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2015 Alaska Tour Discounts!

We are pleased to announce a suite of early registration discounts on our 2015 Alaska tours. Discounts of $500/person are available on registrations we receive before February 1, 2015 for our Grand Alaska: Gambell/Nome Pre-trip and Alaska Highlights tours, and $250/person for our Grand Alaska Part I, Grand Alaska Part II, and Barrow Extension tours.

Perhaps even outdoing the Trail River photo op from the day before, this late-night shot of the Denali Highway float plane lake was hard to top.

Denali Highway Float Plane Lake — Photo: Barry Zimmer

For anyone who loves birds, nature, and dramatic landscapes, a trip to Alaska is truly the trip of a lifetime. VENT has been offering tours to our 49th state for over 30 years. Our Alaska tour leaders, Kevin Zimmer, Barry Zimmer, David Wolf, and Brennan Mulrooney, are terrific guides who excel at showing participants Alaskan specialty birds in addition to many of the state’s other natural wonders. These leaders are among the best in the business at finding highly-sought birds such as Bristle-thighed Curlew, Northern Hawk Owl, Bluethroat, and many other great birds. Over the years, our Alaska tours also have recorded an extraordinary list of Asian rarities.

In June 2015, VENT will operate five Alaska tours:

Grand Alaska: Gambell/Nome Pre-trip, June 2-10, 2015 with Kevin Zimmer and David Wolf; $5,195 in double occupancy from Anchorage. Register before February 1 and pay $4,695. Combine this tour with Grand Alaska Part I for an additional discount of $500 in double occupancy or $750 in single occupancy. 

Northern Hawk Owl, Glenn Highway, Alaska, June 19, 2012

Northern Hawk Owl — Photo: Kevin Zimmer

Grand Alaska Part I: Nome & the Pribilofs, June 9-20, 2015 with Kevin Zimmer and David Wolf; $7,495 in double occupancy from Anchorage. Register before February 1 and pay $7,245. Combine this tour with the Gambell/Nome Pre-trip for an additional discount of $500 in double occupancy or $750 in single occupancy.

Grand Alaska Part II: Anchorage, Denali Highway & Kenai Peninsula, June 19-27, 2015 with Kevin Zimmer and David Wolf; $3,945 in double occupancy from Anchorage. Register before February 1 and pay $3,695. Combine this tour with Grand Alaska Part I for an additional discount of $250 in double occupancy or $350 in single occupancy.

Alaska Highlights, June 16-27, 2015 with Barry Zimmer and Brennan Mulrooney; $6,695 in double occupancy from Anchorage. Register before February 1 and pay $6,195.

Barrow Extension, June 27-29, 2015 with Barry Zimmer and Kevin Zimmer; $2,395 in double occupancy from Anchorage. Register before February 1 and pay $2,145. This tour may be combined with either our Grand Alaska Part II or Alaska Highlights tours.


News & Field Reports

VENTflash #183

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Dear friends, It's hard to believe that we're already halfway through January, yet I am very pleased to report that VENT's winter travel season is well underway, with tours to New Mexico, Panama, J...

VENT Now Accepts American Express

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Dear friends, I am pleased to inform you that VENT now accepts American Express as a payment option for tour deposits. Although we have accepted MasterCard and Visa for years, our decision to accep...

Montana Winter Raptor Workshop

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Our first winter raptor workshop was very successful and lots of fun. Western Montana was unusually cold and snow-covered during our trip, but our enthusiastic group was prepared. We covered many f...

Costa Rica: A Relaxed & Easy Tour

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There is virtually no other country in Central America that matches the mix of highland and lowland habitats, all within short distance, that are found in Costa Rica. This tiny but astonishingly lu...

Ecuador: The Northwestern Andean Slopes

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The proof is in the pudding! Our 7-day Northwestern Andean Slopes tour does it again—combining great birding, great avian diversity, super birds, and some of the finest viewing conditions on ...