AK Wildlife and Grandview Train Tour


Hop aboard the Alaska Railroad’s Glacier Discovery Train and travel from Anchorage or Girdwood, south along the scenic Turnagain Arm.   Disembark the train and join us for a guided tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.  After visiting AWCC, we will take you back to Portage train station for a scenic train trip to Grandview- the most scenic section of the AK Railroad, where you can go on a short hike led by a USFS Ranger at Grandview Whistle Stop.


Wildlife Guaranteed on this tour!

  • Musk Oxen, Black Bear, Moose, Caribou, Wood Bison, Brown Bear, Porcupine and many more.
  • One of the best Gift Shops in Alaska at AWCC.
  • Catered Sack Lunch Provided.  If you are vegetarian or gluten-free or have any other dietary restrictions, please let us know ahead of time.  Lunch includes a Sandwich, Fruit, Chips, and a Dessert.
  • Children- This trip is suitable for all ages.  If you have young children, please let us know so we can provide car seats.
  • Train Tickets are included in the cost of the tour.  They will be booked and waiting for you when you arrive at the train station.

Daily Itinerary:

Anchorage Departure:
9:45 AM – Glacier Discovery Train Departs Anchorage
11:00 AM – Deboard at Girdwood Train Depot to start AWCC Tour

Girdwood Departure:
10:40 AM – Pickup from Hotel Alyeska front lobby by Chugach Adventures guide
10:45 AM – Meet at Girdwood Train Depot to start AWCC Tour (for guests starting in Girdwood with their own vehicle)

11:00 – 11:15 AM – Shuttle van ride to Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
11:15 – 1:00 PM –  Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center Tour (AWCC)–  Alaska’s Premier Wildlife Sanctuary for injured and orphaned big game Alaska animals located in Portage, Alaska
1:00 PM  – Return to Portage Train Station.  Catered Sack Lunch Provided.
1:15 PM – Train Arrives at Portage
1:25 PM – Train Departs Portage
1:30 – 4:45 PM – Grandview Tour aboard the Alaska Railroad’s Glacier Discovery Train
5 – 5:15 PM – Return to Portage Station
5:15 PM – Anchorage & Girdwood guests board motorcoach bus/shuttle van for quicker transportation back to their original location
5:45 PM – Arrival in Girdwood / Hotel Alyeska
6:45 PM – Arrival in Anchorage

Cancellation Policy for Day Tour Bookings: 

Cancellations made 10 days or more in advance are 90% refundable.
Cancellations within 10 days are nonrefundable.

Gratuity / Tip: Our guides are expected to go above and beyond for this trip and greatly appreciate any & all gratuities.

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