Combine the highlights of the Yukon
and Alaska on this self-drive itinerary.
Discover the region’s gold rush history
and learn to pan for gold, join a
60-minute scenic flight over Kluane
glacier, marvel at dramatic panoramic
landscapes, keep an eye out for local
wildlife and learn about the indigenous
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Arrive into Whitehorse and collect your hire
car from the airport. Make your way to the
Sundog Retreat (one-bedroom cottage) for
2 nights. (N)
Today is at leisure to explore the city and
surrounds. This evening, by the light of the
evening sun, take a 2-hour guided walking tour
in Miles canyon, learning about important areas
of the Klondike gold rush, the native wildlife and the history of the region. (N)
Drive 5.5 hours north along the Silver Trail
today to the small town of Mayo, home
o the Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nation.
En route, pass spectacular scenery and the
historic towns of Elsa and Keno. On arrival
in Mayo, stay overnight at the North Star
Today, drive 4.5 hours north-east along the
Klondike Highway to the former gold rush town
of Dawson City. On arrival, stay 2 nights at
Aurora Inn. (N)
This morning, join a shared tour to a gold mine
and learn how to pan for gold. The afternoon is at leisure. Recommended attractions include the
Jack London Museum or a city tour. (N)
Today, travel across the border into Alaska on a
7-hour journey to Tok that includes a ferry and
expansive views from the winding ridge-top Top
of the World Highway. On arrival into Tok, stay
overnight at Cleft of the Rock Bed & Breakfast
(Miner’s Cabin). (N)
Travel back into Canada on a 7-hour journey to
Haines Junction. As you get close to the town,
the surrounding flatlands will give way to the
imposing peaks of the nearby Kluane National
Park. Stay 2 nights at the Raven Hotel. (B)
Today you will join a 60-minute scenic flight
over Kluane National Park with a bird’s-eye
view of the mountains, lakes, rivers and forests
(subject to weather conditions). Remainder of
the day at leisure. (B)
Cross the border back into Alaska today as you
drive 4 hours south to Haines. The drive will take
you across the 975-metre-high (3,200ft) Chilkat
Pass in the Coast Mountains, before dropping
down to the Alaskan coast. Stay 2 nights at Lynn
View Lodge in Haines. (B)
Today is at leisure to explore the town of Haines
and discover the history and culture of the
area. Recommended sights include the Sheldon
Museum and Cultural Centre. (N)
Travel to Skagway on a 45-minute ferry ride
(payable locally) up the Lynn Canal. On arrival,
stay 2 nights at Chilkoot Trail Outpost (Cabin
Today you will board the White Pass & Yukon
Route railway for a scenic half-day train
journey through a breathtaking panorama of
mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels
and historic sites. (B)
Drive the 3 hours back to Whitehorse in the
Yukon. En route, we recommend stopping
in Carcross, a historic town with gold rush period buildings and totem poles. On arrival
in Whitehorse, stay overnight at the Sundog
Retreat (one-bedroom cottage). (B)
Return your hire car at the airport and fly home,
or continue your holiday in Canada. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and
internal flights are not included with this
itinerary. For flight options and prices, please
speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Based on a standard SUV for 14 days.
Fuel and hotel parking is at your own expense.
Please note that this itinerary
includes a number of long drives. The drive
times stated in the itinerary are approximate
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Located in the heart of Dawson City within walking distance of many of the town's attractions, the Aurora Inn is a charming, small basic but comfortable hotel. The 18 rooms each have en suite bathrooms and wireless internet access. The hotel's facilities include a restaurant and a cosy guest lounge with complimentary tea, coffee and...
The Chilkoot Trail Outpost is a 10 room basic but comfortable bed and breakfast property located 7 miles from Skagway. The accommodation is in individual cabins each with private en suite bathroom and modern amenities. Facilities include car parking, bicycle hire and a guest...
Located just a short drive from the centre of Tok, Cleft of the Rock is a family run bed and breakfast offering a warm and friendly ambiance. The 5 cabins are located around the host's house in a wooded area offering privacy and a peaceful location. Each cabin has a private bathroom, television, mini-fridge and coffee maker. Stay includes breakfast...
Located just 3 miles from the centre of Haines, Lynn View Lodge is a basic but comfortable 3-star property with views of Lynn Canal, Chilkat Mountains, Taiya Point and Taiyasanka Harbour. The 5 rooms all have en suite bathrooms and modern amenities. Facilities include free access to the lodge's internet and car...
The North Star Motel is a basic but comfortable 3-star property, centrally located in the town of Mayo. Each of the 9 rooms has a kitchenette and wireless internet...
Located about 30 minutes' drive north of Whitehorse city, the 3-star Sundog Retreat offers spacious cottages with kitchen facilities and en suite bathrooms, situated within a 160-acre site. Facilities include an outdoor hot tub, sauna and car parking. Please note that the property does not have a...
Located just a short walk from the amenities of the village, The Raven Hotel offers basic but comfortable 3-star accommodation. The 12 rooms each have en suite bathrooms, direct outdoor access and modern amenities, including wireless internet access. Facilities include a dining room and car...
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YYA2017: 13 Nights