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“Highly Recommend Get up and Go!!!”

Get Up and Go! Tours
Ranked #28 of 81 Tours in Anchorage
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

The trip to Alaska was incredible and Get Up and Go staff made it even better. HIghly recommend this company for an Alaskan adventure.

4  Thank auricle
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

This six day tour (August 20-25) was a wonderful active experience! in six days the five people in our group hiked up mountainsides and across tundra, canoed across lakes, white-water rafted, walked across a glacier...as well as seeing bears, caribou,moose and dall sheep! The fall colours of the vegetation were just as beautiful as predicted. Our adventure went very smoothly due to the comprehensive pre-trip information we were given, and the organisation and enthusiasm of our very capable and knowledgeable guide Dave, who planned around each person's desired activity level. I would strongly recommend Get Up and Go! tours, and just wish I had the time to take their longer 10 day tour.

5  Thank Cathie D
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

The trip was well planned, and ideal for a family - just enough activity to keep the kids involved but not overly planned or difficult. Our trip leader (Jen) was very good at accomodating everyone, and really hit it off with the kids. We were one family with one 11 y.o, joined by another family (we didn't know before hand) with a 12 y.o. and 16 y.o.

The activities offered: glacier walk, kayaking, fjord criuse, white water rafting, hiking were fun and we did campfire dinners each night, complete with roasting marshmellows and making smores.

We went in late July and the mosquitos weren't a big problem. Bring bug spray nonetheless.

4  Thank PandaTraveler100
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Just back from a FANTASTIC week on their FAMILY EXPLORER TOUR, we just wanted to express our praise and gratitude while the experience is fresh. From start to finish it was an excellent trip, beginning with the talents and approach of our guides, Dave and Terrance, continuing with the superb itinerary, owing also to our compatibility with the other family on the tour, and including all of the intangible, unpredictable, unplanned, and value-added aspects of the overall Get Up and Go! Alaska Family Explorer tour experience.

A few items of note:

-Guide Dave's cooking was extraordinary - tasty, plenty, timely
-He and Guide Terrance handled each person/experience with utmost patience and professionalism
-They added much with their vast knowledge of Alaska, flora, fauna, people, places, etc.
-The itinerary was perfect - diverse, great mix of places and activities
-Pace was just right - keeping good and busy doing fun stuff, with some downtime as well
-OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES were wonderful mix and we enjoyed each of them so much - paddling, ice climbing, Seward Sea Life Center, Denali rafting, Denali bus tour...
-No frills, and yet no corners cut - we were comfortable without cushy, just what we came for
-So much more...hikes!-glaciers-campgrounds-LODGE!!!-laughs...

We are still energized from all of the fun and excitement of the trip, and we are very satisfied customers, happily willing to recommend this trip HIGHLY.

Geoff the owner added value by taking a phone call with us well in advance, and gave us the advice we took and flew in to Juneau before our tour and hiked there and then took the ferry up to Haines and had a wonderful time. Thanks Geoff!

If you go, don't expect much from The Inlet Hotel and Suites in Anchorage if you stay there the night before your trip departs. Their customer service was nil.

4  Thank DenverDad1234
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

My 2 children (10 and 13) and I did the lodge-based Family Explorer trip with Get Up and Go at the beginning of this month. We had a fantastic time. I was happy in advance about the concept of the small tour group but the reality exceeded my expectations. We loved the itinerary and schedule and the flexibility that was built into it. It was the perfect combination of activity and driving to the next stop. We also loved that the lodges we stayed in were clearly not the usual tourist destinations. I think one of my kids' best experiences from the trip was the night that we spent at one of our lodges hanging out and playing games with all the other lodge guests around the outdoor fire.

3  Thank Jill S
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