Alaska & Yukon, The Golden Frontier. 20 days/19 nights. Start: Anchorage - End: Anchorage.
After arrival at the Anchorage airport, pick up the rental car and drive to the hotel. Check in and lodgings.
Free day. You can make a tour with the 'trolley', discover the impressive 'Museum of History & Art' or you can visit the several souvernir shops. Lodging.
This moning, you leave Anchorage en follow the Parks Highway, to Denali National Park, one of the most beautiful parks of Amerika. Along te way, you can visit the wonderful little town of Talkeetna and discover the beautiful Mat-su valley. Lodging in one of the lodges close to the park entrance.
The unforgetable Wildlife Tour starts early in the morning but it is definitely worth getting out of bed. In company of a park ranger, you will encounter the wonderful fauna and flora of this immense natural park. Back to the lodge for lodging.
You leave the park north and passing the historic Nenana, you reach Fairbanks. It was a known center in the Gold Rush time and the gate to the 'Last Frontieré in the north. Start with a first visit to the historic city center or board on the radar boat 'Discovery' en encounter with het nature area of the Chena and Tenana River. Lodging.
Free day. Bring a visit to the University's Museum, the old mining site of the Gold Dredge N'8. Hold a stop at the famous Alaska Pipeline and discover the house of Santa Claus in North Pole, a little place outside of town. Lodging.
Day off. Possible visit to the 'Alaskaland' theme park with a slide show of 'Northern Lights', the Museum of the University, the 'Alaska Public Lands Information Center' and much more. Also enjoy a paddle boat ride on the Chena and Tenana Rivers.
Today, you first follow the panoramic Richardson Highway, through the roots of the immense Alaska Range and pick up a glympse of the Alaska Pipeline. From Delta Junction, you follow the Alaska Highway, a myth in the peaceful conquest of the wild, to Tok. Lodgings: Youngs Motel or similar.
Quick visit of Tok, famous as the Alaskan capital of sledge dogs breeders. Follow the panoramic 'Top of the World Highway' via Chicken to the Canadian border. Across the border, the road goes above the treetops and offers a wonderful view on the surrounding mountains. The ferry brings you to Dawson, Queen of the Klondike. Lodging.
Free day at leisure to visit the 'City of the Gold Fever'. Any of the dusty roads you stroll trough today, the virus of this 'Frontier Town' will catch you too. Participate in the 'Town Core Walking Tour' and relive the Gold Rush History. Tonight, a visit to the historic game hall of "Diamond Tooth Gertie's" can not be missed.
Rise and shine! The road ahead is long and brings you through the abandoned area with great rivers and wide forests. The first stop along the "Klondike Highway" can be at Moose Creek Lodge. Passing picturesque villages, such as Stewart Crossing and Minto, you reach Carmacks, where you can stop at the 'Five Finger Rapids'. Further to Whitehorse, capital of the province of Yukon. Lodging.
Start with a visit to the Visitor Center and the Transportation Museum. Back to the center, you walk to the Mac Bride Museum and further to the the radar boat " SS Klondike", completely renovated in the style of its time. A few miles out of town, you visit the Miles Canyon, with its famous rapids and the bridge over the canyon. Lodgings in Whitehorse.
Today, you travel directly to Haines Junction or if you like to discover some wonderful places, we suggest a side-trip to Carcross, via Tagish, to March Lake and back to Whitehorse. It offers wonderful lakes, sand dunes and beaches. You have to count about 210 km extra for the side-trip, but it is absolutely worth it! At arrival in Haines Junction, you best walk into the Visitor Center, to immerse yourself in the secrets of the Kluane National Park.
Follow the famous Alaska Highway, which twists around the Kluane National Park for the following miles, passign Kluabe Lake to reach Burwash Landing. Make a stop at the Sheep Mountain Visitor Center and visit the Silver City ruins. Past Burwash Landing, the Kluane Museum of Natural History is a nice stop. Then to Beaver Creel and a little more north, you drive back in to the Alaskan border area. From the wood cabin of the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, it is only a couple of miles to Tok.
From Tok, you travel south and enjoy the impressive nature of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, surrounded by rivers, gletjers and lakes. The Richardson Highway brings you to Valdez and along the way, the wonderful 'Worthington' gletsjer and the Keystone Canyon can not be missed. Lodging for the next two nights is planned in the Mountain Sky Hotel or similar.
At Valdez, the terminus of the impressive Alaska Pipeline, you can visit (appointment to make) the pipeline terminal. There are many salmon farms around the city and in the interesting Valdez Museum you can learn more about the Exxon Valdez disaster and the 1964 earthquake. For the sporty types: kayaking and canoeing trips allow you to discover marine life up close.
Today, you travel back to Glennallen and travel further to the wonderful Matanuska valley to Palmer and Wasilla. Along the way, you enjoy the impressive landscape woth high mountains, beautiful gletsjers, wide meadows filled with flowers and you can visi the Musk-Ox farm in Palmer and the Iditarod Visitor Center in Wasilla. Lodging.
Along the way to Anchorage, you discover the Eklutna Historic Park with a Russian-Orthodox wood cabin church en colourful graves on the graveyard. Follow the wonderful route along 'Cook Inlet' and make a stop at Portage at the glacier. At the end of the afternoon, you reach Seward, at the tip of the Resurrection Bay and check in at the hotel.
You will cruise to the Kenai Fjords National Park, the main attraction of the peninsula. A salmon lunch will be provided on Fox Island. Afterwards, head to the trail that leads to Exit Glacier, the park's most accessible glacier, or stop by the Sealife Center for an exciting tour of marine life.
The route brings you back to the piqturesque Portage, to visit the informatio center and the gletsjer. Follow the wonderful Cook Inlet, back to Anchorage. You might spot some playing belugas, mountain goats and several bird species.
|Rooms||01.06.24 - 31.08.24|
|2X DOUBLE ROOMS + 1 RENTALCAR (K2X2D)||4350|
|DOUBLE ROOM 1 BED (K21)||5100|
|QUADRUPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K42)||3005|
|TRIPLE ROOM 2 BEDS (K32)||3740|
|SINGLE ROOM (K11)||9780|
|per child in parents room 2 - 12 (DACHD12)||533|
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