Four Time returning clients Michelle and Heather discuss their 2nd tour to Nome with Alaska Iditarod Tours while waiting on the windy Bering Sea for 2012 Iditarod Champion Dallas Seavey to arrive.


Pat Hall at SafetyFive Time returning client Pat Hall at the Safety Checkpoint

"Next year, 2016, will be my fifth visit to the Iditarod Sled Dog Race travelling with Alaska Iditarod Tours. My experiences with Richardís tours have always been exactly what I wanted. This includes booking the entire race (start to finish), accommodation, meals, side trips, extra activities and great company. Many friends are made as there are several return visits which gives us an opportunity to meet new friends and renew friendships. Richardís tours are very relaxed, flexible and because he has been travelling to the Iditarod for many years, he has a great understanding of the needs of his clients and has connections with the Iditarod family. I would absolutely recommend Alaska Iditarod Tours as a complete Iditarod experience one never forgets." Pat

Liz Hi Richard, I just want to thank you so much for a wonderful vacation!! It far exceeded any expectation that I had. I smiled for 21 days straight!! It was my first time in Alaska, and I feel that there is no way I could ever top this trip!! I loved every bit of it. From the cruise in Seward, to the resort, in which we took the helicopter ride and landed on a glacier!!! How awesome was that!! I loved the banquet, where we got to meet all of the mushers. Just when I thought "it can't get any better" it did!! I loved McGrath and flying to the check points. It was amazing And of course, being at the finish line in Nome, was the perfect ending to our Iditarod experience! We made so many wonderful new friends on the tour, that was icing on the cake!! It is truly a vacation I will never forget!! Thank you sooo very much!! Liz Masalin

"Richard, Thank you for the pictures and thank you for the great trip. It was better than I could have ever imagined. There are really no adequate words to explain how much this trip meant to me and how wonderful you made it for me." Alice Fitzgerald

"As you know I have done quite a number of adventure trips, including the North Pole and the South Pole, but I've got to say that this was the best trip I have taken. There were a lot of things that made it great, Your planning, the group and the opportunity to meet a number of the mushers. It was all in all a great adventure so thanks to you for putting together a great plan. Take care." Bill Gardner

"Alaska is our favorite place to visit. When we decided we wanted to experience an "Iditarod" we went online and discovered "Alaska Iditarod Tours". It was an absolutely wonderful exciting adventure. Rich does the best job of handling every detail both large and small. We had the best possible time and can't wait to go all the way to Nome in 2016. We feel so positive about this trip that we have invited another couple to join us for the "trip of a lifetime". Pat & Stan

"Hi Richard, Thank you for a great Alaskan adventure! It exceed our every expectation. We so appreciated your knowledge of the area, the arrangements to see and experience as much as possible and your efforts to meet our special requests! It was just a super experience. Would love to do it again! " Nancy Watts "This trip provided remarkable access to the action of the Iditarod, from being right in the heart of everything at the Anchorage start, to being behind the scenes at the official restart, and to the informality and sense of being part of the Iditarod family at McGrath. Rich made it possible to have both outstanding photo opportunities and a great time." Mark Lembersky

"Going to the see the Iditarod was the fulfillment of a lifetime dream for me. Ever since reading "Call of the Wild" in grade school I have dreamed of braving the last frontier. After reading a review of Montagna's trip in Outdoor Photographer magazine, I signed up for the adventure of a lifetime. Montagna's tour was the perfect blend of guided tour and individualism, attentive enough to guide us to the key things we needed to see, without creating an overbearing tour where every second is planned out". Wayne Hazel