Step into a nature documentary, watching exotic wildlife at Denali National Park
Witness dramatic landscapes as you hike through Kluane National Park
Visit the Dawson City Museum to discover gold rush stories, galleries and exhibits
Enjoy astounding views throughout the journey—panoramic mountain ranges and rivers!
This 9-day adventure starts in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, and then to Denali National Park and Reserve, a famous national park centred on North America’s highest mountain. Witness stunning landscapes throughout the journey and get to meet up close the amazing residents of the wild, including bears, coyotes, caribou, sheep and migratory birds, as well as different species of flowering plants. Stop by the Alaska Railroad Museum on your way to Fairbanks, a beautiful city for you to explore at your own leisure. Travel across the Canadian border to Dawson City, a historic town in the Yukon, a base during the 19th century Klondike Gold Rush. Experience panning for gold, visit popular city attractions, and enjoy exciting excursions to the remote town of Inuvik, the Arctic Ocean, and Tombstone Mountains. Finally, relish a scenic journey to Whitehorse, the capital of northwest Canada’s Yukon territory.
This tour departs from Anchorage and ends in Whitehorse.
2020 Guaranteed Departure Dates:
30 May; 13 & 27 June; 11 & 25 July; 8 & 22 August; 5 September
Meals and beverages
Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel, where you will meet your fellow travellers and go through a brief orientation.
After breakfast, you will leave Alaska’s largest city and travel north along the George Parks Highway to Denali National Park. The drive offers sweeping panoramic views and glimpses of beaver dams in the nearby river.
In the morning, transfer into Denali National Park. The area is world-renowned for its wildlife viewing, and with a little luck, you will see wolves, Dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. On a clear day, the crown jewel, Denali, soars above it all.
Back on the George Parks Highway, stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum. By the early afternoon, you will reach Fairbanks, located about 320 kilometres south of the Arctic Circle. The rest of the day is free to explore at your leisure in and around the town.
After strolling through downtown Fairbanks in the morning, you are on the road again, heading south past miles of lakes and rivers. Today, you are going to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline again, crossing the Tanana River right next to the highway. In Delta Junction, re-join the Alaska Highway and stop at the local visitor centre. The next leg of the journey takes you through the wide horizons of the open tundra along the Top of the Wold Highway. Pass through quirky northern towns like Chicken and Action Wade Camp and cross the international border again at Little Gold Creek, the highest checkpoint on the continent. In the late afternoon, cross the Yukon River by ferry to reach Dawson City.
People still dig for gold in this legendary boom town, located where the Klondike River meets the Yukon. Here, you can try your luck panning for gold yourself. A visit to Bonanza Creek, the Jack London cabin, the Dawson City museum, and the Midnight Dome are all on the agenda. You will want a bit of time to simply stroll around the town.
An early start puts you on the Dempster Highway with plenty of time to explore. This highway is Canada’s only connection by road to the remote town of Inuvik and the Arctic Ocean. Your travels take you up to the Tombstone Mountains and the beginning of the vast arctic tundra.
Today, head south along the Klondike Highway to the territorial capital of Whitehorse. Along the way, you’ll catch frequent views of the mighty Yukon River, which, at about 3200 kilometres long, was once the one and only highway through the North. You’ll stop at the infamous Five Finger Rapids and can stretch our legs at some of the old post offices, roadhouses and small villages that still give the area its unique northern character.
Today is the end of your journey. Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
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This is an escorted group tour, maximum 20 people.
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