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Dempster Highway and Arctic Circle

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.

Dempster highway Park with Nature Tours of Yukon
Available 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

** = confirmed departure

Tour begins and ends in Whitehorse
Required participants:
min. 4 / max. 11
Price
                                   CAD $ 3535
Compact:                      CAD $ 2995
Single room supplement CAD $  740

* Prices are per person based on double occupancy, 5% GST extra, all transactions are in Canadian dollars
Day 1
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.

Day 2
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.

Day 3
(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.

Day 4
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, craggy 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.

Day 5
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.

Day 6
(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.

Day 7
We depart Inuvik for Whitehorse. At the airport we will be picked up and transferred to our hotel in downtown Whitehorse.

Day 8
After breakfast, you'll take off on your next adventure!
 



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Nature Tours of Yukon's Dempster Higway tour

Included
  • Airport transfers in Whitehorse and Inuvik
  • 7 nights accommodation in hotels, lodges and B&B's
  • 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, satellite phone)
  • Experienced driver / guide for the duration of the tour. 
excluded 
  • Meals and beverages in hotels and restaurants.
  • Trip cancellation & medical insurance: We 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 accident, travel accident, loss of baggage and personal effects.
Notes:
  • 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 tour.
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