your journey south towards Seward, stopping en route in the small town of Girdwood for a visit to Crow Creek Mine. Learn about the early time in Alaska when gold was the origin of many towns in Alaska. Finish your Alaskan day in the picturesque and small port city of Seward, Alaska.
After breakfast, enjoy a short hike that lets you view the most accessible glacier in Resurrection Bay—Exit Glacier. Learn about the exciting science of glaciology as you discuss the causes and implications of the glacier's recession. Next continue your adventure as you head to Seward's Small Boat Harbor where you board your vessel for a (6 hour) Kenai Fjords National Park boat cruise, viewing marine wildlife. Keep an eye out for whales, otters and seals. On arrival back at Seward Harbor, enjoy an up close and personal visit to the Alaska SeaLife Center where you will learn more about the marine animals you saw in the wild.
After breakfast, head north and along the way, stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center for a chance to see Alaskan animals up-close. A local guide from the center will share information and stories about the bears, bison, moose and many more animals at the center. Next head to a small community called Big Lake. Enjoy a visit to the home of four-time Iditarod winner Martin Buser and his sled dogs at Happy Trails Kennel. Learn about the history of the Last Great Race and the life and art of mushing dogs in Alaska. You even get to cuddle with puppies (no, you can't take one home!).
This morning visit a local reindeer farm for a fun, up-close wildlife encounter with these beautiful animals. Your day continues as you head toward the quaint little town of Talkeetna, nestled at the base of Denali. Enjoy learning about the town via a historical walking tour and visit to the Talkeetna Ranger Station, which keeps track of the people climbing Denali. Then you'll arrive in Denali National Park and be regaled with tales of adventure—a talk by a local mountaineer shares insight on all the preparation and risk that comes with climbing to Denali's 20,310 foot peak, the highest in North America!
This morning enjoy a visit to the Denali National Park Visitor Center before embarking on a true adventure—Wilderness Rafting along the beautiful Nenana River! In the afternoon you will enjoy stunning landscapes and wildlife watching opportunities on a 5-6 hour scenic tour of Denali National Park. Your local guide will provide information about this vast wilderness and the wildlife that takes up residence here. Keep an eye out for moose, caribou, wolves, bears and much more. You will also have the opportunity to get out and walk on the tundra. A box dinner is included on your excursion.
Spend the morning at leisure before you tour south to Talkeetna, where you board a deluxe dome rail for your journey south to Anchorage. Along the journey, learn all about the history of the railroad! Tonight enjoy dinner on the rails.
Depart for home.
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Most Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $200Add to Tour
Enhanced health coverage, program interruption, baggage delay/loss and travel delay protection while on tour. Plus, enhanced medical/job loss cancellation refund policy
Rate $80Add to Tour