ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska is big. And for travelers, it can be expensive. Still, the "Great Land" holds natural wonders, abundant wildlife and a rugged environment. "It's worth exploring," claims long-time Alaska travel expert Scott McMurren. "But you should be prepared," he said.
In addition to sturdy walking shoes and layers-upon-layers of clothes to protect you from the unpredictable weather, McMurren suggests you do some research. There are certain parts of the state that are better for fishing, for wildlife viewing or for an uninterrupted quiet encounter with nature.
If you're traveling independently—not on a packaged tour—take advantage of the Alaska TourSaver coupon book. As an Alaska travel expert, McMurren has spent decades checking out the state's best operators. Then, he compiles a 2-for-1/buy-one-get-one-free coupon book featuring the companies who offer the best fishing trips, rail tours, flightseeing options and accommodations.
The Alaska TourSaver book is available either as a physical book or as an electronic "app" for an iPhone or iPad. There are three versions for iOS devices and one version for Android phones.
There are more than 120 2-for-1/buy-one-get-one-free offers across the state of Alaska. Here are some of the best offers:
- Taquan Air flightseeing in Misty Fjords National Monument, departing Ketchikan. It's possible to see the Misty Fjords area without a plane—it just takes longer. Save $269.00
- Jetboat Tour up the Stikine River with Alaska Waters in Wrangell. The Stikine River is the fastest-flowing navigable stream in North America — and Jim Leslie has the right boat to show off the territory. Save $203.00
- Whale watching in Juneau with Alaska Whale Watching. These folks take visitors out to Chatham Strait, where humpback whales wait for the massive salmon runs! Save $159.00
- Riverboat Discovery tour on the Chena River in Fairbanks. The Binkley Family has operated riverboats in Alaska for four generations. You'll learn about Fairbanks—and about the indigenous people who lived there before the Europeans arrived. Save $62.95
- Take a ride on the Mighty Alaska Railroad between Anchorage, Denali and Fairbanks. The railroad is a popular way to travel in Alaska. Save up to $479.00
- Go fishing on a chartered deep-sea fishing boat for halibut, salmon, cod or rockfish. Sail from Seward, Homer, Ninilchik or along the Kenai River in Southcentral Alaska. Save up to $355.00
- Visit America's largest national park, Wrangell-St. Elias. Take advantage of gracious accommodations at the Kennicott Glacier Lodge. Go flightseeing with Wrangell Mountain Air. And go hiking on a glacier! Save $199 for lodging and $110 for flightseeing.
- Take advantage of 2-for-1/buy-one-get-one-free hotel accommodations in Anchorage, in Palmer, Skagway, Juneau and Valdez.
- Fly over the Knik Glacier in a helicopter and land on the glacier! Or, in Juneau, fly with Era Helicopters to the Taku Glacier, including glacier landing. Save up to $417.00
- Kayak in front of a glacier near Homer with Stillpoint Lodge. Save $350.00
(All of the Alaska Travel Deals here: http://www.toursaver.com/alaska-deals )
"Even though Alaska is huge and planning a trip can be complex, the state of Alaska no longer publishes a travel planner," said McMurren. "Many of our travelers are using the Alaska TourSaver® book to plan out their Alaska vacations."
Purchase the book online: www.toursaver.com. Cost is $99.95. Instructions are posted on how to download the electronic "app" for smartphones. The print edition is also available at Carr's and Safeway stores throughout Alaska.
Travelers also can sign up for McMurren's weekly Alaska travel newsletter, the Alaska Travelgram. It's free. www.alaskatravelgram.com
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SOURCE Alaska TourSaver