Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour

“An 18 day small group guided adventure through Alaska’s national parks, glaciers and into Canada’s Yukon wilderness. This is one wild trip.”


Anchorage | Denali National Park | Flight to the gates of Arctic Circle | Anaktuvuk Pass Village | Fairbanks | Chicken | Dawson City | Kluane National Park | Chistochina | Wrangell-St Elias National Park | Valdez | Seward | Kenai Fjords National Park

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05 Aug 2017
US $ 5239
excluding flights
Vacation type

Small group adventure vacation

You will be sharing your experiences with a maximum of 13 like minded travelers and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are traveling 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 travelers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour

We are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit both the places and communities we visit as well as our travelers. 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 'Travelers' 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 all waste responsibly and recycling whatever we can.

We are proud supporters of Bay Area Wilderness Training ( a charity based in Oakland California which works to connect disadvantaged children in the local urban area with the great outdoors. Their work helps to provide these young people with life changing experiences which they can
apply to everyday life. Everyone booking with Grand American Adventures has the option to donate £1/$1/€1 to support this well-deserved charity and we will match this donation.

Whenever possible, we use local accommodation and activity providers. We also shop locally for groceries, eat in small family-run restaurants and visit local shops whenever possible. This all brings economic benefit to the local communities that we visit.

In Alaska we use small locally owned service providers for our included and optional activities. Due to the short tourist summer season in this region we make a special effort to use as much varied local produce whilst on tour as possible. This aims to evenly distribute money spent on tourism in Alaska between many small businesses.

Experience the cultures of the Dene, Metis and Inuvialuit peoples with a chance to interact with them and purchase local handmade crafts. This gives you the opportunity to understand the community on an individual level; it also puts money back into the local economy to sustain the future of their community.

This tour incorporates use of a local guide and National Park communal transport, as well as adhering to National Park rules and regulations. Our tour leaders will also educate travelers on how best to interact with the wildlife in the parks, for example advising people not to feed the animals to stop them becoming dependent on hand-outs from humans

We spend a significant amount of time at various National Parks on this tour, the included entrance fees help to preserve the status and upkeep of the park on a continued and sustainable basis. Interaction with National Park Rangers helps to preserve this role as an employment opportunity for local people and future generations.

1 Reviews of Alaska and Yukon classic camping tour

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 05 Jul 2008 by

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

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 travelers booking this vacation?

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 vacation 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 vacation. 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 traveling 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 vacation 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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