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Price Per Person$199
DatesJune 18 - September 30 (Monday - Saturday)
Time(s)1:15PM - 8:00PM
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! The picturesque Colony farm began sixty years ago, is now home to a lively herd of over eighty musk oxen, from powerful bulls to frolicking calves. Meet Littleman, Medusa, Gouda and the others as we walk the pasture trails aside these fascinating Ice Age creatures to learn about their adaptations and place in the future of Alaska agriculture. You'll 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.
- 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
- 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
Gratuity is never expected. Gratuity is earned & always appreciated, estimate a basic guide gratuty of $10 for your day trip.
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.
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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.