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The Heart of the Yukon | Hiking-Canoe Tour Wind-River (22 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 22 day(s)
Group Size: 5 - 10 people
Destination(s): Yukon  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: June - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 5595 Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 6010 Canadian Dollar (CAD)

The Wind River is renowned for its remote beauty, hiking and whitewater for the intermediate canoeist. The headwaters of the Wind are only accessible by float plane, and the legendary Beaver or Otter aircraft takes us through the spectacular Bonnet Plume Range of the northern Yukon into McClusky Lake.

Here we are about to start a challenging journey down this clear and narrow river. With alpine campsites alongside the river, easy hikes, many panoramic vistas are guaranteed. Seeing grizzly, wolf, dall sheep, caribou, and moose are all possibilities.

Tour Itinerary:

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

Day 2: Whitehorse - Mayo - Wind River. Drive with the van to Mayo & float plane transfer to McClusky Lake (Headwater Wind River).

Days 3 - 19: Hiking/Canoing the Wind River Valley. Start of the canoe expedition down the Wind, a distance to paddle of about 300 km. It is a journey through truly wild land. The wind does not have any difficult whitewater, but canoeists should be competent paddlers. For the hiking trips we are setting up our base camps on the shores of the clear river and explore the immense scenery. The Wind River Valley is home of wilderness-dependent animals such as wolfs, grizzlies and wolverines. The rich habitat supports healthy populations of woodland caribou, moose and dall sheep.

Day 20: Wind River - Mayo. At the confluence of the Snake River into the Peel River the journey ends. Float plane transfer back to Mayo. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 21: Mayo - Whitehorse. Van transfer via Silver- and Klondike Highway back to Whitehorse. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 22: Departure Whitehorse. Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Price Includes:
- Expert guidance on the entire trip
- 2 nights hotel accommodation (Whitehorse)
- 1 night hotel accommodation (Mayo)
- Overland transportation (Whitehorse - Mayo - Whitehorse)
- Airport Shuttle in Whitehorse
- Rental and transportation of canoes
- Tents, cooking - and camping equipment
- Float plane transfer from Mayo to McClusky Lake
- Float plane transfer from Peel River to Mayo
- All meals on hiking / canoe trip.

Price Excludes:
- Meals in hotels
- Fishing license
- Transportation to Whitehorse and return.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Double Room/Tent: CAD 5,595.00
Single Room/Tent: +CAD 415.00
All Rates per person (+ GST)