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Yukon River | The Classic | Lake Laberge to Dawson City (20 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 20 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 12 people
Destination(s): Yukon  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 2985 Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3550 Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Special canoeing skills are not required. The tour starts in Whitehorse on the Yukon River with the compass needle set north, and we pass many relicts of the historic gold rush of 1898. The expedition travels over 700 kilometers on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Fort Selkirk, Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. Camps are set up on the gravel & sand banks of the mighty river where one can enjoy a refreshing bath in the Yukon. Black bears are quite common in the Yukon valley and are often seen by our guests. Watch the ridges of the cliffs along the river to spot the busy mammal. Moose are numerous in the forested foothills, and bald eagles nest along the river banks. Beavers are busy getting their winter supplies in, and several times we have seen grizzly bears strolling along the shoreline. The only major interruption to the rivers smooth journey is the mighty Five Finger Rapids, once a major navigation problem for the large paddle wheelers. Around the camp fire we will hear about the solution found for this problem and some interesting stories about the first river travelers. At the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers we find the settlement of Dawson City, the famous gold rush town of the Yukon. We stay two days in Dawson, relax in a fine hotel and relive the history of the gold rush and the tales of Jack London and Robert Service.

Black bears are quite common in the Yukon valley and are often seen by our guests. Watch the ridges of the cliffs along the river to spot the busy mammal. Moose are numerous in the forested foothills, and bald eagles nest along the river banks. Beavers are busy getting their winter supplies in, and several times we have seen grizzly bears strolling along the shoreline.

The only major interruption to the rivers smooth journey is the mighty Five Finger Rapids, once a major navigation problem for the large paddle wheelers. Around the camp fire we will hear about the solution found for this problem and some interesting stories about the first river travelers.

At the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike rivers we find the settlement of Dawson City, the famous gold rush town of the Yukon. We stay two days in Dawson, relax in a fine hotel and relive the history of the gold rush and the tales of Jack London and Robert Service.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse
Arrival in Whitehorse, meeting of group members. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 2-16: Whitehorse / Yukon River
Start of this exciting canoe tour in Whitehorse down the Yukon River. We are spending 16 days on this mighty river, traveling over 700 kilometers and exploring the vast hinterlands of the Yukon.

Day 17/18: Dawson City
We arrive in Dawson City, the historic gold town and home of many old legends. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins, the theatre and the Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling hall are on the program. A highlight is the drive into Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where e visit an active gold mine. Two hotel overnights in Dawson City.

Day 19: Dawson City - Whitehorse
Via Klondike Highway the van takes us back to Whitehorse, where we overnight again in a hotel.

Day 20: Departure Whitehorse
Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Price Includes:
- Canoes and camping equipment
- Overland transportation
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Dawson City
- 2 nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse
- All meals on canoe trip
- Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse
- Historic tour in Dawson City
- Expert guidance on the entire trip

Price Excludes:
- Meals in hotels
- Fishing license
- Personal extras.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Double Room/Tent: CAD 2,985.00
Single Room/Tent: +CAD 565.00
All Rates per person (+ GST)

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