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Mat-Su Valley, Hatcher Pass
Private Wildlife and Glacier Tour

About The Mat Su Valley Private Adventure Tour

This highly rated, off the beaten path, Anchorage Day Tour is designed to present a brief overview of Anchorage and then head north into the Mat-Su Valley and Hatcher Pass area. Our guests often describe it as one of the most stunning and unique parts of their entire Alaskan tour.

Tour Highlights

Luxurious Travel: Travel in style in one of our plush, private SUVs. Starting from Anchorage at a pickup location of your choice, you’ll enjoy a comfortable and scenic drive to the enchanting Hatcher Pass in the Mat-Su Valley.

Scenic Drive to Hatcher Pass: The journey to Hatcher Pass is nothing short of spectacular. As you travel, marvel at the majestic Butte and the shimmering expanse of the renowned Matanuska Glacier. The drive itself is an hour-long visual feast, with landscapes that capture the raw beauty of Alaska.

Lunch at Hatcher Pass Lodge: Enhance your experience with an optional lunch at the Hatcher Pass Lodge, allowing you to savor delicious culinary creations that complement the breathtaking views.

Summit Lake: Prepare for a breathtaking drive to Summit Lake, a true hidden gem nestled in the mountains above Hatcher Pass. This serene oasis offers a peaceful escape amidst the rugged wilderness, providing perfect photo opportunities and a chance to truly connect with nature.

Wildlife Experience: Reindeer Farm Experience included in the tour

Feed, pet, and interact with reindeer, moose, alpacas and more. Our tour guide will lead you through to feed and interact with the animals. 

Private Tour Details

  • Local Alaskan Guide

    • Welcome Anchorage Tours only hires local, certified Alaskan guides. 

  • Private Tour For Your Group/Family Only

    • A more personal experience of up to 12 guests in our clean ,comfortable and new mercedes sprinter vans

  • All Inclusive

    • Admission for Independence Mine State Historic Park Tour

    • Guided walk and hike up through Summit Lake

    • Admission to the Reindeer Farm 

  • Photo Stops

    • Stretch your legs for up-close views or look through our panoramic windows

  • Snacks & Water

    • An assortment of complimentary snacks and water are provided to you in your own personalized Welcome Anchorage Bag

  • Local Anchorage Area pick up and Drop off

    • Pick up provided from major hotels and Air BNB's located in the Anchorage area


Rosalind Griffin, NY

“James provided exceptional service for my aiport pick up and went above and beyond to provide great suggestions for local dinner spots
(Altura was AMAZING) and must do activities. Thanks for everything."

Kathleen Squires, AK

“Asolutely top notch service, pick up, Made the trip for my client super special arriving in Anchorage and avoiding all the stress! Thank you for the great experience James.We will be using you again."

Bekah Kuhl, OR

“James and Welcome Anchorage for the win! This was such a great way to see Anchorage without a car. Loved the extra touches and stops of local spots. We called James again for another tour, after our first day! Highly recommend. ."
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