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Mines & Musk Ox

A naturalist led tour at Independence Mine in Hatcher Pass and a small group tour of the Musk Ox...

Price Per Person
$199
Duration
7 hours
Group Size
13
Dates
July 1 - September 5 (Monday - Saturday)
Time(s)
1:15PM - 8:00PM

Mines & Musk Ox

Description, Itinerary, Tour Map, Details, Cancellation Policy, Travel Insurance

This full day excursion from Anchorage includes a local guide, an interpretive nature walk in the Hatcher Pass area, a guided tour through the Musk Ox Farm, a farm-to-table style dinner, and photo-stops along the Glenn Highway Scenic Byway!

Begin this unique Alaska adventure as we drive north from Anchorage along the Kink Arm, we will pass through farmland that was colonized during the New Deal, now famous for growing record breaking produce like the 2,051-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! Take an interpretive walk through the abandoned Independence Mine State Historical Park Visitor Center, led by your local guide.

A delicious dinner 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.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDED


  • 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

Admission into Independence Mine State Historical Park with guided interpretive walk

Dinner 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

NOT INCLUDED


  • Guide Gratuity

Tipping Recommendation: 10% - 15% of Tour Price

Day Tour Cancellation Policy:

For direct booking cancellations outside 24 hours before the first day of your tour, a 10% fee will be withheld. For cancellations inside 24 hours, no refund applies. 

Salmon Berry Travel & Tours recommends travel insurance provided by TravelSafe Insurance. Our recommendation is based on positive guest feedback. In particular, the experience of one Salmon Berry 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. 

Salmon Berry experts can assist with information & recommendations for your trip. Live Chat

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