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7 Day - Iditarod Race Sled Dog Tour
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Tour Highlights:

Sled dog mushing instruction (in graduated steps) by Iditarod mushers for two full days

Driving your own dog team (or riding in the sled basket if so desired) in a variety of locations

Visit kennel of top Iditarod contender

Attending the start of the Iditarod Race in Anchorage

Travel  by ski-plane to a remote homestead to view passing dog teams

Visit/overnight at official checkpoint Skwentna

Complete Itinerary PDF File


Tour Price and 2015 Dates:

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Dates

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7W1  March 3 - 9 this trip fills early!


Cost per person: $3995

Group Size:  6 Person maximum

Note:  All modes of transportation, lodging, meals, supplementary arctic winter gear and instruction are included.

 

This trip can fill quickly - early reservation for this unique experience is highly recommended.


Abbreviated Itinerary:

Day  1     Anchorage-Hope: Gear check and visit to Race Headquarters; travel by road from Anchorage through the Kenai Mountains to overnight in log cabins in the tiny end of the road gold rush village of Hope on Cook Inlet; evening mushing "intro"

Day  2    
Hope-Soldotna: Morning departure through Kenai Mountains to Soldotna. Afternoon at the kennel of our Iditarod musher, learning the mechanics of harnessing the dogs and the basic skills of piloting canine super athletes. In a graduated fashion, you'll end the day with the satisfaction of having driven your own team. Overnight at lodge on Longmere Lake.

Day  3    
Coho muskeg mush: A day of immersion with full teams in the beautiful flats on the edge of Cook Inlet, in alternatingly wooded and open terrain. Iditarod veterans, local mushers and snowmachines will assist this this exhilarating experience --driving a dog team and a snowmobile --what a day! Overnight back at lodge.

Day  4     
Soldotna-Hope: Now it's time to head into the hills of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, on the wonderful trails of the local racing association. By now you're feeling like a veteran, contemplating racing yourself . . . Return to Hope and the cabin on Bear Creek.

Day  5    
Hope-Skwentna Homestead:  Travel to Anchorage; attend the start (indescribable) of the Iditarod; early afternoon departure from Lake Hood by bush ski-plane for flight to a remote homestead 70 air miles northwest; dinner and overnight at homestead

Day  6     
Skwentna Homestead: Morning explorations of the neighborhood by snowshoe or snowmachine; witness preparations at the official checkpoint; dinner and bonfire rendezvous on the Skwentna River as the first dog teams come through the first checkpoint (northern lights . . ?); second overnight at homestead

Day  7    
Skwentna Homestead-Anchorage:  Additional wander amongst the arriving mushers and race chaos; Pick-up by ski-plane for the return flight to Anchorage, and visit to bustling Race Headquarters

DETAILED ITINERARY

 

PACKING LIST

 

PRE-TRIP INFO

Video highlights of the 2014 Iditarod Tour (-with past clients 1992, 2002 and 2014, the Allisons!)

 
 

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