Yukon and Alaska Summits 5-Day Golden Aurora Circle Tour

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The Golden Circle tour contains some of North America’s grandest scenery, wildest places and plenty opportunities for viewing the Aurora Borealis. This great tour offers totally different landscapes, from boreal forest to coastal rainforest to immense icefields.
ItineraryDay 1: ARRIVAL WHITEHORSEPass By: Arctic Range AdventureFrom the airport we drive you to your hotel located in the centre of Whitehorse. One of the most sought-after Northern experiences, a Yukon vacation is only complete with viewing the Midnight Sun or the Aurora Borealis cascading across the Yukon night sky.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in WhitehorseDay 2: WHITEHORSE – SKAGWAYStop At: Carcross Desert, Carcross, YukonOn our way to Skagway we stop at the smallest desert in the world - the Carcross desert - and we visit Carcross , a charming lakeshore village teeming with gold-rush and First Nations history.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Emerald Lake, Whitehorse, YukonOf course we will also admire Emerald Lake, called „Rainbow Lake” from the locals due to its sensational coloration. Duration: 20 minutesPass By: White Pass & Yukon RouteGoing over the White Pass is probably one of the highlights on this amazing road trip. Optional you can join the famous White Pass & Yukon Route small-track train on the way to Skagway.Pass By: Skagway Alaska Downtown, Skagway, AlaskaIn Skagway you have the chance strolling the historic streets, the gateway for many Stampeders on they way to the Klondike Goldfields.Meals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight accommodation in WhitehorseDay 3: SKAGWAY – HAINESPass By: Dyea CampgroundAfter breakfast, we explore Skagway and Dye, the start of the Chilkoot Trail. Seals can often be seen at the mouth of the Taiya River.Stop At: Skagway Ferry TerminalIn the afternoon, via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their home.Duration: 1 minuteStop At: Haines Chamber of CommerceHaines is a picturesque fishing village situated on a finger of land between Chilkat and Chilkoot inlets in the Lynn Canal. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight accommodation in HainesDay 4: HAINES – HAINES JUNCTIONPass By: Chilkat River, Haines, AlaskaLeaving Haines after a hearty breakfast, the road travels along the braided banks of the Chilkat River. This is North America’s best eagle viewing area.Pass By: Million Dollar Falls CampgroundAfter crossing the Boarder and the Chilkat Pass in a pristine landscape, we will go on a short trail that leads to the spectacular Million Dollar Falls.Stop At: Klukshu Lake, YukonThe historic Klukshu Village is a First Nation fishing village just past Dezadeash Lake. The village is inhabited in the summer months only and there might be an opportunity to see Salmon in the river and to taste some traditional bread called bannock, smoked salmon, or listen to an Elder storyteller.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kathleen Lake, Haines Junction, YukonBefore arriving in Haines Junction we will stop at the picturesque Kathleen Lake.Duration: 30 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight accommodation in Haines JunctionDay 5: HAINES JUNCTION – WHITEHORSEStop At: Da Ku Cultural Center, Haines Junction, YukonToday, we start our visit at the Kluane National Park Visitor Information Centre for interpretive displays and an audio-visual presentation.Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Yukon Beringia Interpretive CentreDepending on the level of interest among the passengers we can also organize a spectacular flight by bush plane over the immense glaciers of the park (optional). This adventure, over a virtually pristine wilderness, is especially spectacular during a clear day. Return to Whitehorse in the early afternoon and we transfer you to the airport, check in for your southbound flight.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 4x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse
  • Expert guidance on the entire trip
  • Small Groups (max. 20 passengers)
  • 4 night accommodation in hotel or motel
  • All overland transportation
  • Sightseeing tour in Skagway
  • Ferry Skagway-Haines
  • Entry/Admission - Skagway Ferry Terminal

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Train ticket (appr. C$ 120/person)
  • Kluane National Park Sightseeing Flight (appr. C$ 320/person)

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Airport transfer
  • Led by a local guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small-group tour

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL WHITEHORSE Pass By: Arctic Range Adventure From the airport we drive you to your hotel located in the centre of Whitehorse. One of the most sought-after Northern experiences, a Yukon vacation is only complete with viewing the Midnight Sun or the Aurora Borealis cascading across the Yukon night sky. No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse
Day 2: WHITEHORSE – SKAGWAY Stop At: Carcross Desert, Carcross, Yukon On our way to Skagway we stop at the smallest desert in the world - the Carcross desert - and we visit Carcross , a charming lakeshore village teeming with gold-rush and First Nations history. Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Emerald Lake, Whitehorse, Yukon Of course we will also admire Emerald Lake, called „Rainbow Lake” from the locals due to its sensational coloration. Duration: 20 minutes Pass By: White Pass & Yukon Route Going over the White Pass is probably one of the highlights on this amazing road trip. Optional you can join the famous White Pass & Yukon Route small-track train on the way to Skagway. Pass By: Skagway Alaska Downtown, Skagway, Alaska In Skagway you have the chance strolling the historic streets, the gateway for many Stampeders on they way to the Klondike Goldfields. Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse
Day 3: SKAGWAY – HAINES Pass By: Dyea Campground After breakfast, we explore Skagway and Dye, the start of the Chilkoot Trail. Seals can often be seen at the mouth of the Taiya River. Stop At: Skagway Ferry Terminal In the afternoon, via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their home. Duration: 1 minute Stop At: Haines Chamber of Commerce Haines is a picturesque fishing village situated on a finger of land between Chilkat and Chilkoot inlets in the Lynn Canal. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in Haines
Day 4: HAINES – HAINES JUNCTION Pass By: Chilkat River, Haines, Alaska Leaving Haines after a hearty breakfast, the road travels along the braided banks of the Chilkat River. This is North America’s best eagle viewing area. Pass By: Million Dollar Falls Campground After crossing the Boarder and the Chilkat Pass in a pristine landscape, we will go on a short trail that leads to the spectacular Million Dollar Falls. Stop At: Klukshu Lake, Yukon The historic Klukshu Village is a First Nation fishing village just past Dezadeash Lake. The village is inhabited in the summer months only and there might be an opportunity to see Salmon in the river and to taste some traditional bread called bannock, smoked salmon, or listen to an Elder storyteller. Duration: 30 minutes Stop At: Kathleen Lake, Haines Junction, Yukon Before arriving in Haines Junction we will stop at the picturesque Kathleen Lake. Duration: 30 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction
Day 5: HAINES JUNCTION – WHITEHORSE Stop At: Da Ku Cultural Center, Haines Junction, Yukon Today, we start our visit at the Kluane National Park Visitor Information Centre for interpretive displays and an audio-visual presentation. Duration: 30 minutes Pass By: Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre Depending on the level of interest among the passengers we can also organize a spectacular flight by bush plane over the immense glaciers of the park (optional). This adventure, over a virtually pristine wilderness, is especially spectacular during a clear day. Return to Whitehorse in the early afternoon and we transfer you to the airport, check in for your southbound flight. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
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