HIGHLIGHTS OF ALASKA:
This is a destination on EVERYONE’s bucket list and rightfully so. Alaska is breathtaking with nature shining through in every direction. For your first visit to Alaska we recommend a cruise & land package. Personal experience and hearing from clients one thing is consistent that they wish they had more time to experience all that Alaska has to offer. We do recommend you book early and speak with a travel expert before narrowing down on a specific itinerary.
Alaska is the 49th state in the United States. It was controlled mostly by Russia until 1867 when U.S Secretary of State Seward purchased it for $7.2 million. That is two cents an acre. It is the largest state. It is bounded in the north by the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean; to the east the Canada’s Yukon Territory; the east by British Columbia; to the south by the Alaska and Pacific Ocean; the west the Bering Strait. The capital is Juneau.
Mt. McKinley, renamed to Denali is the tallest mountain in North America at 20,320 feet. Alaska has 17 of the 20 highest peak in the United States.
Alaska experiences over 5,000 earthquakes each year. The strong earthquake recorded in North America was in March of 1964 with a magnitude of 9.2 located in the Prince William Sound.
BEST TIME TO VISIT ALASKA:
Best time to visit Alaska is between May and September. The days are longer and nature is in full bloom.
June 21 is the longest day of the year with over 19 hours of daylight in Anchorage. Alaska is light nearly all night long from late May until end of July. The shortest day in December 21. Some parts of Alaska, depending on where you are located, only sees 3 hours (Fairbanks) of daylight.
The weather in Alaska is not predictable. The saying in Alaska is that “they have four seasons; winter, June, July and August”.
Watch a Glacial River Go By
Flightsee over an Alaskan Mountain Range
View the Northern Lights
Experience Denali National Park
Catch Alaskan Salmon and Halibut
Go Dog Sledding
Ride on the Alaskan Railroad
Kayak in Seward
Rafting in the River at Nova Matanuska Glacier
The official language in Alaska is English.
The local currency of Alaska is US Dollars. All major credit cards are accepted.
If you are taking a tour and a tip is not included, you should tip your local guide $1 per person for a half day tour or $2 per person for the full day tour.
VISA & PASSPORTS
If you are flying from another state to Alaska you do not need a passport. If you are driving through Canada or on a cruise ship with stops in Canada you are required to have a passport.