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Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage

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    What to Expect
    Following morning pickup from your Anchorage hotel, board a comfortable tour vehicle and travel north to the Matanuska-Susitna Valley. Watch the scenery stream by out the windows and enjoy refreshments on the ride. 

    This valley, carved by glaciers, is the meeting place for three mountain ranges: the Chugach Mountains, the Talkeetna Mountains and the Alaska Range. The valley is home to thousands of rivers and lakes, left behind by the movement of the glacier.

    Arrive at your destination, the 27-mile (43-kilometer) Matanuska Glacier, to embark on your hike. First, listen to a safety orientation and slip on your provided crampons and helmet and grab a walking stick. This equipment will help you safely explore the deep crevasses, ice formations and bright blue water-melt pools. 

    Follow your guide to the glacier's most important landmarks and viewpoints. Chances are you'll enjoy sunny skies due to the weather system created by the glacier. 

    Stop for a traditional Alaskan lunch with views overlooking the glacier. 

    At the conclusion of your glacial adventure, return to your Anchorage hotel for drop-off.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Salmon Berry Travel & Tours, 515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    Departure time is 9 am, hotel pickups will commence beginning at 8 am.
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Select hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local Certified guide
    • Lunch
    • All necessary safety equipment
    • Entry/Admission - Matanuska Glacier
    • Entry/Admission - Long Rifle Lodge
    Exclusions
    • Winter clothing and boots (please inquire in advance for assistance)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately - during winter months, you will not be allowed onto the glacier without proper winter clothing (October through April - it will be COLD)
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved - approximately 2 miles of uneven and slippery terrain. Sturdy footwear is required, and an extra pair of socks is recommended.
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Due to safety, the minimum age is 8 EIGHT years old
    • Level of difficulty is moderate
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    John and Brandon toured me to Matanuska Glacier. I traveled solo on this trip. They were very accommodating and knowledgable about the area. They made sure that I'm safe and my expectations are met. Combined with a perfect sunny day, overall this was a great trip and I would do
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Good morning from Salmon Berry Tours! Thank you very much for the 5-star review and positive comments about your adventure at the Matanuska Glacier! It is a stunning place and the only accessible glacier in the USA to walk on! We are delighted you had such a memorable experience!! John and Brandon are terrific guides!! Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly and truly enjoy sharing all aspects of the 49th State with our guests! And........they definitely know their way around the glacier! I will pass your compliments to each of them. Again, many thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. We appreciate your feedback and stand ready to assist you in a future visit to the Last Frontier!!
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    One for the books! The glacier is very pretty. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful... making sure your expectations are set and you're geared up for the cold and the hike. The tour was organized and they were timely. Thanks a lot for a good experience!
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Good morning from Salmon Berry Tours! Many thanks for the 5-star review and the positive comments about your excursion! The Matanuska Glacier is, indeed, magnificent and one of our most popular tours! Very happy you had a "good experience"! Our guides are great!! Sounds like they were in terrific form for your trip. All of them are knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic! They truly enjoy watching our guests interact and have the BEST experience possible. Again, thank you! We appreciate your feedback and learning the tour met your expectations! Should you consider a return visit we would be delighted to assist with your planiing and arrangements. Make it a great day!!
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    We visited Matanuska Glacier with S&B in the shoulder season in late October, therefore only 4 people were in the group. But the tour was very informative about AK and Anchorage, also how glaciers formed. The glacier was covered in snow already, which made the area more
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Good morning from Salmon Berry Tours! Thanks very much for your 5-star review and comments about your excursion with us. The Matanuska Glacier walk is one of our most popular tours. To our knowledge, it is the only place in the USA where you can access and walk on a glacier! A magnificent one at that! Truly glad you enjoyed the adventure! Our guides are the best! Knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. They take great pride in sharing all aspects of the 49th State with our guests! Appreciate your feedback that yours was "very informative"! Again, many thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. We appreciate it. Should you consider a return to Alaska we would be happy to assist with your planning and arrangements! Have a great day!!
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    John & Keaton were great! Both informative and entertaining. Hike was also great but come propoare for multiple weather conditions. Hike is 2 to 2.5 hours and requires a moderate amount of physical Stamina and the ability to walk on uneven terrain. I highly recommend this
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
    Responded 27 Aug. 2019
    Good morning, Jim. Thanks very much for taking the time to share your comments about the Matanuska Glacier Walk. In case you are unaware...........it is the only place in the country where you can actually walk and explore on an accessible glacier!! It is one of our most popular excursions so glad you took advantage of doing it. John and Keaton are both terrific guides! Knowledgeable, fun, enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoy sharing all aspects of the 49th State with our guests! Glad you had them leading your tour. I'll be sure they see your complimentary remarks. Again, many thanks. We appreciate your business and hope you will return soon for another adventure! Have a great day!!
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    We thoroughly enjoyed our excursion! We had an incredible hike on a glacier with incredible views and adventure seeking. We saw beautiful blue ice, majestic glaciers, crevasses and had time for pictures and questions along the way. The staff were amazing, knowledgeable,
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Matanuska Glacier Hike from Anchorage
    Responded 19 Aug. 2019
    Good morning from Alaska! Thank you very much for your great comments about the Matanuska Glacier Hike!! It is one of our most popular tours and is the only place in the USA where you can actually WALK on a glacier.......and a beautiful one at that! We are fortunate to have and enjoy Alaska's stunning scenery at every turn. Thanks, also, for your appreciation of our Salmon Berry staff! Again, we are fortunate to have a "Berry team" of interested, enthusiastic travel/tourism professionals who truly love what they do! We have a saying in the office that we are lucky to make dreams come true every day!!! Why not consider a return to the Last Frontier during our gorgeous winter season? Dog sledding, Aurora viewing and many unique activities relative to colder weather!! Should you decide to return we would be honored to assist with your planning and itinerary! Again, many thanks for taking the time to let us know about your adventure!!
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    By: Salmon Berry Travel & Tours
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    ericrDIY
    Austin, Texas
    311
    Maximize Your Time!!
    Took this tour / transfer in August 2019 (family of 3). This is a great option to see the Turnagain Arm scenery
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    lvm1944
    Valenzuela, Philippines
    40
    amazing funny tour guides
    John and Brandon toured me to Matanuska Glacier. I traveled solo on this trip. They were very accommodating and
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    Pharmacyrx
    The South
    75153
    Best Way to Tour Alaska
    Very, very informative, well planned tour that was chocked full of interesting sites, Mt Aleyaska, wildlife refuge
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    Queentana888
    Metro Manila, Philippines
    20
    Amazing Tour with Amazing Tour Guides
    One for the books! The glacier is very pretty. Tour guides were very knowledgeable and helpful... making sure your
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    XiaominD3
    10
    Small Group & Awesome Guided Tour
    We visited Matanuska Glacier with S&B in the shoulder season in late October, therefore only 4 people were in the
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    garypf1964
    Fort Worth, Texas
    61
    Anniversary getaway tour
    Our tour guide Lori knew everything about this place and gave us great insight on the animals they had there. My
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    Viviangracev
    10
    Excursion
    Great trip! Robbie was our tour guide and did everything he could to insure we saw wildlife! His knowledge of
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    mialisbeth
    51
    Great afternoon w interesting guide
    Definitely worth the time! Interesting info from engaging tour guide, scenic route and beautiful photo ops. I felt
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    RichardGRigby
    Brisbane, Australia
    318
    Salmon Berry TURNAGAIN TURN TOUR, Anchorage with Joan
    Our tour with guide Joan was totally excellent. Joan was well informed, helpful, always well mannered, caring, and
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    Nakai84
    Arizona
    10
    Must go on this tour
    Best tour and tour guide. Robbie made sure we had a great time touring and showed us beautiful places. He had
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    Mill1967
    20
    Fun and interesting tour
    Had a great time with this tour, not only did we get a lot of history but we got to see all the animals at the
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    Mary B
    Salem, Oregon
    10
    Salmon Berry Tours
    I took two tours with Salmon Berry. The first, a two hour scenic tour of Anchorage was guided by John and was very
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    Janineezzell
    20
    Great way to get a feel for Alaska when you only have a short time to visit!
    Came up for a quick trip and decided this was how we would spend our only full day in Anchorage. EXCELLENT CHOICE!
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    Sarah C
    Triangle
    51
    Awesome time!
    My family and I had a wonderful time on this tour! The view from the top of the tram was fantastic. We actually
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    jantoby1
    Chigwell, England
    5336
    Fantastic transfer tour
    We were surprised to see somebody come into the cruise terminal carrying a name board with only my name. Yes -
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