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Spectacular Yukon Self-Drive
17 days from £4,140pp
Re-live the excitement of the 1890s gold rush in historic Dawson City.
Drive through breathtaking mountain scenery with barely another car on the road.
Look for wildlife and try some of the many activities available whilst staying near the southern lakes.
Explore the small historic towns of rural Yukon and coastal Alaska.
Meet the friendly and colourful locals that make the Yukon such a different and special place.
- Dawson City
- Beaver Creek
- Haines Junction
- Marsh Lake
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 Vancouver
International outbound flight , Vancouver
Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Vancouver. On arrival in Vancouver make your way to your accommodation and overnight in the city.
Day 2 Whitehorse
Make your way out to the airport this afternoon for your flight up to the Yukon. On arrival into Whitehorse, collect your hire car and make your way to your accommodation. The remainder of the day is free to relax.
Day 3 Mayo
Day 4 Dawson City
Spend the morning exploring the fascinating former silver mining towns of Mayo and nearby Keno. Here you will see how life was lived in the early decades of the 20th century, with quirky wooden houses, rusting historic cars and implements, all set amongst lovely mountain scenery. This afternoon, continue your drive north to Dawson City.
Day 5 Dawson City
Enjoy a full day exploring historic Dawson City. As you wander the wooden sidewalks and view lop-sided wooden cabins you will be able to soak up the tangible gold rush atmosphere that still lingers here. In the evening you may wish to visit the Palace Grand theatre or try your luck at Diamond Tooth Gertie's Gambling Hall.
Day 6 Beaver Creek
Day 7 Haines Junction
Beaver Creek , Haines Junction
Drive south today on the Alaska Highway to the little town of Haines Junction. En route you will pass huge Kluane Lake and the Ruby Mountains. The afternoon is free to explore Haines Junction.
Day 8 Haines Junction
Enjoy a full day to discover the magnificent scenery of Kluane National Park. The park is home to Canada's highest mountains and a plethora of wildlife. There are some superb walking trails but other activities are available, including light aircraft flights over the mountains.
Day 9 Haines
Haines Junction , Haines
Today your route takes you south into British Columbia and then to Haines, back in Alaska. You may wish to stop at beautiful Dezadeash Lake and the little settlements of Klukshu and Porcupine. There is time this afternoon to wander around the art and craft shops in Haines.
- Aspen Suites Hotel Haines
Day 10 Skagway
Day 11 Skagway
Spend a day exploring the historic town of Skagway, made famous during the gold rush of the 1890s. Today you can stroll around the old wooden buildings, visit a saloon or a dance hall or explore the eclectic selection of shops. Alternatively you may wish to take an optional trip on the scenic Yukon and White Pass Railroad.
Day 12 Marsh Lake
Day 13 Marsh Lake
Enjoy a day relaxing at lovely Marsh Lake. The sparkling blue lakes in southern Yukon provide a picture postcard backdrop to activities such as fishing, canoeing, mountain biking, walking or looking for wildlife. Moose are frequently seen and birdlife is abundant.
Day 14 Marsh Lake
Day 15 Vancouver
Drive north, back to Whitehorse, to drop off your hire car at Whitehorse Airport prior to boarding your flight back to Vancouver. Spend another night in this vibrant city.
Day 16 International return flight
Vancouver , International return flight
Day 17 International return flight
International return flight
Arrive home today to complete your journey.
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