Planning a trip to Alaska can often seem overwhelming. Our logistics page contains all of the current information necessary for a seamless transition to your Alaska adventure vacation. You'll find specific trip logistics under the logistics link at the bottom of each of our Alaska trip details page.SMALL GROUPS:
The best way to witness the Last Frontier! Our wilderness trips are limited to 8 guests and our Source to Sea Multisport trip is capped at 12. And with a guest to guide ratio of 4:1 (6:1 for our Source to Sea Multisport) you are assured of our commitment to risk management and logistical excellence.GETTING TO ALASKA:
All of our trips originate in Anchorage or Fairbanks. Getting to Anchorage or Fairbanks is a snap. Alaska Airlines, your travel agent, or the carrier of your choice can easily arrange round trip airfare from the lower 48. All of our adventures include internal flights and transportation beyond their originating cities.BUSH FLIGHTS:
Most of our trips include bush flights into and out of the wilderness. All bush flights are included in the cost of your adventure and these flights will certainly be one of the highlights of your Alaska adventure tour. For most of you, this will likely be your first trip in a bush plane, and a memorable one to be sure!TRANSPORTATION ON OUR MULTISPORT TOURS:
Our Alaska Multisport Tours originate from Anchorage. Alaska's sheer size requires the implementation of a wide variety of resources to reach it's most amazing destinations. We'll travel by van, water taxi, ferry, small airplane and train during the course of the itinerary. For a portion of the adventure, we will travel in Ford E350 passenger vans. These vehicles and are equipped with air conditioning, heat, and comfortable seats. Instead of using roof racks like many tour operators in the state, we tow fully enclosed trailers. These trailers keep our gear and luggage accessible, clean and dry.
We use only the best hotels, lodges, and B&B's in Alaska, and they are comfortable and conveniently located. Prices listed are double occupancy. If you prefer your own room you will be asked to pay a single supplement. See specific itinerary for more details on the hotels and lodges we use as well as single supplements.ALASKA WEATHER:
Alaska has some of the most dynamic and dramatic weather on the planet. Temperatures during the summer months in Alaska are generally pleasant during the day (60-80 F), but cooler at night (40’s). August departures may encounter nighttime temperatures in the low 40’s. At least some rainfall is a strong possibility during any month, and you must be prepared for weather extremes that vary greatly from day to night. Click here to see current Alaska Weather Conditions. Throughout the summer season, you may experience rain, sun, wind, clouds and fog on your departure. We live by the adage "prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and you'll likely end up with some of both".WHAT'S INCLUDED:
- All group camping gear (tents, stoves, fuel, etc.) and safety equipment.
- Professional guide service at a 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio or better.
- All meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on the final day of the itinerary (most meals are included on our Alaska Multisport tours - see specific itineraries or call us for details).
- Complimentary airport transfers (excluding our Denali Unexplored basecamp hiking trip)
- Ground transportation in Anchorage & Fairbanks.
- Lodging on the first or last night of the departure for most of our departures. (some trips include extended lodging, some trips do not have a lodging component - see specific itineraries or call us for details).
- Storage for your extra travel items while in the field.
- All internal transportation necessary for each adventure (planes, boats, trains and automobiles).
- All listed activities.
- Lodging prior to and after your trip or additional nights necessary due to weather delays.
- Personal gear (sleeping bags, packs, rain gear, etc.).
- Trip cancellation insurance.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Guide gratuities.
Travel insurance is not included with your Alaska Alpine Adventure. To purchase insurance from Ripcord or to simply obtain a quote, please click on the link below or feel free to contact us directly. Adventure Travel Insurance.
A deposit of $1000.00 per person is required to reserve a trip with Alaska Alpine Adventures. The remaining balance is due 60 days prior to the start of the trip.
Reservations made within 60 days of the trip starting date require payment in full. If the participant cancels a reservation earlier than 60 days prior to the starting date, the deposit will be refunded, minus a $100.00 administration fee. If the participant cancels within 59-31 days of the starting date, 50% of the trip balance will be refunded. If cancellation is made within 30-0 days of the trip starting date, there will be no refund of any costs. Alaska Alpine Adventures recommends cancellation insurance available through Ripcord. Please call or email us for details.
Alaska Alpine Adventures reserves the right to cancel or change the itinerary of a trip. In the event that Alaska Alpine Adventures cancels your trip and you are unable to participate, your total balance will be refunded. Occasionally, weather or other factors may cause delays getting into our out of the field or make completing a trip impossible. In these circumstances, there will be no refund of fees. Alaska Alpine Adventures is not responsible for any additional costs (e.g. airline flight changes, additional hotel nights, etc.) associated with trip delays or itinerary changes due to weather or other factors.TRIP MINIMUMS:
In order to guarantee that any Alaska Alpine Adventures departure departs at the listed price, a minimum number of participants must sign up. Our wilderness trips (including our Ultimate Alaska Multisport) require a minimum of 3 guests to guarantee departure, while our Source to Sea Multisport and our trips into the Arctic require a minimum of 4 guests to guarantee departure. However we will operate our adventures at below the minimum required for a modest surcharge. Visit our Reservation Policies page for detailed booking instructions and information on trip minimums.EMERGENCY PROCEDURES:
AAA and our guides follow strict emergency protocols and procedures. Our guides are all current Wilderness First Responders (at a minimum). Additionally, they will be carrying a satellite phone when in the wilderness and handheld radios and cell phones on our Alaska Multisport Tours. Your guide will conduct a thorough orientation to help familiarize you with these policies, protocols, and procedures.
All clients of Alaska Alpine Adventures, LLC, are required to complete and sign a liability release, guest profile form, and acknowledgment of risk prior to trip departure. Waivers and guest profiles are completed online during the trip registration process.
Our guides work very hard to make sure your adventure is a success and strive to make your wilderness experience more comfortable and enjoyable. Let them know how well you feel they have preformed with a tip. The guides always appreciate any gratuity offered. Suggested total amounts range from 5-10% of the trip price.CONTACT INFORMATION:
Alaska Alpine Adventures
300 E. 76th Ave Unit B
Anchorage, AK 99518
Toll Free: 1-877-525-2577
Toll Free Fax: 1-866-793-2679
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