Yukon Explorer

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Duration

10 days

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$7,495.00

Overview

Join us on this legendary road trip to one of the last pristine wilderness areas on Earth.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful natural landscapes, rich Gold Rush history, vibrant First Nations culture, iconic Northern Lights, and eclectic small-town hospitality.

Trip Highlights

  • Start your journey in Whitehorse, Yukon’s capital.
  • Follow in the footsteps of Gold Rush explorers with a half-day canoe trip on the Yukon River.
  • Visit charming Carcross with its renowned hiking, Carcross Desert, Bennett Beach, and artisan shops.
  • Explore Kluane National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Canada’s tallest peak – Mt Logan.
  • Discover the beauty of Kluane with a scenic flight deep into the breathtaking mountains, glaciers and ice-fields.
  • Step back in time with a visit to Dawson City – the heart of the Klondike Gold Rush.
  • Learn about First Nations culture, customs, and their important role in Yukon’s Gold Rush history.
  • Travel the Dempster Highway to Tombstone Park where the tundra and sub-arctic terrain glows with fall foliage.
  • Join an interpretive tour through the historic city and goldfields followed by an evening at the iconic Cabaret.
  • Accommodations include: private lakeside cabin, mountain lodge, historic city hotel, and inn.

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Day by Day Itinerary

Arrive to Whitehorse | Free afternoon to settle in and explore town | Welcome dinner with the group.
Accommodation: Hotel | Meals included: Dinner.
Half-day Canoe Tour on the Yukon River with local guides | Visit Miles Canyon | Travel to Southern Lakes region | Settle in and group dinner.
Accommodation: Cabins | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Relaxing morning by the lake | Visit Carcross town including Carcross Desert, Commons, & Bennett Beach | Lunch in town | Free afternoon by the lake with optional ATV tour, hiking, or canoeing.
Accommodation: Cabins | Meals included: Breakfast.
Travel to Haines Junction & Kluane National Park | First Nations cultural tour and lunch | Haines Junction town & Visitor Centre | Overnight at nearby lodge | Optional evening walk in the valley.
Accommodation: Ecolodge | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Flightseeing tour into the mountains and icefields of Kluane National Park | Picnic lunch by the lake | Afternoon river float in the Alsek Valley.
Accommodation: Ecolodge | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Free morning with optional hike | Return to Whitehorse & fly to Dawson City | Evening stroll around town & group dinner.
Accommodation: Inn | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Guided tour of Dawson City & nearby Goldfields | Visit the Midnight Dome lookout | Free time to explore town, museums, optional historical tours | First Nations cultural experience | Dinner at leisure.
Accommodation: Inn | Meals included: Breakfast.
Day tour to Tombstone Territorial Park along the Dempster Highway | Scenic viewpoints over Tombstone Mountains and tundra landscape | Light hike & wildlife viewing | Group dinner & optional evening at Diamond Tooth Gertie's Casino & Cancan show - a Dawson City staple.
Accommodation: Inn | Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Breakfast at leisure & free morning | Return to Whitehorse on mid-day flight | Visit Eclipse Nordic Spa or Yukon Wildlife Preserve | Souvenir shopping and free time in Whitehorse | Final group dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel | Meals included: Lunch, Dinner.
Farewell to the Yukon | Return home via Whitehorse flight.
Accommodation: N/A | Meals included: Breakfast.

Included/Excluded

  • All accommodation for 9 nights, including 2 nights in Whitehorse (start & end), 2 nights in Southern Lakes region, 2 nights in Haines Junction, and 3 nights in Dawson City.
  • 8 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners.
  • All activities listed in the itinerary, including half-day canoeing on the Yukon River, First Nations cultural experiences, Flightseeing in Kluane, River Float tour, Dawson City & goldfields tour, day tour to Tombstone Territorial Park, and more.
  • Whitehorse to Dawson City round-trip flight.
  • All ground transportation in the Yukon.
  • Gratuities for all third-party guides, meals, and accommodations.
  • Mosaic Earth guide(s) for the duration of the trip, including a driver, to provide local knowledge, interpretation, logistical expertise and support
  • Flights to/from Whitehorse, YT.
  • Additional meals & activities not listed.
  • Travel insurance
  • A voluntary gratuity at the end of your trip for Mosaic Earth guides

Dates & Rates

Join us on the next scheduled departure. Note: guided tours must have a minimum of 6 travellers to run.

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Per person

$7,495.00
Based on double occupancy. Single supplement applicable. All prices are in Canadian dollars and subject to GST tax (5%).

Tour Guides

Pam McGarel - Founder & Lead Guide

With a Masters of Science in International Development and Sustainable Tourism, Pam has dedicated her career to harnessing the power of travel to support the wellbeing of our planet and its people. She is an experienced guide, planner and project manager with a knack for logistics.

Prior to launching Mosaic Earth, Pam worked in sustainable tourism consulting where she helped develop a globally-recognized certification program for tourism businesses and destinations. She has experience in public-private partnerships with a polar expedition cruise operator where she built relationships with world-leading field scientists, conservationists, and educators to facilitate their projects alongside the traveller experience. Pam is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Women Travel Leaders, and loves to connect with values-driven tourism professionals.

Originally from Ontario, Pam moved to BC in 2016 seeking outdoor adventure, with favourite activities including hiking, sea kayaking, snowboarding, and road trips around this beautiful province.

Josh McGarel - Photographer & Assistant Guide

An avid photographer for over twelve years, Josh has gained experience with local and international businesses, world-renowned athletes, and individuals to build professional content and brand presence across a variety of platforms. He has worked on assignment for an expedition cruise operator as Photographer in Residence along the East Coast of Canada, South Georgia, and Antarctica. Here, Josh connected with his love of travel as he documented daily excursions, wildlife, and life onboard, and shared his knowledge of photography through presentations and workshops for passengers.

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Josh has lived in BC since 2014. He spends his time exploring the area by mountain bike and dreaming up crazy photo projects with friends.

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Sarah Hain

Based on Vancouver Island, Sarah holds a BA in International Development and an MA in Sustainable Leisure Management. Sarah is passionate about elevating responsible tourism practices that benefit both visitors and residents alike while protecting the fragile environment of the places we love to explore. Sarah has experience guiding in Central America where she led multi-day trips up volcanoes and through the remote foothills of Guatemala. She has since partnered with several non-profit tourism organizations in Guatemala, Belize, Canada, and the US to provide transformative experiences for travellers and empower local communities.

When not working, you can find her skiing, fishing, caring for her chickens, and volunteering her time to restore and protect salmon habitats.

Photographer & Guide

Josh McGarel

An avid photographer for over twelve years, Josh has gained experience with local and international businesses, world-renowned athletes, and individuals to build professional content and brand presence across a variety of platforms.

He has worked on assignment for an expedition cruise operator as Photographer in Residence along the East Coast of Canada, South Georgia, and Antarctica. Here, Josh connected with his love of travel as he documented daily excursions, wildlife, and life onboard, and shared his knowledge of photography through presentations and workshops for passengers.

Hailing from the United Kingdom, Josh has lived in BC since 2014. He spends his time exploring the area by mountain bike and dreaming up crazy photo projects with friends.
Founder & Lead Guide

Pam McGarel

With a Masters of Science in International Development and Sustainable Tourism, Pam has dedicated her career to harnessing the power of travel to support the wellbeing of our planet and its people. She is an experienced guide, planner and project manager with a knack for logistics.

Prior to launching Mosaic Earth, Pam worked in sustainable tourism consulting where she helped develop a globally-recognized certification program for tourism businesses and destinations.

She has experience in public-private partnerships with a polar expedition cruise operator where she built relationships with world-leading field scientists, conservationists, and educators to facilitate their projects alongside the traveller experience. Pam is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association and Women Travel Leaders, and loves to connect with values-driven tourism professionals.

Originally from Ontario, Pam moved to BC in 2016 seeking outdoor adventure, with favourite activities including hiking, sea kayaking, snowboarding, and road trips around this beautiful province.