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First Class Holidays Highlights of the Yukon

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Whitehorse | Skagway | Haines | Haines Junction | Kluane National Park | Tok | Dawson City

From gold panning to glaciers, this drive packs many of the Yukon’s premier historic attractions and natural wonders. Drive from Whitehorse into Alaska and return through the scenic Kluane region to historic Dawson City and the Klondike.

  • Explore the Yukon’s most cosmopolitan community, Whitehorse
  • Take in breathtaking scenery as you travel the South Klondike Highway
  • Travel back in time to the Gold Rush days in Dawson City
  • Enjoy the raw beauty of Five Finger Rapids as you hike down to the Yukon River
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 12 days standard SUV hire with additional driver fee and unlimited mileage (car is from Driving Force and conditions differ from Avis – please ask)
  • Admission to Yukon Wildlife Preserve
  • Alaska Marine Highway Ferry (vehicle & passengers) between Skagway & Haines
  • Comprehensive document pack

Day 1: Whitehorse

Welcome to the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. Few cities in the world offer such rich access to pristine wilderness, yet still provide the amenities of a modern metropolis. Collect your car and drive to your hotel for a two night stay.

Day 2: Whitehorse

Time to explore the region and take advantage of all that Whitehorse has to offer. Encompassing over 700 acres with various natural habitats, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers unparalleled wildlife viewing and photo opportunities.

Day 3: Whitehorse – Skagway

Travel the South Klondike Highway, a drive offering some spectacular scenery as it descends from the White Pass to Skagway in Alaska.

Day 4: Skagway – Haines

This afternoon take the scenic and relaxing ferry ride along the Lynn Canal, a fjord that is as beautiful and pristine as any in the world where fjord walls steeply rise from sea level to 7,000 feet, to Haines, located in the Valley of the Eagles.

Day 5: Haines – Haines Junction

Drive over the Chilkat Pass, past Klukshu, a native summer fishing camp offering great photo opportunities and through the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve before arriving at Kluane National Park. The Kluane area covers the largest non-polar icefields in the world.

Day 6: Kluane National Park

Leaving along the Haines Highway, the road climbs from the Chilkat River Valley to the windswept Chikat Pass. This is home to Canada’s highest peak and the world’s largest non-polar Icefields that lie behind the façade of mountains that provide the spectacular backdrop to Haines Junction.

Day 7: Haines Junction – Tok

Drive north along the shores of beautiful Kluane Lake and look out for Dall sheep gracing alongside the mountain slopes. Your journey continues on the famous Alaska Highway to Tok, often referred to as the “Dog Mushing Capital of Alaska”.

Day 8: Tok – Dawson City

The Top of the World Highway (please note this is a partly gravel road) brings you through spectacular backcountry and gold mining areas. When the highway reaches its highest elevation incredible views into far-reaching countryside open up. Before you reach Dawson City, you’ll cross the Yukon River by the ferry.

Day 9/10: Dawson City

Two days stay in Dawson City, the heat of the Klondike Gold Rush. An incredible community that has preserved it’s past, the town invites you to turn back the pages of time. Be sure to see the SS Keno, the Jack London Interpretive Centre with the poet’s original cabin, the city museum with audio-visual presentations, Dredge #4 – built in 1912 on famous Bonanza Creek, the Grand Palace Theatre and Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino with legal gambling tables and “ Can-Can” floor shows.

Day 11: Dawson City – Whitehorse

Enjoy the raw beauty of the landscape and call at the Five Finger Rapids and hike down to the shore of the Yukon River. Late afternoon you will reach Whitehorse for a final night.

Day 12: Whitehorse Departure

Return your car and take your onward flight.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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