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Old 12-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #15
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The Canadian Rockies are one of the more picture perfect in our travels to Alaska. While Alaska in large and expansive. The Canadian Rockies are close and very dramatic. Good luck on your trip.

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We also love the Canadian rockies. The West side is way better for us, less tourist junk and more real people.
On the Alaska trip it's the journey not the destination. Slow roll where ever you go. If you know their is a town that has something you want to see then plan 3 nights to give yourself 2 full days. There will be more stuff to see in that locale and the locals will give incite to the area. Just ask.

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As you've read in previous replies, some folks do not like to join a caravan, some cannot stand being in a group, some are loners, etc.; all of which is perfectly fine.
If you do think you might join a caravan, be aware of the rules you agree to follow when you sign on the dotted line.
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Adventure Caravans

We have traveled with Adventure Caravans to Mexico several times and attended their Calgary Stampede rally this year. We are also signed up for a Louisiana caravan in 2014. They have always treated us well and delivered more than advertised during every tour. I am sure if you decide to caravan then you will be satisfied with their service.
With a caravan you must be willing to go along with their schedule. After all, that is their promise to you and the others. However, Adventure Caravans will allow you to modify your trip if you do so in advance. For example, on our last Baja trip we did not wish to go all the way to Cabo again. In advance, we arranged to drop out at Loreto and met the caravan two weeks later at Santispac. Adventure adjusted our price for the days we were not with the group. Enroute you may also decide to kick back for a day and not take part in local events if you need a break from the routine or are simply not interested in that day's attractions. That, of course, may be done by notifying the wagonmaster.
Even though we are completely satisfied with Adventure Caravans I don't think we will caravan to Alaska. I think we would be too tempted to take interesting detours and maybe take the ferry back to Port Hardy.
Enjoy the planning. It is an interesting choice to make. Have a great trip!
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We just got our first motorhome and are planning to join one of the caravan tours to Alaska this summer. We are looking at three operators. Discovery RV 34 day tour which supposedly has staff along who can walk your dogs if you are gone on a lengthy activity as well as a technician. Secondly, we are considering Fantasy which as availability on a 48 day cruise and finally Adventure Trek. Does anyone have any direct experience which they can share? We have two dogs both of whom love to travel, 16 1/2 years old and 5 years old.
Great Question...We are also considering a Caravan to Alaska this summer...My wife has had some medical problems and enjoys the support of a group..."Yes Dear" is an appropriate and safe response. We did a 15 day Fantasy RV Tour to chase Polar Bears last winter. It was very professional and I was surprised at the quality of the meals and tours. So what did you guys decide?
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We have booked with Alaskan Discovery tours, tour 3. We chose the later tour because we love the northern lights and that gives us much greater availability. We already feel like we know Spike, the owner, as he calls us periodically and is very responsive. Final decision was based on feedback from others, size (16 rigs), dog care, technician support, and nominal deposit to hold reservation. Balance of fee is not due until we arrive providing flexibility if need to cancel.

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