dog sledding day trip with CAMPFIRE lunch
An unparalleled nature tour through the boreal forest and frozen bogs of Interior Alaska.
This trip is designed for those who love the outdoors and wish to experience an authentic Alaskan mushing experience -- driving your own dog team!
Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed into our cozy, off-grid cabin where you can change into warm winter clothes. If needed, we will supplement your gear with our own expedition-level parkas and/or overmitts. We want to ensure that you will be warm and comfortable your entire trip! Then, it is time to head outside.
We will give you a lesson on how to drive the sled and you will assist your guide in harnessing the teams. When everything is ready, the dogs will be barking and hammering on the lines, eager to go. Hang on to the handle bar! We will release the sleds and whoosh! — sudden silence, accentuated by the sound of runners whisking over the snow and the quiet pitter patter of dog paws.
You have a say in where we will go. We may choose to drop down into the river valley, where cold air congregates and covers the world in crystals. We can wind through thick clusters of crooked black spruce, coated with fragile hoarfrost. Or, perhaps we will stay up top, where rabbit tracks criss-cross sparkling fields of snow, and golden winter sun flirts with us through the birch forest. It is a fairytale landscape and ours to explore!
When we find a cozy spot, we will stop. We will build a fire, sit on warm reindeer skins and enjoy a campfire lunch with hot drinks and home baked cakes for dessert.
Upon our return, we will unharness the dogs and thank them for the trip before heading inside where we can remove our frost covered outerwear and sit in front of the woodstove for one last warming drink before we say good-bye.
COVID-19 Precautions: This is a private tour. Participants are required to practice social distancing. Masks will be required for the entirety of the tour. The guide may need to be close to you for purposes of instruction, however, they will try and keep such interactions to a minimum. For more information on what we are doing to operate safely and responsibly, please visit our COVID-19 page.
Price: $499 per person. 10% AK Resident/ Active Duty Military/Large Group Discount. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with ID for a discount code.
Time: 10:00 AM
Duration: 6 hours from arrival to departure.
Booking: Please contact us directly to inquire about availability. Use the contact form below or email email@example.com.
Season: December 1, 2020 -- March 1, 2021
Lunch: Three course meal prepared with local and organic ingredients. We can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, and/or gluten/dairy-free diets upon request.
Included: Complimentary gear check, introductory mushing lesson, expedition parkas and overmitts, , campfire lunch, hot drinks and home-baked cake.
Please bring: Your warmest clothes; we will supplement the rest. For example: wool socks, top and bottom base layers, top and bottom fleece or wool insulating layers, boots rated for at least -20F, sunglasses, neck gator, wool or fleece gloves/mittens. Please contact us if you have any gear questions; we are happy to help.
Group size: Private tours. No minimum. Single travelers welcome. 6 person maximum. Groups of 5+, please inquire directly for booking discount.
Masks will be required for the entirety of the tour for both guides and guests.
will i drive my own dog team?
Yes. You will drive your own small team of 4-6 dogs. One person per sled. You are accompanied at all times by a professional dog sledding guide who oversees the experience, allowing you to relax and enjoy the thrill & pleasure of driving your own dog team. Before departure, your guide will introduce you to your team and give you a lesson on how to drive the sled. You will learn how to harness a sled dog, and how to slow and stop your team. Your guide drives their own team just ahead of you, keeping an eye on the dogs, the trail, and your progress. This is not a tag sled tour. While tag sledding is a fun way to enjoy dog sledding, it is not the same as driving your own team. Driving your own dog team is more work, more responsibility, and more rewarding. Children 10 and up can usually drive their own small teams, pending guide approval.
If you do not wish to drive your own team, please contact us directly to discuss ride options.
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DAY TOURS| Payment is due in full at time of booking. A full refund will be issued for cancellations received more than 30 days from trip date. No refund for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to trip date, but payment will be considered credit. Credit is good for one calendar year from time of booking. Credit can be transferred. If you do not make your tour on time, we will not refund payment, but we will reschedule your tour at no extra cost. No reimbursement is provided for trips shortened due to inclement weather. Arctic Dog Adventure Co. reserves the right to cancel a tour for any reason. If Arctic Dog Adventure Co. cancels a day tour, we will refund you in full or reschedule for no extra charge. Please see Booking Terms & Conditions for more details.
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