Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Whitehorse. Upon arrival, collect your rental car and proceed to your hotel.
Begins in and ends in Whitehorse
- 15 Days / 14 Nights
- June to August
- Round trip scheduled flights to Whitehorse
- Alaska Marine Highway ferry from Haines to Skagway
- Fully inclusive 4 wheel drive car hire (conditions apply)
- Accommodations as stated
- Personalised Road Book
From £4,512 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in the summer season. Other prices are available on request.
Travel on the famous Alaska Highway to Watson Lake in the Yukon Territory. Stops along this scenic drive include the turnout for the Continental Divide, a mountainous natural border running from Western Alaska across the Rocky Mountains to Mexico. Continue driving the Alaska Highway southeast to Watson Lake, named for a 19th-century prospector who settled the area. Watson Lake is home to the incredible Sign Post Forest, a collection of over 72,000 signs from around the world.
Enjoy a pleasant drive on the Campbell Highway to Frances Lake today. After reaching the lake, enjoy a 13 mile / 20 km scenic boat ride to Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge. One of the Yukon’s premier wilderness retreats, Frances Lake Lodge is only accessible by boat or small plane. The secluded location offers unlimited recreational activities like canoeing, kayaking, and hiking. Daily sightseeing tours for wildlife viewing and photography are included in your stay. Your time at Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge will be at your own leisure: take a guided excursion by boat to an abandoned trading post of the famous Hudson Bay Company or grab a fishing boat and try your luck at fishing. Learn the basics of paddling and explore the area around the lodge in one of the canoes or kayaks. Or hike the well-marked trails intersecting the area close to the lodge. Private log guest cabins are situated around the main lodge, where meals are served and guests are welcome anytime to browse the lodge library or lounge by the woodstove.Frances Lake Wilderness Lodge
Following a hearty breakfast, enjoy a 30-minute boat ride across Frances Lake to your vehicle. From here, head north on the Campbell Highway toward Carmacks. Stops along the way include Lapie Canyon, the Continental Divide near Finlayson Lake, and the historic town of Faro. Faro is known as the “pulse of the Yukon” because it’s a central location in the Yukon Territory. Many visitors come here hoping to spot rare Fannin sheep, indigenous to the mountains surrounding Faro. Today’s driving journey ends in Carmacks, at the confluence of the Nordenskiold and Yukon Rivers. Carmacks is a small town known for its gold rush history and as the ancestral homelands of the Ts’awlnjik Dan First Nation.
Today you will traverse north along the Klondike Highway towards Dawson City, soon after Carmacks, you will get to the viewing point of the Five Finger Rapids. Later you reach Minto where we recommend a side trip to the abandoned community Fort Selkirk. Spend some time exploring the Klondike goldfields and try your luck gold panning with a guided tour of Goldbottom Mine. The rest of your time in Dawson City is free to enjoy the old gold rush atmosphere of Dawson City, why not visit the Diamond Tooth Gertie’s Casino, take a cruise down the Yukon River, or take a walking historical tour.
Today you will drive the scenic Top of the World and Taylor Highways into Alaska, the route starts by crossing the Yukon river by ferry. Enjoy amazing views along the Top of the World / Taylor Highways. Then turn onto the Alaska Highway to reach today’s destination, Beaver Creek.
Today you will drive southeast towards Haines Junction. This route takes you along the pristine shores of Kluane Lake. Haines Junction is the headquarters for Kluane National Park. In Haines Junction, you may wish to visit the Kluane National Park Visitor Center, with park exhibits and trail information. National park staff offers interpretive walks and presentations throughout the summer.
Today you will drive south from Haines Junction to the Alaska/Canada border. Much of your drive parallels Kluane National Park and Reserve. Stops along the way include Takhanne Falls and the Klukshu Indian Village. Keep an eye out for bald eagles as you enter Haines, the Bald Eagle Capital of the World. Haines is a quaint coastal town on the shores of Lynn Canal, the deepest fjord in North America.
Today take the Alaska Marine Highway ferry from Haines to the old gold rush city of Skagway. This tiny town is part of Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park.
Drive north on the Klondike Highway to the Alaska/Canada border. You may want to stop at Lake Bennett or Carcross desert – the world’s smallest desert. The Inn at Marsh Lake is a relaxing wilderness experience. Over the two nights here you will have time to hike, canoe, mountain bike or just to relax in this beautiful and quiet setting.Inn on the Lake
This morning take the short ride back to Whitehorse Airport, return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.
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