Alaska’s Native Cultures

Alaska’s native population represents approximately 16 percent of Alaska’s population and resides in over 200 rural villages and communities. With over 20 languages spoken, many of Alaska’s first people retain their customs that they have been practicing for thousands of years. Your day will provide you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the lives of Alaska’s first people and learn about the 11 distinct cultures.

Suggested Route



Travel to Anchorage this morning with a private driver/guide. Today will be truly your own as your private driver/guide provides recommendations on how to experience Alaska as you make your way along Turnagain Arm. Your journey will conclude in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city and home to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. The Center improves understanding among all visitors and encourages appreciation of Alaska Native people and their traditions, history, and contributions to Alaska. Your visit here will introduce you to Native traditions and customs of both the past and present. The Welcome House is a celebration of contemporary Alaska Native cultures while the outdoor facilities and sites allow the exploration of ancient tradition and the presentation of stories from the past. After exploring the exhibits you will have time to visit with a culture bearer. In a private setting this Alaskan Native will share stories about their village, culture, and language. Immerse yourself in their culture during this intimate visit. At the conclusion of your experience, your private driver/guide will escort you to the Anchorage Airport to meet your departing flight.

NOTE: Itinerary can operate in reverse as a post-cruise land program

A map detailing the location of Whittier between Anchorage and Seward.

Make It Your Own

  • Add a private Native Heritage Center guide to accompany you during your visit
  • Sightsee Anchorage by air and include a 1-hour aerial tour of the city
  • Learn more about Alaska and visit the Anchorage Museum

You can learn more about these suggestions and other ways to customize this itinerary by requesting a custom tour proposal.

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