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Price Per Person$199
DatesJuly 1 - September 5 (Monday - Saturday)
Time(s)1:15PM - 8:00PM
This full day tour from Anchorage includes a local guide, a tour of the Musk Ox Farm, a nature walk in the Hatcher Pass area, a farm-to-table style lunch, and scenic photo-stops along the way!
Begin this unique Alaska adventure as we drive north from Anchorage on the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway, we will pass through farmland that was colonized during the New Deal, now famous for growing record breaking produce like the 1,469-pound pumpkin!
We will visit the Musk Ox Farm, known as one of the most unique animal husbandry projects in the world, for up close views of Musk Ox! Walk the trails aside these fascinating Ice Age creatures as you learn about their adaptations and place in the future of Alaskan agriculture. You will also have time to browse the Musk Ox Farm's gift shop for locally crafted gifts such as qiviut (Musk Ox wool, one of the most sought after fibers in the world)!
As we ascend the Talkeetna Mountains, we'll enter the breathtaking alpine area known as Hatcher Pass! During July and August, we will take an interpretive walk through Independence Mine State Historical Park Visitor Center, led by your local guide. In April, May, June, September, and October, we will visit a local recreation area for an interpretive nature walk led by your local guide. If you prefer not to explore, we will have a campfire with s'mores and an indoor facility for your enjoyment!
A delicious meal is included, provided by a locally owned and operated eatery, known for their farm-to-table style menu!
On our drive back to Anchorage, enjoy complimentary snacks and water as well as the continued commentary by your local Alaskan Guide!
A Note on Seasonality: The outdoor activity portion of this tour is weather dependent. Please be prepared for either a nature walk or a fat tire bike ride, based on conditions.
- 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 Musk Ox Farm
Tour of the indoor Musk Ox museum and outdoor Musk Ox facilities
Time to visit the Gift Shop
Summer: Admission into Independence Mine State Historical Park with guided interpretive walk
Spring/Fall: Admission into Government Peak Chalet with guided activities based on trail conditions
Lunch provided by a local farm-to-table eatery
- 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 fat tire bikes and snowshoes are provided when trail conditions allow
Access to our gently used gear (boots, snowpants, winter coats, 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 or Palmer
*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 or Palmer
*Drop off at Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport may be available if requested in advance
- 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.
Salmon Berry Tours recommends travel insurance provided by TravelSafe Insurance. Salmon Berry Tours is not affiliated with TravelSafe Insurance, nor do we offer any special discounts with them. Our recommendation is based on positive guest feedback. In particular, the experience of one Salmon Berry Tours guest is instructive:
Our guest had booked the vacation of a lifetime and the ultimate Alaska package. She had to cancel the trip a week before it began due to unfortunate circumstances.
She later told us that within ten minutes of phone time her claim was processed in full. She was very pleased with TravelSafe Insurance's immediate and empathetic response. Getting a refund for her trip was the last thing she wanted to think about, and TravelSafe Insurance took care of her needs and concerns immediately.