Want to get a taste of the Iditarod life while you’re on your Alaska trip? If so, make sure to book your Yukon Dogs and Gold tour through Klondike Tours, Inc. This is one of our more popular tours, and it fills up quickly!
Tour pricing includes:
- Adult with sled dog: $129
- Adult without sled dog: $89
- Youth 6-12 with sled dog: $109
- Youth 6-12 without sled dog: $69
- Children 2-5 with sled dog: $39
- Children 2-5 without sled dog: Free
- Infants under 2: Free
What to expect on the tour
Here’s a quick overview from our tour company in Skagway, AK about what you can actually expect to happen on the Yukon Dogs and Gold tour.To start the day, you’ll board one of our 24 passenger mini buses and head up past Skagway and into the Yukon. Along the way, your guide will tell you all about the history of the region, including some gold rush stories and stories of the people who shaped the history of the land. You’ll also learn about the various types of plant and animal life you see scattered throughout this gorgeous, wild land.
This bus ride is one of your best opportunities to see wildlife in the Skagway area, including bears, sheep and goats. We’ll make a couple stops along the way to give you an up close and personal look at the Alpine Lakes and the beautiful mountains. These stops make great photo opportunities, so make sure to bring your camera along! We’ll also stop at the Welcome to the Yukon and Alaska signs, where you and your group can have your picture taken.
The Sled Dog Adventure portion of the excursion happens in a very remote section of the Yukon in Canada. Here, you’ll get to pet some of the sled dog puppies and learn all about a musher’s life. Then, you get to take a ride with the dogs themselves. The 20-minute ride goes through 1.3 miles of wilderness. It’s an incredible experience for anyone who hasn’t seen sled dogs in action before—their power, grace and love for running is obvious!The owner-operator of the dog camp is an Iditarod musher, who finished 13th in 2017. The dogs are currently in training for the upcoming Iditarod.
Afterward, you’ll have an opportunity to participate in some good old-fashioned Alaskan gold panning. Experience the thrill of finding your own shiny gold flakes in an outdoor setting that will give you a firsthand glimpse into what life was like for the people who came to Alaska during the gold rush of the late 1800s.
The full tour time is about four and a half hours, including the drive there and back, the dog camp, panning, customs and sightseeing. Remember to bring your passport with you to get across the Canadian border! You also have the option to take the tour without the sled dog ride.
For more information, contact our tour company in Skagway, AK today.