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Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage

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    What to Expect
    Following morning pickup from your Anchorage hotel, board a comfortable tour vehicle and travel north to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Watch the scenery stream by out the windows and enjoy refreshments on the ride. 

    This valley, carved by glaciers, is the meeting place for three mountain ranges: the Chugach Mountains, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Alaska Range. The valley is home to thousands of rivers and lakes, left behind by the movement of the glacier.

    Arrive at your destination, the 27-mile (43-kilometer) Matanuska Glacier, to embark on your hike. First, listen to a safety orientation and slip on your provided crampons and helmet and grab a walking stick. This equipment will help you safely explore the deep crevasses, ice formations and bright blue water-melt pools. 

    Follow your guide to the glacier's most important landmarks and viewpoints. Chances are you'll enjoy sunny skies due to the weather system created by the glacier. 

    Stop for a traditional Alaskan lunch with views overlooking the glacier. 

    At the conclusion of your glacial adventure, return to your Anchorage hotel for drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Salmon Berry Travel & Tours, 515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    Departure time is 9 am, hotel pickups will commence beginning at 8 am.
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Select hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local Certified guide
    • Lunch
    • All necessary safety equipment
    • Entry/Admission - Matanuska Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Long Rifle Lodge
    Exclusions
    • Winter clothing and boots (please inquire in advance for assistance)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately - during winter months, you will not be allowed onto the glacier without proper winter clothing (October through April - it will be COLD)
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved - approximately 2 miles of uneven and slippery terrain. Sturdy footwear is required, and an extra pair of socks is recommended.
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Due to safety, the minimum age is 8 EIGHT years old
    • Level of difficulty is moderate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    John & Keaton were great! Both informative and entertaining. Hike was also great but come propoare for multiple weather conditions. Hike is 2 to 2.5 hours and requires a moderate amount of physical Stamina and the ability to walk on uneven terrain. I highly recommend this
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
    Responded Aug 27, 2019
    Good morning, Jim. Thanks very much for taking the time to share your comments about the Matanuska Glacier Walk. In case you are unaware...........it is the only place in the country where you can actually walk and explore on an accessible glacier!! It is one of our most popular excursions so glad you took advantage of doing it. John and Keaton are both terrific guides! Knowledgeable, fun, enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoy sharing all aspects of the 49th State with our guests! Glad you had them leading your tour. I'll be sure they see your complimentary remarks. Again, many thanks. We appreciate your business and hope you will return soon for another adventure! Have a great day!!
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion! We had an incredible hike on a glacier with incredible views and adventure seeking. We saw beautiful blue ice, majestic glaciers, crevasses and had time for pictures and questions along the way. The staff were amazing, knowledgeable,
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
    Responded Aug 19, 2019
    Good morning from Alaska! Thank you very much for your great comments about the Matanuska Glacier Hike!! It is one of our most popular tours and is the only place in the USA where you can actually WALK on a glacier.......and a beautiful one at that! We are fortunate to have and enjoy Alaska's stunning scenery at every turn. Thanks, also, for your appreciation of our Salmon Berry staff! Again, we are fortunate to have a "Berry team" of interested, enthusiastic travel/tourism professionals who truly love what they do! We have a saying in the office that we are lucky to make dreams come true every day!!! Why not consider a return to the Last Frontier during our gorgeous winter season? Dog sledding, Aurora viewing and many unique activities relative to colder weather!! Should you decide to return we would be honored to assist with your planning and itinerary! Again, many thanks for taking the time to let us know about your adventure!!
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    Our small group spent two weeks on a varied and interesting tour guided by John including Anchorage, Matanuska, Homer, Seward, the train to Talkeetna and Denali . He organised side trips at short notice, like my scenic flight to Mt Denali, and was always on top of the day's
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
    Responded Aug 12, 2019
    Good morning! And, WOW! Thanks very much for the wonderful comments about your two week experience in Alaska with Salmon Berry Tours!! John is a great guide and asset to our team! Knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic, service-oriented and truly enjoys sharing all aspects of the 49th State. You were fortunate to have him leading your adventure! Why not consider a return visit during our gorgeous winter season? Dog sledding, Aurora viewing and a myriad of unique activities are available. Should you decide to do this we would be thrilled to assist in arranging your itinerary. Again, many thanks! Your "definitely recommend" and approval are appreciated!! Have a great day!
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    We've never done a glacier walk before and this was a perfect introduction. Our guides - Joan and Ben, were very informative, and always willing and able to answer our questions. Safety is a big priority and they carry a pack with all things first aid. The walk is easier than
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
    Responded Aug 4, 2019
    Good morning, Cindy! Thanks very much for the positive comments about your Glacier Walk with Salmon Berry Tours! To the best of our knowledge, Alaska is the only place in the USA where you can actually WALK on a glacier! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us! Joan and Ben are terrific guides. Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly and truly enjoy sharing all aspects of the 49th State with our guests! Glad you had the two of them leading your tour! Here's a thought: why not consider a return visit to Alaska during our gorgeous winter season? Dog sledding, Aurora viewing and many other amazing activities unique to the season! We would be delighted to assist you in arranging an itinerary! Again, many thanks! We are grateful you selected Salmon Berry for your tour! Make it a great day!
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    This trip was a once in a lifetime experience. The weather was beautiful, mid to upper 60's and sunny. Walking on the glacier was an amazing experience learning facts on the age of the glacier and how it literally changes from week to week. Our guides explained how the path
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
    Responded Jul 30, 2019
    Good morning and thank you very much for the awesome comments about your Glacier Walk experience with Salmon Berry Tours! We are thrilled you enjoyed SO many unique aspects of this tour! The scenery, lunch, blue of the glacier and our terrific guides!! This is one of our most popular tours! Truly, the only place in the USA where you can walk on a glacier! Thus, you have bragging rights! Perhaps you want to consider a return to the Last Frontier during our gorgeous winter season? Dog sledding, Aurora viewing and many one-of-a-kind seasonal activities!! We would be honored to assist you in arranging an itinerary? Thanks again for your wonderful review and selecting Salmon Berry for your adventure!!
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