Explore the untamed wilderness of Denali National Park to spot the Big 5 - wolves, dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears; visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum and learn more about the region's long tradition of dog-sledding; travel the Yukon's Dempster Highway to Dawson City and Whitehorse with a stop by the mighty Yukon River. This small group trip showcases the highlights of Alaska and the Yukon.

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Why We Love It

The wildlife and wilderness of Denali National Park

The scenic beauty of the Tombstone Mountains

The Gold Rush town of Dawson City

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Day by day Itinerary

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Day 1


Welcome to Alaska. There will be a pre departure meeting this evening to meet your fellow travellers. 

Day 2

Anchorage - Denali National Park

Depart Alaska’s largest city and travel north towards Denali National Park. The breathtaking landscape offers constantly changing panoramic views of distant glaciers. Late this afternoon, there is the option to choose a one-hour glacier flight to Denali. 

Day 3

Denali National Park

In the morning head out on a Denali wildlife tour deep into one of the most scenic landscapes in North America. Weather permitting you will get to see majestic Denali, the highest mountain in the U.S.A. With a little luck you will see Denali’s Big Five - wolves, dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. 

Day 4

Denali National Park - Fairbanks

Heading further north the afternoon is free to explore Fairbanks. Perhaps visit the Alaska Dog Mushing Museum or take a sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River. 

Day 5

Fairbanks - Dawson City

Travel south pass innumerable lakes and rivers. Beyond the timberline, pass through beautiful tundra scenery and cross the border at Little Gold Creek, the checkpoint with the highest elevation between Canada and the U.S.A. 

Day 6

Dawson City

People still dig for gold in this historic town located where the Klondike flows into the Yukon River. A visit to Bonanza Creek, the Jack London cabin and the Midnight Dome are on the agenda. This evening visit Diamond Tooth Gerties Casino where the cancan dance girls will entertain you. 

Day 7

Dempster Highway

Start early for the drive up the Dempster Highway, the only connection to the remote town of Inuvik. Discover the Tombstone Mountains and explore the tundra of this mountain range, where every season has its unique attraction. 

Day 8

Dawson City - Whitehorse

As you travel to Whitehorse, you will see the Yukon River, one of the longest in North America. Stop to visit the Five Finger Rapids - mighty rapids that posed a threat to the many sternwheelers navigating the Yukon in the past. 

Day 9


Transfer to airport to end your trip.
NOTE: A similar trip operates in reverse.

Golden Aurora Circle

From boreal forest to coastal rainforest to immense icefields, experience some of North America’s grandest scenery and wildest places with plenty of opportunities for viewing the Aurora Borealis.

Why not add this Golden Aurora Circle experience to your Northern Highlights small group trip? You'll enjoy four nights accommodation, selected meals and transport and sightseeing as specified from only $2048 per person, twin share.

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