*** PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BECAUSE OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS, THE CONFERENCE TO ALASKA HAS BEEN POSTPONED 12 MONTHS AND WILL BE TAKING PLACE IN AUGUST 2021 ***
The Alaska ‘The Last Frontier’ conference offers a limited number of participants the most comprehensive land based itinerary that any visitor to the region could wish for.
Unlike an Alaskan cruise journey, where you’re herded from one stop to another with thousands of other people, our Small Group Tour will be capped at no more than 40 participants.
We’ve partnered with local operators to create a travel and conference package that can’t be beaten.
Alaska is one of the world’s special places — full of exotic wildlife, magnificent mountains, glacier-carved valleys and steep, rocky coastlines. The area is home to the tallest mountains, the biggest glaciers, the most plentiful fishing and the wildest nature preserves on the North American continent.
You begin your all-inclusive itinerary with a Networking Welcome Dinner in Anchorage. It is Alaska’s largest city and offers the perfect balance between unrivalled Alaskan wilderness, soft-adventure activities, and the amenities visitors expect from a modern city.
Anchorage offers an eclectic mix of high-end eateries, both native and modern art galleries and a selection of world class museums. Travel through pristine wilderness and stunning mountain views on your way to Denali National Park.
You will enjoy a Lodge stay — a true Alaskan experience at The Grande Denali Lodge on Sugarloaf Mountain with panoramic views of the surrounding Denali wilderness and the Nenana River Canyon. The Park is home to dall sheep, grizzly bear, caribou, moose and Mt. Denali . . . the tallest mountain in North America.
You then head south to Girdwood and the famous Alyeska Resort. From here the Alaskan experience continues with the most Alaskan of activities — dog sledding.
The activity we have planned for you showcases these amazing creatures in the best possible way. Not only will you have the opportunity to meet and hear about the amazing Alaskan Huskies, you will learn the art of mushing and experience the strength and stamina required for dog sledding. Did we mention you’ll be arriving by helicopter, and dog sledding on a glacier?
Alaska is blessed with some of the best wilderness trails in North America. You’ll get to see them first hand from the back of a quad bike as you venture through the temperate forest of the Chugach range with an expert guide. You’ll be led through the maze of trails and across alpine meadows all the time keeping an eye out for the bears, moose and eagles who inhabit the area.
The exploration of this vast state continues when 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 travels through wilderness areas, winding round bends and offering one breathtaking view after another.
If everything described above isn’t enough to entice you to join us, then the inclusion of a day cruise in Resurrection Bay through Kenai Fjords National Park will surely help. Watch for humpback and killer whales, sea lions, seals, bald eagles, puffins and many other types of marine birds during your cruise.
You’ll be part of a VIP tour of the Alaska Native Medical Center and learn about the specially built facility and the medical services it provides to the Alaska Native and American Indian people living in the state. You’ll visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center to learn more about the rich cultural heritage of the many native peoples of Alaska.
If bear viewing is your sole reason for joining us then you will not be disappointed. The itinerary has a whole day built purely around visiting the remote Alaska Bear Viewing Camp. This camp provides you with the greatest possible opportunity to view these amazing creatures in what some believe is the region’s most rugged, remote and incredibly beautiful wilderness. Accessible only by sea-plane, you will fly over towering mountains and glaciers landing directly on the shoreline in front of the camp.
The itinerary also allows you to spend some time at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre where you can view indigenous wildlife including the eagle, sitka black tail deer, elk, arctic musk ox, wood bison and more. From there it is only a short journey to Whittier where we will board a catamaran style cruise boat for a sightseeing adventure on Prince William Sound.
Enhancing the many activities and tours included in our itinerary and adding further to the already exceptional value already offered is the inclusion of deluxe accommodation as well as all breakfasts, lunches and dinners.
We hope you can join us in Alaska in August 2020.
Places are limited to just 40 participants. Secure your place by registering today or you will miss out!