If you're looking to experience all that Alaska has to offer, from its unique flora to its majestic fauna and even its manmade wonders, then look no further than the Bears, Trains & Icebergs tour. On this unforgettable journey, you'll get to admire the stunning beauty of the Alaskan landscape from the comfort of a train, watch and learn about some of Alaska's largest animals at the Wilderness Conservation Centre, raft down a lake covered in icebergs, and visit the enormous Spencer Glacier! This family adventure has something for everyone, and is the perfect opportunity to experience the beauty of the tundra from multiple perspectives!
Keep in mind: That this tour can depart from Girdwood or Anchorage, so when contacting our agents, please indicate where you'd like to depart from.
Your journey begins as you board the train that will take you to the Turnagain Arm and take your seat next to large windows that will give you first-row seats to the wondrous Alaskan landscape. Upon arriving at the Portage stop, you will board a shuttle bus to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre, where you will spend 90 minutes exploring the area with a knowledgeable guide. During this time, you will learn about the animals that are rehabilitated at the center, the care they receive, and the circumstances that led them to be in the center's care. You can choose to explore this section of the tour on foot or in a small vehicle, giving you an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with bears, moose, bison, and other wild animals.
After a delicious lunch break, you'll board the train and journey to the wild backcountry of the Chugach National Forest. Here, you'll make a stop at the Spencer Glacier Whistle Stop to begin your thrilling rafting adventure. Once outfitted and briefed, your guide will take you through the icy waters of an iceberg-covered lake, where you'll get up close and personal with these majestic ice giants. Then, you'll enjoy a picturesque float down the Placer River, which will deliver you to a shuttle that will take you back to the train for the last leg of your journey back to Portage. From there, you'll board a motorcoach that will take you back to Anchorage. ThisThis is, without a doubt, one of the most comprehensive Anchorage tours out there, and a sure way to explore everything Alaska has to offer!