Discover the Colors of Alaska and the Yukon’s Golden Circle
Color your Alaskan-Yukon learning adventure in autumn's gold as you raft a bald eagle reserve, learn about the Tlingit people and stargaze in the land of the Northern Lights.
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Program No. 22260RJ
9 days
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At a Glance

Delight in the fall colors of the historic Yukon! Dig into the history of the Gold Rush and immerse yourself in the culture of the native Tlingit people. Get up close to nature as you raft through a bald eagle preserve, visit animal habitats, watch for bears hunting for lake salmon and hike in a 7,700-square-mile national park.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walk up to 2 miles in a day along boardwalks and rocky uneven pathways. Most hotels have stairs and no elevators.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • If skies allow, escape the lights of town to spend an evening beneath the spectacular Northern Lights.
  • Visit a wildlife preserve to see moose, bison, caribou, foxes, lynx, muskoxen and bald eagles.
  • Raft the Chilkat River to experience a Tlingit village.

General Notes

Northern Lights viewing is dependent on weather. Later season dates will have the best chances to view the Northern Lights and the most fall color.
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Larry West
Larry traveled eastern and western Europe and throughout the Mediterranean with his parents in his youth. In 1990 he began traveling professionally as a travel educator. Having lived more than 36 years in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, Larry has deep knowledge and understanding of Northwest natural and human history, and nearly life-long experience and appreciation of the region’s diverse coastal and interior communities and cultures. His professional experience also includes nonprofit administration, communications and fund development and nearly 15 years in public broadcasting.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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