Walking holiday in the Yukon and Alaska

“Two week walking tour on both sides of the US/Canadian border. Two guides will help your small group make the most of easy to moderate 12km trails in some phenomenal Yukon and Alaskan scenery.”


Whitehorse, Yukon | Skagway, Alaska | Mount Riley | Cathedral Peaks | Kluane National Park | King's Throne Trail | The Auriol Trail | Klondike villages | Dawson City | Tombstone Territorial Park | Grizzly Valley and Lake |

Description of Walking holiday in the Yukon and Alaska

There aren’t many destinations that match Alaska and the Yukon province for pure, unadulterated Arctic awesomeness. This fabulous fortnight intends to unveil the extent to which these most northerly of territories have left their mark both in terms of Native American heritage and stunning glacial scenery.

Walking as part of a small group whilst accompanied by two leaders is a real privilege and certain to resonate with those who like to learn as well as enjoy the natural peace and tranquillity. Days spent walking average distances of around 12kms provide insight into Inuit and Native American culture alongside adding to organic encounters with indigenous animals including bald eagles, wild salmon and potential sightings of wolves and grizzly bears.

Kluane National Park is one such protected natural area where wild walkers will be in their absolute element. Vast swathes of pine lead over glacial valleys to where shimmering peaks appear to offer a beautiful backdrop to walking trails above and below the tree line.

This will be a test for any walkers who are out of practise however, if you’re looking to explore against an absolutely amazing Alaskan and Yukun skyline, right here is where you put your best foot forward.

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18 Jul 2020
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15 Aug 2020
excluding flights
17 Jul 2021
excluding flights
14 Aug 2021
excluding flights
Holiday type

Small group adventure holiday

You will be sharing your experiences with a maximum of 13 like minded travellers and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.

Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

We are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travellers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.

We have created a 'Travellers' Code of Conduct' to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. The code includes tips on everything from handling wildlife encounters to how you can help to conserve precious natural resources. Our tour leaders will explain this code of conduct during the first night’s orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.

This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic, this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimise the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Some key guidelines we follow include keeping to existing trails, staying in official campgrounds and disposing of waste responsibly and recycling when possible.

We are proud supporters of the American Hiking Society, which champions conservation issues in the United States and represents millions of hikers committed to preserving America’s vast network of hiking trails and their surrounding ecosystems.

All water is safe to drink from the tap on this trip and we advise customers to bring a reusable water bottle from home, and not buy single use plastic bottles.

As this is a walking tour, vehicles are used only when travelling between point A and B. Most of the time, all exploring will be done on foot.

The Impacts of this Trip

Almost all meals are included and food will be purchased locally for supermarkets, smaller shops and eateries to ensure that economic wealth is spread throughout areas travelled. This helps boost local economy.

This tour visits some of the less touristic areas of Canada and Alaska, areas most tour groups and cruise ships will not venture. It is important to support these areas which make most of their money during the short Summer tourist season. We use two local tour guides on this tour which helps create demand and a necessity for this line of work outside of the larger and more well-known cities.


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