Alaska is impressive for its sheer size. Being more than five hundred and eighty thousand square miles, Alaska accounts for one fifth of the United States total land area. It stretches two thousand and four hundred miles east to west and one thousand four hundred and twenty miles north to south. Nowadays, it is a popular destination for tourists due to its extensive natural beauty. It includes almost every geographical feature from pristine rainforests to the highest mountains on the continent. More than half of all National Parks in the United States are now located in Alaska. A great variety of wildlife is found here, comprising moose, caribou, Dall sheep, various species of bears, wolves, whales, bald eagles and the others.
Tour operators are in evidence in Alaska more than ever before. Large numbers of tour operators offer Alaska vacations, which span all styles and modes of travel and every region of the state. Whether you wish to visit a spectacular Denali National Park, experience a tour on the Alaska Railroad, see wildlife on bear viewing excursions or whale watching Alaska tours - you will find it all in Alaska vacation packages. A selection of shore excursions, attractions and accommodations in most companies cover the state from Ketchikan and Juneau to Kodiak, from Anchorage to Fairbanks and across the Arctic Circle. Quite often they tailor-make land Alaska tours for escorted groups or independent travelers; thus almost all of them are easily customized to meet your specific needs.
All excursions are designed to make the most of guest's time at each destination, create memories and provide the best guide services, available in all twenty two port and inland destinations in Alaska, Yukon Territory, British Columbia and home port Seattle. With such an array of interests among the guests tour operators created excursions that range from the history and culture sightseeing to flight-seeing adventures and a high activity.
In response to the growing demand, new excursions are being introduced to Alaska tours in Haines, Icy Strait Point, Juneau and Ketchikan. At the same time, guests enjoy thrilling experiences from numerous traditional excursions, including Helicopter Flight-seeing & Glacier Trek; Musher's Camp and Dog Sled Adventure; and a float trip through the world famous Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve. In Yukon visitors have an opportunity to explore a majestic Kluane National Park by foot, a cultural cruise, a fishing tour or a river rafting. Over the Arctic Circle near Coldfoot, the Anaktuvuk Pass Adventure takes guests to the remote Nunamiut Eskimo village of Anaktuvuk to discover their way of life. Numerous excursions spotlight National Parks, Preserves and Refuges and make the most of the Great Land.
Nevertheless, you should keep in mind that an advance planning is essential before traveling if you have specific things you want to see and do in Alaska. Facilities are limited in this remote State and the number of visitors is increasing. The very popular float plane excursions and helicopter flight-seeing, combined with glacier walks or dog sledding, must be booked well ahead of time to avoid some disappointment. Cruise lines in Alaska tours take much of the available space and it is often sold out well ahead of sailing. According to Temsco Helicopters, passengers, who wait until the day they arrive in the port to book their flights, will most likely be on standby.