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Alaska and Yukon Landscapes: Discovery Hikes and Adventures

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15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Explore the stunning landscapes of Alaska and the Yukon on this unique adventure. Sparkling glaciers, snowy mountain peaks, deep fjords and lush forests unfold before you each day on hikes amid breathtaking views. Feel yourself surrounded by the history and excitement of the Gold Rush as you stroll the quaint streets of Dawson City, and then journey to the Top of the World Highway, named for its vast, 100-mile panoramic views of the Land of the Midnight Sun. Enjoy the still-thriving frontier lifestyle as you meet an Iditarod dog musher and his huskies, and immerse yourself in the charm, culture and history of modern-day Anchorage and Whitehorse.


• Hike in Kluane National Park, home to more than half of the highest peaks in Canada.
• Spot an incredible range of wildlife, including wolves, Dall sheep, moose and grizzly bears, on a full day in Denali National Park.
• Ferry in the Kenai Fjord and watch whales feeding.

Activity Notes

Moderate hiking with light day pack 3-9 miles, 4-8 hours. Elevations up to 4,127 feet. Extensive road trips between hike locations by minibus.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, 2 nights; minibus to Skagway, Alaska, 1 night; ferry to Haines, Alaska then minibus to Haines Junction, Yukon 2 nights; minibus to Whitehorse, 1 night; minibus to Dawson City, 2 nights; minibus Tok, Alaska, 1 night; minibus to Denali National Park/Healy, 2 nights; minibus to Seward, 2 nights; minibus to Anchorage, 1 night; departure.

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Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
14 nights of accommodations
40 meals: 14 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences


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