Come explore with us some of the best the North has to offer. From gold
panning to mountain ranges to vast arctic tundra this tour has it all!
The Dempster Highway is the only road in Canada that crosses the Arctic
Circle. Experience the awesome beauty of a northern mountain
wilderness, it is a land which remains largely untraveled. The Dempster
Highway crosses the Tombstone range, that has been referred to as the
Patagonia of the Northern Hemisphere and is home to a range of flora
and fauna that's found nowhere else in North America. We’ll
cross the Arctic Circle as we head to Inuvik. And still we head north -
on an excursion to Tuktoyaktuk, an Inuit settlement on the shores of
the Arctic Ocean.
Departure Dates 2013
8 days / 7 nights
NHD 01/2013: June 14 - June 21
NDH 02/2013: July 12 - July 19
NDH 03/2013: Aug. 9 - Aug. 16
** NDH 04/2013: Aug. 23 - Aug. 30
* Prices are per person
on double occupancy, 5% GST extra, all transactions are in Canadian
We'll greet you at the airport and bring you to the Hotel in downtown
Whitehorse. In the evening your guide will meet you at your hotel and
explain the details on our tour to the Arctic.
Start of our adventure trip to the north: We’ll drive along the famous
Alaska- and Klondike Highways and stop an route to take pictures. See
the Five Finger Rapids and cross some of the great northern rivers:
Yukon River, Pelly and Stewart River are on our route today. We’ll
arrive in Dawson City late in the afternoon.
(Optional with 'Compact')This whole day is dedicated to Dawson City and
its Gold rush history. We'll drive up the mountain to take in
the incredible views encompassing the city. We'll visit the gold dredge
and we'll try our luck at panning for gold. In the evening we'll
visit a gold rush style gambling hall that offers roulette,
blackjack, slot machines and we see the spectacular Can-Can Shows.
We're off on the road less traveled! We'll leave the last trappings of
civilization behind and head north on the Dempster Highway. We'll stop
frequently to marvel at the immense landscape with alpine creeks,
mountains and treeless tundra. We'll cross several mountain passes to
reach Eagle Plains in late afternoon. Here we'll find the only hotel,
gas station and repair services along the entire highway. This is not a
luxury hotel, but a true northern truck stop, a tiny spot of
civilization in the middle of the vast wilderness.
For many this day offers the most spectacular views of the trip: we'll
cross the Arctic Circle, have panoramic views of the Richardson
Mountains and we'll cross in to the Northwest Territories. Once through
the last mountain pass, we'll descend into the seemingly endless
Mackenzie River valley. We'll cross the Peel River by ferry and we'll
continue to the Mackenzie River which we'll also cross by river ferry.
Another hour and a half gets us to Inuvik and our room for the next
three nights in a B&B.
(Optional with 'Compact')This will be another fascinating day! We’ll
fly by small aircraft to Tuktoyaktuk on the shores of the Beaufort Sea.
We'll explore the community on foot. In "Tuk", the Inuit (Eskimo)
population lives a partly traditional life style with hunting, trapping
and fishing. The town is nicely situated in a sheltered bay on the
Beaufort Sea. Our return flight will be over a different route, past
the famous Pingos (vegetation covered hills with an ice core) and the
lake strewn northern tundra.
We depart Inuvik for Whitehorse. At the airport we will be picked up
and transferred to our hotel in downtown Whitehorse.
After breakfast, you'll take off on your next adventure!
Airport transfers in Whitehorse and Inuvik
7 nights accommodation in hotels, lodges and
All transportation as per itinerary
Sightseeing in Dawson City, entry fees to
Dredge, panning for gold - you keep what you find!- and can-can shows.
(Optional with 'Compact')
Arctic Circle certificate.
Sightseeing flight from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk
and return. (Optional with 'Compact)
Scheduled flight from Inuvik to Whitehorse
Taxes, fees and licenses
Emergency equipment (first aid kit, bear spray,
Experienced driver / guide for the duration of
Meals and beverages in hotels and restaurants.
Trip cancellation & medical insurance:
strongly recommend you purchase adequate insurance coverage at the time
of booking. Your policy should cover injury, illness or death, trip
cancellation, emergency medical, search & rescue, flight
travel accident, loss of baggage and personal effects.
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 weather or other
reasons. We'll do our best to provide an alternate program of
equivalent importance and value, and of a similar nature.
Some meals and hygiene up north do not always
meet our high standards. The unique values of the experience however
will more than just make up for this.
You will be required to sign a 'release of
claims and waiver of liability' form prior to the departure of this