SAT

Arrive Anchorage

1

MORNING
AFTERNOON

On arrival at Anchorage Airport you will met by Amaco staff and our local operators and assisted with luggage before transferring to our hotel. Following check-in at the hotel, you are free to relax in your room or begin enjoying the area surrounding the hotel. 

NIGHT

A relaxed Welcome dinner take place this evening at one of Anchorage’s most popular restaurants. During the dinner you will have the opportunity to meet other participants and their partners as well as your Amaco hosts.

Overnight: Downtown Marriott Hotel Anchorage
Included Meals: Welcome Networking Dinner

SUN

Anchorage, Talkeetna & Denali

2

MORNING

Conference Session 1 & 2 will take place this morning followed by lunch at the hotel. 

AFTERNOON

After lunch you will depart for Denali National Park with a stop in the historic town of Talkeetna. Continue on and arrive at The Grande Denali Lodge. 

NIGHT

Enjoy Dinner at the Lodge this evening.

Overnight: The Grande Denali Lodge
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  

MON

Denali National Park

3

MORNING

After breakfast head for a day’s guided adventure in Denali National Park. The park is home to dall sheep, grizzly bear, caribou, moose and Mt. Denali. You will stop at major landmarks including Igloo Mountain, Polychrome Pass and Toklat River. 

AFTERNOON

Try your luck at gold panning at Moose Creek, lunch at the Kantishna Roadhouse and explore the historic grounds. Meander back to your lodge in the afternoon. 

NIGHT

Dinner at a local restaurant this evening taking in the most breathtaking wilderness in Alaska.

Overnight: The Grande Denali Lodge
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

TUE

Denali

4

MORNING

Conference Session 3 & 4 will take place this morning. 

AFTERNOON

Following lunch at the hotel you will take a scenic float trip near the entrance of Denali National Park on the Nenana River. Late afternoon enjoy a performance of the Music of Denali, a live show telling the story of the first adventurous men to summit Mt. Denali. 

NIGHT

Conclude the evening with an Alaskan family style dinner, enjoying Alaskan smokehouse BBQ and many more Alaskan local specialties.

Overnight: The Grande Denali Lodge
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

WED

Denali to Girdwood

5

MORNING

Today you leave Denali behind and head south to Girdwood. 

AFTERNOON

You will arrive at Alyeska Resort with enough free time to freshen up for your unique transfer to the award winning mountaintop restaurant. 

NIGHT

Dinner will be a highlight this evening with views of mountains and glaciers and a menu designed for food and wine enthusiasts.

Overnight: The Alyeska Resort Girdwood
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

THU

Girdwood Area

6

MORNING

Ready yourself for some Alaskan dog sledding today! Begin your morning with an exhilarating scenic helicopter flight above the Chugach Mountains, landing at Punchbowl Glacier, 3200 feet above sea level. Meet the athletes of the Iditarod veteran’s kennel, the Alaskan huskies and their pups before hopping on board as you enjoy a dog sledding experience on the glacier — surrounded by scenic peaks and valleys. You’ll learn how the dogs are trained to pull the sled, how they have everlasting endurance and how they possess an inherent drive to run. Dog sledding with Alaskan Huskies is such a large part of Alaskan life and history, a wonderful memory to take back home.

AFTERNOON

Return to Girdwood for lunch, and with the afternoon left free so you can explore the small mountain town. 

NIGHT

Dinner this evening will be a local restaurant.

Overnight: The Alyeska Resort Girdwood
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

FRI

Girdwood & Bird Creek

7

MORNING

Prepare for another unforgettable day! After a leisurely breakfast you will transfer to Bird Creek in preparation for your quad bike adventure. Suitable for novice and experienced riders alike, you will be led by an experienced guide through a maze of trails winding through the temperate forest of the Chugach range. 

AFTERNOON

In addition to amazing panoramic views you will also have the opportunity to view bears, moose and eagles. The remaining afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the resorts facilities and reminisce about the adventure so far. 

 

NIGHT

Dinner this evening is a true Alaskan experience with local food enjoyed at a local Alaskan Lodge.

Overnight: The Alyeska Resort Girdwood
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SAT

Kenai Fjords National Park and Seward

8

MORNING

An early morning start today as you board the Alaska Railroad Goldstar Coastal Train for an extraordinary journey south to Seward. Ranked by National Geographic Traveller as one of the Top Ten Train rides in North America, the train veers away from the busy road and heads into the wilderness, winding through one scenic stretch after another. Breakfast is served on board with a late morning arrival into Seward. 

AFTERNOON

For the next part of your journey board a smooth sailing catamaran for an up-close encounter within the Kenai Fjords National Park. The Gulf of Alaska brings a constant influx of nutrients into the bay, making it an extremely fertile feeding ground for many species of marine wildlife. Sea otters and whales, doll porpoise, puffins and unique geological formations are all on the agenda today. 

NIGHT

Following the cruise you will stop at a local waterfront restaurant for dinner before heading back to the resort.

Overnight: The Alyeska Resort Girdwood
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

SUN

Girdwood to Anchorage

9

MORNING

Conference Sessions 5 & 6 will take place this morning followed by lunch at the hotel. 

AFTERNOON

After lunch you will depart Girdwood and head back to Anchorage to begin your Cultural Immersion Tour with a visit to the Anchorage Museum and the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Centre. You will then visit the Alaska Native Heritage Centre surrounded by the Chugach Mountains to discover the unique rich cultural heritage of the many native peoples of Alaska including Native Tradition Bearers, artists and performers as you tour the six historic village exhibits. Depart for a private tour to the Alaska Native Medical Centre. Not normally open for public tours, we have secured  exclusive permission to tour the premises with a local representative. The Centre is managed by a non-profit organisation whose task is to provide medical services to 158,000 Alaskan natives and other Native Americans in Alaska. 

NIGHT

Your dinner tonight will be held in a famous local brewery with views overlooking Cook Inlet and the Port of Anchorage.

Overnight: Downtown Marriott Hotel Anchorage
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

MON

Redoubt Bay

10

MORNING

Prepare yourself for the wildlife experience of a lifetime today. Your adventure begins with a seaplane sightseeing flight from Lake Hood, the world’s largest sea plane base to Redoubt Bay — home to one of the most concentrated and viewable bear populations in Alaska. Redoubt Bay itself is a beautiful glacial carved inlet with steep walls dropping into deep, dark ocean waters teaming with whales, seals and sea otters. Overhead bald eagles perch on the forested hillsides and the head of the bay is dotted with waterfalls and streams. 

AFTERNOON

Your bear viewing experience is from a covered pontoon boat where experienced naturalist guides will guide you through the chain of Big River Lakes and popular Black and Brown Bear feeding sites. Lunch will be hosted in a remote wilderness lodge. 

NIGHT

Return late afternoon to Anchorage with some free time before dinner at a local downtown restaurant.

Overnight: Downtown Marriott Hotel Anchorage
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

TUE

Prince William Sound

11

MORNING

Your first stop today is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, an educational and rehabilitation facility for orphaned and injured Alaskan wildlife. Your guide will provide a narrated drive through tour of the park where you will have the opportunity to witness indigenous wildlife including, Elk, Musk Ox, Bald Eagles, Black and Brown Bears, Wood Bison and Black Tail Deer. You will have free time to walk around at your leisure before leaving the park and heading through the Chugach Mountain Range to the port town of Whittier. 

AFTERNOON

In Whittier, you will board a catamaran to explore the massive glaciers, dense spruce forests and the abundant wildlife of Prince William Sound. The final stop on the cruise is Surprise Glacier, one of the most active in the sound. Don’t be surprised if you hear a rumbling sound as massive chunks of glacial ice plummet into the ocean. 

NIGHT

After you disembark you will be transported to the Seward watefront to enjoy an Alaskan Seafood Farewell Dinner.

Overnight: Downtown Marriott Hotel Anchorage
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

WED

Anchorage

12

MORNING

The ‘Alaska ‘The Last Frontier’’ itinerary ends today. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.

AFTERNOON
NIGHT