Alaska’s Iditarod (AI)

8 Day Tour from Anchorage to Anchorage

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Come gee! Come haw! Come out for Alaska’s best known sporting event. “Alaska’s Last Great Race” takes place every March as mushers bark commands to teams of sled dogs in hopes of being the first to cross 1,000 treacherous miles of frozen, rugged terrain. On this thrill-filled Alaska vacation, you’ll stop by Iditarod headquarters, visit the kennels of four-time Iditarod Champion Martin Buser, and attend the annual Mushers Banquet where you can meet, mingle, and even witness the draw for starting positions. Cheer on your favorite mushers at the ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage and again at the official restart in the quaint community of Willow. Of course, the Siberian Husky isn’t the only animal you’ll see on this tour of Alaska. Have your camera ready for moose, musk ox, and more as you enjoy visits to Anchorage’s renowned wildlife centers and the Girdwood ski resort where you can put your own paws in the snow.

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Alaska Sealife Center

Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center; aerial tram ride

Sightseeing; behind-the-scenes visit at Alaska Zoo; LF attend the Musher’s Banquet; visit Iditarod Headquarters; see the ceremonial start of the Iditarod Race; visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center; farewell dinner

LF Visit Happy Trails Kennels

Attend the official “restart” of the Iditarod race


In the event the Iditarod Official Start is relocated (beyond Willow) due to weather and trail conditions, a full day of activities will be substituted in Anchorage.


Free Wi-Fi available in most hotels


 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 2 dinners


Day 1

ARRIVE IN ANCHORAGE ANCHORAGE Welcome to Anchorage! Free day.

Day 2

ANCHORAGE–SEWARD–GIRDWOOD ANCHORAGE Welcome breakfast. Scenic drive past Turnagain Arm en route to the Alaska Sealife Center.
SEWARD Visit Alaska Sealife Center.
GIRDWOOD Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 3

GIRDWOOD GIRDWOOD Scenic aerial tram. Remainder of the day is free.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

GIRDWOOD–ANCHORAGE ANCHORAGE Guided city sightseeing. Visit to Lake Hood Seaplane Airport. Visit Alaska Zoo. LF Mushers Banquet dinner and Iditarod festivities.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 5

ANCHORAGE. EXCURSION TO BIG LAKE BIG LAKE Visit Iditarod Champion Martin Buser at his home, LF Happy Trails Kennels. Visit Iditarod Trail Race Headquarters. Free time in Anchorage this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Anchorage with a Northern Lights photography tour. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Day 6

ANCHORAGE. CEREMONIAL START OF THE IDITAROD ANCHORAGE Free time this morning before the Iditarod starting ceremonies. Visit to the Anchorage Museum. Farewell dinner this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

ANCHORAGE. EXCURSION TO WILLOW WILLOW Attend the Iditarod official restart (weather and trail conditions permitting). Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8

ANCHORAGE Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast


"Born and raised in Anchorage, I love Alaska and cannot imagine living anywhere else. I grew up camping, fishing, and hiking and still enjoy spending time outdoors. I have led tours in Alaska for over 20 years and still enjoy sharing the history, culture, and economics of my home state. I am a teacher during the school year and apply similar lesson plans and organization to each tour. My goal is to share Alaska with every guest as I would share it with a relative. Above all else I want my guests to have fun, but that does not mean that they won't learn a lot about Alaska and being an Alaskan while they are enjoying The Land of the Midnight Sun!"

Tour Director -  TODD ALASKA




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  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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