Nature’s Best Alaska: An Intergenerational Adventure

By popular demand, Delaware Nature Society introduces its first intergenerational trip, specially designed for youth ages 8 and up and the special people in their lives. Perfect for grandparents and grandchildren or extended family groups. Singles and couples are welcome too – anyone young at heart!


Judy Montgomery, Teacher/Naturalist at Delaware Nature SocietyLeader Judy Montgomery,  Teacher Naturalist

As an avid birder and naturalist, Judy has woven her adventurous spirit into Delaware Nature Society classes, school programs, summer camps and international trips for more than 30 years. Now, she’ll share her love of adventure and the outdoors with you, as together you explore “the Land of the Midnight Sun.”  Learn more about Judy.


Trip Overview

Main trip: June 30 – July 6, 2020 (optional trip extension)

Group members will visit Denali National Park, where North America’s highest peak—Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley)—dominates the park’s six million acres. In Denali National Park, you’ll enjoy an exclusive presentation from a local naturalist plus a hike with Judy along the Nenana River Nature Trail. Bring your binoculars!

While at Denali you can join Judy for an optional float trip down the Nenana River. This is prime wildlife habitat, so be on the look-out for bear, moose, caribou, lynx, Dall sheep and a host of smaller animals.

Other trip highlights include the world-famous Alaska Railroad (in Deluxe Dome Service) for a journey through the wilderness to Talkeetna, with an overnight at the Talkeetna Lodge, where you can enjoy hiking, slightseeing, boating, or just relaxing on the deck with amazing views of Denali.

At the Happy Trails Kennels, home of four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser and his dogs, you can see a demonstration on mushing and get a chance to play with the sled dogs!

More spectacular scenery awaits on a scenic drive following the south shore of Turnagain Arm, with its dramatic shorelines and majestic mountains.

Plus, during a cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park, be on the look-out for sea otters, seals, birds, and more.


Price Includes

Meals

  • Breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches including a box lunch in Denali National Park
  • 2 three-course dinners including a farewell dinner in Anchorage

Excursions

  • Fairbanks: Cruise aboard sternwheeler riverboat Discovery
  • Denali National Park: Exclusive presentation at the Murie Science & Learning Center by a local naturalist; 4 to 5 hour guided wilderness expedition
  • Denali–Talkeetna: Journey aboard Alaska Railroad in Deluxe Dome Service
  • Talkeetna: Enjoy a local  Alaskan treat at the historic Talkeetna Roadhouse
  • Big Lake: Visit Happy Trails Kennels
  • Kenai Fjords National Park: Cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park

Lodging

Alaska Eco Tour - Fairbanks (1 night) - Wedgewood Resort
Wedgewood Resort
Fairbanks, AK
(1 night)

Alaska Eco Tour - Denali National Park (2 nights) - Denali Park Village
Denali Park VillageDenali National Park
Denali National Park, AK
(2 nights)

Alaska Eco Tour -Talkeetna (1 night) - Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
Talkeetna, AK
(1 night)

Alaska Eco Tour - Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and Spa
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa
Anchorage, AK
(2 nights)


Price

Price Per Person (before airfare, which can be added):

  • $3,400 per person double occupancy
  • $3,230 per person triple occupancy
  • $4,200 per person single occupancy

Members only – benefits of Membership »
Book by December 31, 2019 & Save 10 Percent!
A $250 deposit per person holds your space
Final payment is due April 5, 2020

Options & Extensions

  • Group air to/from Philadelphia and group transfers from Ashland Nature Center are available
  • 7-Night cruise on the Inside Passage available including transfers to the ship

Ask Margo McDonough for details about these options and extensions.

For Details and to Book
Contact Margo McDonough at Blue Skies Travel Center
302-893-4571 or margo@blueskiestravelcenter.com


Eco Tour Partners

Delaware Nature Society has partnered with Teacher/Naturalist Judy Montgomery; Margo McDonough, of locally owned Blue Skies Travel Center; and Globus Family of Brands, to present this special trip.

Judy Montgomery, Teacher/Naturalist at Delaware Nature SocietyJudy Montgomery

Judy has had a long and lively career with the Delaware Nature Society. She’s coordinated programming and written and taught hundreds of creative nature programs for children, families, and adults. Judy has traveled the U.S. with her family, and led many Delaware Nature Society trips in the U.S. as well as Central and South America.

Margo McDonough

Margo is a former Delaware Nature Society employee, a current Delaware Nature Society member, and a former columnist for The News-Journal. She wrote the “Native Delaware” column for eight years and often interviewed Delaware Nature Society naturalists for these articles.

Read her blog post about intergenerational travel and learn more about her travel agency.

Globus Family of Brands

The Globus Family of Brands has been honored with the distinguished Sustainable Tourism Education Program (STEP) Bronze Certification. The certification is a flagship program of Sustainable Travel International, a leading nonprofit which helps destinations, businesses, and travelers implement innovative solutions that support sustainable tourism development.

Globus is committed to sustainable travel and minimizing its impact on the environment and to reducing its dependence on non-renewable resources. It has implemented policies to support this sustainable travel mission and is working to enhance its products with this mission.

Learn more about Globus.


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