Sightseeing
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Season: Jun 9 to Sep 19
  • Price: CAD 1,829.00
  • Activity: Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, History, Aboriginal Culture, Sightseeing

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The Golden Circle tour contains some of North America’s grandest scenery, wildest places and plenty opportunities for viewing the Midnight Sun or 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.

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Arrival Whitehorse

From the airport we drive you to your hotel located in the centre of Whitehorse. One of the most sought-after Northern experiences, a Yukon vacation is only complete with viewing the Midnight Sun or the Aurora Borealis cascading across the Yukon night sky. Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse

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

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

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

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.

Tour Duration :
5 days

Tour Price :
CAD 1,829.00

Child Discount :
7 - 17 years (25% off regular adult rate.)
Double Room/person :
Included in tour price
Single Room/person :
+CAD 420.00

All rates per person plus 5% Tax (GST)

Group Size :
4 - 20 participants per tour

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

Not Included :
  • Meals (except breakfast)
  • Optional tours
  • US visa fee
  • Personal extras
  • Gratuity

Optional Activities :
  • Walk & Tea under the Midnight Sun Tour (Tour 1-5)
  • Aurora Viewing Evening Tour (Tour 6-8)
  • White Pass & Yukon Route Train Tour
  • Sightseeing flight over Kluane National Park

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.

Very well organised and excellent photo opportunities and advice.

Phill P.

We enjoyed our Aurora viewing so much tonight that we’d like to go again.

Elise Shannon

Your friendly smiles made us feel perfectly relieved, so we were relaxed and had a good time like we were with our close friends. We really enjoyed hearing about your life in Yukon―a lot of amazing stories!

Shimizu Takeshi & Emi

We have a few friends interested in going to Yukon, we had a good time with the guide, he was really nice!

Thomas Duffy

The trip to Whitehorse we booked with Arctic Range was truly amazing. I can't thank them enough for an absolute great experience.

Robert Traufre

We had the most amazing trip ... . Absolutely well organized. Weather was on our side and Reinhard is such a skilled driver and his wildlife spotting skills are phenominal.

Naseera Koya

Thank you for taking good care of us on our Aurora viewing tour. Thanks to your advice, we were able to take nice photos!

Yoshimi Jimbo

It's been an awesome experience and we've been well looked after .

Alison Groves

We enjoyed the Wildlife Preserve and Takhini Hot Spring tour and also we were very happy to see Aurora on our last night.

Ishikwawa

I enjoyed Whitehorse very much. Thank you for your all arrangement of my trip.

Miki Maebara

The whole organisation was really good and the people were soo nice and they try their best to give you unforgettable moments... I can only say good things about it...

Steffen

Aurora viewing was spectacular, there really aren't enough words to describe it. Guides are super friendly and tour groups are small, which is great.

Gabriela

I just wanted to mention how much I enjoyed my trip. It was so well organised and hassle free.

Ashlee Burn

Keigo was fantastic and so patient to teach me how to use my camera...

Earl K

Our primary purpose for this tour was to see Aurora. The activity of Aurora was strong at that time (end of August), ....

Alma B