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ALASKA HIGHWAY CRUISES® COMBINED CRUISE & MOTORHOME VACATIONS Choose Land & Sea!

ALASKA MOTORHOME RENTALS®

BEST OF ALASKA DAY TOURS & ATTRACTIONS®

INDEPENDENT RV RENTALS Freedom of Choice!

GUIDED SOFT ADVENTURES 16 to Choose From!

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LAND & CRUISE ADVENTURES

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Alaska Highway Cruises® Land & Sea Vacations . . . . . . . . 3-4 Vacation Packages Gold Rush Memories . . . . . . . . . . 5 Klondike Fever . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Northern Highlights . . . . . . . . . . 7 Alaska Highway Adventures . . . . . 8 National Parks Explorer . . . . . . . . 9

Dear Alaska Enthusiast, Whether your Alaska vacation interests involve a luxury cruise, an independent land tour, or a combination land and sea package, Alaska Travel Adventures can help make your Alaska vacation dreams come true. We are one of Alaska’s most diversified vacation companies. With a staff of over 200 statewide employees, and 36 years of experience, you can trust Alaska Travel Adventures to create the best Alaska vacation for you. In this brochure you’ll find a variety of ways to experience Alaska. Many of them can be combined to enhance and enrich your Alaska vacation. For a complete no hassle land and sea vacation our Alaska Highway Cruises combination RV and cruise packages can’t be beat. Enjoy a 3, 4 or 7-day Holland America Line cruise, then take control of your own easyto-drive Class C motorhome for 1 to 3-weeks, complete with reserved private campgrounds, easy-to-follow maps and directions, and the freedom to set your own pace. If cruising is not in your plans, and you’re just eager to explore Alaska’s interior, there’s no

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Thank you for your interest in Alaska Travel Adventures. Please call us and let us help make your Alaska dreams come true. Sincerely,

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Other guided options include whitewater rafting on a glacier-fed river, wilderness sea kayaking, native-style canoeing, guided nature hikes, gold panning & gold history and outdoor salmon bakes. These and more Best of Alaska Day Tours & Attractions are available throughout Southeast Alaska and Denali National Park.

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Throughout your Alaska vacation, whether on land or by sea or both, our Best of Alaska Day Tours & Attractions enable you to experience more of Alaska, up close and from unique perspectives. Enjoy Alaska’s wilderness, wildlife and spectacular scenery from behind the wheel of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler® as you follow your guide over bumps and around bends. Join us for a memorable day on a whale watching adventure cruise.

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“Thank you for making our Alaskan vacation an experience that my wife and I will treasure for a lifetime.” J. Hobbs – Chattanooga, TN

T H E COMPL ET E A L L -I N C LUS IVE L AN D & S E A VACAT I O N! Every Alaska Highway Cruises vacation includes a Holland America Line cruise along with an up-close and personal experience in your own motorhome. You have several choices of cruise itinerary; all include the incredibly scenic Inside Passage.

Why we’re different. As the only operator of combined cruise and motorhome vacations in Alaska our goal is to provide you a fulfilling, complete adventure-packed Alaska vacation. If you are like most of our past guests you have been researching your Alaska vacation options for quite some time. With a land area of over 586,000 square miles, and its east to west borders spanning 2400 miles, planning your Alaska vacation may at some times appear to be overwhelming.

those visitors who are most satisfied at the end of their Alaska vacation are those who enjoyed a combined land and sea adventure. They truly experienced the best of Alaska. Treating visitors to the best of Alaska by both land and sea is what Alaska Highway Cruises is all about. But it’s not just the combination of land and sea that sets us apart from the others. Instead of seeing Alaska’s interior from the confines of a large motorcoach or railcar, we offer our customers the convenience, freedom and flexibility of a fully equipped, late model Class C motorhome.

Alaska’s resort at sea. Fortunately, we have 36 years of experience in helping make those choices easier. Many chose a luxury cruise to Alaska to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the famed Inside Passage, watch humpback whales on their annual migration, visit the colorful ports of call in Southeast Alaska, and to come face to face with a giant wall of ice in Glacier Bay National Park, all the while being pampered aboard ship with sumptuous dining, live entertainment and all of the other pleasures of a floating resort.

Alaska’s beauty up-close. Others chose to spend their time exploring Alaska’s interior, arriving by air or highway, to experience Alaska’s wide open spaces, witness the splendor of Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park, watch moose, brown bears, foxes and caribou in their natural habitat, cast a line for salmon or trout in one of Alaska’s 3,000 rivers, and to taste a bit of Klondike Gold Rush history.

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the best of Alaska, by land and sea! Whether you decide to visit Alaska by land or by sea, each is a wonderful and unique experience. However, to limit your Alaska vacation to only one is to leave yourself only partly fulfilled. It has been our experience that

The freedom of an RV. What does this mean to you? It means there are no long lines associated with traveling in a large group. No daily packing and unpacking luggage and no rigid schedules to follow. Stop for that special photo opportunity or to have lunch, wherever and whenever you please. Your reserved campsites mean peace of mind and no rush to reach your next exciting destination.

The ease of an RV. Never driven a motorhome before? No problem. Most of our guests are first time RVers, and they say it’s as easy as driving a car. We provide all the orientation you need to make sure your motorhome journey is carefree and a toll-free number to call us in the event you have any questions along the way. All you do is enjoy the wonders of Alaska. See for yourself why thousands of our past customers tell us if they had an opportunity to visit Alaska again, they wouldn’t do it any other way. See our RV floorplans, photos on page 11! 3


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“Absolutely outstanding. You get to see the real Alaska!” S. Hanke - Marion, IA

T H E CO MP L ET E A L L -I N C LUS IVE L AN D & S E A VACAT I O N! Whether you take the cruise before or after your land tour, you’ll find each experience makes the other more meaningful. Only when you view this tremendous state from both land and sea can you fully comprehend and appreciate its immensity, its diversity and its magnificent beauty.

Sail with the World’s Best Cruise Line. Holland America Line

The Inside Passage. This thousand-mile waterway is a magical world of

boasts Alaska’s largest 5-star fleet—consistently voted “best cruise value” by those who know cruising best. That is why it is our choice for the cruise portion of your Alaska Highway Cruises vacation.

forests, mountains, emerald islands floating on the blue sea and deep fjords penetrating the wilderness. Keep your binoculars ready for whales and porpoises. You might spy an Indian village hidden in the trees along the shore, or a brave little fishing boat.

• Stunning decor & spacious rooms • Entertainment, movie, night-club shows, sports and tournaments • Youth counselors and activities for youngsters like scavenger hunts, crafts and pizza parties. • Self-indulgent room service, bountiful meals in the Lido and an array of temptations in the elegant dining room. • Onboard naturalist is glad to answer your questions and to alert you to wildlife sightings.

Ketchikan. Come ashore to one of the state’s most picturesque communities. Fishing boats, pleasure craft and planes shelter in the harbor. Your shore excursion options may include the Rain Forest Canoe & Nature Trail, Backcountry Jeep® & Canoe Safari or the Rain Forest Island Adventure. Before or after your excursion take time to browse the Creek Street boutiques and waterfront shops.

Juneau. Alaska’s capital snuggles between Gastineau Channel and Mt. Juneau. Here, you have a host of tour options to choose from; the Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip, Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Salmon Bake, Glacier View Sea Kayaking, Historic Gold Mining & Panning Adventure, Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure, Whale Watching Adventure, Whale Watching & Salmon Bake, Best of Juneau® or the Gold Creek Salmon Bake.

Skagway. The sidewalks are all but rolled up in Skagway come winter, so you can only imagine the frightful conditions endured by the gold prospectors who passed through enroute to the Yukon, with a mandatory ton of supplies to be hauled with them over the steep and treacherous Trail of ‘98. 21st-century summertime visits to Skagway require nothing of the sort, but you’re sure to enjoy the history, entertainment and the mouth-watering grilled salmon at Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp & Salmon Bake, a replica 1890’s community so named for the tall-tales published by journalists assigned to cover the Klondike Gold Rush. Another option is the Yukon Jeep® Klondike Adventure. Visit BestofAlaskaTravel.com for complete Terms and Conditions.

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3-Night Vancouver to Skagway Inside Passage Cruise including Tracy Arm and Twin Sawyer Glaciers plus the Yukon, Denali, Fairbanks & Anchorage. DEPARTURE DATE September 17 September 10 September 3 August 27 June 4, August 20 June 11, August 13 June 18, August 6 June 25, July 30 July 2, 9, 16, 23

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DAY 1: Set sail from Vancouver, BC DAY 2: Cruising the Inside Passage DAY 3: Tracy Arm & Sawyer Glaciers* Juneau, Alaska port call *Conditions permitting

DAY 4: Disembark in Skagway, Alaska DAY 5: Whitehorse, Yukon DAY 6: Beaver Creek, Yukon

DAY 7: Fairbanks, Alaska DAY 8: Denali National Park DAY 9: Denali National Park

DAY 10: Anchorage, Alaska DAY 11: Anchorage, Alaska DAY 12: Tour’s End

DAY 7. BEAVER CREEK-FAIRBANKS. Watch for the TransAlaska Pipeline as you continue on the Alaska Highway to Fairbanks. Summertime daylight lasts far into the night; in late summer you might see the Aurora Borealis.

DAY 8. FAIRBANKS-DENALI. While in Fairbanks, consider an optional riverboat cruise on the Discovery, a genuine sternwheeler, try gold panning at Gold Dredge #8, or visit the excellent museum at the University of Alaska. Then it’s a short drive south to Denali area campground, where you’ll spend two nights.

DAY 9. DENALI NATIONAL PARK. Now for Denali National

DAYS 1-3. CRUISING THE INSIDE PASSAGE. JUNEAU PORT OF CALL. Board your cruise ship in Vancouver, B.C. and prepare for an unforgettable adventure. Cruise the beautiful Inside Passage including Tracy Arm and Twin Sawyer Glaciers enroute to Juneau, Alaska’s capital. Be sure and check out the variety of shore excursion options that are available.

DAY 4. SKAGWAY. We’ll meet you dockside in Skagway and take care of your

Park, home of North America’s tallest mountain: 20,320-ft. McKinley. Consider an optional Denali Jeep® Backcountry Safari tour. Perhaps a flightseeing tour with a local naturalist to help you spot Dall sheep, moose and caribou in the peaks and valleys below.

DAY 10. DENALI-ANCHORAGE. Drive south on the Parks Highway, with mountain views to amaze you and friendly small towns along the way, such as Talkeetna—headquarters for McKinley climbers. In Anchorage take in some city sights, or a great seafood dinner. Overnight.

luggage. You’ll have time to explore this historic town and stroll its boardwalks. Pick up your motorhome at the Skagway Mountain View RV Park and receive a thorough orientation.

DAY 11. ANCHORAGE. Free day in Anchorage. Recommended optional

DAY 5. SKAGWAY-WHITEHORSE. Today you can seek out adventures

DAY 12. ANCHORAGE, TOUR’S END. This morning, drop off your

in Skagway, including the optional Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp & Salmon Bake or the Yukon Jeep® Klondike Highway Adventure. Or just sleep late before beginning your motorhome tour with a drive up the scenic Klondike Highway to Whitehorse. You’ll have an overview of the arduous White Pass Trail, used by stampeders of the Klondike Gold Rush. In Whitehorse you overnight at your reserved campsite.

CUSTOM SELECTION 1-A: Deletes Beaver Creek and 2nd night in

DAY 6. WHITEHORSE-BEAVER CREEK. Drive along blue, glacier-fed Kluane Lake, with the snowy peaks of the Kluane Ranges to the west. Take time for fishing, gold panning, hiking. Then arrive at Beaver Creek on the Yukon-Alaska border via the Alaska Highway.

tours include the 26 Glacier Cruise or Kenai Fjords National Park tour. Overnight at Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park. RV, and we transfer you to the airport for your flight home, or on to your next adventure! Anchorage. Adds Dawson City and Tok. On day 6 drive Whitehorse to Dawson City and overnight. Day 7 drive Dawson City to Tok. On day 8 overnight Fairbanks, days 9 and 10 overnight Denali and day 11 overnight Anchorage. Add $100 per party for this Custom Selection. Visit BestofAlaskaTravel.com for complete Terms and Conditions.

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Anchorage, Fairbanks, Denali & the Yukon plus 4-Night Skagway to Vancouver Inside Passage Cruise including Glacier Bay. DEPARTURE DATE September 14 September 7 August 31 August 24 June 1, August 17 August 10 June 8, August 3 June 15 June 22, July 27 June 29, July 6, 13, 20

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DAY 1: Anchorage to Denali DAY 2: Denali National Park DAY 3: Fairbanks, Alaska

DAY 4: Beaver Creek, Yukon DAY 5: Whitehorse, Yukon DAY 6: Skagway, Alaska

DAY 10: Cruise the Inside Passage DAY 11: Vancouver, BC; Tour’s End

DAY 1. ANCHORAGE-DENALI. We’ll pick you up at the airport or a local

DAY 7. SKAGWAY, SAIL. Before embarking on your cruise you might enjoy

hotel. After your orientation, strike out along the scenic Glenn and Parks Highways toward Denali National Park—six million acres of mountains, tundra, forests and rivers, and home of Mt. McKinley, North America’s tallest mountain.

a fun optional shore excursion such as lunch on the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp and Salmon Bake tour. Afterward board your Holland America Line ship, and set sail for Vancouver, B.C.

DAY 2. DENALI NATIONAL PARK. Your free day to explore the Park.

DAYS 8-11. GLACIER BAY, KETCHIKAN PORT OF CALL, AND CRUISING THE INSIDE PASSAGE. On a memorable day in

Consider the optional Denali Jeep® Backcountry Safari tour with an experienced guide to help you spot the native creatures, or a scenic wilderness tour that takes you deep into the park. These and other optional local tours may be reserved ahead. Don’t miss your opportunity to see Denali up close and personal.

DAY 3. DENALI-FAIRBANKS. Drive north to Fairbanks, the state’s second-largest city. There’s lots to see: the University of Alaska-Fairbanks and its fine museum and demonstration gardens; the TransAlaska Pipeline just out of town; the huge retired Gold Dredge #8, where you can try your luck at gold panning; an optional cruise on the sternwheeler Discovery.

DAY 4. FAIRBANKS-BEAVER CREEK. Head out on the Alaska Highway to Beaver Creek, near the Yukon-Alaska border. Enjoy the scenery. Watch for wildlife along the road.

DAY 5. BEAVER CREEK-WHITEHORSE. Drive the Alaska Highway along beautiful Kluane Lake, Yukon’s largest lake. Take a side trip into Kluane National Park, photograph snowclad peaks and glacial streams. In Whitehorse you might tour the S.S. Klondike, a retired sternwheeler. At the sod-roofed log-walled McBride Museum discover a trove of riverboat history, the stagecoach era and the Gold Rush.

DAY 6. WHITEHORSE-SKAGWAY. In Skagway, at the foot of White Pass, you’re at the exact spot where thousands of fortuneseekers came ashore from their crowded ships, in a fever to search for gold. Tour the town and visit their haunts. Overnight at Skagway Mountain View RV Park, a short walk from the downtown historic district. 6

DAY 7: Set sail from Skagway, Alaska DAY 8: Glacier Bay National Park DAY 9: Ketchikan, Alaska port call

Glacier Bay National Park, watch the birth of icebergs and experience nature at her most sublime. Then your elegant ship enters the scenic Inside Passage, including a port call at Ketchikan. Here, you may choose to select an exciting optional shore excursion like the Rain Forest Canoe & Nature Trail, Backcountry Jeep® & Canoe Safari or the Rain Forest Island Adventure. On day 11 disembark in Vancouver, B.C., tour’s end.

CUSTOM SELECTION 2-A: Deletes Beaver Creek and 2nd night at Denali. Adds Dawson City and Tok. On day 2 drive to Fairbanks and overnight. On day 3 travel Fairbanks to Tok for overnight. Drive Tok to Dawson City on day 4, and Dawson City to Whitehorse on day 5. Days 6 through 11 remain unchanged. Add $100 per party for this Custom Selection. Visit BestofAlaskaTravel.com for complete Terms and Conditions.


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DAY 6: Glacier Bay National Park DAY 7: At sea (Gulf of Alaska) DAY 8: Disembark in Seward, Alaska, Transfer to Anchorage

DAYS 1-7. GLACIER DISCOVERY CRUISE, CRUISE THE INSIDE PASSAGE. Board your ship in Vancouver, B.C. Your cruise includes ports of call at Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway, plus cruising Glacier Bay National Park and the Gulf of Alaska. Be sure and check out the variety of shore excursion options that are available to enhance your trip.

DAY 8. SEWARD-ANCHORAGE. After you disembark in Seward, board your comfortable motorcoach or van for a scenic trip to Anchorage, where you pick up your RV. We give you a thorough orientation on your vehicle, then overnight at Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park. You’ll have time left to sightsee and stock up on groceries, or have dinner out.

DAY 9. ANCHORAGE-DENALI. Drive the Glenn and Parks Highways to Denali, with mountain ranges to right and left. Watch for a glimpse of the Great One— McKinley—if weather permits. Overnight near the entrance to Denali National Park.

DAY 10. DENALI NATIONAL PARK. Your day to explore the Park. To see the most of this vast area, sign up for an optional Denali Jeep® Backcountry Safari tour.

DAY 11. DENALI-FAIRBANKS. Rejoin the scenic Parks Highway, and drive north to Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest city. Keep your camera handy, as wildlife spottings are uncommon along the road. Fairbanks is closer to the Land of the Midnight Sun, so you’ll have plenty of daylight after you arrive at your campsite.

DAY 12. FAIRBANKS. There’s no lack of things to do here. Consider a visit to the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, with its excellent museum. Inspect a retired gold dredge, or view the TransAlaska Pipeline up close.

DAY 13. FAIRBANKS-GLENNALLEN. You start your day driving on the famous Alaska Highway. At Delta Junction, branch off southward on the Richardson Highway. You’ll have many sightings of the TransAlaska Pipeline and gorgeous views of

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DAY 13: Glennallen, Alaska DAY 14: Anchorage, Alaska DAY 15: Tour’s End *3-R calls on Haines in lieu of Skagway.

the Wrangell Mountains in Wrangell–St. Elias National Park. Overnight near Glennallen.

DAY 14. GLENNALLEN-ANCHORAGE. Glennallen is the gateway to Alaska’s Copper River region, famous for its wild salmon runs. As you drive southwest on the Glenn Highway, you’ll enjoy more magnificent mountain views. Overnight at your reserved campsite at Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park.

DAY 15. ANCHORAGE, TOUR’S END. This morning bid your trusty vehicle au revoir, then we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

CUSTOM SELECTION 3-R: RV Land Tour First, Followed by a Cruise. On day 1 pick up RV in Anchorage. Days 1 through 8 on land are same as 8 through 15 on Highway Cruise 3. On Day 8 drop off RV in Anchorage, transfer to Seward and sail to Vancouver, B. C. NOTE: The southbound cruise itinerary features a Haines port call in lieu of Skagway.

CUSTOM SELECTION 3-K: Deletes Fairbanks. Adds the Denali Highway and Kenai Peninsula. On day 11 drive from Denali to Glennallen. Travel from Glennallen to Cooper Landing on day 12 and Cooper Landing to Homer on day 13. Return to Anchorage on day 14 and overnight. Day 15 remains unchanged. Add $100 per party for this Custom Selection.

CUSTOM SELECTION 3-KR: RV Land Tour First, Followed by a Cruise. Tour begins in Anchorage. Drive to Cooper Landing on day 1 and Homer on day 2. Overnight on day 3 in Anchorage and drive to Denali on day 4 for two nights. Drive the Denali Highway on day 6, overnighting near Glennallen. Day 7 return to Anchorage for final overnight on land. Turn in the RV the morning of day 8 and transfer to Seward to set sail for Vancouver. See note on southbound cruise itinerary under Custom Selection 3-R above. Add $100 per party for this Custom Selection. Visit BestofAlaskaTravel.com for complete Terms and Conditions.

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Per person, double occupancy prices are based on Interior Stateroom Category J. Ask us about cruise ship upgrade supplements for higher categories. Want to share a motorhome, but have your own stateroom aboard ship? Please call us for special 3rd and 4th Person Own Stateroom rates.

DAYS 1-7. GLACIER DISCOVERY CRUISE, INSIDE PASSAGE. Board your cruise ship in Vancouver, B.C. Your cruise includes calls at Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway, plus cruising Glacier Bay National Park and the Gulf of Alaska. Don’t forget to look at the wide variety of shore excursion options that are available in each port to enhance your trip.

DAY 8 – 22: Visit BestofAlaskaTravel.com for the daily itinerary details and multiple custom selections available for tour 4. Visit BestofAlaskaTravel.com for complete Terms and Conditions.

TOUR 4: 7-Night Vancouver to Seward Glacier Discovery Cruise plus Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks and The Alaska Highway. DEPARTURE DATE September 7 May 25, August 31 June 1, August 24 June 8, August 17 June 15, August 10 June 22, August 3 June 29, July 27 July 6, 13 & 20

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TOUR 4-R: Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks and The Alaska Highway plus 7-Night Seward to Vancouver Glacier Discovery Cruise. DEPARTURE DATE May 11 May 18 May 25, August 31 June 1, August 24 June 8, August 17 June 15, August 10 June 22, August 3 June 29, July 27 July 6, 13 & 20

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GOV’T. FEES & TAXES: OS-$151 PPDO/$151 3RD/4TH | ST-$159 PPDO/$159 3RD/4TH

TOUR 4-E: Extends Tour 4 by seven nights. Adds the Kenai Peninsula and extra nights. DEPARTURE DATE May 25, August 31 June 1, August 24 June 8, August 17 June 15, August 10 June 22, 29, July 27, August 3 July 6, 13 & 20

SHIP PER PERSON DBL OCC. OS $4,999 ST $5,099 OS $5,199 ST $5,299 ST/OS $5,399 ST/OS $5,499

GOV’T. FEES & TAXES: OS-$396 PPDO/$163 3RD/4TH | ST-$430 PPDO/$197 3RD/4TH

TOUR 4-ER: Extends Tour 4-R by seven nights. Adds the Kenai Peninsula and extra nights. DEPARTURE DATE June 1, August 24 June 8, August 17 June 15, August 10 June 22, August 3 June 29, July 27 July 6, 13 & 20

SHIP

PER PERSON DBL OCC. ST $4,999 OS $5,099 ST $5,199 OS $5,299 ST $5,399 ST/OS $5,499

GOV’T. FEES & TAXES: OS-$151 PPDO/$151 3RD/4TH | ST-$159 PPDO/$159 3RD/4TH ST = MS STATENDAM | OS = MS OOSTERDAM 3RD/4TH ADULT SHARE - $599 | 3RD/4TH CHILD SHARE (UP TO AGE 18) - $399 DRIVERS INSURANCE - $85 PER DRIVER | CANCELLATION FEES PROTECTION - 10% OF TOTAL PRICE

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22 DAYS

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Fairbanks

Denali National Park Mt. McKinley

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Klondike Gold Rush Historical Park

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National Parks Day Tours & Attractions Available Start of Tour

1: Set sail from Vancouver, BC 2: Cruising the Inside Passage 3: Ketchikan, Alaska port call 4: Juneau, Alaska port call 5: Skagway, Alaska port call* 6: Glacier Bay National Park 7: At sea (Gulf of Alaska) 8: Disembark in Seward 9-10: Denali National Park

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*5-R calls in Haines in lieu of Skagway and minor land itinerary modification.

DAYS 1-7. GLACIER DISCOVERY CRUISE, CRUISE THE INSIDE PASSAGE. Board your ship in Vancouver, B.C. Your cruise calls at the ports of Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway plus cruising Glacier Bay National Park and the Gulf of Alaska. Be sure and check out the variety of shore excursion options that are available in all three ports to enhance your trip.

DAY 8. SEWARD-ANCHORAGE. Disembark at Seward and enjoy a scenic ride to Anchorage to pick up your RV. After your orientation, you have time to see a museum, dine on seafood, or stock up on groceries. Overnight at Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park.

DAY 9. ANCHORAGE-DENALI. Drive the scenic Parks Highway to Denali National Park. Overnight near the entrance to Denali National Park.

DAY 10. DENALI NATIONAL PARK. A free day to explore the home of North America’s tallest mountain: 20,320-ft. McKinley. There’s plenty of time to explore the wilderness on an optional Denali Jeep® Backcountry Safari tour.

DAY 11. DENALI-FAIRBANKS. On the road again, head for Fairbanks, nearer the Land of the Midnight Sun, with plenty of daylight for recreation.

DAY 12. FAIRBANKS. Free day to explore Fairbanks; overnight. DAY 13. FAIRBANKS-TOK. Ride the historic Alaska Highway to Tok, self-proclaimed “dog-mushing capital of the world.” See the TransAlaska Pipeline on your route.

DAY 14. TOK-DAWSON CITY. The scenery is other-worldly on the Taylor and Top-of-the-World Highways before you descend to the banks of the Yukon River and cross by ferry to Dawson City.

DAY 15. DAWSON CITY. You have a free day to wander the wooden sidewalks of this perfectly preserved gold rush town. Visit the S.S. Keno sternwheeler, a National Historic Site.

DAY 16. DAWSON CITY-WHITEHORSE. Drive the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse. Perhaps see the Frantic Follies, a show that re-creates the Days of ‘98. Overnight Whitehorse.

DAY 17. WHITEHORSE. Free day to explore Whitehorse, capital of the Yukon Territory; overnight.

TOUR 5: 7-Night Cruise featuring the National Parks of Alaska & Canada’s Yukon DEPARTURE DATE May 25, September 7 June 1, August 31 June 8, August 24 August 17 June 15, August 10 June 22, August 3 June 29, July 27 July 6, 13 & 20

SHIP ST/OS ST/OS ST/OS OS ST OS ST ST/OS

PER PERSON DBL OCC. $2,899 $3,099 $3,199 $3,299 $3,399 $3,499 $3,599 $3,699

ST = MS STATENDAM | OS = MS OOSTERDAM 3RD/4TH ADULT SHARE - $599 | 3RD/4TH CHILD SHARE (UP TO AGE 18) - $399 GOV’T. FEES & TAXES: OS-$322 PPDO/$163 3RD/4TH | ST-$357 PPDO/$197 3RD/4TH DRIVERS INSURANCE - $85 PER DRIVER | CANCELLATION FEES PROTECTION - 5% OF TOTAL PRICE

TOUR 5-R: 7-Night Cruise featuring the National Parks of Alaska & Canada’s Yukon DEPARTURE DATE June 1, August 31 June 8, August 24 August 17 June 15, August 10 June 22, August 3 June 29, July 27 July 6, 13 & 20

SHIP ST/OS ST/OS ST OS ST OS ST/OS

PER PERSON DBL OCC. $3,099 $3,199 $3,299 $3,399 $3,499 $3,599 $3,699

ST = MS STATENDAM | OS = MS OOSTERDAM 3RD/4TH ADULT SHARE - $599 | 3RD/4TH CHILD SHARE (UP TO AGE 18) - $399 GOV’T. FEES & TAXES: OS-$310 PPDO/$151 3RD/4TH | ST-$319 PPDO/$159 3RD/4TH DRIVERS INSURANCE - $85 PER DRIVER | CANCELLATION FEES PROTECTION - 5% OF TOTAL PRICE Per person, double occupancy prices are based on Interior Stateroom Category J. Ask us about cruise ship upgrade supplements for higher categories. Want to share a motorhome, but have your own stateroom aboard ship? Please call us for special 3rd and 4th Person Own Stateroom rates.

DAY 18. WHITEHORSE-KLUANE NATIONAL PARK. Overnight near Kluane National Park.

DAY 19. KLUANE NATIONAL PARK-BEAVER CREEK. Drive the famous Alaska Highway and watch for views of blue, glacier-fed Kluane Lake in Kluane National Park.

DAY 20. BEAVER CREEK-GLENNALLEN. On to Tok, then head to Glennallen via Alaska, Richardson and Glenn Highways. Enjoy the views of the majestic Wrangell Mountains in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park enroute. Optional side trip to the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Visitor Center. Overnight near Glennallen.

DAY 21. GLENNALLEN-ANCHORAGE. More gorgeous scenery today, maybe viewing Dall sheep on the way to Anchorage. Overnight at Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park.

DAY 22. ANCHORAGE, TOUR’S END. Turn in your RV; we’ll provide the transfer to the airport.

CUSTOM SELECTION 5-R: Reverse Itinerary. Land Tour First, Cruise Afterwards. On day 1 transfer from Anchorage International Airport or local hotel to pick up your RV; RV orientation and overnight in Anchorage. Days 2­through 14 of land tour are similar to days 9 through 21 of Highway Cruise 5 except the additional day in Fairbanks and the overnight at Kluane National Park are replaced with 2-nights in Skagway. On day 15, turn in your RV, transfer to Seward to board your ship and sail to Vancouver. NOTE: The southbound cruise itinerary features a Haines port call in lieu of Skagway. Visit BestofAlaskaTravel.com for complete Terms and Conditions.

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FRE EDOM H AS N EV E R FE LT S O GO O D ! There’s no better way to experience the interior marvels of The Great Land than from the vantage point of one of our roomy, comfortable motorhomes. See the sights up close, stop to snap a photo, go fishing, have a picnic. Best of all, you set your own pace, choose where you’re going to go, and how long you want to stay. We make it easy for you to roam the Great Land in your roomy, comfortable RV. See everything up close, with time to investigate, take photos and relax. Here are a few of the high spots along the road:

Alaska. Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city, but you still

Why choose us? Experience. We have been providing Alaska visitors quality vacation experiences since 1978.

Modern Fleet. We boast the

sense the proximity of the wilderness and the frontier spirit. Witness the tidal bore along Turnagain Arm (conditions permitting), when a wall of water up to six feet high rushes up the inlet. Catch a comfortable night’s rest at Anchorage Ship Creek RV Park.

The Alaska Highway. This historic road began as

newest fleet of motorhomes in Alaska.

a one-lane supply line to Alaska at the outbreak of World War II. Today it runs from Dawson Creek, BC, for 1,520 miles to Fairbanks. Along the way you might spot moose, caribou, bison and Dall sheep.

Savings. We offer a host of discounts:

Homer, on the Kenai Peninsula, attracts fishermen, artists and seekers of spectacular scenery. Across the bay a timbered coastline rises to the glacier-capped peaks of the Kenai Mountains. Visit Homer Spit, a small-boat harbor, canneries, boat building shops and the occasional artist with an easel.

Kluane National Park and Preserve, between Whitehorse and Beaver Creek, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. It contains some of Canada’s highest peaks and is a prime wildlife-viewing area. The Alaska Highway skirts crystal-clear, glacier-fed Kluane Lake for 40 miles while the snow clad, 7,000-ft.-plus Kluane Ranges parallel the highway to the west. You may glimpse distant giants of the St. Elias Mountain Range.

Denali National Park and Preserve is home to North America’s tallest mountain, and to wildlife in amazing abundance. Weather permitting, you may catch a glimpse of 20,320-ft. Mt. McKinley long before you reach the park, from the highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks. To fully enjoy your time in the area, sign up for an optional tour, like the Denali Jeep® Backcountry Safari. Fairbanks began as a Gold Rush town and has been thriving ever since. Here you may inspect the TransAlaska Pipeline just outside of town, visit Gold Dredge #8, and try your hand at panning. 10

Skagway was one of the liveliest towns in the hemisphere in 1898, when it was the gateway to Gold Rush Country. And it hasn’t lost a particle of its spirit. Here you’ll overnight at Skagway Mountain View RV Park. Located just a short walk from your campground you’ll find well-trodden boardwalks and false-fronted saloons. Shopping is fun here, for anything from gold nugget jewelry to original works of Alaskan art.

The Yukon. Whitehorse, capital of Yukon Territory, is a friendly modern city that provides vivid reminders of its Gold Rush beginnings. You may visit the grand old sternwheeler, S.S. Klondike, permanently anchored on dry land by the riverside. Enjoy an evening of hilarious history at the Frantic Follies Vaudeville Revue. Dawson City is a perfectly preserved Gold Rush town. Hardly anything has changed since the boom days when thousands descended on the town to get rich quick.

AAA and AARP Discounts, Extended Rental Discounts, Anchorage Sunday Savings and Web Specials throughout the season.

Airport to RV Direct Service. With Alaska Motorhome Rentals you skip the office waiting lines. We whisk you directly to your assigned motorhome then promptly conduct your orientation, complete your documents and get you on your way, fast.

One-Way Rentals. We ARE the one-way specialists in Alaska! With Alaska Motorhome Rentals you can cruise from Vancouver to Anchorage then drive the Alaska Highway south to Seattle. Or an Alaska Railroad journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks and return by motorhome. The options are nearly endless with Alaska Motorhome Rentals.


YOUR

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“We are already telling our family and friends about our incredible Alaska vacation! We want to go again and most definitely with Alaska Motorhome Rentals!” J. Poekert – Palm Harbor, FL

ON THE ROAD

BATH

MICROWAVE O.H. CAB

O.H. CAB

TV O.H.

DINETTE

Day Time Configuration

QUEEN BED 60 X 75

SOFA REF. SHOWER

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O.H. CAB

O.H. CAB

BED 42 X 68

QUEEN BED 60 X 75

Sleeping Configuration

BED 54 x 95

BED 39 X 60

Large R V

Perfect for a party of 4 to 6 (28-31 feet)

Motorhome sizes are determined by exterior length. The floor plan illustrations shown here are samples of the day and night configurations. The actual floor plan in your vehicle may be different from those illustrated.

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Standard RV is perfect for a party of 2 to 4 (21-24 feet)

O.H. CAB

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BED 54 x 95

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If you’ve never driven a motorhome before, no problem. All of our motorhomes are Class C “cabovers”, simply a home built on a van chassis, and our guests tell us it’s as easy as driving a car. Here are answers to some common questions to help you become more comfortable with your home on wheels.

4 – 6 DAYS

VEHICLE SIZE

(rate per day)

7 – 20 DAYS (rate per day)

21+ DAYS (rate per day)

MAY 1 - MAY 15, 2014 *Standard Class C Motorhome

$119

$109

$99

*Large Class C Motorhome

$139

$129

$119

MAY 16 - MAY 31, 2014 *Standard Class C Motorhome

$129

$119

$109

*Large Class C Motorhome

$149

$139

$129

JUNE 1 - JUNE 7, 2014 Standard Class C Motorhome

$139

$129

$119

What’s the driver’s cab like? You have a tilt wheel, two captain’s chairs

Large Class C Motorhome

$159

$149

$139

with arm rests, automatic transmission, power assisted steering, ABS power brakes and cruise control. The turning radius is remarkably short so driving will be easy, comfortable and safe. The cab has air conditioning and AM/FM stereo with CD player.

Standard Class C Motorhome

$169

$159

$149

Large Class C Motorhome

$189

$179

$169

How about the living area? All our RVs have a shower, bathroom, full

JUNE 8 - JUNE 14, 2014

JUNE 15 - JUNE 30, 2014 Standard Class C Motorhome

$219

$209

$199

galley, dinette, storage areas, and comfortable beds. They have roof air conditioning and a furnace with automatic thermostat control, water heater, range with oven and/or a microwave oven and a large refrigerator/freezer. All the comforts of home!

Large Class C Motorhome

$239

$229

$219

Standard Class C Motorhome

$239

$229

$219

How is the driving in Alaska? Much like driving any two-lane rural highway

Large Class C Motorhome

$259

$249

$239

in the “Lower 48”. There’s less traffic and more road construction. Roads are sometimes bumpier. Some Alaska Highway Cruises itineraries include limited travel on unpaved highways where paved ones are not available. We give you helpful driving hints.

JULY 1 - JULY 31, 2014

AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 15, 2014 Standard Class C Motorhome

$209

$199

$189

Large Class C Motorhome

$229

$219

$209

AUGUST 16 - AUGUST 31, 2014

What if I need assistance? You’re not alone out there. You may call our

Standard Class C Motorhome

$179

$169

$159

special toll-free number, 16 hours a day, 7 days a week for Roadside Assistance. We’ll help you solve the problem, or get you to someone who can.

Large Class C Motorhome

$199

$189

$179

What about housekeeping supplies and equipment? With our optional housekeeping package, just about everything you need is supplied; towels for bath and kitchen, sheets, blankets and pillows. The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, utensils, glassware, flatware, serving and storage dishes, electric toaster and an automatic coffeemaker. Visit BestofAlaskaTravel.com for complete Terms and Conditions.

SEPTEMBER 1 - 10, 2014 Standard Class C Motorhome

$139

$129

$119

Large Class C Motorhome

$159

$149

$139

SEPTEMBER 11 – OCT. 15, 2014 Standard Class C Motorhome

$119

$109

$99

Large Class C Motorhome

$139

$129

$119

*Seattle to Anchorage one-way rentals only May 1-31, 2014 Applicable taxes not included. Rates shown above are in U.S. funds and on a per day basis. Per day rates reflect the number of nights that the motorhome is in the possession of the customer. Motorhome sizes are determined by exterior length. Standard size motorhomes are 21 to 24-feet in length. Large size motorhomes are 28 to 31-feet in length. Mileage charges are $.25 per mile. Optional unlimited mileage is $39 per day.

2014 ONE-WAY RATES ONE-WAY CITY PAIRS Anchorage – Seattle

EFFECTIVE

EFFECTIVE

7/1-7/31

4/15-6/30 & 8/1-10/15

$1,195

$995

Anchorage – Fairbanks

$595

$495

Anchorage – Skagway

$995

$795

Fairbanks – Seattle

$1,295

$1,095

Fairbanks – Skagway

$1,095

$895

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: Available for rent at the applicable rates: Lawn chairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7 ea. per week Propane barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . $25 per wk Ice chest (cooler) . . . . . . . . . . . $5 per week TV/DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 per week Generator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 per hr. of use or fraction thereof *Bicycle carrier rental . . . . . . . . . $50 per rental *2 Bicycles plus one carrier . . . . . . $189 per rental *4 Bicycles plus one carrier . . . . . . $289 per rental *Applies to Anchorage rentals only.

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DENALI

Denali Jeep® Backcountry Safari

A wilderness Jeep® adventure Take the wheel of 4-WD Jeep Wrangler® and follow your guide on a spectacular offroad journey into Denali’s backcountry. Your adventure begins near the entrance to Denali National Park where you meet your guide, receive your orientation and Jeep® assignment. Your destination is the Stampede Road. This road was carved out of the wilderness by early miners working the area’s Kantishna gold fields and antimony mine and gained notoriety recently in the motion picture, Into The Wild. This is the very same road that young Christopher McCandless took to enter the wild. The first few miles are paved, but beyond this point your guide will lead you along some very primitive roadway providing you with plenty of bumps and dips and sways. Your Jeep Wrangler® carries four guests, and there will be ample opportunity to switch drivers. Interactive two-way radios allow your guide to explain the area’s rich history, point out interesting sights along the way, plus provide tips on the condition of the road ahead! Throughout the trip, you’ll be able to ask the guide questions and share the experience with your fellow drivers. Enjoy a hearty snack at our remote camp before returning back to civilization. MAY–SEPT. | 3-1/2 hrs. Adult: $145 Child: $97

JUNEAU

Glacier View Sea Kayaking

A sea lion’s view of Alaska Learn to handle a kayak from an expert, then put your new skills to use with an exciting seaborne adventure. Glide through the water native-style, get up-close looks at wildlife and enjoy everchanging views of the Mendenhall Glacier 8 miles away. Start with a narrated tour on your way to North Douglas Island. Don protective raingear, boots and lifejackets, and learn the paddling techniques you’ll need to handle your kayak. Against a backdrop of forested slopes, nearby peaks and the spectacular Mendenhall, you’re on course for an informative and memorable tour. In small groups of six kayaks, you’re able to stealthily approach wildlife. Bald eagles and their nests, herons, shorebirds and waterfowl are all common sights. Porpoises and even humpback whales occasionally surface for air. If you’re lucky, you might see a humpback whale. You’ll also visit the Mendenhall Wetlands, a protected habitat teeming with more than 140 species of birds, nearly a dozen different mammals and an abundance of marine life. Along the way, your guide will satisfy your curiosity about local flora and fauna and landmarks such as Smuggler’s Cove. MAY–SEPT. | 3-1/2 hrs. Adult: $95 Child: $63

JUNEAU

Gold Creek Salmon Bake

Alaska’s original outdoor salmon bake! A feast as grand as Alaska itself! The Gold Creek Salmon Bake is an event that’s been grilled to perfection for more than 30 years. Savor an all-you-can-eat adventure, in a unique outdoor environment. Arrive at a beautiful setting, in lush rain forest alongside a creek, under translucent domes that protect you from the elements, rain or shine. Savor the aroma of wild salmon, grilling slowly over fires of fragrant alder wood. And settle in for a feast for all your senses! The sumptuous spread has something for everyone. Choose from grilled salmon, Cheechako Chicken, Chilkoot Baked Beans, Tongass Wild-Rice Pilaf, Alyeska Au Gratin Potatoes and a robust selection of other sides, salads and beverages. Beer and wine are available for purchase, and

Vegetarians, take note — there’s plenty to tempt your palate! Come back for seconds, or thirds, while a local musician sets a festive mood. And, just when you think you’ve had enough — bring on the blueberry cake for dessert! After dinner, roast marshmallows over a campfire. Stroll through forest to lovely Salmon Creek waterfall. View the remains of the Wagner Mine and try your hand at panning for gold. Visit the trading post to purchase a souvenir gold pan or other memento. MAY–SEPT. | 1-1/2 – 2 hrs. Adult: $46 Child: $31

JUNEAU

Historic Gold Mining & Panning Adventure

Guaranteed Gold! Catch “gold fever” and experience what it was like to seek your fortune during Gold Rush days! Learn to pan for gold and discover Juneau’s colorful mining heritage for yourself. Head out with a prospector/guide in authentic 19th-century dress for a historical tour of Juneau. Then, turn up the road to Gold Creek and “Last Chance Basin”, where Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold in 1880. In a secluded setting near a waterfall alongside Gold Creek — only accessible under your tour’s special permit — your prospector shows you how gold panning is done. Then, it’s your turn, as you learn how to expertly work the pan. Every one of all ages can learn how to pan and capture the full gold-rush experience. You’re guaranteed to find gold! And, all that glitters is yours to keep. Around you are remnants of the original buildings of the Alaska-Juneau Mining Company. Learn about the mining techniques that were used and the quest for gold that is so much a part of Alaska’s history. Take home a souvenir Gold Claim Certificate, all the gold you find, and an appreciation of what is was like to seek your fortune in the wilds of Alaska more than a century ago. MAY–SEPT. | 1-1/2 hrs. Adult: $59 Child: $39

JUNEAU

Historic Gold Panning Adventure & Gold Creek Salmon Bake Combo

Outdoor salmon bake and gold panning Catch “gold fever” and experience what it was like to seek your fortune during Gold Rush days and enjoy an Alaskan salmon feast in the forest! Head out with a prospector/guide in authentic 19th-century dress for a historical tour of Juneau then turn up the road to “Last Chance Basin”, where Joe Juneau and Richard Harris struck gold in 1880. Your prospector shows you how gold panning is done. Then, it’s your turn. Every one of all ages can learn how to pan and capture the full gold-rush experience. You’re guaranteed to find gold! And, all that glitters is yours to keep. In a lush rain forest alongside a creek savor the aroma of wild Alaskan salmon, grilling over fires of fragrant alder wood. And settle in for a feast for all your senses! A local musician sets a festive mood. After your meal roast marshmallows over a campfire and stroll to lovely Salmon Creek waterfall. MAY–SEPT. | 3 hrs. Adult: $89 Child: $59

JUNEAU

Mendenhall Glacier Float Trip

Alaska’s most popular rafting experience Hold on for a safe but exhilarating river-running experience! On the shores of Mendenhall Lake, don protective raingear and life jackets, and board your raft. Each holds up to twelve and is rowed by an experienced guide. Or, if you’re looking for a hands-on experience, join a paddle-raft team. Glide across the iceberg-studded lake, marveling at the 150-foot-high, 1.5-mile-wide glacier face, and set course downstream. The six-mile route combines meandering stretches with Class II and III whitewater. The rapids are just exciting enough for

*Notes on tour requirements and restrictions on page 15. Visit BestofAlaskaTravel.com for complete descriptions and requirements.

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beginners and a treat for experienced rafters, too! Where the river levels out, soak in the views of the riverbank, lush forests, and 7,000-foot mountains above the valley floor. Learn about the natural history of the river. Keep an eye out for bald eagles, birds, black bears, otters, seals and salmon during spawning season. At the haul-out, celebrate with an Alaskan-style snack. Purchase a cup of “Martha’s Mendenhall Madness” to toast your adventure and an action photo of yourself as a lasting memento of your trip. MAY–SEPT. | 3-1/2 hrs. Adult: $135 Child: $90

JUNEAU

Mendenhall Lake Canoe Adventure

No other glacier adventure comes close! Be among the select few, under a limited U.S. Forest Service permit, to travel by canoe for an unprecedented experience near the face of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier. Paddle across Mendenhall Lake, navigating past icebergs, surrounded by one of the richest samplings of Alaskan wildlife you’ll find anywhere. Birds including arctic terns nest in the towering cliffs, and eagles, goats, salmon and bears are all common sights. Then, venture within a safe distance of the massive, awe-inspiring face of the living Mendenhall Glacier. Grab a thrill ride by skirting the base of beautiful and powerful Nugget Falls. Then refuel with a snack of Alaskan-style fare for the return. You’ll make your trip in a traditional Tlingit-style canoe, an exceptionally stable 28-foot watercraft, with all modern safety gear supplied. Because of the close approach to the glacier face, the Forest Service tightly controls the number of participants. Be one of the lucky few to experience this one-of-a-kind adventure. MAY–SEPT. | 3-1/2 hrs. Adult: $169 Child: $113

JUNEAU

Whale Watching Adventure

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Thar She Blows! Join us on an exciting cruise exploring the waters around Juneau surrounded by magnificent scenery in search of humpback and orca whales. You’re likely to see other marine mammals including Steller sea lions, harbor seals, Dall’s porpoises as well as bald eagles, bears, Sitka blacktail deer and a variety of seabirds. Your adventure begins with a narrated transfer from the pier to Auke Bay. Your captain and onboard naturalist will welcome you aboard the North Star, a state of the art 48-passenger jet boat custom designed for Juneau whale watching with large windows, an outside viewing deck and an amplified hydrophone system for listening to whales communicate under water. On clear days you’ll have a beautiful view of the Mendenhall Glacier as your sightseeing vessel departs the dock. Juneau has a healthy humpback whale population and your captain is well versed in locating them. In fact, whale sightings are guaranteed! Your captain will let you know when whales are spotted, but it’s more likely you’ll first be alerted by the collective chorus of “Oohhs!” and “Awwhhs!” from your fellow adventurers as they witness a giant humpback suddenly breach. Binoculars are available for your use onboard. Venture out on the deck to enjoy a panoramic view of your surroundings or to snap a photo. Or, settle into your warm and comfortable interior surroundings to enjoy the scenery and wildlife sightings. MAY–SEPT. | 3-3/4 hrs. Adult: $130 Child: $98

JUNEAU

Whale Watching Adventure & Salmon Bake

A Wild & Tasty Alaska Experience. Join us on an exciting cruise exploring the waters around Juneau surrounded by magnificent scenery in search of humpback and orca whales. You’ll be transported to Auke Bay where your captain and onboard naturalist will welcome you aboard a state of the art 48-passenger jet boat with large windows, an outside viewing deck and an amplified hydrophone system for listening to whales communicate under water. Juneau has a healthy humpback whale population and your captain is well versed in locating them. In fact, whale sightings are guaranteed! Binoculars are available for your use onboard. Venture out on the deck to enjoy a panoramic view of your surroundings or to take a photo. Your captain will let you know when whales are spotted, but it’s more likely you’ll first be alerted by the collective chorus of “Oohhs!” and “Awwhhs!” from your fellow adventurers as they witness a giant humpback suddenly breach. Following your cruise you’re off to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. You’ll arrive to the aroma of wild Alaskan salmon grilling over an open alder wood fire. The all-you-caneat buffet also includes Cheechako Chicken, Alyeska Au Gratin Potatoes, Chilkoot Baked Beans, Tongass Wild-Rice Pilaf, and other sides, salads and beverages and blueberry cake for dessert! MAY–SEPT. | 5 hrs. Adult: $165 Child: $124

JUNEAU

Best of Juneau®

Whale Watching Adventure, Mendenhall Glacier & Gold Creek Salmon Bake Enjoy a narrated transfer to Mendenhall Glacier and its adjacent Visitors Center. Roam the grounds, snap photos and take in the interactive exhibits. You’ll be transported to Auke Bay where your captain and onboard naturalist will welcome you aboard a state of the art 48-passenger jet boat with large windows, an outside viewing deck and an amplified hydrophone system for listening to whales communicate under water. Juneau has a healthy humpback whale population and your captain is well versed in locating them. In fact, whale sightings are guaranteed! Binoculars are available for your use onboard. Venture out on the deck to enjoy a panoramic view of your surroundings or to take a photo. Following your cruise you’re off to the Gold Creek Salmon Bake. You’ll arrive to the aroma of wild Alaskan salmon grilling over an open alder wood fire. The all-you-can-eat buffet also includes Cheechako Chicken, Alyeska Au Gratin Potatoes, Chilkoot Baked Beans, Tongass Wild-Rice Pilaf, and other sides, salads and beverages and blueberry cake for dessert! MAY–SEPT. | 6-1/4 hrs. Adult: $185 Child: $139

KETCHIKAN

Backcountry Jeep® & Canoe Safari

Conquer the mountainous back roads Fill your senses with adventure and excitement as you take control of a 4-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler® and wend your way through the rugged back roads of Revillagigedo Island. Then grab a paddle and join your companions in a 37-foot, 20-passenger Indian-style canoe to navigate your way across a mountain lake, where a hearty snack and nature hike await. For the Jeep® portion of the tour, you’ll be paired with traveling companions in groups of four and begin the adventure into the mountainous roads of the Tongass National Forest. The route takes you through lush rain forest to view magnificent scenery. By means of 2-way radio your guide will share interesting and informative commentary along the way. As you pass through old growth and new growth forests you’ll learn about the timber


Alaska Travel Adventures operates more adventure day tours in Alaska than any other company. From our salmon bakes and whale watching to white water rafting and kayaking, all of our trips feature personalized attention and provide you with a chance to experience Alaska’s natural splendor. Available in Denali, Juneau, Ketchikan, Sitka and Skagway.

industry’s reforestation methods. Stop for some fantastic views and photos and the opportunity to change drivers. The Jeep® portion of your tour concludes with your arrival at Lake Harriet Hunt. Here, you’ll experience a unique ecosystem from the vantage point of a large, easy to paddle, guided canoe. On the other side of the lake your expert safari guide will lead a nature hike through an old-growth forest. A remote camp is base for an Alaskan snack. MAY–SEPT. | 4 hrs. Adult: $159 Child: $106

KETCHIKAN

Rain Forest Canoe Adventure & Nature Trail

A canoe adventure on a mountain lake The adventure begins with a scenic motorcoach tour to a secluded mountain lake, where you’ll board Indian-style 37-foot canoes that are fast, stable, and easy to maneuver. Paddle under the direction of an experienced guide. Scan the shore for wildlife and learn the unique natural and Native history of the Ketchikan area. The lake, part of a lush rain forest, is ideal for canoeing and is surrounded by the Tongass National Forest, the largest National Forest in the United States. Stop ashore at a remote base camp for an Alaskan-style snack including smoked salmon, clam chowder, and rolls with wild berry jams and beverages. A knowledgeable guide will lead a short nature walk highlighting the flora and fauna of the rain forest, including a carnivorous plant, the Sundew, which uses tentacles with an adhesive “dew” to ensnare small insects. Paddle back to the canoe dock and reboard your motorcoach for your return to town. MAY–SEPT. | 3-1/2 hrs. Adult: $99 Child: $66

KETCHIKAN

Rain Forest Island Adventure

An island adventure by land and sea Join an experienced Alaskan trail guide for a walk through natural, unspoiled beauty in the coastal rain forest on a remote island in the Tongass National Forest. The trail takes you through an old growth forest by way of a secluded beach and is mostly boardwalk, about one-mile in length and well maintained. Follow your guide through this ancient forest and learn about botanic species native to this region, including Western red cedar and yellow cedar that early Natives were so dependent upon for spiritual enrichment, shelter and transportation, and how Sitka spruce was instrumental in the construction of Howard Hughes’ famous “Spruce Goose”. After your hike enjoy an Alaskan-style snack. Then take some time to explore the natural beauty around you. A motorized rigid hull inflatable Seahawk provides a short, but exhilarating cruise along the coast of Clover Passage. Whales, Stellar sea lions, harbor seals, porpoise, bald eagles and migrating seabirds may be spotted along this route; sightings are not guaranteed. MAY–SEPT. | 4 hrs. Adult: $125 Child: $83

SITKA

Wilderness Sea Kayaking Adventure

Number one wilderness kayaking experience Alaska’s highest value half-day kayaking tour promises a memorable adventure! Meet on the dock in Sitka and prepare for your adventure by suiting up in quality raingear and lifejackets.

Climb aboard our fast, custom-built vessel for an exciting sightseeing tour enroute to our floating base camp. Your captain will scan the sea for wildlife, including whales, and identify points of interest along the way. Upon arrival at our floating base camp, you’ll be instructed in the use of safe, oceangoing, two person kayaks by your knowledgeable guide. These stable yet maneuverable craft let you enjoy the beauty of the protected bays and inlets near Sitka from a serene, natural perspective. Groups of up to six kayaks will be led by an experienced guide, well versed in paddling techniques and the marine environment of the area. Each of the waterways traveled holds unique attractions in store, be it colorful intertidal invertebrates, an eagle swooping from the tree tops, or the grandeur of the lush rain forest. You may even see brown bear, harbor seal, or Sitka black-tailed deer. MAY–SEPT. | 3 hrs. Adult: $125 Child: $83

S K A G WAY

Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp & Salmon Bake

Gold rush history and fire grilled salmon At the foot of the White Pass discover Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp and Salmon Bake, so named for the journalists dispatched to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush who fabricated talltales from this very location. Your Liarsville experience begins with an all-you-can-eat feast in the forest that features wild Alaskan-caught salmon grilled over an alder wood fire. After your meal, mosey on over to the gold rush era trail camp. Here, you’ll enjoy the authentic exhibits of Liarsville. In the Hippodrome a cast of sourdoughs and dance hall girls will entertain you with melodrama and poetry by the “Bard of the North,” Robert Service.  You’ll be taught the art of gold panning before being set free in the Liarsville gold fields, where you are guaranteed to find gold in every pan! Once you’ve made your fortune, wander through the camp and visit the Fancy Goods store and tent exhibits to view antiques and vintage clothing left behind by the miners and ladies of the evening.  Have your picture taken with one of the dance hall girls or the camp’s lovable mascot, an Alaskan Malamute. MAY–SEPT. | 2 hrs. Adult: $59 Child: $39 SALMON BAKE ONLY | 1-1/2 hrs. Adult: $45 Child: $30

S K A G WAY

Yukon Jeep® Klondike Adventure

Follow the route of the Stampeders Travel the route of the trail of ’98 from behind the wheel of a four-person four-wheel drive Jeep Wrangler®. Your small group of explorers will set out on an adventure from Skagway into the Yukon Territory via the famous routes taken by the hardy gold prospectors in the late 1800’s. You’ll be driving into the heart of the fabled gold rush legends of Robert Service. Your guide Jeep ® will entertain you with the lore of the gold rush era by an interactive 2-way radio system. Driving a Jeep Wrangler® provides you the freedom of exploring Klondike Gold Rush routes from the roads less taken. There are several points along your route where drivers can rotate. View sites like Dead Horse Gulch and Tormented Valley enroute to the historic village of Carcross, named after the narrow Caribou crossing at the headwaters of the mighty Yukon River. Your rugged Jeep Wrangler® will take you up Montana Mountain where your panorama includes a view of the Carcross Desert, the smallest desert in the world. MAY–SEPT. | 5 – 5-1/2 hrs. Adult: $149 Child: $99

Child rate applies to ages 12 & under. Taxes not included. Most tours include multiple departures daily May through September and by arrangement to meet tour and cruise ship schedules. All tours operate in all weather conditions. Many tours are suitable for all ages and no prior experience is necessary, just good health and an adventurous spirit. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children ages 13-17 must have a signed parental consent form to participate in the absence of a parent or guardian. All Jeep® tours require drivers must be at least 25 years of age and have a valid drivers license. Jeep Wranglers® carry four persons each, children 5-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of five cannot be accommodated on Jeep® tours. We will provide a booster seat for children between ages 5 through 8 upon request and subject to availability. Some of the tours have weight requirements such as children must weigh at least 40 pounds in order to fit into required life jackets.

Visit BestofAlaskaTravel.com for full tour descriptions, photos, videos and complete requirements. Jeep® and Jeep Wrangler® are registered trademarks of Chrysler Group LLC.

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ALASKA MOTORHOME RENTALS®

Not your ordinary Alaska land and cruise vacation!

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Combine a Holland America Line® cruise with a motohome land tour for an unforgettable alaska experience.

Explore Alaska at your own pace by motorhome. A great experience by itself and a perfect match with a cruise.

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