5D/4N - 2020 Yellowknife: Aurora Borealis Viewing

    Yellowknife – Aurora Borealis Viewing

    5 days/ 4 nights, Yellowknife/ Yellowknife

    2020 depart:  Jan 22, Feb 12. Mar 22  (Jan & Feb departures guaranteed)

    On winter nights the Aurora Borealis is often so vivid it seems close enough to touch. Far from city lights, watch the night sky light up. A place where traditional aboriginal culture blends together with modern amenities for a truly remarkable experience discovering the mystery of the Aurora Borealis. It’s a marvel that seems to embody the mysteries at the crossroads of Heaven and Earth in all of its elegance and raw beauty.

    Highlights:

    - Yellowknife City Tour      - Dog Sledding Excursion   - Bison Viewing    - 3 Nights of Aurora Borealis Viewing

    - Aboriginal Ice Fishing Demonstration     - Choice of Guided Snowmobiling or Snowshoeing Tour

    Cost from:    $2630 pp twin share (s/sup  $570)

     

day 1 Yellowknife arrival

Arrive in Yellowknife, famous for its rustic beauty outdoors, but that doesn’t mean you can`t relax in absolute comfort indoors. On arrival there will be time to relax before an evening welcome dinner.

day 2 Yellowknife

This morning we travel to Great Slave Lake, one of the world’s largest fresh-water lakes. Here we will observe an indigenous ice fishing demonstration that will teach us an important practice of the traditional way of life. We then return to a lodge and enjoy a feast of freshly caught fish.

Following dinner, we have time to spend at leisure before heading out for our first night of Aurora Viewing. We travel away from the city lights to witness the amazing Aurora Borealis, where we stay in warm chambers and look up at the night sky. Throughout our time spent there, we can enjoy hot drinks and late-night snacks.

day 3 Yellowknife – Great Slave Lake - Yellowknife

Today we explore Yellowknife on an informative city tour. We visit the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, a museum that chronicles Indigenous and European history in the North and features environmental exhibits. Following our city tour, we have this afternoon at our leisure, with time to explore more of Yellowknife or relax before tonight’s activities. Following dinner, we depart for our second night of incredible Aurora Borealis Viewing.

day 4 Yellowknife

Today is full of excitement, excursions, and experiences! Following breakfast, we depart the hotel for a traditional Dog Sledding experience. Our tour starts with a visit to the kennel, where we meet the Northern dogs who have trained their entire lives for this. We get settled in our toboggans while the professional guide prepares the teams of 12 -14 dogs. Then it’s time to mush! We take off on a scenic ride around twists and turns, through the snowy terrain and get to explore this incredible land while being comfortably tucked in our sleds with warm blankets.

This afternoon we try our hand at Snowmobiling. Prior to heading out, we learn the basic safety and operating instructions. We carve our way through the back country wilderness, travelling on thickly forested trails. We stop along the way and take photos of breathtaking scenery, and play on Yellowknife’s pristine frozen lakes as you get to know the “wild side” of this country. Not to worry, these snowmobiles are all fully automatic and easy to operate.

Tonight we join together for a farewell dinner, where we have the opportunity to share our favourite moments of our time spent in Yellowknife, before departing on our last night of Aurora Borealis Viewing.

day 5 Depart Yellowknife

After breakfast, we say goodbye to this wonderful adventure in the Northwest Territories.

Inclusions: twin share in 3.5/ 4 star hotels, 4 breakfasts, 4 dinners, professional tour leader, ground transportation in Yellowknife, services and taxes.

Exclusions: arrival and departure transfer, meals not mentioned above, drinks, gratuities and city taxes.

Hotels: Yellowknife – Nova Yellowknife

Important Note: Aurora Borealis Viewing happens late at night, typically between the hours of 11:00 pm and 3:00 am.

Note: Our tours are planned one year in advance and occasionally the itinerary may need to be adjusted, or schedule changes may occur. Tour management reserves the right to make any adjustments in plans, which may be necessitated due to circumstances beyond our control. The tour organizer reserves the right to make any changes before or during the tour for the comfort and enjoyment of the passengers.

Optional: Add a Winter Clothing Rental Package

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