Alaska Native cultural tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

414433


Categories

Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Spanish (basic)

Learn about Alaska's indigenous peoples visiting cultural sites and museums


A tour of the Alaska Native Heritage Center, a premier cultural center sharing the rich heritage of Alaska's 11 major cultural groups. While visiting you can explore six authentic life-sized Native dwellings situated in a wooded area around beautiful Lake Tiulana and are introduced to the traditional life ways of the Athabascan, Inupiaq/St Lawrence Island Yupik, Yup'ik/Cup'ik, Aleut, Alutiiq, and the Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples.

Then, a tour of Eklutna village. Dating back to 1650, the park is the area's oldest continuously inhabited Athabaskan Indian settlement. Russian Orthodox missionaries came here in the early 1800s, and you can still see St. Nicholas Church, the oldest standing building in greater Anchorage. Snap some pictures of the colorful Spirit Houses build over the graves of the deceased-a custom that came from the melding of the cultures. Up for a walk? It'll pay off with a glacier view, as well as the chance to see foxes, eagles, and black bears.

Itinerary

A. M. pick up at your hotel

Two hour tour of the Alaska Native heritage center

Short drive to Eklutna village

One hour tour of the Eklutna historical park

One hour tour of the Alaska Native Medical Center.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the cruise ship terminal or your hotel or anywhere in Anchorage.

End location: At the cruise ship terminal or your hotel or anywhere in Anchorage.

Duration: 5 hours

Transportation

2016 Subaru Forester or 2009 Ford Explorer.

Depending on which is available to me.

What’s Included

My services as a tour guide and transportation in my Subaru Forester to and from anywhere in Anchorage.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 USD - Average amount spent on souvenirs.

What’s Extra

Anything you decide to buy apart from the tour; be it food, drink or souvenirs.

Restrictions

None

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