When considering touring Alaska, think about what it is you really want to see and then look into Alaskan tour packages to see a variety of this wondrous state. Not all tours of Alaska are confined to a boat passing the shorelines and not all of them are landlocked. Many of the Alaskan tour packages allow you to leave the boat and participate in many adventures on land for a better, up close and personal visit to some of the wildest country in the United States.
Many of the Alaskan tour packages last from five to 16 days depending on the choices made about the sites visitors want to see. Boats can drive you past the glaciers near Prudhoe Bay on the northern edge of the states, where the Pacific and Arctic Oceans join, or to the eastern edge of the fames Yukon and a tour to Glacier Bay National Park. To truly see all the available sights, you will want to look for a tour that is not on a rigid schedule, able to slow down or stop to watch the whales dance in the ocean.
Sea lions and penguins playing on the shore by be just a fleeting sight when on some of the chartered tours, and some companies recognize the desire of tourists to give them time to enjoy the Alaskan wildlife. For the really adventurous, Alaskan tour packages also include hikes or drives through some of the most untamed land in the country.
Weather May Close Some Attractions
Depending on the time of year as well as the weather, some areas of the state may not be passable by boat or reachable by land due to the hazardous conditions. However, from the Prince William Sound at the south end of the state, many Alaskan cities can be toured. Learning about the native culture can be an educational, yet exciting part of Alaskan tour packages while viewing how the Alaskan natives survive some of the harshest winters known to man near or above the Arctic circle.
Not all tourist attractions are accessible by boat, such as Fairbanks, but Juneau can be reached by many water craft, usually smaller than most tour lines. Choosing a combination of walking, riding or floating Alaskan tour packages can allow visitors to leave the tour boat, take a vehicle in to the wild and then hike into the wilderness, for a 16-day excursion into the Alaskan wild.