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Alaska 50th-Anniversary Travel: Rare-Access Small-Group Alaska Grizzly Bear Eco Tours

May 12, 2009

BOULDER, Colo., May 12 /PRNewswire/ — In honor of Alaska’s 50th anniversary of statehood, the best Alaska tours avoid crowds and mega-cruises in favor of small-group, off-the-beaten-track adventure travel and grizzly bear tours. Natural Habitat Adventures’ award-winning ecotours reveal rare access to a wildly authentic insiders’ experience reminiscent of Alaska’s early days as a state in three separate Alaskan odysseys, including a 2009 National Geographic Traveler “Tour of a Lifetime” grizzly bear tour:

  • Alaska’s Secluded Southeast tour: So new it’s considered “exploratory,” this 10-day small-group Alaska tour ranges across Alaska’s Southeast Panhandle’s grand-scale wilderness. Kayak in Glacier Bay National Park, helicopter to the Juneau Icefield, and visit brown bears of Pack Creek and black bears of Anan. (From $6,595; July 18, 2009 departure; 10 travelers) http://www.nathab.com/america/alaska-secluded-southeast
  • Hidden Alaska tour: Journey to the inner heart of Denali, cruise among icebergs and marine wildlife on a private yacht in Kenai Fjords and watch giant brown bears fish for salmon at the river’s edge. Calving glaciers, Katmai National Park grizzlies, and a deluxe backcountry lodge add to this 13-day small-group tour of wild Alaska. (From $7,295; June – August departures; 13 travelers) http://www.nathab.com/america/hidden-alaska
  • Grizzlies: Kodiak to Katmai tour: Named in National Geographic Traveler‘s new “50 Tours of a Lifetime” (May/June 2009), this extraordinary-access adventure has travelers walking among massive grizzly bears on a coastal beach as they snag salmon and dig for clams. The 7-day trip begins with a private boat tour of rarely visited Kodiak Island before moving on to refurbished tugboat digs and extreme Katmai grizzly bear viewing. (From $6,595; June – August departures; 6 travelers) http://www.nathab.com/america/grizzlies-kodiak-katmai

A member of Adventure Collection and exclusive Conservation Travel Provider to World Wildlife Fund, Natural Habitat Adventures has been specializing in small-group adventure travel expeditions since 1985. It received a Best Adventure Travel Company ranking from National Geographic Adventure in 2009 and a 2008 World’s Best Tour Operator rating from Travel + Leisure. All Natural Habitat Adventures trips are carbon neutral. For more information and trip itineraries/departures, visit www.nathab.com.

Media Contacts: Matt Kareus, Natural Habitat Adventures, 303.449.3711, mattk@nathab.com; or Darla Worden, WordenGroup Strategic Public Relations, 307.734.5335, darla@wordenpr.com

SOURCE Natural Habitat Adventures


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