Our Coast to Coast Great Gay self-drive takes you from historic coastal towns of Skagway and Juneau on the Inside Passage to Anchorage on the shores of Cook Inlet. You’ll visit no less than 5 national parks and historic sites, learn about Yukon and Alaska’s exciting Gold Rush history in Whitehorse and Skagway, marvel at the mountain views in Kluane, view wildlife in the shadows of Mt. McKinley and witness cascading tidewater glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park. Plus, you’ll experience contemporary life in two of Alaska’s largest cities: Juneau and Anchorage.
Learn more about the range of action-packed adventure and exclusive options available with the Rainbow High Vacations Great Gay Drives Yukon/Alaska Package and visit the Itinerary to get the full details and pricing.
- Meet and Assist
- Latitude Welcome/Travel Assistance Package
- 8 Nights Accommodation (or 14 Nights on extended package)
- 9 Days Vehicle Rental – with Unlimited Mileage (or 10 Days on extended package)
- LDW Insurance
- White Pass Railroad Bus/Rail Tour
- Breakfast and Dinner depending on Accommodations
- Return Boat Tour Transfer from Skagway to Juneau (on extended package)
- Juneau City Transfers (on extended package)
- Denali Wildlife Tour (on extended package)
- Kenai Fjords Wildlife Cruise with Lunch (on extended package)
- All taxes and handling fees
- Additional Nights in Anchorage
- Additional Nights in Whitehorse
- Vehicle Upgrade
- Add Extra Day Excursions or Pre and Post Tour Excursions
Remember, one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to travel so contact us to find out how your trip can be customized to fit your needs. Groups of 12+ also save so feel free to ask us when we chat!
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9 days/8 nights or 15 days/14 nights – you choose!
Available: May 1 – October 15, 2014 from Whitehorse to Anchorage or in reverse
9 Day/8 Night – One-Way Great Gay Drive
Day 1 – Whitehorse
Starting out in Whitehorse, take a stroll along the Yukon River’s edge or visit the SS Klondike National Historic Site. Choose from a variety of activities and sites, such as Miles Canyon, Yukon Wildlife Preserve, Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, Bennett Beach or the Copperbelt Railway and Mining Museum.
Day 2 – 3 - Kluane
Visit Kluane, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and part of the world’s largest internationally protected area. This area covers roughly 21,980 square kilometres of high mountains and breathtaking icefields, with lush valleys full of diverse plant and wildlife. Visit any of the roadside attractions, hike or raft the Alsek River, or participate in any of the traditional harvesting activities.
Day 4 - Tok
Take an easy drive along the famous Alaska Highway with stunning views to West of Kluane and Wrangell St. Elias National Parks. Cross the Alaska Border.
Day 5 - Fairbanks
Continue your drive along the last leg of Alaska’s Highway with a stop at the University of Alaska Museum. Creamers Field is also worth a visit to see the sandhill cranes and rare whooping crane feed the field in summer.
Day 6 – Denali
A trip highlight, Denali is home to North America’s tallest peak, Mt. McKinley at 20,320 feet! Denali is home to six million acres of wilderness, high alpline tundra and beautiful snowy mountains. If you're interested in experiencing the solitude and tranquility of pure nature where wild animals roam freely, Denali awaits you.
Day 7 – Denali
Take the Wildlife Tour where there’s a good chance you’ll see caribou, moose, grizzly bears, wolves and dall sheep among some of the most popular wildlife.
Day 8 – Anchorage
Alaska’s largest city offers an amazing array of activities to choose from. Whether you're interested in bear viewing, glacier viewing, hiking, horseback riding, ice climbing, catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights, or taking in the culture and heritage or Anchorage while visiting some quaint coffee shops and bakeries along the way, this city is certain to have something special for you.
Day 9 – Anchorage
Spend some more time in Alaska’s largest city and enjoy last minute shopping and sightseeing.
For 15 Day/14 Night Great Gay Drive the following will also be included:
Day 2 – Skagway
Take the White Pass and Yukon Route bus/rail tour to Skagway. Stroll Skagway’s boardwalks and visit a Gold Rush era saloon or adventures out to the Grizzly Falls Ziplining Expedition, Davidson Glacier, Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park or Corrington's Museum of Alaskan History.
Day 3 and 4 – Juneau
Take the City Tour and transfer on arrival in Juneau, then follow the guided wildlife and historic cruise along the inside Passage to Juneau where whales and sea lions are often spotted. You’ll get a free day for optional tours and a day tour to Glacier Bay National Park to see 16 tidewater glaciers and a variety of marine life.
Day 5 – Haines
Return boat transfer to Skagway. Pick-up rental car, drive over the beautifully scenic White Pass through the Southern Lakes region to Whitehorse.
Day 6 and 7 – Kluane National Park
Kluane is home to Canada’s tallest mountain and the world’s largest (non-polar) ice cap. Optional tours include flightseeing (recommended), a guided hike, or a guided cultural/historical cruise on Kathleen Lake.
Day 13 – Seward
Embark on a marine life cruise in Kanai Fjords National Park where you can catch glimpses of whales, sea lions and dolphins.
BOOK NOW with Rainbow High Vacations or contact your local travel agent! All prices are per person and include all taxes.
|Great Gay Drives Alaska / Yukon||8 Nights|
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|Great Gay Drives Alaska / Yukon||14 Nights|
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Photo: Alaska Division of Tourism