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While a Canadian ban on cruise ships has impacted leisure travel to Alaska, there is still the option to explore the state on land via immersive tours, such as Insight Vacations, which has seen a three-fold increase in bookings for July and August travel over the past three weeks.

Planning a summer vacation to Alaska is now possible and less stressful after recent news that travelers no longer need proof of a negative COVID-19 test upon arrival. As a result, Insight Vacations is planning several land departures to Alaska starting in May.

With premium accommodations, transportation, meals and immersive experiences planned, travelers can still explore Alaska this year with the same convenience and ease that comes with ocean cruising.

On a land trip with Insight Vacations, travelers will have the opportunity to explore Denali National Park, which is abundant in wildlife.

Jewels of Alaska—on this 7-day escape, travelers will explore landscapes, glaciers, and national parks, such as the Denali National Park. Guests will embark on the Alaskan Railroad train for a journey over streams and through mountains. They will also take part in a special Insight Experience of meeting the champion dog team of four-time Iditarod winner, Martin Buser, learning about the challenges of competing in the 1,049-mile dogsled race and enjoying lunch at his home.

In Talkeetna, they’ll enjoy an included Jet Boat Tour up the Chulitna River and visit a Trappers Cabin. While in Anchorage, guests will join Local Experts in an exclusive presentation on making Eskimo ice cream at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.  

The trip comes to an end as travelers board the 26 Glacier Cruise in Whittier for a 100-mile boat tour of Prince William Sound and go into the College Fjord. After, they’ll have a Deliciously Authentic Dining experience, joining the Captain in the wheelhouse for an included lunch.

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