Alaska's Iditarod (AI) - 2014 / 2015

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8 Day Tour from Anchorage to Anchorage


Alaskas Iditarod
Visit Happy Trails Kennels near Anchorage, where you will learn about the Iditarod and meet the sled dogs
Visit Happy Trails Kennels near Anchorage, where you will learn about the Iditarod and meet the sled dogs
Iditarod Sled Dogs

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; you can use our online currency converter for exchange rate information.

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Dog Mushing Girdwood Dog sled mushing is a unique Alaskan way to traverse the snowy landscape. Moose Meadows is the setting for your adventure along the Iditarod National Historic Trail in the Chugach Mountains of Girdwood/Alyeska. Meet the harnessed dog team and musher in the natural snowy meadow. The unique double stanchion sled allows you to stand and drive the dog team while learning commands like: gee, haw and whoa. Mush a short loop with opportunities to swap sled positions, take photographs and ask the musher specific questions. These husky sled dogs are ready for adventure; step on the runners for yours! Moonlight Mushing is also available.

Approximate value: $225 USD per person


Helicopter Flightseeing and Glacier Landing Land on a glacier! Hear the thunder of the glacier! See North America's most heavily glaciated mountain range. Take in superb panoramic views spotting wildlife and mountain peaks as you race over treetops along the 20 Mile River Valley in to the heart of glacier country. The glacier landing gives you the opportunity to discover a surreal glacier wilderness.

Approximate value: $345 USD per person


Snowshoe with a Guide Travel back in time to Historic Crow Creek Gold mine for snowshoeing along the Iditarod National Historic Trail to a destination in the Chugach Mountains. Strap on snowshoes and float over the snow past historic buildings on traditional gold mining routes to the bubbling partially frozen creek and waterfalls. Local guides give you first-hand information along the way and teach snowshoeing techniques.

Approximate value: $119 USD per person


Dog Mushing Anchorage A perfect half-day winter adventure in Anchorage includes dog sledding, snowshoes and s'mores! Your guide will pick you up at your hotel to bring you out to the trails for mushing! This 4 hour tour includes 40-minute dog sled ride, a snowshoe walk on the trails and an Alaskan trailside treat! No need to worry about driving on the snow covered roads or bringing your own dog team, it's all provided for you as well as complimentary water and snacks!

Approximate value: $189 USD per person