Appropriate warm layered clothing and comfortable shoes.
Experiencethe native cultureoftheTlingitpeople and theChilkat Valley onthisuniquevisit to theancientvillageofKlukwan. Your tourbeginswith a 45-minute scenic drive scenic drive throughtheChilkat Valley and theChilkatBald Eagle Preserve. Soonyou’llarrive in Klukwan, the “EternalVillage” oftheChilkatTlingitpeople. Located at theconfluenceofthree rivers, thevillageofKlukwan has arichculture and history. For hundredsofyears, theChilkatTlingitpeople have livedoffthebountyofthisspecialplace. Youwillvisitthestateofthe art, JilkaatKwaan Cultural Heritage Center. The Heritage Center providesentrance to theChilkat’sdistinctiveethnic landscape withexhibitsontheirsubsistencewayofliving, clan house artifacts, thelegacyofChilkatweaving and more. Your village host will guide youthroughtheeducationalexhibits and willshare personal experiences and insightsalongtheway. Your visit to the Heritage Center culminates at theWhale Clan House oftheGaanaxteidiwheretheworld-famouscollectionoffour totems and theRain Wall Screen aredisplayed. Althoughthepiecesarehighlyacclaimed by art connoisseurs, fewpeople have seenthecollection in person, untilnow. Guestswill be invited to sit and enjoythecompellinghistory and storiesoftheseexquisitepieces, often from oneoftheclanmembersthemselves. The Heritage Center is situated in a stunninglybeautiful location that offers incredibleviews. From thisserene setting, youwill have theopportunity to viewthescenery and wildlifethrough spotting scopes and have time to visitthe gift shop.
Included: Snack - Smoked salmon cream cheese, crackers, cookies, water and hot drinks.
Remarks/Requirements: Appropriate warm layered clothing and comfortable shoes.
Walking information: Approximately 30 meters total with breaks between.