2011 Trips of the Year

We present our Trips of the Year, everything from whitewater rafting in Siberia to mountain biking in Argentina to the greatest multisport vacation in Alaska.

Bear Lake Kenai Fjords National Park

Bear Lake, Kenai Fjords National Park    Photo: Photo by Turner Forte Photography

Multisport Alaska

The philosophy behind Alaska Wildland Adventures' new Ultimate Alaska trip is simple: guests try just about everything the 49th state has to offer. The eight-day journey begins and ends in Anchorage, and in between clients will sea-kayak with puffins in Kenai Fjords National Park, dogsled outside the gold-rush town of Girdwood, ride horses through the Chugach Mountains' Sitka spruce forests, raft (or fish for rainbows) on the Kenai River, and hike the northernmost rainforest in North America following a floatplane flight. Nights are spent recuperating at AWA's three lodges, including its two-year-old private log cabins located on a rocky beach in the middle of Kenai Fjords National Park. Views from the porches include Pedersen Glacier, sea otters, mountain goats, and bears aplenty. $4,495; July 4–11 and August 7–14; alaskawildland.com

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