Alaskan Adventure Tour

Educational Student Tours in America

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Alaska’s average annual temperatures are expected to increase by 2°F to 4°F by 2050, with even greater temperature increases projected in the interior, up to 12°F, threatening its environment and residents. Add an impact to your trip by using public transportation, avoiding the consumption of red meat, and saying no to plastic straws.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

Your educational student tour has begun as you travel to Alaska, in the U.S. As your plane descends, take a look out of your window to see the state’s lush forests, glaciers, and dark waters. A local guide will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury lodge. 

The afternoon is yours to explore your environment. Look for wildlife on a nature path, soak in the outdoor hot tub with views, or get a massage at the lodge’s spa. In the evening, you’ll meet with your guide for a traditional Alaskan dinner. This is a great opportunity to get to know your guides and ask questions about your upcoming adventures!

After a well-rested night, it’s time to experience the spectacular scenery of Alaska. Make your way to the U.S. Forest Service visitor center and jump on a powerboat. As you cruise to Portage Glacier, keep an eye out for moose, caribou, and bears. Finally, the glacier is in sight. Watch in awe as chunks of ice splash into the waters and hear the cracking of ice. Learn about how glaciers form, the importance of them for the Pacific Ocean, and what threat global warming poses to Alaska. 

A professional marine scientist and oceanographer will accompany you throughout the trip to learn about the marine life and ocean you encounter, as well as their interactions with the environment. Be sure to ask lots of questions to learn return home as an expert marine and ocean scientist.

Take a break from the ocean, to experience the sky on this exhilarating excursion. Climb into your helicopter for take-off, and soar over Knik Glacier and Church Range. Touch down on Troublesome Glacier to be greeted by 40 Iditarod sled dogs. Climb into your sled, and off you go! Notice the power of the dogs and soak up the fantastic backdrop of Alaska’s mountains. Finally, you will reach camp to thank and snuggle the happy dogs, as well as feed them lots of treats. Enjoy lunch and Knik River Lodge before heading back to Anchorage.

The waters of Alaska may seem dark, cold, and intimidating, but they are home to abundant, unique marine life. Climb onto your boat to cruise the protected Resurrection Bay. Arrive at Cape Resurrection to view thousands of seabirds like kittiwakes and puffins. Next, your guide will bring you to the marine life hotspots to see sea lion colonies, sea otters,  porpoises, and of course, whales. Watch in awe as these incredible creatures breach the water. Be sure to ask your marine scientist about how the animal’s biology allows them to live in such harsh conditions.

Toot, toot! All aboard the historical train! Today you will be making a four-hour journey to the town of Seward. With mountains on one side and the ocean on the other, the magnificent scenery will make time fly by. In your first-class coach, you will be served a delicious lunch onboard. As you arrive in Seward, make your way to the AlaskaSeaLife Center to learn more about marine science and oceanography. Next, its free time. Climb mount marathon, embark on the lost lake trail, or souvenir shop through the village before returning to your lodge.

It’s your final day in Alaska, and we want to make it especially memorable. Climb aboard a helicopter to the mountains and ocean of Alaska from an aerial view. Spot creeks, streams, lakes, and the ocean, as well as moose, Beluga whales, and eagles as you soar the coastline. Following your landing, enjoy a five-course meal at a luxury resort restaurant. In the evening, you’ll set out into the wilderness to arrive at a warm shelter. Watch as the Northern Lights dazzle and dance across the living sky.

It has been both an adventurous and educational week in Alaska. We hope you had lots of fun, but it’s now time to leave. Enjoy a final breakfast with your group and guides before departing for your flight home.

Alaska is known for its bears more giant than bison, glaciers bigger than some countries, and national parks the size of other U.S. states. Its spectacular nature and abundant wildlife draws visitors from across the globe. 

On this trip to Alaska, you will interactively learn about marine science and oceanography while visiting the country’s top attractions. The trip’s highlights include dog-sledding down a mountain, spotting whales in the Pacific Ocean, and watching the unforgettable Northern Lights. Book your educational student tour to Alaska today!

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