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Per Person $129 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate) $1247 USD
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Though we think we know a lot about Alaska, the truth is most of us are really unaware of the real journey into both the ancient and living history of these people. This excursion naturally begins with a visit to the original Anchorage townsite, on to the monument to the great quake of 1964 to see some of the remaining damage, and then to the outskirts of town to see the busiest private seaplane base in the world.

Close by is the Alaska Native Heritage Center, where your personal guide will accompany you on the journey through the center. This wonderful display of the heritage of the Alaskan people has a village of authentic and traditional structures gathered from the many native cultures here. Along with the information you receive from your guide, you will watch native dancing led by a local dance group OR athletes demonstrating World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games skills. One or the other will be there to enhance your visit!

You will have plenty of time to explore the exhibits that will take you back in time, collected from the local families and towns around the state. A beautiful gift shop with arts and crafts from local artisans is known as the best in Anchorage so don't think you will see these items elsewhere.

You have two choices of how to end this tour. You can depart with your tour guide for a drop off where you started the tour. You can use the free Heritage Center shuttle back to downtown if you wish to stay longer.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Transportation and local guide
  • See the original Anchorage townsite and the monument of the great quake of 1964
  • View the busiest private seaplane base in the world
  • Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center, admission included
  • Watch local native dance group OR World Eskimo-Indian Olympic athletes (dependent on the day of visit)
  • Return with guide or use free shuttle if you wish to stay

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
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Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 8:15 AM (3 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Admission to the Alaska Native Heritage Center is included in the tour cost.
• Passengers coming off the cruise ships that arrive into the Anchorage cruise ship port (not Whittier or Seward) can do this excursion. You will need to take the shuttles the cruise line provides to downtown Anchorage.


• In 2020, this tour is not available on June 6th and June 20th.