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Alaska is “The Great Land” and Alaska Active has been providing amazing experiences to travellers of this great land. We are a Travel and Tourism provider in Alaska offering specialised tour packages to cater to the requirements of individuals as well as groups. We are passionate, local travel experts and are eager to help our travellers to get the very most out of their Alaska travel holiday. Please browse around the site to see what puts us closer to your Alaska Vacation. The tours that we suggest are based on our experience as well as learning’s from the feedback so that you have a well tuned tour no matter which one you pick. Almost all pictures that you see on our website are captured by our staff. The combination of the itinerary of the tours with the prices that we offer might be the best that you can find. On top of it, we offer tailor made tours for your specific requirements.

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Anchorage Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Alaska is a great destination to be explored by car and our Specialist Team at Alaska Active Tours can help you find and create the prefect self drive tour or vacation. Our pre-designed self drive tour itineraries offer you a chance to experience the classic destinations as well as remote wilderness locations which you've probably heard about: Denali National Park, Seward - gateway to Kenai Fjords, Glacier Bay and more. Find the fully-customisable tour suggestion that best suits you. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska is a great location to start your Alaska driving tour. The city is located in the South-central portion of Alaska at the terminus of the Cook Inlet on a peninsula formed by the Knik Arm to the north and the Turnagain Arm to the south. You will find it’s brimming with activities for the outdoorsy and adventurous. With so much of variety of things, for a first time visitor to Alaska or a seasoned traveller, Anchorage has more to offer and is the perfect starting point for your journey into Alaska.

Kennecott Mill Tour

Copper Center Sightseeing Tours And Activities

Copper Center is located in Southcentral Alaska, on the Old Richardson Highway. Since the establishment of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve in 1980, Copper Center has been a starting point for this vast national park. With 13.2 million acres of virtually untouched wilderness, there’s a lot to explore. Strategically located at the confluence of the Klutina and Copper Rivers, Copper Center originally served as a large winter home for the Ahtna Athabascan indigenous families who have settled here for over 5,000 years. The first lodge in the Copper River area was built in 1896; it had a soft bed and a hot meal for transients, most of them gold diggers, who travelled the Valdez - Fairbanks Trail during the 1897-98 gold rush.

Denali National Park Sightseeing Tours And Activities

Deep in the Alaskan interior is over six million acres of preserved wilderness that includes massive expanses of forest, glacial lakes, frozen tundra, and towering mountains - including North America’s tallest mountain, Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley. Originally established as Mount McKinley National Park in 1917, the park’s boundaries have pushed outward to include Denali National Monument and Denali Preserve. In 1976 President Jimmy Carter designated the park as an international biosphere reserve, focusing on ecosystem conservation and prudent use of national resources. Finally, in 1980, Mt. McKinley National Park and Denali were incorporated to establish Denali National Park & Preserve. Today the park attracts over 400,000 visitors annually who travels for the astounding Denali wildlife, breathtaking scenery, and an opportunity to immerse themselves in the pure, untamed wilderness of Alaska.

Fairbanks Sightseeing Tours And Activities

Fairbanks is the perfect jumping off point for a journey into Alaska’s interior. Founded by a gold prospector in 1901, the town – like many others in Alaska – struggled until the construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline in the mid 1970s. Now this eclectic mix of log cabins, modern office buildings and a university campus is recognised as Alaska’s gateway to the Arctic. Several tours are available from Fairbanks, including trips to the Arctic Circle, Gold Dredge No. 8, the Botanical Gardens and the Large Animal Research Station.Check out these adventures to easily fill the long days — just don’t forget to sleep at some point.

Girdwood Sightseeing Tours And Activities

Our Prince William Sound Cruise and Sea Kayaking Tours are featuring excellent wildlife viewing, magnificent scenery and calving tidewater glacier. Accessed from Whittier, Alaska, 60-miles (96.6 km) south of Anchorage, Prince William Sound is the more protected area with generally calmer seas. In fact, one tour company operating a catamaran in the Sound guarantees no seasickness upon a money-back return. The appeal of this cruise is mainly glaciers. Wildlife is often encountered such as sea otters, whales, sea birds and seals basking on floating icebergs, but it’s the incredible number of alpine, cirque, piedmont and active tidewater glaciers that are the most impressive aspect of these tours.

Gustavus Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Glacier Bay National Park - with its high mountain peaks, ice-sculptured fjords, an abundance of marine wildlife and massive tidewater glaciers - is one of Alaska's most spectacular National Parks and best seen during your Glacier Bay Cruise. When Captain George Vancouver sailed through the ice-choked waters of Icy Strait in 1794, Glacier Bay was little more than a dent in a mountain of ice. In 1879 John Muir made his legendary discovery of Glacier Bay and found that the end of the bay had retreated 20 miles from Icy Strait. Today, glaciers still cover 27 percent of the Park. There are more than 50 named glaciers of which seven are active tidewater glaciers that calve icebergs into the sea. Two of them, Johns Hopkins and Margerie Glaciers, are advancing. Encircling the park to the west is the Fairweather Range, the highest coastal mountains in the world at 15,000 feet. Experience Glacier Bay from the comfort of the catamaran during a Glacier Bay Cruise. The bay is rich with marine life, including the endangered humpback whale, orcas, threatened Stellar sea lion, harbor seals, sea otters and porpoises. In addition Glacier Bay is home to a large bear population, both brown and black, as well as the blue glacier bear, a rare color phase of the black. Sitka blacktail deer and mountain goats thrive in the park. Popular activities are kayaking, glacier viewing and whale watching.

Homer Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Homer aka: “Halibut Capital of the World” provides you with truly incredible panoramic views of mountain ranges, white peaks, glaciers and the famous Homer Spit - a long strip of land that stretches into the beautiful deep blue colored Kachemak Bay. It is a community that tempts you to stay for a while. Between the excellent museum, restaurants and art galleries, great scenery and interesting side trips to the other side of Kachemak Bay or to Seldovia you could easily spend a week here. Use the day to explore the area - kayak to a remote cove, take a scenic cruise and spot wildlife including whales, seals, sea otters and many shorebirds. If you prefer to observe grizzly bears up close, take a scenic flightseeing tour to the Katmai Coast. Take a evening cruise to Halibut Cove and enjoy a dinner at the famous Saltry Restaurant and a walk to renowned artist galleries along the picturesque boardwalks.

Juneau Sightseeing Tours and Activities

Alaska’s capital Juneau is one of the most beautiful cities and one of the most visited places in Alaska. Downtown Juneau, densely framed by Mount Juneau, Mount Roberts and the Gastineau Channel, is a maze of narrow streets with a mixture of new buildings, old shop fronts and picturesque cottages, relics from the early gold rush days of the 19th century. The harbor is bustling with cruise ships, fishing boats and seaplanes coming and going. Juneau is the only capital in the USA that has no road access and can only be reached by air or sea. Juneau's vibrant downtown district, which is easy to explore on foot, is very popular with visitors. Just a short drive from downtown, you'll find what is probably the most famous attraction - Mendenhall Glacier, located within the Tongass National Forest, the largest national forest in the USA. Visitors can watch the glacier 'calving' and icebergs plunge from its front into Mendenhall Lake, hike or look around the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. Mendenhall Glacier is one of 38 larger glaciers that originate from Juneau Icefield, 3,885 square kilometres in area, many of which can be seen from the air on flightseeing tours.

Kenai / Cooper Landing Sightseeing Tours And Activities

The Kenai Peninsula is a fascinating region. It has a rich human and natural history and a complex ecosystem of animal and plant life. It offers some of the most accessible wilderness adventures in Alaska. There are multiday hikes through the snow-capped Kenai Mountains and mind-blowing paddles through glaciated fjords. You'll camp on never-seen-before lost coves in remote corners of Kachemak Bay State Park, and battle some of the biggest fish around. And in every forgotten corner you'll be close to the natural world, the mountains, the lakes, the rivers and the people that make Alaska wild

Kennicott / McCarthy Sightseeing Tours And Activities

Even in a state like Alaska which is famous for its size, Wrangell-St. Elias stands out. It is by far the largest of our national parks - almost six times the size of Yellowstone. You fly over it and see mountains beyond mountains, glaciers after glaciers, rivers upon rivers. You float a river and watch the moods and mountains change by the minute. As you walk the tundra, you find Dall's sheep and mountain goats grazing. Four major mountain ranges converge here: the volcanic Wrangells, the Alaska, the Chugach, and the St. Elias - tallest coastal mountains in the world. Together they contain 9 of the 16 highest peaks in the United States, 4 of them above 16,000 feet. There are more than 150 glaciers; one, the Malaspina, is larger than Rhode Island. In 1980 Wrangell-St. Elias and adjoining Kluane National Park Reserve in Canada, along with Glacier Bay NP and Tatshenshini in British Columbia, were designated a United Nations World Heritage site. Vast and rugged as it is, the park is not a fortress. Two roads lead into small communities, remnants of the gold- and copper-mining towns that thrived in the early days of the 20th century. Today not mining but the nearly limitless hiking, rafting, kayaking, and climbing opportunities beckon.

Seward Sightseeing Tours And Activities

Seward, a small fishing community is the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Kenai Fjords is named for the numerous fjords carved by glaciers moving down the mountains from the ice field. The field is the source of at least 38 glaciers, the largest of which is Bear Glacier. The coastal city of Seward offers a charming harbor, quirky Alaska bars, world-class hiking trails and a jaw-dropping scenery.

Skagway Sightseeing Tours And Activities

Skagway is unequalled in scenic splendor. Situated at the head of the Taiya Inlet within a glacial valley, it’s a thriving little town steeped in Gold Rush history. Its nearby trails, the iconic White Pass and Yukon Railway, coupled with tasty dining choices, make Skagway a worthy place to visit. Much of Skagway is within Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park, which entails the Chilkoot Trail, the White Pass Trail corridor and the visitor center. Funnel over to Broadway, Skagway’s Main Street and you’ll be immersed in the heart of Klondike Gold Rush National Park Historic District.

Talkeetna Sightseeing Tours And Activities

Talkeetna, with over 800 inhabitants, lies at the confluence of the Chulitna, Susitna and Talkeetna Rivers and is reached by a main road through George Park Hwy. Time seems to have stood still here - the atmosphere of the old pioneer days can still be felt - just a fortified road, old log cabins and houses. But Talkeetna is also a great starting point for expeditions by plane or on foot to Mt Denali. But some tourists think Talkeetna is the mystical 'Cicley' from the TV series 'Northern Exposure'. Visitors can see the Mt. Denali up close on a scenic flight that takes off from the local airstrip. Such flightseeing tours to Mount Denali and across the Alaska Range, many of them landing on a glacier, are breathtaking and every now and then you can even catch a glimpse of a group of climbers climbing to the summit. Popular are trips by riverboat or jet boat to Talkeetna Canyon, Devils Canyon, Chulitna and Tokositna River and often these boats are also used for fishing trips.

Valdez Sightseeing Tours And Activities

Surrounded by magnificent mountains, Valdez is a picturesque coastal town located on Prince William Sound - also known as “the Switzerland of Alaska. Join a cruise to Columbia Glacier in Prince William Sound and learn about the mining, oil spill, earthquake, and fishing history and you will hear stories about the native people. Valdez’s darkest moment was the Good Friday Earthquake in 1964. The tsunami that followed the earthquake destroyed the entire historic town site of Valdez.

Whittier Sightseeing Tours And Activities

Our Prince William Sound Cruise and Sea Kayaking Tours are featuring excellent wildlife viewing, magnificent scenery and calving tidewater glacier. Accessed from Whittier, Alaska, 60-miles (96.6 km) south of Anchorage, Prince William Sound is the more protected area with generally calmer seas. In fact, one tour company operating a catamaran in the Sound guarantees no seasickness upon a money-back return. The appeal of this cruise is mainly glaciers. Wildlife is often encountered such as sea otters, whales, sea birds and seals basking on floating icebergs, but it’s the incredible number of alpine, cirque, piedmont and active tidewater glaciers that are the most impressive aspect of these tours.