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Whether you are planning a vacation to Alaska or live in the area, you’ll be pleased to know that there are numerous things to do in Alaska—and most of them are guaranteed to create wonderful lifelong memories for you and your family. So, if you want to get all that you can out of your trip, be sure to include dog sledding adventures and gold panning tours in Skagway, AK as part of your itinerary! Luckily, Klondike Tours, Inc. offers a vast range of tours to choose from that attract families, groups and individuals alike. No matter your age, without a doubt, there’s a fun tour for everyone!

To get you excited about your upcoming Alaska adventure, let’s take a look at a few interesting facts about Yukon dog sledding and Alaska gold panning.

The sled dog adventure

Not many people can say they’ve been dog sledding, which is why you should book a sled dog adventure when in Alaska! We offer several dog sledding tours throughout the year—ride a sled in the snow or a wheeled cart in the summer. For example, our Yukon Dogs and Gold tour is very popular. This tour includes a bus ride to the Yukon, Alaska Gold Rush stories told by your guide, wildlife viewing, playing with puppies, riding a vehicle pulled by the bigger dogs and gold panning.

An enjoyable and enriching Yukon Dogs and Gold tour is sure to brighten your day—maybe even your life. And imagine how you will feel finding little pieces of gold in your pan. In addition, everyone can benefit from the fresh air of wild Alaska.

The Alaska Gold Rush

For Alaska, the late 19th century and early 20th century brought pioneers to the area seeking gold. These pioneers hoped to strike it rich, and so began the Alaska Gold Rush days. And though the gold rush has long since passed, there are still world travelers who come looking for fortune. Then there are visitors who prefer to go on organized gold panning tours—which are often coupled with a wildlife or scenery sightseeing component. Laid back gold panning tours typically draw in families, but many tour companies also offer more adventurous tours to the wild backcountry of Alaska.

Alaska gold panning

While our gold panning tours are designed to be fun for the whole family, they are also educational, with a bit of wildlife viewing on the bus and dog sled trip to the gold panning location. Children are exciting to get their hands dirty, and adults are ready to spot gold! To pan for gold, you’ll need the basics: a plastic or metal gold pan, a small shovel to loosen creek gravel, rubber boots and gloves if you want to enter cold water, tweezers, a magnifying lens and a glass vial to hold your gold pieces. All your equipment will be provided!

Contact the staff at Klondike Tours, Inc. to learn more about our exhilarating dog sledding adventures and gold panning tours in Skagway, AK. Call us soon to schedule your next tour!