Klondike

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The trek for the truly adventurous! North to Alaska - land of the Midnight Sun. From rugged snow covered mountains and isolated glacial lakes to the historic boomtowns of the Klondike gold rush. See grizzly bear, caribou and moose... Explore this wild and untamed land - the last frontier!

Itinerary

Day 1-3, Seattle, Vancouver & British Columbia

Heading out from Seattle, Vancouver takes its turn to greet you on our first day. With its stunning combination of mountains and coastline, the city boasts outstanding views. Around its parks, bars and trendy nightspots, group bonds really flourish. It's on to British Columbia for two days as the Fraser River Canyon leads us north again. Adrenaline junkies will be pleased to hear that the Thompson River and whitewater rafting go hand in hand (Optional Activity). Accommodation: Camping included

Day 4-5, Prince George & Hyder

Ancient Native lands parade major league natural wonders, around Prince George and glacier-encased Stewart Canyon ripple with pine. Hyder, 'The Friendliest Ghost Town in Alaska' is the state's southernmost city, with loads of clapboard character wrapped within green meadows and snowy white slopes. Accommodation: Camping included

Day 6-8, British Columbia & Whitehorse

Expect a bump or two along the dirt and gravel Cassiar Highway. This logging road passes through lush green mountain scenery to the lakeside campground at Dease River. North to the frontier town of Whitehorse where the Yukon River gold rush lingers in the memory, with music halls and taverns whisking you and your posse back a century or so. Accommodation: Camping included

Day 9-10, Dawson City

Imagine finding the yellowish nugget that spells fortune as you pan for gold at Bonanza Mine. No luck? Then stack up the chips at Diamond Gertie's or seek consolation watching a crimson sunset from Midnight Dome. Accommodation: Camping included

Day 11-12, Chicken & Tangle Lakes

True Alaskan hospitality awaits in the coolest named town in America. From gold panning to the Chicken Creek Saloon, you'll love Chicken! Then span the Top of the World highway as we visit Tangle Lakes. You'll soon be toasting marshmallows at the lakeside, anticipating your date with the "Great One" tomorrow. Accommodation: Camping included

Day 13-15, Denali National Park

You'll be glad summer puts in so many overtime hours of daylight this far north. It's time to get stuck into the vast expanse of Denali National Park. Travel the lone road in this awe-inspiring national park for two full days of endless views and hiking opportunities. Snap a few shots of moose, caribou, fox and grizzly bear on our scenic bus ride and hike in the shadows of Mt. McKinley. Standing at over 20,320 feet, North America's highest mountain dominates every view on a blue sky day. Accommodation: Camping included

Day 16-17, Kenai Peninsula

South to the pristine beauty of the Kenai Peninsula. Mindblowing vistas and breathtaking scenery appear at every turn. Powder blue icebergs dot Portage Lake; rugged trails lead to the foot of Exit Glacier and whales may appear from beneath the waves as squawking sea birds dive bomb the surface. Accommodation: Camping included

Day 18, Anchorage

In Anchorage we sample the sights and nightlife in this state's largest city but the six surrounding mountain ranges soon have you yearning for the big open country again. Accommodation: Camping included

Day 19-21, Alaska Range & Wrangell St Elias

Jeepers, the mountainous landscapes just gets better and better. Matanuska Glacier and Copper River Valley provide great camera fodder too, though the lofty, snow-covered peaks just trump the lot. As the Wrangell Mountains cast their lengthy shadow, ready yourself for some top-notch glacier action. How about a guided hike on the Kennicott Glacier or for a more vertical challenge, clip on the crampons for some ice climbing on Root Glacier. Accommodation: Camping included

Day 22-23, Tok & Kluane National Park

From Tok, the Yukon Territory looms large and gorgeous. Kluane tempts you to stretch those legs within its bewildering beauty. Accommodation: Camping included

Day 24-27, Skagway & Inside Passage Cruise

Once gold prospectors sought fame and fortune from Skagway; now the natural treasures create the real stir. As your Cruise Ferry leaves port, you begin to understand why. This unforgettable four-day cruise along the Inside Passage is simply spellbinding where bald eagles, whales and sea lions live in balance with nature amidst the unspoilt wilderness of coastal Alaska and British Columbia. This area is one of the most dramatic locations in North America with breathtaking views of glaciers and sheer granite walls rising 3000 feet out of the waters. Accommodation: Most ferry passengers stay in a heated solarium equipped with reclining loungers.

Day 28, Seattle

There will be time to climb the Space Needle or indulge in America's best micro-brews - you're pick and an impressive end to a trip of a lifetime! Tour ends at approx 17:00 hrs in Seattle on day 28.

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