Yukon Aurora Getaway

009717 - W20

Soak in the magic of the Aurora Borealis from this perfectly secluded spot! You’ll stay in a unique, cozy Fireweed Yurt situated on a rise in a clearing, far, far away from any light pollution, with beautiful views out over the valley and surrounding majestic mountains.

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Highlights
  • Hunt for the amazing Aurora Borealis
  • Stay in a unique, cozy, Mongolian-style yurt
  • Full kitchen facilities for self-catering
  • Learn about dog sledding and try your hand at mushing with your own team
  • Go for a winter wilderness outing by snowmobile
Details
Group Size: max. 6

2018-2019 Departures:
Fridays, December 07, 2018 to March 29, 2019

2019 Pricing:
CA$918 – twin
Taxes:  5% GST

Prices are shown as starting from prices, per person, in CA$, based on two people sharing a twin room.

Tour Code:
009717 - W20

Itinerary
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Day 1, Friday – Arrive in Whitehorse - transfer to the ranch

Sky High Wilderness Ranch is your chance to get out and experience the beautiful wilderness that is the Yukon! There’s no better way to ease the stresses of everyday than to switch off those mobile phones and soak in nature’s beauty. We have limited cell service, so put an ‘out of office’ reply on your emails and forward your phone to voicemail, you’re going to spend some time getting down and dirty with nature! Our Ranch is located on the shores of Fish Lake and is surrounded by majestic mountains that are waiting to be explored by you! We have a unique and cozy Mongolian Yurt situated up a small rise in a clearing, far, far away from any light pollution – with beautiful views of the valley behind the ranch. This is the perfect secluded spot for you to spend a long weekend soaking in the magic of the northern phenomena that is the Aurora Borealis!! Your Fireweed Yurt is equipped with cooking facilities, a Queen sized bed, your very own private fire pit and 5 star outhouse!

Upon Arrival in Whitehorse you will need to buy supplies at the grocery store – we can pick up at the Real Canadian Super Store 1.5 hrs after your flight arrival giving you time to take a cab down town and pick up any groceries (The store is happy to keep your bags at customer service). Afterwards we drive to the Sky High Wilderness Ranch, 20km South of Whitehorse. You’ll be taken to your secluded getaway to settle in. Tonight is the first night you get to hunt for the beautiful Aurora (unguided)! Light a fire in the pit to keep yourself warm and take a short hike up the ridge to the perfect vantage point. There’s even a bench for you to sit and wait for the magic to happen! Your view here is spectacular, and when the lights are out prepare yourself for quite a show.

Day 2, Saturday – At the ranch

While the morning sun lifts slowly over the magnificent horizon, we say good morning to a beautiful Yukon morning! Have a much needed sleep in after your late night Aurora hunting and then get ready for your afternoon adventure. Make your way to the office and get ready to explore the beautiful Fish Lake area in a way you never would have imagined. Because today you get to drive your very own dogsled team on a guided dogsled tour! Dog sledding is an exciting and unique experience, one you will never forget. Your team of dogs will pull you up hills, take you across frozen streams and through snowy landscapes. After your exciting adventure wind down with a cup of something hot and some snacks and then head back over to your castle on the hill. Rest up because tonight is another night to see the Aurora (unguided)! Head back up
to the spot on the ridge, or stay by the fire tonight. Where ever you are – keep your eyes to the sky!

The Dog sledding adventure is challenging but a relaxed, fun activity! We supply you with the best equipment possible and teach you all the important aspects of mushing. To participate, you must be healthy, enjoy working with dogs and have a good team spirit. Dog sledding is a comparable physical activity to cross-country skiing, so you should be in relatively good physical shape.

Day 3, Sunday – Transfer from the ranch to Whitehorse

Today, enjoy another sleep in to recover from last nights Aurora excitement. This afternoon we turn up the pace and take you out on a guided snowmobile tour! You’ll share the machine and take turns at the much loved motor sport of Yukoners all over. Now that you’ve experienced the best of the Yukon in such a magical place, store those memories and take them back for friends and family. This afternoon we’ll take you back downtown to your hotel or the airport. We say goodbye and hopefully you’ll be back another day to experience the adventure all over again!

Included
  • Round trip transfer between Whitehorse and the ranch
  • Accommodation for two nights in a Mongolian Yurt
  • Use of dogsled and 3-4 Huskies
  • Use of snowmobile (2 people per machine)
  • Winter gear: boots, parka, snow pants, mitts, safety helmets
  • Pre-departure information including a packing list
Not Included
  • Airfare to/from Whitehorse
  • Meals
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Hats, scarves, neck warmers
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
Tour Notes

Optional add ons:
Spend a night or two in Whitehorse before or after your aurora tour. We can arrange for your accommodation for the number of nights you wish to stay, on request.

Details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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