*THIS IS NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL THE BORDER OPENS* Our 7+ night packages offer at least 2 days/2 nights in Skagway, Alaska - home of the original Klondike Gold Rush. You will get to see Alaska from the air *and* sea, in this package. Along with slower-paced days in Skagway, giving you the chance to take it all in. Learn about the history of Dyea, one of Alaska's largest cities during the Gold Rush. Trek up the Klondike Highway to White Pass and see parts of the trail used in the 1800s and early 1900s. During most of the year, you will traverse into The Yukon and see Emerald Lake, the Carcross Desert, a stop at a dog sled camp, and many scenic stops along the historic Klondike Highway.
Exact itinerary will depend on schedules of the airline & ferry/boat system.
FLIGHT SEEING ADVENTURE!
Excursions include at least one way (weather dependent) between Juneau & Skagway. This 45 minute flight will take your breath away, as we fly 4,000 to 6,000 feet over Lynn Canal and parts of the Juneau Ice Field.
Weather depending, you will get a birds eye view of the Inside Passage, along with our countless water falls, mountain top meadows, snow-capped mountains - and quite possibly a glacier or two.
Bring your camera and be ready to see Alaska from a much different perspective!
Flights are operated by Alaska SeaPlanes using either Cessna Grand Caravan or Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Most flights are not pressurized.
Ferry or Catamaran
At least one direction will be on the water - where you'll get to see the Inside Passage during the day (most ships cruise this at night, and its a shame!)
The 3 to 6 hour voyage will get you even closer to some of Alaska's marine wild life - sometimes the purser or captain will announce whale sightings. Seals & porpoises tend to be easier to spot (look closely along the shore and rocks), along with ample birds. Orcas & humpbacks will occasionally come to the surface - so keep your camera handy.
Ferries will also have a small cafe should you want a bite, and ample seating with tables. Power outlets are scattered throughout AMH vessels.
Ferry service provided by either the Alaska Marine Highway or Alaska Fjordlines.
Participants will enjoy the comfort and location of the Morning Wood Hotel, just blocks off Broadway in Skagway. Each room comes with 2 full size beds, television, wifi, private bathroom, mini-fridge, and coffee maker. Upgrades to the Executive room with a King Size bed might be available at check-in (cost will vary based on season). There is also a full service restaurant & bar on property. You should also try your hand at corn hole, if you have some time!
Your first day will start with a pick-up by our partner in Skagway at the airport or ferry terminal. You will be able to work with them on exactly how much you want to see today (depending on other participants) since you will have some free time in Skagway. Depending on your arrival, the day will start with a historic tour of Dyea, located about 15 minutes north of Skagway at the base of the narrow Taiya Inlet. Lunch will be at the Chilkoot Outpost. After lunch, the tour will continue with a stop at a scenic bluff overlooking Skagway. We'll also make a stop at the cemetary and see a beautiful waterfall. Depending on your departure time tomorrow, we may even get you to a few more historic spots in Skagway. The evening & dinner are at your discretion.
After breakfast & coffee in the morning, your tour will continue with the trek into Canada. Your day will start with a drive up to the White Pass - a windy 2 lane road that climbs up to nearly the 3,000 foot mark. You'll be awestruck by the views and stops along the way, and maybe even watch the White Pass & Yukon Route historic train make a similar climb across the valley (the train path does NOT cross or parallel the highway). Our stop at the summit includes a photo op with the "Welcome to Alaska" sign. The road is kept in very good shape year round, but if conditions are subpar, the tour may not reach the summit. The tour will then continue into a small slither of British Columbia, where we will clear customs in Fraser, a small outpost for Canadian customs & highway maintenance. The drive will continue along the very scenic Klondike Highway, passing Tutshi & Tagish Lake before coming to Carcross.
Carcross will be our base for the day, with tours to Caribou Crossing, the Carcross Desert, Emerald Lake, a sled dog camp, and lunch in this township.
The 2 hour drive back to Skagway will include some scenic stops along the way - where you could see bears, eagles, porcupines.
- PASSPORT IS REQUIRED!
- Roundtrip transportation between Juneau & Skagway (Air/Ferry)
- Transfers in both Juneau & Skagway
- 2 nights accommodations in Standard Room in Skagway
- Historic Dyea Tour
- Lunch during Dyea Historic Tour & also in Carcross
- Chilkoot Trail overview/Trailhead
- Skagway Cemetary and history
- Visit the historic sites in Skagway
- Journey up the Klondike Highway to the White Pass, US/Canada Border, and Welcome sign
- Klondike Highway stops at Emerald Lake, Carcross Desert, Fraser, Tagish Lake
- Caribou Crossing and Carcross stop - includes lunch, admission to the museum, petting farm, dog mushing
- Does NOT include breakfast or dinner. Lunch only during Dyea & Carcross portion.