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CATALOGUE 2017

Catalogue 2017 update: January 2017

Canada &Alaska

Summer Adventures IN CANADA & ALASKA Guided Round trips & Wilderness Tours Hiking • Canoe • Fishing Hotel & Camping tours Custom Trips add-ons Ruby Range Adventure Ltd. Telefon : +1-867-667-2209 • Fax : +1-867-667-2265 Email : info@rubyrange.com • Web : www.rubyrange.com

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Skill Level Rating We evaluate the skill level required for your enjoyment on a Ruby Range Adventure tour by assessing a combination of different factors. We take into consideration the technical skill level of the route, the tempo of the trip in regards to the length of each day, the isolation and the expected weather conditions. By looking at all these factors we rate our adventures in the following way: BEGINNER

Intermediate

Expert

Canoe Skill Level Rating

Never even sat in a canoe before? No problem! Our open programs always start off with an instructional component designed to teach you the skills necessary for safe wilderness travel. A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike. You will appreciate the experienced teaching skills of our patient guides

Best suited for those with a basic level of wilderness travel. You have been on a few camping trips before and have played around in a canoe or kayak. You should know how to keep a canoe in a straight line and have the stamina to paddle for several hours and carry your personal bag.

Not for novice paddlers. Trips rated as experienced are major expeditions. These trips are usually in remote locations where weather is unpredictable. Your paddling skills are at an intermediate level, you can handle your canoe or kayak in most weather conditions and have basic whitewater skills. Above all you have the right attitude, one of cooperation and flexibility.

Hiking Skill Level Rating

Moderate hikes with light day pack, courses and activities are suitable for beginners and include necessary equipment and safety gear.

All campgrounds during this hiking vacation are accessible by car. Backpacking is not necessary. For the daily hikes you carry only your lunch, rain gear, camera etc.

Backpacking is necessary. Gear and equipment will be split between participants. Each backpack will weigh 10-25kg. Bushwhacking, cross country boulderhopping, easy scrambling, some snow.

Distance per day: 5-15 km Hiking Time: 4-8 hr Pace: 2-5 km/h Terrain: Easy to Difficult (Inclines with loose rock; narrow trails; poor trails, some snow) Class of Terrain: 1-3 Elevation Gain/loss: 0 – 1000 m Less at higher altitudes Altitude: Sea level to 2500 m Sea level to high altitude

Distance per day: 10-30 km Hiking Time: 8 h or more Pace: 3-5 km/h Terrain: Easy to Extreme (Inclines with loose rock; narrow trails; poor trails, Some rock hopping, snow, ice) Class of Terrain: 1-4 Elevation Gain/loss: 0 – 1250 m Altitude: Sea level to 2500 m No altitude impact

Distance per day: 1-7 km Hiking Time: 3 hr or less Pace: 1-3 km/h Terrain: Easy (Pavement, Packed dirt, Sand) Class of Terrain: 1-2 Elevation Gain/loss: 0 – 250 m Altitude: Sea level to 1500 m No altitude impact

Just as a side note we find most people underestimate their abilities. Many of our participants on Expert Level adventures are over 50 years in age. Please call our office if you have any questions regarding your abilities for a particular tour program.

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canoe tours THE CLASSIC | Yukon River (Yukon) Canoe-Tour 20 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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THE CLASSIC PART 1 | Yukon River (Yukon) Canoe-Tour 8 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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THE CLASSIC PART 2 | Yukon River (Yukon) Canoe-Tour 13 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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THE HEART OF THE YUKON | Wind River (Yukon) Hiking & Canoe Tour 22 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Family Canoeing | Nisutlin River (Yukon) Family-friendly canoe tour 7 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Best of Yukon’s Whitewater Rivers (Yukon) Canoe Whitewater Expedition 7 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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The Voyageur’s Northwest Route | Pelly River (Yukon) Canoe Tour 10 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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SPIRIT OF THE YUKON | Teslin River (Yukon) Canoe Tour 11 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Yukon’s Last Frontier Canoe Route | Bonnet Plume River (Yukon) Canoe Expedition 20 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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the KLONDIKER | Big Salmon River (Yukon) Canoe Tour 15 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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EXPLORE SECRET WATERWAYS | Beaver River (Yukon) Canoe Tour 15 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Paddling with the Girls on the Yukon River! (Yukon) Women-Only Canoe Tour 12 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Rental and Transportation Service

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Canoe rental and transportation service in Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories

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fishing YUKON FISHING SAFARI (Yukon) Guided Fishing 8 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Trekking tours Stampeders Route | Trekking Chilkoot Trail Guided Hiking Tour 7 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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Canada’s PaDAYonia | Trekking Tombstone Mountain Guided Hiking Tour 8 days, Dawson City/Dawson City

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EXPLORE REMOTE VALLEYS | Trekking Tombstone Mountain Guided Hiking Tour with Helicopter Shuttle 8 days, Dawson City/Dawson City

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CAMPING tours GOLD RUSH TOUR (Yukon and Alaska) Camping Tour Canoe & Van Combination 22 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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ALASKA & YUKON HIGHLIGHTS (Yukon and Alaska) Camping Van Tour 22 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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from the Rockies to Alaska | GO WILD (Alberta, Yukon, Alaska) Camping Van Tour 22 days, Calgary/Whitehorse

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HOTEL AND HIKING TOURS NORTH TO ALASKA & INSIDE PASSAGE (BC, Alberta, Yukon, Alaska) Hotel Roundtrip 12 days, Vancouver/Whitehorse

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INSIDE PASSAGE & WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS (Yukon, Alaska, BC, Alberta) Hotel Roundtrip 13 days, Whitehorse/Vancouver

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BEST OF YUKON and ALASKA (from/to Whitehorse, yukon) Hotel Roundtrip 14 days, Whitehorse/Whitehorse

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NORTHERN HIGHLIGHTS Hotel Tour 9 days, Anchorage/Whitehorse

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BEST OF YUKON and ALASKA (from/to Anchorge, alsaka) Hotel Roundtrip 14 days, Anchorage/Anchorage

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Northern Coast Mountains | Yukon/Alaska Hotel Tour 7 days, Whitehorse/Anchorage

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Yukon & Alaska Explorer Hotel and Hiking Tour 15 days, Whitehorse/Anchorage

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Alaska & Yukon Explorer Hotel and Hiking Tour 15 days, Whitehorse/Anchorage

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Alaska - The Great Land Hotel and sightseeing tour through Alaska 8 days, Anchorage/Anchorage

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SUMMER ADD-ON PROGRAMS rail Tours

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White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad | Tour 1 Whitehorse (Full day)

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White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad | Tour 2 Whitehorse (Full day)

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McKinley Explorer Rail Tour | Anchorage (3 days / 2 nights)

wildlife viewing

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Glacier Bay National Park Tour | Whitehorse (3 days / 2 nights)

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Bear Viewing in Beautiful Knight Inlet | Vancouver (3 days / 2 nights)

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Whale Watching and Relaxing at Tofino | Vancouver (3 days / 2 nights)

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Redoubt Bay Bear Viewing | Anchorage (Full day)

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Kenai Fjords National Park Tour | Anchorage (Full day)

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SPECIAL GROUP TOURS Charter Service & custom Programs Exclusive Special Group Tours Customized Programs Bus and Van Charters, Drivers and Step-On-Guides Incentive Tours and Events

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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Required guest infor mat ion for bookings Price Information Payment Requirements

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Banking Information Contact Information Limitation of responsibility

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CATALOGUE 2017

Dear Friends, In 2017 we move into our fourth decade proud to have spent more than 30 years together with our guest from all over the world on unforgettable wilderness adventures and round trips through Canada’s North and Alaska. One of the highlights in recent history of our company is to have our ‘The Classic Yukon River’ recognized as a Signature Experience by the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC). The Canadian Tourism Commission has chosen our iconic river canoe tour as a once-inalifetime Canadians travel experience. We are very proud to have received this honour and happy to share this classic Yukon adventure with so many guests throughout the years. In 2014 we were also pleased to have National Geographic choose us as their guides for Tombstone Territorial Park. We are pleased to present to you our 2017 Product Catalogue, which includes a new version of the renowned small-group, hotel-based hiking tour program, the ‘Alaska & Yukon Explorer’ (pages 72-74). With this new itinerary, starting from Anchorage, we present an exiting option for active travelers to enjoy the highlights of Alaska and Yukon. Based on customer requests, we’ve also added a women-only paddling adventure on the Yukon River (pages 13-14) and a family paddle experience on the Nisutlin River (page 29). Our unmatched commitment to the training of our staff and the investment into our equipment continues o be our priority, including to continuously enhancing our fleet of 15 pax vans and 20 pax mini-coaches. We look forward to seeing all our friends as we work towards the next season, and of course working with you and your teams in 2017. All the best,

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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo The Classic | Yukonluptat. River Lake Rem Laberge aliquamet, to Dawson City

20 days guided canoe tour on the Yukon River Skill Level: Beginner

This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Dawson Cityis tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of history. 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 kilometres on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Fort Selkirk, Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. Camps are set up on the gravel and sand banks of the mighty river where one can enjoy a refreshing dip 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 riverbanks. 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 campfire we will hear about the solution found for this problem and some interesting stories about the first river travellers. 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 with tales of Jack London and Robert Service.

Dates 28.05.-16.06.2017 18.06.-07.07.2017 09.07.-28.07.2017 30.07.-18.08.2017 20.08.-08.09.2017

Duration 20 days / 19 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

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

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of add-on tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike.


CATALOGUE 2017

Trip Itinerary “The Classic - Lake Laberge to Dawson City” Day 1: Arrive in Whitehorse Arrival Whitehorse. Transfer to your downtown hotel. This afternoon, you’ll meet your guide and your fellow travellers, and have a chance to pick-up any last minute supplies. Evening free for optional sightseeing and touring. Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse. Day 2-17: Whitehorse / Yukon River. The adventure begins! Your canoe trip starts on the legendary Yukon River. During the next two weeks, we’ll paddle along this wonderful wilderness river passing old trading posts, modern off the grid cabins, and relics of the Gold Rush. The put-in is located at the confluence of the Takhini River and the Yukon River. After just a few minutes on the river, we’ll leave our busy life and civilization behind us. We’ll soon reach Lake Laberge, made famous by Gold Rush poet, Robert Service, in his epic poem, the Cremation of Sam McGee. Service famously changed the name of the lake to “LaBarge” to rhyme with the line “on the marge”. We’ll follow that shoreline of the lake before we reach a stretch of the Yukon River known as the 30 Mile near Hootalinqua, a former trading post and RNWMP station. The 30 Mile current moves fairly quickly and is a prime location for fishing for Arctic grayling or northern pike. This section of the Yukon River is relatively narrow, so the chances of wildlife sightings including black bears and moose at close range, are quite good. We’ll soon pass by the confluences of the Teslin and Big Salmon Rivers and on day 08, we’ll arrive in the First Nations (native) community of Carmacks. The town was originally established by George Carmack, one of the original discoverers of gold at Dawson City. Shortly after Carmacks we’ll reach the famous Five Finger Rapids, one of only two rapids on the entire route (together with the Rink Rapids) and the only real hazard to river boats travelling to Dawson during the Gold Rush. Four large boulders in the river create a series of ‘standing’ waves, but by now, with your paddling techniques honed, you’ll tackle the obstacle without problems. Following the rapids, the river valley widens and high bluffs border the river for long distances. We’ll pass the confluences of several creeks, streams and rivers including the Pelly, White and Stewart Rivers, and encounter several gravel bars and larger islands, which make perfect campsites, as they are flat, open and generally free of bears. One such island is the former Hudson Bay trading post, Fort Selkirk. A territorial park, Fort Selkirk is one of the best preserved examples of old time Yukon. Several of the original buildings have been restored, and a few are being used by people from the Selkirk First Nation. On Day 17 we’ll reach Dawson City! Located at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers, Dawson City is a welcome sight after more than 10 days on the river without seeing a town or village. The afternoon is at leisure and tonight we’ll kick our heels “Klondike” style, just like the gold rushers of 1898! (Day 17 overnight accommodation in Dawson City.) Day 18: Dawson City Today, we’ll tour the city including the cabins of Jack London and Robert Service and the Dawson City Museum. Then we’ll travel out to Bonanza Creek where gold was first discovered in 1896, to visit the Discovery Claim and see the impressive Dredge #4 National Historic Site. You will even have a chance to pan for gold yourself and keep all you can find! On the way back to town, we’ll stop in at the Midnight Dome, to enjoy a magnificent view over the city and the Yukon and Klondike River valleys. In the evening we’ll visit Diamond Tooth Gertie’s casino for an evening of Can-Can dancing, gambling and lots of good fun! Overnight accommodation in Dawson City. Day 19: Dawson City - Whitehorse Today we’ll return to Whitehorse by tour van via the Klondike Highway. The driving time is considerably quicker than the trip by river. We’ll stop at a few scenic locations along the highway, including the incredible Five Finger Rapids overlook. Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse. Day 20. Departure Whitehorse Transfer to the airport. End of tour services or join your next tour program.

Included •

Canoes and camping equipment

Overland transportation

Two nights hotel accommodation in Dawson City

Two nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

Two person tents (15 nights)

All meals on canoe trip

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

Historic tour in Dawson City

Expert guidance on the entire trip

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy • •

Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo The Classic | Yukonluptat. River Lake Rem Laberge aliquamet, TO Carmacks

8 days guided canoe tour on the Yukon River Skill Level: Beginner

This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Whitehorse to Carmacks is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of history. 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 320 km on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. Camps are set up on the gravel and 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 riverbanks. Beavers are busy getting their winter supplies in, and several times we have seen grizzly bears strolling along the shoreline. Around the campfire we will hear some interesting stories about the first river travellers. At the Yukon River bridge in Carmacks we will part from our canoes and travel with our van via the Klondike Highway back towards Whitehorse.

Dates 28.05.-04.06.2017 18.06.-25.06.2017 09.07.-16.07.2017 30.07.-06.08.2017 20.08.-27.08.2017

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,495.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 245.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Physical Demands A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike.

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Trip Itinerary “The Classic - Lake Laberge to Carmacks” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse

Individual arrivals in Whitehorse, and transfer to your downtown hotel. This afternoon we’ve planned a group meeting to meet your fellow group members and get to know your guide a little. We’ll review your gear and you’ll have a chance to pick-up any missing items. Evening free for optional sightseeing, shopping and touring. Overnight in Whitehorse

Day 2 - 8: Yukon River Canoe Tour

Our canoe trip starts with a transfer to the legendary Yukon River. The river’s name means “great river” and thus it is very well named. It travels more than 3000km from its source lakes south of Whitehorse, to the Bering Sea. During the next seven wonderful days, we’ll paddle over 300km on this great river to roam the Yukon wilderness. Our first day of paddling brings us to Lake Laberge, which requires some shoreline paddling. The reward is some wonderful paddling along the 30 Mile section of the river, a narrow, winding stretch that provides some great scenery, good fishing, and brings us to some interesting historical sites including the old trading post of Hootalinqua and RNWMP outpost. As we continue along, we’ll reach the confluences of the Teslin and Big Salmon Rivers; wildlife, including black bears and moose, is often spotted along the shorelines.

DAY 8: ARRIVE CARMACKS

After a week on the river, with very few signs of civilization, we arrive at the small native village of Carmacks, which was founded by Klondike Goldrush co-discoverer, George Carmack. You’ll have time to grab the first meal not-prepared by yourself in more than a week, before saying goodbye to your canoe adventure on the river. We’ll return to Whitehorse by road, a journey of just under three hours. Transfer to your post tour hotel, the airport, or your next tour. End of tour services.

Included •

Canoes and camping equipment

Overland transportation

One night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

Two person tents (six nights)

All meals on canoe trip

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

Expert guidance on the entire trip

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 11


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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo The Classic | Yukonluptat. River Carmacks Rem aliquamet, to Dawson City

13 days guided canoe tour on the Yukon River Skill Level: Beginner

This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Carmacks to Dawson City is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes, following the trail of history. Special canoeing skills are not required. The tour starts in Carmacks 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 400 km on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Fort Selkirk. Camps are set up on the gravel and 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.

Dates 04.06.-16.06.2017 25.06.-07.07.2017 16.07.-28.07.2017 06.08.-18.08.2017 27.08.-08.09.2017

Duration 13 days / 12 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 2,095.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 415.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map Dawson City Y U KO N Yukon R

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Physical Demands 12

A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike.


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Trip Itinerary “The Classic - Carmacks to Dawson City” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Individual arrival at the Whitehorse Airport. You will be met by your driver and depart immediately to Carmacks via the Klondike Highway. Your guide will review the route for the next 13 days and outline your camp responsibilities over a hearty dinner beside the campfire this evening. Day 2 - 10: Yukon River Canoe Tour Our campground is located right beside the Yukon River so it is a quick trip to the put in. We’ll break camp and get an early start. Not far from Carmacks, we encounter the famous Five Finger Rapids. One of only two real rapids on the entire Yukon River system, Five Finger is in reality four large boulders in the river, creating some standing waves. A good test, on your first day, but the guide will review the important information prior to going through the rapids and your fellow travellers, who paddled the river from Whitehorse, will have some good paddling techniques by now. As we pass through the rapids the valley widens and the river begins to flatten out. We’ll pass by several large bluffs as the river meanders its way in a north-westerly direction. Black bears, particularly in the early part of summer, are easy to spot as they dig for roots and forage for new growth on exposed south facing slopes. Further on, we’ll pass by the confluences of the Pelly River before we arrive at historic Fort Selkirk. The oldest European “settlement” in the Yukon, Fort Selkirk was established as a fur trading post by Robert Campbell of the Hudson Bay Company in 1848. The original fort was actually razed by coastal Tlingit traders who historically held a trading monopoly with inland native bands. The post was re-established in the late 1800’s as gold rush traffic increased and quickly became known for its riverside hospitality, roughly half way between Whitehorse and Dawson City. Today, Fort Selkirk is a Yukon Territorial Historic Site, and is home to a few residents from the local Selkirk First Nation. Days 10 and 11: Dawson City Today we’ll reach Dawson City, home of the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush. When gold was discovered in 1896, more than 50,000 people arrived at Dawson City making it the largest city west of Winnipeg and north of Seattle. We’ll pull out of the right on Front Street, directly across from the Klondike River, which gave the region its name. This evening, we’ll “hit the town” just like the Klondike Gold Rushers of more than a century ago. First up, we’ll visit the historic Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino. This lively casino offers all the usual games, including Texas Hold-em Poker, and a raucous Can-Can floor show. The next day, we’ll tour the town and visit all the important historic sites, including the SS Keno, Palace Grand Theatre, the Commissioners Residence, and the cabins of Jack London and Robert Service. We’ll then travel out to the Bonanza Creek goldfields to the site of the original discovery, and the famous Dredge #4 National Historic Site. Perhaps surprisingly, we’ll pass by several working gold mines, put back into circulation as the price of gold has risen dramatically the past few years. We’ll have a go at gold panning ourselves before returning back to town. Our last stop of the day will be at the Midnight Dome overlook, which provides a great view of Dawson City and both the Klondike and Yukon River valleys, and gives you a sense as to the vastness of the territory you paddled through the past few days. (two night’s accommodation in Dawson City.) Day 12: Dawson City - Whitehorse Depart to Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway. We’ll stop in at pleasant Moose Creek Lodge for a coffee break this morning, and shortly after crossing the Stewart River, the highway generally follows the Yukon River Valley. As we near Carmacks, we begin to see the mighty river. Just outside Carmacks, we get a great view of Five Finger Rapids, and our guides will often plan a picnic lunch at the overlook in good weather. On arrival in Whitehorse, we’ll check into our hotel and enjoy one last group dinner together with new friends Day 13: Depart Whitehorse Transfer to the airport or join another scheduled tour program. End of services.

Included •

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Canoes and camping equipment

Overland transportation

Two person tents (9 nights)

One nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

Two nights hotel accommodation in Dawson City

Historic tour in Dawson City

All meals on canoe trip

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. Participants need to be on the 1st day in Whitehorse no later then 4:30 pm. 13


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Departure Whitehorse

Paddling with the Girls on the Yukon River!

12 days guided canoe tour for women on the Yukon River Skill Level: Beginner Dates

In response to frequent comments from our female guests that they would love to have a little girl paddle time we’re offering this women-only 12 day tour on the Yukon River. Special canoeing skills are not required. The tour starts in Minto 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 325 km on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Fort Selkirk. Camps are set up on the gravel and 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. 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.

05.06.-16.06.2017 26.06.-07.07.2017 17.07.-28.07.2017 07.08.-18.08.2017 28.08.-08.09.2017

Duration 12 days / 11 nights

Group Size 4 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 2,205.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 565.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

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Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Individual arrival at the Whitehorse Airport. You will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. In the evening the group will meet with the guide for a trip orientation. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse) Day 2: Whitehorse to the Yukon River Departing early the next morning you’ll drive along the Yukon River to our put in point at Minto. From here we’ll paddle for a few hours then make campat the river banks for the night

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Physical Demands A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike.


CATALOGUE 2017

Day 3-9: Yukon River Canoe Tour Our campground is located right beside the Yukon River so it is a quick trip to the put in. We’ll break camp and get an early start. Further on, we’ll pass by the confluences of the Pelly River before we arrive at historic Fort Selkirk. The oldest European “settlement” in the Yukon, Fort Selkirk was established as a fur trading post by Robert Campbell of the Hudson Bay Company in 1848. The original fort was actually razed by coastal Tlingit traders who historically held a trading monopoly with inland native bands. The post was re-established in the late 1800’s as gold rush traffic increased and quickly became known for its riverside hospitality, roughly half way between Whitehorse and Dawson City. Today, Fort Selkirk is a Yukon Territorial Historic Site, and is home to a few residents from the local Selkirk First Nation. On Day 9 we’ll reach Dawson City! Located at the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers, Dawson City is a welcome sight after more than eight days on the river without seeing a town or village. The afternoon is at leisure and tonight we’ll kick our heels “Klondike” style, just like the gold rushers of 1898! (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City) Days 10: Dawson City Today we’ll tour the town and visit all the important historic sites, including the SS Keno, Palace Grand Theatre, the Commissioners Residence, and the cabins of Jack London and Robert Service. We’ll then travel out to the Bonanza Creek goldfields to the site of the original discovery, and the famous Dredge #4 National Historic Site. Perhaps surprisingly, we’ll pass by several working gold mines, put back into circulation as the price of gold has risen dramatically the past few years. We’ll have a go at gold panning ourselves before returning back to town. Our last stop of the day will be at the Midnight Dome overlook, which provides a great view of Dawson City and both the Klondike and Yukon River valleys, and gives you a sense as to the vastness of the territory you paddled through the past few days. This evening, we’ll “hit the town” just like the Klondike Gold Rushers of more than a century ago. First up, we’ll visit the historic Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino. This lively casino offers all the usual games, including Texas Hold-em Poker, and a raucous Can-Can floor show. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City Day 11: Dawson City - Whitehorse Depart to Whitehorse on the Klondike Highway. We’ll stop in at pleasant Moose Creek Lodge for a coffee break this morning, and shortly after crossing the Stewart River, the highway generally follows the Yukon River Valley. As we near Carmacks, we begin to see the mighty river. Just outside Carmacks, we get a great view of Five Finger Rapids, and our guides will often plan a picnic lunch at the overlook in good weather. On arrival in Whitehorse, we’ll check into our hotel and enjoy one last group dinner together with new friends.

Included

Day 12: Depart Whitehorse Transfer to the airport or join another scheduled tour program. End of services.

Expert female guidance on the entire trip

Canoes and camping equipment

Overland transportation

Two person tents (7 nights)

Two nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

Two nights hotel accommodation in Dawson City

Historic tour in Dawson City

All meals on canoe trip

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. Participants need to be on the 1st day in Whitehorse no later then 4:30 pm. 15


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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo Explore Secret Waterways luptat. Rem | Beaver aliquamet, River

15 days guided canoe tour on the Beaver River Skill Level: Intermediate

Experience pristine wilderness with amazing wildlife-viewing opportunities while paddling the Beaver River. Looking for a fun and challenging remote wilderness paddle? The Beaver River route offers the full gammut from a gentle start winding through small lakes with moose munching alongside then joins the Beaver and Stewart Rivers for some fun frolicking in Class I to III rapids. We start with a magnificent float plane flight to our put in at Clarke Lakes then enjoy relaxed days meandering through the wilderness with the Nadaleen Range towering around us. As the currents pick up we’re swept through isolated canyons and spacious valleys often surrounded by the world of moose, beaver, wolves and frequently with the trumpeter swans.

Dates 23.07.-06.08.2017 30.07.-13.08.2017 06.08.-20.08.2017

Duration 15 days / 14 nights

Group Size 5 - 10 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,595.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 355.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

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CATALOGUE 2017

Trip Itinerary “Explore Secret Water ways” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse You will be met at the Whitehorse Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have then given time to discover the town and do some shopping. This evening you will meet your fellow paddlers and we discuss the trip itinerary. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse) Day 2: Whitehorse – Mayo From Whitehorse we travel north with our van on the Klondike Highway passing the Five Finger Rapids on the Yukon River. In the afternoon we pack up the float plane to fly to Clarke Lakes. Here we camp on the lake shore and enjoy our first camp fire. Day 3 - 6: Beaver River / Clarke Lakes Today we put in on the shore of Clarke Lakes for the start of our canoe trip. We will travel towards the Beaver River over connecting brooks. We find our way through a chain of small lakes with each of these inviting us to stay a while. Reed covered banks and the occasionally branch let us improve our navigational skills. This area is prime moose habitat so keep an eye out! Around us breathtaking mountains rise over the spruce forest with wild and wonderful camps awaiting our group on the lake and river shores. Soon we join the Beaver River and the water will pick up speed. This faster water has assorted obstacles requiring some skillful manoeuvring of the canoes. After the small brooks and lakes, it is now the breadth of the landscape that is fascinating. Here fishing is easily rewarded and our dinner often becomes a backcountry gourmet experience.

Included •

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Canoes and camping equipment

Day 07 - 13: Stewart River The Stewart River, the small brother of the Yukon River, welcomes us with a playful, fast-flowing current. Here we can enjoy rafting up to float with the current in places to enjoy the high, rugged mountain scenery. Again and again there are interesting trapper cabins or an abandoned homestead’s on the river bank to discover. As more water arrives from small creeks the river swells further as we approach Baggins Canyon. Here two sets of rapids (Class II and III) modify the river’s character. Your guide will pull out at various points to scout the river, select routes or choosing to porDAYe or line through sections. Taking this time to view the main rapids from above we often carry our gear around allowing us to enjoy playing the rapids and pick up the gear afterwards. Shortly after the rapids we get to Fraser Falls where we will porDAYe around with our gear and canoes before continuing down river.

Overland transportation

Floatplane transfer from Mayo to headwaters of Beaver River

Two nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

All meals on canoe trip

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

Two person tents (12 nights)

Day 14: Stewart River / Mayo After a short while on the river we reach the town Mayo again. From here the our van brings us back to Whitehorse, which will feel like a metropolis after our weeks on the river!. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse)

not Included

Day 15: Departure Whitehorse Transfer to the Whitehorse airport or connecting program.

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Gratuity

Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 17


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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo the Klondiker | Big luptat. SalmonRem River aliquamet,

15 days guided canoe tour on the Big Salmon River Skill Level: Intermediate

The 315 kilometre tour (includes about 100 km on the Yukon River) through the solitude of the Big Salmon River is our favourite canoe adventure and it is especially suitable for the intermediate canoeist. Our well-trained guides introduce the participants to the proper paddle techniques on this class I-II river. The start of the trip is Quiet Lake on the South Canal Road, from where the Big Salmon winds its way through the Salmon Mountains towards the confluence with the Yukon River. Wildlife encounters along the river are quite common, and one can expect to see moose, caribou, wolf and eagle. During August and September, thousands of salmon spawn in the Big Salmon, and grizzly bears are often seen. In the evenings we will set up camp along the riverbanks or on gravel bars. Meals are cooked on the open camp fire, and fresh Arctic grayling, lake trout, salmon and northern pike may be added to the menu. Hiking trips into the mountains and creek valleys can round out an exciting river journey. The canoe tour ends in Carmacks on the Yukon River, from where we take our van back to Whitehorse

Dates 28.05.-11.06.2017 09.07.-23.07.2017 20.08.-03.09.2017

Duration 15 days / 14 nights

Group Size 5 - 10 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 2,395.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 355.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

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Physical Demands Best suited for those with a basic level of wilderness travel. You have been on a few camping trips before and have played around in a canoe or kayak

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Trip Itinerary “the Klondiker” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Individual arrival at Whitehorse Airport. Transfer to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse. You’ll have some time to explore the city before meeting your fellow travellers and your guide at the group meeting this afternoon. Following the tour, you’ll have some time for some last minute shopping and sightseeing. Overnight in Whitehorse. Day 2: Transfer Whitehorse - Quiet Lake We’ll depart Whitehorse southbound on the historic Alaska Highway, completed in under a year in 1942 to aid the Pacific Front during WWII. We’ll travel to Johnson’s Crossing before turning north on the Canol Road. The “Canol” was also built during the war, to aid in the construction of an oil pipeline from Norman Wells, just across the Northwest Territories border. “Boneyards” of WWII era vehicles can be found at various points along the roadsides. More striking though is the wonderful scenery, particularly as we approach Quiet Lake. There, we’ll unload the canoes and set up camp for the night. Overnight: Quiet Lake Campground Day 3 – 14: Big Salmon River Canoe Tour Begins! This morning we’ll break camp, load the canoes and depart. The first leg of the journey takes us down Quiet Lake and Big Salmon Lake; the headwaters for the Big Salmon River.

Included •

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

Two nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

The Big Salmon is a narrow, swift moving river (up to class II) that requires some technical paddling. The guide will offer some training in camp, and after the first of the rapids, you’ll be an expert in no time! One of our favourite Yukon rivers, the Big Salmon offers a thrilling wilderness paddle for even the most experienced canoeist as there is something new to discover around every bend in the river. The wildlife viewing in this remote, pristine region is excellent, and moose and black bears are often spotted along the river’s banks.

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Canoe rental and transportation

Two person tents and camping equipment (12 nights)

In the evenings, your guide will take you on short hikes to good scenic vanDAYe points over the river and the fishing along the clear, cold Big Salmon River is excellent, and you’ll have time in the evenings to try your hand at catching the Arctic grayling and northern pike that are found in the river. In fall, there is also the opportunity to catch a Chinook salmon as they travel up the river on their annual run to spawn.

All meals on canoe trip

All overland transportation

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Day 14: Carmacks - Whitehorse The last leg of our tour is on the famous Yukon River. We’ll arrive in the native village of Carmacks after two weeks in the Yukon backcountry. Our transfer van will be waiting for us at the pullout, and will take us back to Whitehorse along the Klondike Highway. We’ll stop in at Braeburn Lodge on the way back to town for some home baking. The lodge is famous for its massive cinnamon buns. Whitehorse feels like a metropolis after two weeks on the river and the hot shower and soft bed will be welcome. You’ll enjoy reminiscing about your adventures over a great dinner with your new friends this evening. Overnight in a hotel in Whitehorse.

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Day 15: Depart Whitehorse Transfer to the airport or to your connecting program. End of tour services.

Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 19


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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo Yukon’s Last Frontierluptat. Canoe Rem Routealiquamet, | Bonnet Plume River

20 days guided canoe expedition on the Bonnet Plume River Skill Level: Expert

Dates 18.06.-07.07.2017 16.07.-04.08.2017

One of North America’s last true frontiers, the Bonnet Plume River winds through the majestic Peel Watershed along the Mackenzie Mountains into the very heart of Yukon’s untouched wilderness. The Bonnet Plume forms a significant part of the Canadian HeriDAYe Rivers System (CHRS) and offers excellent opportunities for wilderness activities.. Excellent camping locations offer opportunities for scenic day-hikes, particularly in the alpine areas, which are readily accessible from the river. The diversity of wildlife, vegetation and scenery of this expansive and beautiful region provides an exceptional opportunity - get ready to be amazed on this 20-day canoe expedition into the Yukon wilderness. The Bonnet Plume River stands out as one of the premier whitewater wilderness rivers in Canada. It is technically challenging, particularly from just below Bonnet Plume Lake to the junction with Knorr Creek, where Class II and III rapids are frequent with isolated stretches of Class IV and V. Surrounded by this unique and breathtaking sub-arctic scenery you will discover wildlife like caribou, moose, bears and wolfs in their untouched natural habitat.

Duration 20 days / 19 nights

Group Size 5 - 10 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 6,555.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 565.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

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Day 2: Today will be spent getting used to your equipment and paddle partner. We’ll travel to Kluane NP and spend the day on the Blanchard and Tatshenshini Rivers. The waters of the famous Tatshenshini (also a Canadian HeriDAYe River) are similar to conditions we will encounter on the Bonnet Plume River. Return to Whitehorse. Overnight in a hotel.

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Day 3: In the morning we will drive from Whitehorse to Mayo where a floatplane will bring us to the start of our expedition at Bonnet Plume Lake. Day 4: In complete AWWW of the beautiful landscape we will spend the day hiking in the mountains surrounding the Bonnet Plume Lake.

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Physical Demands Not for novice paddlers. Your paddling skills are at an intermediate level, you can handle your canoe or kayak in most weather conditions and have basic whitewater skills.


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Day 5: After only a short while on the Bonnet Plume River we will encounter the first class II-III current in the Rockslide Canyon. Day 6: The river presents itself with a pleasant and steady current with the occasional chute – some to be run, some to be scouted first. Day 7: Today we continue on through some rock gardens with boulders to watch out for. Day 8: After the first days of excitement on the river, today offers a welcomed relaxing paddle on a substantially braided river to the next camp. Day 9: Once again you will get the opportunity to show off your paddling skills as you paddle through another canyon calling for some demanding maneuvers. After the canyon, the river flows with steady class II-III whitewater and bigger waves. Day 10: Today will provide some time to soak in all the unforgettable moments on the river over the past few days as we take a break from paddling and go on a day-hike to one of the surrounding peaks (6 hours return). Day 11: The river presents some easier currents today, so we’ll take the time to enjoy the wildlife, the scenery and possibly go on an other hike. Day 12: Today’s paddle will bring us to Fairchild Creek; a particularly beautiful part of the Bonnet Plume River. Day 13: As the river continues throughout broader valleys we’ll hike to Fairchild Lake today (four hours return) and also have the chance to visit a remote hunting outfitter’s camp. Day 14: Even though we are leaving the whitewater of the river behind, the current is still strong as we head towards the Peel River basin. Day 15: Today we will explore the Peel Canyon as we join the Peel River. Day 16: We will encounter the last class two whitewater before we leave the canyon. Day 17: Our final day on the river will impress you with the shear beauty of this magical landscape as we make our way towards our last camp. Day 18: At ”Taco” Bar, the float plane will pick us up and we’ll fly over the vast expanse of northerm Yukon back to Mayo. Once in Mayo, we’ll drive back to Whitehorse. Overnight in a hotel. Day 19: This morning you will have time to explore the capital of the Yukon, Whitehorse. Maybe you want to do some shopping or simply enjoy the many attractions this city has to offer. In the afternoon we’ll visit Takhini Hot Springs to relax in the soothing warm water under the wide open skies of the Yukon. Overnight in a hotel. Day 20: Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included •

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Canoes and camping equipment

Overland transportation

Float plane transfer from Mayo to BonnetPlume Lake

Float plane transfer from Taco Bar to Mayo

Two person tents (15 nights)

Four nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

All meals on canoe trip

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Gratuity

Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 21


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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo The Heart of the Yukon luptat. | Wind Rem River aliquamet,

22 days guided canoe expedition on the Wind River Skill Level: Intermediate

Dates 18.06.-09.07.2017 16.07.-06.08.2017

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. The river is mostly a Class I/II river, characterized by riffles, tight corners and the occasional powerful eddy. As such, it is best suited to paddlers who have had river experience and are comfortable with river paddling strokes. The surrounding ridges are ideal for hiking. A few layover days have been scheduled to take advanDAYe of the scenic vistas that these ridges offer. The wild country that the Wind courses, is home to sheep, goats, caribou, elk, beaver, wolf, eagles, falcons and more. It would be surprising if a number of these were not encountered during the paddle. At the Peel River we will be met by our floatplane and returned to Mayo. This flight will give us an excellent view of the Wind River

Duration 22 days / 21 nights

Group Size 5 - 10 participants per date

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

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CATALOGUE 2017

Trip Itinerary “The Heart of the Yukon” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Arrival in Whitehorse. Transfer to your downtown hotel. This afternoon you’ll have the chance to meet your fellow travellers and your group leader will review the itinerary and your gear. Later this afternoon you’ll have time to pick up any last minute items identified, and tour the Yukon’s capital. Quaint and compact, you’ll enjoy the cafes, galleries, museums and shops of Whitehorse’s Main Street and downtown core. Accommodation: Whitehorse hotel Day 2: Whitehorse - Mayo - Wind River Tour departure. We’ll travel by comfortable maxi-van northbound along the pleasant Klondike Highway. Shortly after departing we’ll stop for a coffee at Braeburn Lodge, famous for its massive cinnamon buns, then continue onto Carmacks, which was first established as a roadhouse by George Carmack, one of the co-discovers of the gold near Dawson City, that sparked a rush of more than 50,000 on 1898. Further along, we’ll stop at the Five Finger Rapids overlook, one of the most scenic viewpoints along the Yukon River valley. Four giant boulders mid- stream, create five distinct channels or “fingers”. The rapids are one of the only real navigational hazards along the Yukon River between Whitehorse and Dawson. After passing through both Pelly and Stewart Crossing, we’ll turn west on the Silver Trail – named for the massive silver deposits in the area, and the world’s largest silver mines - for the short journey into Mayo. There, we’ll transfer our equipment to a floatplane for the short transfer over the stunning mountain ranges forming the Peel River Watershed to McClusky Lake, the headwaters of the Wind River. Accommodation: tent camp Day 2 to Day 20: Canoeing the Wind River Valley A comfortable paddle with little white water, the Wind River is a journey through truly wild land. Heavily wooded shorelines give way to alpine mountains shrouding granite peaks of up to 5000-6000 feet (1850m – 2000m). Wildlife sightings are common, including moose, as well as caribou, black and grizzly bears, and possibly even wolves. Our first campsite will be in the vicinity of Bond Creek, which offers several excellent hikes to sub-alpine valleys offering dramatic views of the valley.

Included

Your time on the river will settle into a familiar daily routine. Daytimes will be spent enjoying classic swift water canoeing as the river meanders through spectacular mountain scenery. Each evening, we’ll make camp in a pleasant sheltered location along the shore or on a gravel bar in the river. Following a hearty dinner your guide will often lead the group on an easy hike to a scenic location above the river, or recounting the day’s adventures around the campfire. Throughout the tour your guide will regale you with stories of the unique history of the Wind River and Peel Watershed, from Hudson Bay explorers to the group of Klondike Gold Rushers who wintered on the river en route to the Klondike Gold Rush, and the infamous RNWMP Lost Patrol, whose ill-fated expedition resulted in their deaths. Corporal Dempster, who recovered the bodies, and for whom the Dempster Highway is named, who recovered the bodies, started his search for the missing men on the Wind.

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Two nights hotel accommodation (Whitehorse)

One night hotel accommodation (Mayo)

Two person tents (18 nights)

All overland transportation (Whitehorse Mayo - Whitehorse)

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

Each bend in the river offers a new view and a new impression of this wonderful wilderness region. Near the Bear River confluence, Royal Mountain rises regally above the surrounding slopes. Farther downstream, at the confluence with the Little Wind River, the river flattens out as we leave the Illtyd Range and enter a broader valley. Mount Deception soon comes into view at Hungry Creek.

Rental and transportation of canoes

Tents, cooking- and camping equipment

We’ll soon encounter the impressive Peel River, and further along we’ll pass the junction with the Bonnet Plume and Snake Rivers. Entering a short canyon, we will haul out our canoes on a small gravel island known as named Taco Bar. The waters here are deep enough to allow a float plane to land on the river. A short, but spectacular float plan ride brings up back to Mayo, and a very welcome hot shower, a meal prepared by someone else, and a soft hotel bed. Accommodation: Mayo hotel

Floatplane transfer from Mayo to McClusky Lake

Floatplane transfer from Peel River to Mayo

All meals on hiking / canoe trip

Day 21: Mayo - Whitehorse Return to Whitehorse by maxi-van. You’ll have time for shopping and sightseeing and one last opportunity to dine with new friends while reminiscing about your river tour. Accommodation: Whitehorse hotel Day 22: Departure Whitehorse Transfer to airport or join your connecting program. End of tour services.

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Gratuity

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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo Spirit of the Yukonluptat. | TeslinRem River aliquamet,

11 days / 10 nights guided canoe tour on the Teslin River Skill Level: Beginner

The 370 kilometre tour (includes about 170 km on the Yukon River) through the solitude of the Teslin River is one of our favourite canoe adventures and it is especially suitable for the novice canoeist. Our well-trained guides introduce the participants to the proper paddle techniques on this class I-II river. The start of the trip is at Johnsons Crossing on the Alaska Highway, where the Teslin River winds its way through the mountains of the Southern Yukon towards the confluence with the Yukon River. Wildlife encounters along the river are quite common, and one can expect to see moose, caribou, wolf and eagle. During August and September, thousands of salmon spawn in the Teslin River, and grizzly bears are often seen. In the evenings we will set up camp along the riverbanks or on gravel bars. Meals are cooked on the open camp fire, and fresh Arctic grayling, salmon and northern pike may be added to the menu. Hiking trips into the mountains and creek valleys can round out an exciting river journey. The tour ends in Carmacks on the Yukon River where we will part from our canoes and travel with our van via the Klondike Highway back towards Whitehorse.

Dates 28.05.-07.06.2017 18.06.-28.06.2017 09.07.-19.07.2017 30.07.-09.08.2017 20.08.-30.08.2017

Duration 11 days / 10 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,830.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 355.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Physical Demands A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike.

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Trip Itinerary “Spirit of the Yukon” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Transfer from Whitehorse Airport to your downtown hotel via city highlights including the SS Klondike, Old Log Church, and Log Cabin Skyscraper. At your group meeting this afternoon, you’ll meet your fellow tour participants and your guide will review the itinerary. Time for optional tours, shopping and sightseeing this evening. Overnight in a hotel in Whitehorse. Day 2: Whitehorse - Teslin River We’ll depart Whitehorse southbound on the historic Alaska Highway, completed in under a year in 1942 to aid the Pacific front during WWII. We’ll travel to Johnson’s Crossing. We’ll unload our gear and canoes, load-up, and put in on the river. The Teslin offers a relaxing paddle along a wide, fast moving, deep river. A short paddle brings us to our first campsite. Days 3 to 10: Teslin River We’ll spend the next week on this scenic, gentle, fast-moving river. All tolled, we’ll travel more than 350km through the spectacular southern Yukon. Moose are often spotted along the shorelines, or even swimming the river to access better food sources on mid-channel islands or the opposite shoreline. Black bears enjoy the grasses and roots of the exposed south facing slopes, and their dark coats stand out nicely against the sandy soil. Just north of Lake Laberge, the made famous by Gold Rush poet, Robert Service, in his poem the Cremation of Sam McGee, the Teslin flows into the Yukon River near the former trading post of Hootalinqua. A gold rush era paddlewheeler can be found rotting away on the shoreline nearby, recalling the headier days, when the Yukon was the most exciting place to be in the North American West. After gold was discovered near Dawson City in 1898, more than 50,000 people paddled the Yukon River and its tributaries. In fact, it was these same gold seekers who gave the Teslin River its contemporary name. The First Nation (natives) people living on the banks of the river called it the Déslin Chú, which became Teslin. Yukon’s gold rush history is frequently evidenced during our tour as we pass by old cabins and trading posts, some of which are now inhabited by contemporary pioneer families living a simple off the grid lifestyle. Day 10: Carmacks - Whitehorse IOur tour ends in the native village of Carmacks, which was first established during the Klondike Goldrush by one of the original discovers of gold at Dawson City, George Carmacks. The town of just 450 residents appears a metropolis after a week on the river! Our river trip ends here; and you will return to Whitehorse in a comfortable maxi-van where a warm shower, cold beer and a comfortable bed awaits! Overnight in a hotel in Whitehorse. Day 11: Departure Whitehorse Transfer to airport or join a connecting program. End of tour services.

Included •

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

Two nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Canoe rental and transportation

Two person tents and camping equipment (eight nights)

All meals on canoe trip

All overland transportation

• Expert guidance on the entire trip

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo the Voyageur’s Northwest-Route luptat. Rem aliquamet, | Pelly River

10 days guided canoe tour on the Pelly River Skill Level: beginner

Step back in time and rediscover a Hudson Bay trading route while paddling the historic and mesmerizing Pelly River. This guided canoe journey will take you back to the uncharted Northwest of the 1840’s where the fur-trade was driven to reach the outer-most corners of Canada. One of the most famous pioneers of that time, Robert Campbell, was the first to explore the Pelly River. He and his voyageurs traveled the Pelly River in search of new outposts to trade with local natives. A half-century before the Klondike Gold Rush would change the face of the Yukon it was the pioneer spirit of Hudson Bay and Northwest Company explorers like Robert Campbell who first connected the North to the rest of the world. Whether you are a novice or a experienced river paddler, you will truly enjoy this 10 day canoe-camping adventure which leads along the breathtaking Tintina Trench into the heart of the Yukon Plateau. The Trench is a major pathway for migratory birds and many species can be seen later in the summer along with other wildlife such as Dall and fanin sheep, muskrat, beaver, fox, wolf, bear, eagle and trumpeter swan can be easily spotted along the riversides. The Pelly is a relatively wide river with good current, quite often we can stow away the paddles, raft up and relax for a while. And, every so often we will encounter sections of the river which require a bit of maneuvering on three easily negotiable rapids (class I-III).

Dates 11.06.-20.06.2017 25.06.-04.07.2017 09.07.-18.07.2017

Duration 10 days / 9 nights

Group Size 5 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,995.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 355.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Physical Demands A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike.

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Trip Itinerary “The Voyageur’s Northwest Route” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse This evening meet your fellow group members and you’ll have the opportunity to discover the famous capital of the Yukon. Your stops should include the SS Klondike, one of the last Yukon sternwheelers still in existence, and a national historic site; and a visit to the McBride Museum. Overnight in a hotel Day 2: In the morning we will drive from Whitehorse to Faro where we put-in on the Pelly River with our canoes. We’ll paddle a short distance and setup camp at the foot of the magnificent Rose Mountain. Day 3: Today we’ll navigate through Little Fishhook Rapid, a real joy, even for beginners! day 4: Our journey begins with a trip through Big Fishhook Canyon. As we paddle along, you’ll begin to feel as though you’re travelling back in time to the days of Robert Campbell and his Hudson Bay voyageurs. day 5: Our paddle today brings us to Mount Hodder; the predominant geographical feature of the region.

Included

day 6: We will be on the river a bit longer today until we pass “Safety Pin Bend”.

Expert guidance on the entire trip

day 7: Another scenic campsite awaits us at the confluence of the Pelly and South MacMillan Rivers.

Canoes and camping equipment

Overland transportation

Two person tents (seven nights)

Two nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

All meals on canoe trip

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

Expert guidance on the entire trip

day 8: For most of the day you will enjoy views of the unique rock formations along Granite Canyon. We’ll choose the route depending on the group’s skills and liking. day 9: Arrival in Pelly Crossing, where the Klondike Hwy crosses the Pelly River. Transfer back to Whitehorse. Overnight in a hotel. day 10: Transfer to airport or connecting program.

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo Best of Yukon’s Whitewater luptat. Rem Rivers aliquamet,

7 days guided canoe tour on Yukon’s best whitewater rivers Skill Level: EXPERT

Do you dream of paddling the best rivers of the North? Do you thrive on canoeing in whitewater? Do you want to learn how to improve your canoe skills? In just one week you can paddle three of Yukon’s most exiting whitewater rivers. The Yukon’s best whitewater rivers await you on this exciting canoe adventure of a life-time! Three world-renowned wilderness rivers of the Yukon are combined in this unmatched tour. The Yukon’s best canoe guides lead you on the greatest whitewater the north has to offer. After a week on these rivers, your thirst for real adventure will be quenched and you’ll take home a powerful set of whitewater skills for future professional adventures in the backcountry!

Dates 05.06.-11.06.2017 12.06.-18.06.2017 03.07.-09.07.2017 10.07.-16.07.2017 24.07.-30.07.2017 31.07.-06.08.2017

Duration 7 days / 6 nights

Group Size 5 - 8 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,995.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 355.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

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Trip Itinerary “Best of Yukon’s Whitewater Rivers ” Day 1: Arrival in Whitehorse where you’ll meet your fellow group members. We’ll review the tour and introduce you to the equipment you’ll be using on the trip. Overnight in a hotel. day 2: The first day will be spent paddling the Wheaton River (class II+) near Whitehorse or the Kathleen River (class II+) (*) near Kluane National Park. Both rivers offer spectacular mountain scenery. Overnight at Campground. (* June = Wheaton River, July, August = Kathleen River) day 3: Today we’ll have fun on either the Kathleen River (class II+) or Tatshenshini River (class III and a Canadian HeriDAYe River) (*). Overnight at Campground. (* June = Kathleen River, July, August = Tatshenshini River) day 4: Travelling by van back to the Whitehorse area, we’ll continue northbound on the Klondike and Robert Campbell Highways towards our put-in on the Lapie River. Overnight at Campground day 5: Get ready for an action packed paddling day! We can choose from several different sections of the Lapie River depending on the group’s abilities. We’ll make sure you get the best out of this amazing river with all its whitewater thrills. Overnight at Campground. day 6: We will finish off this exciting canoe adventure back in Whitehorse where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the famous capital of the Yukon. Our city tour on arrival will point out all the highlights of the capital of the Yukon. Stops will include the SS Klondike, one of the last Yukon sternwheelers still in existence and a national historic site, and a visit to Miles Canyon, where famous Gold Rush writer Jack London once worked as a riverboat pilot. Overnight in a hotel

Included

day 7: Transfer to airport or connecting program..

Expert guidance on the entire trip

two multilingual canoe guides

Canoes and camping equipment

Overland transportation

Two person tents (four nights)

Two nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

All meals on canoe trip

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Gratuity

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Departure Whitehorse

Family Canoeing | Nisutlin River

7 days guided Family-friendly canoe tour on the Nisutlin River Skill Level: beginner

Dates 18.06.-24.06.2017 20.08.-26.08.2017

The Nisutlin River is a beautiful wilderness river nestled amongst scenic mountains and ideally suited as a first time experience for a multi-generational family tour with children. The river flows through lowland wetlands and has a gentle current with no technical difficulties making it an excellent introduction for young or new paddlers. As you pass through this remote wilderness you often encounter bear, moose and numerous migratory bird populations. After negotiating the last stretch of this 130 km trip through Nisutlin Bay as part of the large Teslin Lake the tour ends at the village of Teslin.

Trip Itinerary “Family Canoeing”

Duration 7 days / 6 nights

Group Size 5 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,750.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 355.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

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Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Individual arrival in Whitehorse. At the airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to the hotel where you will meet the rest of the group. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse)

Note: As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Day 3-6: Paddling Nisutlin River The next morning we will break camp, load the canoes and start our canoe trip. Over the next four days we will cover approximately 130 kms paddling down the Nisutlin River. With the Yukon’s summer days there is endless daylight and no hurry on the river. Enjoy evenings fishing, playing campfire games, making S’mores and learning about the unique northern environment you’re travelling through. As you approach Teslin on day six you will end your paddle trip and return to Whitehorse. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse)

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Day 2: Whitehorse to the Nisutlin River Drive with a van via Alaska Highway to your put-in on the Nisutlin River. Here your guide will orient you on how to set up camp and give you an introduction to the techniques of canoeing then allow you to practice. Enjoy the long Yukon evening with a delectable meal prepared by your guide.

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Included • Airport shuttle in Whitehorse • Expert guidance on the entire trip • Two nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse • Overland transportation • Canoes and camping equipment • Two person tents (four nights) • All meals on canoe trip

not Included • Meals in hotels • Fishing license • Personal extras • Gratuity

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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo Rental and Transportation luptat. Rem Service aliquamet,

Included

Canoe rental and transportation service in Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories

airport shuttle in Whitehorse

canoe rental (incl. three paddles, two lifejackets, two watertight barrels per canoe

These do-it-yourself rental packages have been designed to accommodate a leisurely wilderness holiday on some of the most spectacular waterways of the north! Our service packages include the trip planning and preparing, canoe rental and ground transportation to the put-in and from the take-out point. For our trips from/to Whitehorse airport shuttle service is included as well as a shopping tour for our clients. There are lots of rivers to choose from, so contact us for a quotation. Quotes depend on trip-duration, length of transportation and number of group members.

overland transportation (for put-in and take-out point

shopping tour in Whitehorse

Canoeing one of the various rivers in the Yukon and NWT is a true highlight of a wilderness adventure. One of the benefits of the remoteness, aside from the lack of people around, is the wildlife encounter that can be expected. For those wishing to explore independently, we have a fleet of rental canoes available.

Our Rental and Transportation Service-packages have been designed to accommodate a leisurely wilderness holiday on some of the most spectacular waterways of the north. There are lots of rivers to choose from: Yukon, Teslin, Big-Salmon, Snake or Wind? You name it! Quotes depend on trip-duration, length of transportation and number of participants

Optional •

rental service: Spray Decks, Satellite Phones, Camping- and cooking equiment air transportation service (Snake-, WindHess-, Bonnet-Plume-River)

note A non-refundable deposit of 25% is equired at the time of booking. A damage deposit, payable in Whitehorse in CAD is required (refund after trip end).

Rental and Transportation Service-Rates Prices in CAD per Person (plus GST)

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292

324

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Johnsons Crossing

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309

340

398

Big Salmon/Yukon

Quiet Lake

Carmacks

339

379

457

Yukon

Carmacks

Dawson City

364

416

517

Yukon

Whitehorse

Dawson City

384

437

545

Teslin/Yukon

Johnsons Crossing

Dawson City

420

487

619

Big Salmon/Yukon

Quiet Lake

Dawson City

452

527

679

Please contact us for a quotation on more rivers / other group sizes.

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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo Yukon Fishing Safari luptat. | guided Rem fishing aliquamet, tour

8 days guided fishing tour

Dates Weekly tours 28.05.2017 bis 10.09.2017

Yukon - superb regions, untouched wilderness, adventures, legends and tremendous scenery. This is a short description of an area which comprises some of the most spectacular landscapes of the world. If you want to share some of these highlights with us and look beyond the common tourist routes, don’t hesitate to book this fantastic fishing adventure. Discover the land of the midnight sun, the land of the magic and mystery, the land of rivers, deep blue lakes and magnificent alpine scenery. Come and see it for yourself. Our experienced fishing guides will help you to discover some of the most spectacular fishing the north has to offer! This fishing safari for Arctic grayling, lake trout, salmon, rainbow trout and northern pike is a great add-on for a combination trip with one of Yukon’s or Alaska’s fishing lodges. Especially for the fly fisher!

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

Group Size 3 – 5 fishermen per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,055.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 965.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Included • Airport shuttle in Whitehorse • One night hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

Trip Itinerary “Yukon Fishing Safari”

• six nights hote accommodationin in Haines Junction (Kluane National Park) • Expert guidance on the entire trip

Day 1: ArrivAL Whitehorse Arrival Whitehorse Airport where you’ll meet your fishing guide. Overnight in a Whitehorse hotel. Day 2: Whitehorse – Haines Junction Drive via Alaska Highway to Haines Junction. Day 2-7: Haines Junction Together with your fishing guide you will discover new streams and lakes every day. Optional fly-in trips by helicopter or bush plane. Overnight in a hotel in Haines Junction. Day 8: Departure Whitehorse Transfer to Whitehorse airport or connecting program.

• all overland transportation • all meals during the day (lunch) • Yukon Fishing license • Expert guidance on the entire trip

not Included • Meals in hotels • Fly-in trips • Personal extras • Gratuity

Child Policy Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.

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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo Stampeders Route | luptat. Trekking Rem Chilkoot aliquamet, Trail

7 days guided trekking tour on Chilkoot Trail Skill Level: EXPERT

Looking for a real hiking adventure? The Chilkoot Trail is the original Alaska and Yukon adventure. Not just a trail, but a cultural corridor; the trail that was made famous by the legions of gold miners travelling to Dawson City in 1898, had been in use for thousands of years by coastal Tlingit traders travelling to the Yukon interior with goods from the coast to trade with inland tribes. The discovery of gold near Dawson City in 1898 brought some 30,000 gold miners to Skagway all headed inland to find fame and fortune in the Klondike. These hearty travelers carried their gear and their dreams over some of the most rugged terrain in Western North America. On our Chilkoot Trail hiking tour, you’ll retrace the steps of those native traders and Klondike Gold Rushers with a lighter load and a spring in your step as you experience the unique history and incredible grandeur of Alaska’s coastal mountains, while seeking your own treasure; that of adventure and personal accomplishment.

Dates 25.06.-01.07.2017 02.07.-08.07.2017 09.07.-15.07.2017 16.07.-22.07.2017

Duration 7 days / 6 nights

Group Size 4 - 7 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,650.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 355.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

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Trip Itinerary “Stampeders Route” Day 1: ArrivAL Whitehorse We’ll greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in downtown Whitehorse. The rest of the day is at your leisure. There are many interesting things to discover in Whitehorse; you can visit the longest wooden fish-ladder in the world, the Beringia Centre for a glimpse of pre-historic Yukon and Alaska, the nearby Yukon Transportation Museum and MacBride’s Museum of the Yukon. We also highly recommend a visit to the SS Klondike National Historic Site, a restored sternwheeler located next to the Yukon River. Or if you’d like to travel by boat yourself, you can take the MV Schwatka tour through the very scenic Miles Canyon.

During the Klondike Goldrush of 1898, some 30,000 gold seekers arrived in Skagway by steamship, ready to travel the 1000kms to the gold fields at Dawson City. Today, the town is bustling with visitors and still retains its gold rush flavour. The quaint streets of Skagway are perfect for strolling. After visiting the historic town, we’ll travel 16kms to Dyea, where we’ll start our hike on the Chilkoot Trail. Today we’ll hike to Finnegan’s Point (approx. 3 hours hiking time). The first part of the trail climbs steadily along the Taiya

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day 2: Finnegan’s Point Today’s short transfer by road to Skagway will be memorable. The Klondike Highway is known as one of the most beautiful two hour trips in North America! Stunning mountain views are found around every corner. We’ll meet you at your hotel and depart to the historic gold rush village of Carcross (shortened from Caribou Crossing) and the travel over the White Pass to Skagway. At Fraser, you have the opportunity to take the historic White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad (optional, recommended) from Fraser to Skagway. Now a UNESCO International Civil Engineering Landmark, the White Pass Railroad was built in 1899 to assist in the transport of goods and people to the gold fields at Dawson City. The narrow gauge railroad takes a circuitous route from 1200m to sea level in just 30km!

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Physical Demands Backpacking is necessary. Gear and equipment will be split between participants. Each backpack will weigh 10-25kg.

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River. Spruce trees tower above the trail and house eagle nests and the occasional black bear. Spawning salmon can be seen in the river in late summer. Yet, signs of the Klondike Gold Rush are also evident; from remnants of the old telephone line, built in 1898 to connect Skagway with Bennett and Log Cabin and the 1950’s era logging road that forms the trail near our campsite. Finnegan’s Point is named for a fellow who built a bridge and for a short time collected a toll from passersby. The thousands of miners soon over-ran the bridge and his efforts to hold them back were futile. You’ll end your day in view of the beautiful Irene Glacier across the river. day 3: Pleasant Camp After breakfast we’ll continue our adventure through the rain forest. There are lots of creek crossings, as we follow the banks of the Taiya River. This is a pleasant day with some easy and some fairly steep, but thankfully, short climbs. The Rock Garden is a pleasant meadow with few trees and lots of small boulders, rolled to the side of the trail for easier walking. A little further ahead, we’ll reach Canyon City. Once a thriving town servicing the thousands of miners on their way to Dawson, all that remains today are the foundations of a few buildings, a stove and some pots and pans, and the old boiler that powered the tramway. In 1898 you could save a lot of time and effort by using the tramway to get your goods over the pass for 7.5 cents/pound…or $5 in today’s money! Continuing on, we’ll encounter “Bent Tree”; miners would often mark a trail by tying a loop in a young sapling that would usually die as a result. This one has defied the odds by continuing to grow all these long years. We’ll cross a suspension bridge near Pleasant Camp and soon we will arrive at Sheep Camp, where we’ll rest for the night. DAY 4: Happy Camp Today is our longest, but most memorable part of the hike. We’ll have an early breakfast and hit the trail in order to cover the 13kms to Happy Camp. Shortly after departing, we’ll pass through the Enchanted Forest; a region of gnarled trees, twisted and pitted due to the excessive snowfalls that bury them under several meters each winter. You’ll see many gold rush era artifacts littering the trail as it begins to climb towards the Scales. After weeks of hauling a ton of goods up from Skagway, 50 kilos at a time, the miners of the Klondike Gold Rush began to toss aside the non-essentials. Surprisingly the Treeline Sign is surrounded by trees, demonstrating the weather was colder in 1898 than today. But not much further along, the last tree appears, and then disappears, and soon there is nothing but rock in all directions. This is where the avalanche that claimed the lives of many gold miners in the spring of 1898 occurred, and the victims are buried nearby. A little further and we arrive at the Scales, where the Canadian Mounties weighed the goods of each person entering the Yukon to ensure they had their mandatory one ton of provisions before being allowed to continue. The trail goes almost vertical as you travel up the Golden Stairs. This is where the famous photos of the long lines of men and women bent over from their toil, were taken in 1898. It’s a tough climb, scrambling over and around large boulders, but we’ll soon reach the top and cross the border between Alaska and Canada, at over 1100 meters (3700 feet) above sea level! From here we’ll descend over snowfields, passing small lakes, creeks and rock outcrops to reach “Happy Camp” in the late afternoon. DAY 5: Lake Lindemann The trek from Happy Camp to Lindeman is thought by many to be the best part of the trail. There are some spectacular views, and more importantly, the trail is relatively flat (except at Long Lake). Deep Lake will soon appear, as will the first trees, before the trail begins to drop in elevation as we follow Moose Creek as it tumbles down from Deep Lake to Lake Lindeman, where we’ll camp for the evening. DAY 6: Bennett Lake We will awaken with mixed emotions today. With just one more hike left, there is the feeling of accomplishment after having completed an arduous hike. Yet, there is always a little sadness when the end of the trail is near. But there is still some beautiful scenery to be seen as we continue our trek, first to Bare Loon Lake and onwards to Lake Bennett. Some of the most stunning vistas in British Columbia are found here, overlooking Lake Bennett. As we approach Bennett Lake, we catch glimpses of the old gold rush era church and rail station, all that remains of the community that once was home to over 15,000 people. After a short look around, our float plane will arrive to pick us up for the spectacular 45 minutes flight to Whitehorse. The mood on board the aircraft is bound to be pensive as you reflect on your journey while the plane soars over azure waters and green-sided, snow-capped mountains. Upon arrival in Whitehorse, we’ll pick you up from the airport and bring you to your hotel where you definitely will enjoy a hot shower and a last dinner (cooked by someone else for a change!) with your new friends! DAY 7: departure Whitehorse After breakfast, we’ll bring you to the airport for your flight south or you’ll take off on your own for your next adventure. Better yet, you’ll continue on your next adventure with Ruby Range Adventure.

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Included •

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Camping equipment

Overland transportation

Float plane transfer from Lake Bennett to Whitehorse

Two person tents (four nights)

Two nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

All meals on camping trip

Chilkoot Park fees and license

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Child Policy Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

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Catalogue 2017

Departure Departure Dawson Whitehorse city

adgkalgMagnismo Canada’s PaDAYonialuptat. | TrekkingRem Tombstone aliquamet, Mountain

8 days guided trekking tour in Tombstone Territorial Park Skill Level: Expert

Discover endless valleys and ascend breathtaking mountains while hiking in one of the best kept secrets of the North, the Tombstone Territorial Park. Tombstone Park is a place where people can step into the natural world and experience the awesome beauty of a northern mountain wilderness. Hikers and photographers are attracted by tundra walking with dramatic views, unusual landforms and craggy peaks. Wildlife viewers are rewarded by the diversity of species including large mammals and a unique array of birds. We will spend days exploring the spectacular beauty of the majestic mountains. From the Base Camp we will hike the Mountain Ridges and Valleys to Talus Lakes, Divide Lake and Tombstone Mountain. The arctic tundra environment, which is normally found several hundred kilometres to the north, reaches its southernmost extent at the north end of the Tombstone area. The Tombstone Mountains in late August burst into colors, throwing off their hues of green and revealing their yellows, oranges and deep crimson reds. Add to this the fact that Tombstone Valley is considered by many to be the most scenic spot in all of the Yukon, and you have a recipe for amazing hiking, endless photography, and wilderness exploration. This adventure is a true wilderness backpacking experience that meets and then exceeds your expectations of the Yukon’s mountain splendor!

Dates 06.08.-13.08.2017 13.08.-20.08.2017 20.08.-27.08.2017

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

Group Size 4 - 6 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 1,995.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 355.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map TOMBSTONE TERRITORIAL PARK

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Tombstone T.P. Dawson City

Physical Demands

Dawson City

Backpacking is necessary. Gear and equipment will be split between participants. Each backpack will weigh 10-25kg.

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Trip Itinerary “Canada’s PaDAYonia” Day 1: Arrival in Dawson City Travel up with us from Whitehorse or we will pick you up at the Dawson City Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have time to discover the town and do some shopping. We meet all group members and discuss the trip itinerary. Overnight in a hotel. day 2: Dawson City / Tombstone Park Drive with van to Tombstone Territorial Park (Dempster Highway). To get our feet loosend up we’ll hike up Goldensides Mountain at the park entrance. From top we’ll have our first view into the vast beauty of this breathtaking landscape. We setup camp at Tombstone Campground. [Hiking time: 2 to 5 hours] day 3: Tombstone Park Today we’ll start our trekking tour into the heart of the Tombstone Mountains. We make our way up onto the North Ridge along the Grizzly Creek Valley. After a short climb we’ll have a breathtaking view over the mountaintops and the trails to come. Camp at Grizzly Lake. [Hiking time: 6 to 11 hours]

Included

day 4: Tombstone Park To get to the most scenic view points of the park we’ll hike today over the Glissade Pass towards Divide Lake. Here we’ll get to see into the heart of the rugged northern mountain formations, the PaDAYonia of the North. Camp at Grizzly Lake. [Hiking time: 6 to 8 hours]

Expert guidance on the entire trip

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Guided hiking trip in Tombstone Territorial Park

Airport transfers Dawson City

day 5: Tombstone Park Depending on our abilities and weather conditions we have the choice today of hiking up to a pass north of Mt. Monolith or towards a lake in the south. Autumn colors, the incredible presence of Mt. Monolith, scores of hanging valleys and mountain tarns will serve as backdrop to our hike. Camp at Grizzly Lake. [Hiking time: 3 to 8 hours]

Overland transportation

Fees for campgrounds (five nights)

Camping equipment

day 6: Tombstone Park After spending unforgettable moments at Grizzly Lake it’s time to make our way back to the trailhead following the South Ridge along the Grizzly Creek Vallley. We drive back to the Tombstone Campground for one final night under the open skies of the north. Camp at Tombstone Campground. [Hiking time: 6 to 9 hours]

Two person tents (five nights)

All meals on camping trip

Historic tour through Dawson City

Entrance fees for national parks

Entrance fee “Diamond Tooth Gerties”

Two nights hotel accommodation (Dawson City)

day 7: Tombstone Park / Dawson City In the morning we’ll leave the Tombstone Mountains and drive to Dawson City. Here we discover the historic gold town and home of many legends. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins are on the program. A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where the Discovery Claim of the Klondike Gold Rush is located. If time allows we will drive up the “Midnight Dome,” the mountain overlooking Dawson. We can stroll through the quaint little town where so many buildings from the gold rush era are preserved. In the evening we watch Can-Can girls in the casino “Diamond Tooth Gerties.” Overnight in a hotel. day 8: Dawson City Transfer to airport or connecting program.

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Fishing license

Personal extras

Child Policy Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

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Catalogue 2017

Departure Departure Dawson Whitehorse city

adgkalgMagnismo explore remote valleys luptat. | Trekking Rem aliquamet, tombstone TP

Tombstone Territorial Park protects over 2,000 square kilometres in the south Ogilvie Mountains. The park’s boundaries were announced in December of 1999. A result of the Tr’ondek Hwech’in Final Agreement, Tombstone Park was established to protect the life, landforms and heriDAYe of this subarctic wilderness

8 days / 7 nights

Group Size 5 - 10 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,495.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 355.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map TOMBSTONE TERRITORIAL PARK

AZURE LAKE

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The arctic tundra environment, which is normally found several hundred kilometres to the north, reaches its southernmost extent at the north end of the Tombstone area. Here, the vegetation and terrain is almost indistinguishable from the high arctic - a treeless, windswept area of shrub tundra and ground-hugging plants.

Duration

HI GH

Tombstone’s unique collection of vegetation and wildlife is linked to the special geology and geography of the region. The diversity of rocks and minerals in the area has created a variety of soils which support a wide range of plant communities. The variety of plants, in turn, provides habitat for many animal species. The elevation and shape of the land funnels cold arctic air through the broad valleys, influencing the plants as well as the permafrost landforms.

06.08.-13.08.2017 13.08.-20.08.2017 20.08.-27.08.2017

Physical Demands

PS TE R

Discover endless valleys and ascend breathtaking mountains while hiking in Tombstone Park. Tombstone Park is a place where people can step into the natural world and experience the awesome beauty of a northern mountain wilderness. Hikers and photographers are attracted by tundra walking with dramatic views, unusual landforms and craggy peaks. Wildlife viewers are rewarded by the diversity of species including large mammals and a unique array of birds.

Dates

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8 DAYS GUIDED hiking tour with Helicopter shuttle in Tombstone TP Skill Level: Expert

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Backpacking is necessary. Gear and equipment will be split between participants. Each backpack will weigh 10-25kg.

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Trip Itinerary “Explore Remote Valleys”” Day 1: Arrival Dawson City Travel up with us from Whitehorse or we will pick you up at the Dawson City Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have time to discover the town and do some shopping. We meet all group members and discuss the trip itinerary. Overnight in a hotel. DAY 2: Dawson City / Tombstone Park Drive with van to Tombstone Territorial Park (Dempster Highway). We fly via helicopter into the magnificent “PaDAYonia of the Yukon,” the Tombstone Mountain Range. We setup our Base Camp at Azure Lake. [Hiking time: 1 to 4 hours] DAY 3 - 6: Tombstone Park These next four days will be spent exploring the spectacular beauty of the majestic mountains. From the Base Camp at Azure Lake we will hike the Mountain Ridges and Valleys to Syenite Lakes, Divide Lake and Tombstone Mountain. One of the hikes is to Syenite Lakes over a pass into a great open northern mountain valley. There is a ridge of mountains that runs parallel to the West Blackstone River and it is accessible from Azure Lakes. The ridge allows us to get up high and have a look around at the surrounding landscape. The immediate area surrounding Azure Lake area provides excellent hiking opportunities as well. There are a number of small lakes surrounding the main lake, which are worthwhile exploring. Day hikes from our Base Camp into the surrounding mountains at the feet of Tombstone Mountain. [Hiking time: 4 to 10 hours] DAY 7: Tombstone Park / Dawson City In the morning wee fly back to the Dempster Highway via helicopter where our van is going to pick us up to drive to Dawson City. Here we discover the historic gold town and home of many legends. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins are on the program. A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where the Discovery Claim of the Klondike Gold Rush is located. If time allows we will drive up the “Midnight Dome,” the mountain overlooking Dawson. We can stroll through the quaint little town where so many buildings from the gold rush era are preserved. In the evening we watch Can-Can girls in the casino “Diamond Tooth Gerties.” Overnight in a hotel DAY 8: DEPARTURE Dawson City Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included •

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Guided hiking trip in Tombstone Territorial Park

Airport transfers Dawson City

Overland transportation

Helicopter flight into Base Camp (and return)

Fees for campgrounds (five nights)

Campingausrüstung

Two person tents (five nights)

All meals on camping trip

Historic tour through Dawson City

Entrance fees for national parks

Entrance fee “Diamond Tooth Gerties”

Two nights hotel accommodation (Dawson City)

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo Gold Rush Tour | Discover luptat. the Rem land of aliquamet, the midnight sun

22 DAYS GUIDED canoe and camping tour on the Teslin River and historic roads Skill Level: BEGINNER

Are you ready for an adventure that leads you into one of the world most remarkable wilderness regions? If yes, come and explore with us Canada’s Yukon and Alaska and relive the Gold Rush of 1898! Discover the land of the midnight sun, the land of the magic and mystery, the land of rivers, deep blue lakes and magnificent alpine scenery. The land that inspired both Jack London and Robert Service to write their stories and poems, the land which created their characters who are still around out here - come and see it for yourself.

Dates 28.05.-18.06.2017 18.06.-09.07.2017 09.07.-30.07.2017 30.07.-20.08.2017 20.08.-10.09.2017

Duration 22 days / 21 nights

This canoe-van combination tour begins with a nine day canoe expedition down the famous Teslin and Yukon Rivers. Far away from any civilization we paddle our canoes down the mighty streams deep into the wilderness. We follow the trail of the gold rush history, explore several abandoned settlements and constantly find relics from the historic gold rush trail. We set up our camps on the gravel and sand banks of the river. Wildlife is quite common in this area, and one can expect to see black bear, moose and bald eagles. All meals are prepared on open camp fires, and fresh trout, pike or grayling may round up the menu of the day.

Group Size

The legendary Dawson City was once the heart of the gold rush, and mining is still a major part of this rustic town. After a bath we explore Dawson and relive the history of this famous town. Highlights will be the visits to a real gold mine and the Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall.

Extending your stay?

With our van we drive up the Dempster Highway to set up camp on a campground near the Tombstone Mountains. Next days hiking trip into this great scenery is another highlight of the tour! Crossing the Yukon by ferry and via the Top of the World Highway we travel towards Alaska, passing through sub-arctic mountain tundra above the timberline. Our trail leads alongside the Alaska Range and via the Alaska Highway we drive to Beaver Creek and Burwash Landing. Kluane National Park, home of the largest, non-polar ice fields in the world is our next point of interest, and you have the option of a float plane or bush plane ride up to these magnificent glaciers. We are setting up our camps on the shores of the deep, blue Kluane Lake and explore the immense scenery of the Park during the next days. A hiking trip into one of the park’s high alpine valleys may give us the chance to spot wildlife such as dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bear. Our stay in Kluane will be rounded up by an exciting raft trip down the wild Tatshenshini River. The next morning we travel over the Haines Road towards Haines, Alaska. The rich vegetation of the Alaskan coastline is an enormous contrast to the tundra vegetation of the Yukon. Via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord, passing giant glaciers and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their home. Skagway, hundred years ago the base camp for all Chilkoot Pass travellers is another historic gold rush town. We overnight here and discover this idyllic town before we drive back to Whitehorse.

3 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,315.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 415.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map Tombstone T.P. Dempster Highway

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Physical Demands A background in camping and paddling is an asset but not necessary. These programs are open to expert and novice paddlers alike. Moderate hikes with light day pack, courses and activities are suitable for beginners and include necessary equipment and safety gear.

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Trip Itinerary “Gold Rush Tour” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Arrival in Whitehorse where you’ll meet your fellow group members. Opportunity to discover the famous capital of the Yukon, and your stops should include the MS Klondike, one of the last Yukon sternwheelers still around and a visit to the McBride Museum. Overnight in a hotel.) DAY 2 - 10: Teslin- / Yukon River Van-transfer to Johnsons Crossing, start of canoe tour down the Teslin, later the famous Yukon River. We are spending nine days on these magnificent rivers, travelling downstream appr. 360 km. DAY 10: Carmacks – Dempster Highway Arrival in Carmacks on the Yukon River. We part from our canoes and travel with our van via the Klondike Highway and will set up camp near the world famous Dempster Highway. 730 KM of gravel road linking the interior of the Yukon Territory with Inuvik located at the delta of the huge Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories. We camp at a delightful campground at the base of Tombstone Mountain. Day 11: Tombstone Mountains We do some spectacular hiking in this remarkable landscape of tundra and mountains. The Tombstone Mountains` unique moon landscape has proved early travellers in this region with an unmistakable landmark. We spend the evening around the campfire. [Hiking time: 3 to 7 hours]. DAY 12: Dempster Highway - Dawson City We leave this remarkable area and travel towards famous Dawson City, the historic gold rush town and home of many legends. After a shower we visit Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall with poker game and Can-Can dancers.. DAY 13: Dawson City We discover Dawson City. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins and the museum are on the program. A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where we visit an active gold mine. DAY 14: Dawson City – Top of the World Highway We are leaving the fields of the Klondike today by crossing the Yukon River by ferry. We travel via the Top of the World Highway towards Alaska, right through sub-arctic mountain tundra, above timberline. Today we pass the most northern US-border at Little Gold Creek and small historic towns like Chicken, Action Jackson or Jack Wade.. DAY 15: Kluane, Sheep Mountain We will cross the Alaska border near Beaver Creek, via the Alaska Highway. We’ll drive along the shores of scenic Kluane Lake. Mount Wallace, better known as Sheep Mountain is one of our stops. Here, you will be able to spot the rare white dall sheep, and you have the possibility of joining a helicopter glacier flight. [Hiking time: 3 to 6 hours] DAY 16 / 17: Haines Junction (Kluane NP) Haines Junction is the gateway to Kluane National Park. We will set up our base camp and explore the immense scenery of the park during the next few days. A hiking trip into one of the park’s high alpine valleys may give us the chance to spot wildlife such as dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bear. Depending on the level of interest among the passengers we can also organise a spectacular flight by bush plane over the immense glaciers of the park (optional). This adventure, over a virtually pristine wilderness, is especially spectacular during a clear day. With Haines Junction as a base one has a variety of options. This area is simply an adventure wonderland. [Hiking time: 3 to 6 hours] DAY 18: Kluane NP - Tatshenshini River White water rafting on the Tatshenshini River, a tumultuous rafting tour down this world famous river. Another highlight of the tour! Overnight at Million Dollar Falls Campground.

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DAY 19: Million Dollar Falls - Haines, alaska Drive south via Haines Road to Haines, Alaska. We are crossing Chilkat Pass in a pristine landscape and are following the Chilkat River where during fall salmon migration thousands of majestic bald eagles concentrate. We spend the rest of the day in front of the snow-covered Chilkat Mountain Range. Haines is known as an important centre of the native Tlingit culture and one can watch Totem pole carvers at work as well as visit the local theatre where ceremonial Indian dances are shown. 20. DAY: Haines - Skagway Via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their home. Skagway, a hundred years ago the base camp for all Chilkoot Pass travellers is still a historic gold rush town. Many well preserved relics bear witness to its colourful past, including the head of the notorious Chilkoot Trail. In the evening one can relax and get a taste of the gold rush atmosphere in one of the historic bars, for example the “Red Onion Saloon“ once a brothel. Day 21: Skagway - Whitehorse Sightseeing of Skagway in the morning. Optional ride with the famous Whitepass-Railroad. On our way back to Whitehorse we will stop at the smallest desert in the world - the Carcross desert - and we will of course also admire Emerald Lake, called “Rainbow Lake” from the locals due to its sensational coloration. Overnight in a hotel. 2AY 22: departure Whitehorse Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included •

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Canoes and camping equipment

Overland transportation

Two person tents (19 nights)

Rafting day trip (Tatshenshini River)

Ferry Haines-Skagway

Entrance fees for national parks

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Guided hiking trip into Kluane National Park

Guided hiking trip Tombstone Mountains

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Two nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

Historic tour in Dawson City

Entrance fee Diamond Tooth Gerties

Entrance fee museum in Dawson City

Airport shuttle in Whitehorse

Optional •

Glacier sightseeing flight

Fishing license

Whitepass & Yukon Route train

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Personal extras

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Camp food (appr. CAD 75.00-/person per week)

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo Alaska & Yukon Highlights luptat. Rem | northern aliquamet, experience

22 DAYS GUIDED Camping tour in Yukon and Alaska Skill Level: BEGINNER

For a complete Northern experience, this trip cannot be matched. You’ll hike two national parks, Kluane in Canada and Denali in America, and trek into the Tombstone Mountain area.

Dates 28.05.-18.06.2017 18.06.-09.07.2017 09.07.-30.07.2017 30.07.-20.08.2017 20.08.-10.09.2017

Beginning in Whitehorse, the tour will make its way to Skagway, the first official Alaskan city, and ferry to nearby Haines, a town nestled on the edge of the ocean.

Duration

There’s a visit to Dawson, where Diamond Tooth Gerties’ can can girls will prance across the stage, while you try your luck at blackjack or the slots. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can have a sourtoe cocktail, frost-bitten toe and all!

Group Size

You’ll also get to try your hand at gold panning, the ultimate pioneer experience. For a little extra, you can fly onto a glacier, river raft down the Tatshenshini River or spend a day fishing.

Price

Yukon and Alaska - superb regions, untouched wilderness, adventure, legends and tremendous scenery. This is a short description of an area, which comprises some of the most spectacular landscapes of the world. If you want to share some of these highlights with us and look beyond the common tourist routes, don’t hesitate to book this fantastic van adventure. Discover the land of the midnight sun, the land of the magic and mystery, the land of rivers, deep blue lakes and magnificent alpine scenery. Come and see it for yourself.

22 days / 21 nights

6 - 12 participants per date

Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,480.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 415.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map

Trip Itinerary “Alaska & Yukon Highlights”

ALASKA

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Fairbanks

Denali N.P.

Tok

Tombstone T.P.

Dawson City

Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Arrival in Whitehorse, airport transfers, meeting of group members, overnight in hotel.

Haines Whitehorse Junction

Anchorage

DAY 2: Whitehorse - Skagway, Alaska After breakfast you have the opportunity to discover the famous capital of the Yukon, and your stops should include the MS Klondike, one of the last Yukon sternwheelers still around and a visit to the McBride Museum. Start of the grand voyages is early afternoon, and our van will set track towards Skagway. During this trip we will stop at the smallest desert in the world - the Carcross Desert - and we will of course also admire Emerald Lake, called “Rainbow Lake” from the locals due to its sensational coloration. Skagway, a hundred years ago the base camp for all Chilkoot Pass travellers is still a historic gold rush town. Many well preserved relics bear witness to its colourful past, including the head of the notorious Chilkoot Trail. In the evening one can relax and get a taste of the gold rush atmosphere in one of the historic bars, for example the “Red Onion Saloon“ once a brothel.

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Valdez

Kluane N.P.

Skagway

Seward Haines

Physical Demands A background in camping is an asset but not necessary.. Moderate hikes with light day pack, courses and activities are suitable for beginners and include necessary equipment and safety gear.


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DAY 3: Skagway - Haines Road Via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, that make this area their home. Haines is known as an important centre of the native Tlingit culture and one can watch Totem pole carvers at work as well as visit the local theatre where ceremonial native dances are shown. We are following the Chilkat River where during fall salmon migration thousands of majestic bald eagles concentrate DAY 4: Haines road - Haines Junction After the Chilkat Pass we can view Million Dollar Falls in a pristine landscape along the Tatshenshini River. Before we arrive at Haines Junction we stop at Klukshu Village, where Indian people still catch salmon in a traditional manner during their upstream migration. DAY 5 / 6: Kluane National park Haines Junction, the gateway to Kluane National Park. We are setting up our base camp on the shores of the deep, blue Kluane Lake and explore the immense scenery of the Park during the next days. A hiking trip into one of the park’s high alpine valleys may give us the chance to spot wildlife such as dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bear. Depending on the level of interest among the passengers we can also organize a spectacular flight by helicopter over the immense glaciers of the park (optional). This adventure, over a virtually pristine wilderness, is especially spectacular during a clear day. With Haines Junction as a base one has a variety of options: what do you think a tumultuous rafting tour down the world famous Tatshenshini River? This area is simply an adventure wonderland. [Hiking time: 3 to 6 hours] DAY 7: Haines Junction - Tok After leaving Haines Junction we drive beside the shores of scenic Kluane Lake. Mount Wallace, better known, as Sheep Mountain is our first stop. Here, you will be able to spot the rare white dall sheep, and if you did not luck yesterday you have the possibility of joining a glacier flight in Burwash Landing. We cross the Alaska border in Beaver Creek and travel towards Tok, home of one of the best breed of husky dogs DAY 8: Tok - Valdez An early start via the Glen Highway and through the impressive scenery of the Wrangell Mountains will lead us deeper into Alaska. The Richardson Highway connects with the Pacific Ocean and the little harbour town Valdez is embedded into the beautiful coastal range. High water falls, roughed scenery and magnificent peaks have given this region the name “little Switzerland,“ and the Trans Alaska Pipeline ends here. DAY 9: Valdez - Seward Today you’ll travel by ferry goes through the stunning Prince William Sound; undoubtedly one of the scenic highlights of Alaska. The route runs close to the Pacific coast, passing several calving glaciers in College Fjord. The massive Columbia Glacier is one of the most spectacular on the route. There are also excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing. With a little luck you’ll see otters, harbour seals, sea lions or even whales! Back on land we’ll visit one of Alaska’s “drive-up” glaciers near Portage Glaciers before continuing south along Kenai Peninsula. Cascading waterfalls, steep, snow-covered mountains and beautiful pine forests are found around every corner. DAY 10: Seward Today you’ll travel by ferry goes through the stunning Prince William Sound; undoubtedly one of the scenic highlights of Alaska. The route runs close to the Pacific coast, passing several calving glaciers in College Fjord. The massive Columbia Glacier is one of the most spectacular on the route. There are also excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing. With a little luck you’ll see otters, harbour seals, sea lions or even whales! Back on land we’ll visit one of Alaska’s “drive-up” glaciers near Portage Glaciers before continuing south along Kenai Peninsula. Cascading waterfalls, steep, snow-covered mountains and beautiful pine forests are found around every corner. Day 11: Seward - Anchorage Today the journey takes us back along the Kenai Peninsula to the scenic Turnagain Arm, named after one of his many failed attempts to find the Northwest Passage. Keep an eye open for the white beluga whales, which can often be seen here frolicking in the shallow waters! The afternoon is free for optional sighseeing and touring in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. There are many interesting things to discover including Lake Hood, which is home to the largest float plane base in the world. Each day, some 800 floatplanes take off and land from this location in central Anchorage! Nearby is the Aviation Museum, where many legendary bush aircraft are on display. Downtown Anchorage offers excellent souvenir shopping at several American-style “malls.” Or if shopping is not your idea of a fun activity on holiday, how about a visit to one of the many pubs and locally crafted “micro” breweries?!

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DAY 12: Anchorage - Denali National Park Northbound via George Parks Highway towards Denali National Park, through incredible landscape. We overnight on a campground near the park entrance. DAY 13 / 14: Denali National Park The next highlight of the tour is a visit to Denali National Park with mighty Mt. McKinley, the highest peak in North America. We spend two days in and around the park and with some luck we will see dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. DAY 15: Denali National Park - Fairbanks We are again on the George Parks Highway and the compass needle is pointed northward. Nenana and the Alaska Railroad Museum is another point of interest en route towards Fairbanks, less than 200 km south of the polar circle. Fairbanks invites you to visit the dog mush museum or the many restaurants specialised in Alaska King Crabs... a true delicacy. Another possibility is to join the tour on a sternwheeler on the Chena River. Or choose the visit of “Crown of Light,“ a slide show about the northern lights. DAY 16: Fairbanks - Dawson City We have reached our most northerly point of this exciting journey and we cross the Tanana River directly abeam the Trans Alaska Pipeline. We also reach mile zero of the Alaska Highway in Delta Junction and we will stop in North Pole, the hometown of Santa Claus. Here it seems to be Christmas year round. We travel via the Top of the World Highway back towards Canada, right through Sub-arctic Mountain tundra, above timberline. Today we pass the most northern US-boarder at Little Gold Creek and small historic towns like Chicken, Action Jackson or Jack Wade Camp. Early afternoon we reach the Yukon River and set up camp next to the shores. DAY 17: Dawson City We cross the Yukon River by ferry and start to discover Dawson, the historic gold town and home of many legends. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins and the gold rush museum are on the program. A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where we visit an active gold mine. Later we will drive up the “Midnight Dome,“ the mountain overlooking Dawson. We can stroll through the quaint little town where so many buildings from the gold rush era are preserved. In the evening we watch Can-Can girls in the casino “Diamond Tooth Gerties.“ Further recommended is a visit to the Palace Grand Theatre with its musical about the gold rush period. DAY 18: Dawson City - Dempster Highway We are leaving the fields of the Klondike today and will set up camp near the world famous Dempster Highway. 730 KM of gravel road linking the interior of Yukon Territory with Inuvik at the delta of the huge Mackenzie River in Northwest Territories. As we reach Engineer Creek Campground, the huge mass of Sapper Hill, with its castle-like cliffs of dolomite, gains prominence. DAY 19: Dempster Highway After we explored the facinating scenery of the Dempster Highway we will make our way back to the Tombstone Mountains. We camp at a delightful campground at the base of Tombstone Mountain. 20. DAY Tombstone Mountains We do some spectacular hiking in this remarkable landscape of tundra and mountains. The Tombstone Mountains` unique moon landscape has proved early travellers in this region with an unmistakable landmark. Today we spend the last evening around the campfire and in tents. [Hiking time: 3 to 6 hours] Day 21: Dempster Highway - Whitehorse Via the Klondike Highway we return to Whitehorse, following the mighty Yukon River basin. The Yukon River, over 3500-KM in length is one of the worlds longest water highways. The dangerous and infamous Five Finger Rapids only interrupted the historic journey of the sternwheelers - another stop of interest for us. Many relicts like old cabins, abandoned post stations and small settlements help us to relive the gold rush times. Hotel overnight in Whitehorse. DAY 22: DEPARTURE Whitehorse Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included •

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Airport transfers in Whitehorse

Two nights hotel accommodation (Whitehorse)

Overland transportation

Ferry Skagway-Haines

Fees for campgrounds (19 nights)

Two person tents and camping equipment (19 nights)

Historic tour through Dawson City incl. gold panning,

Ferry Prince William Sound

Entrance fees for national parks

Guided hiking trip into Kluane-NP

Guided hiking trip into Tombstone Mountains

Entrance fee „Diamond Tooth Gerties“

Entrance fee museum in Dawson City

Optional •

Glacier flight (appr. CAD 115.00/Person)

Shuttle Denali NP (appr. USD 55.00/ Person)

Fishing license (appr. CAD 35.00)

not Included •

Meals in hotels

Personal extras

Camp food (appr. CAD 75.00-/person per week)

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 12 years 12-17 years: 35% off regular adult rate

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Departure Calgary Departure & Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo luptat. Rem aliquamet, from the ROCKIES to ALASKA | Go Wild

22 DAYS GUIDED Camping tour in Alberta, Yukon and Alaska Skill Level: BEGINNER

Wild, rugged country, just as knew it would be in Canada and Alaska. During this 22 - day camping tour between Calgary and Whitehorse your will experience the impressive scenery of Canada’s West and Northwest: Banff and Jasper National Parks in the spectacular Rocky Mountains, the endless tundra along the primitive Dempster Highway with the Tombstone Mountains, the most famous mountain road in North America, the Top of the World Highway to Alaska, then Kluane National Park with massive glacier fields, the coastal mountains with waterfalls and giant trees. Enjoy this wonderful scenery not only from the tour vehicle, but during hiking and camping. This includes insights into the history of the pioneers and prospectors only 130 years ago, the ancient traditions of the coastal Natives, and always the abundant wildlife in the vast nature reserves.

Dates 18.06.-09.07.2017 09.07.-30.07.2017 30.07.-20.08.2017 20.08.-10.09.2017

Duration 22 days / 21 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room/Tent: CAD 3,905.00 Single Room/Tent:: +CAD 450.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Trip Itinerary “Canada Northwest - Go Wild” Day 1: Arrival CALGARY Arrival in Calgary, transfer to the hotel with the hotel shuttle bus. Meeting with the tour guide and briefing over dinner at the hotel. Hotel overnight in Calgary. DAY 2: BANFF NATIONAL PARK After breakfast at the hotel this morning drive to Banff NP. On the campground (showers) in the forests of Banff National Park you pitch your tent for the next two days. Now it is time for the first hike along the shores of Minnewanka Lake on one of the many mountain trails. Hiking time 2 – 3 hours.

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DAY 3: BANFF NATIONAL PARK On a full day hike you explore passes above the tree line and alpine meadows. For example 7.5 kms with 725 m gain (4.6 mi, 2414 ft) to a small lake and possibly 2 km further into the pass at 2470 m (8225 ft). This evening you sit be the camp fire or walk along the busy streets of Banff with its many stores and visitors from around the world. Hiking time 5 – 7 hours. DAY 4: YOHO NATIONAL PARK You would not want to miss the picture postcard scenery surrounding Lake Louise. The guide suggests a short but steep path of 7.5 kms with 600 m gain (2.5 mi, 1998 ft) to a viewpoint, or hike for another two km to the summit. Now a short drive into the mountain wilderness on the western flank of the Rockies. You set up camp under the pines of Yoho Park (showers) before you visit Takakkaw Falls, Spiral Tunnel and other attractions. Hiking time 3 – 5 hours.

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Dawson City Carmacks

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RCL C CI

Whitehorse Skagway

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Haines Jasper N.P.

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Banff N.P.

Calgary

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DAY 5: YOHO NATIONAL PARK There is an opportunity for a great white water rafting trip on the Kicking Horse River. It involves a side trip to Golden in B.C., headquarters for many outdoor adventures. Of course hiking is always an alternative. Among the choice of trails the guide would like to show you is an 18 km (11 mi) circuit trough two flower decorated passes at 1830 m and 2180 m (6093 ft and 7250 ft) and spectacular views of Emerald Lake. Hiking time 6 hours. DAY 6: JASPER NATIONALPARK Frequent stops and short excursions along the Icefields Parkway on your way into the heart of the Rockies. Famous names like Peyto Lake and Bow Summit. At the Columbia Icefields huge glaciers spawn rivers, which eventually reach three different oceans. Saskatchewan Glacier is best viewed from far above after hiking 2.5 kms to a windy ridge at 2260 m (7525 ft). Camp for the next two days is near the little holiday town of Jasper (showers). Hiking time two hours. DAY 7: JASPER NATIONALPARK So many possibilities, swimming and a picnic at Pyramid Lake, mountain biking, trail rides, canoeing and more. Or join the guide for a side trip to Maligne Lake and a eight km (five miles) loop hike with 460 m gain (1532 ft) into the hills above tree line at 2150 m (7160 ft) elevation and possibly all the way to a 2790 m (9290 ft) peak overlooking this beautiful lake. Hiking time 2 – 6 hours. DAY 8: CALGARY Mighty Athabasca Falls count among the attractions of this park. Trails near the Columbia Icefields start at tree line and are especially rewarding thanks to their magnificent views of the glaciers and surrounding ranges. Your final hike is the 11 kms (6.9 mi) loop with 335 m (1155 ft) gain through Wilcox Pass at 2375 m (7980 ft). After lunch is transfer back to Calgary. Hotel overnight Calgary. DAY 9: CALGARY – WHITEHORSE Flight to Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Hotel overnight Whitehorse DAY 10: WHITEHORSE – DEMPSTER HIGHWAY Via Carmacks we travel with our van on the Klondike Highway and will set up camp near the world famous Dempster Highway. 730 KM of gravel road linking the interior of the Yukon Territory with Inuvik located at the delta of the huge Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories. We camp at a delightful campground at the base of Tombstone Mountains. Day 11: TOMBSTONE MOUNTAINS We do some spectacular hiking in this remarkable landscape of tundra and mountains. The Tombstone Mountains` unique moon landscape has proved early travellers in this region with an unmistakable landmark. We spend the evening around the campfire. DAY 12: DEMPSTER HIGHWAY – DAWSON CITY We leave this remarkable area and travel towards famous Dawson City, the historic gold rush town and home of many legends. After a shower we visit Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall with poker game and Cancan-Dance-Girls. DAY 13: DAWSON CITY We discover Dawson City. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins and the museum are on the program. A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where we visit an active gold mine. DAY 14: TOP OF THE WORLD HIGHWAY We are leaving the fields of the Klondike today by crossing the Yukon River by ferry. We travel via the Top of the World Highway towards Alaska, right through Sub-arctic Mountain tundra, above timberline. Today we pass the most northern US-border at Little Gold Creek and small historic towns like Chicken, Action Jackson or Jack Wade. DAY 15: KLUANE, SHEEP MOUNTAIN Via Alaska Highway we cross the Alaska Border in Beaver Creek. We drive besides the shores of scenic Kluane Lake. Mount Wallace, better known as Sheep Mountain is one of our stops. Here, you will be able to spot the rare white dall sheep, and you have the possibility of joining a helicopter glacier flight. DAY 16 / 17: HAINES JUNCTION (kluane np) Haines Junction, the gateway to Kluane National Park. We are setting up our base camp and explore the immense scenery of the Park during the next days. A hiking trip into one of the park’s high alpine valleys may give us the chance to spot wildlife such as dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bear. Depending on the level of interest among the passengers we can also organise a spectacular flight by bush plane over

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the immense glaciers of the park (optional). This adventure, over a virtually pristine wilderness, is especially spectacular during a clear day. With Haines Junction as a base one has a variety of options. This area is simply an adventure wonderland. DAY 18: KLUANE NP – TATSHENSCHINI RIVER White water rafting on the Tatshenshini River, a tumultuous rafting tour down this world famous river. Another highlight of the tour! Overnight at Million Dollar Falls Campground. DAY 19: MILLION DOLLAR FALLS - HAINES, alaska Drive south via the Haines Road to Haines, Alaska. We are crossing Chilkat Pass in a pristine landscape and are following the Chilkat River where during fall salmon migration thousands of majestic bald eagles concentrate. We spend the rest of the day in front of the snow-covered Chilkat Mountain Range. Haines is known as an important centre of the native Tlingit culture and one can watch Totem pole carvers at work as well as visit the local theatre where ceremonial native dances are shown. DAY 20: HAINES - SKAGWAY Via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their home. Skagway, a hundred years ago the base camp for all Chilkoot Pass travellers is still a historic gold rush town. Many well preserved relics bear witness to its colourful past, including the head of the notorious Chilkoot Trail. In the evening one can relax and get a taste of the gold rush atmosphere in one of the historic bars, for example the “Red Onion Saloon“ once a brothel. Day 21: SKAGWAY - WHITEHORSE Sightseeing of Skagway in the morning. Optional ride with the famous Whitepass-Railroad. On our way back to Whitehorse we will stop at the smallest desert in the world - the Carcross desert - and we will of course also admire Emerald Lake, called “Rainbow Lake” from the locals due to its sensational coloration. Overnight in a hotel.

DAY 22: DEPARTURE WHITEHORSE Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included •

22 days / 21 nights trip from Calgary to Whitehorse

Airport shuttle in Calgary and Whitehorse

Expert guidance on the entire trip

Two nights hotel accommodation in Calgary

Two nights hotel accommodation in Whitehorse

All meals while camping

Two person tents (17 nights)

Campgroundfees

Camping equipment (except mattress and sleeping bag)

Scheduled flight from Calgary to Whitehorse

Overland transportation

Rafting day trip (Tatshenshini River)

Ferry Haines to Skagway

Historic tour in Dawson City includinggoldpanning

Entrance fee Diamond Tooth Gerties

Entrance fee museum in Dawson City

Entrance fees for national parks

not Included •

Personal equipment/extras

Meals in hotels (days 1, 8, 9, 21)

Alcoholic beverages

Mattress, sleeping bag

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 7 years; No discount

Note As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 47


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Departure Departure Whitehorse Vancouver

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12 DAYS GUIDED Sightseeing tour in British Columbia, Alberta and Yukon

During this exciting hotel-based tour, you’ll experience some of Western Canada’s most spectacular scenery and national parks. Starting from Vancouver, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics, you’ll journey through vast and imposing natural landscapes, while traveling Canada’s most famous national parks; Banff and Jasper, in the Rocky Mountains. At Prince Rupert we’ll board the Alaska Marine Highway and travel by ferry, along the spectacularly beautiful famous Inside Passage to Skagway, Alaska! The last leg of the tour takes you to historic Whitehorse, the Capital of the Yukon Territory.

Dates 05.06.-16.06.2017 03.07.-14.07.2017 31.07.-11.08.2017 28.08.-08.09.2017

Duration 12 days / 11 nights

Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach)

Trip Itinerary “NORTH TO ALASKA & INSIDE PASSAGE” Day 1: Vancouver Individual arrivals of participants in Vancouver. Welcome to the third largest City in Canada! A meet and greet will be provided by your tour guide at the airport, followed by a transfer to the hotel. We’ve planned a brief group meeting this afternoon so you have a chance to get to know your fellow travellers and ask any last minute questions you might have. Evening free. (Overnight accommodation in Vancouver). DAY 2: Vancouver Vancouver, sometimes called the “Pearl of the Pacific” is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world; framed by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the coastal mountains on the other. We’ve included an entire day here today. We’ll take a city tour to give you an overview of the Olympic city 2010. We’ll explore the heart of the city, including beautiful Stanley Park with its beaches, forests and ocean-side walking paths. Later you can stroll along bustling Robson Street and Vancouver’s colorful Chinatown. Discover the historic Gastown and let yourself be spoiled by the specialties of local restaurants. A visit to see the panoramic view from the Harbour Building is also worthwhile. The possibilities Vancouver are almost unlimited, and your guide will have lots of tips as to things for you to see and do. (Overnight accommodation in Vancouver).

Price Double Room: CAD 3,430.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,515.00 Triple Room: CAD 3,130.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

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Map N . W. T. Y U KON A L B E R TA

Whitehorse Skagway

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Juneau

Juneau

A LA S K A Jasper N.P.

Smithers

Jasper

Banff N.P.

Prince George

Banff

Prince Rupert Prince Rupert

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DAY 3: Vancouver - Kelowna Today we’ll leave the Pacific coast behind and travel east to the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Perhaps challenging your notion of Canada, this sun-drenched region is home to countless award-winning vineyards and abundant orchards. Kelowna is located along the shores of Lake Okanagan; look out for “Ogopogo”, a sea monster who lives in the lake. The legend of Ogopogo comes from the local First Nations people who have told stories of a large animal living in the lake for generations. (Overnight accommodation in Kelowna). DAY 4: Kelowna - Banff National park Today we’ll leave the Okanagan Valley with its dry climate behind and travel to the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains! We’ll cross over the Rockies via famous Rogers Pass. This is the highest altitude point of the entire Trans Canada Highway. The road travels through several narrow gorges and canyons before reaching Kicking Horse Pass in Yoho National Park. Kicking Horse Pass was named by Palliser, the first European Explorer to cross the southern Rockies. Keep a close eye on the roadsides; wildlife is often spotted along the roadway and on the mountainsides! (Overnight accommodation in Banff). DAY 5: Banff National park Pure nature! Today is completely at your leisure for the exploration of this magnificent national park. The region was established as Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect a natural hot spring just above the Banff town-site. We’ll experience the spectacular canyons, waterfalls and mountain passes, and of course we’ll also visit the picturesque Lake Louise, a mountain lake in a fantastic location on the foot of Victoria Glacier area, where attract beautiful walks. In the afternoon, we’ll return to Banff where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic town. Visit the hotsprings, take a ride on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola, or take a walk on a trail along the Bow River. (Overnight accommodation in Banff). DAY 6: Banff - Jasper National park Today, without question, will be another highlight of your trip as we travel the famous “Icefield Parkway”; one of the most scenic areas the North American continent. Along the way you’ll see the snow-capped mountains and glaciers of the Columbia Icefield – this is the Canada of your dreams! About halfway between Banff and Jasper you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional tour by Sno-Coach (a vehicle specially made for glacier exploration) on the stunning Athabasca Glacier. We’ll also stop in at beautiful Maligne Canyon for views of one of the most impressive waterfalls in Canada before ending the day in the Jasper, located in the heart of Jasper National Park. (Overnight accommodation in Jasper). DAY 7: Jasper National park - Prince George As we travel from Jasper to Prince George, you’ll marvel at beautiful Moose Lake and the famous Mount Robson. At over 3950 meters, Mt Robson is the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. As we leave the national parks of the Rocky Mountains; you’ll have time to reflect on the amazing scenery and special experiences of the past several days. Today’s destination is Prince George, the largest city and trading center for the vast, and sparsely populated northern British Columbia. (Overnight accommodation in Prince George). DAY 8: Prince George - Smithers Today we’ll continue westbound on the Yellowhead Highway through a vast river and lake landscape; full of beaver dams and surrounded by forests as far as the eye can see. The drive today will give you a sense of Canada’s vastness. Smithers is a small, rustic town that has been heavily influenced by Europeans, who have found the laidback atmosphere and surrounding mountain ranges a nice contrast to the overcrowded cities of Europe. The steep mountains surrounding Smithers have earned the community nickname of “Little Switzerland”, one of several in the Canadian west! (Overnight accommodation in Smithers). 49


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DAY 9: Smithers – Prince Rupert / Inside Passage Departing Smithers, we’ve planned a stop at Moricetown Falls; a canyon where the local First Nation people fish for salmon. We’ll also visit the Ksan Indian Village with its totem poles and long houses, before continuing along the picturesque river reaches of the Skeena River. The area around Terrace is world famous with sport fishermen for its giant king (Chinook) salmon. In the afternoon we’ll reach the port of Prince Rupert, where the ferry for our journey along the Inside Passage is waiting to depart. “All aboard!!” for the journey north along the Canadian and Alaskan coast. (Cabin accommodation on the ship). DAY 10: Inside Passage As the ferry winds its way through the narrow straits and fjords of the Inside Passage, you will get a good impression of the unique coastal landscape of Northern British Columbia and Alaska. Cascading rivers and emerald rainforests nourish a wide variety of wildlife. The coast is home to two bear species; the grizzly and the black, and the Queen Charlotte Islands also are the home of the Spirit Bear, an all-white sub-species of the black bear. The Spirit Bear is revered by the coastal First Nations people and a sighting is considered a sign of great fortune. Often spotted soaring above the steep fjords is the national bird of the United States, the great bald eagle. Travelling by ferry provides a wonderful vantage from which to explore this roadless region. (Cabin accommodation on the ship). Day 11: Inside Passage / Skagway The ferry continues north today, past glaciers and picturesque islands. Keep your binoculars and camera ready as there are good opportunities for wildlife observation. With a little luck you will spot sea otters and sea lions or even whales. In Juneau, the Capitol of Alaska, we’ll disembark from the ferry and may have some time to explore the city before we re-board the ship to travel along the most northerly part of the Inside Passage to Skagway. Disembarking in Skagway, we’ll travel the last leg of the journey over the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse, the capital of the Canada’s Yukon. Located on the banks of the Yukon River, Whitehorse was an important supply centre during the Klondike Goldrush of 1898, the greatest the world has ever seen. The community of 25,000 still retains its frontier feel; time permitting this evening, we’ll visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site. The SS Klondike was on the of the last paddlewheelers to ply the Yukon River before it was retired in the early 1950’s. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). DAY 12: DEPARTURE Whitehorse Transfer to the Whitehorse airport or connecting individual program. End of tour services.

Included •

12 day roundtrip Vancouver - Whitehorse

The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

Nine nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

Two nights accommodation in superior middle class cabins on ferry

All overland transportation

Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

Inside Passage ferry

Entrance fees for national parks

Entrance fees as listed in itinerary

Airport Transfers

not Included •

Meals and beverages

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 7 years 7-11 years: 50% off regular adult rate 12-17 years: 25% off regular adult rate

Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 50


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Departure Whitehorse

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13 DAYS guided sightseeing tour in Yukon, Alberta and British Columbia

On this hotel-based highway sightseeing tour, you’ll experience some of the most spectacular scenery and national parks Western Canada has to offer. Starting in Whitehorse, Yukon, we’ll journey through vast and imposing natural landscapes. In Skagway, Alaska we’ll travel by ferry through the famous Inside Passage! Trip highlights include two of Canada’s most famous national parks; Jasper and Banff in the Rocky Mountains and Vancouver, where Canada hosted the world for the 2010 Winter Olympics

Dates 23.05.-04.06.2017 20.06.-02.07.2017 18.07.-30.07.2017 15.08.-27.08.2017

Duration 13 days / 12 nights

Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach)

Price

Trip Itinerary “INSIDE PASSAGE & WESTERN HIGHLIGHTS” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Individual arrivals of participants to Whitehorse. Welcome to Canada’s Yukon! A meet and greet at the airport will be provided by the local German-speaking tour guide. This afternoon, we’ll have a brief pretour meeting to get to know your fellow travelers and ask any last minute questions. In the afternoon you’ll explore the city of Whitehorse. You’ll enjoy the authentic S.S. Klondike, a paddle wheeler restored from the gold rush time in the Yukon. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). DAY 2: Whitehorse - Skagway We start our journey with a short drive over the coastal mountains to Skagway. Scenic attractions include colourful Emerald Lake, renown for its briliant green colour, Carcross Desert – known locally as the “smallest desert in the world” - and of course you can also marvel at the Emerald Lake. The route continues through the picturesque mountains of Northern British Columbia before arriving in Skagway. Known as the Gateway to Klondike during the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway retains its frontier character. False-fronted buildings, wooden boardwalks and saloons with bat-wing doors make strolling a delight. We suggest a visit to the famous Red Onion Saloon, once a thriving brothel, this evening. (Overnight accommodation in Skagway).

Double Room: CAD 3,620.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,645.00 Triple Room: CAD 3,315.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map N . W. T. Y U KO N A L B E R TA

Whitehorse Skagway

BR I TI S H C O LU M BI A

Juneau

Juneau

A LA S K A

DAY 3: Skagway / Inside Passage This morning we’ll board the Alaska Marine Highway ferry for the journey along the Inside Passage. As the ferry winds its way through the narrow straits and fjords of the strait, you will get a good impression of the unique coastal landscape of Northern British Columbia and Alaska. Cascading rivers and emerald rainforests nourish a wide variety of wildlife. Have your camera ready as there is always a good chance to view wildlife. With a little luck you will see sea otters, sea lions and even whales. (Cabin accommodation on the ship).

Jasper N.P.

Smithers

Jasper

Banff N.P.

Prince George

Banff

Prince Rupert Prince Rupert

Kelowna Vancouver WA S H I N GTO N

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DAY 4: Inside Passage The journey continues by to the south along the Inside Passage today. The coast is home to two bear species; the grizzly and the black, and the Queen Charlotte Islands also are the home of the Spirit Bear, an all-white sub-species of the black bear. The Spirit Bear is revered by the coastal First Nations people and a sighting is considered a sign of great fortune. Often spotted soaring above the steep fjords is the national bird of the United States, the great bald eagle. Travelling by ferry provides a wonderful vantage from which to explore this roadless region. (Cabin accommodation on the ship). DAY 5: Prince Rupert - Smithers Arriving in the fishing and container port city of Prince Rupert we’ll disembark the ferry and begin our exploration of the Canadian west. The area around Terrace is world famous with sport fishermen for its giant king (Chinook) salmon. We’ll also visit the Ksan Indian Village with its totem poles and long houses, before continuing along the picturesque river reaches of the Skeena River. Just outside Smithers we’ve planned a stop at Moricetown Falls; a canyon where the local First Nation people fish for salmon. Smithers is a small, rustic town that has been heavily influenced by Europeans, who have found the laidback atmosphere and surrounding mountain ranges a nice contrast to the overcrowded cities of Europe. The steep mountains have given Smithers the nickname of “Little Switzerland”, one of several in the Canadian west! (Hotel accommodation in Smithers) DAY 6: Smithers - Prince George Today’s destination is Prince George, the largest city and trading center for the vast, and sparsely populated northern British Columbia. Our route takes us eastbound on the Yellowhead Highway through a vast river and lake landscape; full of beaver dams and surrounded by forests as far as the eye can see. The drive today will give you a sense of Canada’s vastness. (Overnight accommodation in Prince George). DAY 7: Prince George - Jasper National Park On today’s leg, you’ll marvel at beautiful Moose Lake and the famous Mount Robson. At over 3950 meters, Mt Robson is the tallest mountain in the Canadian Rockies. As we near the Canadian Rocky Mountains, you’ll no doubt be looking forward to your exploration of Canada’s most famous national parks in the days to come! (Overnight accommodation in Jasper). DAY 8: Jasper - Banff National park Today, without question, will be another highlight of your trip as we travel the famous “Icefield Parkway”; one of the most scenic areas the North American continent. Along the way you’ll see the snow-capped mountains and glaciers of the Columbia Icefield – this is the Canada of your dreams! About halfway between Jasper and Banff you’ll have the opportunity to take an optional tour by Sno-Coach (a vehicle specially made for glacier exploration) on the stunning Athabasca Glacier. We’ll also stop in at beautiful Maligne Canyon for views of one of the most impressive waterfalls in Canada before arriving in the Banff, located in the heart of Banff National Park. (Overnight accommodation in Banff). DAY 9: Banff National park Pure nature! Today is completely at your leisure for the exploration of this magnificent national park. The region was established as Canada’s first national park in 1885 to protect a natural hot spring just above the Banff town-site. We’ll experience the spectacular canyons, waterfalls and mountain passes, and of course we’ll also visit the picturesque Lake Louise, a mountain lake in a fantastic location on the foot of Victoria Glacier area, where attract beautiful walks. In the afternoon, we’ll return to Banff where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic town. Visit the hotsprings, take a ride on the Sulphur Mountain Gondola, or take a walk on a trail along the Bow River. (Overnight accommodation in Banff). DAY 10: Banff National park - Kelowna Today we’ll leave the Rockies for the temperate Okanagan Valley. The road travels through several narrow gorges and canyons before reaching Kicking Horse Pass in Yoho National Park. Kicking Horse Pass was named by CaptiaiPalliser, the first European Explorer to cross the southern Rockies. Keep a close eye on the roadsides; wildlife such as mountain goats, bighorn sheep and elk are often spotted along the roadway and on the mountainsides! We’ll cross over the Rockies via the famous Rogers Pass. This is the highest altitude point of the entire Trans Canada Highway. (Overnight accommodation in Kelowna).

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Day 11: Kelowna - Vancouver Kelowna is located along the shores of Lake Okanagan; look out for “Ogopogo,” a sea monster who lives in the lake. The legend of Ogopogo comes from the local First Nations people who have told stories of a large animal living in the lake for generations. Perhaps challenging your notion of Canada, the sun-drenched region around Kelowna is home to countless award-winning vineyards and abundant orchards. We’ll depart for Vancouver on the scenic Coquihalla Highway. Vancouver, sometimes called the “Pearl of the Pacific” is one of the most beautifully situated cities in the world; framed by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the coastal mountains on the other. (Overnight accommodation in Vancouver). DAY 12: Vancouver Day free to explore the sights of Vancouver and the surrounding area. Challenge your senses on the famous Capilano Suspension Bridge; visit the wolves, bears and birds of prey on the top of Grouse Mountain, or stroll a forest trail in Stanley Park. Later you can explore the bustling Robson Street and Vancouver’s colorful Chinatown. Discover the historic Gastown and let yourself be spoiled by the specialties of local restaurants. A visit to see the panoramic view from the Harbour Building is also worthwhile. The possibilities in Vancouver are almost unlimited, and your guide will have lots of tips as to things for you to see and do. If you feel like exploring further afield, take a day trip to the Whistler, BC’s Olympic ski resort. For something really special take a floatplane flight or ferry to the British Columbia capital of Victoria on Vancouver Island. (Overnight accommodation in Vancouver). DAY 13: DEPARTURE Vancouver Transfer to Vancouver Airport, or begin your individual post tour travel program. End of tour services..

Included •

13 day roundtrip from Whitehorse to Vancouver

The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

10 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

Two nights accommodation in superior middle class cabins on ferry

All overland transportation

Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

Inside Passage ferry

Entrance fees for national parks

Entrance fees as listed in itinerary

Airport Transfers

not Included •

Meals and beverages

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 7 years 7-11 years: 50% off regular adult rate 12-17 years: 25% off regular adult rate

Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 53


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Departure Whitehorse

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15 DAYS GUIDED sightseeing tour in Yukon and Alaska from/to WHITEHORSE, YUKON

Our most popular land tour offers the very best of Canada’s Yukon and Alaska. Departing from Whitehorse, the Yukon’s capital, our classic roundtrip tour travels through some of North America’s most pristine wilderness landscapes, spectacular scenery communities on modern highways following ancient wildlife corridors, historic First Nations trading routes and Gold Rush trails. Along the way, you will experience a vast array of impressive mountain ranges, cascading glaciers, First Nations culture and unique Gold Rush history.

Dates 04.06.-18.06.2017 18.06.-02.07.2017 02.07.-16.07.2017 16.07.-30.07.2017 30.07.-13.08.2017 13.08.-27.08.2017 27.08.-10.09.2017

Duration 15 days / 14 nights

Our tour visits three of the North’s most famous national parks, including Yukon’s Kluane home to Canada’s tallest mountain and the world’s largest ice-field (non-polar); Denali, North America’s premier wildlife viewing location and home to the tallest mountain on the continent; and guests can join an optional tour to the all-marine Kenai Fjords National Park, which offers North’s premier marine life viewing.

Group Size

All this and more awaits you in the Land of the Midnight Sun!

Price

6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach

Double Room: CAD 3,980.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,990.00 Triple Room: CAD 3,615.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Trip Itinerary “Best of Yukon & Alaska” Day 1: Whitehorse (Arrival) Individual journey of the participants to Whitehorse. Welcome to Canada’s Yukon. At the airport, you will be welcomed by your tour-guide. Transfer to the hotel. Meeting with your fellow travellers. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). DAY 2: Whitehorse - Haines Junction After breakfast you will get a general view of the Yukon’s capital. Part of it may be a visit to the restored sternwheeler MS Klondike next to the Yukon River. The big roundtrip will begin with a first short stage on the Alaska Highway westbound. You will encounter scenic points of interest inviting you to stop before reaching Haines Junction - situated right next to Kluane National Park - early in the afternoon. Kluane National Park not only is Canada’s biggest national park, here you will find apart from a variety of wildlife the largest glacier area of the world outside North and South Pole. Even today, most of this huge national park is still unexplored and pristine. Depending on the weather and the group wishes a guided small hike into the national park can take place. Another possible attraction is a flight with a bush plane to the impressive glaciers within the park or a flight with a helicopter over deserted areas (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction).

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Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map ALASKA

Y U KO N

Fairbanks

Dawson City Denali N.P.

Tok

Anchorage Whittier Seward

Valdez

Haines Whitehorse Junction

Kluane N.P.

Skagway


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DAY 3: Haines Junction - Tok Today we drive along the scenic shore of the huge Lake Kluane. A first stop is planned at the Sheep Mountain Visitor Centre. Chances are you will spot some of the scarce snow-white dall sheep on the surrounding mountains. (Overnight accommodation in Tok) DAY 4: Tok - Valdez The first part of today’s stretch will lead us via the Glenn Highway along countless rivers, lakes, glaciers and finally the majestic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Then we will drive the Richardson Highway southbound to the small seaport of Valdez at the pacific coast. The crossing of the coastal range via the Thompson Pass is spectacular, with thundering falls right next to the road. Valdez, called little Switzerland by its inhabitants, is enframed by alpine surroundings. The town is also known for the world famous Trans Alaska Pipeline that ends here and the big oil tankers taking a load. (Overnight accommodation in Valdez) DAY 5: Valdez - Whittier - Seward Today we travel the Prince William Sound via ferry. Without a doubt this is a highlight among the scenic beauties of Alaska. The route is close to the pacific coast, passing calving glaciers, the Columbia Glacier probably being the most spectacular of them all. Odds are you will spot a variety of wildlife. With a little luck you will be able to take pictures not only of otters and puffins, but of sea lions and even whales, too. Ashore again, the next stop is the Portage Glacier. (Overnight accommodation in Seward) DAY 6: Seward - Anchorage A very nice option to start the day is a tour into Kenai Fjords National Park (optional). We drive along the Turnagain Arm into Anchorage. Watch out for Beluga-Whales in this area! This day in Alaska’s biggest city is at your free disposal for sightseeing in and around Anchorage. There are many interesting things to discover: Lakes Hood and Spenard, the largest marine airport. In summer, up to 800 floatplanes, take off and land here daily. Nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire several legendary aircraft. In downtown Anchorage you will find the Art Museum, the Museum of History and Art and of course the typically American shopping malls. Maybe you would like to visit one of the bars or microbreweries, which offer various kinds of beer brewed in the house. For night people, Anchorage still has a few surprise to offer. For example a very special dinner at the restaurant “Gwennies,” they not only offer the biggest and best steaks - gold digger style - you may admire the history of the origins of Anchorage there, too. (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage) DAY 7: Anchorage - Denali National Park Today we leave the pacific coast region and its particular climate. Via the George Parks Highway we travel northbound towards Denali National Park. The breathtaking landscape offers constantly changing panoramic views with distant glaciers and beaver dams in the nearby river. Late afternoon, there is the opportunity for a one-hour glacier flight to Mount McKinley for all those who would like to go for it (optional). This is a very recommendable adventure, in particular when the weather is fine. (Overnight accommodation close to the park) DAY 8: Denali National Park Without a doubt today is another highlight of this tour. In the morning we will go on a Denali wildlife tour. A park owned shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in North America. Weather permitting you will get to see majestic Mount McKinley, 6193 meters high, the highest mountain in the U.S.A.. The variety of wildlife is very impressive, too. With a little luck you will see wolves, dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Admire Wonder Lake, the largest lake in the surroundings, located approximately in the middle of the park. Here in particular you will find lots of wildlife. (Overnight accommodation close to the park) DAY 9: Denali National Park - Fairbanks Back on the George Parks Highway, we will stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum. Fairbanks will be reached early in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is reserved for the places of interest in and around this town located about 320 km south of the Arctic Circle. Perhaps you would like to visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum, or treat yourself with the local delicacies in one of the numerous restaurants. You really should try the king crabs! And there is more. Particularly recommendable is a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River, the Crown of Light show, a photo symphony covering the aurora borealis, or the Gold Rush show at the Malemute Saloon (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Fairbanks) DAY 10: Fairbanks - Dawson City After strolling through downtown Fairbanks in the morning we are on our way southbound passing innumerable lakes and rivers in this beautiful landscape. Today we are going to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline

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again, crossing the Tanana River right next to the highway. In Delta Junction we meet the Alaska Highway and visit the local visitor center. The journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. Beyond the timberline we will pass through beautiful tundra scenery and cross the border at Little Gold Creek, which is the checkpoint with the highest elevation between Canada and the U.S.A. On this stretch villages with strange sounding names like Chicken, Action Wade Camp are to be seen until in the afternoon we will cross the Yukon River by ferry to reach Dawson City. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). Day 11: Dawson City People still dig for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike flows into the Yukon River. You may try your luck panning for gold yourself. A visit to Bonanza Creek, the Jack London cabin, and the Midnight Dome, Dawson City’s very own mountain, are on the agenda, as is the remarkable Gold Diggers Museum. You may want to stroll around town with its nice buildings, some of them still original, some affectionately restored. The Palace Grand Theatre - offering musical entertainment, turn-of-the-century style - is another option. Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino and Cancan – dance girls will entertain us in the evening. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). Day 12: Dempster Highway After getting up real early we will drive up the Dempster Highway which is the only connection to the remote town of Inuvik at the Polar Sea. We will discover the Tombstone Mountains; this will lead us into the tundra of this mountain range, where every season has its unique attraction. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). Day 13: Dawson City - Whitehorse Today it is back to Whitehorse via the Klondike Highway. You will repeatedly see the mighty Yukon River, about 3200 km long and thus one of the longest waterways in North America. Of course there is a stop to visit the infamous Five Finger Rapids - mighty rapids posing a threat to many sternwheelers navigating the Yukon in the past. Old post offices, roadhouses and small villages constantly bring back to mind the gold rush era 100 years ago. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse)

Included •

15 days roundtrip from / to Whitehorse

The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

Day 14: Skagway Day tour and excursion to the old gold rush town and seaport Skagway. Southbound along the Klondike Highway scenic attractions invite for short stops. For example, at the Carcross Desert - the smallest desert in the world - and of course you can admire Emerald Lake. The locals call it Rainbow Lake because of the sensational coloration. Opportunity to take a spectacular train ride over the infamous White Pass (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse)

14 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

All overland transportation

Day 15: Whitehorse (Departure) He who simply prefers to relax at the end of this long roundtrip with lots of fresh impressions or would like to do a little shopping before returning home still has plenty of time and opportunity to do so. Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

Prince William Sound ferry

Day-trip into Denali National Park

Entrance fees for national parks

Guided hike in Kluane National Park

Entrance fee for “Diamond Tooth Gerties” Casino

Entrance fee for gold diggers museum in Dawson City

• Airport Transfers in Whitehorse

not Included •

Meals and beverages

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 7 years 7-11 years: 50% off regular adult rate 12-17 years: 25% off regular adult rate

Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 56


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Departure Departure Whitehorse Anchorage

adgkalgMagnismo Best of Yukon & Alaska luptat. | Hotel Rem aliquamet, Roundtrip

15 DAYS GUIDED Sightseeing tour in Alaska and Yukon from/to ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Our most popular tour offers the very best of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon, with an Alaskantwist. Departing from Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, our classic roundtrip tour travels through some of North America’s most pristine wilderness landscapes, spectacular scenery communities on modern highways following ancient wildlife corridors, historic native trading routes and Gold Rush trails. Along the way, you will experience a vast array of impressive mountain ranges, cascading glaciers, Native American culture and unique Gold Rush history. Our tour visits three of the North’s most famous national parks, including Denali, North America’s premier wildlife viewing location and home to the tallest mountain on the continent; Yukon’s Kluane - home to Canada’s tallest mountain and the world’s largest ice-field (non-polar); and guests have the option of joining a tour to visit Kenai Fjords National Park, which offers North’s premier marine life viewing. All this and more awaits you in the Great Land!

Dates 03.06.-17.06.2017 17.06.-01.07.2017 01.07.-15.07.2017 15.07.-29.07.2017 29.07.-12.08.2017 12.08.-26.08.2017 26.08.-09.09.2017 09.09.-23.09.2017

Duration 15 days / 14 nights

Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach

Price Double Room: CAD 3,980.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,990.00 Triple Room: CAD 3,615.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Trip Itinerary “Best of Yukon & Alaska” Day 1: Anchorage (Arrival) Individual journey of the participants to Anchorage. Welcome to Alaska. At the airport, you will be welcomed by your tour-guide. Transfer to the hotel. Meeting to get aquainted with your fellow travellers. (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage). DAY 2: Anchorage - Denali After breakfast we leave Alaska’s largest city. Via the George Parks Highway we travel northbound towards Denali National Park. The breathtaking landscape offers constantly changing panoramic views with distant glaciers and beaver dams in the nearby river. Late afternoon, there is the opportunity for a one-hour glacier flight to Mount McKinley for all those who would like to go for it (optional). This is a very recommendable adventure, in particular when the weather is fine. (Overnight accommodation close to the park).

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map ALASKA

Y U KO N

Fairbanks

Dawson City Denali N.P.

Tok

Anchorage Whittier Seward

Valdez

Haines Whitehorse Junction

Kluane N.P.

Skagway

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DAY 3: Denali National Park Without a doubt this is one of the highlights of Alaska. In the morning we will go on a Denali wildlife tour. A park owned shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in the North America. Weather permitting you will get to see majestic Mount McKinley, 6193 meters high, the highest mountain in the U.S.A. The variety of wildlife is very impressive, too. With a little luck you will see wolves, dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Admire Wonder Lake, the largest lake in the surroundings, located approximately in the middle of the park. Here in particular you will find lots of wildlife. (Overnight accommodation close to the park). DAY 4: Denali NP - Fairbanks Back on the George Parks Highway, we will stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum. Fairbanks will be reached early in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is reserved for the places of interest in and around this town located about 320 km south of the Arctic Circle. Perhaps you would like to visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum, or treat yourself with the local delicacies in one of the numerous restaurants. You really should try the king crabs! And there is more. Particularly recommendable is a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River, the Crown of Light show, a photo symphony covering the aurora borealis, or the Gold Rush show at the Malemute Saloon (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Fairbanks). DAY 5: Fairbanks - Dawson City After strolling through downtown Fairbanks in the morning we are on our way southbound passing innumerable lakes and rivers in this beautiful landscape. Today we are going to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline again, crossing the Tanana River right next to the highway. In Delta Junction we meet the Alaska Highway and visit the local visitor center. The journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. Beyond the timberline we will pass through beautiful tundra scenery and cross the border at Little Gold Creek, which is the checkpoint with the highest elevation between Canada and the U.S.A. On this stretch villages with strange sounding names like Chicken, Action Wade Camp are to be seen until in the afternoon we will cross the Yukon River by ferry to reach Dawson City. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). DAY 6: Dawson City People still dig for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike flows into the Yukon River. You may try your luck panning for gold yourself. A visit to Bonanza Creek, the Jack London cabin, and the Midnight Dome, Dawson City’s very own mountain, are on the agenda, as is the remarkable Gold Diggers Museum. You may want to stroll around town with its nice buildings, some of them still original, some affectionately restored. The Palace Grand Theatre - offering musical entertainment, turn-of-the-century style - is another option. Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino and Cancan – dance girls will entertain us in the evening. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). DAY 7: DEMPSTER HIGHWAY After getting up real early we will drive up the Dempster Highway which is the only connection to the remote town of Inuvik at the Polar Sea. We will discover the Tombstone Mountains; this will lead us into the tundra of this mountain range, where every season has its unique attraction. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). DAY 8: Dawson City - Whitehorse After getting up real early we will drive up the Dempster Highway which is the only connection to the remote town of Inuvik at the Polar Sea. We will discover the Tombstone Mountains; this will lead us into the tundra of this mountain range, where every season has its unique attraction. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). DAY 9: SKAGWAY Day tour and excursion to the old gold rush town and seaport Skagway. Southbound along the Klondike Highway scenic attractions invite for short stops. For example, at the Carcross Desert - the smallest desert in the world - and of course you can admire Emerald Lake. The locals call it Rainbow Lake because of the sensational coloration. Opportunity to take a spectacular train ride over the infamous White Pass (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). DAY 10: Whitehorse - Haines Junction Todays short stage leads us westbound via the Alaska Highway. You will encounter scenic points of interest inviting you to stop before reaching Haines Junction - situated right next to Kluane National Park - early in the afternoon. Kluane National Park not only is Canada’s biggest national park, here you will find apart from a variety of wildlife the largest glacier area of the world outside north and south pole. Even today,

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most of this huge national park is still unexplored and pristine. Depending on the weather and the groups wishes a guided small hike into the national park can take place. Another possible attraction is a flight with a bushplane to the impressive glaciers within the park or a flight with a helicopter over deserted areas (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction). Day 11: Haines Junction - Tok Today we drive along the scenic shore of the huge Lake Kluane. A first stop is planned at the Sheep Mountain Visitor Center. Chances are you will spot some of the scarce snow-white dall sheep on the surrounding mountains. (Overnight accommodation in Tok). DAY 12: Tok - Valdez The first part of todays stretch will lead us via the Glenn Highway along countless rivers, lakes, glaciers and finally the majestic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Then we will drive the Richardson Highway southbound to the small seaport of Valdez at the pacific coast. The crossing of the coastal range via the Thompson Pass is spectacular, with thundering falls right next to the road. Valdez, called little Switzerland by its inhabitants, is framed by alpine surroundings. The town is also known for the world famous Trans Alaska Pipeline that ends here and the big oil tankers taking a load. (Overnight accommodation in Valdez). DAY 13: Valdez - Whittier - SEWARD Today we travel the Prince William Sound via ferry. Without a doubt this is a highlight among the scenic beauties of Alaska. The route is close to the pacific coast, passing calving glaciers, the Columbia Glacier probably being the most spectacular of them all. Odds are you will spot a variety of wildlife. With a little luck you will be able to take pictures not only of otters and puffins, but of sea lions and even whales, too. Ashore again, the next stop is the Portage Glacier, which is almost accessible by car. (Overnight accommodation in Seward) DAY 14: SEWARD - ANCHORAGE A very nice option to start the day is a tour into Kenai Fjords National Park (optional). We drive along the Turnagain Arm into Anchorage. Watch out for Beluga-Whales in this area! This day in Alaska’s biggest city is at your free disposal for sightseeing in and around Anchorage. There are many interesting things to discover: Lakes Hood and Spenard, the largest marine airport. In summer, up to 800 floatplanes, take off and land here daily. Nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire several legendary aircraft. In downtown Anchorage you will find the Art Museum, the Museum of History and Art and of course the typically American shopping malls. Maybe you would like to visit one of the bars or microbreweries, which offer various kinds of beer brewed in the house. For night people, Anchorage still has one or the other surprise to offer. For example a very special dinner at the restaurant “Gwennies”, they not only offer the biggest and best steaks - gold digger style - you may admire the history of the origins of Anchorage there, too. (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage) DAY 15: Anchorage (DEPARTURE) Anchorage offers you a variety of options on the last day of your trip. On the largest marine airport, Lake Spenard, up to 800 floatplanes take off and land here daily in summer. Nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire several legendary aircraft. He who simply prefers to relax at the end of this long roundtrip with lots of fresh impressions or would like to do a little shopping before returning home still has plenty of time and opportunity to do so. Transfer to airport or connecting program..

Included •

15 days roundtrip from / to Anchorage

The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

14 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

All overland transportation

Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

Prince William Sound ferry

Day-trip into Denali National Park

Entrance fees for national parks

Guided hike in Kluane National Park

Entrance fee for “Diamond Tooth Gerties” Casino

Entrance fee for gold diggers museum in Dawson City

Airport Transfers in Anchorage

not Included •

Meals and beverages

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 7 years 7-11 years: 50% off regular adult rate 12-17 years: 25% off regular adult rate

Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 59


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Departure Departure Whitehorse Anchorage

adgkalgMagnismo Northern Highlights luptat. | Sightseeing Rem aliquamet, Tour

9 DAYS GUIDED Sightseeing-Rundreise in Alaska And Yukon from ANCHORAGE, ALASKA to WHITEHORSE, YUKON

All the North – in half the time! Based on our popular Best of Yukon and Alaska tour route, our Northern Highlights tour is ideal for travellers who want to experience Alaska and Yukon’s major attractions with a limited amount of time. On this escorted hotel tour you will travel some of the most spectacular landscapes and national parks Alaska and Canada’s Yukon have to offer. You’ll see the continents tallest mountain and experience North America’s best wildlife viewing in Denali National Park and you’ll visit some of the North’s most iconic communities including Anchorage, Fairbanks, and historic Dawson City, home to the 1898 Klondike Gold Rush, the greatest the world has ever seen! Departing from Anchorage and ideal for cruise ship travellers who have taken one way cruises along the Inside Passage to Whittier or Seward, our relaxing small group tour through stunning Alaska and Yukon wilderness landscapes, provides a welcome contrast to the larger group sizes found on the cruise ships and their post-cruise tours. Ending in Whitehorse, Yukon, travellers can return home via international charter flights, or travel via domestic scheduled air to major international airports in Southern Canada.

Dates 03.06.-11.06.2017 17.06.-25.06.2017 01.07.-09.07.2017 15.07.-23.07.2017 29.07.-06.08.2017 12.08.-20.08.2017 26.08.-03.09.2017 09.09.-17.09.2017

Duration 9 days / 8 nights

Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach)

Price Double Room: CAD 2,575.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,175.00 Triple Room: CAD 2,380.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay?

Trip Itinerary “Northern Highlights” Day 1: Anchorage (arrival) Welcome to Alaska. At the airport, you will be welcomed by your tour-guide. Transfer to the hotel. Meeting to get aquainted with your fellow travellers. (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage). DAY 2: Anchorage - Denali After breakfast we leave Alaska’s largest city. Via the George Parks Highway we travel northbound towards Denali National Park. The breathtaking landscape offers constantly changing panoramic views with distant glaciers and beaver dams in the nearby river. Late afternoon, there is the opportunity for a one-hour glacier flight to Mount McKinley for all those who would like to go for it (optional). This is a very recommendable adventure, in particular when the weather is fine. (Overnight accommodation close to the park). DAY 3: Denali National Park Without a doubt this is one of the highlights of Alaska. In the morning we will go on a Denali wildlife tour. A park owned shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in the North America. 60

Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map ALASKA

Fairbanks

Y U KO N Dawson City

Denali N.P.

Tok

Anchorage Whitehorse


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Weather permitting you will get to see majestic Mount McKinley, 6193 meters high, the highest mountain in the U.S.A. The variety of wildlife is very impressive, too. With a little luck you will see wolves, dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Admire Wonder Lake, the largest lake in the surroundings, located approximately in the middle of the park. Here in particular you will find lots of wildlife. (Overnight accommodation close to the park). DAY 4: Denali NP - Fairbanks Back on the George Parks Highway, we will stop in Nenana to visit the Alaska Railroad Museum. Fairbanks will be reached early in the afternoon. The remainder of the day is reserved for the places of interest in and around this town located about 320 km south of the Arctic Circle. Perhaps you would like to visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum, or treat yourself with the local delicacies in one of the numerous restaurants. You really should try the king crabs! And there is more. Particularly recommendable is a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River, the Crown of Light show, a photo symphony covering the aurora borealis, or the Gold Rush show at the Malemute Saloon (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Fairbanks). DAY 5: Fairbanks - Dawson City After strolling through downtown Fairbanks in the morning we are on our way southbound passing innumerable lakes and rivers in this beautiful landscape. Today we are going to see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline again, crossing the Tanana River right next to the highway. In Delta Junction we meet the Alaska Highway and visit the local visitor center. The journey continues via the Top of the World Highway. Beyond the timberline we will pass through beautiful tundra scenery and cross the border at Little Gold Creek, which is the checkpoint with the highest elevation between Canada and the U.S.A. On this stretch villages with strange sounding names like Chicken, Action Wade Camp are to be seen until in the afternoon we will cross the Yukon River by ferry to reach Dawson City. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). DAY 6: Dawson City People still dig for gold in this historical town located where the Klondike flows into the Yukon River. You may try your luck panning for gold yourself. A visit to Bonanza Creek, the Jack London cabin, and the Midnight Dome, Dawson City’s very own mountain, are on the agenda, as is the remarkable Gold Diggers Museum. You may want to stroll around town with its nice buildings, some of them still original, some affectionately restored. The Palace Grand Theatre - offering musical entertainment, turn-of-the-century style - is another option. Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino and Cancan – dance girls will entertain us in the evening. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). DAY 7: DEMPSTER HIGHWAY After getting up real early we will drive up the Dempster Highway which is the only connection to the remote town of Inuvik at the Polar Sea. We will discover the Tombstone Mountains; this will lead us into the tundra of this mountain range, where every season has its unique attraction. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City). DAY 8: Dawson City - Whitehorse Today it is back to Whitehorse via the Klondike Highway. You will repeatedly see the mighty Yukon River, about 3200 km long and thus one of the longest waterways in North America. Of course there is a stop to visit the infamous Five Finger Rapids - mighty rapids posing a threat to many sternwheelers navigating the Yukon in the past. Old post offices, roadhouses and small villages constantly bring back to mind the gold rush era 100 years ago. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). DAY 9: Whitehorse (DEPARTURE) Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included •

9 day trip from Anchorage to Whitehorse

The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

Eight nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

All overland transportation

Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

Day trip into Denali National Park

Entrance fees for national parks

Entrance fee for “Diamond Tooth Geties” Casino

Entrance fee for gold diggers museum in Dawson City

Airport Transfers

not Included •

Meals and beverages

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 7 years 7-11 years: 50% off regular adult rate 12-17 years: 25% off regular adult rate

Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 61


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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo Northern Coast Mountains luptat. Rem | Yukon/Alaska aliquamet,

7 DAYS GUIDED Sightseeing tour in yukon and alaska from WHITEHORSE, YUKON to ANCHORAGE, ALASKa

One of our newest escorted tours, our Northern Coast Mountains tour is the perfect addition to your Yukon and Alaskan holiday. Ideal for those who have booked one of our soft adventure tour programs, or on a southbound cruise from Whittier or Seward, or those who simply wish to experience some of the North’s most spectacular landscapes and national parks in a short amount of time. Departing from Whitehorse, our exciting six-day tour provides quick and easy access to some of the most exciting scenery that Yukon and Alaska have to offer including Kluane National Park, A UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Canada’s tallest mountain, and the world’s largest non-polar ice cap; and Denali National Park, home to North America’s tallest peak and the most spectacular wildlife viewing on the continent. Our tour also visits Fairbanks, Alaska’s second largest City, scenic Valdez, terminus of the Alaska Pipeline, and cruises across stunning Prince William Sound, home to College Fjord and its glaciers. Join us for six great days packed full of the most exciting highlights in the North!

Dates 11.06.-17.06.2017 25.06.-01.07.2017 09.07.-15.07.2017 23.07.-29.07.2017 06.08.-12.08.2017 20.08.-26.08.2017 03.09.-09.09.2017 17.09.-23.09.2017

Duration 7 days / 6 nights

Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (MidsizeCoach)

Price Double Room: CAD 1,895.00 Single Room: +CAD 855.00 Triple Room: CAD 1,765.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay?

Trip Itinerary “northern Coast Mountains” Day 1: Whitehorse (arrival) Individual journey of the participants to Whitehorse. Welcome to Canada’s Yukon. At the airport, you will be welcomed by your tour-guide. Transfer to the hotel. Meeting with your fellow travellers. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse). DAY 2: Whitehorse - Haines Junct ion After breakfast you will get a general view of the Yukon’s capital. Part of it may be a visit to the restored sternwheeler MS Klondike next to the Yukon River. The big roundtrip will begin with a first short stage on the Alaska Highway westbound. You will encounter scenic points of interest inviting you to stop before reaching Haines Junction - situated right next to Kluane National Park - early in the afternoon. Kluane National Park not only is Canada’s biggest national park, here you will find apart from a variety of wildlife the largest glacier area of the world outside North and South Pole. Even today, most of this huge national park is still unexplored and pristine. Depending on the weather and the group wishes a guided small hike into the national park can take place. Another possible attraction is a flight with a bush plane to the impressive glaciers within the park or a flight with a helicopter over deserted areas (optional). (Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction). 62

Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map ALASKA

Y U KO N Tok

Haines Junction

Anchorage Whittier Seward

Valdez

Kluane N.P.

Whitehorse


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DAY 3: Haines Junct ion - Tok Today we drive along the scenic shore of the huge Lake Kluane. A first stop is planned at the Sheep Mountain Visitor Center. Chances are you will spot some of the scarce snow-white dall sheep on the surrounding mountains. In Tok you may visit a sled dog demonstration. (Overnight accommodation in Tok). DAY 4: Tok - Valdez The first part of today’s stretch will lead us via the Glenn Highway along countless rivers, lakes, glaciers and finally the majestic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Then we will drive the Richardson Highway southbound to the small seaport of Valdez at the Pacific coast. The crossing of the coastal range via the Thompson Pass is spectacular, with thundering falls right next to the road. Valdez, called little Switzerland by its inhabitants, is enframed by alpine surroundings. The town is also known for the world famous Trans Alaska Pipeline that ends here and the big oil tankers taking a load. (Overnight accommodation in Valdez). DAY 5: Valdez - Whittier - SEWARD Today we travel the Prince William Sound via ferry. Without a doubt this is a highlight among the scenic beauties of Alaska. The route is close to the pacific coast, passing calving glaciers, the Columbia Glacier probably being the most spectacular of them all. Odds are you will spot a variety of wildlife. With a little luck you will be able to take pictures not only of otters and puffins, but of sea lions and even whales, too. Ashore again, the next stop is the Portage Glacier, which is almost accessible by car. (Overnight accommodation in Seward) DAY 6: SEWARD - ANCHORAGE A very nice option to start the day is a tour into Kenai Fjords National Park (optional). We drive along the Turnagain Arm into Anchorage. Watch out for Beluga-Whales in this area! This day in Alaska’s biggest city is at your free disposal for sightseeing in and around Anchorage. There are many interesting things to discover: Lakes Hood and Spenard, the largest marine airport. In summer, up to 800 floatplanes, take off and land here daily. Nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire several legendary aircraft. In downtown Anchorage you will find the Art Museum, the Museum of History and Art and of course the typically American shopping malls. Maybe you would like to visit one of the bars or microbreweries, which offer various kinds of beer brewed in the house. For night people, Anchorage still has one or the other surprise to offer. For example a very special dinner at the restaurant “Gwennies”, they not only offer the biggest and best steaks - gold digger style - you may admire the history of the origins of Anchorage there, too. (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage) DAY 7: Anchorage (DEPARTURE) Anchorage offers you a variety of options on the last day of your trip. On the largest marine airport, Lake Spenard, up to 800 floatplanes take off and land here daily in summer. Nearby is the aviation museum where you can admire several legendary aircraft. He who simply prefers to relax at the end of this long roundtrip with lots of fresh impressions or would like to do a little shopping before returning home still has plenty of time and opportunity to do so. Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Included •

7 day trip from Whitehorse to Anchorage

The entire tour individually guided and interpreted

Six nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

All overland transportation

Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

• Prince William Sound ferry

• Entrance fees for national parks

• Guided hike in Kluane NP

• Airport Transfers

not Included •

Meals and beverages

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 7 years 7-11 years: 50% off regular adult rate12-17 years: 25% off regular adult rate

Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 63


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Departure Whitehorse

adgkalgMagnismo Yukon & Alaska Explorer luptat. |Rem Hotel and aliquamet, hiking tour

15 DAYS GUIDED hiking tour in Yukon and Alaska incl. hotel accommodation

As you hike up to a magnificent vista the memory of the effort slides away with awe. Hiking in the Yukon and Alaska offers some of the most beautiful and remote hiking in North America. Follow the paths of gold diggers, fur traders and explorers while watching for a myriad of wildlife. On this hotel and hiking tour you will experience the massive mountain ranges and glaciers of the Northern American Continent. Your guide will lead you through wild and untouched territory where bears, wolves, caribou and a myriad of other creatures wander free. As any true hiker knows, only on foot can we engage in this landscape of rugged beauty.

Dates 28.05.-11.06.2017 25.06.-09.07.2017 23.07.-06.08.2017 20.08.-03.09.2017

Duration 15 days / 14 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

Price

Trip Itinerary “Yukon & Alaska Explorer” Day 1: Arrival Whitehorse Individual arrival in Whitehorse, at the airport you will be met by our local tour guide and transferred to the hotel where we will meet the rest of the group. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse) DAY 2: Whitehorse - Skagway After breakfast we will explore the capital of the Yukon and then start on the first part of our trip driving south to Skagway, Alaska through White Pass on the Klondike Highway. We will stop at the Carcross Desert – the smallest desert in the world – and admire the beauty of Lake Emerald, which is also called the Rainbow Lake by the locals because of its sensational watercolours. In Carcross we will pass by the beautiful Tlingit facades before heading to Montana Mountain for our first hike. Here we will enjoy the look out to the Lakes Nares and Bennet. After ourhike we will continue through White Pass on our drive to Skagway. (Overnight accommodation in Skagway) DAY 3: Skagway – Haines Junction Skagway was once the gate to the greatest gold rush of all time! The Chilkoot Trail was once the path leading to the gold rivers. Later that afternoon we will board the ferry bringing us through the Lynn Fjords. Arriving at the harbour of Haines we will continue to drive to Haines Junction. Shortly after leaving the pacific coast we will pass the Valley of the Bald Eagles. The Haines Road offers plenty of opportunities to see the breathtaking view of the mountains. Passing the Lakes Dezedash and Kathleen we arrive at Haines Junction. This evening you will have the option of taking a helicopter flight over the glaciated ranges of Kluane National Park. (Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction). DAY 4: Haines Junction / Kluane Nationalpark Today we will spend all day hiking through the Kluane National Park, which is the largest national park Canada. We do a full-day hike on one of many trails leading to Sheep Mountain and offering views of Kluane Lake. (Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction)

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Double Room: CAD 3,995.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,990.00 Triple Room: CAD 3,630.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map ALASKA Denali N.P.

Tombstone T.P.

Tok

Anchorage

Y U KO N Dempster Highway

Dawson City

Haines Junction Kluane N.P.

Whitehorse Skagway

Seward Haines

Physical Demands Moderate hikes with light day pack, courses and activities are suitable for beginners and include necessary equipment and safety gear.


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DAY 5: Haines Junction – Whitehorse We will spend the morning hiking another trail in the Kluane National Park called the Auriol Trail, which will take about four hours. In late afternoon we will continue on the two hour drive to Whitehorse via the Alaska Highway. On our way to Whitehorse we will stop at the Da K Cultural Centre to obtain an overview on the native cultures of the area. In late afternoon we will have some time for a short hike along the Yukon River to see the gold rush ghost town of Canyon City. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse) DAY 6: Whitehorse – Dawson City On our way out of Whitehorse we will stop at the Beringia Centre, a museum featuring prehistoric ice age history and the ancient landscape of Beringia. On our journey to Dawson City we will travel parallel to the Yukon River, which is with 3200km one of the longest rivers in North America. Dawson City offers a wide variety of historic sites that are easily accessible on foot. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City) DAY 7: Dempster Highway After getting up real early we will drive two hours up the Dempster Highway, which in total is 730 km long and is the only connection to the peak of Inuvik at the Polar Sea. We will start hiking at the foot of the Tombstone Mountains, which will lead us into this spectacular mountain’s tundra regions where every season has its unique attraction. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City.) DAY 8: Dawson City A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where we visit an active gold mine. Later we will drive up the Midnight Dome, the mountain overlooking Dawson. We can stroll through the quaint little town where so many buildings from the gold rush era are preserved. Dawson City offers a wide variety of historic sites that are easily accessible on foot. At the end of the day we will visit the Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino featuring the Cancan Dance girls. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City) DAY 9: DAWSON CITY - GLENALLEN Today we will leave the Klondike continuing on a ferry over the Yukon River to the Top of the World Highway – one of the most beautiful and spectacular high roads of North America. We will cross the highest borderline between Canada and the US at Little Gold Creek. During this drive we will have opportunities for short hikes along the way. (Overnight accommodation in Glenallen) DAY 10: GLENALLEN – DENALI NATIONALPARK Today takes us further west, first along the famous and scenic Denali Highway. The Denali Highway offers a almost cinematic wilderness panorama. The route takes us through a vast glacial floodplain; the road in fact is built on glacial eskers as it travels to the border of Denali National Park. This is one of the most remote regions in the north; few Alaskans have ever travelled this route. In the evening there is the option to participate in a scenic one hour glacier flight that will provide a chance to view Mt. Denali, North America’s tallest peak (over 6000m!) in good weather. (Overnight accommodation in the vicinity of the park) Day 11: Denali National park Without question, today will be a highlight of your trip. A national park shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in North America. In good weather you can see majestic Mt. Denali; at 6193 meters it is the highest mountain in the USA. The wildlife in Denali is very impressive. With a little luck you will see all the wildlife on your list including wolves, Dall’s sheep, moose, caribou and even the mighty grizzly bear. Smaller animals such as fox and coyotes are often spotted on their forays while golden eagles and other birds of prey soar overhead. This is the Alaska of your dreams! (Overnight accommodation in the vicinity of the park) DAY 12: Denali National park - Seward Today we say goodbye to Denali and travel along the George Parks Highway through the interior to Anchorage. There, we join the Seward Highway and travel along scenic Turnagain Arm; named by Captain Cook after yet another unsuccessful attempt to find the Northwest Passage. The spectacular tides, among the highest in the world, attract beluga whales who hunt salmon in the murky waters. In Portage, we’ll visit one of Alaska’s drive-in glaciers before continuing along the Kenai Peninsula. Cascading waterfalls, crystal clear streams, emerald pine forests and snow-capped mountains appear around every corner. (Overnight accommodation in Seward)

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DAY 13: Seward This morning we’ll hike in the Seward area. Here hiking options include Exit Glacier, the Iditarod Trail, the spectacular Coastal Trail (tide dependent), historic Fort McGilvary with its dark tunnels and Tonsina Beach with its salmon stream just to name a few. Your guide will have a plan based on seasonal events and weather conditions. In the afternoon you have the option to hike but today you might like to take advantage of one of the main draws of the Seward area – the Kenai Fjords National Park. This optional six-hour marine life viewing cruise is teeming with wildlife including seals, sea lions, sea otters, as well as orca (killer) and humpback whales. Seabirds abound, including bald eagles, kittiwakes and the loveable puffins. Moose and black bears are often spotted along the shorelines. One of this tour’s highlight is when Bear Glacier calves sending up huge waves as the ancient ice crashes into the ocean. (Overnight accommodation in Seward) DAY 14: Seward - Anchorage Today the journey takes us back along the Kenai Peninsula to the scenic Turnagain Arm, named after one of his many failed attempts to find the Northwest Passage. Keep an eye open for the white beluga whales, which can often be seen here frolicking in the shallow waters! The afternoon is free for optional sightseeing and touring in Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska. There are many interesting things to discover including Lake Hood, which is home to the largest float plane base in the world. Each day, some 800 float planes take off and land from this location in central Anchorage! Nearby is the Aviation Museum, where many legendary bush aircraft are on display. Downtown Anchorage offers excellent souvenir shopping at several American-style malls. Or if shopping is not your idea of a fun activity on holiday, how about a visit to one of the many pubs and locally crafted microbreweries?! (Overnight accommodation in Anchorage) DAY 15: DEPARTURE Anchorage Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Hiking Details Hiking times are approximately 2-8 hours Hiking length approximately 6-14 kms Hiking altitude gain appr. 50-550 m

Included •

15 day trip from Whitehorse to Anchorage

Personal Guide with interpretation throughout the trip

Local hiking and tour guide

14 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

All overland transportation

Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats)

Guided hiking trips

Ferry trip on the Lynn fjord

Day tour through the Denali National Park

Admissions for the National Parks

Admissions as of itinerary

Airport transfers

not Included •

Meals and beverages

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 7 years 7-11 years: 50% off regular adult rate12-17 years: 25% off regular adult rate

Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 66


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Departure Departure Whitehorse Anchorage

adgkalgMagnismo Alaska & Yukon Explorer luptat.| Rem Hotel and aliquamet, hiking tour

15 DAYS GUIDED hiking tour in Alaska and Yukon incl. hotel accommodation

As you hike up to a magnificent vista the memory of the effort slides away with awe. Hiking in Alaska and the Yukon offers some of the most beautiful and remote hiking in North America. Follow the paths of gold diggers, fur traders and explorers while watching for a myriad of wildlife. On this hotel and hiking tour you will experience the massive mountain ranges and glaciers of the Northern American Continent. Your guide will lead you through wild and untouched territory where bears, wolves, caribou and a myriad of other creatures wander free. As any true hiker knows, only on foot can we fully engage in this landscape of rugged beauty.

Trip Itinerary “Alaska & Yukon Explorer” Day 1: ANCHORAGE arrival Individual arrival to Anchorage. At the airport you will be met by our tour guide and transferred to the hotel where we will meet the rest of the group. (Anchorage, overnight in hotel). DAY 2: ANCHORAGE – SEWARD Sit back and enjoy the spectacular landscape roll by as we head to the seaside town of Seward. Following Turnagain Arm we have sweeping views of first the Chugach Mountains then the Kenai Range. Imagine this route plied by Native peoples, Russian fur traders, European explorers and American gold prospectors. The drive along the dramatic shoreline of Turnagain Arm with its immense tidal flats is one of the most beautiful roads in North America. As we approach Seward we come to Moose Pass where the start of the 1600 km Iditarod Trail begins. Here teams of hardy men and huskies begin one of the toughest, most arduous races in the world. Along our route we will stop for some short hikes. Our hikes will depend on the group’s interest whether it be looking for ideal bird-watching or catching a glimpse of the local salmon runs. Make sure to take time to communicate with your guide since there are so many options! We’ll finish the day once we arrive in Seward to enjoy a hike at Exit Glacier, which provides an excellent opportunity to get an up-close look at this beautiful glacier. (Overnight accommodation in Seward). DAY 3: SEWARD This morning we’ll hike in the Seward area. Here hiking options include the Iditarod Trail, the spectacular Coastal Trail (tide dependent), historic Fort McGilvary with its dark tunnels and Tonsina Beach with its salmon stream just to name a few. Your guide will have a plan based on seasonal events and weather conditions. In the afternoon you have the option to hike but today you might like to take advantage of one of the main draws of the Seward area – the Kenai Fjords National Park. This optional six-hour marine life viewing

Dates 11.06.-25.06.2017 09.07.-23.07.2017 06.08.-20.08.2017 03.09.-17.09.2017

Duration 15 days / 14 nights

Group Size 3 - 12 participants per date

Price Double Room: CAD 3,995.00 Single Room: +CAD 1,990.00 Triple Room: CAD 3,630.00 All rates per person (+ GST)

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates - exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete.

Map ALASKA Denali N.P.

Tombstone T.P.

Tok

Anchorage

Y U KO N Dempster Highway

Dawson City

Haines Junction Kluane N.P.

Whitehorse Skagway

Seward Haines

Physical Demands Moderate hikes with light day pack, courses and activities are suitable for beginners and include necessary equipment and safety gear.

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cruise is teeming with wildlife including seals, sea lions, sea otters, as well as orca (killer) and humpback whales. Seabirds abound, including bald eagles, kittiwakes and the loveable puffins. Moose and black bears are often spotted along the shorelines. One of this tour’s highlight is when Bear Glacier calves sending up huge waves as the ancient ice crashes into the ocean. (Overnight accommodation in Seward) DAY 4: SEWARD – DENALI NATIONAL PARK Today we say goodbye to Seward heading along the Seward Highway through the scenic Turnagain Arm. Here are spectacular tides, among the highest in the world, which attract the beluga whales who hunt salmon in the turbulent, murky waters. We’ll continue surrounded by cascading waterfalls, crystal clear streams, emerald pine forests and snow-capped mountains with wildlife appearing around every corner. As we pass through Portage, we’ll visit one of Alaska’s beautiful glaciers before continuing to the George Parks Highway and on to the magnificent vistas waiting for us in Denali National Park. In the evening there is the option to participate in a scenic one hour glacier flight that will provide a chance to view Mt. Denali, North America’s tallest peak (over 6000m!) in good weather. (Overnight accommodation in the vicinity of the park) DAY 5: DENALI NATIONAL PARK Without question, today will be a highlight of your trip. A national park shuttle bus takes us deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in North America. In good weather you can see majestic Mt. Denali, which at 6193 meters it is the highest mountain in the USA. The wildlife in Denali is impressive. With a little luck you will see all the wildlife on your list including wolves, Dall’s sheep, moose, caribou and even the mighty grizzly bear. Smaller animals such as fox and coyotes are often spotted on their forays while golden eagles and other birds of prey soar overhead. This is the Alaska of your dreams! (Overnight accommodation in the vicinity of the park) DAY 6: DENALI NATIONAL PARK – GLENALLEN Although we say goodbye to Denali National Park today we still travel along the panoramic views of the famous Denali Highway. The Denali Highway offers an almost cinematic wilderness panorama. The route takes us through a vast glacial floodplain; the road is actually built on glacial eskers as it follows the border of Denali National Park. This is one of the most remote regions in the north; few Alaskans have ever travelled this route. (Overnight accommodation in Glenallen) DAY 7: GLENALLEN – DAWSON CITY Today we will drive the Top of the World Highway one of the most beautiful and spectacular high roads of North America. We will cross the highest border between Canada and the US at Little Gold Creek. During this drive we will have opportunities for short hikes along the way. Dawson City offers a wide variety of historic sites which are easily accessible on foot. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City.) DAY 8: Dawson City A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where we visit an active gold mine. Later we will drive up the Midnight Dome, the mountain overlooking Dawson. We can stroll through the quaint little town where so many buildings from the gold rush era are preserved. Dawson City offers a wide variety of historic sites which are easily accessible on foot. At the end of the day we will visit the Diamond Tooth Casino featuring the Cancan-Dance girls. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City.) DAY 9: DEMPSTER HIGHWAY After getting up real early we will drive two hours up the Dempster Highway, which in total is 730 km long and is the only connection to the peak of Inuvik at the Polar Sea. We will start hiking at the foot of the Tombstone Mountains, which will lead us into this spectacular mountain’s tundra regions where every season has its unique attraction. (Overnight accommodation in Dawson City.) DAY 10: DAWSON CITY – WHITEHORSE On our journey to Whitehorse we will travel parallel to the Yukon River, which at 3200 kms is one of the longest rivers in North America. We’ll take a break at the Five Finger Rapids to walk down to the overlook and have a bite to eat. On our way into Whitehorse we will stop at the Beringia Centre, a museum featuring prehistoric ice age history and the ancient landscape of Beringia. In late afternoon we will have some time for a short hike along the Yukon River to see the gold rush ghost town of Canyon City. You will have this evening free to enjoy Whitehorse’s distinct character. This wilderness city offers everything from Vaudeville shows to quiet walks along the mighty Yukon River. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse).

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Day 11: WHITEHORSE – HAINES JUNCTION After a short drive we will arrive in the quaint town of Haines Junction with the magnificent mountains of Kluane National Park hanging in the distance. On our way into Haines Junction, we will stop at the Da K Cultural Centre to orient ourselves on the cultures of the area. Once we’ve settled into our hotel and had a quick lunch, we will head out to trek the Auriol Trail in Kluane National Park. This four-hour trail is an excellent introduction to the park as it explores mixed boreal forest surrounded by mountain vistas. (Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction) DAY 12: HAINES JUNCTION / KLUANE NATIONA LPARK Today we will spend all day hiking through the Kluane National Park, which is the largest national park Canada. We do a full-day hike on one of many trails leading to Sheep Mountain and offering views of Kluane Lake. This evening you will have the option of taking a sightseeing flight over the glaciated ranges of Kluane National Park. (Overnight accommodation in Haines Junction) DAY 13: HAINES JUNCTION – SKAGWAY Today we will take the spectacular road to Haines. Shortly before arriving at the pacific coast we will pass the Valley of the Bald Eagles. In Haines we’ll catch the ferry through the picturesque Lynn Fjords to Skagway – once the gate to the greatest gold rush of all time! Late afternoon/evening free to explore this interesting town, hike to Yakutania Point, do some shopping or just grab a coffee and watch the otters play in the river. (Overnight in Skagway) DAY 14: SKAGWAY – WHITEHORSE After breakfast we will head back to the Yukon on the Klondike Highway. After passing through White Pass and crossing the border, we will stop to explore Montana Mountain just outside of Carcross. Here we will enjoy the look out to the Lakes Nares and Bennet. After our hike we will stop to see the Tlingit Facades in the village of Carcross then head on to the Carcross Desert – the smallest desert in the world. As we follow the road to Whitehorse we will also stop to admire the beauty of Emerald Lake, which is also called the Rainbow Lake by the locals because of its sensational watercolours. (Overnight accommodation in Whitehorse) DAY 15: DEPARTURE WHITEHORSE Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Hiking Details Hiking times are approximately 2-8 hours Hiking length approximately 6-14 kms Hiking altitude gain appr. 50-550 m

Included •

15 days trip from Anchorage to Whitehorse

Personal Guide with interpretation throughout the trip

Local hiking and tour guide

14 nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

All overland transportation

Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats)

Guided hiking trips

Ferry trip on the Lynn fjord

Day tour through the Denali National Park

Admissions for the National Parks

Admissions as of itinerary

Airport transfers

not Included •

Meals and beverages

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 7 years 7-11 years: 50% off regular adult rate12-17 years: 25% off regular adult rate

Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 69


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Departure Departure Whitehorse anchorage

adgkalgMagnismo Alaska - the great land luptat. Rem aliquamet,

8 DAYS GUIDED sightseeing tour through Alaska from/to anchorage, alaska

As you hike up to a magnificent vista the memory of the effort slides away with awe. Hiking in the Yukon and Alaska offers some of the most beautiful and remote hiking in North America. Follow the paths of gold diggers, fur traders and explorers while watching for a myriad of wildlife. On this hotel and hiking tour you will experience the massive mountain ranges and glaciers of the Northern American Continent. Your guide will lead you through wild and untouched territory where bears, wolves, caribou and a myriad of other creatures wander free. As any true hiker knows, only on foot can we engage in this landscape of rugged beauty.

Trip Itinerary “Alaska - the great land ”

Dates 27.05.-03.06.2017 03.06.-10.06.2017 10.06.-17.06.2017 17.06.-24.06.2017 24.06.-01.07.2017 01.07.-08.07.2017 08.07.-15.07.2017 15.07.-22.07.2017 22.07.-29.07.2017 29.07.-05.08.2017 05.08.-12.08.2017 12.08.-19.08.2017 19.08.-26.08.2017 26.08.-02.09.2017 02.09.-09.09.2017 09.09.-16.09.2017

Duration 8 days / 7 nights

Day 1: Arrival anchorage Tucked between six mountain ranges and skirted by the Bering Sea, Anchorage has more than 60 glaciers, a myriad of wildlife and a collection of volcanoes nearby. Welcome to the beginning of your adventure! DAY 2: Anchorage - Skagway Sit back and enjoy the spectacular landscape roll by as we head to the seaside town of Seward. As we follow Turnagain Arm we have sweeping views of first the Chugach Mountains then the Kenai Range. Imagine this route plied by Native peoples, Russian fur traders, European explorers and American gold prospectors. The drive along the dramatic shoreline of Turnagain Arm with its immense tidal flats is one of the most beautiful road in North America. From here we will climb to Turnagain Pass and descend into the Anchorage Bowl, which is often blanketed with colourful wildflowers. As we approach Seward we come to Moose Pass where the start of the 1600 kms Iditarod Trail begins. Here teams of hardy men and huskies begin one of the toughest, most arduous races in the world. Moose Pass is also a great place to see migrating salmon in season. On our final stretch to Seward we encounter numerous glacier lakes including Kenai, Meridien and Grayling. Just before arriving and settling into our Seward hotel we’ll visit Exit Glacier to stretch our legs and enjoy a close up view. DAY 3: Seward - Valdez (via Prince William Sound) It’s time see some spectacular seascapes! Today we board the ferry to cruise past Prince William Sound’s massive icebergs, calving glaciers and abundant sea life. Make sure to have your camera handy since it’s common to spot puffins, seals, otters and even whales on this stretch of water! After disembarking we’ll continue to Valdez. During this stretch of road keep an eye out for bear, moose and sheep.

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Group Size 6 - 9 participants per date (Maxi Van) 10 – 20 participants per date (Midsize Coach)

Price Double Room: USD 2,115.00 Single Room: +USD 1,030.00 Triple Room: USD 1,930.00 All rates per person.

Map ALASKA Denali N.P.

Fairbanks

Denali

Anchorage Valdez

Kenai Fjords N.P.

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Day 4: Valdez to Fairbanks Settle in for a relaxing road trip with incredible stops along the way as we head to Fairbanks. Our route is surrounding by towering mountain ranges, glaciers and wildlife. In fact, two 160 kms section of this road are designated as scenic byways by the state. Expect to see cascading waterfalls, colourful glacier terminus lakes, alpine tundra, historic buildings and maybe even a stop in North Pole to send some postcards to the kids! DAY 5: Fairbanks to Denali A short drive or meandering, scenic train ride (optional) from Fairbanks brings us to one the most splendid elements of this tour! Denali National Park with it’s abundant wildlife, expansive tundra and, of course, the 6193 metre Mount McKinley dominating the horizon will be a lifelong memory. DAY 6: Denali (Denali Park shuttle Bus Tour) Today we team up with the park staff to join their Wonder Lake Tour. This full-day trip delves into the heart of Denali National Park. Along the way expect to see an abundance of wildlife including caribou, foxes, wolves, bears and so much more. Wonder Lake is a glacier-carved gem with the gorgeous backdrop of Mount McKinley. DAY 7: Denali to Anchorage As we swing south towards Anchorage today we will complete our mountainous loop. Again we move through ever-changing landscapes with wildlife and history around every bend. Anchorage will seem like a metropolis after your excursion through the Alaskan wilderness! Enjoy some free time in Anchorage this afternoon. This city offers a number of interesting elements including Lake Spenard with its 800 float planes and aviation museum or take this time to explore and shop before heading on to a connecting program or turning for home. DAY 8: Anchorage, Departure Transfer to airport or connecting program.

Extending your stay? Ask us about our great pre and post tour accommodation rates – exclusively for our guests. We also offer a great selection of addon tours to make your vacation with us even more complete

Included •

8 day trip from/to Anchorage

Personal Guide with interpretation throughout the trip

• •

Seven nights accommodation in superior middle class double rooms

All overland transportation

Air-conditioned Maxi Van (capacity 15 seats) or comfortable air-conditioned Midsize Coach

Prince William Sound Ferry

Day tour through the Denali National Park

Admissions for the National Parks

Admissions as of itinerary

Airport transfers

not Included •

Meals and beverages

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuity

Child Policy Min. age: 7 years 7-11 years: 50% off regular adult rate12-17 years: 25% off regular adult rate

Note Due to the nature of this tour last-minute changes to the itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide. 71


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rail Tours | Whitehorse

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad | Tour 1 Dates Departs Mon/Tue/Fri from Whitehorse (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 9.5 hours

Price

Skagway’s White Pass & Yukon Route is the “Scenic Railway of the World”. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad today is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites from the comfort of vintage parlor cars. Come discover your personal gold rush with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway as it steams through its second century of history.

USD 189.00 Adults USD 94.50 Children (3-12) (plus tax and fees)

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Narrated motorcoach tour/transfer Whitehorse -Carcross and Fraser-Whitehorse

Narrated rail tour Carcross-Whitehorse

not Included Canadian Loop Travel by coach to Carcross and board the White Pass Railroad to travels its most scenic stretch of track along Lake Bennett to Fraser. Tour calls at historic Bennett Station. Return to Whitehorse by coach.

Meals

Gratuities

White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad | Tour 2 Dates Departs daily May 19 – Sept. 9 (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 9.5 hours

Price

Skagway’s White Pass & Yukon Route is the “Scenic Railway of the World”. Built in 1898 during the Klondike Gold Rush, this narrow gauge railroad today is an International Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Experience the breathtaking panorama of mountains, glaciers, gorges, waterfalls, tunnels, trestles and historic sites from the comfort of vintage parlor cars. Come discover your personal gold rush with the White Pass & Yukon Route Railway as it steams through its second century of history. Day Tour to Skagway (return) Travel from Whitehorse – Fraser by coach, and board the White Pass Railroad as it travels over the height of the White Pass and crosses the Yukon-Alaska border and rolls into Skagway. You’ll have free time to explore the Gateway to the Klondike before boarding the coach to travel back to Whitehorse along the scenic Klondike Highway.

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USD 135.00 Adults USD 67.50 Children (3-12) (plus tax and fees)

Included •

Narrated motorcoach tour/transfer Whitehorse-Fraser and Skagway-Whitehorse

Narrated rail tour Fraser-Skagway

not Included •

Meals

Gratuity


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rail Tours | Anchorage

McKinley Explorer Rail Tour Dates Departs daily May 31 – Sept. 6 (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 3 days / 2 nights

Price | based double occupancy USD 865.00 per Person (plus tax and fees)

Travel by rail from the Alaska coast to the interior of the Great Land in style aboard the luxurious McKinley Explorer’s domed rail-cars on an incomparable sightseeing experience. On our three days (two nights) tour you’ll pass through the mountains of the spectacular Alaska and Talkeetna ranges, experience the wide-open scenery of Matanuska Valley, a farming region known for mammoth vegetables, you’ll travel past colorful towns like Wasilla, billed as the “Home of the Iditarod” and Talkeetna, cross scenic rivers like the Susitna, “the Mother River”, and you’ll visit Denali, the national park that defines Alaska. Travel Alaska in style!

Included

Trip Itinerary

not Included

Day 1: Anchorage – Denali National Park Departing Anchorage along the scenic Cook Inlet, the and by afternoon you’ll arrive in Denali National Park. Here, you can choose from a wide range of optional activities like river rafting, helicopter flightseeing, or horseback riding. Accommodation: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort

McKinley Explorer domed-rail car narrated tour to/from Denali National Park

Two nights hotel accommodations

arrival/departure hotel transfers in Denali

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Denali National Park wildlife viewing tour (lunch)

Meals and beverages

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuity

DAY 2: Denali National Park Today’s tour to view the abundant wildlife that thrives in Denali will be a trip highlight. You’ll enjoy sightings of moose, black and grizzly bear, caribou, Dalls sheep, coyotes, foxes and possibly wolves, while bald and golden eagles soar overhead. In the afternoon, choose from one of many complimentary parksponsored activities and optional Denali tours including guided hikes plus white-water rafting, fixed-wing flightseeing and horseback riding. Accommodation: Denali Grizzly Bear Resort DAY 3: Denali National Park Morning free for optional sightseeing a tours. In the afternoon, transfer to rail depot, re-board our McKinley Explorer domed rail-cars and return to Anchorage.

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wildlife viewing | Whitehorse

Glacier Bay National Park Tour Dates Departs daily May 31 – Sept. 6 (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 3 days / 2 nights

Price | based Double occupancy USD 1,373.00 per person (note: prices suject to change)

Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve encompasses a glacier-crowned, maritime wilderness that stretches northward from Alaska’s inside passage to the Alsek River, encircling a magnificent saltwater bay with 16 tidewater glaciers and 30 alpine glaciers! The bay is home to a dizzying array of marine wildlife including both orca and humpback whales, sea lions, seals, sea otters. The national park also harbours countless species of marine birds including bald eagles, kittiwakes, murres and the lovable puffins and a wide variety of land mammals including black bears, moose, Sitka deer and foxes. On our tour to this Alaskan jewel, you’ll have a chance to see them all while travelling overland or on the emerald waters.

Return coach transportation from Whitehorse – Skagway)

Return airfare Skagway to Gustavus

Gustavus transfers

Two nights accommodation at the luxurious Gustavus Inn

All meals at the hotel

Trip Itinerary

• •

Full day Glacier Bay National Park cruise (lunch

Day 1: Whitehorse – Skagway – Glacier Bay Travel from Whitehorse to Skagway by coach. Flight from Skagway over Inside Passage to Gustavus. Transfer to Gustavus Inn. Evening free for optional activities such as free national park talks, sea kayaking or salt water fishing.

Taxes and fees

DAY 2: Glacier Bay Tour travels up the west arm of Glacier Bay to the face of the Margerie and Grand Pacific Glaciers, two towering masses of ice and snow. Rising 250 feet above the waterline and stretching another 100 feet below the water, the ice calving from the Margerie Glacier is an average of 200 years old. Several whale species feed extensively in the bay, including the endangered Humpback whales as well as Minke and Killer whales. Harbour seals, Stellar sea lions and Dall’s porpoises feed in the Park’s productive, nearshore waters. Sea otters are colonizing the bay as well as Park waters in Icy Strait and Cross Sound. Many of these marine mammals ply the more turbulent gulf coast waters as well, where they mingle with gray whales and the occasional beluga or other cetaceans less common to the region. Return to Gustavus Inn in the late afternoon DAY 3: Glacier Bay – Skagway – Whitehorse Transfer to the airport, return flight to Skagway. Board coach for the transfer along the Klondike Highway to Whitehorse. Tour ends on arrival.

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Included

not Included •

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuity


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wildlife viewing | Vancouver

Bear viewing in beautiful Knight Inlet

Dates Departs daily from Vancouver (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 3 days / 2 nights

Price

Located 80 kilometres, north of Campbell River, British Columbia, is a wild and remote area of the Pacific Northwest known as Knight Inlet. The longest fjord on the B.C. coast, Knight Inlet offers visitors spectacular scenery set against a backdrop of dramatic mountain peaks plunging into the Pacific Ocean. Variegated hues of blues and greens seamlessly blend forest, ocean and sky. It can be a place of immense silence in the calm of the temperate rainforest and of immense power in the face of the many thundering glacier-fed waterfalls.

Low Season (June 25 – July 24, 2017): CAD 1,691.00 CAD Shoulder Season (May 21 - June 24, Aug. 1 – 24, 2017): CAD 1,860.00 High Season (Aug. 25 - Oct. 16, 2017): CAD 2,075.00 (rates per person + GST) (note: prices suject to change)

Included •

Return airfare from Vancouver to Campbell River and Campbell River Float Plane dock to Knight Inlet Lodge

Transfers in Campbell River

One night accommodation in Campbell River at the Heron’s Landing Hotel

One night accommodation at Knight Inlet Lodge in a deluxe room with private bathroom

And when you’re ‘tired’ of viewing bears, you have an opportunity to experience some of British Columbia’s best whale and marine wildlife viewing, in and around the lodge, and in world famous Johnstone Strait; home to some of British Columbia’s largest groups of resident orca whales.

Welcome orientation for wildlife viewing

Bear viewing tour

All meals and snacks while at the lodge (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Superb accommodation, stunning surroundings and world class wildlife viewing are waiting for you at Knight Inlet Lodge!

Complimentary house wine with dinner

Scenic boat ride of Glendale Cove

Use of kayaks on organized estuary tours

Knight Inlet sightseeing cruise (weather permitting, no substitutes)

interpretive guide on all tours

Rain gear if required

Evening interpretive programs

B.C. Provincial Hotel Tax

B.C. Back Country Permit Fee

First Nations User Fee

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Wilderness Tourism Association Habitat Conservation Fee

Our floating lodge, tucked in beautiful Glendale Cove is home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly (brown) bears in British Columbia. It is not uncommon for there to be up to 50 bears within 10 kilometres of the lodge in the peak fall season, when the salmon are returning to the river! The lodge offers exceptional bear viewing throughout the summer season and our tactics for viewing them changes through the season. In spring and early summer, we’ll travel by boat to view bears feeding on sea grasses. Later on, we’ll move to viewing platforms located over key spawning areas.

not Included •

Meals at Heron’s Landing Hotel

Optional tours

Personal extras

Gratuities

Notee Knight Inlet Lodge closed last week of July 3,4,5,6 night packages also available

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wildlife viewing | Vancouver

Whale watching and relaxing at Tofino Dates Departures daily from Vancouver (note: dates subject to change

Duration 3 days / 2 nights

Price | Dbased double occupancy

Located on the rugged outer coast of Vancouver Island, Tofino is all Canada! Endless pacific beaches, towering rainforests, rocky coastline and an authentic west-coach village greet you as you arrive in laid-back Tofino. Our three days (two nights) package provides the perfect add-on to your western Canada vacation. You’ll travel from Vancouver by twin-engine commuter aircraft, high over the emerald waters of Johnstone Strait and the Gulf Islands to Tofino. You’ll stay at the beautiful Tin Wis Resort, in the heart of Clayquot Sound overlooking stunning Mackenzie Beach. There, you are ideally situated to take a rainforest walk, beachcomb for the perfect skipping stone, fish for wild salmon, golf, or just relax and listen to the sound of the ocean lapping the shore. And, we’ve included a great one day gray whale watching cruise that even visits a remote oceanside hotspring.

Included •

Return airfare Vancouver – Tofino

Two nights accommodation at the beautiful Tin Wis Resort

Full day whale watching/hotsprings cruise

Trip Itinerary

Taxes and fees

Day 1: Vancouver – Tofino Travel by air from Vancouver to Tofino and transfer to the hotel. Evening free for optional activities such as walking, sea kayaking or salt water fishing. Hotel: Tin Wis Resort

not Included

DAY 2: Tofino Our whale watching excursion will take you through the pristine waters of Clayoquot Sound, revealing sensational scenery, and wildlife such as Gray whales, sea lions, seals, porpoise and Killer whales. The area is also known for its variety of sea birds, including tufted puffins, and the numbers of resident bald eagles. Black bears are occasionally even seen on the rocky shoreline! On the return to Tofino, we’ll stop at Hot Springs Cove and visit a natural hot spring located in Maquinna Provincial Park in the remote north end of Clayoquot Sound. Hot Springs Cove is reached by walking a two kilometre-long wooden boardwalk trail from the dock. Don’t forget your bathing suit! Hotel: Tin Wis Resort DAY 3: Tofino – Vancouver Morning free for optional activities at the hotel and area. Transfer to the airport, return flight to Vancouver. Tour ends on arrival.

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Shoulder Season (May 1-June 30, 2017): CAD 1,005.00 High Season (July 1-Sept. 30, 2017): CAD 1,175.00 Storm Season (Oct. 1-Dec.31, 2017): CAD 955.00 (rates per person + GST) (note: prices suject to change)

Transfers from airport to/from hotel

Optional tours

Meals

Personal extras

Gratuities

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wildlife viewing | Anchorage

Bear Viewing in Redoubt Bay, Lake Clark NP

Dates 2 departures daily June – September 2017 (note: best viewing during July and August)

Duration 6.5 hrs.

Group Size Min. two passengers

Price Travel deep into the wilds on a floatplane fly-out Alaska bear viewing trip and enjoy a guided day tour with the opportunity to view Alaska’s black and brown bears in their natural habitat. On this tour you’ll travel by floatplane, 70 miles southwest of Anchorage to the entrance of Lake Clark Wilderness Preserve and the site of Redoubt Bay Lodge, to view resident brown bears up close as they congregate in remote, untouched areas of Alaska, near salmon streams and tidal estuaries. These magnificent bears are captivating to watch. Roaming free along the coastline, munching on berries, snagging salmon, frolicking and splashing in the water or settling in for an afternoon siesta – it’s all in a days work!

USD 870.00 (plus taxes and fees) (note: prices suject to change)

Included •

Courtesy shuttle

Bear viewing tour in a covered pontoon boat with experienced naturalist guides

Lunch and a spectacular round-trip

Flightseeing tour from Anchorage

not Included •

Personal extras

Gratuities

Kenai Fjords National Park Tour Dates May 16 – Sept. 26, 2017 (note: dates subject to change)

Duration 6 hrs.

Price

Alaska’s most popular wildlife and glacier cruise! Kenai Fjords National Park boasts abundant wildlife, alpine and tidewater glaciers and breathtaking scenery. On our fully narrated tour, you’ll see resident orca and humpback whales and other marine wildlife, tidewater glaciers on this full narrated tour. We also visit the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, home to a large variety of whales, seabirds, stellar sea lions, sea otters and more! Don’t miss this opportunity to see the untouched beauty of Alaska’s coastal waters. Lunch included.

Coach transfer: USD 249.00 Adults USD 124.50 Children (2-11) Coach/rail transfer: USD 269.00 Adults USD 135.00 Children (2-11) (rates plus tax and fees) (note: prices suject to change)

Included •

Roundtrip coach transportation from Anchorage to Seward

6 hour marine life viewing cruise

• Lunch

not Included •

Personal extras

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Charter Services & Custom Programs Chartering a vehicle from Ruby Range Adventure is fun, convenient, economical, and easy. Our dependable drivers, dispatchers, and support staff will ensure smooth and professional transportation. Charter quotes are always free. We offer 30 years of transportation experience with providing personalized and professional service. Contact us today to get a free quote on Charter Services. transportation With reasonable rates, friendly service, and knowledgeable drivers, Ruby Range Adventure is the best ride in the Yukon and Alaska. Whether your party includes large numbers corporate or leisure travelers (up to 24), or just a few family members on a trip through the North, Ruby Range Adventure will meet any size group at the airport and provide superior charter transportation to any destination. Driver Guides, Tour Directors, Step On Guides, Tour Escorts available for any destination, fluently in these languages: English, French, German and Spanish. Private Charters Private Charters are available for one person and up. This is a great way for a family, friends or corporate delegates to travel. Mini vans, 15 passenger vans and motor coaches are available by request. Full receptive services available. Every detail is looked after !

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contact Ruby Range Adventure Ltd. Charter Services PO Box 30107 Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5M2 Kanada Phone: +1 (867) 667-2209 Fax: +1 (867) 667-2265


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TERMS AND CONDITIONS Required guest information for bookings • Full names (first, middle, last) • Nationality and Passport Number • Tour name • Date, activity, and type • Airline arrival information • Weight (if travel arrangements include small aircraft) • Dates of birth (if travel arrangements include ferry and/or border crossing YUKON-ALASKA) FIT bookings: Information required at the time of booking. Group tour bookings: Information needed at the time of booking and required no later then 30 days prior to tour departure.

IMPORTANT PRICING INFORMATION All rates published are retail rates and priced in CAD or USD as noted. All rates and prices are subject to applicable taxes, fees and changes without notice. GOODS & SERVICE TAX (GST): All Canadian tour prices are subject to 5% GST. Invoices must be paid in their respective currency to the appropriate bank (account information provided on each invoice). We acccept bookings by mail, fax, phone or online.

PAYMENT PROCEDURES Deposits: 25% of the total invoice is required 14 days after the date of confirmation. In some cases we require up to 50% deposits to confirm reservations.

Final Payment Camping Tours: All invoices must be paid in full 30 days prior to arrival. Hotel Tours: All invoices must be paid in full 45 days prior to arrival.

CANCELLATION FEES CANCELLATION BY THE CUSTOMER: The following cancellation fee schedule applies to all invoices unless otherwise noted in advance. These fees will be noted on our confirmation. Cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellation fees are based on percentage of the total invoice and based on the date cancellation is receives in our office.. CAMPING TOURS

HOTEL TOURS / SELF-GUIDED TOURS:

Anytime after invoicing:

25%

Anytime after invoicing:

25%

45 days prior to departure:

40%

60-45 days prior to departure:

40%

30 days prior to departure:

60%

44-30 days prior to departure:

60%

No Show:

100%

Within 30 days:

100%

CANCELLATION AND REFUND BY Ruby Range Adventure LTD.: If the minimum number of participants has not been reached, we reserve the right to cancel a tour 14 days prior to start of the tour. You will be notified immediately and you are entitled to a full refund if you are unable to join one of our other departures. If we or our partners are forced to change the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances, like forest fires, floods, breakdowns, all decisions are left to the discretion of the tour guide. Charter Services & Custom Programs are subject to a deposit and cancellation policy that is different from our standard payment and cancellation policy. We reserve the right to charge additional deposit or full payment at the time of booking. You will be advised at time of exact deposit and cancellation terms.

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Banking information Account Name: Bank Name: Location: Currency: Account Number: Transit Number: Swift Code: Routing Number:

CAD Konto Ruby Range Adventure Ltd. Bank of Montreal Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada CAD 1038-276 09980-001 BMOBOFMCAM2 //CC000109980

USD Konto Ruby Range Adventure Ltd. Bank of Montreal Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada USD 4794-308 09980-001 BMOBOFMCAM2 //CC000109980

CONTACT INFORMATION Ruby Range Adventure Ltd. P.O. Box 30107 Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 5M2 Canada Phone: (867) 667-2209 Fax: (867) 667-2265 E-mail: info@rubyrange.com

LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY Ruby Range Adventure chooses its suppliers (e.g. hotels, carriers and other suppliers providing tour services) with great care. These suppliers are, however, independent contractors and Canadian Ruby Range Adventure cannot be held responsible or liable for their acts or omissions. For all activity programs (i.e., but not limited to, river rafting, horseback riding, canoeing, hiking, sightseeing etc.) in Canada and USA clients will have to sign a “waiver of liability”. The client agrees to sign a waiver of liability at the beginning of the program. Ruby Range Adventure will, of course, always do its best to ensure the greatest possible safety for all its clients. Ruby Range Adventure can also not be held liable for changes in tour itineraries due to weather conditions, acts of God or special conditions beyond our control. All costs that may result from any delays of passengers at the airport or any delays that might occur at the end of the trip are the responsibility of the client. Ruby Range Adventure cannot be held liable. Furthermore, Ruby Range Adventure cannot be held liable for the contents of any brochure prepared by a wholesaler or tour operator and any misrepresentation of our tours therein. Should clients encounter problems during their trip they are required to contact Ruby Range Adventure immediately in order to solve the problem. Should a written account of concern be filed, it has to be sent to Ruby Range Adventure within four weeks of completion of trip. Claims received after that date cannot be considered. An all inclusive acccident- and luggage insurance for your tour is very important and highly recommended. Please see your travel agent. Copyright © Ruby Range Adventure Ltd. All rights reserved. No parts of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without written permission of Ruby Range Adventure Ltd.

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