Due only to the Canadian border closure, we regret to inform you that the 2021 Spring Adventure Package is not available. Dates for the 2022 program have not yet been determined.
LIFE IS ALL ABOUT THE JOURNEY…
There are many paths that you can take to Alaska on Spring Adventure Package and this is just one example. We encourage you to research different routes to Alaska based upon your time, budget, and sightseeing agenda.
You choose the road from Indiana through South Dakota and see the sculpted majesty of the Badlands (2) and the amazing Wind Caves. Your camera never stops snapping as Mt. Rushmore (3) and Crazy Horse Monuments captivate you with their grandeur. In Wyoming you stare skyward at the Devil’s Tower (4) and further west the Grand Tetons display their mighty rise from the valley floor. Further on at Yellowstone (5), the buffalo meander slowly grazing on spring grasses. Venturing into Montana reveals the history of Custer’s Battlefield while the towns of Billings, and the state capitol of Helena, provide welcome places to rest and restock your supplies.
As you roll north to the border, Glacier National Park (6) is a true wonder but there is even more fun in Calgary, Canada, the home of the world famous Calgary Stampede. A side trip west to the Banff Hotel (7) and Lake Louise is always worth the view. Pushing ever northward, Edmonton is the last sizable city before crossing over the Alberta-British Columbia border to Dawson Creek and the beginning of the Alcan Highway. The Alcan was built in 1942 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They created 1,523 miles of road through the wilderness in only 9 months, despite mud and muskeg in the summer and ice and snow in the winter.
Further along it is time for a warm dip in the Liard Hot Springs (8). At Watson Lake you visit the famous “Sign Forest” (9) where you nail up that old sign borrowed from the kids room. Then it’s on to Whitehorse and a visit to gold rush history in the riverboat SS Klondike (10).
Just when you believe nothing could be more beautiful than Canada, you arrive in Alaska where the scenery takes your breath away. As you drive, the Wrangell Mountains, glaciers, and wildlife greet you. You pay a visit to Delta Junction (11) and the end of the famous Alcan Highway. All too soon you arrive at Great Alaskan Holidays in Anchorage (12) with memories of a lifetime.
Here is how it works…
The complete vacation consists of driving from Elkhart, Indiana or Forest City, Iowa to Anchorage, Alaska in a brand new Class C motorhome by Forest River. Sold out every year for the last 24 years, the Spring Adventure Package is a very popular trip; the earlier you reserve, the better your chance of availability, and of getting the motorhome floor plan you desire*.
Package includes: A brand new Forest River Motorhome, a 12-Day Rental, and 4,200 Free Miles.
*The Spring Adventure Package motorhome vacation is ONLY available to United States citizens. All drivers and passengers (including children) are required to have a valid US Issued Passport to transit Canada.
May 18-27, 2021 Spring Adventure Package Rates & Conditions
- 22FP Motorhome – $104.95/night* up to 19 Nights – 12 Night Minimum (beyond 19 nights, published non discounted pay per mile nightly rates apply)
- 25FP Motorhome – $104.95/night* up to 19 Nights – 12 Night Minimum (beyond 19 nights, published non discounted pay per mile nightly rates apply)
- 28FP Motorhome – $104.95/night* up to 19 Nights – 12 Night Minimum (beyond 19 nights, published non discounted pay per mile nightly rates apply)
- 31FP Motorhome – $104.95/night* up to 19 Nights – 12 Night Minimum (beyond 19 nights, published non discounted pay per mile nightly rates apply)
- 32FP Motorhome – $104.95/night* up to 19 Nights – 12 Night Minimum (beyond 19 nights, published non discounted pay per mile nightly rates apply)
*Above rates include 2 people in party. Rate is pay per mile with 4200 free miles included. Additional miles beyond 4200 are $0.25 per mile. Additional days beyond 19 days are priced at the regular published pay per mile nightly rate and $0.25 per mile. Call for these additional night rates. There is a $49 fee for each additional person. Floorplans or designation numbers may have changed from previous rental seasons or SAP programs. Price does not include taxes, fees, additional days, additional mileage, or optional rental items.
Recommendation: Fly to South Bend, Indiana
For 2021, we recommend that you make your flight destination South Bend, Indiana as it is the closest airport to the Forest River facility. From the airport you will need to have your own transportation, such as a Taxi, Uber, Lyft, to the pick up location (TBD).
We are currently working with Forest River as to the exact pick up location. Please check back to this webpage and any emails from our reservations department concerning exact pickup locations.
Extend Your Adventure…
The Spring Adventure Package is a minimum 12 Night rental @ $104.95 per night with 4200 free miles and additional miles at $0.25 per mile. You can add up to 7 additional days at the same special promotional rate of $104.95 per night for all floorplans! Even more additional days may be added, beyond the 19-day Spring Adventure Package, at the regular published Pay Per Mile Nightly Rate* and $0.25 per mile. (Call a reservation consultant to obtain the daily promotional and mileage rates for these additional days). There are no refunds for unused days or unused free miles. The above rates do not include tax, fees, and optional items.
**Additional Terms and Conditions
In addition to the Fine Print and Rental Agreement, customer agrees to the following special terms and conditions for their Spring Adventure Package rental. If the Canadian government creates special requirements for crossing the border then you agree to adhere to those requirements.
The Spring Adventure Package rental is only available for US Citizens. All Drivers and Passengers (including children) must have a valid US Issued Passport to transit Canada.
If you must alter or shorten your reservation, do so by May 1st. At that time, there is a $35 processing fee per change for shortening dates of a confirmed reservation, plus a $75 per cancelled day penalty.
If a reservation is shortened after May 1st, the cancelled rental days must be paid for. Shortening a reservation may result in cancellation. There is no processing charge for adding rental days, if they are available. Reservations cannot be moved. Reservations cannot be transferred from one year to the next.
If prepayment of Daily Rental Fees is not received by May 1st before your pick up day, your reservation will be cancelled and the Reservation Deposit forfeit.
There is a minimum $500 charge for canceling a reservation.
If you cancel your reservation prior to May 1st up, there will be no refund of the Reservation Deposit and any prepaid Daily Rental Fees will be refunded.
If you cancel your reservation after May 1st, there will be no refund of the Reservation Deposit and no refund of any prepaid rental fees, rental options, taxes, or any additional charges prepaid for the rental.
No shows/late arrivals will be held until 11:00 a.m. on the day after your scheduled pick up day, then subject to cancellation and forfeiture of Daily Rental Fees and Reservation Deposit. We are required by law to collect tax on any deposits and prepayments you forfeit. We will make every effort to provide the customer with the model requested. We reserve the right to substitute models of different sizes. Should a model of another size be substituted, liability will be limited to refund of price differential between model paid for and model received. There is no processing charge for adding rental days or extra hours, if they are available. Client agrees that they and all members of their party possess adequate identification and have the ability to enter and transit Canada. Great Alaskan Holidays, Inc. is not responsible (beyond refund of fees and deposits paid to Great Alaskan Holidays, Inc.) for having to cancel a reservation due to circumstances beyond Great Alaskan Holidays, Inc. control such as actions of third party contractors or manufacturers, strikes, lockouts, riots and stoppage of labor from whatever cause, terrorist activities and/or acts of war or for any other reason beyond Great Alaskan Holidays, Inc. control. Towing is not permitted. No smoking or animals are permitted in the motorhomes; Service Animals are welcome. I understand Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance is recommended from travelguard.com or similar and that exceptions to these policies will not be made under any circumstances. CancelCare Protection is not available from Great Alaskan Holidays, Inc. for this program.
**Additional miles over the 4,200 free miles are $.25 per mile up to 2,000 additional miles (4,200 + 2,000) and $.39 per mile thereafter. Most Spring Adventure vacationers drive an average of 4,900 miles with the minimum direct route being a 3,687 mile trip. Some have driven up to 6,138 miles over 21 days. Less than 2% of vacationers will pay the $.39 cents per mile rate. Call 1-888-2-ALASKA for rate details. There are no refunds for unused days or unused free miles. The above rates do not include tax.
All drivers must be 25 years of age or older, and have a current and valid driver’s license from their state of residence. Authorized drivers may be asked to sign a driving record addendum or be subject to a computerized Department of Motor Vehicles check. A valid, signed Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card (not a check/debit card) must be presented at time of pick up.
Because of the unique circumstances surrounding this rental, some special conditions exist. These include:
- Non-refundable Reservation Deposit of $500.
- Prior to pick-up a valid credit card (debit cards not accepted) is required to be placed on file for a $500 credit hold.
- More than 90 days before your pick up date we will send you a Rental Agreement to complete. Daily Rental fees and the completed Rental Agreement must be received in our office by May 1, 2021.
- The $500 Reservation Deposit can be paid by Visa, MasterCard, Discover card or check.
- Orientation time is at 3:00pm on your pick up date. Please complete online driving and information video.
- Your scheduled return time will be 12:00 pm in Anchorage, Alaska on your selected return date.
- Optional Rental Items such as coffee makers, BBQ, lawn chairs, etc. must be selected online or over the phone in advance.
- Clients and all members of their party must possess adequate identification and have the ability to enter and transit Canada. Visit the U.S. Department of State website at http://travel.state.gov/ for the latest information on passport requirements.
Size requests will be honored in the order in which the reservations are received. We will send you a complimentary copy of The Milepost, so you can get started planning your adventure. The Milepost will offer you great trip planning suggestions including possible side trips, ‘must see’ sights, and advice on road conditions.
This is an extremely popular trip and usually sells out very quickly. So, don’t delay making your reservation. You may miss the best vacation ever.