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#1 dbeck

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 11:32 PM

Beginning to plan for a trip to Alaska in 2015 to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Am looking for opinions on whether to go it alone or join a caravan. Also, if the answer is caravan, opinions on Fantasy tours vs Adventure Caravans.


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:24 AM

We went on the 60 day Fantasy caravan tour this summer -   greatly exceeded all our expectations !!  Both the Wagon Master and Tail Gunner went above and beyond all our expectations -   In my opinion, the only way to enjoy AK and western Canada is by caravan -  not only do you enjoy tours you may not do by yourselves, but as an added bonus, you now have close friends you didn't have at the beginning of the trip -  Send me a PM for more details if you  want -  can't say enought about Fantasy !!

 

Money and time well spent !!  


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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:26 AM

We went with one other couple and had a very good experience.  We could travel at our own pace and spend as much time as we wanted seeing or doing what we wanted.  If I do it again I would do it the same way.


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#4 phousden

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Posted 29 December 2013 - 02:19 PM

We have been several times and have always did it on our own. This way, you can do it at your own leisure. It will be an awesome trip! If you are doing a cruise also, spend a little extra to get a balcony room.
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Posted 29 December 2013 - 09:17 PM

We traveled to Alaska on a 60 day caravan with Adventure Caravans in 2012.  The trip far exceeded our expectations. The itinerary allowed enough free time so that we could do what we wanted.  The pace was just right.  We saw many attractions that I would not have stopped for if we traveled by ourselves. We made lasting friendships that were a bonus. Likely we will travel by caravan again in the near futue. I hope that this helps!


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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:34 PM

We went on the 60 day Fantasy caravan tour this summer -   greatly exceeded all our expectations !!  Both the Wagon Master and Tail Gunner went above and beyond all our expectations -   In my opinion, the only way to enjoy AK and western Canada is by caravan -  not only do you enjoy tours you may not do by yourselves, but as an added bonus, you now have close friends you didn't have at the beginning of the trip -  Send me a PM for more details if you  want -  can't say enought about Fantasy !!
 
Money and time well spent !!


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 05:04 PM

We are beginning plans for a 2015 trip from So. CA to Alaska and don't know if we want to go it alone or join a small group (not a caravan.) Would love to hear from anyone who made the trip in 2014 or planning for 2015. We have a 34' gas National Dolphin class A, tow = 2007 Jeep Liberty. Suggestions on campgrounds, things not to miss, mishaps, things to be aware of, etc. Thank you!


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Posted 06 November 2014 - 11:14 PM

Jeff, We travel on our own with no one to speed us up or slow us down.  When you hit the Yukon you will want to go slow and have a stone shield in front of your Jeep and a blanket across it's windshield.  There will be a lot of chip sealing going on so if you can keep the windows closed tight and put a filter on the A/C inlet you can keep most of the dirt outside.

 

Depending on the size of your engine air filter you may have to replace it when you get to Alaska and again when you get home. So much for Canadian road construction expect some damage.  I got a busted windshield from a construction dump truck carrying rocks flying from the opposite direction.  

 

We still had a great time but if we were to do it again, we would fly there and rent a RV from  http://www.greatalaskanholidays.com/


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Posted 07 November 2014 - 05:45 AM

Your dead on,  fly and rent, then take the ferry or a cruise back south!!!  :D

 

 

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Posted 07 November 2014 - 10:14 AM

There is an Alaskan cruise, train adventure and may be a great adventure also.  I have to look it up for I don't remember who does this.  

 

edit: here it is. http://www.princess....alaska-cruises/


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