Arctic Circle Fall Safari
- Single supplement CAD $600
- Prices are per person based on double occupancy
- All transactions are in Canadian dollars.
- 5% GST will be added.
- ACF 01/2019Aug 19 2019 to Aug 25 2019
- ACF 02/2019Aug 26 2019 to Sep 1 2019
- ACF 03/2019Sep 2 2019 to Sep 8 2019
Day 1: Are we there yet?
Arrival to Whitehorse. Transfer from Whitehorse Airport to the hotel in the city center. Meet your guide and the other participants for an pre-trip information meeting. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (No meals included)
Day 2: A colourful day.
The drive from Whitehorse to Dawson shows us already that tiny glimpse of awesomeness that lies ahead on our way to the Arctic Circle. We’ll arrive in Dawson City (540 km / 340 miles) in late afternoon. After dinner we go to the Midnight Dome with beautiful Views of the Yukon and Klondike Rivers, and an unobstructed view to the north. Hopefully we’ll have our first encounter with the amazing Aurora Borealis.
(bagged lunch included)
Day 3: Sunrise in Dawson City.
We’ll driving the Dempster Highway and get to see what all the fuss is about. Time to experience firsthand why they call Yukon “larger than life”. Be prepared to be amazed.
This is what one of our guest wrote about this day:
“We were prepared to be amazed our first day on the Dempster Highway and we saw indeed what all the fuss is about. Let me tell you that “Yukon; Larger than life” is an understatement. This land is much, much more than “larger than life” We were not only amazed;. It was breathtaking. It was…. Well, actually there are no words to do this land justice. -Lost for words-“.
(Bagged lunch included). Overnight in Eagle Plains.
Day 4: Across the dotted line.
After an amazing night, with the sky ablaze with twinkling stars and Northern Lights, and with a hearty breakfast in our tummies, we are off to the Arctic Circle. Alas; the dotted line is hidden beneath the colourful tundra, but there are lots of other nice features to see. As there are: the Arctic Circle interpretive sign, panoramic views of the Richardson Mountains, tundra, colouful mountains, more tundra, more mountains and a snow hare in the distance.
We’ll keep driving north, and the “larger than life” theme gets to a “very, very much larger than life” stage real quick, when we reach the border with Northwest Territories. We'll take the time to explore and photograph the impressive landscape. Then we drive back to Eagle Plains for dinner. Weather permitting we can see the Aurora Borealis dancing during the night.
(Bagged lunch included)
Day 5: Again, but the other way around.
Today you can sleep in before we return to Dawson. Again the amazing views of the colourful mountains along the road will keep you clicking away! In Dawson City we can go up to the Midnight Dome to see the Northern Lights. (Bagged lunch included)
Day 6: Was that a toe in my drink?
After visiting Diamond Tooth Gertie’s and getting up close and personal with the famous sour toe cocktail last night, our small band of Arctic Circle explorers is ready to return to civilisation. But before we return to Whitehorse, we'll explore Dawson and we visit the Dänojà Zho Cultural Centre. Once in Whitehorse you'll check in at the hotel downtown. (Bagged lunch included)
We'll take you to the airport in time for your flight.
- Airport transfers in Whitehorse.
- 6 nights accommodation in hotels and motels.
- All transportation as per itinerary.
- Arctic Circle certificate.
- Fees and licenses.
- Picknick style (bagged) lunches where stated.
- Emergency equipment including satellite phone.
- Experienced driver / guide for the duration of the tour.
- Meals and beverages at restaurants or hotels.
- Trip cancelation & medical insurance: We strongly recommend you purchase adequate insurance coverage at the time of booking. Your policy should cover injury, illness or death, trip cancelation, emergency medical, search & rescue, flight accident, travel accident, loss of baggage and personal effects.
- This trip starts and ends in Whitehorse.
- The Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights is a natural phenomena. Due to weather conditions (clouds) and/or activity level of the Aurora, there is a chance it will not be always visible.
- Average temperatures at this time of year are between 25° and - 10° Celsius. We ask you to bring adequate clothing for these temperatures. Upon request you can rent a clothing package from Nature Tours of Yukon.
- Nature Tours of Yukon provides all necessary emergency equipment for traveling in remote conditions, including satellite phone.
- On this tour there is a possibility that there may be last-minute changes to the itinerary due to the nature of the excursion. We may experience unforeseen delays due to road closures, inclement weather or other reasons. We'll do our best to provide an alternate program of equivalent importance and value, and of a similar nature.
- You will be required to sign a 'release of claims and waiver of liability' form prior to the departure of this tour.