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Adventure Travel Vacations in Alaska


When talking adventure travel vacations, Alaska is a hot destination. It is the largest wildlife reserve park in the country, and possibly one of the largest in the world. Because of this, the ecotourism business is literally booming and those seeking adventure have but to choose from a wide variety of thrilling experiences found all over the 365 million acres of this land of wild and pristine nature.

Hiking and camping are standards of the adventure travel life, but on adventure travel vacations in Alaska, the experience can be magnified if you consider that you will be hiking and camping on glaciers. Indeed, the new way of touring breath-taking destinations is called flightseeing and very often, your pilot will alight onto a glacier and let you out for one of the most memorable walks you will ever have. If hiking is your thing, you will be more than satisfied with the largest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley, in Denali National Park, or the Alaskan rainforest.

Dog sledding is becoming one of the most sought after experiences during adventure travel vacations in Alaska. You can mush the dog team yourself or you can hop on with an Iditarod dog musher. If you want something a bit more modern, snowmobile tours are offered as well. For the lovers of fishing, Alaska is renowned for its salmon and halibut catches, and many companies organize adventure travel vacations in Alaska that focus on spectacular fishing trips aboard wonderful vessels that range from medium-sized boats to luxurious yachts.

Whether fishing or sightseeing, the simple trip through the spectacular Alaskan fjords is enough to take your breath away and give you life long memories. If you love the sea, you can also enjoy sea kayaking and view sea otters, humpback whales and killer whales on adventure travel vacations in Alaska. Indeed, Alaska is alive with wildlife and no matter what activity you choose, you will encounter stunning displays of nature and animal life such as eagles, grizzlies, sea lions, foxes, gray wolves, mountain goats and a wide variety of birds, including puffins.

Finally, for those people who love history, adventure travel vacations in Alaska can include visits to historical towns and the remains of mining ghost towns, replete with museums and souvenir shops to satisfy the intellectual in you. If you feel like going back in time and getting some hands-on experience of what life was like during the Gold Rush era, many tours offer gold panning activities. You can finish off your vacation with the cultural experience of a lifetime and visit an Eskimo village to talk with its inhabitants.

Once you’ve finally decided that Alaska is the spot for you, do some research on the Internet or at your local bookstore or library for exactly the type of adventure you’d like to have in this state which has so much to offer. Remember to check out reviews on any vacation ideas you may have and on any companies or agencies you’re thinking of contacting to organize your vacation. Whatever the type of Alaskan adventure you choose, you’ll go back home looking at the world around you through slightly different eyes.

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