Optional Excursions/Tours

We have included a great deal of activities and sightseeing in all our tours, but we know everyone is different. That’s why with Planet Earth Adventures, you’ll have the choice to personalize your trip during your free time. There are many activities to suit your personal travel style, whether you are looking for culture or a bit of adventure! Our clients like the option of deciding for themselves whether to participate in certain activities and activities. You may choose to go flight-seeing, sea kayaking, glacier hiking, white water rafting and more!

These optional tours do cost extra. Optional excursions will be available for purchase from your tour guide while on the tour. You are under no obligation to take any, they are strictly optional. Please ask us about these optional tours and we will provide details on tours and costs. We suggest booking these optional excursions at the time you book your tour which will ensure that reservations are secure.

Note: Information featured on this page may change with no advance notice based on preferred supplier changes. Prices are also subject to change.


Available Optional Tours/Activities

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Alaska Bushplane Scenic Flight

Enjoy an Alaskan flightseeing tour departing from Talkeetna Alaska. We explore Denali National Park and the Alaska Range from the air on a scenic flight where everyone has a window seat! Snatch the chance to view glaciers, wildlife and more! Your pilot will share the history and geology of the area, offering a local’s insight of what we see from the sky.

A flight in an Alaskan bushplane is sure to be a memorable part of your trip to Alaska. Rely on our years of experience and commitment to safety to provide you with an enjoyable scenic flight over some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and wildlife.


Anchorage City Tour (4-Hours)

This Comprehensive "See It All" Anchorage City Tour is a tour that promises to show visitors a thorough overview of  of Anchorage, Alaska's largest city. Visitors ride in a comfortable van, with an experienced guide who tells the story behind each building or landmark, along with historical trivia. 

On this 4-hr City Tour you will visit historic places in the city, watch as float planes depart from Lake Hood, view the amazing mountains that surround this city and learn about Alaska's historic past and culture.


Turnagain Arm Tour (6-Hours)

Experience the highlights of the Turnagain Arm! This day tour departs Anchorage for the scenic drive south along the edge of the Turnagain Arm on the Seward Parkway. This road is considered to be America’s most beautiful and scenic road, crossing mountain passes and majestic valleys. Along the way we will try to spot moose, caribou, eagles and other wildlife. On our way, we will make a couple of stops for photo opportunities at Beluga Point and Bird Point. Afterwards, we will travel to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Here you can safely get close, observe and photograph some of Alaska's largest land animals, including moose, bison, elk, deer, caribou, bears muskox, small mammals and birds of prey. 


The Glacier Discovery Tour (7-Hours)

This day tour departs Anchorage for the scenic drive south along the edge of the Turnagain Arm on the Seward Parkway. This road is considered to be America’s most beautiful and scenic road, crossing mountain passes and majestic valleys. Along the way we will try to spot moose, caribou, eagles and other wildlife. On our way towards Portage Glacier, we will make a couple of stops for photo opportunities at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Beluga Point and Bird Point. We will also stop at Portage Glacier and take a cruise across Portage Lake on the MV Ptarmigan, you'll stand just 300 yards from a relic of the Ice Age and watch for fractures of ice break off the glacier and crash into the water below.


Chugach Wilderness Experience (6-Hours)

Enjoy the Chugach Mountains and a remote alpine lake with chances to see wildlife including moose, bears, wolves, mountain goats, fox and lynx which inhabit the wilderness regions of this area. Berry picking is popular in this area during the late summer and early fall. The remote lake is an excellent place to hike, kayak, bike or take a brisk swim.

You tan take a hike or ride a bike on a well maintained trail. The bike trail is 26 miles long and the hiking trails are endless. Lunch is included on this tour.


A Day in Talkeetna (8-10 Hours)

Talkeetna means "River of Plenty" in the Dena'ina Indian language. Located at the confluence of three major rivers, the Susitna, the Talkeetna and the Chulitna Rivers, the small historic village of  is nestled at the base of Mount McKinley (Denali), North America's tallest peak. Spend a day exploring this historic town and discover what this unique location has to offer.

Enjoy a choice of a scenic flight through the Alaska Range or a guided Historic Homestead A.T.V. Tour. Lunch is included on this tour.


Matanuska Glacier Ice Fall Trek (7-Hours)

Our most popular hike, featuring close-up views of crevasses, seracs and unique ice formations. With the use of crampons, you'll enjoy trekking to a high point on the glacier which overlooks the ice fall as well as getting up close. The glacier is in a constant state of change, and your guide can point out various features as you navigate the intense surface.

This is sure to be an unforgettable experience. No experience necessary. Minimum age 8 years.


Bears of Katmai National Park (11-Hours)

Each year millions of salmon burst from the Bering Sea into the lakes and streams of Katmai National Park. These fish provide a food source for the world's largest population of brown bears.

The World Famous bear viewing at Brooks Falls is only a short walk from Brooks Lodge. As many as fifty bears can be viewed fishing along the mile and a half long Brooks River during the peak of the salmon season. Many visitors see bears within minutes of arrival. All visitors are instructed by the National Park Service on how to conduct themselves in "Bear Country".


Redoubt Bay Lodge Bear Viewing (6-Hours)

Fly deep into Alaska wilderness to Redoubt Bay or Lake Clark National Park site of Redoubt Bay Lodge for observing North America’s largest carnivorous mammal – the Alaska brown bear. Bear Viewing is on a lake from a covered boat with a guide. A light meal is included.

Bear viewing tours allow close proximity to bears feeding on salmon in a wild setting. This is the ultimate vacation memory.


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Lake Clark National Park Bear Viewing (6-Hours)

Alaska Bear Viewing at Lake Clark National Park is the ultimate bear viewing experience. Lake Clark National Park is located on the western shores of the Cook Inlet. This ocean front setting is the ultimate bear habitat. The creek running through the middle of the prairie land is loaded with Silver Salmon, attracting a resident Brown Bear population to the area all summer long. The tall grass and a backdrop of the Iliamna Volcano make for the best pictures. The flight in itself will be a highlight of your trip; this scenic route takes you by 3 active volcanoes, numerous salmon streams, glaciers, and other Alaskan sights.


PLEASE NOTE: It has been brought to our attention that some tour operators and/or tour companies are making claims to be affiliated with Planet Earth Adventures, LLC. These claims are false and can be misleading. We do not have any affiliation with any other Alaska tour company or tour operator.

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