Aurora Borealis from Town & Remote Cabin

AURORA BOREALIS Itinerary for basic tour package combined with 2 nights in a remote and cozy cabin. This guided Aurora and Snowmobile Adventure Tour is 5 days and 4 nights. Stay at the cabin is exclusive, private and optional tours are customized! You will see some of the beautiful, remote back-country of the southwest Yukon by snowmobile. You will experience the lifestyle of northern bush living, based out of warm and comfortable log cabins located on the shores of a mountain lake.

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Availability Starts
September 1, 2018
August 18, 2018
October 15, 2018
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
August 19, 2018
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
December 1, 2018
February 21, 2019
August 18, 2018
September 1, 2018
August 18, 2018
August 18, 2018
September 1, 2018
August 22, 2019
January 5, 2019
Availability Ends
March 31, 2019
April 9, 2019
April 14, 2019
March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019
April 14, 2019
March 31, 2019
March 31, 2019
March 25, 2019
February 25, 2019
April 14, 2019
April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019
April 15, 2019
September 16, 2019
January 21, 2019
Duration
5 Days, 4 Nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
4 - 5 Hours
4 - 5 Hours
3 - 4 Hours
7-8 Hours Full Day, 3-4 Hours Half Days
7-8 Hours Full Day, 3-4 Hours Half Day
4 - 5 Hours
5 Days, 4 Nights
8 Days, 7 Nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
1 Night
5 Days, 4 Nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
2 Nights / 3 Nights / 4 Nights
6 days, 5 nights
5 days, 4 nights
5 Days, 4 Nights
Required Participants
2
2
Min. 2 person
Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person
Min. 1 person, Max. 6 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 6 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 16 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 12 people
Min. 1 person, Max. 30 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 12 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 8 people
Min. 1 person
Min. 2 people, Max. 12 people
Min. 2 people
Min. 2 people, Max. 6 people
Pricing

CAD $1975/person + 5% GST, based on double occupancy in town and private cabin.

All transactions are in Canadian Dollars.

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Day 1

We'll welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your Hotel in downtown Whitehorse. The hotel is located within walking distance of all attractions, restaurants, banks and stores. We will have an informational meeting and registration for optional tours at the hotel. Take your time for fitting the winter clothing (optional), shopping and dinner on your own. At 10 pm departure for Aurora viewing. A cozy, heated cabin or wall tent with hot drinks and snacks makes your Aurora viewing even more enjoyable. Return to hotel around 2.30 am.

Day 2

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 9.30am. We will drive for approximately one hour north on the Alaska Highway towards Haines Junction and Kluane National Park. You will be able to see the front range of the St. Elias mountains west of Haines Junction. Your guide will have good historical and cultural knowledge of the area you are travelling through.

We unload the snowmobiles at the trail head. At this point we will give you pointers and hands-on instruction on how to properly and safely ride your snowmobile. If you have already experience, you will be able to drive your own snowmobile (2 person per sled), otherwise your experienced guides will safely drive you (you will have the opportunity to drive a snowmobile with your guide the next day). Our snowmobile adventure starts right then and we travel north into some beautiful pristine mountain country. On the way in, we will be looking at animal tracks and try to identify them. A quick stop for a snack and hot beverage.

After about two hours, we arrive at the base-camp. The camp consists of several log cabins and other outbuildings. You will have the luxury of staying in your own brand new log cabin. Upon arrival, we will get the wood heaters going to warm up the cabins, cut a hole in the ice for water and do a few other chores. We will have lunch at this time. After that, a snowmobile trip around the lake and get you familiarized with the country. We will serve a good hearty dinner and then spend the rest of the evening telling you about the country and stories related to the area we are living in.

Once it gets dark, your guide will show you from where you will be able to see the Aurora best. The incredible large and crystal clear northern sky is now ready to show off one of nature’s most specular phenomenon – the Aurora Borealis.

Your guide was born and raised in the Yukon and has travelled this area for over 30 years. We provide all of the equipment and food necessary for your snowmobile adventure tour. You only have to provide your own gear, outerwear, and personal items.

Day 3

The next morning, we’ll have a great northern breakfast and then get ready to snowmobile to explore some new country. Our trail to the north of the cabins will be approximately 30 km (return) and will take a good part of the day. We will go as far as “the look-out” – an amazing scenic viewpoint, far above the valley floor -   mountainous country all around for many miles. You can

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There is a good chance to see and experience the Northern Lights on any clear night.

Day 4

Morning at your leisure or optional half day tour. We will be back at your hotel in downtown between 4pm and 5pm. At 10 pm we will depart for another night of Aurora viewing at the Northern Tales Trading Post. Return to hotel around 2.30 am.

Day 5

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Things you should know ...

Included

  • 2 nights of accommodation in Whitehorse in 3-star hotel (1st and 4th night)
  • 2 nights of private and exclusive cabin accommodation (2nd and 3rd night)
  • Half day snowmobiling tour
  • Half day ice-fishing & snow shoeing tour
  • All transfers as per itinerary including English speaking driver / experienced guide
  • Meals included: Day 2 – lunch and dinner; Day 3 – breakfast, lunch, dinner; Day 4 – breakfast and lunch
  • Airport transfers, introduction, Aurora viewing, and assistance.
  • 2 nights of Aurora viewing at Northern Tales Viewing Site (including hot drinks and snacks)
  • 2 nights of Aurora Viewing at cabin resort(heated Aurora cabin)
  • Snow mobiles and safety gear (2 person per snow mobile)
  • Information meeting

Excluded

  • Meals, other than mentioned
  • Fishing Licence (can be purchased in the morning of Day 2 if desired; approximate cost CAD $ 20.00 per person
  • Winter Clothing Package (suitable winter clothing is required)
  • Trip cancellation & medical insurance: We strongly recommend you purchase adequate insurance coverage at the time of booking. Your policy should cover injury, illness or death, trip cancellation, emergency medical search & rescue, flight accident, travel accident, loss of baggage and personal effects.
  • Alcoholic beverages

Rentals

Winter Clothing Package for 4 nights: CAD $ 145.00 + GST

  • Winter outerwear pants and inner fleece liner, Winter outerwear jacket with inner fleece liner
  • Winter boots (Sorel Glacier or similar), Insulated mitts, Insulated headgear / cap
  • Needs to be booked in advance to ensure availability

Notes

  • Average temperatures at the this time of winter are between -2° and - 24° Celsius / 28 to -31 degrees Fahrenheit, but extremes may be as low as -45° Celsius / -50 Fahrenheit. We ask you to bring adequate clothing to withstand these temperatures. You may buy winter clothing in Whitehorse or rent a clothing package from Northern Tales.
  • This tour has many elements of an expedition and therefore changes in the itinerary due to cold temperature or other events are a possibility. Northern Tales explicitly reserves the right to adapt the tour itinerary.
  • Canadian law requires that you sign a ‘release of claims and waiver of liability form’ prior to participating on this trip.
  • For safety reasons, we do have a satellite phone so can readily communicate with the “outside world”. There is no WIFI and only limited electrical power supply for guests. There is also no running water. 

 

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