dates :June and Sept 2016
Group size :2 to 6
duration :9 days
difficulty :moderate
Price :$ 2835 CAD + 5% GST
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Yukon and Alaska - From the mountains to the sea


From the mountains of Kluane National Park in Yukon to the fjord of Haines and Skagway in Southeast Alaska, discover the culture, the landscapes and the wildlife of the North in this 9 days trip.

Day after day

Day 0: Upon your arrival at Whitehorse airport you pick up your rental car and drive down to your accommodation for the night. Depending on your time of arrival, you may have time to visit Whitehorse on foot, right from your hotel!
Night in a hotel in Whitehorse

Day 1 : You head West on the Alaska Highway towards Haines Junction, a two hours drive from Whitehorse. Half way there, you see the high mountains of Kluane National Park where Mount Logan, the highest summit in Canada is situated. In 1994, Kluane and the neighboring parks (two in Alaska and one in British Columbia) were declared a UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site. In Haines Junction, you may stop at the Da Ku cultural center where you can check out the permanent exhibit on Aishihik and Champagne First Nations and on Kluane National Park. At the end of the day you head towards Kathleen lake where you will be spending two nights in cabins.
Night in a B&B in Haines Junction

Day 2 : Today you go on an easy day hike in the Park, guided by an ex-parc ranger who knows the park so well that he even knows the bear by their names! On the way you take the time to check out track from grizzly bears, moose or even wolves.
Night in a B&B in Haines Junction

Day 3 : You will change your perpective today as you go on a flightseeing tour over the largest icefield in the world outside the polar caps, all the way to the foot of Mount Logan.
Night in a B&B in Haines Junction

Day 4 : You head south on the Haines road, and discover gorgious mountains and wide valleys as you get higher in the Coast Mountains. Once in Haines, you take the time to check out Chilkat State Park and its awesome views on the Rainbow and Davidson Glaciers. Drive to the end of the road at the Chilkoot State Park where, when the time is right, localsgather and fish for salmon in the lake as well as in the river. Haines is a great place for wildlife watching, as grizzly bears can be seen on the shores of the Chilkoot River while whales and other sea mammals can be spotted anywhere around Haines peninsula!
Night in a B&B in Haines

Day 5 : In order to get a better view of you surroundings, you hike up the central mountain of Haines peninsula, where you will enjoy a 360° view on the fjord, the mountains and the glaciers... On your way, you will walk through the unique atmosphere of the northern coastal rainforests.
Night in a B&B in Haines

Day 6 : Today you go on a day cruise to Juneau, capital of Alaska. On the way you will have time to watch for whales, sea lions, seals, bald eagle or even orcas! You then have a few hours to visit Juneau before taking a short bus ride to see Mendenhall glacier, an impressive sight!
Night in a B&B in Haines

Day 7 : In late morning you get on the ferry to go to Skagway, an hour away. Skagway is where thousands of prospectors coming from Seattle set foot in the north before crossing the Chilkoot pass and floating down the Yukon river to Dawson City. After a lunch in the 1898 looking town of Skagway, you visit the abandonned village of Dyea, starting point of the famous Chilkoot trail.
Night in a B&B in Skagway

Day 8 : You drive up the Klondike highway towards Carcross, in the Yukon. The road winds as it crosses the Coast mountains and takes you to the network of lakes which constitutes the Yukon river headwaters. In less than 2 hours you drive through a gorgious diversity of landscapes before reaching Carcross. You can visit the small village, build on the shore of Bennett Lake where the 1898 prospectors started their float down the Yukon River towards Dawson City. Shortly after the village you can stop again for a short walk in Carcross desert, a series of sand dunes considered to be the smallest desert in the world. Later in the afternoon you finish the drive on the Klondike highway to Whitehorse.
Night in a hotel in Whitehorse

Day 9 : Connection to the airport or to your next adventure.



  • Car rental for the whole duration of the trip (1800km inlcuded)
  • Ferry transportation (Haines - Skagway)
  • Day excursion in Juneau
  • Flightseeing tour in Kluane National Park
  • Guided hike in Kluane (full day)
  • Nights in hotel, B&B or lodge from day 0 to day 7, based on double occupancy.

not included

  • Meals
  • International flights
  • Fuel for the rental car
  • US custom fees
  • Gratuities