Monday, July 15, 2024

SDR 09 Yukon Goldrush Self Drive Tour

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7 Days Yukon Highlights Self Drive Tour
Follow the trail of the stampeders from Whitehorse along the Yukon River to Dawson City - the heart of the Klondike Goldrush. Admire the endless vistas as you travel on "Top of the World Highway" and spend some time in Kluane National Park and Skagway.

Day 1: Whitehorse - Skagway

Pick up your rental car at the Airport. On your way to Skagway you pass through the historic community of Carcross and past the ruins of the Venus Mine on Windy Arm of Tagish Lake. Near the summit of the Klondike Highway Pass you'll encounter a scene that resembles a moonscape more than any earthly vista. Ancient, twisted trees cling to rocks polished smooth by prehistoric glaciers, or crumbled by years of erosion. Myriad waterfalls, several glaciers and glimpses of the White Pass Railroad and White Pass Trail are among the highlights of the drive from the summit to seaside Skagway.

Day 2: Skagway

A place exists in Alaska where the past lives on, where the cries of "gold in the Yukon" still echo from steep canyon walls, where the sounds of barroom pianos and boomtown crowds ring out in the night. Explore the romance and excitement of yesteryear still lingering around every street corner. Don't miss a ride on the White Pass & Yukon Railroad and join a historic walking tour of Skagway (free!) hosted by the local guides.

Day 3: Skagway - Haines - Beaver Creek

This morning board the ferry for a scenic trip across Lynn Canal. From Haines continue on to Kluane National Park, a natural treasure and World Heritage Site. Encompassing breathtaking views of lush valleys, mountain ranges and the world's largest non-polar icefields, the park offers many hiking and walking trails. Stop at Mount Wallace, better known as Sheep Mountain where you have the chance to spot the rare white dall sheep. Continue on the Alaska Highway, cross the Alaska border in Beaver Creek.

Day 4: Beaver Creek - Dawson City

Continue driving north along the Alaska Pipeline towards Tok. From here an adventure begins as you travel on the gravel road towards the town of "Chicken". Enjoy scenic views from the "Top of the World" Highway before crossing the mighty Yukon River and reaching Dawson City. Enjoy the long daylight hours and stroll through the historic townsite or along the banks of the Yukon River.

Day 5: Dawson City

There is much to do and explore in the Dawson City area. Visit the gold fields, pan for gold and take a guided tour of the Gold Dredge #4. Drive up to the Dome and enjoy amazing vistas of the Dawson area. In the evening join the "Diamond Tooth Gertie's" gambling hall and show, recreating a atmosphere of a goldrush saloon at the turn of the century.

Day 6: Dawson City - Whitehorse

Say goodbye to Dawson City. As you drive along the Klondike Highway you pass through the small communities of Stewart Crossing, Pelly, and Carmacks. Stop at the Five Finger Rapids and walk down to the Yukon River. Here you can linger just a little longer before finishing your drive to Whitehorse.

Day 7: Whitehorse

Last time to enjoy a walk along Miles Canyon or visit the Souvenir Shops in the downtown area. Drop off the rental car at the airport. Tour extension on request.

Services Included

  • 6 Nights Hotel Accommodation Superior Category
  • Hotel Tax
  • 7 Day Compact Rental Car (Chevrolet Cobalt or similar)
  • 200 Free KM / Day
  • Licensing Fee
  • Rental Car Taxes, Airport Tax & Fees
  • Alaska Ferry Transportation Skagway - Haines / Car
  • Alaska Ferry Transportation Skagway - Haines / Passengers
  • Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information

Departures: Daily from May 10 - September 19

Rates per Person in CAD$ | Superior Hotel Single Double Triple Quad
May 10 - May 31
$ 1713.00
$ 1025.00
$ 770.00
$ 670.00
June 01 - August 31
$ 1785.00
$ 810.00
$ 690.00
September 01 - September 15
$ 1713.00
$ 1025.00
$ 770.00
$ 670.00

Optional Upgrades & Additional Charges
Children (up to 17 years, if staying in the adult's room) $ 40.00
Skagway: White Pass & Yukon Railroad Summit Tour $ 130.00
Upgrade: Midsize Rental Car (Pontiac G6, Crysler Sebring or similar) $ 55.00
Upgrade: Fullsize Rental Car (Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Charger or similar) $ 120.00
Upgrade: 4x4 SUV Rental Car (Jeep Liberty, Chevrolet Trail Blazer or similar) $ 260.00
Upgrade: Mini Van (Chevrolet Uplander, Chevrolet Astro or similar) $ 410.00