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Alaska Glacier Expedition 26-31 July, 2017 ( 6 days)

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Seward, AK 99664

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This trip itinerary has been designed for beginners. See our notes below for an overview of what each day will look like for us over this 6 day expedition.

Day 1: Check-in

  • 3pm departure from Anchorage. We would recommend taking the scenic Deluxe Motorcoach by Alaska Rail. The Deluxe Motorcoach is equally as scenic as the train (in our opinion anyway, some may argue that) and half the price. The Motor Coach arrives into Seward at 5.45pm in time for our check-in. Here is the booking link for the Alaskan Deluxe Motorcoach: https://alaskatrain.com/book/ . Make sure you book your coach ticket with drop off in "small boat harbour". We will pick you up from small boat harbour upon arrival at 5.45pm into Seward.
  • Check into the 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Man Expedition Wood Cabin Lodge in Seward at 6pm. ( Note: Each washroom with be shared between 4 guys. The 2 members who booked the Master room will share their en-suite washroom with 2 other members and the other 4 members will share the second washroom).
  • 6.30pm - Meet & Greet party with the group before heading out to dinner.
  • Over dinner we will discuss the plan of action for the days ahead of us.
  • After dinner we will fire up our cedar sauna for some chill time before hitting the sack. We have an early start in the morning so we should try be in bed by 10.30-11pm

Day 2: Kayak

  • At 8am we set out for a half day kayak through Tonsina Creek. The rest of the day/evening is free to explore the town. If some of you are feeling up to it we can take a cycle to the base of Exit Glacier.

Day 3: Glacier Hike & Ice Climb

  • At 8am we set off for a full day hike and glacier expedition across Exit Glacier. Depending on weather conditions we will spend 2-3 hours on the glacier ice climbing through the bright turquoise blue glacier crevasses . Difficulty: Moderate to Hard but suitable for beginners

Day 4: Hike

  • 10am Mount Marathon Hike. Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult: Steep Trail (1400 ft elevation gain)
  • The rest of the day/evening is free to explore Seward.

Day 5: Overnight SUP Glacier Expedition

  • 7am we set out for our Overnight Glacier SUP and Kayaking expedition. Upon arrival at our base camp, we'll unload our gear and begin our paddle through massive icebergs, islands, waterfalls and the bluest glacier ice anywhere. After a long day paddling we'll be back at camp getting ready for an amazing dinner followed by an evening ocean sup/kayak to stark rock protrusions along the rugged coastline (weather permitting). At night we will fall asleep listening to the ice roll and calve while the ocean swells crash behind us on the beach. This is our personal piece of heaven and absolutely Alaskan in everyway!. The following morning after breakfast we will head out for a morning paddle before we head back on the boat.

Day 6: Departure

  • We will be back from our Overnight Glacier Expedition by 2pm
  • It is recommended you catch the Deluxe Motorcoach PM at 6.30pm via the Alaska Train website: https://alaskatrain.com/book/. $65 is the cost currently. Prices may go up depending on availability.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

- Wood Cabin accommodations with private cedar wood sauna. 4 rooms and 2 shared washrooms

- Breakfast and pre-packed lunches/dinners only while on glacier expedition excursions ( lunch/dinner not included on non-excursion days)

- Bikes ( with helmets) for local exploration between planned expeditions.

- Kayaking/SUP/Climbing Equipment, Tents, Meals, Jet boat ride, Guide Services, Permits and Park User Fees.

-Scheduled Activities: Overnight Glacier SUP/Kayak Expedition, Glacier Ice Climbing ( Full day), Tonsina Creek Half Day Kayak, Mount Marathon Hike ( Half Day).

NOT INCLUDED:

-Flights/Coach transportation to Seward

-Travel Insurance

-Staff gratuities.

-Lunch & Dinner on non-excursion days

BOOKING TERMS:

-50% payment upfront, remaining balance due no later than 15 February 2016

-Booking Terms & Conditions: http://www.manexpeditions.com/bookingterms

-Waiver/Release Of Liability: http://www.manexpeditions.com/disclaimers




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