Wunderbare Dünenwelt der Namib (im Kanaan Naturschutzgebiet)
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Gold Rush Tour - 21 nights


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Are you ready for an adventure that leads you into one of the world most remarkable wilderness regions? If yes, come and explore with us Canada’s Yukon and Alaska and relive the Gold Rush of 1898! Discover the land of the midnight sun, the land of the magic and mystery, the land of rivers, deep blue lakes and magnificent alpine scenery.
The land that inspired both Jack London and Robert Service to write their stories and poems, the land which created their characters who are still around out here - come and see it for yourself.

This canoe-van combination tour begins with a nine-day canoe expedition down the famous Teslin and Yukon Rivers. Far away from any civilisation we paddle our canoes down the mighty streams deep into the wilderness. We follow the trail of the gold rush history, explore several abandoned settlements and constantly find relics from the historic gold rush trail. We set up our camps on the gravel & sandbanks of the river. Wildlife is quite common in this area, and one can expect to see black bear, moose and bald eagles. All meals are prepared on open camp fires, and fresh trout, pike or grayling may round up the menu of the day.

The legendary Dawson City was once the heart of the gold rush, and mining is still a major part of this rustic town. We explore Dawson and relive the history of this famous town. Highlights will be the visits to a real gold mine and the Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall.

With our van we drive up the Dempster Highway to set up camp on a campground near the Tombstone Mountains. Next days-hiking trip into this great scenery is another highlight of the tour! Crossing The Yukon by ferry and via the Top of the World Highway we travel towards Alaska, passing through Sub-arctic Mountain tundra above the timberline. Our trail leads alongside the Alaska Range and via the Alaska Highway we drive to Beaver
Creek and Burwash Landing. Kluane National Park, home of the largest, non-polar ice fields in the world is our next point of interest, and you have the option of a floatplane or bush plane ride up to these magnificent glaciers. We are setting up our camps on the shores of the deep, blue Kluane Lake and explore the immense scenery of the Park during the next days. A hiking trip into one of the park’s high alpine valleys may give us the chance to spot wildlife such as dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bear. Another option is to discover the mighty Alsek valley on horseback. Our stay in Kluane will be rounded up by an exciting raft trip down the wild Tatshenshini River.

The next morning we travel over the Haines Road towards Haines, Alaska. The rich vegetation of the Alaskan coastline is an enormous contrast to the tundra vegetation of the Yukon. Via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord, passing giant glaciers and with some luck we can see seals, whales, bald eagles and the giant Alaska brown bears, making this area their home. Skagway, hundred years ago the base camp for all Chilkoot Pass travellers is another historic gold rush town. We overnight here and discover this idyllic town before we drive back to Whitehorse.

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:: Meals in hotels
:: Personal equipment
:: Camp food (approx. $75/pax per week)
:: Expenses and insurance
:: Anything not mentioned above
:: Optional activities:
Glacier flight (approx. $115/pax)
Fishing license (approx. $20/pax
Whitepass Railroad (approx. $100/pax)
:: USA Visa Fee US$6.00/person


Mittwoch, 07. Dezember 2022 - Whitehorse
​Opportunity to discover the famous capital of the Yukon, and your stops should include the MS Klondike, one of the last Yukon sternwheelers still around and a visit to the McBride Museum.
Donnerstag, 08. Dezember 2022 - Teslin - Yukon River
​Van-transfer to Johnsons Crossing, start of canoe tour down the Teslin, later the famous Yukon River. We are spending nine days on these magnificent rivers, travelling downstream approx. 360 km.
Freitag, 16. Dezember 2022 - Carmacks - Dempster Highway
Arrival in Carmacks on the Yukon River. We part from our canoes and travel with our van via the Klondike Highway and will set up camp near the world famous Dempster Highway. 730km of gravel road linking the interior of the Yukon Territory with Inuvik located at the delta of the huge Mackenzie River in the Northwest Territories. We camp at a delightful campground at the base of Tombstone Mountain.
Samstag, 17. Dezember 2022 - Tombstone Mountains
​We do some spectacular hiking in this remarkable landscape of tundra and mountains. The Tombstone Mountains unique moon landscape has provided early travellers in this region with an unmistakable landmark. We spend the evening around the campfire.
Sonntag, 18. Dezember 2022 - Dempster Highway - Dawson City
​We leave this remarkable area and travel towards famous Dawson City, the historic gold rush town and home of many legends. We visit Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall with poker game and Cancan-Dance-Girls.
Montag, 19. Dezember 2022 - Dawson City
​We discover Dawson City. A visit to the Jack London and Robert Service cabins and the museum are on the program. A highlight is the drive into the Bonanza and Eldorado Creeks where we visit an active gold mine.
Dienstag, 20. Dezember 2022 - Dawson - Top of the World Highway
​We are leaving the fields of the Klondike today by crossing the Yukon River by ferry. We travel via the Top of the World Highway towards Alaska, right through sub-arctic Mountain tundra, above timberline. Today we pass the most northern US border at Little Gold Creek and small historic towns like Chicken, Action Jackson or Jack Wade.
Mittwoch, 21. Dezember 2022 - Kluane, Sheep Mountain
Via the Alaska Highway we cross the Alaska Border in Beaver Creek. We drive beside the shore of scenic Kluane Lake. Mount Wallace, better known as Sheep Mountain is one of our stops. Here, you will be able to spot the rare white dall sheep, and you have the possibility of joining a helicopter glacier flight.
Donnerstag, 22. Dezember 2022 - Haines Junction (Kluane Nationalpark)
Haines Juntion is the gateway to Kluane National Park. We set up base camp and explore the immense scenery of the Park. A hiking trip into one of the Park’s high alpine valleys may give us the chance to spot wildlife such as dall sheep, moose, caribou and grizzly bears. Depending on the level of interest among the passengers we can also organise a spectacular flight by bush plane over the immense glaciers of the park (optional). This adventure, over a virtually pristine wilderness, is especially spectacular during a clear day. With Haines Junction as a base one has a variety of options. This area is simply an adventure wonderland!
Samstag, 24. Dezember 2022 - Kluane Nationalpark - Tatshenshini River
​White water rafting on the Tatshenshini River, a tumultuous rafting tour down this world famous river. Another highlight of the tour! Overnight at Million Dollar Falls Campground.
Sonntag, 25. Dezember 2022 - Million Dollar Falls - Haines
Drive south via Haines Road to Haines, Alaska. We are crossing Chilkat Pass in a pristine landscape and are following the Chilkat River where during fall salmon migration thousands of majestic bald eagles concentrate. We spend the rest of the day in front of the snow-covered Chilkat Mountain Range. Explore and learn why Haines is known as an important centre of native Tlingit culture.
Montag, 26. Dezember 2022 - Haines - Skagway
​Via ferry we travel through the Lynn Fjord. Skagway, a hundred years ago the base camp for all Chilkoot Pass travellers is still a historic gold rush town. In the evening you can relax and get a taste of the gold rush atmosphere in one of the historic bars, for example the “Red Onion Saloon” once a brothel.
Dienstag, 27. Dezember 2022 - Skagway - Whitehorse
​Sightseeing of Skagway in the morning. Optional ride with the famous Whitepass-Railroad. On our way back to Whitehorse we will stop at the smallest desert in the world - the Carcross desert - and we will of course also admire Emerald Lake.
Mittwoch, 28. Dezember 2022 - Whitehorse
​Transfer to airport or connecting program. (As the trip is done in expedition fashion changes in travel itinerary are a possibility and are left up to the discretion of the guide.)