Alaska Travelers’ Top 10 Must-See destinations: 2-for-1

Fishing, rafting, flightseeing and luxury accommodations — they’re all 2-for-1 this year as Alaska destinations offer up deals for summertime travel. Here’s a list of the state’s Top 10 destinations, now available at 2-for-1 savings, when travelers have a copy of the all-new 2009 edition of Great Alaskan TourSaver.

10. Bering Sea Crab Boat Tour in Ketchikan, as seen on “Deadliest Catch.” This great hands-on tour gives travelers the chance to watch salmon, crab, shrimp and other sea creatures hauled up on the deck of the “Aleutian Ballad.” Rated #1 tour by Cruise Critic and Trip Advisor. Value: $169 (2-for-1).

9. Trip to Glacier Bay National Park from Juneau, including airfare, accommodations and day-long cruise/tour deep into Glacier Bay. See whales, bears, sea otters, porpoise, seals, sea lions, eagles, puffins and lots of ice on this full-day cruise tour. Enjoy comfy accommodations at the Glacier Bay Lodge. Lodge package: $350. Airfare on Wings of Alaska: $186. Everything is 2-for-1.

8. Mt. Roberts Tram Ride in Juneau. This exciting tour leaves right from the cruise dock in Juneau. Soar more than 2,000 feet up for an eagle-eye view of Gastineau Channel and the mountains surrounding Juneau. Bring your camera! Value: $24.95 (2-for-1). Here’s a shot from the top:

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7. Bear viewing/flightseeing in Kodiak, Alaska. Fly with Island Airways for a one-hour tour to see giant Kodiak Grizzly Bears! Value: $265 (2-for-1). Here’s a shot–we saw some bears. You will, too:

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6. Deep sea charter fishing in Kodiak for salmon and halibut. Enjoy a full-day fishing charter with a U.S. Coast Guard-certified captain! Value: $300 (2-for-1).

5. Ride on the Alaska Railroad from Whittier up to a glacier. Incredible scenic rail tour in one afternoon! Value: $84 (2-for-1).

4. Glacier/Wildlife cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park. Watch for whales, sea lions, porpoise and big glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park. Value $139 (2-for-1). Here’s a shot of Aialik Glacier:

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3. Visit the Kennicott mining district inside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Enjoy gracious accommodations at Kennicott Glacier Lodge. Take a glacier walk with St. Elias Alpine Guides. Kennicott Lodge: $169. St. Elias Guides: $60 (2-for-1). Here’s a shot on the glacier. Yes, we’re filming. Watch the video here.

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2. Stay at Denali National Park. Take the train from Anchorage or Fairbanks. You’re right at the entrance of the park for your wilderness experience. Take a helicopter flightseeing trip on Era Helicopters. Hotel Value $309 (2-for-1). Helicopter Value: $435 (2-for-1).

And the number-one destination: Land on a glacier in a ski plane on Mt. McKinley. This is a great deal on the Great One. Cannot beat it! Bring your camera. You’ll get an up-close look at North America’s largest mountain. And at 2-for-1, you’re getting a great deal! Value: $265 (2-for-1). Check this shot from the Ruth Glacier:

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The Great Alaskan TourSaver features more than 130 2-for-1 offers around the state. To get the 2-for-1 deals, travelers must go online and order the TourSaver for $99.95.

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Once travelers receive the book, they can start making reservations. For a complete list of the 2-for-1 deals now available, go online.

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