Monday 1st of June 2020 until Monday 31st of August 2020
Discover the Yukon - 15 Days / 14 Nights - from $4889* per person (with Adventure World).
Explore the Yukon Territory on this comprehensive self-drive trip. Break up the driving days with three nights at Frances Lake Lodge, a small lodge in a wild, beautiful setting. Further into your journey, enjoy two nights at Inn on the Lake, a year round resort recently listed by National Geographic Traveller as one of the Top 150 places to stay.
Upon arrival you will pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel.
WHITEHORSE - WATSON LAKE
Drive the Alaska Highway towards Watson Lake. Upon arrival in Watson Lake visit the Signpost Forest and the Northern Lights Centre. In the 50 foot dome, impressive films about the colourful Aurora Borealis are shown daily.
WATSON LAKE - FRANCES LAKE
Today you will drive along the Robert Campbell Highway to Frances Lake. At Frances Lake, park your car and, enjoy a 30 minute boat ride to the lodge. Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge is one of the Yukon’s most beautiful and private wilderness getaways on a secluded lake near the foot of the Canadian Rockies. At the lodge the hosts will show you to your own cosy cabin before inviting you to the main lodge for a flavourful and hearty dinner. The lodge boasts an awesome view of the Logan Mountains and also features a bright and comfortable living room equipped with a small library.
Your time at Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge will be at your own leisure: take a guided excursion by boat to an abandoned trading post of the famous Hudson Bay Company, or grab a fishing boat and try your luck. Learn the basics of paddling and explore the area around the lodge in one of the canoes or kayaks or hike the wellmarked trails intersecting the area close to the lodge. You may also choose to embark on an interpretive historical or botanical hike with an experienced local guide.
Enjoy another beautiful day at your leisure to explore Frances Lake.
FRANCES LAKE - CARMACKS
Take the boat back to the highway, pick up your rental car and continue your drive on the Robert Campbell Highway to Carmacks.
CARMACKS - DAWSON CITY
Drive north along the Klondike Highway. Soon after Carmacks you will arrive at the viewing point of the Five Finger Rapids. Later reach Minto from where it is possible to do a side trip to the abandoned community Fort Selkirk. At the intersection with the Silver Trail Highway drive west towards Dawson City. You will follow the Yukon River for part of your journey.
Today enjoy a guided visit of the former town site of Gold Bottom, a once thriving community that boasted a population of close to 5,000 people during the hey-day of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. Enjoy the old gold rush atmosphere of Dawson City.
DAWSON CITY - TOK
Cross the Yukon River by ferry and drive the Top of the World Highway towards Tok. Weather permitting, you will have incredible views of far reaching countryside from the highway. Follow the Taylor Highway to the Alaska Highway and continue east towards Tok.
TOK - HAINES JUNCTION
Drive the Alaska Highway to Haines Junction.
HAINES JUNCTION - HAINES
Drive the Haines Highway along the perimeter of Kluane National Park towards Haines. Just before Haines, the highway leads through the Chilkat Valley and its bald eagle preserve.
HAINES - SKAGWAY
Today take the Alaska Marine Highway ferry from Haines to the old gold rush city of Skagway.
SKAGWAY - INN ON THE LAKE
In the morning explore the Gold Rush town of Skagway. Later drive the Klondike Highway north towards Whitehorse and Marsh Lake. On your way you will pass the small community of Carcross, Carcross desert and Emerald Lake. For the next two nights you will stay in first class style at Inn on the Lake. This is one of the few places in North America where you can stay and see the Aurora Borealis in the same place.
INN ON THE LAKE
Today you have time to hike, canoe, mountain bike or just to relax in this beautiful and quiet setting.
INN ON THE LAKE - WHITEHORSE
Today drive to Whitehorse and depending on your flight departure time you may have some more time to explore the capital of the Yukon. The return of your car ends your journey.
Includes: 14 nights accommodation including three nights at Frances Lake Lodge and two nights at Inn on the Lake including activities, 14 days car rental, ferry from Haines to Skagway and directions and information pack
Departs: Daily, Jun-Aug 2020.
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