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Yukon Top of the World Tour - Fly & Drive

 

Overview

Hotel description:

8 days | 7 nights

Majestic mountains and midnight sun!

Set off from Whitehorse on this magical tour. Learn about the fascinating history of the Gold Rush era in Dawson City, cruise the Top of the World Highway and the Alaska Highway and visit wildlife refuges and interpretive centres. Marvel at towering mountain ranges and immerse yourself in the incredible natural beauty of our country's northern reaches.

If you love the freedom and adventure of the open road, then a Fly & Drive vacation is just what you need. Fly into Whitehorse and drive your way through the experience of discovering parts of Canada one kilometer at a time. The car rental and hotel stays are included in the package, along with a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.


Location

Yukon and Alaska

 

 

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flights to Whitehorse (If flight and hotel package option is selected)
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7-day car rental
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

Suggested Itinerary

The day-to-day locations are already set and hotel accommodations will already be booked, but what you do during the day in each town or city is completely up to you. Below is a suggested itinerary of things to do and see so you can get the most out of your adventure. The beauty of this trip is that you can explore the country the way you want to. Just make sure to get to the hotel on time!

Day 1       Fly to Whitehorse

Arrive in Whitehorse. Pick up your rental car and check into your hotel.

Day 2       Whitehorse - Dawson City (532km)
Set off from Whitehorse and journey through Carmacks, Pelly Crossing and Fort Selkirk. At Five Finger Rapids, a historic site from the gold rush era, descend the staircase to a large viewing platform overlooking the rapids. Watch for wildlife including moose, black bear, elk, caribou, fox and raven along the route. Arrive in Dawson City and check into your hotel.

Day 3       Dawson City
Explore Dawson City at your leisure. Meet miners, dog mushers and other Klondike characters. The streets of this authentic frontier town are lined with wooden boardwalks, and the town is a lively place bursting with heritage sites and attractions. Take a walking tour with Parks Canada, explore the Dawson City Museum and in the evening try your hand at blackjack or take in a show at Diamond Tooth Gerties gambling hall.

Day 4       Dawson City - Tok (299km)
US Border crossing. Passport required.
Take the free ferry across the Yukon River to the Top of the World Highway, and enjoy expansive views before crossing into Alaska. Watch for gold rush relics along the way and stop in the remote town of Chicken, Alaska, where the abandoned Pedro Dredge hosts daily guided tours during the summer season. Continue to the Alaska Highway and to Tok for the night.

Note: Be prepared for long distances in between services, tight turns, and washboard conditions in the rain. Fuel is available in either Chicken or Tok. For the drive from Dawson City to Tok, allow a minimum of seven hours.

Day 5       Tok - Haines Junction (468km)

Canadian Border crossing. Passport required.
Watch for moose, grizzly bears and Dall sheep on your scenic drive down the Kluane Parkway. Stop at Tetlin Wildlife Refuge visitor centre, which provides information, displays and interpretive programs daily. As you approach Haines Junction, take in the towering St. Elias mountain range and surrounding beauty of Kluane National Park and Reserve.

Day 6       Haines Junction - Whitehorse (154km)

Spend the day in Haines Junction, the perfect base for excursions like glacier flightseeing, hiking, canoeing and river rafting. In the afternoon, depart for Whitehorse.

Day 7       Whitehorse
Spend the day exploring Whitehorse. If you wish, visit the MacBride Museum or the renowned Beringia Centre with interpretive exhibits on the prehistory and first people of the region. Enjoy a stroll along the Yukon River's edge and perhaps visit the S.S. Klondike National Historic Site or explore some of the art galleries showcasing the work of Yukon's talented artists.

Day 8       Fly home
Drop off your rental car and board your flight home.

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

Standard Room

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the Fly & Drive trip.

The locations and corresponding hotels are as follows:

  • Whitehorse: Best Western Gold Rush Whitehorse or similar
  • Dawson City: Downtown Hotel Dawson City or similar
  • Tok, Alaska: Gold Bear Motel Tok or similar
  • Haines Junction: The Raven Hotel Haines Junction or similar
Room occupancy: Maximum 4 persons

Important notes

Departure dates in 2018
Daily from May 11 to September 11

Passport required
This Fly & Drive contains a border crossing into the United States. Be sure to have a valid passport on hand.

Car Rental
SUV (Chevrolet Equinox or Similar)

Inclusions: 7 days (24-hour periods) with unlimited km, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) and Windshield and Tire Insurance ($1500 deductible), One (1) Additional Driver (Extra Additional Drivers charged at $7.95 per driver per day), Up to CAD$2Million Third Party Liability Insurance, All applicable taxes and Airport Fees.

Exclusions: Fuel, Personal Accident Insurance & Personal Effects Protection, Other optional services such as refueling charges, applicable one-way service fees, extra additional driver's fee, GPS, baby seats, ski racks, etc, Minimum age for car rental is 21yrs old; surcharge for young drivers 21-24yrs of $20/day, All drivers must present a valid driver's license and acceptable credit card in their own name at time of rental to cover any additional charges. Anything not specifically noted above.

Minimum age for car rental is 21 with a prepaid voucher. A valid driver's license from country of origin must be presented at time of rental. All drivers under the age of 25 will be subject to a surcharge of CA$25.00 per day; subject to change. Certain car classes may not be available to drivers under age 25.