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Unlocking the Adventure: The Benefits of Booking a Private Guided Tour

Prioritize your Experience: Make your Alaska Adventure Story Yours with McCarthy River Tours

Embarking on an Alaskan adventure is a dream for many, and selecting the right tour company can make all the difference. McCarthy River Tours offers private guided kayak, glacier hike, and full & half day river rafting tours for exploring the wilderness of Wrangell-St Elias National Park on your terms. In this blog, we’ll delve into the advantages of opting for a private tour over a group tour with another company.

After operating both small-group tours and private tours, the feedback from our clients was overwhelmingly in favor of the private experience.  While the “small-group” tours seem like an intimate experience, the reality is that most “small-group” tours leave around the same time by different tour operators.  So while your group may be small, you’ll likely be surrounded by several other groups on a similar tour.  With McCarthy River Tours, we offer the flexibility of choosing any time that suits you, and we can provide expert advice on selecting times that allow you to avoid the crowds. This means that, most of the time, you can enjoy the glacier and the water with either just your group or very few others around, providing a more intimate and exclusive experience.

1) Customization: Tailored Experiences

One of the standout benefits of booking a private guided tour with McCarthy River Tours is the ability to customize your adventure. This means you get to design your Alaskan experience according to your interests, preferences, and the pace at which you want to explore. Unlike group tours that follow a fixed itinerary, private tours give you the freedom to tailor the experience to your preferences. Whether you desire a specific route, wish to focus on particular activities, or have unique interests or needs, McCarthy River Tours will ensure your adventure aligns with your desires.

2) Flexibility: Go at Your Own Pace

Flexibility is key when exploring the vast wild of Alaska.  When you’re traveling in a group, you’re often limited by the group’s pace and preferences. On the other hand, a private tour with McCarthy River Tours lets you set the pace. Feel like spending more time at a stunning glacier vista or pause for an impromptu photo session? With a private tour, these impromptu decisions are not only possible but encouraged. Flexibility is the key to a stress-free and enriching adventure, and it’s something McCarthy River Tours takes to heart.

3) More Bang for Your Buck: Maximizing Value

While private tours might seem like a luxury, they often provide more value than their group tour counterparts. McCarthy River Tours’ private guided excursions offer an enhanced experience at competitive rates.  With personalized service, tailored itineraries, and a dedicated guide, your journey becomes more valuable.

4) Personalized Service: Your Guide, Your Story

A private tour with McCarthy River Tours means you get a dedicated and experienced guide to accompany you throughout your journey. This personalized service extends beyond itinerary customization. Your guide becomes your storyteller, your interpreter, and your companion. They can delve into the nuances of the local flora and fauna, share anecdotes about the region, and adapt the tour to your specific interests. It’s like having your very own Alaska expert at your disposal, ready to make your adventure truly unforgettable.

5) Prioritize Spending Time with Friends: The Ultimate Shared Experience

Traveling with friends and/or family is a special opportunity to create lasting memories. Booking a private guided tour with McCarthy River Tours enables you to prioritize spending time with your companions. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, reuniting with friends, or simply seeking quality time with family, booking a private tour with McCarthy River Tours guarantees that you will have the space and intimacy to connect and share moments that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Craft Forever Memories with McCarthy River Tours

Opting for a private guided tour with McCarthy River Tours can greatly improve your Alaskan adventure. The benefits of customization, flexibility, maximizing your budget, personalized service, and prioritizing time with your travel companions all contribute to a richer and more fulfilling experience. If you’re seeking a journey that’s uniquely yours, one that caters to your interests and lets you forge deeper connections with both nature and your traveling companions, a private tour with McCarthy River Tours is the way to go. Embrace the freedom to explore Alaska at your own pace and create memories that will last a lifetime.