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  • Self Drive Tours

    Our extensive selection of Alaska and Northern Canada custom self drive tour packages include a choice of moderate and first-class hotels and lodges, a rental car and sightseeing tours. All packages are well designed to provide a maximum of convenience and comfort and may be the perfect way to explore the "Land of the Midnight Sun" after your cruise or rail tour.  
  • Alaska Rail Tours

    We are featuring one of the largest selection of comprehensive and affordable standard or first-class rail tour packages in Alaska. Our destinations include: Anchorage, the Denali - and Kenai Fjords National Parks, Talkeetna & Fairbanks. Choose between luxurious dome and vintage car options, a large hotel selection and sightseeing tours throughout the State of Alaska.
  • Wildlife Observation

    We provide an extensive selection of world-class outdoor soft adventure tours. Among them are: Bear Viewing at Brooks Lodge, Rafting on the Tatshenshini - and Alsek Rivers, Kayak Tours at Glacier Bay, Hking Trips throughout the remote Brooks Range and many Wilderness and Fishing Resorts accessible only by floatplane. The choice for unlimited adventure is yours
  • Custom Tour Packages

    We provide the freedom to design your own group - or individual tour package. Choose your preferred hotels, transportation, sightseeing tour and other additional programs for a totally personalized tour itinerary within Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory. Our comprehensive rates are widely recognized as the best within the Alaska tourism industry.
  • Individual Winter Tours

    The 1149-Mile Iditarod from Anchorage to Nome along the Bering Sea as well as the 1000-Mile Yukon Quest from Whitehorse to Fairbanks are recognized as the most competitive and challenging sled dog races in the world. The winter months are also the best time for Northern Lights  viewing and Heli or downhill skiing at the Alyeska Resort.
  • National Park Adventures

    The customized "Discover National Parks" multiple day travel packages are available with flight, car and railroad transportation options throughout Alaska and the Yukon. Our tours including first-class wilderness lodging, national park sightseeing, wildlife viewing, guided hiking and backcountry lodging at Denali, Glacier Bay, Katmai and Kluane.

SDR 07 Super Natural Alaska Self Drive Tour

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14 Days Off-The-Beaten-Track Alaska Driving Tour
The Wrangell / St. Elias National Park with McCarthy and the Kennicott Mill, the Denali Highway, Denali State Park and the Prince William Sound are them main highlights of this incredible self drive tour. Take your time to discover the wild heart of Alaska.

Day 1: Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage during the day. Pick up your rental car and check in your hotel in downtown Anchorage. Spend the remaining afternoon to visit the sights of the Alaskan City, explore the busy downtown area or stroll along the coastal trail with splendid views of Mt. Denali and the "Sleeping Lady". We can arrange a guided city sightseeing tour upon request.

Day 2: Anchorage - Denali National Park

Leave Anchorage and drive north on the Parks Highway towards Matanuska Valley. Stopover at Talkeetna whose wilderness location at the base of Mt. Denali and at the confluence of three wild rivers makes an ideal center for outdoor enthusiasts, climbers, and tourists. The mountains, rivers, glaciers, and meadows in the area provide superb sightseeing, especially by air. Ask us for the different flightseeing trips offered to Mt. Denali including an optional glacier landing. The highway travels across Broad Pass, one of the lowest summits along the North American mountain system, but feeling very top-of-the-world, with its alpine valleys and mountain peaks on either side. Continue to Denali Village at the border of Denali National Park.

Day 3: Denali National Park Wildlife Tour

Today experience the wildlife and wonderful sceneries of Alaska's Denali National Park. In the morning drive to Denali Visitor Center where your wildlife tour begins. Pick up your pre-reserved tickets and explore the center if time allows. Board the bus, sit back, enjoy the scenery and look out for wildlife. Your driver informs you about the history of Denali National Park, its diverse wildlife and flora. Once a bear, caribou or another animal has been spotted the bus will stop that everyone can watch and take pictures. Your wildlife tour runs all the way to Eielson Visitor Center, a four hour drive or to Wonder Lake - on request. You can get off the bus anytime you wish and take a stroll, go hiking and enjoy Denali's unique landscape. By hand signal the next available bus will stop for you to get on. Return to Denali Village in the evening.

Day 4: Denali National Park - Denali Highway or Glenn Highway - Copper Center

Today you have the choice to either travel on the Denali Highway - one of the last great wilderness gravel roads or take the scenic Glenn Highway. Both highways offer truly magnificent sceneries: stop at the Matanuska Glacier, visit the Musk Ox Farm, or explore the Tangle Lakes district with dense concentrations of archaeological resources. Once you have reached the Richardson Highway, you may get a breathtaking view of Mt. Deborah, Mt. Sanford and Mt. Drum. Watch native fishwheels turning at nearby Copper River bridge, home of the famous Copper River Red Salmon. Distance: 250 Miles (Denali Highway), 360 miles (Glenn Highway).

Day 5: Copper Center

You have time for plenty of sidetrips to explore archaeological sites, paddle wild rivers or hike the alpine tundra. The region is a land of tundra-covered rolling hills forms the divide between two wild and scenic rivers, the Delta and the Gulkana. The area is home to a fabulous diversity of wildlife. Moose, black and grizzly bears, and caribou roam the open spaces and forests. You can explore the southern Richardson Highway to day, stopover at Worthington Glacier and visit Valdez. Valdez - often called “ the Switzerland of Alaska” and a gateway for salmon fishing trips and narrated cruises to the magnificent Columbia Glacier.

Day 6: Copper Center - McCarthy/Kennicott (Wrangell/St. Elias Nat. Park)

Short drive to Chitina and park your car at the airport. From here take a scenic flightseeing trip (included) to Kennicott/McCarthy. You will see the Kennicott Glacier as it winds its way 25 miles to the North where it tumbles off the South East face of Mt. Blackburn. The Root and Gates Glaciers flow from ridges of Mt. Regal to join the Kennicott forming one of the most spectacular vistas in the park. Check into your hotel. This afternoon join a guided glacier hike on the Root Glacier. After meeting your guide and getting fitted for crampons, you'll start out on the 1.8 mile hike to the "white ice" of the Root. Once on the ice you will explore other-worldly formations unlike anything else you have ever seen: blue pools, waterfalls, canyons, crevasses and moulin holes drilled hundreds of feet deep into the ice by the flowing meltwater

Day 7: McCarthy/Kennicott (Wrangell/St. Elias Nat. Park)

The Wrangell/St. Elias National Park is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site and largest U.S. national park, about the size of six Yellowstones. Explore the pure wilderness, tundra and glaciers on a flightseeing trip over the park, during a guided hiking tour or while rafting down the Chitina River. Enjoy a guided walk through the remnants of the former Kennicott Copper Mill. The mine was abandoned in 1938 but many of the historic buildings still stand as they were on that last day, leaving a living history of those rugged days of high adventure.

Day 8: McCarthy/Kennicott - Matanuska Glacier

Return to Chitina onboard a comfortable passenger van on the 60-mile McCarthy Road. Optional: Return to Chitina by air. Follow the path of the Copper River & Northwestern Railway, nicknamed 'Can't Run and Never Will'. You will stop at the Kuskulana River, which is a 525' steel bridge built in 1911 that spans a 283 ft. gorge, and at the Gilahina River railroad wooden trestle.  Your van tour ends in Chitina where you left your car. Continue along the Glenn Highway towards Anchorage. You'll be treated to vistas of forested slopes, glacier-filled valleys and snowy peaks of the Mentasta and Wrangell mountain ranges. The road cuts through the fertile, crop-producing Matanuska Valley and passes right above the Matanuska Glacier. An excellent place to examine glacier-borne rocks and to peer down into crevices since the lower end of the glacier is relatively flat and easily clambered upon. Overnight in a Alaska Cabin, enjoying the mountain scenery from your private deck. You can watch Dall Sheep through a telescope or relax in the sauna or hot tub after a day of traveling or hiking.

Day 9: Matanuska Glacier - Girdwood / Cooper Landing

Continue traveling through the fertile Matanuska Valley and pass Anchorage. The Seward Highway is one of Alaska's most scenic highway. It twists and turns along the base of the Chugach Mountains and the shore of Turnagain Arm. The landscape varies from the muddy waters of Turnagain Arm to the icy blue glaciers that hang almost to the sea. Today you overnight in Girdwood, home to Alyeska Ski Resort. Don't miss the gondola ride to the top of Mount Alyeska, offering a splendid view of Turnagain Arm and the Chuchach Mountain Range.

Day 10: Cooper Landing - Seward

It is only a short drive to Seward, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Board the ship at 11:30 am for a thrilling full-day cruise through Kenai Fjords National Park and Chiswell Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Covering 110-miles, the trip is narrated by a National Park Ranger, who is highly adept at spotting wildlife, pointing out the many spectacular sights, and fielding any questions you may have. Wildlife is abundant throughout Kenai Fjords National Park, and the tidewater glaciers are massive. You'll visit the mighty Aialik Glacier where guests often witness calving - a process by which glaciers shed giant blocks and slabs of ancient ice - from a close distance. The cruise also offers the good chance to spot whales in Alaska.

Optional: If you would like to see more of Kenai Fjords National Park then join the 9 hours Northwestern Fjords Cruise, covering 150-miles. Experience the glacially carved region known for its five tidewater glaciers, steep cliffs, and rich waters abundant with wildlife. A continental breakfast and lunch is included.

Day 11: Seward - Homer

Your driving vacation continues on the Kenai Peninsula towards Homer. The paved highway comes to an abrupt conclusion at the tip of the Homer Spit, almost 5 miles out of Kachemak Bay. In the late afternoon you may take a cruise to Halibut Cove, a charming village on Ismailof Island across Kachemak Bay. The highlight of the cruise to Halibut Cove is a visit to Gull Island, home to a bird sanctuary. Kachemak Bay is teeming with sea life - sea otters, seals, whales, porpoises. Spend three hours to explore Halibut Cove, stroll along the boardwalk, visit the art galleries or enjoy a delicious dinner at the renown "The Saltry" restaurant, specializing in seafood.

Day 12: Homer

Today we recommend to visit one of Alaska's best bear viewing destinations - Katmai & Lake Clark National Park. They feature the world's highest concentration of brown bears. Fly by bushplane from Homer to Lake Clark National Park on the west side of Cook Inlet. Spend time in Alaska's wilderness viewing and photographing magnificent brown bears along the coast. Here it's not unheard of to spot 30 bears fishing for salmon or digging for clams. You will be able to move freely about while observing safe bear viewing practices in the company of one of the well-trained guides. You are ensured not to fight any crowds pf people. Another option is to go for a full day fishing for Halibut or Salmon, rent a sea kayak and explore Kachemak Bay, one of the richest marine estuaries in the world. Go on a hiking trip to glaciers, mountain lakes and explore miles of uninhabited beaches.

Day 13: Homer - Anchorage

Leave Kenai Peninsula and drive north towards Kenai, famous for the Kenai King Salmon - the world's largest salmon. If time allows try a exhilarating and fun rafting or float trip down the Kenai River. Continue along Seward highway traveling past salt water bays, ice blue glaciers and alpine valleys. You have a great chance to spot a bear, moose and dall sheeps along the way. Arrive in Anchorage and check in your hotel. Spend the last evening visiting one of Anchorage excellent seafood restaurants.

Day 14: Anchorage

It is your last opportunity to shop for some souvenirs before catching your flight back home.

Services Included


  • 13 Nights Hotel Accommodation - Superior or Deluxe Category
  • Hotel Tax
  • 14 Days Compact Size Rental Car (Chevrolet Cobalt or similar)
  • Unlimited Free Mileage 
  • Licensing Fee
  • Rental Car Taxes, Airport Tax & Fees
  • Denali National Park Wildlife Shuttle Bus Tour to Eielson Visitor Center
  • Kennicott: 1/2 Root Glacier Hike
  • Kennecott Mill Town Walking Tour
  • Scenic Flight from Chitina to Kennicott/McCarthy
  • Van Tour from Kennicott/McCarthy to Chitina
  • 6 hr Kenai Fjords National Park Wildlife & Glacier Cruise
  • Seward Harbout Tax, Park Fee 
  • Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information

Departures: Daily from May 10 - September 15


Rates per Person in US$ | Superior Hotel Single Double Triple Quad
May 10 - May 31
$ 4730.00
$ 2720.00
$ 2150.00
$ 1840.00
June 01 - August 31
$ 5980.00
$ 3360.00
$ 2580.00
$ 2170.00
September 01 - September 15
$ 4730.00
$ 2720.00
$ 2150.00
$ 1840.00

Rates per Person in US$ | Deluxe Hotel Single Double Triple Quad
May 10 - May 31
$ 5370.00
$ 3035.00
$ 2360.00
$ 2015.00
June 01 - August 31
$ 6860.00
$ 3780.00
$ 2860.00
$ 2370.00
September 01 - September 15
$ 5370.00
$ 3035.00
$ 2360.00
$ 2015.00

Optional Upgrades & Additional Charges
Children (up to 17 years, if staying in the adult's room) $ 750.00
Homer: Full Day Bear Viewing $ 875.00
McCarthy: Round Trip Flight from Chitina - McCarthy/Kennicott $249.00
Upgrade: Midsize Rental Car (Pontiac G6, Crysler Sebring or similar) $ 10.00 / day
Upgrade: Fullsize Rental Car (Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Charger or similar) $ 98.00 / day
Upgrade: 4x4 SUV Rental Car (Jeep Liberty, Chevrolet Trail Blazer or similar) $ 180.00 / day
Upgrade: Mini Van (Chevrolet Uplander, Chevrolet Astro or similar) $ 98.00 / day

 

SDR 08 Northern Alaska Self Drive Tour

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14 Days Northern Alaska and Dalton Highway Driving Tour
Travel the Dalton Highway to the Far North of Alaska. North America's most scenic and beautiful wilderness road leads you along the Alaska Pipeline, passed the Brooks Range to Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay.

Day 1: Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage during the day. Pick up your rental car and check in your hotel in downtown Anchorage. Spend the remaining afternoon to visit the sights of the Alaskan City, explore the busy downtown area or stroll along the coastal trail with splendid views of Mt. Denali and the "Sleeping Lady". We can arrange a guided city sightseeing tour upon request.

Day 2: Anchorage - Talkeetna

Leave Anchorage and drive north on the Parks Highway towards Matanuska Valley. Stopover at Talkeetna whose wilderness location at the base of Mt. Denali and at the confluence of three wild rivers makes an ideal center for outdoor enthusiasts, climbers, and tourists. The mountains, rivers, glaciers, and meadows in the area provide superb sightseeing, especially by air. Ask us for the different flightseeing trips offered to Mt. Denali including an optional glacier landing.

Day 3: Talkeetna - Denali

Your today's journey takes you across Broad Pass, one of the lowest summits along the North American mountain system. The pass feels very top-of-the-world with its alpine valleys and mountain peaks on either side. Continue to Denali Village at the border of Denali National Park.

Day 4: Denali National Park Wildlife Bus Tour

Today experience the wildlife and wonderful sceneries of Alaska's Denali National Park. In the morning drive to Denali Visitor Center where your wildlife tour begins. Pick up your pre-reserved tickets and explore the center if time allows. Board the bus, sit back, enjoy the scenery and look out for wildlife. Your driver informs you about the history of Denali National Park, its diverse wildlife and flora. Once a bear, caribou or another animal has been spotted the bus will stop that everyone can watch and take pictures. Your wildlife tour runs all the way to Eielson Visitor Center, a four hour drive or to Wonder Lake - on request. You can get off the bus anytime you wish and take a stroll, go hiking and enjoy Denali's unique landscape. By hand signal the next available bus will stop for you to get on. Return to Denali Village in the evening.

Day 5: Denali National Park - Fairbanks

Today leave Denali National Park and drive further north to Fairbanks. Stopover at Nenana, once a traditional gathering place for Athabascan Indian. Continue to Fairbanks the "Golden Heart City" where you can visit a former gold mine, cruise aboard a sternwheeler on the Chena River and view the Alaska Pipeline. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day 6: Fairbanks - Fly to Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay (Escorted)

In the morning fly from Fairbanks north to Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay. You will be greeted by your local guide for a tour of the oil fields and the arctic ocean. View hundreds of waterfowl, caribou, bears and other wildlife native to the area. Finally, you will also have the chance to take a dip or a dive into the frigid waters of the Arctic Ocean, which is frozen 10 months of the year. Overnight in Deadhorse.

Day 7: Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay - Coldfoot (Escorted Van Tour)

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel for a guided tour south along the famed Dalton Highway. In the personalized comfort of the tour van, explore up close the amazing arctic tundra of the Arctic Coastal Plain and feel the veins of ice just beneath the surface. Continue across the Arctic Coastal Plain before climbing through the majestic Brooks Mountain Range and over the Continental Divide at Atigun Pass. Overnight at rustic Coldfoot.

Day 8: Coldfoot - Fairbanks (Escorted Van Tour)

Today your guide shows you the historic goldmining community of Wiseman. Afterwards cross over the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. Experience the mighty Yukon River and marvel at the majestic beauty of the northland's most famous waterway and learn of the river's storied past. Visit the Arctic Circle Trading Post situated in the rural community of Joy, Alaska. Complete your adventure with the return to Fairbanks and bid farewell to your guide and the group. Overnight Fairbanks.

Day 9: Fairbanks - Valdez

Heading south, the Richardson highway runs through stands of white birch and black spruce, often photogenically close to the Tanana River. Soake up the raw beauty of the drive into the central Alaska Range, often paralleled by the Alaska pipeline. Overnight near Copper Center with great views of the Wrangell Mountains. Visit the historic roadhouse in Copper Center before the Washington Glacier peeps into view. Arrive in Valdez, gateway to Alaska's Prince William Sound and southern terminus of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline.

Day 10: Valdez

A favourite sightseeing tour is the boat cruise to the amazing icebergs of the Columbia Glacier. On board you have a chance to view Prince Williams Sound's abundant wildlife including a Sea Lion Haul-out and a bird sanctuary. Watch sea otters play in the water and learn about Valdez's mining history, oil business and the great earthquake. Overnight in Valdez.

Day 11: Valdez - Matanuska Glacier (near Palmer)

Leave Valdez and continue along the Glenn Highway towards Anchorage. You'll be treated to vistas of forested slopes, glacier-filled valleys and snowy peaks of the Mentasta and Wrangell mountain ranges. The road cuts through the fertile, crop-producing Matanuska Valley and passes right above the Matanuska Glacier. An excellent place to examine glacier-borne rocks and to peer down into crevices since the lower end of the glacier is relatively flat and easily clambered upon. Overnight in a Alaska Cabin, enjoying the mountain scenery from your private deck. You can watch Dall Sheep through a telescope or relax in the sauna or hot tub after a day of traveling or hiking.

Day 12: Matanuska Glacier - Hatcher Pass - Anchorage

Spend the day in the Hatcher Pass area and explore the Independence Mine. After about 13 miles of modern pavement, you'll negotiate some rough conditions up and over the mountains-peaking at Hatcher Pass. One of the highest, most spectacular, and wildest roadway in the state. The mountainous area is infectious with its grand vistas, and historical artifacts that remain scattered throughout the mountain ranges. Today cabins left from the Gold Rush still rest on the summit of the highest peaks to the lowest areas of the valley. Return to Anchorage.

Day 13: Anchorage

It is your last opportunity to shop for some souvenirs before catching your flight back home.

Services Included


  • 12 Nights Hotel Accommodation - Superior Category
  • Hotel Tax
  • 14 Days Compact Size Rental Car (Chevrolet Cobalt or similar)
  • Unlimited Free Mileage
  • Licensing Fee
  • Rental Car Taxes, Airport Tax & Fees
  • Air Fare from Fairbanks to Deadhorse, Prudhoe Bay
  • Flight Tax, Security Fee, Fuel Surcharge
  • Guided tour of the Prudhoe Bay Oil Fields and Arctic Ocean
  • 2 Day Guided Van Tour Dalton Highway
  • Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate
  • Denali National Park Wildlife Shuttle Bus Tour to Eielson Visitor Center
  • Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information

Departures: Daily from May 18 - September 03


Rates per Person in US$ Single Double Triple Quad
May 18 - May 31
$ 5090.00
$ 3060.00
$ 2680.00
$ 2310.00
June 01 - August 31
$ 6430.00
$ 3880.00
$ 3160.00
$ 2630.00
September 01 - September 03
$ 5090.00
$ 3060.00
$ 2680.00
$ 2310.00

Optional Upgrades & Additional Charges
Upgrade: Midsize Rental Car (Pontiac G6, Crysler Sebring or similar) $ 100.00
Upgrade: Fullsize Rental Car (Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Charger or similar) $ 140.00
Upgrade: 4x4 SUV Rental Car (Jeep Liberty, Chevrolet Trail Blazer or similar) $ 720.00
Upgrade: Mini Van (Chevrolet Uplander, Chevrolet Astro or similar) $ 720.00

 

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
$1068.00
$ 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

 

SDR 10 Alaska & Yukon Self Drive Tour

 

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14 Days Alaska and Yukon Driving Tour
Discover the sights and magical places of Alaska and the Yukon. Follow the goldrush trail from Fairbanks, Dawson City, Whitehorse to Skagway. Go hiking in Denali and Kluane National Park and admire the endless vistas of the "Top of the World" Highway.

Day 1: Anchorage

Arrive in Anchorage during the day. Pick up your rental car and check in your hotel in downtown Anchorage. Spend the remaining afternoon to visit the sights of the Alaskan City, explore the busy downtown area or stroll along the coastal trail with splendid views of Mt. Denali and the "Sleeping Lady". We can arrange a guided city sightseeing tour upon request.

Day 2: Anchorage - Denali National Park

Leave Anchorage and drive north on the Parks Highway towards Matanuska Valley. Stopover at Talkeetna whose wilderness location at the base of Mt. Denali and at the confluence of three wild rivers makes an ideal center for outdoor enthusiasts, climbers, and tourists. The mountains, rivers, glaciers, and meadows in the area provide superb sightseeing, especially by air. Ask us for the different flightseeing trips offered to Mt. Denali including an optional glacier landing. The highway travels across Broad Pass, one of the lowest summits along the North American mountain system, but feeling very top-of-the-world, with its alpine valleys and mountain peaks on either side. Continue to Denali Village at the border of Denali National Park.

Day 3: Denali National Park Wildlife Tour

Today experience the wildlife and wonderful sceneries of Alaska's Denali National Park. In the morning drive to Denali Visitor Center where your wildlife tour begins. Pick up your pre-reserved tickets and explore the center if time allows. Board the bus, sit back, enjoy the scenery and look out for wildlife. Your driver informs you about the history of Denali National Park, its diverse wildlife and flora. Once a bear, caribou or another animal has been spotted the bus will stop that everyone can watch and take pictures. Your wildlife tour runs all the way to Eielson Visitor Center, a four hour drive or to Wonder Lake - on request. You can get off the bus anytime you wish and take a stroll, go hiking and enjoy Denali's unique landscape. By hand signal the next available bus will stop for you to get on. Return to Denali Village in the evening.

Day 4: Denali National Park - Fairbanks

Today leave Denali National Park and drive further north to Fairbanks. Visit a former gold mine, cruise aboard a sternwheeler on the Chena River or view the Alaska Pipeline. Fairbanks offers the chance to fly in a bush mail plane over Alaska's vast, roadless interior. Enjoy the scenic flight above the Arctic Circle and experience how the Gwich'in Athabascan Natives live in "Bush" Alaska. Put your hand in the Yukon River, travel through the Wetlands and crest the rounded peaks of the Northern Edge of the Alaska Range looking out for moose and dall sheep. Overnight in Fairbanks.

Day 5: Fairbanks - Dawson City

Drive south 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Whitehorse - Skagway

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 9: 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 10: Skagway - Haines - Kluane National Park

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. Tip! Free escorted hiking tours are organized by local Kluane naturalist guides.

Day 11: Kluane National Park - Tok

After leaving Haines Junction drive besides the shores of scenic Kluane Lake. 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 and travel towards Tok, home of one of the best breed of husky dogs.

Day 12: Tok - Valdez

The Glen Highway offers a impressive scenery of the Wrangell Mountains. Visit the historic roadhouse in Copper Center before the Washington Glacier peeps into view. Arrive in Valdez, gateway to Alaska's Prince William Sound and southern terminus of the Trans-Alaska oil pipeline. High waterfalls, roughed scenery and magnificent peaks have given this region the name "little Switzerland". Overnight in Valdez.

Day 13: Valdez - Prince William Sound - Anchorage

This morning board the Alaska ferry for a scenic cruise across the Prince William Sound to Whittier. Along the way you will pass chunks of ice floating from the Columbia Glacier. Listen to the interpretation and programs of the National Forest Ranger. Upon arrival in Whittier drive through Whittier Tunnel and stop at Portage Glacier. Continue along Seward highway traveling past saltwater bays, ice blue glaciers and alpine valleys. You have a great chance to spot a bear, moose and dall sheeps along the way. Arrive in Anchorage and check in your hotel. Spend the last evening visiting one of Anchorage excellent seafood restaurants.

Day 14: Anchorage

Take the last chance to shop for the some souvenirs before returning your rental car at the airport.

Services Included


  • 13 Nights Hotel Accommodation - Superior or Deluxe Category
  • Hotel Tax
  • 14 Days Compact Size Rental Car (Chevrolet Cobalt or similar)
  • Unlimited Free Mileage 
  • Licensing Fee
  • Rental Car Taxes, Airport Tax & Fees
  • Ferry Transportation Valdez to Whittier (Car)
  • Ferry Transportation Valdez to Whittier (Passengers)
  • Ferry Transportation Skagway to Haines (Car)
  • Ferry Transportation Skagway to Haines (Passengers)
  • Denali National Park Wildlife Shuttle Bus Tour to Eielson Visitor Center
  • Tour Documentation & Sightseeing Information

Departures: Daily from May 10 - September 15


Rates per Person in US$ | Superior Hotel Single Double Triple Quad
May 10 - May 31
$ 3765.00
$ 1980.00
$ 1495.00
$ 1380.00
June 01 - August 31
$ 4695.00
$ 2470.00
$ 1840.00
$ 1480.00
September 01 - September 15 $ 3795.00 $ 1980.00 $ 1495.00 $ 1380.00

Rates per Person in US$ | Deluxe Hotel Single Double Triple Quad
May 10 - May 31
$ 4065.00
$ 2135.00
$ 1595.00
$ 1345.00
June 01 - August 31
$ 5020.00
$ 2665.00
$ 1940.00
$ 1585.00
September 01 - September 15
$ 4065.00
$ 2135.00
$ 1595.00
$ 1345.00

Optional Upgrades & Additional Charges
Children (up to 17 years, if staying in the adult's room) $ 290.00
Fairbanks: Bush Mail Flight (1/2 Day) $ 309.00
Fairbanks: Arctic Flight, Fort Yukon & Yukon River (3-4 hrs) $ 459.00
Skagway: White Pass & Yukon Railroad $ 135.00
Upgrade: Midsize Rental Car (Pontiac G6, Crysler Sebring or similar) $ 110.00
Upgrade: Fullsize Rental Car (Pontiac Grand Prix, Dodge Charger or similar) $ 150.00
Upgrade: 4x4 SUV Rental Car (Jeep Liberty, Chevrolet Trail Blazer or similar) $ 800.00
Upgrade: Mini Van (Chevrolet Uplander, Chevrolet Astro or similar) $ 740.00

 

 
 
 

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