1 independent reviews for Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour

Reviews for Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour


review 5 Jul 2008

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

We travelled a great distance, saw tons of great scenery and was able to do a variety of activities so I can't really say that one thing stands out however Dawson City (both times) was great.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring a bug hat/jacket and some good bug spray. Bring a variety of warm clothes (e.g. mitts, wool hat...) even in the summer months - you never know what the temperature will be like. It really is an active tour and to be ready for this. You do no have to be an athlete however stamina and general overall good health is a must.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

We clearly utilized a great deal of local operators and we met many of the local people and it did feel as if they were benefiting from our holiday. I did expect a little more eco-friendly focus while on the trip. I am aware that people are on vacation however it is at these times that we need to, I think, be even more cognizant of what we do. In Alaska we were hard pressed to find places to recycle and it would be nice if there was something different we could do about that. Canada was much better but the message was not always present. I am unsure how much others travelling with me actually knew that the tour operator is an "eco-friendly" tour operator and that this was rated under the eco-friendly trips on line. It seemed that we definitely tried to leave little to no trace however there were many smaller messages that could have been brought forward.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Overall, the trip was excellent. Our guide had an ever present patience and an accommodating spirit that allowed each of us to have the best trip possible. The activities were great and the locations wonderful.

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