Rail Tour Cost: $289 + $9 Tax & Fees – Per Person
May 25 – September 10, 2017
Return: 8:00 pm
Depart by Alaska Railroad Adventure Class and pass through the community of Wasilla and the Matanuska Valley on the way to Talkeetna. Hopefully you get a glimpse on Denali on the way.
Arriving at the Talkeetna Alaska lodge you will have time to enjoy coffee at this amazing lodge.
Your Talkeetna experience is thrilling rid on the local rivers. The jet boat adventure will begin aboard the fifty-one passenger “Talkeetna Queen” as it whisks you into the heart of the wilderness in comfort. It is glass-domed, environmentally controlled, and has an onboard restroom for your comfort.
You arrive at a safari sight, where you take a 1/4 mile leisurely nature walk where you will see a Dena’ina Indian Encampment. You will visit an authentic trapper’s cabin with its original furnishings and view how trappers lived in “Bush” Alaska at the turn of the century. Your experienced guide will display raw furs from the local area and demonstrate trapping methods. Naturalists will acquaint you with the wildflowers and plants that grow in abundance along the river system and you will learn about the edible plants that were used by the Native Indians for cooking and medicines.
As you travel the river you will have opportunities to view nesting bald eagles, beaver activity, and moose and you just might see black bear and grizzly bear roaming the shore.
Stand in the splendor of Denali and the Alaska Range from a spectacular vantage point on the Susitna River! The possibility of wildlife, and folklore, artifacts and a panoramic view of Denali in the Alaska Range combine to make this an unforgettable and unique Alaskan river adventure. You will be transferred back to your hotel at the end of your adventure.
Return to the Talkeetna Alaska lodge for your rail return to Anchorage. As you travel to Anchorage you will time to reflect on all the great sights you took in today.