Deluxe Yukon Sightseeing Tours:
The Deluxe Yukon Sightseeing Tour will awe you with it's natural beauty as you travel from Skagway, AK to Emerald Lake. Enjoy a Yukon style lunch and tour a wildlife museum at Caribou Crossing. Then optimize your experience with optional mini-tours; choose panning for gold or visit a mushing camp.
Journey along the Klondike Highway, into the "Southern Lakes" Region of the Yukon Territory, making photo stops at both Emerald and Bennett Lake; additional stops at the Carcross Desert and Nares Lake, may be made as time allows.
Venturing from Skagway's glacially carved coastline you will ride over the coastal mountain range, through the White Pass Summit Area known as the Tormented Valley.
Making your way across the northwest corner of British Columbia and into the southwest corner of the Yukon, you will savor majestic mountain vistas, pristine lakes, and crisp, clean air. The sound of wind in the trees, the aroma of northern flora, and the taste of fresh wild berries (when in season) are all waiting for you around the next bend.
Arriving at Emerald Lake, the turnaround point of this scenic adventure, your tour guide will gladly take your picture overlooking this beautiful lake (as with all stops, your tour guide is always happy to assist you in capturing your memories on film).
Next, you will stop in at Caribou Crossing Trading Post and Museum where you can relax and enjoy a tasty, satisfying lunch. Baked chicken with barbeque sauce, a baked potato, coleslaw, dinner rolls, donuts, and coffee - Yukon style!
After eating, you will visit one of the most spectacular wildlife museums in North America. As you stroll through this 7,000 sq ft museum, you will find the quality of their wildlife exhibits to be truly remarkable.
The museum's exhibits range from Ice Age specimens to animals more recently introduced into the Yukon. Also, included are exotic animals from both the arctic and sub-arctic regions of Alaska and the Yukon, as well as from around the world.
Optimize your Yukon experience with optional mini-tours. Regardless of which mini-tour you choose, you will treasure these experiences for a lifetime.
Mini-Tour 1: (15 minute total time) Panning for Gold and Fun at FREE "Puppy Camp"
15 minute option:
A 4 to 5 minute Dog Cart Ride, pulled by Alaska Racing Huskies and a visit to the FREE Puppy Camp.
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30 minute option:
A 5 to 6 minute Dog Cart Ride, pulled by Alaska Racing Huskies, an educational Q & A presentation on Mushing by our resident mushing experts, and a visit to the FREE Puppy Camp.
Feel the excitement of riding with an experienced dog sled musher over cut trails through the Yukon wilderness.
… or simply take a stroll through the museum grounds and/or browse through the gift shop.
Your tour continues on to the shores of crystal clear Bennett Lake. There you will have an opportunity to skip a few stones across the water, take pictures, and ask your tour guide questions about the historic Klondike Gold Rush.
If time permits, your next stop will be the Carcross Desert, which is the world's smallest desert. Here you will be able to get some sand in your shoes and take pictures that will be treasured for a lifetime.
Photo stops and possible wildlife sightings await as you journey back to Skagway.
Once back in Skagway, your tour guide will drop you off in the center of the Skagway shopping district, or return you to your cruise ship.
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Southeast Tours fully supports the efforts of The Nature Conservancy in protecting our vital wildlife habitat.
** All Minors Must be Accompanied by a Legal Guardian. **
THIS TOUR WILL BE CROSSING THE U.S. AND CANADIAN BORDER, ALL U.S. AND CANADIAN CITIZENS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE IN THEIR POSSESSION A PHOTO I.D. AND PASSPORT. PEOPLE OF ALL OTHER CITIZENSHIPS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE A PHOTO I.D., PASSPORT, AND VISA (IF REQUIRED) IN THEIR POSSESSION WHEN CROSSING THE BORDER. (THE SAME DOCUMENTATION USED TO BOARD YOUR SHIP.)
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