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T9: Flying Wild Alaska

Tour Overview

Experience the remote corners of Alaska on this flying tour of the Last Frontier - Inspired by our friend Sarah Fraher (the cute blonde woman) a star of the Discover Channels "Flying Wild Alaska.'' First our adventure takes us to the emerald isle of Kodiak.  To learn about Alaska's Russian history and look for bears.  Kodiak is the largest island in Alaska and second largest island in the USA.  Next we fly north to the crazy good rush city of Nome, whose Bering Sea coast is lined with bars straight out of an Arctic version of the wild west!  Then off to the Inupiaq town of Kotzebue.  Our last stop is Barrrow at the top of the world!

Logistics

• Arrive Anchorage (ANC) by 04:00 pm July 23rd

• Tour ends in Anchorage (ANC) the morning of July 31st

Highlights

* Flight to Kodiak Island
* Explore Kodiak's remote coast and beaches

* Look for bears, whales, birds, and other wildlife
* Small plane flight to Nome, Alaska
* Explore the other-worldly tundra mountains near Nome

* Flight from Nome to Kotzebue

* Flight to Barrow

* Dip your toes in the Arctic Ocean as you marvel at the jumbled pack ice!

* Experience Inupiaq (Eskimo) culture - umiak skin boats, fish drying racks, giant whale jawbones

Optional Activities

Anchorage Optional Tours and Activities

 

Bicycle along Anchorage’s Coastal Trail - $15+
Rent a mountain bike and helmet and explore Anchorage’s fabulous Tony Knowles Coastal Trail along Cook Inlet.

 

Alaska Native Heritage Center - $25
Experience and learn about the rich heritage of Alaska's eleven cultural groups drawing upon the lifeways of long ago, the wisdom of our elders, and the traditions that endure.

 

Knik Glacier Tour - $100
Fly over the water on an airboat upriver to the Knik Glacier, one of the largest glaciers in south central Alaska. See icebergs and the face of the glacier, before returning to civilization.

 

Float-plane Glacier flight Seeing Tour - $245
Take an exciting float-plane flight over the rugged Chugach Mountains to see glaciers and look for moose. Flying time about 1.5 hours.


Fly-out Bear Viewing Tour - $595
Depart from Lake Hood, the busiest float plane airport in the world for a scenic flight across Cook Inlet to Redoubt Bay. Your naturalist guides will take you in a covered pontoon boat through a chain of lakes where spawning salmon attract numerous brown and black bears. This half day trip includes lunch.

 

 

Kodiak Optional Tours and Activities


Fly-out Bear Viewing Tour - $TBA

Take a bush plane from Kodiak city out to the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge where the islands famous large brown bears live. See these bruins in their natural habitat - truly the experience of a lifetime!

 

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T9: Flying Wild Alaska

Day 1 - D

Arrive in Anchorage by 4pm today. Plan to arrive earlier if you need to buy outdoor clothing or supplies in Anchorage. Take a taxi to the gay owned bed and breakfast that will serve as our home-base in Anchorage.

 

• 06:00 pm Get to know your fellow travelers and discuss trip logistics over a glass of wine at our accommodations.
• 07:30 pm Welcome Dinner

Day 2 - Anchorage to Kodiak

Fly to Kodiak and begin exploring the Emerald Isle's Russian history, plus remote roads and coastline.  Guests have the option today or tomorrow of a bear viewing bush plane flight into the wilderness of the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge, home to these famous large bruins.


07:30 am Breakfast at our lodging
09:45 am Flight to Kodiak
10:50 am Arrive Kodiak

• Explore

 

Day 3 - Kodiak

Kodiak is the largest island in Alaska and second largest in the USA.  Which remote area of the coast will we explore today>

 

Day 4 - Kodiak to Nome

Today we are Flying Wild Alaska!  We will be flying on a mix of small planes.  The largest may be a 37 seater and the smallest may be a 5 passenger Cesna 206.  Our flying route will probably take us through the remote outposts of Unalakleet (home base in Flying Wild Alaska) and St. Marys village.

11:00 am Depart Kodiak
07:00 pm Arrive Nome

Day 5 - Nome

Nome does not seem to know that the wild west era is long gone, but you will feel the spirit of that era in the wild bars the line Nome's Front Street along the Bering Sea coast!  Like Alaska's many other unique locations - including all those featured in this far flung itinerary, Nome must be experienced to be believe.  Maybe we will even see Russia!

 

Day 6 - Nome to Kotzebue

Kotzebue is a large Inupiaq Eskimo community on a remote spit of land in Kotzebue sound.  While the town does not make much effort to cater to tourists, it is an interesting place to view an authentic Arctic community in the crossroads of thousands of years of a traditional subsistence hunting culture and young Inupiaq people who both hunt and follow American urban youth culture.

01:19pm Depart Nome
02:03 pm Arrive Kotzebue

Day 7- Kotzebue to Barrow

Our last remote outpost is Barrow, the northernmost community in the USA.  We are now very far north of the Arctic Circle and on the Arctic Ocean coast! If you need darkness to sleep, hopefully brought eye shade because the sun does not set here for a few months each summer!  you will be amazed by the jumbled Arctic Sea ice and ready evidence that the Inupiaq Eskimos of Barrow are modern people while fully engaging in traditional hunting activities.

10:45 am Depart Kotzebue
02:15 pm Arrive Barrow

 

Day 8 - Barrow to Anchorage

We have most of the day to continue our exploration of this exotic edge of the earth before our evening flight back to civilization (Anchorage).

 

08:00 pm Depart Barrow
11:00 pm Arrive Anchorage

Day 9 - End of Tour

Morning - Breakfast at the hotel
• Head home anytime today or later

 

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T9: Flying Wild Alaska

Date

July 23 - July 31 

 

Price

$4975 per person, double occupancy

($5775 single)

 

 

This trip includes

• Accommodations: 8 nights of comfortable lodging
• Transportation and activities as described in the itinerary
• Meals: 2 Breakfasts and 1 dinner.
Taxes: All local taxes are included

 

Items of a personal nature are not included.
Gratuities (For restaurant meals, hotel maids, and guides ) are not included.

 

All information subject to change due to weather, current conditions, road closures, or other reasons!

 

For more information and to inquire about a trip contact us: (907) 339-0101 or info@outinalaska.com


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