22260
Alaska/Yukon

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.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22260RJ
Length
9 days
Starts at
3,499

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.
Featured Expert
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Jeff Budd
Jeff has resided in Southeast Alaska, Sitka and Ketchikan, since 1985. His background includes working for nonprofits, owning/operating three tour businesses, serving as director for the Greater Sitka Arts Council and working for the Sitka Historical Society. Jeff spent three months learning to be a dog handler with Iditarod veteran Lynda Plettner. His travels include an around-the-world trip to the deepest canyon on each continent and kayaking, source to sea, the Yukon River. He has been working with Road Scholar since 2013.

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

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Jeff Budd
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