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Yukon & Alaska Explorer Fly Drive

Whitehorse * Haine's Junction * Beaver Creek * Fairbanks * Denali NP * Anchorage * Tok * Dawson City * Whitehorse

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 spectacular holiday offers a truly unique experience just few hundred kilometers below the Arctic Circle.

15 days from £3,272 per person twin share includes scheduled flights

Itinerary

Day 1 - UK to Whitehorse
Your Yukon and Alaska holiday starts with a departure from Heathrow o­n your Air Canada flight to Whitehorse via Vancouver. On arrival, transfer independently to your hotel in central Whitehorse. Pick-up your Canada Roadbook at the front desk as you check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this historic town.
Overnight (1): Whitehorse - Coast High Country Inn

Day 2 - Whitehorse to Haine's Junction (154 km)
Today you will collect you car and begin your northern adventure as you head west through the small villages of the territory to Haine’s Junction, situated on the edge of the massive Kluane National Park.
Overnight (1): Haine’s Junction - Raven Hotel

Day 3 - Haine's Junction to Beaver Creek (291 km)
Today you continue west, stopping just short of the international border. Hiking trails of various skill levels are all close by and easily accessible along the Alaska Highway. After checking into your hotel, depart on an incredible flightseeing tour to see the incredible sights of Kluane National Park from spectacular heights. The St. Elias mountains rise up from the sweeping lines of the glacier fields, the highest being Mt. Logan at almost 6000 metres making it the second-highest point in North America. After a day of exploration, spend some time at the hotel’s large fire pit for some camaraderie with your fellow guests under the gleaming Yukon stars.
Overnight (1): Beaver Creek - Discovery Yukon Lodgings

Day 4 - Beaver Creek to Fairbanks (500 km)
Crossing into the United States, you travel the Alaska Highway en route to Fairbanks, travelling through a chain of small towns that have played parts in the stories and history of Alaska such as Tok, Delta Junction and Eielson. This intriguing community is administrative hub of Alaska’s interior, located less than 200 km south of the Arctic Circle.
Overnight (1): Fairbanks - Westmark Fairbanks Hotel

Day 5 - Fairbanks to Denali NP (265 km)
Today’s route takes you along the George Parks Highway, across the Tanana River and on to Denali National Park. The towering mountains, wide valleys, roaring rivers and rippling streams of Alaska’s interior offer visitors excellent opportunities for outdoor  activities. You may decide to independently arrange hiking, fishing or canoeing against the backdrop of a pristine wilderness. Driving south, you will soon see Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest peak at 6193 m – an eternal sentinel that marks the entrance into Denali National Park.
Overnights (2): Denali National Park - Denali Grizzly Bear Resort.

Day 6 - Denali National Park
Today you may decide to independently explore some of the many day hike trails Denali National Park. The protected parklands stretch out serenely beneath the shadows of the majestic Mount McKinley, giving visitors the opportunity to see moose, caribou, grizzly bears and Dall sheep. Many of the animals can often be spotted in plain view from the access roads.

Day 7 - Denali NP to Anchorage (380 km)
Today you will continue your adventure southbound, traversing vast woodlands of spruce, birch and aspen. Descending from the interior, Alaska’s great geographical diversity becomes evident as the dense evergreen forests and windswept mountains give way to the lush Matanuska River Valley. The Matanuska River Valley is the richest agricultural region in Alaska, where 20-hour summer days produce giant vegetables. Before dusk, you will reach Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, located at the head of Cook Inlet. Overnights (2): Anchorage - Westmark Hotel or Anchorage Springhill Suites

Day 8 - Anchorage
Today is yours to experience the modern city of Anchorage and its surroundings. Explore Chugach National Forest, a wildlife-photographer's delight that is also popular with anglers and hikers. You may decide to have a relaxing day in town, visiting the Anchorage Tourism Centre, or perhaps a leisurely stroll through the beautiful displays of the Anchorage Botanical Gardens featuring more than 1100 species of hardy perennials and over 150 native arctic plant species. End the day on a waterside patio and perhaps a dinner of famous Alaskan crab!

Day 9 - Anchorage to Tok (520 km)
Today depart Anchorage and travel east along the highways just above the fjords and inlets that help create some of the most dramatic park settings in the north. Perhaps pack a picnic lunch before leaving Anchorage and stop at milepost marker 101 and the large Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Area. This is a popular location to stop and take advantage of the easy walking trail that parallels the glacier and the Matanuska River. A pavilion provides shelter and a resting spot for those who wish to simply sit and enjoy the view. Continue on to Tok where the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight (1): Tok - Tok Motel

Day 10 - Tok to Dawson City (300 km)
For a true sense of the wilds of the north, today’s route will bring out the adventurer in you. Striking back towards the border through some of the most untouched wilderness in North America, you pass back over into Canada at Little Gold Camp – the highest border crossing between the two countries. Following the aptly-named Top-of-the-World Highway the road continues on to riverside town of Dawson City, one of the major focal points of the 18th century Gold Rush where prospectors made and lost their fortunes.
Overnights (2): Dawson Creek - Westmark Inn or Aurora Inn

Day 11 - Dawson City
Relive the days of prospecting with a day of independent exploration of this historic city. Many original buildings have stood the test of time, while others have been faithfully restored to either their original grandeur, or rustic ruggedness. Take the day to tour the historic landmarks of Dawson City and visit the surrounding goldfields that still resonate with the Klondike’s “Spirit of ’98”. You may choose to try your hand at panning for gold at an authentic, working gold claim. For a slightly different venue, visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall and try your luck at any of the establishment’s games of chance.

Day 12 - Dawson City to Whitehorse (535 km)
The Klondike Highway is your access route back to the southern region of the Yukon. Along the way, you will catch glimpses of the mighty Stewart River before it joins with the mighty Yukon River for its 3,500 km journey up to Alaska’s Bering Sea. You will be passing through the traditional hunting grounds of the Kaska Indians, where bears, wolves, lynx and moose roam in abundance. You may choose to stop at one of the gold rush staging posts and Bonanza Creek to see the origins of the Gold Rush and the way of life those early prospectors experienced. Arriving in Whitehorse, relax after a long day of travelling at your hotel or perhaps visit one of the many eateries around town.
Overnights (2): Whitehorse - Coast High Country Inn

Day 13 - Whitehorse (640 km)
Today you embark on a full-day scenic trip along the South Klondike Highway to Fraser, British Columbia. Upon arrival, you board the world-famous narrow gauge White Pass & Yukon Route Railway to journey through areas that still echo with the hardships and fortunes of the past such as Glacier Gorge, Dead Horse Gulch and Bridal Veil Falls. The route travels over the White Pass Summit, offering views from a height of 880m before ending in Skagway, Alaska. Return by motorcoach to Whitehorse to relax for the evening at your hotel.

Day 14 - Whitehorse to UK
Today your northern adventure comes to an end as you do your last minute shopping before returning your car the the airport for your overnight flight via Vancouver back to the UK.

Day 15 - Arrive UK
 

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Departure Between
2017 Prices
Twin Share
 
16 - 21 May £3,272 Quote
22 - 30 May £3,272 Quote
31 May - 21 Jun £3,329 Quote
22 - 30 Jun £3,647 Quote
01 - 31 Jul £3,647 Quote
01 - 16 Aug £3,647 Quote
17 - 21 Aug £3,329 Quote

 

3 Star4 Star5 Star
WhitehorseCoast High Country Inn Whitehorse
Haines JunctionRaven Hotel
Beaver CreekDiscovery Yukon Lodgings
FairbanksWestmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center
Denali National ParkDenali Grizzly Bear Resort
AnchorageAnchorage Springhill Suites
TokTok Motel
Dawson CityWestmark Inn Dawson City
WhitehorseCoast High Country Inn Whitehorse

Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled Air Canada flights from Heathrow to Whitehorse via Vancouver
  • Airport taxes, security charges and Air Passenger Duty
  • 13 nights hotel accommodation room only unless stated
  • 13 days hire of a “Fully Inclusive” Standard SUV hire car with Unlimited Mileage, Taxes, 1 Extra Driver
  • Day 3, 1 hour Flightseeing Tour of Kluane National Park
  • Day 13, Full-day White Pass & Yukon Route Sightseeing Trip
  • A personalised Canada Roadbook containing essential travel information featuring overview notes of the area of travel, local sightseeing and attractions, daily itinerary highlights, provincial maps with city guides and customised day-by-day routing maps
  • 24-hour customer service support provided by our local agent within Alaska and Yukon

Not Included:

  • Meals unless stated
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Extra charge applies to renters under 25 years of age
  • National Parks entrance fees if applicable
  • Hotel parking if applicable
  • Weekend Flight Supplement(Friday-Sunday) £30pp each way


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