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Guaranteed Departure – Yukon and Alaska Explorer Self Drive – 15 Days

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$3,959.00

 

Whitehorse-Haine’s Junction-Beaver Creek-Fairbanks-Denali-Anchorage-Tok-Dawson City-Whitehorse

Download detailed Itinerary: Yukon & Alaska Explorer – Self Drive

Guaranteed Daily departures between : 1 Aug 2021 & 5 Sep 2021

 

 

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All about the Guaranteed Departure – Yukon and Alaska Explorer Self Drive – 15 Days.

If you’ve ever wanted to visit the top of the world, this adventure will take you further north than you’ve ever been before. Combining visits to Canada’s rugged Yukon and the dramatic state of Alaska, you will experience two environments that challenge the limits of human endurance. Your adventure begins in Whitehorse through spectacular rugged mountains, serene landscapes, and breathtaking scenery. Gold Rush towns still speak of fortunes made and lost at the end of the 18th century, original and restored buildings showcasing the daily life of those early prospectors. Combined with a captivating flightseeing tour of vast glacial parklands, this itinerary offers a truly unique experience just few hundred kilometers below the Arctic Circle.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 14 Nights’ Accommodation in listed hotels or similar based on DBL / TWN sharing basis
  • 1 Hour Flightseeing tour of Kluane National Park
  • Full day White Pass & Yukon Route sightseeing trio
  • Car Rental for 15 Days
  • Customized Fly / Drive Roadbook with routing maps and overnight destination descriptions. Your Roadbook is also available digitally through the Tripigo App for smartphones and mobile devices
  • Provincial taxes
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • All other meals
  • All other sightseeing or Services
  • Airfare
  • National Park Fees
  • Beverages during the meals
  • Airport Improvement fee
  • Car Rental taxes, fuel and Insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls, and laundry
  • Any other services or Items not mentioned above as included
  • Local city taxes if applicable to be paid directly at hotels upon check out
  1. Day 1 Whitehorse Arrival

    Arrive at Whitehorse Airport, pick-up your Car and transfer independently to your hotel in central Whitehorse. The Roadbook you received will have all the information needed for your holiday/trip/journey. The remainder of the day is yours to explore this historic town.

    Overnight in Whitehorse.

  2. Day 2 Whitehorse-Haine's Junction

    Begin your northern adventure as you head west through the small villages of the territory to Haine’s Junction, situated on the edge of the massive Kluane National Park.

    Overnight in Haine’s Junction.

  3. Day 3 Haine's Junction

    A day free at leisure is a good opportunity to explore the village. Perhaps pay a visit to the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations’ Da Kų Cultural Centre, an interactive living museum that celebrates the history, culture and art of the Indigenous people of the area. Afterwards, perhaps drop by the St. Elias Convention Centre to see the permanent and rotating collection of art, reflecting the modern interpretations of local and recent artists.

    Overnight in Haines Junction.

  4. Day 4 Haine's Junction-Beaver Creek

    Today you continue west, stopping just short of the international border. Hiking trails of various skill levels are all close by and easily accessible along the Alaska Highway. After checking into your hotel, depart on an incredible flightseeing tour to see the incredible sights of Kluane National Park from spectacular heights.

     

    The St. Elias mountains rise up from the sweeping lines of the glacier fields, the highest being Mt. Logan at almost 6000 meters making it the second-highest point in North America. After a day of exploration, spend some time at the hotel’s large fire pit for some camaraderie with your fellow guests under the gleaming Yukon stars.

    Overnight in Beaver Creek.

  5. Day 5 Beaver Creek-Fairbanks

    Crossing into the United States, you travel the Alaska Highway en route to Fairbanks, travelling through a chain of small towns that have played parts in the stories and history of Alaska such as Tok, Delta Junction and Eielson. This intriguing community is administrative hub of Alaska’s interior, located less than 200 km south of the Arctic Circle.

    Overnight in Fairbanks.

  6. Day 6 Fairbanks-Denali National Park

    Today’s route takes you along the George Parks Highway, across the Tanana River and on to Denali National Park. The towering mountains, wide valleys, roaring rivers and rippling streams of Alaska’s interior offers visitors excellent opportunities for outdoor activities. You may decide to independently arrange hiking, fishing or canoeing against the backdrop of a pristine wilderness. Driving south, you will soon see Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest peak at 6193 m – an eternal sentinel that marks the entrance into Denali National Park.

    Overnight in Denali National Park.

  7. Day 7 Denali National Park

    Today you may decide to independently explore some of the many day-hike trails Denali National Park. The protected parklands stretch out serenely beneath the shadows of the majestic Mount McKinley, giving visitors the opportunity to see moose, caribou, grizzly bears and Dall sheep. Many of the animals can often be spotted in plain view from the access roads.

    Overnight in Denali National Park.

  8. Day 8 Denali National Park-Anchorage

    Today you will continue your adventure southbound, traversing vast woodlands of spruce, birch and aspen. Descending from the interior, Alaska’s great geographical diversity becomes evident as the dense evergreen forests and windswept mountains give way to the lush Matanuska River Valley. The Matanuska River Valley is the richest agricultural region in Alaska, where 20-hour summer days produce giant vegetables. Before dusk, you will reach Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, located at the head of Cook Inlet.

    Overnight in Anchorage.

  9. Day 9 Anchorage

    Today is yours to experience the modern city of Anchorage and its surroundings. Explore Chugach National Forest, a wildlife photographer’s delight that is also popular with anglers and hikers. You may decide to have a relaxing day in town, visiting the Anchorage Tourism Centre, or perhaps a leisurely stroll through the beautiful displays of the Anchorage Botanical Gardens featuring more than 1100 species of hardy perennials and over 150 native arctic plant species. End the day on a waterside patio and perhaps a dinner of famous Alaskan crab!

    Overnight in Anchorage

  10. Day 10 Anchorage-Tok

    Today depart Anchorage and travel east along the highways just above the fjords and inlets that help create some of the most dramatic park settings in the north. Perhaps pack a picnic lunch before leaving Anchorage and stop at milepost marker 101 and the large Matanuska Glacier State Recreation Area. This is a popular location to stop and take advantage of the easy walking trail that parallels the glacier and the Matanuska River. A pavilion provides shelter and a resting spot for those who wish to simply sit and enjoy the view. Continue on to Tok where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

    Overnight in Tok.

  11. Day 11 Tok-Dawson City

    For a true sense of the wilds of the north, today’s route will bring out the adventurer in you. Striking back towards the border through some of the most untouched wilderness in North America, you pass back over into Canada at Little Gold Camp – the highest border crossing between the two countries. Following the aptly-named Top-of-the-World Highway the road continues on to riverside town of Dawson City, one of the major focal points of the 18th century Gold Rush where prospectors made and lost their fortunes.

    Overnight in Dawson City.

  12. Day 12 Dawson City

    Relive the days of prospecting with a day of independent exploration of this historic city. Many original buildings have stood the test of time, while others have been faithfully restored to either their original grandeur, or rustic ruggedness. Take the day to tour the historic landmarks of Dawson City and visit the surrounding goldfields that still resonate with the Klondike’s “Spirit of ’98”. You may choose to try your hand at panning for gold at an authentic, working gold claim. For a slightly different venue, visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Gambling Hall and try your luck at any of the establishment’s games of chance.

    Overnight in Dawson City.

  13. Day 13 Dawson City-Whitehorse

    The Klondike Highway is your access route back to the southern region of the Yukon. Along the way, you will catch glimpses of the mighty Stewart River before it joins with the mighty Yukon River for its 3,500 km journey up to Alaska’s Bering Sea. You will be passing through the traditional hunting grounds of the Kaska Indians, where bears, wolves, lynx and moose roam in abundance. You may choose to stop at one of the gold rush staging posts and Bonanza Creek to see the origins of the Gold Rush and the way of life those early prospectors experienced. Arriving in Whitehorse, relax after a long day of travelling at your hotel or perhaps visit one of the many eateries around town.

    Overnight in Whitehorse.

  14. Day 14 Whitehorse

    Today you embark on a full-day scenic trip along the South Klondike Highway to Fraser, British Columbia. Upon arrival, you board the world-famous narrow gauge White Pass & Yukon Route Railway to journey through areas that still echo with the hardships and fortunes of the past such as Glacier Gorge, Dead Horse Gulch and Bridal Veil Falls. The route travels over the White Pass Summit, offering views from a height of 880m before ending in Skagway, Alaska. Return by motorcoach to Whitehorse to relax for the evening at your hotel. Overnight in Whitehorse.

  15. Day 15 Whitehorse Departure

    Today your northern adventure comes to an end as you return your rental Car at White Horse Airport

    Prior boarding your departing flight.

Hotel Accommodation

 

CITY HOTEL NIGHTS
WHITE HORSE Best Western Gold Rush Inn 01 Nights
HAINE’S JUNCTION Mount Logan Lodge 02 Night
BEAVER CREEK Discovery Yukon Lodgings 01 Night
FAIRBANKS Westmark Fairbanks Hotel 01 Night
DENALI Denali Grizzly Bear Resort 02 Nights
ANCHORAGE Westmark Anchorage Hotel 02 Night
TOK Three Bears Tok Motel 01 Night
DAWSON CITY West Mark Inn Dawson City 02 Night
WHITE HORSE Best Western Gold Rush Inn 02 Nights

We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virtually everything! Hotels, all of the activities described in the itinerary pages, car rentals and local guides wherever applicable.

A well paced and unhurried itinerary is our goal, after all, you are on vacation! You can pace your day based on your choice. The circuit has been chosen to travel attainable and comfortable distances.

While the occasional early morning departure is necessary, we do our best to ensure a leisurely vacation

We consider adequate travel insurance to be essential. Travel insurance is widely available to purchase. It is the personal responsibility of each traveler to ensure that they have adequate travel insurance cover. Please read the policy details carefully. It is each traveler’s personal responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover purchased is suitable and adequate for their particular needs. Voyages Hub will not be responsible or liable for any consequence of any nature arising from the failure to comply with the responsibility of providing for adequate travel insurance cover.

The given tour involves a car rental and adequate car insurance cover is always recommended. At the car rental center you can choose the insurance option best suited to your needs.

We use hotels that are closely monitoring COVID-19 updates and adhering to the guidelines that are set by the National Health Organization and WHO. Along with the Government directions  are preparing to safely reopen and accept guests with thorough precautionary standards set in place, to ensure a safe, healthy and welcoming environment!

Cleanliness and hygiene standards at hotels are of high importance and they have implemented additional measures that meet the latest guidance on hygiene and cleaning, to ensure the safety of our guests and team daily. The hotels are using cleaning & environmentally friendly products and protocols that are effective against viruses.  They are conducting enhanced training and corona virus awareness, updating our team in response to the new standards COVID -19 has set for our well-being, onward

A post signage on entrance door that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted in the hotel Public spaces. They will perform cleaning and disinfection in all public spaces with increased frequency; Hand sanitizers have been placed at all areas  and team facilities including lobby, dining outlets and reception desk, bathrooms and offices. The hotels will provide  surgical masks and gloves to guests and staff according to the new guidelines . Designated signage at all public areas, notifying guests of keeping social distance, wearing masks, use hand sanitizers.

Elevators, must be used by one passenger at a time, or guests sharing the same room. Still, we encourage you to use the stairs.

Rooms. Key prevention protocols are followed to clean the rooms with particular attention paid to high touch items. A rigorous cleaning after guest depart and before the next arrival.  More detailed information is provided in each room

Back of House.  Screening of all teams, in each shift before entering  the Hotel, for symptoms to  Immediately exclude anyone. In the spaces where  Hotels team is working we are increasing the frequency of cleaning and focusing on high-touch areas like  entrances, locker rooms, laundry rooms and  offices

The hotels will ensure to follow Food Safety Policies as well with daily cleaning and disinfection of the kitchen and other food preparation areas, surfaces, proper cooking and storage of food and hygiene practices.

(Please visit individual Hotel Website for Covid-19 related information)

Our suppliers use transport companies, those have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you peace of mind when you are travelling during these new times.

Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the transport companies  have taken additional measures to elevate our hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations.

The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis.

All our guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitizing when required.

Hand sanitizer will be available on board for your use throughout the day.

Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitizer to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries.

Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

The health and safety of our passengers and employees is our top priority. As questions and concerns arise as a result of COVID-19, our group of companies has taken a number of precautionary measures to provide the highest level of protection for our customers and team.

Our COVID-19 measures include:

  • The vehicles interiors are completely cleaned and sanitized daily.
  • Drivers now perform a thorough cleaning of the vehicle’s interior surfaces with disinfectant wipes between each trip.
  • Drivers have been issued protective disposable rubber gloves and masks.
  • With the exception of dispatcher, office staff are now working remotely, from home.
  • All employees have been instructed to self monitor, self isolate and seek immediate medical attention if they show any symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Under no circumstance will we allow sick employees to report for work.

At this time we don’t know what the exact future effects of Covid-19 will be on tourism in USA & Canada. We hope that all attractions and hotels included in this offer will reopen and will continue to operate in 2021 but we may have to look for alternatives where this is not the case and we do appreciate your flexibility. We also do not know if social distancing restrictions will continue and so reserve the right to limit numbers on coaches and review prices if appropriate if these restrictions are applied by the governments.

Covid-19 Reschedule: Your tour qualifies from a reschedule to a future date based on government advisories. A mutually agreed date with the tour leader will be announced and all the deposits will be retained for future travel for the same trip.

  • In order to enter Canada, U.S.  citizens need a valid passport and vice versa for Canadian Citizens, with an expiration date extending at least six months beyond the date of reentry.
  • We recommend having at least two blank passport pages for entry stamps.
  • There is no visa required for U.S. citizens.
  • If you are not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, you must contact Canada’s or USA’s consulate for your specific entry requirements.
  • We recommend packing lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that can be easily layered to accommodate varying temperatures, as well as a light jacket or rainwear.
  • A sturdy pair of walking shoes or sneakers is recommended for sightseeing.
  • You can encounter erratic and tundra weather. Being prepared for rain, or low temperatures is always recommended.
  • There are no major health risks associated with traveling to Canada or USA
  • At least 60 days prior to departure, check with your doctor or healthcare provider for the latest updates and entry requirements, or visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at cdc.gov.
  • If you have medication that you take daily, be sure you have enough for each day of the tour as well as any possible delays encountered.
  • If you have dietary restrictions and/or food allergies please notify us at least 30 days prior to your departure by logging in to your account and updating your traveler info. To update this information closer to your departure date, please call our Customer Experience Team.
  • Canada operates on 100 volts and uses a Type A plug, the same as in the U.S.
  • We recommend packing a universal adapter, as well as a voltage converter if you plan on using your own hairdryer or other electrical device without a built-in converter.
  • Hotels may provide hairdryers, irons, and other small appliances, but these amenities cannot be guaranteed.
  • Wi-Fi is available in most hotels, though some charges may apply.
  • There is no Wi-Fi on any of the motor coaches.
  • Please contact your mobile service provider for information on roaming charges.
  • Canada follows same time zone patterns as U.S.
  • You will use the Canadian Dollar/US Dollar
  • Better rates of exchange are usually available overseas, although it’s worth ordering some currency from your local bank to use when you first arrive.
  • We strongly advise that you take debit/bank cards and credit cards, which can be used to withdraw cash at local banks as needed.
  • You can use most debit/credit cards at ATMs on the international networks Cirrus and Plus, but make sure to check with your home bank about withdrawal fees.
  • Inform your bank and credit card company of your travel plans so that they won’t confuse your international purchases for fraudulent charges.
  • International banks and businesses primarily accept debit and credit cards that work with the EMV chip system. If you do not already have at least one debit or credit card with a chip in it, we strongly recommend requesting one from your bank prior to your tour.

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