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    What to Expect
    After the morning pickup from your hotel, travel north to begin your full-day tour. Stop in Wasilla for an early lunch, and learn more about one of the town’s most famous residents, Ray Reddington Sr., who is known as the Father of the Iditarod. Back aboard your vehicle, you’ll stop for photos of Mt McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America.

     

    Arrive at the professional kennel of Dallas Seavey Racing, where you’ll meet the trainers and dogs that have won the Iditarod a whopping four times. Get to know the canines that will be running in this year’s Iditarod, and watch demonstrations on how the sledding gear is used. Learn about the process and effort involved in training a winning team for what is referred to as the ‘Last Great Race.’

     

    And the most fun of all, try the sport yourself and go dog sledding with some of the best canine athletes in Alaska.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Salmon Berry Travel & Tours, 515 W 4th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501, USA

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meet at Salmon Berry Tours office location at 515 W 4th, Anchorage, AK 99577
    Departure Time
    9:00am-9:15am
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Limited hotel pickups, first come first serve
    • Guided by a local
    • Entry/Admission - Talkeetna Roadhouse
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Infant seats available
    • Vegetarian option is available for lunch, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Limited hotel pickups are available
    • Operates in most weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Dog sledding was on my bucket list. Although this tour is pricey, you quickly feel like you get your money's worth. First of all, Salmon Berry Tours has any clothing you may need to borrow for your trip. They provide water and snacks for the drive, too. Our tour guide,
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    Response from SalmonBerryTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Drive Your Own Dog Sled
    Responded 17 Jun. 2019
    Thank you very much for taking the time to provide details of your dog sledding tour and Talkeetna w/Salmon Berry Tours! We are thrilled you had such a great experience and accomplished a bucket list adventure! Now you know how to be a dog musher, right? :) Keaton is a fantastic guide and a fun guy, too. He thoroughly enjoys sharing his Alaska knowledge and experiences with our guests. I will pass along your compliments to him. We hope you will return to Alaska for another visit soon! Thanks again for your review!
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    My husband and I spent our third wedding anniversary in Alaska. One of the most amazing highlights of our trip was the dog sledding tour in Talkeetna, AK offered by Salmon Berry Tours. Traveling from Girdwood to Downtown Anchorage (salmon berry office) during winter can be a
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Drive Your Own Dog Sled
    Responded 18 Jun. 2019
    Thanks very much for your in depth comments about your Anniversary trip in Alaska! It's been a few months but many Congrats on three years of marriage!! Very happy you were able to celebrate with a terrific experience in Talkeetna and dog mushing at the kennel And, how perfect, you had a "private tour", albeit unintended. Yes, John is an amazing tour guide! Not only is he fun to be around but he is very knowledgeable (as you observed!), engaging and loves sharing the history and nuances of our great State!! Delighted you had the good fortune for him to be your tour guide. It would be our pleasure for you to return in our glorious winter season! And, hope you will make that a must! Thanks again for taking time to share your trip details with us.
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    We had the chance to drive our own dog sled team at Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey's Talkeetna Kennel through Salmonberry Tours. What a amazing experience! Two of us met up with another couple at the kennel. The guide gave us a short lesson on driving the sled and then hooked
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Drive Your Own Dog Sled
    Responded 18 Jun. 2019
    Many thanks for writing to share your exciting visit to Dallas Seavey's Talkeetna Kennel. We are thrilled you had such a great time with the dogs and driving the sled! It is, indeed, an amazing experience! You get a whole new perspective on Alaska's Iditarod Race............the Last Great Race!! We hope you will return again in the future. Our summer days are 19 - 20 hours of sunlight w/many different activities to enjoy! Thanks again for the wonderful feedback!
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    We had such a wonderful time. The staff at the dog facility were awesome and our personal guide (Tiffany) rocked. We loved her stories of the history around dog racing in Alaska and the amazing athletes (both human and canine!) that participate in the races. Do not miss an
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    Response from SalmonBerryTravel, Guest Relations Manager at Drive Your Own Dog Sled
    Responded 17 Jun. 2019
    Thank you so much for your comments! It is humbling to read the title, "Best Day"!!! And know you had a wonderful time at the dog kennel. Tiffany is one of our most knowledgeable and terrific tour guides; you were fortunate to have her lead your tour. She loves sharing Alaska stories. We're grateful for your visit and hope you will return again soon!
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    With just a few days notice, Salmon Berry Tours was able to put together an amazing weekend trip to Alaska for my husband and me. From a brief phone call, they were able to gather our preferences and make ALL the arrangements for us. We were fortunate enough to have the same
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    Response from SalmonBerryTours, Guest Relations Manager at Drive Your Own Dog Sled
    Responded 18 Jun. 2019
    Thank you so much for choosing Salmon Berry Tours and your positive comments about our team! We are thrilled you had a great experience touring and dog sledding! Robbie is one of our best guides! He is a long time Alaskan, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and loves to take our guests on tour! Very glad you had him as your guide! I will pass along your comments to him. Thanks again. At some point, please consider returning to the Great Land! Maybe a summer season visit when our daylight hours are 19-20 hours long?? We would love to see you back here!!
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    • Duration: 9h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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