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In Search of Aurora

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Day 1 Whitehorse Arrival
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 tonight. Take your time for shopping and dinner on your own.
At 10pm 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 3am.

Accommodation: Best Western Gold Rush Inn or similar

 

Day 2 Whitehorse (-/-/D)
In the morning at 10.00 am we are having a city tour including the following stops: Main Street, Train Depot of the White Pass and Yukon Route, Visitor Reception Center, Log Skyscraper, Log Church, Sternwheeler SS Klondike, Fish ladder, Schwatka Lake and some residential areas.

Between 1.00pm and 3.00pm, we will bring you to the Northern Lights Resort & Spa. Relax, unwind and soak up the peaceful ambiance. Located just 20 minutes south of Whitehorse, this little piece of paradise is the Yukon´s newest get-away destination – a hideaway located in a quiet open countryside close to the Yukon River, surrounded by pine forests and ringed by mountains. Built from massive Douglas Fir and to meet European standards by your German-Canadian hosts, the 3600 sq foot lodge features a luxurious great room for guest gathering, relaxing, breakfast and dinner use with a dramatic panoramic view of the Yukon River valley and the mountain range. Guests stay in the cozy guest room with large en-suite bathroom in the lodge or in a well-appointed 320 sq/ft. cottage featuring a large living/bedroom with fireplace, adjacent kitchen and en-suite bathroom. The spa & wellness area is located in the main building and features a finish sauna, infrared sauna, whirlpool, rest room and a room for massage treatments.

The surroundings are perfect for relaxing in the guest lounge, the large deck or the privacy of your own cottage, enjoying the spectacular views of the Northern Lights in winter. The open area surrounding the lodge allows unobscured views of the soaring Aurora!

In the evening enjoy a delicious 3 course dinner. After the dinner make sure to stay up to view the mystical Aurora Borealis. Watch them dancing either from the hot tub, the open field or from the cozy inside – you will have a great outlook towards North from anywhere.

 

Day 3 Whitehorse (B/-/D)
Wake up to a healthy European-style breakfast and spend your days relaxing in the lodge in front of the fireplace.

Talk with your host about breakfast times. Since you will be up late the night before, you may not want to have breakfast too early. Go for a snow shoe hike, or plan a day out dog sledding (optional tours). Enjoy the sauna and a customized massage treatment in our spa. Or simply relax in the outdoor hot tub on the large deck under the breathtaking northern sky.

In the evening, after dinner, you may stay up late again to view the Aurora Borealis.

 

Day 4 Whitehorse (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the lodge. The morning is at your leisure or you can plan an optional day tour. Transfer back to your hotel in downtown at 11am or after your optional day tour.

At 10pm we will depart for your last night of Aurora viewing at the Northern Tales Trading Post. Return to the hotel around 3am.

 

Day 5 Whitehorse departure (-/-/-)
Time to say goodbye.
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

 

Some optional activities include:
1. Snowmobile Driving
2. Dog Sledding
3. Winter Survival walking tour guided by a local naturalist
4. Snowshoeing & Ice Fishing Tour
5. Silence Tour

Additional Information

Overview

Canada’s famous Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis, have their origin in the solar flare
creating gigantic electrical storms in the earths magnetic fields over the North Pole. The
Aurora is active all year round, and best to be viewed when there is so little daylight in
the higher latitudes of Northern Canada.

Inclusions

* 2 nights of accommodation in Whitehorse hotel (1st and last night)
* 2 nights of lodge accommodation (private room/cabin) with breakfast and dinner
* All transfers as per itinerary by van including English speaking driver / guide
* Airport transfers
* 2 nights of Aurora viewing at Northern Tales Viewing Site (including hot drinks and snacks)
* 2 nights of Aurora Viewing at lodge resort
* Information meeting
* Snow shoes
* City tour of Whitehorse

Exclusions

* Airfare
* Lunch at lodge
* Meals in Whitehorse
* Winter clothing rental
* Alcoholic beverages
* Anything else that is not included in the inclusions.

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