taken on the coast line of Olympic Peninsula off winding highway 112.

Neah Bay

5 day 4 nights

We will pick you up in Seattle and your adventure begins with a traditional Native American smudging ceremony to bestow blessings upon you and your journey into Indian Country.

We will travel to downtown Seattle’s bustling waterfront where we will board a boat to Blake Island. Here you will be immersed in the native culture and art of the Coastal Salish native people. More than a museum, it is an experience with a wide array of traditional dance and music performances, as well as fabulous native cuisine. This is a wonderful introduction into Indian Country.

After your return from Blake Island you will walk aboard the ferry to cross the beautiful Puget Sound on a scenic ferry ride to Bainbridge Island, the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. You will be picked up at the ferry terminal. We will travel through some of the most lushly forested areas of the United States towards our destinations.

Your first night stay will be at the Sol Duc Falls just past Lake Crescent. It is believed that "Sol Duc" is a corruption of the Quileute word "so is dak qu," which means "the people living at the place of the clear sparkling water." The mineral water was "skukum lemenser," or "strong medicine." A legend proclaims that no Indian ever died at the springs. Another legend tells how the springs were formed from the duel of two dragons over a boundary dispute. The duel took place on Boulder Peak and ended in a draw. The dragons crawled back into their caves, and their tears of mortification formed the hot springs we enjoy today. That night we will have dinner and relax in the hot springs pools. In the morning after breakfast you can hike to the falls. When you return we will drive up to the Makah Reservation and check into rustic log cabins on the beach. The Makah Nation sits on the furthest northern tip of the United States where the forest meets ocean.

After you settle into your cabin you will have time to explore the beautiful beach and relax before dinner and drumming by the fire.

In the morning after breakfast and a time of relaxation, you will make your personal native hand drum in our exclusive Drum-Making Workshop. In this workshop you will give honor to the trees, the animals and Mother Earth for the gifts used to create your hand drum. You will also learn how to care for your drum, and how to paint your drum when the time is right.

After lunch we will drive to Cape Flattery Trail. It is a favorite destination for Geo-tourists and hikers. Cape Flattery is located on the tip of the Olympic Peninsula making it the furthest northern point of the United States. It is one of the most beautiful places on the Makah Indian Reservation. The 3/4-mile trail consists of boardwalk, stone and gravel steps. There are 4 observation decks, which offer breath-taking views of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary and Tatoosh Island. The trail requires moderate exertion to descend and climb its slopes and stairs. This is a Makah Wilderness Area.

As you explore this area and arrive to the furthest tip of our northern continent (the end of the trail) we will be looking out towards the ocean. To the left you should become aware of the presence of the neighboring Quileute Tribe. According to legend, the tribe was conceived in wolves by a supernatural transformer. The tribe's lineage stretches back thousands of years to the Ice Age, making them possibly the oldest inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest. So beware of the Wolf.

That afternoon you will plant a cedar tree as a gift to Mother Earth and the Makah people. Traditions tell that the wood of the cedar tree holds powerful protective spirits. This is the Native way. Know that you may return some day to look at the tree you planted but also know that the tree you plant is growing roots into Mother Earth and is contributing to the eco system of our earth, and that touches everyone.

Back to the cabins to relax before dinner and an evening of drumming and storytelling around the fire.

After breakfast we will drive into Neah Bay for a private guided tour of the Makah Museum. The museum will give you a greater awareness of the Makah people, their land, and culture. The permanent gallery exhibits 300-500 year old artifacts recovered from a Makah village at Ozette, Washington There are 18 showcases, 3 diaramas and full-sized replicas of canoes and a longhouse. The showcases interpret Makah culture and history through artifacts.

After the museum you will join the elders for lunch. An elder is very respected by the native people; they carry songs, stories, and much history. We encouraged you to introduce yourselves to an elder and ask permission to sit at their table and make friends. If you wish you may invite your new friends to join us for dinner at the cabins that evening.

Dinner our last night on the beach of the Makah Nation will be a traditional feast. Native-caught King Salmon cooked on cedar stakes around an open fire pit (native style) by a Makah Native and a dinner song and blessing. We will serve Indian potatoes, wild forest salads and Indian breads and more. Our dessert will be wild berry pie, apple dumplings followed by drumming and storytelling by a warm campfire on the beach with some of the Makah Natives.

After breakfast we will do a cleaning of our encampment. We will leave no footprint and take with us the memories of our journey at the Makah Nation. Drive back to Seattle with stops on the way. The cost of this package is $3600 p.p. Double occupancy groups up to 8 adult visitors.

An incentive plan is offered for groups, please ask us.

This package can also be created to fit your itinerary.

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2011 Itinerary

Neah Bay Tour


May 26th – May 30th

June 16th – June 20th

July 28th – August 1st

August 16th – August 20th

September 14th – September 18th

September 22nd – September 26th

Contact us if you have any questions

tours@naftours.com

877 459 TOURS (8687)

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Native American Footprints

Our tour provides a great opportunity to see and experience Indian Country in a manner you could not do if you walked in not knowing your way.

Our cost to you is $3600 per person, double occupancy. Single occupancy is $3850. This includes lodging, meals as indicated, park entrance fees; water and snacks, transportation, drum making workshop, appearances by local natives, ceremonies, museum, reservation fees and assistance with luggage for those that need it. The lodging is the best available in the area.

We usually have small groups of 8, so we are able to be somewhat flexible with the amount of time we spend at a site and attention given to each client. We reserve the right to change the scheduled destination at our discretion. We have experienced change of venue because of forest fires, flooding, droughts and any number of situations that have required us to make last minute changes, which are likely to happen in Indian country. If changes are required we will do our best, however, to substitute a quality experience and always provide you with a tour that exceeds your expectations.

We require a non-refundable $500 p.p. deposit at the time of the reservation and full payment 60 days before the tour departs. We accept Visa, Master charge and paypal. We do accept American Express credit cards as well, however, we charge an additional 2% handling fee for this particular credit card. We encourage you to bring whatever you need for your journey however, please take into consideration our limited space. We use different kinds of quality vehicles depending upon the size of the group. We may tow a trailer.

Many of our guests like to walk or hike on the various trails available. Please bring shoes with soles designed for walking on gravel, sand and rocks. Also, there is a good chance we may get rained on, as we will be traveling in or near the rainforest. Please bring a plastic poncho or similar light rain gear. It may be cold or very warm, depending on the time of year you travel. Please review the temperatures posted for the month you are with us. Dressing in layers is always recommended.

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La Push

5 Day 4 Night
Or we will create your custom tour.

We will pick you up in Seattle. Your adventure begins with a traditional Native American smudging ceremony to bestow blessings upon you and your journey into Indian Country. We will travel to downtown Seattle’s bustling waterfront where we will board a boat to Blake Island. Here you will be immersed in the native culture and art of the Coastal Salish native people. More than a museum, it is an experience with a wide array of traditional dance and music performances, as well as fabulous native cuisine. This is a wonderful introduction into Indian Country.

After your return from Blake Island you will walk aboard the ferry to cross the beautiful Puget Sound on a scenic ferry ride to Bainbridge Island, the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. You will be picked up at the ferry terminal. We will travel through some of the most lushly forested areas of the United States towards our destinations.

Your first night stay will be at the Sol Duc Falls just past Lake Crescent.

It is believed that "Sol Duc" is a corruption of the Quileute word "so is dak qu," which means "the people living at the place of the clear sparkling water." The mineral water was "skukum lemenser," or "strong medicine." A legend proclaims that no Indian ever died at the springs. Another legend tells how the springs were formed from the duel of two dragons over a boundary dispute. The duel took place on Boulder Peak and ended in a draw. The dragons crawled back into their caves, and their tears of mortification formed the hot springs we enjoy today.

That night we will have dinner and relax in the hot springs pools.

The next morning after a hearty breakfast you will make your own native style hand drum in our exclusive Drum-Making Workshop. In this workshop you will give honor to the trees, the animals and Mother Earth for the gifts used to create your hand drum.

In the morning after breakfast you can hike the falls and when you return we will be ready to drive up to the Quileute Reservation.

Quileute Tribal Nation. According to native legend, the tribe was conceived in wolves by a supernatural transformer. The tribe's lineage stretches back thousands of years to the Ice Age, making them possibly the oldest inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest. So beware of the Wolf.

Arriving at Quileute you will check into your room, after you are settled you will have time to explore the beach before feasting on native foods and tasty desserts followed by drumming and storytelling.

You will spend the afternoon exploring the teeming tide pools and pristine beaches of the La Push. That afternoon you will plant a cedar tree as a gift to Mother Earth and the people of the Quileute. Traditions tell that the wood of the cedar tree holds powerful protective spirits. This is the Native way. Know that you may return some day to look at the tree you planted but also know that the tree you plant is growing roots into Mother Earth and is contributing to the eco system of our earth, and that touches everyone.

Later that night we will join tribal members in the Native Prayer Circle, with drumming, song and native stories. We will not enter the circle empty handed; each of us will walk in with a dish of food and gifts. This is our gift to add towards the dinner the Quileute people offer to everyone that joins their circle. This is the native way.

After breakfast we will drive up to the Hoh Rainforest. Throughout the winter season, rain falls frequently in the Hoh Rain Forest, contributing to the yearly total of 140 to 170 inches (or 12 to 14 feet!) of precipitation each year. The result is a lush, green canopy of both coniferous and deciduous species. Mosses and ferns that blanket the surfaces add another dimension to the enchantment of the rainforest.

The Hoh Rain Forest is located in the stretch of the Pacific Northwest rainforest, which once spanned the Pacific coast from southeastern Alaska to the central coast of California. The Hoh is one of the finest remaining examples of temperate rainforest in the United States and is one of the park's most popular destinations.

We will have lunch there and hopefully see the Roosevelt Elk, eagles, deer and other animals that live in this beautiful forest.

Back to the town of Forks for a unique journey through the Twilight Saga to experience Forks Washington the way Bella Swan experienced it.

Step onto the Twilight Tour Shuttle and be whisked away to the world of Twilight in Forks, Washington. Along the way you will stop at locations described by Stephenie Meyer in Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. You will see the Swan House, The Cullen House, The Forks Community Hospital where Dr. Cullen works and the Forks Police Station where Chief Swan spends his work days. You will see Forks High School where Bella first met Edward and the rest of the Cullen Family. You will then be transported to the Treaty Line for lunch or a snack at the Three Rivers Resort. Your journey will continue with a visit to Rialto Beach where you will experience the wild Washington coastline and a scenic view of First Beach and James Island, and see where Bella first heard the legend of the Cold Ones. You will then head back across the Treaty Line to Forks.

The following day, after breakfast, we will gather as a group and make sure our cabins and area are clean. We will leave no footprint but will take with us the memories of the Quileute people as we bid farewell to Indian Country and our journey back to Seattle with stops on the way.

Cost of this all-inclusive package:

$3200 pp Double occupancy, groups up to 8 adult visitors.

An incentive plan is offered for groups, please ask us.

This package can also be created to fit your itinerary.

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2011 Itinerary

La Push Tour

May 9th - May 12th

June 6th - June 9th

July 4th - July 7th

August 8th - August 11th

September 5th - September 8th

October 3rd - 6th

Contact us if you have any questions

tours@naftours.com

877 459 TOURS (8687)

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La Push booking form

Native American Footprints

Your cost is $3200 per person, double occupancy. Single occupancy is $3450. This includes lodging, meals as indicated, park entrance fees; water and snacks, transportation, drum making workshop, appearances by local natives, ceremonies, museum, reservation fees and assistance with luggage for those that need it. The lodging is the best available in the area. We usually have small groups of 8, so we are able to be somewhat flexible with the amount of time we spend at a site and attention given to each client. We reserve the right to change the scheduled destination at our discretion. We have experienced change of venue because of forest fires, flooding,droughts and any number of situations that have required us to make last minute changes, which are likely to happen in indian Country. If changes are required we will do our best, however, to substitute a quality experience and always provide you with a tour that exceeds your expectations.

We require a non-refundable $500 p.p. deposit at the time of the reservation and full payment 60 days before the tour departs. We accept Visa, Master charge and paypal. We do accept American Express credit cards as well, however, we charge an additional 2% handling fee for this particular credit card.

We encourage you to bring what ever you need for your journey however, please take into consideration our limited space. We use different kinds of quality vehicles depending upon the size of the group. We may tow a trailer.

Many of our guests like to walk or hike on the various trails available. Please bring shoes with soles designed for walking on gravel, sand and rocks. Also, there is a good chance we may get rained on, as we will be traveling in or near the rainforest. Please bring a plastic poncho or similar light rain gear. It may be cold or very warm, depending on the time of year you travel. Please review the temperatures posted for the month you are with us. Dressing in layers is always recommended.

Print this page

Contact us if you have any questions

tours@naftours.com

877 459 TOURS (8687)

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