Yukon and Alaska by camper

Dempster Highway through the Richardson Mountains in the fall

22 day camper trip | August 2018

This trip to Canada’s North was designed with grandiose scenery and meaningful contact with local people in mind. It includes colourful settlements, a guided hike in Kluane National Park, a fishing adventure from Sitka, a glacier hike in Juneau and a spectacular train ride from Skagway, Alaska.

The trip extends to the amazing subarctic landscapes of the Dempster and Top-of-the-World highways – roads far less traveled and truly memorable. Wildlife sightings are a given along the entire route.

Summary

Dates 22 days in August 2018
Region Yukon and Alaska
Party 4 adults
Transportation Camper
Driving distance 3000 km
Accommodation Camping (19) and hotel/lodges (1)
Highlights Variety in landscapes, contact with local people.
Active but not challenging. Wildlife excursions.

Description

Day 1 Arrival Whitehorse
Day 2-3 Pick up camper. Road trip up the Klondike & Dempster Highways to Tombstone Park
Day 4-5 Tombstones and the Dempster: easy hikes, native culture & wildlife observation
Day 7 Dawson City. Gold panning and (of course) Diamond Gerthie’s Gold Rush Gala
Day 8-9 Top of the World Highway (early fall colors) & Alaska Highway to Kluane National Park, Yukon
Day 10-11 Kluane National Park including a privately guided hike
Day 12 Along the Tatshenshini Highway to Haines, Alaska
Day 13-15 Alaska State Ferry to Sitka. Sea kayaking and fishing
Day 16-17 Alaska State Ferry to Juneau. Interpretive glacier hike
Day 18-19 Alaska State Ferry to Skagway. White Pass train ride
Day 20 Whitehorse
Day 21-22 Departure

Cost

We do not offer ‘off the shelf’ travel packages because every vacation is custom made. Trip budget below is based on the actual trip that will take place in 2018.

Cost per person (€1 = $Can 1.45/$US 1.15) $ Can € Euro
Camper (Fraserway MH-22) 1284 885
Extra No Risk Insurance camper 55 38
Camping (19) 162 111
Lodges (1) 83 57
Alaska State Ferry Haines-Sitka-Juneau-Skagway (including cabin) 551 380
Miscellaneous (park permit, fuel etc.) 374 258
Excursions – privately guide day hike, 4 hours seakayaking Sitka & 6 hr fishing trip 738 509
Excursions – Mendenhall Glacier guided tour, Whale watching (4 hr) & Whitepass Summit train 235 162
Meals 570 393
Total (airfare not included) 4052 2793
Custom Travel Plan & Organization of your trip*
* Postage and printing travel guide extra ($Can 35/€ 25)
350 250

Cost can be reduced by limiting the number of guided excursions and/or by using a rental car and tents instead of a camper (minus $615/€425 pp). Substituting lodging for tent camping would add $530/€365 per person.

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