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8 DAYS AURORA BOREALE ADVENTURE IN REMOTE YUKON

VANCOUVER, WHITEHOURSE, TAGISH

Outdoor & Adventure, Nature & Wildlife, Winter Wonderland

Highlights

  • Enjoy sightings of wild animals in their natural habitats in the Yukon wildlife reserve
  • Mush your own Alaskan husky team for a real trip through the boreal forests
  • Fly the ski-plane over the pristine and untouched wilderness
  • Hunting the northern lights in the remote regions away from civilization

Canada is perhaps one of the best places in the world to catch the Northern Lights, with many parts of the country falling under the path of the Aurora Oval where most of the magic takes place from autumn to spring. emerald skies of the Yukon.

After a short jaunt in Vancouver, fly to rural Yukon and stay in a luxury B&B designed with Aurora viewing in mind. With 100 acres of land and mountain views from every room, you can catch the breath-taking emerald skies in the warmth and comfort of the lodge. Next, hop onto a ski-plane to a true wilderness experience in remote Tagish that’s inaccessible by roads, staying in a comfortable log cabin with plenty of engaging winter activities.

From

HKD 31,800 Per person

8 Days 7 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 ARRIVAL IN VANCOUVER

ARRIVAL IN VANCOUVER
Vancouver
N.A.

Be met and transferred to your hotel in Vancouver.

Optional:  Vancouver Highlights City Tour (4 hrs)

Take a 4-hour private tour to see the highlights of Vancouver and its unique neighborhoods of Chinatown, historic Gastown and fashionable Yaletown. Immerse yourself in Stanley Park and “see” the stories of Stanley Park’s TotemPoles. Pass by English Bay, visit Granville Island Market and The Lookout for 360° views of the Vancouver and coastal mountains.

Day 02 VANCOUVER / WHITEHORSE

VANCOUVER / WHITEHORSE
Whitehorse
Breakfast, dinner included

Transfer to the airport for your 2.5 hrs flight to Whitehorse.

We will pick you up at the airport. You will have time to relax in your luxury bedroom or to join the cozy living room before dinner. Stay ready, the Northern Lights may show up! Explore the surrounds on your own on snow-shoes!

Afternoon, visit the Mush Dog Sledding Kennel and have plenty of time to interact with the friendly Alaskan huskies and chat with a passionate racing mushers about dog sledding in the far North. You will get all the explanation about caring for the dogs, racing, driving, surviving in the cold, winter camping…etc.

Day 03 WHITEHORSE

WHITEHORSE
Whitehorse
Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Yukon Wildlife Preserve & Takhini Hot Springs Tour

Be driven approx. 30 km to the Wildlife Preserve. The Yukon Wildlife Preserve & Takhini Hot Springs Tour is an excellent guided tour and great opportunities to view and photograph wildlife in its natural habitat: Dall Sheep, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Deer, Elk, Woodland Caribou, Wood Bison, Musk-Ox and Moose may be seen, usually up close! Take a short drive to Takhini Hot Springs. Relax in the hot water pool and enjoy the winter landscape. Coffee shop and desserts available at the hot springs (not included).

Day 04 WHITEHORSE

WHITEHORSE
Whitehorse
Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Alaskan Husky Team Mushing Tour (3-4 hrs)

Mush your own Alaskan husky team for a 25 km trip through the quietness of the boreal forest. Your experienced Musher will guide you safely with your dogs. A maximum of two participants at a time ensure an intimate trip with the canine athletes, your Musher and the Nature. You will be introduced to your friendly motivated Alaskan huskies team.  Quickly you feel their love to run. You can help to prepare your team for the run or step back and let our handlers getting everything ready for you. After “take-off”, the Masher stays close to you to provide you with any advice you may need to feel the first fears fly away (3-4 hours, good physical condition required )

Day 05 TAKHINI / WHITEHORSE / TAGISH

TAKHINI / WHITEHORSE / TAGISH
Tagish
Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Ski-Plane to Tagish (30 min)

Transfer to Whitehorse Airport and continuation by ski-plane to Tagish – a scenic flight awaits you over the Whitehorse plateau, heading into the remote backcountry. After approx. 30 minutes, the plane lands on the frozen airfield of Tagish Lake. You will find yourself surrounded by pristine and untouched wilderness, with the next signs of civilisation miles away – inaccessible by road.

Time to settle in your log cabin and to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and some homemade pastry. At night, we venture on to the frozen Tagish Lake for Northern Lights Viewing. For your comfort, we have a campfire going in front of a traditional spruce shelter, hot beverages and thick blankets keep you warm until the spectacle unfolds.

Day 06 TAGISH

TAGISH
Tagish
Breakfast, lunch, dinner included

Snow-Mobiling Adventure (Half Day)

Go on a half-day snow-mobiling adventure! With no roads and vehicles in your way, snowmobiling on Tagish Lake is an entirely different experience!

Ice Fishing

Afternoon, head out into the wild for ice fishing – if you are lucky, you might even catch dinner.

In the evening, you are welcome to relax in our wood heated  sauna.

Day 07 TAGISH / WHITEHORSE / VANCOUVER

TAGISH / WHITEHORSE / VANCOUVER
Vancouver
Breakfast, lunch included

Have a free morning snow-shoeing and exploring the area. Around noon, the ski-plane will again pick you up and bring you back to Whitehorse. 

Connect your onward 2.5hr flight back to Vancouver.

Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 08 DEPARTURE FROM VANCOUVER

DEPARTURE FROM VANCOUVER
N/A
Breakfast included

Be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative cost per person

Min. 2 Pax
HK$ 31,800

Shangri-la Vancouver or Rosewood Hotel Georgia  • Inn on the Lake • Tagish wilderness Lodge

Vancouver

Vancouver

Shangri-la Vancouver (Superior Room)

Nestled between the Coast Mountain Range and Pacific Ocean, there is certainly plenty to do in this urban oasis. You plan to take it a day at a time. For now, Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver, beckons. You head straight for CHI, The Spa. A soothing organic British Columbia seaweed treatment indulges your well-worked body. Relaxation revives your appetite, and you find yourself at MARKET by Jean-Georges. Elegant contemporary interiors open your mind to the reinvented seasonal flavours conjured by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. You’re in for the best by this internationally-acclaimed Michelin three-star chef and entrepreneur. (Rooms: 119)

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Vancouver

Vancouver

Rosewood Hotel Georgia (Superior Room)

Against the historic backdrop of Rosewood Hotel Georgia lies a layer of modern sophistication. With 156 rooms and suites embellished with stylish elegance equal to its landmark location, guests uncover an exclusive residential ambience. Featuring a palette of light blues, ivory and chocolate, guestroom décor is completed with sleek furnishings and spa-inspired bathrooms for ultimate luxury. The hotel's premier accommodation, The Lord Stanley Suite and The Rosewood Suite, both feature a private rooftop terrace with stunning city skyline views, plunge pool and private garden. (Refurbished: 2011; Rooms: 156)

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Whitehorse

Whitehorse

Inn on the Lake (Jacuzzi Suite)

Situated on scenic Marsh Lake just a 40 minute drive from Whitehorse. This luxury getaway treats guests to gourmet dining, beautiful rooms and a range of activities and packages. It’s a popular choice for aurora viewing vacations (Rooms: 10)

Tagish

Tagish

Tagish wilderness Lodge (Log Cabin)

Set on tranquil Tagish Lake, just 2 hours south of Whitehorse, Tagish Wilderness Lodge offers a true wilderness stay yet retains some home comforts. Accessible only by boat or ski plane this special place offers an experience beyond your expectations. The lodge offers just four cosy private log cabins nestled into the vast spruce forest. A cast iron wood stove, solar light, log-built beds with cuddly down filled duvets, and a separate toilet (chemical) and washing facility are among the amenities you find in each of them. There are two further traditional outdoor toilets (outhouses) that are also available. Bathrooms and showers are located in the main building; none of the rooms are en-suite. (Rooms: 4)

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Optionals

Indicative cost per person

Taste of Sydney (no hotel pick up/drop off)
HK$ 760
Sydney Bridge Climb (no hotel pick up/drop off)
HK$ 1,980
The Rocks by Night: An Insider Perspective
(no hotel pick up /drop off)

HK$ 1,050

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • All transfer in Vancouver on private basis in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Activities in Whitehorse on join-in basis
  • In Inn On The Lake:
    • Return airport transfers
    • 3 nights stay with daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Winter clothing package
    • Dogsledding experience: mush your own team in the Boreal Forest
    • Ice fishing
    • Snowmobiling
    • Snowshoe hire
    • Winter clothing package
  • In Tagish Wilderness Lodge:
    • Return skiplane flight to/from Whitehorse
    • 2 nights stay in private log cabin

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Lunches & dinners unless specify included
  • Gratuities
  • Portage
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Canada ESTA
  • Travel insurance

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