Set in the wondrous natural surroundings of Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife, Diamond Capital of North America is a remarkably modern city. Yellowknife is a city where you can experience rustic nature and traditional culture without forgoing urban amenities. Whether you are driving on an ice road; dancing under the aurora borealis; enjoying a dogsled ride; golfing under the midnight sun; fishing for world class trophies; or watching the creation of a brilliant northern diamond, we know you'll enjoy the character of the city and feel the warmth of Northern hospitality.
• Accommodation for 4 nights in Yellowknife (Standard room with one queen bed, triple booking may receive 2 rooms) and 1 night in Fort Simpson (bed & breakfast)
• 2-hour Yellowknife city tour
• 7-hour wood bison wildlife viewing excursion
• Return flights between Yellowknife and Fort Simpson
• 6-hour sightseeing flight by floatplane from Fort Simpson to Nahanni National Park (Nahanni National Park fee is an additional charge payable locally)
• 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
• Travel and Information kit
Day 1 – Yellowknife
After arriving in Yellowknife, take the complimentary shuttle from airport to Capital Suites Yellowknife for a three-night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure to familiarize yourself with your hotel and its amenities. Overnight in Yellowknife.
Day 2 – Yellowknife
Today a city tour of Yellowknife tells the history of how a small mining and trapping settlement, only to wane for decades until the diamond mines revived the city’s fortunes. A guide will highlight the best the city has to offer, including a visit to the fascinating Northern Frontier Visitors Centre. Overnight in Yellowknife.
Day 3 – Yellowknife
You travel along the main highway out of Yellowknife today to the habitat of the wood bison. A naturalist guide provides a commentary describing the nature and actions of these unique northern animals. The tour is complemented by a delicious outdoor gourmet lunch. Return to Yellowknife where the rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Yellowknife. Lunch included.
Day 4 – Yellowknife to Fort Simpson
You begin your adventure with a flight to the remote former fur trading outpost of Fort Simpson. Landing on the Mackenzie River near the settlement, you soon take off again on a half-day excursion over Nahanni National Park by floatplane. Landing on the South Nahanni River, you will be amazed by the mists rising above the 92m drop of Virginia Falls as it cascades into Painted Canyon. Towers of rock, nimble Dall sheep and placid Little Doctor Lake are just a few of the amazing sights you will see before returning to Fort Simpson. Overnight in Fort Simpson at a bed & breakfast. Lunch and dinner included.
Day 5 – Fort Simpson to Yellowknife
Departing Fort Simpson by plane, you arrive back in Yellowknife for a final night in this quintessential northern frontier city. Overnight in Yellowknife. Breakfast included.
Day 6 – Yellowknife - End of Tour
This is your day of departure as you check out of your hotel and transfer by complimentary shuttle to Yellowknife airport.
Please note the luggage allowance for the included flight between Yellowknife and Fort Simpson is 20 kg per suitcase maximum of 2 suitcases per person.
Please call one of our travel experts on 0207 616 9184 to tell us your requirements
Daily departures, except for Wednesdays from Jun 4 to Oct 6, 2015