Alaska Winter Tours
Through personal experience, tourists will gain a greater appreciation of the local people and nature.
Alaskan Ecotourism shares the great wilderness and culture with visitors. Through personal experience, tourists will gain a greater appreciation of the local people and nature. For instance, each eco-tour may have a different focus. One tour may only include nature treks. Another tour may learn about the indigenous people and local events. However, both types of ecotourism may be combined in one vacation. Check with you tour guide to find the perfect combination of sight-seeing and activites. In conclusion, remember that Alaska ecotourism vacations help build the local economy and native communities.
Alaska is 663,300 square miles which equals roughly the size of Texas, New Mexico, California and Colorado combined. Therefore, Alaska has a lot of areas uninhabited by man. Likewise, the pristine wilderness is ecologically healthy so the wildlife is free to live naturally. The Native Alaskan Eskimos have lived here for thousands of years. Yet they still keep their traditions alive in their families and communities. The Alaskan experience is like no other!
Look for the type of tour that interests you.
Some people are looking for day trip excursions into the wilderness and then return to an upscale hotel room in the evening. In contrast to an opportunity to stay in a remote camp situated in the wilderness for 5 days. Some of these lodges offer modern comforts despite being off-the-grid. Many travelers are focused on seeing a specific type of wildlife or culture. For example, there are the marine mammals such as seals, walruses and whales. Or do you have a desire to learn the history and culture of the local people? The local culture may include the Eskimo hunting and gathering techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation. Perhaps you are interested in the Nome Gold-Mining history of 1899 and how differs from the Gold-Mining techniques of today. Of course, Alaska is well-known for its breathtaking landscapes. There are wild open tundra with the mountains in the distance, coastal regions and natural hot springs- (just to mention a few!)