AYEX: 12 Day Alaska and the Yukon Explorer

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Day 1: Arrive in Whitehorse, YT

Fly to Whitehorse, the capital of the Yukon, and join the group. Your Whitehorse tour includes Miles Canyon, the Fish Ladder and the SS Klondike Sternwheeler National Historic Site.

Overnight: Whitehorse
Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Day 2: Whitehorse - Dawson City, YT

Continue north on the Klondike Highway past Lake Laberge, made famous by Robert Service’s poem, “The Cremation of Sam McGee”. Stop to view the Carmacks Interpretive River Front Boardwalk and the beautiful Five Finger Rapids. Arrive in Dawson City, the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush. Tonight visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall, Canada’s oldest and most unique casino featuring can-can girls led by Diamond Tooth Gertie herself.

Overnight: Dawson City
Hotel: Downtown Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Dawson City, YT

Revisit history today as you experience an enormous Gold Mining Dredge, one of the largest wood hulled, bucket line dredges in North America, then pan for your own fortune in gold. This afternoon relax and enjoy a leisurely afternoon as you explore the boardwalk shops of this town and recall the gold crazed frenzy of Dawson City’s past.

Overnight: Dawson City
Hotel: Downtown Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Dawson City – Tok, AK

North to Alaska! Today you travel over the Top of the World Highway and stop at the unique town of Chicken named after the state bird – the Ptarmigan that resembles a chicken. Then it’s on to the Village of Tok, where the Eagle Trail crosses the Tanana River and the sternwheelers once plied the river.

Overnight: Tok
Hotel: Young’s Motel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Tok - Fairbanks, AK

Mail your postcards this morning at the North Pole, Alaska and stop by Santa Claus House. Continue on to Fairbanks, the hub of Alaska’s heartland. This afternoon board the Sternwheeler Discovery for a cruise of the Chena and Tanana Rivers. You will see a bush plane taking off from a bush-style runway, witness the wedding of the rivers and gain insight into the ancient Athabascan Indian culture on a personalized tour of the Chena Native Village. Tonight step back in time and visit Alaskaland for a delicious baked salmon dinner, followed by a musical revue at the Palace Theatre and Saloon.

Overnight: Fairbanks
Hotel: Pike’s Waterfront Lodge
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 6: Fairbanks – Denali, AK

Incredible vistas provide a feast for the eyes today on your journey through the town of Nenana to Denali National Park & Reserve. The panoramic views of the famed Alaska Range continue to take your breath away as you see Mt McKinley – North America’s highest peak. This afternoon experience a wildlife tour into the heart of Denali National Park. This tour offers a great opportunity to see wildlife in the park, in particular, grizzly bears, caribou, moose and even wolves. Return to Denali early evening.

Overnight: Denali
Hotel: Denali Bluffs
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7: Denali – Anchorage, AK

Your destination today is Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage. Explore the past and experience the first people at the Alaska Native Heritage Centre, Anchorage’s premier cultural attraction. Hear the songs and stories and see the dancers. This evening enjoy a group dinner with your new friends.

Overnight: Anchorage
Hotel: Hilton Anchorage
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 8: Prince William Sound Cruise

Today experience one of the tour highlights, cruising the calm and protected waters of Prince William Sound accompanied by a National Forest Interpreter. The vessel hugs the coastline and icebergs glides silently by. Pulling into a bay, the vessel floats right up to a 1700-foot high active tidewater glacier, a river of ice. See otters, eagles, puffins, sea lions, whales and glacier-wildlife. Delicious onboard lunch includes prime rib and salmon. This is wild and dramatic Alaska up close.

Overnight: Anchorage
Hotel: Hilton Anchorage
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9: Anchorage – Tok, AK

This morning see stunning vistas as you travel the Glenn Richardson Highway to Gakona Junction, climbing to Mentasta Summit before descending into Tok, where you rejoin the Alaska Highway.

Overnight: Tok
Hotel: Young’s Motel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 10: Tok – Whitehorse, YT

Today depart Tok and travel back into the Yukon and historic Burwash Landing. Travel alongside the magnificent St. Elias Range and Kluane National Park & Reserve, home of Canada’s highest mountain. En route, stops are scheduled at Kluane Park Visitor Centre, Kluane Museum of Natural History and Sheep Mountain Visitor Centre near Haines Junction, home of the Dall sheep. Arrive in Whitehorse to settle in for a two-night stay.

Overnight: Whitehorse
Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Skagway, AK

Travel west over the White Pass Summit and see some of the most panoramic views of the terrain en route to Skagway. For those who like to ride the rails an optional train trip to Skagway is offered on the White Pass & Yukon Railway, following the historic Chilkoot Trail, path of the gold seekers. You will fall in love with the quaint port village of Skagway, nestled into the harbour and full of Klondike history. At the end of the day, wind your way back to Whitehorse and join fellow passengers at a Farewell to the Yukon dinner.

Overnight: Whitehorse
Hotel: Best Western Gold Rush Inn
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 12: Depart Whitehorse, YT

Today after breakfast, say goodbye to the Yukon and your new friends before you return home.

Meals: Breakfast

Prices are in US Dollars (USD), before any applicable taxes. The pricing reflects twin-sharing, per-person costs without airfare to/from the tour; however, we can book flights from your home airport for an added cost. Contact us for a no obligation quote.


 

Start Date
End Date
Price
Single Supplement
Sat 8 Jun 2019
Wed 19 Jun 2019
$4,930 USD
$1,350 USD
Sat 6 Jun 2020
Wed 17 Jun 2020
$5,085 USD
$1,385 USD
Thu 25 Jun 2020
Mon 6 Jul 2020
$5,085 USD
$1,385 USD
Sat 29 Aug 2020
Wed 9 Sep 2020
$5,085 USD
$1,385 USD

 

 


 

CAD (does not include 3.5% tax).

Please book flights to ensure arrival in Whitehorse by 12:00pm on Day 1. Flights can be booked to depart any time on last day. A Valid passport is required for all travelers to enter the United States. Anderson Vacations will now require a photocopy of each travelers passport no later than time of final payment.

Highlights



  • White Pass Summit and Skagway
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Denali National Park
  • Chena Native Village
  • Palace Grand Theatre
  • Alaskaland
  • Sternwheeler Discovery Cruise
  • Top of the World Highway
  • Gold Mining Dredge
  • Diamond Tooth Gerties
  • Five Finger Rapids
  • Carmacks Boardwalk
  • SS Klondike National Historic Site
  • Prince William Sound Cruise
  • Kluane National Park Reserve
  • Kluane Museum of Natural History

 

 

Inclusions



  • Transportation on deluxe motorcoach
  • Roundtrip airport transfers in Whitehorse
  • Professional tour leader
  • 11 nights of accommodation (3.5–4 star)
  • 20 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners.
  • 20 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

 

 

Exclusions



  • Choose to travel by train on the historic White Pass Railroad enroute to Skagway on day 11, return to Whitehorse on coach.

 

 

Hotel List



Best Western Gold Rush Inn

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

This traditional hotel in downtown Whitehorse is a 13-minute walk from S.S. Klondike National Historic Site and 5.7 km from...
... This traditional hotel in downtown Whitehorse is a 13-minute walk from S.S. Klondike National Historic Site and 5.7 km from Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport.

Relaxed rooms and suites come with TVs, coffeemakers, minifridges and microwaves. Upgraded quarters add whirlpool tubs and pull-out sofas. WiFi is free.

Amenities include a rustic bar/steakhouse, a spa, a hair salon and an exercise room.

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Downtown Hotel

Rating: 2 Star Accommodation2 Star Accommodation

A 4-minute walk from the S.S. Keno National Historic Site, this straightforward, low-rise lodging is also a 5-minute walk from...
... A 4-minute walk from the S.S. Keno National Historic Site, this straightforward, low-rise lodging is also a 5-minute walk from Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall.

Coffeemakers are offered in each room, as well as free WiFi and cable TV. Kids 11 and under stay free with an adult. Some suites add wet bars.

There's a restaurant and lounge. Amenities also include a hot tub.

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Young’s Motel

Rating: 2 Star Accommodation2 Star Accommodation

This is why you came to Alaska! Experience Alaska in a unique way and relax in one of our cozy...
... This is why you came to Alaska! Experience Alaska in a unique way and relax in one of our cozy cabins. Two queen beds, flatscreen TV with satellite, WiFi, full modern bathrooms, coffee makers, and spacious porch. Reserve early, check-in at Fast Eddy’s Restaurant next door.
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Pike’s Waterfront Lodge

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

On the banks of the Chena River, this casual hotel is a mile from Fairbanks International Airport, 2.6 miles from...
... On the banks of the Chena River, this casual hotel is a mile from Fairbanks International Airport, 2.6 miles from Pioneer Park amusement center and 4 miles from the University of Alaska Museum of the North.

Unassuming rooms with old-school furnishings offer flat-screen TVs, and most have free Wi-Fi. Some rooms have balconies overlooking the river, minifridges and microwaves. Rustic log cabins feature private decks, kitchenettes and sitting rooms.

There's an understated riverside restaurant, and a lounge with a bar, along with mini-golf and a putting green.

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Denali Bluffs

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

Situated on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain with panoramic views of the Nenana River and Denali National Park, this seasonal...
... Situated on the slopes of Sugarloaf Mountain with panoramic views of the Nenana River and Denali National Park, this seasonal lodge complex is 2.7 miles from the park's visitor center.

Spread across 12 buildings, all of the traditional, cabin-style rooms have free Wi-Fi, cable TV and coffeemakers. Several rooms include private balconies with mountain views.

The main lodge has a sitting area surrounding a stone fireplace, a casual bar and grill, and a coffee shop.

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Hilton Anchorage

Rating: 3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation3 Star Accommodation

This modern downtown hotel is an 8-minute walk to the Anchorage Museum and 5.3 miles to Ted Stevens Anchorage International...
... This modern downtown hotel is an 8-minute walk to the Anchorage Museum and 5.3 miles to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

All rooms (some with mountain or water views) offer contemporary decor and custom-designed beds, plus desks, 37-inch flat-screen TVs and WiFi. Executive rooms provide access to the Club Lounge, Monday to Friday. Suites add sitting areas.

Amenities include a relaxed bar and a cafe offering Alaskan and American cuisine, plus a fitness center, an indoor pool and a steam room.

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