Excursion

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center & Aerial Tram

Marvel at Alaska's rugged beauty and interesting wildlife with this nature-lover's excursionYou will visit the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, home to displaced, orphaned and injured animals such as moose, elk and bears, and then head to the Alyeska Resort, where you will board the Glacier Express Tram to admire views of Turnagain Arm.

Price TBD
  • Code
    WQF-F
  • Level
    Soft
  • Walking Type
    Little
  • Activity Type
    All
  • Age
    All ages
  • Duration
Board your motor coach for the transfer to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, a journey highlighted by your drive through the 2½-mile Anton Anderson TunnelAfter about 20 minutes, arrive at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and begin your introduction to the center's important mission and fascinating animalsAs a sanctuary for displaced, orphaned and injured wildlife, the center serves as a refuge for hundreds of creaturesObserve some of Alaska's largest and most iconic animals, including moose, bison, bears, elk, deer, caribou and musk oxenMany small mammals and birds of prey are also at home here in the center's spacious habitats. Next, depart for Alyeska Resort, a popular ski and year-round destination located in the town of Girdwood at the base of MtAlyeskaEnjoy a buffet lunch of Alaska-inspired delicacies such as beer battered halibut, grilled Alaskan game sliders, smoked salmon niçoise and mini blueberry crumble tarts. Then take advantage of free time to ride the aerial tram called the Glacier ExpressThis high-speed tram will whisk you to dizzying heights of 2,300 feet above the valley floor for a chance to witness astounding views of Turnagain Arm and the surrounding landscapeTruly, Alaska in all its wilderness majesty. From the resort, a transfer along the Scenic Byway returns you to Whittier, where you may embark your Crystal ship or remain in town to explore on your own.