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Alaska & Yukon / INTRODUCTION Yukon Alaska Inside Passage – shaped by the staggering force of massive glaciers millions of years ago, Alaska’s Inside Passage boasts wildlife-filled fjords and lush island scenery. It is a habitat for bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and whales. Southwest Alaska – brown bears amble along the hills and plains, and more than 240 bird species inhabit Alaska’s Southwest region. The region’s terrain ranges from a landscape of volcanoes in Katmai National Park to the windswept Aleutian Islands. Interior and Denali National Park – in Alaska’s heartland, you’ll see the continent’s tallest peak, Mount Denali, and wide expanses of tundra. The forests are teeming with wildlife and bird life ranging from the formidable grizzly to stately herds of caribou. South Central Alaska – with over half of Alaska’s population within Anchorage, it is a playground of activities from world-class fishing to hiking and wildlife viewing, with the advantages of remote wilderness within easy driving distance. Yukon – “larger than life” and with a powerful frontier image, Yukon is an exciting destination that offers pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife and stunning scenery with easy access to extraordinary backcountry. Yukon also has a wide array of cultural and sporting events that attract artists and participants from all parts of the world. Kluane National Park – an icon and home to some of North America’s tallest peaks. As a mecca for soft adventure seekers, the Yukon boasts numerous navigable rivers, hiking, climbing and camping. Arctic Circle – home to the Inupiat Eskimos, the far north is filled with a rich history and natural wonders, from the gold rush days to the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Whitehorse – known as the Wilderness City, it is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in Canada. Nestled on the banks of the famous Yukon River, surrounded by mountains and pristine lakes, the city has both a magnificent landscape and a vibrant cosmopolitan lifestyle. Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska - Brian Adams 8 Day Anchorage, Seward & Denali Explorer This is the perfect add-on at the beginning or end of an Alaska cruise. Indulge in the natural beauty of Alaska as you travel from Seward to Fairbanks on some of the most scenic routes in the world. Keep your eyes open for moose, black and grizzly bears, caribou, Dall sheep, coyotes, foxes and possibly wolves, while bald and golden eagles soar overhead. Highlights (included): • National park cruise • Entrance to the Alaska Native Heritage Center • Alaska Railroad from Anchorage – Denali – Fairbanks in gold class • Full-day Denali wildlife tour including lunch • Sternwheeler and Discover the Gold tour Day 1: Day 2: Day 3: Day 4: Day 5: Day 6: Day 7: Day 8: Arrive Seward National park cruise Seward – Anchorage (coach) Anchorage – Denali with Alaska Railroad Denali National Park sightseeing Denali – Fairbanks with Alaska Railroad Fairbanks sightseeing Package ends 8 Day Classic Yukon River Canoe Trip This classic canoe trip down the Yukon from Carmacks to Dawson City is specially tailored for visitors who like to travel far away from tourist routes. The expedition travels over 320 kilometres on this mighty river, exploring several abandoned settlements such as Hootalinqua and Big Salmon Village. Camps are set up on the gravel and sand banks of the river, where you can enjoy a refreshing bath in the Yukon. Black bears are quite common in the Yukon valley. Watch the ridges of the cliffs along the river to spot the busy mammal. Moose are numerous in the forested foothills, and bald eagles nest along the riverbanks. Highlights (included): • Yukon River • Hootalinqua • Big Salmon Village • Klondike Highway Day 1: Arrive Whitehorse Day 2-8: Yukon River canoe tour Day 8: Carmacks – Whitehorse Tour includes: 1 night of hotel accommodation in Whitehorse, 6 nights of tent Tour includes: 7 nights of accommodation, coach transfer Seward to Anchorage, airport transfer, rail transfers in Fairbanks, sightseeing and attractions as listed above. accommodation (2-person tent), canoe and camping equipment, services of a guide, all meals on the canoe trip, return transfer to Whitehorse, airport shuttle in Whitehorse. Please refer to pricing insert for dates and prices. Please refer to pricing insert for dates and prices. KEY TO MAP By Road Alaska Denali No. of nights stay Canada 2 Fairbanks 2 Canada YUKON Alaska YUKON Carmacks 6 1 2 Anchorage 1 Whitehorse Seward KEY TO MAP By Road By Rail No. of nights stay 121