If you’ve ever wanted to visit the top of the world, this adventure will take you further north than you’ve ever been before. Combining visits to Canada’s rugged Yukon and the dramatic state of Alaska, you will experience two environments that challenge the limits of human endurance. Your adventure begins in Whitehorse through spectacular rugged mountains, serene landscapes, and breathtaking scenery. Gold Rush towns still speak of fortunes made and lost at the end of the 18th century, original and restored buildings showcasing the daily life of those early prospectors. Combined with a captivating flightseeing tour of vast glacial parklands, this itinerary offers a truly unique experience just few hundred kilometers below the Arctic Circle.
• International flights with Air Transat based on London Gatwick in economy class
• Includes seat selection on Air Transat flights only
• Return internal flights from Vancouver to Whitehorse
• Accommodation for 14 nights
• Car Hire (Standard SUV, including Loss Damage Waiver, Up to C$2m third party liability insurance, windshield and tyre insurance, unlimited kilometers, one additional driver, all applicable taxes)
• 1 hour flightseeing tour of Kluane National Park
• Full day White Pass & Yukon route sightseeing tour
• A personalised Canada Roadbook containing essential travel information and day-by-day routing maps
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Day 1 Arrival in Vancouver
After landing, transfer to your downtown Vancouver hotel. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Pacific Coast city. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2 Vancouver – Whitehorse
Head to Vancouver Airport for your internal flight to Whitehorse. Collect your car hire. Overnight in Whitehorse.
Day 3 Whitehorse – Haine’s Junction (154 km)
Head west through small villages situated on the edge of the massive Kluane National Park. Overnight in Haine’s Junction.
Day 4 Haine’s Junction – Beaver Creek (291 km)
Continue west, stopping just short of the international border. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Beaver Creek.
Day 5 Beaver Creek – Fairbanks (500 km)
Crossing into the USA, travel the Alaska Highway en route to Fairbanks located less than 200km south of the Arctic Circle. Overnight in Fairbanks.
Day 6 Fairbanks – Denali National Park (265 km)
Today’s route takes you along the George Parks Highway on to Denali National Park. Overnight close to Denali National Park.
Day 7 Denali National Park
Explore the hiking trails that wind through the park.Wildlife can often be spotted from the access roads.Overnight close to Denali National Park.
Day 8 Denali National Park – Anchorage (380 km)
Continue your adventure southbound, traversing vast woodlands of spruce, birch and aspen to Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Overnight in Anchorage.
Day 9 Anchorage
Discover the modern city of Anchorage and its surroundings. End the day on a waterside patio with a dinner of famous Alaskan crab!
Day 10 Anchorage – Tok (520 km)
Travel east along the highways just above the fjords and inlets that help create some of the most dramatic park settings in the north. Overnight in Tok.
Day 11 Tok – Dawson City (300 km)
Striking back towards the border through some of the most untouched wilderness in North America, you pass back over into Canada. Overnight in Dawson City.
Day 12 Dawson City
You can spend the day touring the historic landmarks of Dawson City and the surrounding gold-fields. Overnight in Dawson City.
Day 13 Dawson City – Whitehorse (535 km)
Head back to the southern region of the Yukon. Relax after a long day of driving. Overnight in Whitehorse.
Day 14 Whitehorse
Embark on a full-day scenic trip along the South Klondike before ending in Skagway, Alaska. Return by motor coach. Overnight in Whitehorse.
Day 15 Whitehorse / Vancouver – End of tour
Drop off your car hire at Whitehorse Airport, collect your internal flight back to Vancouver Airport and your connecting flight back home.
Driving Conditions in the Yukon and Alaska
Driving conditions in the Yukon and Alaska can be more demanding than in other Canadian and American destinations. Roads often have unfinished surfaces and road shoulders are usually made of soft gravel. Considerable care should be taken when driving this unique and magnificent part of North America. We recommend that you book a four wheel drive vehicle.Want to alter anything?
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Selected departure dates between May and August 2018
Price based on London Gatwick departure. Please call for any other airport.
Please note prices and availability are subject to change