The hubby and I were recently in Anchorage for a dream trip - the Iditarod Race. We wanted to experience as much as possible: the musher banquet, the ceremonial start in Anchorage and the re-start in Willow. We opted for a tour with 907 Tours to take us down the trail a bit from the actual re-start in Willow... We were not disappointed!
Susan Fouse (co-owner with her husband John) is a phenomenal guide and host. She knows the area very well and is, like me, a die-hard Iditarod fan! She knew a lot of history about the race and had found the perfect place to take her clients for an up close and personal view of the Iditarod out on the trail! For me, aside from meeting my favorite musher, this was the highlight of the entire weekend!
We had lunch and at a wonderful little lodge just a short walk from the Iditarod trail (they also have a shuttle if you prefer to ride)! When we arrived at the trail, chairs had been set up for us about 6 feet from the trail! There were some local residents there as well but it wasn't crowded at all like the Willow location would have been. It wasn't long before the first musher came through giving everyone high fives as they passed and giving everyone a close up of the dogs doing what they were born to do out on the train. It was an AMAZING afternoon of fun, excitement and great memories! Our van was filled with fun folks and Susan added to the fun with her great sense of humor!
We enjoyed Susan and the Iditarod Re-start Tour so much that we decided to go on the All-in-One Tour with her the next day! Again, we were not disappointed! The All-in-One started with a city highlights tour and a little history about Anchorage. After lunch (included with the tour) we toured along the Seward Highway and Turnagain Arm as we made our way to a tram ride at Mt Aleskya, viewing beautiful scenery in the Portage Glacier Valley and a tour of the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Susan truly cares about her clients and loves Alaska which is a winning combination for a tour business. I highly recommend 907 Tours when you are in Anchorage - you won't regret it!
This review is a little late in coming but only because as soon as we returned from Alaska we were busy with work and a blessed family event - we were more than pleased and will definitely tour with 907 Tours whenever we are in Anchorage.
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