Price Per Person$135
DatesSeptember 8 - May 7
Time(s)12:30pm - 4:30pm
Salmon Berry offers you exclusive year-round access to the Alaska Native Heritage Center while it is closed to the public during the fall, winter, and spring months! Inside the facility we will explore the Hall of Cultures which provides exhibits to learn about each of the five major culture groups in Alaska before we head outside for a guided walk around Lake Tiulana. Stroll through six authentic life-sized Native dwellings to learn about the traditional ways of the Athabascan, Inupiaq/St. Lawrence Island Yupik, Yup’ik/Cup’ik, Aleut, Alutiiq, and the Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples. This is the only center that fully celebrates these five major culture groups under one roof! Depending on conditions, snowshoes are used for ease of walking during the village site visits. Please be prepared to be outdoors for 1.5 - 2 hours; dress in layers and don’t forget your winter boots, hat and gloves! We will take photos and learn hands on about the different artifacts placed at the village sites, from a story-filled totem to a whale bone arch. We will finish our tour with a documentary film presentation and traditional tea in the theater room.
NOTE: This tour is only available Monday - Friday, as the Elders meet within the Center during the weekend.
- Local Alaskan Guide(s)
Narration provided by a CDL Certified Alaskan Guide (English Speaking)
- Small Group
A more personal experience of up to 13 guests in our clean and comfortable sprinter vans
- All Inclusive
Admission into the Alaska Native Heritage Center (closed to the public)
Guided tour of indoor museum and facility
Guided tour of the outdoor Alaska Native Village Sites with access into each traditional Native Alaskan dwelling (homes) with artifacts
Documentary film presentation in Theater Room
Locally sourced Chaga Tea is provided during the film
*Please note that this tour an exclusive partnership between Salmon Berry and the Alaska Native Heritage Center and is offered while the Center is closed to the public
- Photo Stops
Stretch your legs for up close views or simply look through our panoramic windows
- Snacks & Water
An assortment of complimentary snacks and water are available throughout the tour
- Gear (Complimentary)
Use of snowshoes or micro spikes are provided if outdoor conditions require
Access to our gently used gear (raincoats, mittens, hats, etc.) is available
*Gear must be requested at time of booking to assure gear available during your tour
- Hotel Pick Up (3 Hotels Per Tour)
Pick up available from major hotels located within Anchorage
*Please note that we do limit pick ups to 3 hotels per tour. BOOK NOW TO CONFIRM YOUR PICK UP
- Office Pick Up
Conveniently located in downtown Anchorage
*Please select "Meet at Salmon Berry Tours Office" at time of booking to confirm
- Drop Off
Drop off is available from major hotels located within Anchorage
- Guide Gratuity
Tipping Recommendation: 10% - 15% of Tour Price
Multi-Day Itinerary Cancellation Policy: A 50% deposit is required to start the booking process. Remainder is due 60 days prior to travel. Cancellations must be made in writing (email, fax, or mail). Processing fee of $100 per guest applies for cancellations more than 60 days before travel, or 50% of total if received less than 60 days from travel. No refund applies if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to travel.
Day Tour Cancellation Policy: For cancellations outside of 14 days before the first day of your tour, a 10% fee will be withheld. For cancellations inside of 14 days, no refund applies.
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