Our Trip Logistics
Planning a vacation to Alaska can often seem overwhelming. Below you’ll find much of the information necessary to help you plan your adventure vacation with Alaska Alpine Adventures! More specific logistical details related to individual itineraries can be found under the logistics link at the bottom of each of our Alaska trip details pages and on the downloadable trip documents.
We believe that the best way to experience the Last Frontier is in a small group and off the beaten path! Our trips are limited to 8 guests. And with a guest to guide ratio of 4:1 you are assured of our commitment to risk management, safety-conscious operations, and logistical excellence.
Getting To Alaska:
All of our trips originate in Anchorage or Fairbanks (for our arctic adventures). Getting to Anchorage or Fairbanks is a snap. Alaska Airlines, your travel agent, or the carrier of your choice can easily arrange round trip airfare from the lower 48. All of our adventures include internal flights and transportation beyond these originating cities.
Most of our trips include bush flights into and out of the wilderness. All bush flights are included in the cost of your adventure and these flights will certainly be one of the highlights of your Alaska adventure tour. For most of you, this will likely be your first ride in a bush plane, and a memorable one to be sure!
Transportation On Our Van-Supported Multisport Tours:
Alaska’s sheer size requires the implementation of a wide variety of resources to reach its most amazing destinations. On this trip you’ll travel by van, ferry, and floatplane during the course of the itinerary. For a portion of the adventure, we will travel in Ford Transit passenger vans. These vehicles and are equipped with air conditioning, heat, and comfortable seats.
We use only the best available hotels, lodges, and B&B’s in Alaska, and they are comfortable and conveniently located. Most of our trips include at least one night in a hotel or lodge. Our trip rates are based on double occupancy in each room. If you are a single traveler and request your own room OR we are unable to find a roommate of the same gender, a single supplement fee (See FAQ section on each trip’s details page for pricing) will be applied to your trip rate before your final balance is due (45 days prior to your trip start date). If we find you a roommate prior to your final payment being due, the single supplement will be removed from your balance due.
- Due to limited inventory with our accommodations vendors, a single room cannot always be guaranteed.
- If we find you a roommate after you have submitted your final payment, your single supplement will be refunded.
- If you register 45 days or fewer prior to your trip start date, your single supplement will be due at the time of your registration unless a roommate is available. If a roommate is found prior to your trip, your single supplement will be refunded.
- Please be sure to confirm your rooming arrangements by emailing us or calling 1-907-351-4193
Alaska has some of the most dynamic and dramatic weather on the planet. Temperatures during the summer months in Alaska are generally pleasant during the day (60-80 F), but cooler at night (40’s). August departures may encounter nighttime temperatures in the low 40’s. At least some rainfall is a strong possibility during any month, and you must be prepared for weather extremes that can vary greatly from day to day. Click here to see current Alaska Weather Conditions in some of the locations we visit throughout the summer season. Just know that you may experience rain, sun, wind, clouds and fog on your trip. We live by the adage “prepare for the worst, hope for the best, and you’ll likely end up with some of both.”
- All group camping gear (tents, stoves, fuel, etc.) and safety equipment.
- Professional guide service at a 4:1 guest-to-guide ratio or better.
- Most meals – see specific trip for details.
- Limited ground transportation in Anchorage & Fairbanks.
- Lodging on the first or last night of the departure on most of our itineraries. (some trips include extended lodging, some trips do not have a lodging component – see specific itineraries or call us for details).
- Storage for your extra travel items while in the field.
- All internal transportation necessary for each adventure (planes, boats, trains and automobiles).
- All activities listed on the itinerary.
What's Not Included:
- Lodging prior to and after your trip or additional nights necessary due to weather delays.
- Personal gear (sleeping bags, packs, rain gear, etc.).
- Trip cancellation/interruption insurance.
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Guide gratuities (generally 5-10% of the trip cost is suggested)
Adventure Travel Insurance:
Trip Cancellation/Interruption insurance is not included with your Alaska Alpine Adventures trip, and we STRONGLY RECOMMEND securing a policy prior to departure. Our guests have had good success with RIPCORD BY REDPOINT or TRAVEL GUARD BY AIG. Typically, trip cancellation/interruption coverage costs approximately 6% of the trip price.
AAA and our guides follow strict emergency protocols and procedures. Our guides are all current Wilderness First Responders (at a minimum). Additionally, they will be carrying a satellite phone & a Garmin InReach when in the wilderness, and handheld radios and cell phones on our Alaska Multisport Tours. Your guide will conduct a thorough orientation to help familiarize you with these policies, protocols, and procedures.
All guests of Alaska Alpine Adventures, LLC are required to complete and sign a liability release, guest profile form, and acknowledgment of risk prior to trip departure. Waivers and guest profiles are completed online during the paper-free trip registration process.
Our guides work very hard to make sure your adventure is a success and strive to make your wilderness experience more comfortable and enjoyable. Let them know how well you feel they have preformed with a tip. The guides always appreciate any gratuity offered. Suggested total amounts range from 5-10% of the trip price.
Alaska Alpine Adventures operates under a Commercial Use Authorization while on National Park Service lands.
Alaska Alpine Adventures operates under a USFS Special Use Permit while on Chugach National Forest System lands.
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