Helicopter Matanuska Glacier


This adventure package will get you exposed to coastal Alaska, Class V whitewater, a helicopter flight to a remote camp on a glacier and learning to ice climb.

Includes the comforts of Alpenglow Luxury Camping.  Package includes Forrest Tents at Alpenglow Luxury Camping with one Queen bed per tent.

Challenge Level: 3; Moderate hiking, trekking and climbing.  Luxury Camping at Alpenglow and our remote glacier camp.  Read more about Challenge Levels.


Day 1: We’ll pick you up in Anchorage and head south to sea kayak in Prince William Sound for the day.  Then we’ll overnight in the historic gold rush town of Hope, Alaska (pop. 192).  Sleep in a comfy cabin for the night.

Day 2: Whitewater rafting on Six Mile Creek!  This series of Class IV and V rapids is intense to say the least.  You even have to pass a swim test, in the river, before joining the trip.  After the whitewater action 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 3: Glacier Overnight Adventure.  Start with a helicopter.  Add ice climbing on the best features of the Matanuska Glacier.  End with a great meal and sleeping on a glacier.

Day 4: Wake up to fresh brewed coffee on a glacier.  More exploring before a helicopter ride back out.  Return to Anchorage.


$8190 for 2 guests plus $990 for each additional person.  Minimum age 16 years.

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

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:  $1690 for 2 guests plus $300 for each additional person.

2-day Backpacking add-on: $1290 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.  


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 get started. Here you’ll see the weeks that we have availability to make your custom adventure ideas a reality.  This itinerary is just one possibility to give you some ideas.  When you book our custom trip planning we’ll work with you to plan a trip that’s just what you’re looking for.


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