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Yukon Aurora Borealis (3 Days)
Tour Code: MPYXY1 Departs from Whitehorse: Daily, except Dec 24 & 25
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See the Northern Lights and discover the beauty of the Yukon on this 2-night getaway in Canada's north.
Outfitted with the appropriate winter gear, you'll tour Whitehorse and spend each night Aurora Viewing from the comfort of a cozy heated cabin or wall tent.Snowmobiling, ice fishing and dogsledding are optional.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 Arrive Whitehorse & Evening Aurora Viewing
Transfer (included) from the airport to your hotel in downtown Whitehorse. The hotel is located within walking distance of all attractions, restaurants, banks and stores. After your arrival, there is time for an information meeting, the registration for optional tours, the fitting of winter clothing, for shopping and dinner on your own. This evening depart for your first Aurora viewing. A cozy, heated cabin or wall tent with hot drinks and snacks makes your Aurora viewing even more enjoyable. Return to hotel around 2.30am.
Day 2 Morning Sightseeing Tour & Evening Aurora Viewing
Sleep in this morning. At 10.00am your city tour starts. The tour includes Main Street, the Train Depot of the White Pass and the Yukon Route, the Log Skyscraper, the Log Church, the Sternwheeler SS Klondike, the fish ladder, Schwatka Lake and some residential areas. This afternoon is free to relax before departing at 10.00pm for more Aurora viewing. Again, hot drinks and snacks are provided in a warm-up cabin. You can sit around a roaring fire and share stories with fellow travellers. Return to hotel around 2.30am.
Day 3 Transfer to Whitehorse Airport
Transfer (included) to the airport for your flight home.
Optional Tours for Free Day
Half Day Dog Sledding (9am or 1pm)
Transfer by van to the dog kennel outside of Whitehorse. Here you'll learn how to harness the dogs and hitch them to the sled. The highlight of this excursion will be when you'll run your own dog team for approximately 2 hours. Includes transfers, instruction, use of dogs and sled (2 person / sled), snacks and hot drinks. Total duration: 3-4 hours
Half Day Snowmobile Driving (9.10am or 12.10pm)
We drive you to the site and introduce you to the safety of driving a snow machine. After instructions and a trial run with your instructor you’ll be driving your own machine over prepared trails through the incredible winter landscape of the Yukon. Includes transfers, instruction, the use of a snow machine (2 person / sled), Snacks and hot drinks. Total duration: 4 hours (min 2 person)
Ice Fishing & Show Shoeing Tour (12.10pm)
After a short drive to a frozen lake we'll show you how to walk on snowshoes. With our fishing equipment we'll walk onto the ice of the lake where we'll fish through a hole in the ice. With some luck we catch a Lake Trout or Grayling and pull it up from the hole. Includes transfers, snow shoes, angling equipment, instruction on how to use snowshoes and how to fish, blankets, snack and hot drinks. Total duration: 4 hours
- 2 night’s accommodation
- Transfer to / from airport
- Transfers to / from viewing chalet
- Guided Aurora Viewing
- Hot drinks and snacks at viewing chalet
- Information meeting & city tour
- Gratuities for lodge staff and instructors
Checklist of items to bring:
- Ski suit, thermal underwear & warm clothing, hat, mitts, winter boots
- Day pack
- Sunscreen, sunglasses
Optional Winter Clothing Package:
- Includes: winter outerwear pants and fleece liner, winter outerwear jacket with fleece liner
- Winter boots, insulated mitts, insulated headgear / cap
- Half Day Dog Sledding
- Half Day Snowmobile Driving
- Half Day Ice Fishing & Show Shoeing Tour
- For constellation photography bring 35 mm SLR manual camera, ASA 400 film or faster, tripod and cable release