Our popular “Matanuska Getaway” gets you out of Anchorage for a quick Alaska adventure tour. No rental car or hotels in Anchorage! We take care of everything for 3 days and two nights of hiking, glacier exploring, rafting, an ATV tour and the two biggest, fastest ziplines around.

Includes Luxury Camping.  The Matanuska Getaway is great for couples or small families.  Package includes Forrest Tents at Alpenglow Luxury Camping with one Queen bed per tent.

Challenge Level: 2; Moderate hiking, trekking and exploring.  Luxury Camping at our Base Camp.  Read more about Challenge Levels.


Day 1: Meet in Anchorage, enjoy a great drive to one of our favorite hikes.  Then it’s on to Glacier View and the comforts of Luxury Camping at Alpenglow.  A great meal with an unforgettable view followed by a soak in the hot tub.

Day 2: Today we pack in an ATV Tour, whitewater rafting on the Matanuska River (Class III&IV), and a ride on the fastest zipline in Alaska!  Another relaxing evening at Alpenglow.

Day 3: Time to get out on the Matanuska Glacier for exploring.  This is the very popular Advanced Trek with our own MICA Guides.  Great photo ops before heading back to Anchorage at the end of the day.


$4190 for 2 guests plus $690 for each additional person.

This trip is offered as a custom, semi-private adventure

For 2022 our trips are custom, planned just for you.  And these tours are somewhat private, so you’re not in a crowd.  You’ll have your personal Guide for the duration of the trip but will at times be joining others for some of the activities.  For example, whitewater rafting will be with one of our partner operators and there will be other guests on that adventure.  At Alpenglow Luxury Camping you’ll meet other guests but will have privacy at your tent and in reserved times for the hot tub.  We’d be happy to talk with you more about the private nature of our trips.


Add Backpacking:

Here’s your chance to experience the “real” Alaska on a private backpacking trip.  The level of challenge can be tailored specifically for your group.

3-day Backpacking add-on:  $1990 for 2 guests plus $300 for each additional person.

2-day Backpacking add-on: $1590 for 2 guests plus $200 for each additional person

Add a Helicopter!  Take your backpacking to the next level with a helicopter drop off.  +$350 per person.  

Add Sea Kayaking:  Add a day trip sea kayaking in Prince William Sound.  We’ll take a high speed water taxi to the spectacular Blackstone Bay for a day paddling near glaciers and ice bergs and looking for seals, eagles, sea lions and more!

Sea-kayaking add-on: $1800 for 2 guests plus $200 for each additional person.

Sea Kayak Tidal Glaciers

Sea kayaking Blackstone Bay in the Prince William Sound

Want to drive yourself?  Many of these same activities, including Luxury Camping, may be booked through our partner website MICA Guides if you prefer an option that is not all-inclusive.

Booking your adventure

Please click the “Book” button to check availability and contact us for alternative dates if needed.  The Matanuska Getaway can be a great option for a family adventure with children as young as 12 years.  (Guests must be at least 16 years old to operate their own ATV.)


Your adventure tour includes all meals and activities from lunch on Day 1 through and including lunch on the last day.  For full details see The Fine Print

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