Alaska and the Yukon Explorer

Travel with a small group through the pristine wilderness of the Yukon and Alaska. Experience gold rush history first hand, and take in stunning views of grandiose lakes, mighty rivers, and abundant wildlife.

2019 DEPARTURES:
June 8 – 19, 2019
July 20 – 31, 2019
August 30 – September 11, 2019

12 Days / 11 Nights

Price Per Person – Canadian
Double / Twin: $5605 + tax

Highlights:
 SS Klondike National Historic Site
 Five Finger Rapids
 Carmacks Boardwalk
 Diamond Tooth Gerties
 Gold Mining Dredge
 Top of the World Highway
 Alaskaland
 Palace Grand Theatre
 Sternwheeler Discovery Cruise
 Chena Native Village
 Denali National Park
 Tundra Wilderness Tour
 Alaska Native Heritage Center
 Prince William Sound Cruise
 Kluane National Park Reserve
 Kluane Museum of Natural History
 White Pass Summit and Skagway
 SS Klondike National Historic Site

Tour Includes: Tour 11 nights of accommodations, professional tour leader, transportation on deluxe motor couch, round trip airport transfers in Whitehorse, 20 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners.

Does not include airfare to Whitehorse or travel insurance.

Day 1: Arrive in Whitehorse, YT
Fly to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon, and join the rest of your group. Become acquainted with the capital city of the Yukon on a Whitehorse City Tour. Your tour includes visits to Miles Canyon, the Fish Ladder and the SS Klondike Sternwheeler National Historic Site. Overnight: Best Western Gold Rush Inn .

Day 2: Whitehorse – Dawson City, YT
Continue north on the peaceful Klondike Highway and pass stunning Lake Laberge. This picturesque highway offers plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities along the way. Take in the scenery with a stop to stretch your legs at the Carmacks Interpretive River Front Boardwalk, as well as an opportunity to enjoy the views of the beautiful Five Finger Rapids. Arrive in what was once the capital city of Yukon- Dawson City. Enjoy the sights of this enticing town steeped with Klondike Gold Rush history, featuring streets lined with vibrantly coloured store fronts. Tonight visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall, Canada’s oldest casino featuring Dawson City’s famous can-can girls

Day 3: Dawson City, YT
Recreate history today as you experience an enormous Gold Mining Dredge, one of the largest wood hulled dredges in North America. Try your own hand at panning for your own fortune in gold. This afternoon relax and enjoy a leisurely afternoon as you explore the boardwalk shops of this town and marvel at the gold crazed frenzy of Dawson City’s past. Overnight: Downtown Hotel (Breakfast)

Day 4: Dawson City – Tok, AK
Today, we travel over the Top of the World Highway, an unforgettably breathtaking highway winding along the tops of mountains with panoramic views of Alaska and the Yukon. Stop at the unique small town of Chicken named after the state bird – the Ptarmigan. Continue on Tok, the trade center for several Athabascan Native villages and where we stay for the evening. Overnight: Young’s Motel (Breakfast)

Day 5: Tok – Fairbanks, AK
Journey to the North Pole, Alaska, today. Mail your post cards from this iconic and charming town, and pay a visit to Santa Claus’ house. Continue on to Fairbanks, affectionately known for its pristine lakes, captivating sunrises, and rich Alaskan Native culture. Board the Sternwheeler Discovery this afternoon for an unforgettable cruise of the Chena and Tanana Rivers where you will learn about ancient Athabascan Indian culture on a personalized tour of the Chena Native Village. Tonight, visit Alaskaland for a delicious baked salmon dinner, followed by an entertaining musical show at the Palace Theatre and Saloon. Overnight: Pike’s Waterfront Lodge (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Fairbanks – Denali, AK
Today, explore the rugged wilderness of Denali National Park & Reserve. Marvel at panoramic views of the famed Alaska Mountain Range including famous Mount Denali – North America’s highest peak. This afternoon embark on a wildlife tour through the heart of Denali National Park. Keep an eye out for wildlife as this tour offers a great opportunity to see animals including grizzly bears, moose, and wolves. Overnight: Denali Bluffs (Breakfast, Lunch, Boxed Lunch)

Day 7: Denali – Anchorage, AK
Your destination today is Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Set amid the coastal Chugach Mountains and located on the beautiful Cook Inlet, Anchorage is a stunning urban enclave surrounded by wilderness. Explore the enticing history of Alaska at Anchorage’s famed cultural attraction, Alaska Native Heritage Centre. Overnight: Hilton Anchorage (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 8: Prince William Sound Cruise
Today experience the serenity of cruising on the protected waters of Prince William Sound accompanied by a National Forest Interpreter. You will have the chance to catch glimpses of small icebergs as the boat cruises the scenic waterway. The vessel will float right up to a 1700-foot high active tidewater glacier where massive chunks of glacial ice crash into the water. Keep watch for otters, eagles, puffins, sea lions, whales and other wildlife that call the area home. Enjoy a delicious lunch of prime rib and salmon onboard the ship. Overnight: Hilton Anchorage (Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 9: Anchorage – Tok, AK
This morning see stunning landscapes as you travel the Glenn Richardson Highway. Pass by lakes, canyons and glaciers as you wind along the highway to Gakona Junction. The highway will take you to Mentasta Summit before descending into Tok, the trading hub for nearby villages, where you rejoin the Alaska Highway. Overnight: Young’s Motel (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 10: Tok – Whitehorse, YT
Today depart Tok and travel back into the Yukon. The scenic highway travels alongside the dramatically beautiful Kluane National Park & Reserve, home of Canada’s highest mountain, Mount Logan. We stop at Kluane Park Visitor Centre, Kluane Museum of Natural History and Sheep Mountain Visitor Centre to catch a glimpse of the Dall sheep before arriving in Whitehorse. Overnight: Best Western Gold Rush Inn (Breakfast)

Day 11: Skagway, AK
Travel south-west to Skagway along the same route that, long ago, thousands of people journeyed in search of their own gold fortune. For those wanting a chance to ride on Yukon’s iconic railways, an optional train trip (additional cost) to Skagway on the White Pass & Yukon Railway is available. The railroad winds around mountains and follows the historic Chilkoot Trail, the original Klondike trail. Fall in love with the quaint port village of Skagway, nestled into the harbour and full of gold rush history. At the end of the day, travel back to Whitehorse and join fellow passengers at a Farewell to the Yukon dinner. Overnight: Best Western Gold Rush Inn (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 12: Depart Whitehorse, YT
Enjoy your breakfast today as you say goodbye to your new friends. Depart Yukon, and return home. (Breakfast)

Optional (Not Included):
Choose to travel by train on the historic White Pass Railroad enroute to Skagway on day 11, return to Whitehorse on coach.

For more information contact:
McKenzie 604-605-5180 or mckenziem@travelg.com
1020 – 1095 West Pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada

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