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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 2WhitehorseBeautiful Landscapes & Nature Trails, Whitehorse Rapids Fishway, Kwanlin Dün Cultural CentreBest Western Gold Rush Inn, Coast High Country Inn
2 - 4Haines JunctionPristine Wilderness, Kluane National Park, Nature Trails & Driveways, Da Kų Cultural CentreAlcan Motor Inn, Mount Logan Lodge
4 - 5TokDog-sledding, Wrangell-St. Elias Flightseeing Tours, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Outdoor ActivitiesFox 'n Fireweed Cabins
5 - 7ValdezPort Valdez, Prince William Sound, Whitewater Rafting & Glacier Tours, WildlifeMountain Sky Hotel & Suites
7 - 9AnchorageNature & Outdoor Excursions, Museums & Alaska Native Heritage Center, Whale Watching, Dog SleddingInlet Tower Hotel & Suites, The Lakefront Anchorage
9 - 11Denali National ParkDenali Mountain, Pristine Ecosystem, Wildlife & Denali Slam, Kantishna Gold Rush TownDenali Cabins, Denali Bluffs Hotel
11 - 12FairbanksNature & Wildlife, Hiking, Watersports & Winter Activities, Culture & MuseumsPike’s Waterfront Lodge, Bridgewater Hotel
12 - 13TokDog-sledding, Wrangell-St. Elias Flightseeing Tours, Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, Outdoor ActivitiesFox 'n Fireweed Cabins
13 - 15Dawson CityKlondike Gold Rush, Dredge #4, Midnight Dome, Northern LightsCanadas Best Value Inn Downtown Hotel Dawson City, Canadas Best Value Inn Downtown Hotel Dawson City
15 - 16WhitehorseBeautiful Landscapes & Nature Trails, Whitehorse Rapids Fishway, Kwanlin Dün Cultural CentreBest Western Gold Rush Inn, Coast High Country Inn

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  • Adventure
  • Landscape
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 2

Welcome to Yukon!

After your arrival, pick up your rental car at Whitehorse airport

Whitehorse

1 Night

It is easy to see why Whitehorse carries the title of ‘Wilderness City.’ With the mighty Yukon River flowing through, it boasts of hundreds of miles of nature trails as well as shimmering lakes, all framed by the snow-clad peaks on the horizon.

Included Activities

Explore Whitehorse on Your Own
Set out at your own pace to explore the myriad attractions of Whitehorse. Nature lovers are spoilt for choice, with natural hot springs, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve and the ethereal Emerald Lake all located a short drive from the city. Additionally, the Yukon River flowing through wild grasslands affords ample opportunities for swimming, boating, camping and hiking along miles of nature trails. Fishing enthusiasts will especially love the Whitehorse Rapids Fishway that marks the longest wooden fish ladder in the world. Continue your exploration of Whitehorse Dam with the Millenium Trail that takes you along the heritage White Pass, Yukon Route train station as well as the last sternwheeler S.S. Klondike, now a designated National Historic Site. Feel the thrilling times of the Klondike Gold Rush amid the exhibits at Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre. Later, stroll along the scenic waterfront to catch a gorgeous sunset and then hit downtown for a slice of the city’s eclectic nightlife. Live performances and indigenous art galleries beckon to culture lovers while connoisseurs of food and wine can choose from atmospheric bars, quirky cafes and fine dining restaurants to indulge their palate. (Full Day; No guide; No transfers; Entrance fees and meals are not included)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
RoomComfort Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleGuest house
Day 2 - 4

Drive yourself from Whitehorse to Haines Junction in your rental car (Duration: 2 hrs)

Haines Junction

2 Nights

Nestled at the foot of Saint Elias Mountains, Haines Junction invites you to explore the pristine wilderness of Yukon countryside. Go boating, swimming or fishing in the waters of Pine Lake or just follow trails on foot or bike. The enchanting expanse of Kluane National Park, is home to Mount Logan, which towers as the highest peak in Canada.

Included Activities

Explore Kluane National Park on Your Own
The diverse natural attractions of Kluane National Park make this the perfect landscape to explore on your own. Home to some of the highest peaks in the country, the sprawling Icefields Ranges and even a sizeable grizzly population, this park is a nature lover’s paradise. Set off on invigorating mountain trails that pass by meadows blooming with summer wildflowers and lakes whose waters mirror the blue of the open skies. The Kathleen Lake is a particular favorite with day-trippers, as much for its short driving distance from town as for scenic boating, camping and hiking opportunities. Go rafting on the remote Alsek River past glaciers for that adrenalin rush or choose flight tours to take in bird’s eye views of the massive ice fields. Later, discover the rich heritage of these lands at the Thachäl Dhäl Visitor Centre and if you wish, stay overnight at a signature oTENTik camp – a cross between a tent and a cabin – to soak in the wonder of the dark northern skies. (Duration: Full Day; No guide; No transfers; Entrance fees and meals are not included)

Hotel Options
Alcan Motor Inn – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleLodge
RoomMount Logan Comfort Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 4 - 5

Drive yourself from Haines Junction to Tok in your rental car (duration: 6 hrs)

Tok

1 Night

Tok is a beautiful Alaskan town that sits right at the junction of the Alaska Highway and the Glenn Highway. Its location between the Mentasta Mountains and the Alaska Mountain Range gives it stunning landscapes and a variety of wildlife.

Hotel Options
RoomCabin Run of House
MealsRoom Only
StyleLodge
Day 5 - 7

Drive yourself from Tok to Valdez in your rental car (Duration: 4.5 hrs)

Valdez

2 Nights

Visit Valdez, a little town on Alaska’s southern coast, nestled on the shores of a deep-water fjord called Port Valdez. Surrounded by the protected waters of Prince William Sound and the coastal peaks of the Chugach Mountains, Valdez boasts stunning natural scenery.

Included Activities

Explore Valdez on Your Own
Set out to explore the attractions of the picturesque city of Valdez at your own pace. Known as ‘Little Switzerland’ for its dramatic mountains and glaciers, the city also has interesting museums. Stop by the Valdez Museum, spread across two locations, for a peek into the region’s history and evolution. Browse the exhibits detailing the city’s past as a gold rush-era town and the devastation wrought by the Good Friday Earthquake of 1964. You could also head to the Max and Jesse Whitney Museum for insights into Alaska’s indigenous culture and arts. When hunger strikes, stop by one of the waterfront restaurants for authentic Alaskan cuisine and fresh seafood specialties. (Duration: Full Day; Self-exploring Activity; No Guide & No Transfers; Entrance Fees and Meals are Not Included.)

Personalized Tour of Worthington Glacier and Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park
Head out from Valdez for Tok, stopping en route to explore scenic natural attractions. Drive along the scenic highway to Worthington Glacier. Enjoy gorgeous views of the ice sheet before journeying on to Glenallen. Stop by the Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park headquarters and ranger station to browse the natural history and geographic displays. Alternatively, you could choose the optional flightseeing tour over the national park for a glimpse of its majestic peaks, among the tallest in the USA. Take in gorgeous mountain vistas as you resume your journey to Tok, driving around the north side of the national park. (En route; Duration: Full Day; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleGuest house
Day 7 - 9

Drive yourself from Valdez to Anchorage in your rental car (Duration: 5 hrs)

Anchorage

2 Nights

Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city nestled on the shores of Cook Inlet. Sandwiched between rugged peaks and tranquil water, this urban sprawl is home to nearly half of the state’s population. Don’t be surprised to see bears and moose sauntering across private yards or public parks – it’s a way of life here!

Included Activities

Explore Anchorage on Your Own
Explore Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, at your own pace. Set off along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail that runs along the coastline and passes through serene forests. The fully paved trail begins in the downtown area and goes right up to Kincaid Park. Enjoy gorgeous views of Cook Inlet and six mountain ranges from vantage points. You can also see North America’s highest peak, Denali or Mount McKinley. Head to the aptly named Sunshine Plaza to see historic photographs and trivia about the 1964 earthquake, the largest recorded in North America. Alternatively, make your way to Earthquake Park to see for yourself how this natural disaster permanently changed the Alaskan landscape. Discover indigenous culture and tradition at the Alaska Native Heritage Center with its displays of local crafts and live dance performances. (Duration: Full Day; Self-exploring Activity; No Guide & No Transfers; Entrance Fees and Meals are Not Included.)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 9 - 11

Drive yourself from Anchorage to Denali National Park in your rental car (Duration: 4 hrs)

Denali National Park

2 Nights

Denali National Park and Preserve, with its primeval landscape and untamed wilderness, promises a one-of-a-kind adventure. Located in the Interior Alaska region, it is home to Denali, the tallest peak in North America. This nature lover’s paradise offers an endless sequence of breathtaking vistas all around.

Included Activities

Group Aerial Tour Of Mount Denali
An aerial view of the Alaskan landscape awaits! Hop on a flight to get a panoramic view of Mount Denali, or ‘the high one,’ in the language of the Athabascan Indians, the former settlers of this region. From the air you can get a look at the routes that Denali’s first pioneers took. Observe the nearly 14,000-foot Wickersham Wall, which was scaled only in 1963. Watch Kahiltna Pass unfold before your eyes and feast upon the visual spectacle of the Peters, Muldrow and Traleika glaciers as they come into view. Around the massive mountain the rest of the six-million-acre Denali national park stretches out towards the horizon. Seeing it from the air is the sort of experience that simultaneously humbles and invigorates anyone lucky enough to witness it.

Hotel Options
Denali Cabins – Opt 1
RoomClassic Cabin
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 11 - 12

Drive yourself from Denali National Park to Fairbanks in your rental car (Duration: 2.5 hrs)

Fairbanks

1 Night

Fairbanks is the second largest city in the state of Alaska with all the charms of small town life. It is a favored base camp with adventure-seekers and explorers en route to the Alaskan Interior or the Arctic region. An excellent year-round destination, there is plenty to keep you busy come summer or winter!

Included Activities

Personalized Fairbanks Sightseeing Tour
Explore the historic landmarks and local culture of Fairbanks! Recognized as the ‘Gateway to the Arctic,’ Fairbanks has a long and colorful history dating back to the late 1800s Alaska Gold Rush. With a local guide leading the way, head to the Trans-Alaska Pipeline located just outside of Fairbanks, a remarkable feat of engineering, bringing Arctic oil to the port of Valdez. Stop at the viewpoint, where your guide will tell you about the pipeline’s astonishing engineering, the oil field in Prudhoe Bay, and the Alaska oil industry. Next, view the unique exhibits at the Morris Thompson Cultural Center, which offers a great opportunity to learn about life in Alaska’s interior. Visit the Museum of the North in the University of Alaska campus and admire its dramatic architecture. Explore award-winning exhibit galleries where you can discover fascinating stories about Alaska’s people, places, and wildlife. (Duration: Half Day; Flexible Timings; Private Activity & Transfers; Meals Not Included; Museum of the North Admission Included; Fitness Level: Easy; Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes; Don’t forget your camera.)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 12 - 13

Drive yourself from Fairbanks to Tok in your rental car (Duration: 3.5 hrs)

Tok

1 Night

Tok is a beautiful Alaskan town that sits right at the junction of the Alaska Highway and the Glenn Highway. Its location between the Mentasta Mountains and the Alaska Mountain Range gives it stunning landscapes and a variety of wildlife.

Included Activities

Personalized Tour of Trans-Alaska Pipeline and North Pole
Set out from Tok on a leisurely drive to Alaska’s second largest city of Fairbanks, making stops along the way. Pull into the viewing point to catch a glimpse of the Trans Alaska Pipeline, the lifeline of the state’s oil industry. This fine example of engineering ferries oil from the fields at Prudhoe Bay to the port in Valdez. Drive into the charming little town of North Pole to try and meet its most famous resident – Santa Claus! Take in the sight of cheery Christmas decorations and street lights with candy cane stripes across the town, where Christmas lasts the whole year! You might even get a photo opportunity with Santa Claus and his wife at their pleasant home. Find time to browse the huge collection of Christmas toys and ornaments before it’s time to resume your onward journey. (En route; Duration: Full Day; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
RoomCabin Run of House
MealsRoom Only
StyleLodge
Day 13 - 15

Drive yourself from Tok to Dawson City in your rental car (Duration: 4.5 hrs)

Dawson City

2 Nights

Famous as the hub of the Klondike Gold Rush, Dawson City continues to exude much of the glamor of the old days. Sign up for a Klondike Gold Fields tour that takes through the exciting past, including a visit to Dredge #4, once known to be the largest wooden-hulled dredge in North America.

Included Activities

Explore Dawson City on your own
Discover Dawson City’s glamorous Gold Rush past as well as its vibrant present. The Dawson Historical Complex is a good place to start, with several preserved frontier-style buildings recalling the prosperity of the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush. Continue to the Dawson City Museum, where interactive exhibits and gold-pouring demonstrations offer insights into the area’s geology, besides outlining the history of the Gold Rush and original settlers. Head to the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre to understand the culture and heritage of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in First Nation. Visit Jack London Cabin and Interpretive Centre to see the White Fang author’s reconstructed log house and a host of stories about his Gold Rush days. Hit the outdoors with miles of hiking trails that range around the Yukon River. Go boating, swimming and fishing in the river. As the lights come out, enjoy a vaudeville show at the Diamond Tooth Berties Gambling Hall, touted as the first casino in the country, or head to an atmospheric bar to take the Sourtoe Cocktail challenge that involves a mummified human toe!

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleHeritage
RoomSuite
MealsRoom Only
StyleHeritage
Day 15 - 16

Drive yourself from Dawson City to Whitehorse in your rental car (Duration: 8 hrs)

Whitehorse

1 Night

It is easy to see why Whitehorse carries the title of ‘Wilderness City.’ With the mighty Yukon River flowing through, it boasts of hundreds of miles of nature trails as well as shimmering lakes, all framed by the snow-clad peaks on the horizon.

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleInternational
RoomComfort Room
MealsRoom Only
StyleGuest house

On your final day, drive yourself to Whitehorse airport and drop off your rental car

Departure from Yukon

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 5,290 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 5,690 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 16 days / 15 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • All activities as listed :
    • Whitehorse, YT: Explore Whitehorse on your own
    • Haines Junction, YT: Explore Kluane National Park on your own
    • Valdez: Explore Valdez on Your Own
    • Valdez: Personalized Tour of Worthington Glacier and Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park
    • Anchorage: Explore Anchorage on Your Own
    • Denali National Park: Group Aerial Tour Of Mount Denali
    • Fairbanks: Personalized Fairbanks Sightseeing Tour
    • Tok: Personalized Tour of Trans Alaska Pipeline and North Pole
    • Dawson City, YT: Explore Dawson City on your own
  • Self-driven car during your journey as follows:
    • Premium Option for 1-4 guests: Full Size SUV- GMX Yukon XL or similar
    • Unlimited mileage
    • 16 days
    • Pick-up: Day 1/ Whitehorse airport
    • Drop-off: Day 16/ Whitehorse airport
    • Detailed description of your routing
    • One additional driver
    • Towing charges in the event of mechanical failure
  • For your rental car we book the following insurance services:
    • Third party liability insurance (up to 2 Mio. CAD)
    • Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) with an excess of 300 to 500 CAD depending on the vehicle type
    • Windshield and tyre insurance
  • The general business terms apply
  • Note: A full valid original driver’s license (from your country of origin) and passport are required for each rental.
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • All transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Alaska: Entry fees for national parks
  • Among other expenses, the following additional costs are not included for rental cars (to be made directly at the car rental shop with a credit card from a recognisable bank institution):
    • Change fee
    • Deposit for the car
    • Fine handling fee & fine in case of a speeding ticket
    • Baby seats, ski racks, etc. (please request at the time of booking)
    • No drivers under 25 years of age
    • Delivery/collection services and fees
    • Cross border fees
    • Fuel (Please drop off the car with a full tank. In case fuel needs to be added, the car rental company will charge you the amount for it)
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return), unless specified under the trip inclusions above
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Road Trip: Best of Yukon and Alaska

16 days $ 5,290 / person

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