Yukon Highlights

Home  >  Canada and Alaska  >  Northern Territories of Canada  >  Yukon Highlights


$3,250 USD
Whitehorse, Dawson City
The Yukon Territory is a photographer’s paradise, offering opportunities seldom found. Yukon has only 38,000 people inhabiting it, 29,000 of which live in the capital of Whitehorse and its surrounding, smaller settlements. We invite you to witness some shining moments of freedom, “Larger than Life,” with your own eyes.
Start Location: Whitehorse End Location: Whitehorse
Day 1: Arrive Whitehorse

Welcome to Whitehorse, the capital of Yukon, Canada’s True North. Your travel guide will meet you personally at the airport and bring you to your hotel. They will happily provide you with some interesting facts about buildings and other things at the wayside. After checking into your hotel and receiving a refreshment, your travel guide will meet up with you again to review your future experiences. Overnight stay in Whitehorse.
Overnight: Whitehorse
Day 2: Kluane National Park

On the first day in Northern Canada, we will drive to Haines Junction, the entrance to the most beautiful National Park in Canada, Kluane National Park. As we continue our trip towards Kluane National Park, we will catch a first, awe-inspiring view of the magnificent mountains of the park. We might also encounter bears, deer and other wild animals at the edge of the road or the mostly grassy shoulder of the way, so pay proper attention and keep your camera ready for anything that might cross our path. With countless photographic opportunities to come, make sure you have your camera with enough memory space with you for the trip. In Haines Junction, we will pay a visit to one of the prettiest visitor centres of Canada and will hear a lot about the First Nations, the National Park and the largest non-polar ice field in the world situated within the park. After that, we will take a small stroll along Kathleen Lake, which is already within the borders of Kluane National Park, enjoying its serenity and view stunning view of the mountains. At this point, we recommend you take the optional round-flight over Canada’s fourth-largest National Park. It will be an experience you will remember for years to come.
Overnight: Whitehorse
Day 3: Carcross

Today we will visit the southern part of the Yukon. On our scenic drive to the small settlement of Carcross, we will stop at multiple viewpoints. One of these viewpoints is Emerald Lake, one of the most beautiful lakes in Canada. We also walk some steps in the Carcross Desert, the smallest desert in the world. In Carcross, we take a look at Carcross Commons, a small first nation styled village with delicious coffee and snacks, ice cream and a variate of First Nations artists. The afternoon will be available for shopping and exploring Whitehorse. Overnight stay in Whitehorse.
Overnight: Whitehorse
Day 4: Dawson City

Travelling on North Klondike Highway, we will drive from Whitehorse to the capital of the Great Klondike gold rush, Dawson City. On our path lie several small First Nations settlements and stunning landscapes. We will make a stop at the Five Finger Rapids, dreaded during the times of steamships and small boats. It took enormous courage for the crew of the large paddle steamers to overcome the rapids, both during the gold rush time and long after. Many reports detailing smaller and larger incidents at the rapids and the rock formations bear witness to it. If desired, we will take a talk to the observation post directly above the Five Finger Rapids, which will reward you with an excellent opportunity for photography. Afterwards, we will continue travelling towards Dawson City, and again you must not take your eyes off the road to capture some beautiful photographic motifs of nature and wildlife at play along the highway. As we arrive in Dawson City in the late afternoon, we check into our hotel where we take some time to rest and prepare for an exciting evening. We will visit Diamond Tooth Gerties, a casino and historic establishment, featuring roulette, blackjack and other gambling opportunities, as well as a can-can dance show. Overnight stay in Dawson City.
Overnight: Dawson City
Day 5: Bonanza Valley

We will start day 5 with a city tour through the historic town of Dawson City. Yukon’s former capital came to fame during the Great Klondike gold rush and offered some incredible photographic motifs. After having explored Dawson City, we will head towards Bonanza valley, the point of origin of the gold rush. Making our way past degraded and still active mines, we will stop at Dredge No. 4, a large gold excavating and rinsing apparatus, which was in operation up until the 1940s. Here, we will learn some facts about the dredge’s activities and how this wooden and metal giant was used to extract gold out of the ground. We will make another stop at the famed Discovery Claim, the spot where the Klondike’s first gold was found in Bonanza Creek on August 16, 1896. In the afternoon, we will drive westwards, taking on the well-known “Top Of The World – Highway,” which connects Dawson City and the Yukon to Alaska. This unique path, which only opens during the summer, is one of the world’s most stunning panoramic roads running along with colourful landscapes and stunning mountain ranges. We will cross Yukon River in Dawson per ferry before riding some kilometres on the TOTW highway, giving you more than enough time to capture the most stunning motifs and vistas for yourself and on your viewfinder. Later in the afternoon, we will bring our trip to a close-by driving to the top of Midnight Dome, Dawson City’s famous local mountain. Midnight Dome offers a spectacular view over the town, as well as Klondike River, which flows into the larger Yukon River. The evening is at your free disposal. For the very brave among you, there’s the Downtown Hotel and its bar. For decades, this establishment has been offering the “Sourtoe Cocktail,” the glass of whiskey with a human toe in it. You will receive an official certificate if your lips touch the toe while drinking. Overnight stay in Dawson City.
Overnight: Dawson City
Day 6: Tombstone Territorial Park

The next part of our journey will take us into a paradisiac idyll. Tombstone Territorial Park, which is better known as Tombstone Mountains, offers a merely breathtaking yet surpassingly beautiful vista. We will ride southwards for 40 kilometres from Dawson until we turn into Dempster Highway and use a part of the 770 kilometre-long gravel road leading to the polar circle and the Arctic ocean. We will arrive at the Tombstone Territorial Park visitor centre after about two hours, where we gather information about the park and the latest wild animal sightings. Upon your request, we will take a small hike to make in the magnificent view even more and take some stunning photos. We will make our way back to Dawson in the evening, where we will dive into the gold-digging town’s nightlife. Overnight stay in Dawson City.
Overnight: Dawson City
Day 7: North Klondike Highway

Today we’re driving the North Klondike Highway back to Whitehorse. We will yet again come across sceneries, flora and fauna, the Five Finger Rapids and beautiful views on Yukon River and small settlements along the highway. Once again, you are asked to keep your eyes peeled for any wildlife that could cross our path as we travel back to Whitehorse. We will arrive in Whitehorse in the late afternoon and soon check into our hotel. We will share a lovely dinner in the evening, allowing us to review our journey, show off some of the many photos we took and share stories about an unforgettable experience. Overnight stay in Whitehorse.
Overnight: Whitehorse
Day 8: Depart Whitehorse

On this day, we will bid farewell to Yukon, your fellow travellers your travel guide. You will leave Yukon not without many treasurable impressions or will continue your journey at your discretion.
We accept
Sun, 23 Jun 2024
Sun, 30 Jun 2024
$3,250 USD
Sun, 14 Jul 2024
Sun, 21 Jul 2024
$3,250 USD
Sun, 18 Aug 2024
Sun, 25 Aug 2024
$3,250 USD
Sun, 08 Sep 2024
Sun, 15 Sep 2024
$3,250 USD

Applicable taxes vary depending on travel destination and are not included. Please ask your sales agent what extra taxes will be payable for your tour.

Anderson Vacations
Other Companies

Small Group Tours

Travel with a limited number of participants for a personalized journey with a tour leader.

Experienced Tour Leaders

Who have gone through intensive vetting and training.

(But most contract their tour leaders from Anderson Vacations.)

Canadian Travel Experts

With at least 30 years of experience.

Min. 95% Satisfaction Rate

From past guests.

Travel to unique places, visit more attractions each day.

Without the distractions of tipping.

Activities and excursions included as part of the tour.

(Not as add-ons.)


Planting one tree for every passenger that travels with us.


  • Transportation by comfortable mini-bus / van
  • Airport transfer in Whitehorse
  • 7 Nights Hotel Accommodation
  • Professional Tour Leader
  • Entrance fees according to program
  • All activities as listed
  • Taxes and fees as applicable
  • Attractions not listed
  • Meals Not Listed
  • Credit card payment fees, where applicable
  • Airfare — domestic and international (Unless Specified)
  • Travel insurance (Strongly recommended, ask us for a quote!)
  • Items of a personal nature


Can't find what you're looking for? Our specialists can take away the stress and create a custom trip tailored to your exact interests and budget.
Get A Custom Quote
OR CALL 1.866.814.7378
Custom Trip Plans You can see what you want, when you want, how you want.
Unique Experiences Experiences that help you take in the region in a different way.
Freedom To Explore Time to take in each place with only the tours you want to do.
Ask A Question
Tour Questions

What is the maximum number of travellers in a group?

Anderson Vacations specializes in Small Group Fully Escorted tours. If the tour is classified as a ‘Classic Tour’ up to 24 persons may join the tour although tours commonly travel with anywhere between 18 to 24 travellers. If the tour is classified as a 'Tour of Distinction’ only up to 18 persons may join the tour and many 'Tours of Distinction' travel with 12 to 18 travellers.

What are Guaranteed Departures?

After dreaming about travel to an exciting destination, arranging for time off work, booking your flights the last thing you need is for your trip to be cancelled. Anderson vacation's pre-Guaranteed tours take the uncertainty away from planning your travel and give you peace of mind to book our tours. Pre-Guaranteed Tours are group tours that we have already confirmed as certain to travel on the specified date. All 'Guaranteed Tours' will travel except in the event of a natural disaster or a catastrophic event that is beyond our control. They may already have the minimum number of people booked or else are tours that are known to be popular. Only select departures of tours are 'pre-Guaranteed'.

What happens if I book on a tour that is not Guaranteed?

We pride ourselves on providing “a small shared group experience.” In the event that we have fewer than ten participants on a tour we will offer a “small-group surcharge” to ensure that the tour runs as scheduled. This fee, which is up to 15% of the “land” portion of the tour, will be offered to you as an option to continue with the trip. This fee will cover the costs associated with handling a smaller group.

What is the average age of passengers for this tour?

Our tours are suitable for all age demographics. The average age of travelers is typically 45+.

How physically demanding is this tour? Are you able to accommodate people with mobility restrictions/limitations?

Some tours are mainly coach based and may not be physically demanding while others may require walking inclines or on rough surfaces to access interesting locations. Please check with us and your booking agent carefully and discuss your mobility restrictions before completing any tour booking to ensure this style of travel is right for you.

Can you accommodate passengers with dietary restrictions (food allergies, vegan, vegetarian etc.)?

Yes, we do accommodate dietary restrictions (within reason) such as, food allergies, vegan, vegetarian, etc. There are many meals included on our fully escorted tours. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at the time of booking so we can ensure there are alternative meal choices.
Booking & Flight Questions

Do you arrange airport transfers?

Yes, we can assist you with airport transfers for you in most locations at a reasonable extra cost. Several tours have airport transfers already included. Please contact us for more details.

Can you assist with booking additional accommodation?

Yes, we can certainly assist with booking additional nights of hotel accommodation for you before and after your fully escorted tour. This is available upon request and subject to availability. Please inquire for further information and prices.

How much luggage should I bring?

Each passenger may bring one large suitcase and one carry-on bag. The weight limit for baggage is 20 kilograms or about 40 pounds. Baggage handling is provided at the hotels in our tour packages but there may be places where you will be required to wheel in your bags for quicker access. Be sure to advise our reservations staff if you will be bringing additional items such as a cane, walker, or wheelchair. You may also bring one small soft-sided carry-on bag, which should easily fit into the overhead shelf of a coach. Each person is responsible for his/her own carryon luggage. Remember to check your airline baggage restrictions if you are flying, as they may differ from Anderson Vacations guidelines.

I am a solo traveller. Is there a single surcharge?

There are options for single travelers to join most tours. Solo travellers can choose to pay a Single Supplement and have their own room throughout the tour. For those willing to share with a co-traveller of the same gender, we have a Twin Share option that is offered for most tours where you share a hotel room with another same gender traveller. In this case, you will not be charged for Single Supplement.

Is it possible to book a triple share accommodation?

Yes, it is possible to book triple share accommodations on select trips. Please inquire or contact us regarding this option, as prices and availability vary from tour to tour.

Can we book this tour with our exclusive group?

Yes, you can! Anderson Vacations works with many private groups and helps to customize a tour to traveller’s needs. Please contact us for more details.

Are gratuities included in the tour cost?

For convenience, gratuities for local guides and meals that are specified in the itinerary are included in the tour price. For meals not included in your tour package please remember that it is customary to tip your server 10-20% in North America. Gratuities for your Coach Driver (where appropriate) and Tour Director are entirely at your discretion. We recommend about CDN $5.00 per person, per day, for your Driver and CDN$7.00 per person, per day for your Tour Leader.


Ready? Have More Questions? Over 25 years offering custom trips and small group tours.
OR CALL 1.866.814.7378

The style our travellers have enjoyed for over 20 years, these tours feature inclusive itineraries to popular destinations including the 'must see' sites and attractions. Led by an expert Tour Leader, you will enjoy comfortable accommodation, and coach transport throughout the journey.

Click Icon to Read More.

These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

Click Icon to Read More.

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

Click Icon to Read More.

These travel experiences are fully customizable to better fit your needs. Every itinerary is created based on your comfort level, accommodation choices, and personal interests. Whether you are looking for a rail adventure, self drive holiday, unique experiences, or a short city stay our team will work with you on combining accommodation, transportation, and activities based on your preferences to create the perfect itinerary for you.

Click Icon to Read More.