Skip to content

Golden Aurora Circle | Yukon & Alaska Summits

Activity:Northernlights Activity:Hiking Activity:Flying Activity:Wildlife Viewing Activity:Sightseeing Tour Duration: 5 days  |  Tour Price: CAD 1,760.00/person Convert Currency  |  Tour Season: Jun 10 - Sep 20

The Golden Circle tour contains some of North America’s grandest scenery, wildest places and plenty opportunities for viewing the Aurora Borealis. This great tour offers totally different landscapes—from boreal forest to coastal rainforest to immense icefields. You can experience native culture and lifestyle by visiting local museums and traditional fishing villages. Both passes, White Pass and Chilkat Pass were used during the Klondike Gold Rush and the towns of Carcross and Skagway still retain the character of those times. Starting in Whitehorse with the more rounded mountains of the Yukon’s interior valley, the South Klondike Highway rises as you approach Carcross and the Southern Lakes region. The road borders some of these large, long, beautiful lakes before rising over the rugged coastal mountains and then descending into the Alaskan Coast, where Skagway and Haines is located.
Reaching Haines by Ferry, the Haines Road follows the wide valley of the Chilkat River until it steeply rises through thick forests of hemlock and Sitka spruce to the magnificent mountain scenery of the Chilkat Pass. The road ends in Haines Junction on the edges of Kluane National Park and Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains Canada’s highest mountains, the largest non-polar icefield in the world, and a rich variety of bird, plant, and animal life. The park contains over 2,000 glaciers—including valley, alpine and rock glaciers.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse
From the airport we drive you to your hotel located in the centre of Whitehorse. After a relaxed dinner we pick you up from the hotel for our evening program at the famous AuroraCentre. One of the most sought-after Northern experiences, a Yukon vacation is only complete with viewing the Aurora Borealis cascading across the Yukon night sky. Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse
Day 2: Skagway
On our way to Skagway we stop at the smallest desert in the world - the Carcross desert - and we visit Carcross , a charming lakeshore village teeming with gold-rush and First Nations history. Of course we will also admire Emerald Lake, called „Rainbow Lake” from the locals due to its sensational coloration. Going over the White Pass is probably one of the highlights on this amazing road trip. Optional you can join the famous White Pass & Yukon Route small-track train on the way to Skagway. In Skagway you have the chance strolling the historic streets, the gateway for many Stampeders on they way to the Klondike Goldfields. Overnight accommodation in Skagway
Day 3: Skagway-Haines
After breakfast, we explore Skagway and Dye, the start of the Chilkoot Trail. Seals can often be seen at the mouth of the Taiya River. In the afternoon, via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their home. Haines is a picturesque fishing village situated on a finger of land between Chilkat and Chilkoot inlets in the Lynn Canal. Overnight accommodation in Haines
Day 4: Haines – Haines Junction
Leaving Haines after a hearty breakfast, the road travels along the braided banks of the Chilkat River. This is North America’s best eagle viewing area. After crossing the Boarder and the Chilkat Pass in a pristine landscape, we will go on a short trail that leads to the spectacular Million Dollar Falls. The historic Klukshu Village is a First Nation fishing village just past Dezadeash Lake. The village is inhabited in the summer months only and there might be an opportunity to see Salmon in the river and to taste some traditional bread called bannock, smoked salmon, or listen to an Elder storyteller. Before arriving in Haines Junction we will stop at the picturesque Kathleen Lake. Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction
Day 5: Haines Junction – Whitehorse
Today, we start our visit at the Kluane National Park Visitor Information Centre for interpretive displays and an audio-visual presentation. Depending on the level of interest among the passengers we can also organize a spectacular flight by bush plane over the immense glaciers of the park (optional). This adventure, over a virtually pristine wilderness, is especially spectacular during a clear day. Return to Whitehorse in the early afternoon and we transfer you to the airport, check in for your southbound flight.

Availability

On RequestAvailable departureAvailable, guaranteed departureNot Available
June 2018
 MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
July 2018
 MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
August 2018
 MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
September 2018
 MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Details

Tour Duration
5 days

Tour Price
CAD 1,760.00

Dates
10.06. - 14.06.2018
24.06. - 28.06.2018
08.07. - 12.07.2018
22.07. - 26.07.2018
12.08. - 16.08.2018
26.08. - 30.08.2018
09.09. - 13.09.2018
16.09. - 20.09.2018

Accommodation
Double Room
Single Room (+CAD 280.00)
Triple Room (-CAD 60.00)
Quad Room (-CAD 80.00)

All Rates per person (+ GST)

Group Size
6 - 20 participants per tour

Included
  • Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse
  • Expert guidance on the entire trip
  • Small Groups (max. 20 passengers)
  • Aurora Viewing evening tour at the AuroraCentre
  • 4 night accommodation in hotel or motel
  • 4 Continental breakfast
  • All overland transportation
  • Sightseeing tour in Skagway
  • Ferry Skagway-Haines
  • Entrance fees for National Parks

Not Included
  • Meals (except breakfast)
  • Optional tours
  • Personal extras
  • Gratuity

Optional Activities
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Train Tour – CAD 85.00/person person (plus GST)
  • Sightseeing flight over Kluane National Park - starting from CAD 285.00/person (plus GST)

Notes
Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.
Due to unforseeable changes of the ferry schedule the tour dates may vary.

Gallery

glqxz9283 sfy39587stf01