Day Two: Anchorage & Wasilla
ANCHORAGE: This morning, rest up from your flight, and enjoy a look around in Anchorage. Our representative will meet you at one of our 2 pick-up locations at 11 AM, to begin the adventure with other guests as they arrive.
Travel across town in our executive mini-coaches to the spectacular Native Heritage Center, a renowned cultural center and museum, an exciting place where all people can come to expand their understanding of Alaska’s first people. Here we share the rich heritage of Alaska’s eleven cultural groups drawing upon the life ways of long ago, the wisdom of our elders, and the traditions that endure. From Native dances, sporting expositions to a comfortable theater showing films sharing stories from the past, “The Welcome House” is a celebration of contemporary Alaska Native cultures. The outdoor facilities and sites allow the exploration of ancient tradition, high-lighting the styles of native homes in different clans and villages. The Center provides a unique opportunity to experience Alaska’s many diverse Native cultures at one location.
EKLUTNA: Upon leaving the Anchorage area, we will travel north to the Matanuska Valley, the farming belt of Alaska. Along the way, we will visit the native village of Eklutna. Enjoy the Russian Orthodox influenced Chapel and native influenced “spirit houses”, while sharing in their cultural traditions.
WASILLA: Continuing north, we will pass the “Palmer Hay Flats”, and the Knik Arm of the Cook Inlet. This tundra-covered lowland is home to wildlife and several species of birds. Upon arrival in Wasilla, dinner will be at one of Wasilla’s finest restaurants offering exceptional views. Overnight in comfortable accommodations adding a remote feel to your adventure with added luxury of jetted tubs (when available), suite rooms, and wooded surroundings. Each day on tour, we try to minimize your travel time to approximately 1.5 hours in any direction. However, some days do require a bit more, due to the sheer distance we cover.
View our preferred accommodations for this area:
Palmer Wasilla Mat-Valley Area Lodging