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The Yukon Pioneer Fly Drive

Whitehorse * Watson Lake * Faro * Dawson City * Beaver Creek * Haines Junction * Whitehorse * Vancouver
Yukon is situated in the upper Northeast corner of Canada, next to Alaska, the Yukon is Canada's most accessible northern destination. Close to eighty percent of the Yukon remains as pristine wilderness with 5,000 metre peaks, forested valleys, unspoiled waters and untamed wildlife. The Klondike Gold Rush of 1898 put the Yukon on the map, become your own pioneer on this fly drive of the Yukon visiting some of the best sights of the province. Your fly drive ends with a three night city stay in Vancouver.
14 days from £ 2,629 per person sharing including scheduled flights 

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12 - 21 May 2017 £2629 £2717   Quote
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Day 1 - UK - Whitehorse
Your holiday to the Yukon begins with scheduled flights with Air Canada via Vancouver - regional departures are available on request. On arrival, collect your hire car and make your way to your hotel located 10 minutes drive from the airport.  Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon Territory. offers all the modern conveniences and amenities, as well as the historical and cultural remnants of the days of the Gold Rush. 
Overnight (1): Whitehorse - Coast High Country Inn 

Day 2 - Whitehorse - Watson Lake (438km)
Departing eastward along the Alaska Highway into the interior of the Yukon, pass through small towns and villages that have carved unique communities out of a rugged wilderness. Arriving in Watson Lake, take some time to visit the ‘signpost forest’ – a collection of over 10,000 signposts donated by visitors from around the world, or the World War II historical display at the airport.
Overnight (1): Watson Lake - A Nice Motel

Day 3 - Watson Lake - Faro (425km)
Turning northward on to the Campbell Highway, follow the path of several rivers and long lakes, many only previously seen by the most avid outdoorsman. Arriving in Faro, this small town set under the gaze of the mountains invites travellers to visit the Campbell Region Interpretative Centre to learn about the history and geography of the surrounding area. Visitors may also enjoy a visit to the former lead-zinc mine – once the largest producer in the world.
Overnight (1): Faro - Faro Studio Hotel

Day 4 - Faro - Dawson City (531kms)
Journeying farther northward, you embark on a day of discovery travelling through the wilderness of the Yukon heartland, home to large mammals such as moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Later in the day, arrive in the famous former prospector town of Dawson City. Perhaps visit one of the local restaurants, serving up everything from hardy frontier fare, to tastes of the Far East.
Overnights (2): Dawson City - Westmark Inn or Aurora Inn

Day 5 - Dawson City 
The day is yours to independently discover the excitement of the Gold Rush days gone by as the town comes alive with period actors on local walking tours, historical buildings and interactive gold-panning stations that give visitors a taste of the past. The Bonanza Creek with Discovery Claim and Dredge 4 National Historic Site provides an in-depth look into the industry that made the town famous. The Midnight Dome offers dramatic views of the town at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers.

Day 6 - Dawson City - Beaver Creek (434kms)
Beginning with a short crossing of the Yukon River by ferry, today your journey takes you along a picturesque route following the Top of the World Highway and the Taylor Highway as it crosses the wilds of Yukon over the international border to Alaska, USA. We suggest a stop at the small crossroads town of Chicken, the ideal midway point to experience a slice of local life. Continue on as you loop back south back into Canada and arrive in the small town of Beaver Creek for the evening.
Overnight (1): Beaver Creek Area - Discovery Yukon Lodgings
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Day 7 - Beaver Creek - Haines Junction (291 kms)
Today’s shorter driving distance back on the Alaska Highway allows time to independently explore natural wonders such as the shores of Lake Kluane, or the snow-capped mountains and glaciers of the St. Elias Mountains of spectacular Kluane National Park. Well-marked hiking trails and scenic viewpoints showcase some of the unique landscape of these protected parklands. Arrive later in Haines Junction and perhaps take some time to explore the First Nations Daku Cultural Centre, a highlight of this frontier town.
Overnight (1): Haines Junction - Raven Hotel

Day 8 - Haines Junction - Whitehorse (154kms)
Departing for Whitehorse, stop midway at the village of Champagne where ancient local culture comes to life on your Long Ago People’s Place First Nations Guided Tour. Visit the traditional living structures of a First Nations Village and be amazed by demonstrations of hunting and food preparation that were practised for centuries by the original inhabitants of the area. Tour includes tea and traditional bannock break.
Overnights (2): Whitehorse - Coast High Country Inn  

Day 9 - Whitehorse
The day is free to independently discover why Whitehorse has cultivated a name as the Yukon’s hub of local guided and independent sightseeing and local touring activities. We suggest taking a daytrip to remote Skagway for perhaps a ride on the narrow gauge railway, or to visit some of the local sites such as the SS Klondike, Beringia Centre, the Transportation Museum or the MacBride Museum.

Day 10 - Whitehorse - Vancouver
Today your Yukon experience comes to an end as you check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport to return your hire car and check in for your flight to Vancouver, On arrival, you will be transferred by private car to your hotel. After check in why not have dinner in one of the many restaurants in the Gastown area of the city.
Overnights (3): Vancouver - Metropolitan Hotel 

Day 11/12 - Vancouver 
Renowned as o­ne of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver is home to spectacular natural scenery with breathtaking views in each and every direction, has a bustling metropolitan core and boasts o­ne of the mildest climates in Canada. Enjoy all the city has offer with your included flexible city tour. Highlights of downtown Vancouver, including major attractions, and scenic points of interest. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days, and the convertible clear top buses offer stunning views, rain or shine. Choose to Hop-Off at any of the 20 plus stops, and Hop-On again to continue the tour. Take an up close and personal look at Vancouver’s urban oasis, Stanley Park, have lunch at Granville Island, visit the historical Gastown or the trendy Yaletown, and don’t forget Robson Street to do a little shopping! Highlights of the route include English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, Yaletown, Gastown, Chinatown, Robson Street, and the Entertainment District. The tour loop duration is 120 minutes, without hopping off to visit attractions. 

Day 13 -Vancouver - UK 
A leisurely day for additional sightseeing and a final look at Vancouver’s stunning backdrop before you are transferred in the afternooon by private car to the airport for your flight home.

Day 14 - Arrive UK 

BRITISH AIRWAYS ECONOMY CLASS DOMESTIC ADD-ONS
Available in conjunction with your trans-atlantic Air Canada flights between London and to/from Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle. Details on request.

Air Canada Upgrade to Executive First
Designed to provide you with your own personal space that is ideal for a good night sleep, each Executive First Suite* reclines into a fully flat bed at the touch of a button. Armed with a comfy pillow and duvet and fully equipped with all the latest in-flight amenities, you will arrive at your destination completely refreshed and ready to start your day.

Standard Hotels
WhitehorseCoast High Country Inn Whitehorse
Watson LakeA Nice Hotel Watson Lake
FaroFaro Studio Hotel
Dawson CityWestmark Inn Dawson City
Beaver CreekDiscovery Yukon Lodgings
Haines JunctionRaven Hotel
WhitehorseCoast High Country Inn Whitehorse
VancouverMetropolitan Hotel Vancouver

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow 
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 9 Days hire of either an Intermediate or Standard SUV Hire car. Including Unlimited Kilometers surcharge, Loss Damage Waiver and Windshield and Tyre Insurance ($1,500 deductible), Additional Driver, Up to $2 million Third Party Liability Insurance, Airport and Local Taxes/Fees.
  • 12 nights hotel accommodation room only unless stated
  • 1.5 hr Long Ago People's Place First Nations Guided Tour including tea and bannock
  • Ferry Crossing - Dawson City - Yukon River
  • Private Return airport transfers in Vancouver 
  • Door-to-door driving directions including provincial maps with city guides and customised day by day routing maps. 
  • Reserved aircraft seats
  • 24-hour Customer Service Support from our local agent within Canada

Not Included:

  • Meals
  • Fuel for hire car
  • National Park Entrance Fees
  • Extra charge applies to hirers under 25 years of age
  • Hotel parking if applicable
  • Optional Excursions
  • Any additional items not stated
  • Weekend flight supplements (Friday-Sunday) £30 each way


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