The following extract is from a series of travel articles and videos about Alaska tours …
Picture yourself as a resident of Alaska in a town of 900 and observing thousands of travelers unloading off six huge cruise ships. Back in the late 19th Century, the Gold Rush brought a similar wave of settlers to what was a virgin tract of land containing mountains, frozen volcanoes, forests and glaciers. If you love history and the wilderness, then an Alaskan experience is a “must.” Not only will you see leftover historic mines, but you can also learn about the native Alaskan people, who bared the elements and lived off whales and moose.
In Juneau, a highly memorable Alaska tour is the “Four Glaciers By Helicopter & Dog Sled Adventure.” On this once-in-a-lifetime experience, you’ll fly over four genuine glaciers, which are the Taku, the Hole-in-the-Wall, Dead Branch and East Twin, while catching a bird’s eye view of moose, goats, bears and caribou. Then you will descend onto Norris Glacier where you’ll hook up with your Alaskan malamute and Alaskan husky dogsled team. Your Alaskan tour guide will describe the 1,000-mile Iditarod Race that traverses from Anchorage to Nome. Your tour will include some hiking through crevasses and navigating streams for two hours of pure bliss. This journey is for the daring, the cold-resistant, the adventurous and the athletic.
Calling all fishermen! Sitka offers a day-long excursion you won’t want to miss! It’s no secret that Alaska produces some of the most delicious seafood, especially salmon, halibut and Alaskan king crab. This great state is a mecca for any serious fisherman looking to fish the best of the best. The captain will steer you to proven spots where you can troll for king, silver or chum salmon or anchor-and-jig a halibut. You’ll even be treated to lunch and snacks on this trip.
Finally, you won’t want to miss the “White Pass Scenic Railway” that takes you through the narrow escarpment and gives you a glimpse at the Alaska that Yukon gold prospectors may have seen. You’ll ride an old-fashioned parlor car up the 2,800-foot mountain, past Bridal Vein Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch. You can take a three hour journey round-trip or choose to book a bus ride on the Klondike Highway. The rich history of Alaska can’t be ignored on this tour, which is why it’s one of the most recommended tours of Alaska.
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