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Highlights of the Yukon Fly Drive

  • Whitehorse
  • Skagway
  • Haines
  • Haines Junction
  • Tok
  • Dawson City
  • 9 nights from
  • £1,859 per person
  • Trip Code: SD-840

Holiday Overview

 

For a unique experience and an unforgettable trip into nature, we recommend a visit to Yukon!  Often described as ‘a land that is larger than life’, Yukon is home to some of the world’s most spectacular skies and is filled with wild places that are still wild to this day.  Covering an area almost twice the size of the UK, but with a population of just 35,000 (or so), more than 80% of the Yukon is wilderness and home to bears, bald eagles and Dall sheep, to name just a few.

 

Yukon is also a magical place to visit at any time of the year; from the magical midnight sun in summer to clear starry nights with northern lights in early autumn through to early spring, every season offers visitors vibrant rich cultural experiences, stunning scenery, and each season boasts its own unique wildlife viewing.

 

 

Highlights of the Yukon Fly Drive includes:

  • Return Flights from the UK
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Intermediate Car Hire (We recommend adding Sat Nav and upgrading to a SUV or 4x4 due to the terrain)
  • Various photo opportunities such as: Emerald Lake and Klukshu - a native summer fishing camp
  • Visit Yukon wildlife preserve
  • Visit Kluane National Park
  • Ferry ride along the Lynn Canal
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Day 1 - Arrive Whitehorse

Welcome to the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. Whitehorse is the capital of the Yukon Territory and at 22,000 people is the largest city in Canada’s North. Everything about the Yukon is big, even the log skyscraper in town. After checking in to your hotel, take some time to explore the city and get a feel of what’s in store.

Featured accommodation

Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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Day 2 - Whitehorse (Yukon Wildlife Preserve)

Time to explore the region and take advantage of all that Whitehorse has to offer. Visit the Yukon Wildlife Preserve (included), this unique wildlife viewing property featuring 10 species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural environment. Encompassing over 700 acres with various natural habitats, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers unparalleled wildlife viewing and photo opportunities.

Featured accommodation

Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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Day 3 - Whitehorse to Haines Junction (154 km/ 96 miles)

Depart Whitehorse today for an an easy two hour drive along the historic Alaska Highway to Haines Junction. This town is the only thing not huge in Kluane country with a population of 800 residents, which is fewer than the number of grizzly bears in Kluane National Park. The park is home to Canada’s highest peak and the world’s largest non-polar Icefields that lie behind the façade of mountains that provide the town’s spectacular backdrop. For a truly unforgettable experience, take an air tour over the park. From above some of the planet’s largest glaciers, you’ll get a true sense of the scale and magnificence created by nature.

Featured accommodation

The Raven Hotel

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Day 4 - Kluane National Park (250 km/155 miles)

Leaving along the Haines Highway, the road climbs from the Chilkat River Valley to the windswept Chikat Pass. You skirt the boundaries of the Tatshenini-Alesk Provincial Park of British Columbia and Kluane National Park in the Yukon, part of the largest contiguous area of protected wilderness on earth, and a United Nations World Heritage Site.

Featured accommodation

The Raven Hotel

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Day 5 - Haines Junction to Tok (467 km / 290 mi)

This morning go on a short hiking trip before driving north along the shores of beautiful Kluane Lake. Stopover at Sheep Mountain and look out for Dall sheep gracing alongside the mountain slopes. Your journey continues on the famous Alaska Highway through endless wilderness areas. Arrive in Tok, often referred to as the “Dog Mushing Capital of Alaska”. Welcome back to Alaska.

Featured accommodation

Fox n Fireweed Cabins

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Day 6 - Tok to Dawson City (297 km / 185 mi)

The Top of the World Highway (please note this is a partly gravel road) brings you through spectacular backcountry and gold mining areas. When the highway reaches its highest elevation incredible views into farreaching countryside open up. Before you reach Dawson City, you’ll cross the Yukon River by the government-run ferry. With your arrival in Dawson City you might feel you just landed in a different century. Experience the old Klondike in its well-kept color and fame.

Featured accommodation

Aurora Inn

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Day 7 - & 8 Dawson City

A full day to visit the various historical sights of Dawson City: SS Keno – the last steamer to run the Yukon River from Whitehorse, the Jack London Interpretive Center with the poets original cabin, the city museum with audiovisual presentations, Dredge #4 – build in 1912 on famous Bonanza Creek, the Grand Palace Theatre – home of the “ Gaslight Follies Show “ and Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino with legal gambling tables and “ Can-Can” floor shows. Do not miss the short drive on the Ridge Road to the top of the Midnight Dome with excellent views over Dawson, the Ogilvie Mountains, and the Yukon and Klondike Rivers.

Featured accommodation

Aurora Inn

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Day 9 - Dawson City to Whitehorse (532 km / 333 mi)

Going south, enjoy the raw beauty of the surrounding landscape. Stopover at the Five Finger Rapids and hike down to the shore of the Yukon River. In late afternoon you will reach Yukon’s capital city, Whitehorse - a city with a unique combination of pioneer values and urban sophistication.

Featured accommodation

Best Western Gold Rush Inn

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Day 10 - Whitehorse

After check-out of your hotel your Yukon Self Drive adventure comes to an end.

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