Yellowknife Aurora Borealis

Yellowknife Aurora Borealis

5 Days / 4 Nights Roundtrip Yellowknife

Price from$2,753

Yellowknife is a place where traditional aboriginal culture blends together with modern amenities, for a truly remarkable experience while discovering the mystery of the Aurora Borealis. 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. 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.

Day 1: Arrive in Yellowknife, NWT (D)

Our amazing stay begins in Yellowknife, famous for its rustic beauty outdoors, but that doesn't mean we can`t relax in absolute comfort indoors as well. Yellowknife is one of the best places to view one of Earth's greatest natural wonders, the Aurora Borealis colloquially known as the Northern Lights. This is possible because the area experiences more clear nights than other northern locations - amazing Aurora displays are possible on over 240 nights each year!

On arrival there will be time to relax before an evening welcome dinner, where we will meet the rest of the group.

Overnight Chateau Nova Yellowknife

Day 2: Yellowknife, NWT (B,D)

This morning we travel to Great Slave Lake, one of the world's largest fresh-water lakes. Here we will observe an aboriginal 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.

Overnight Chateau Nova Yellowknife

Day 3: Yellowknife, NWT (B,D)

Today we explore Yellowknife on an informative city tour. We visit the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, a museum that chronicles Aboriginal 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.

Overnight Chateau Nova Yellowknife

Day 4: Yellowknife, NWT (B,D)

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.

Overnight Chateau Nova Yellowknife

Day 5: Depart Yellowknife, NWT (B)

Our Yellowknife adventure has come to an end. Following breakfast, we depart the hotel at our leisure to begin our onward journey.

Optional Winter Clothing Package Includes • Winter Boots • Parka • Snowpants • Gloves • Hat

Tour of Distinction These tours are defined by their incomparably unique itineraries, featuring 'off the beaten path' destinations and immersive experiences. An intimate group size allows us to stay in smaller, centrally located, unique and boutique style inns, lodges and hotels, utilize traditional local transportation and dive deep into each destination's local culture and traditions.

• Expert Tour Leader • Maximum 21 passengers • Unique inns & 3-4 Star boutique hotels • Mini coach & comfortable local transport • Variety of 'off the beaten path' experiences • Breakfast and Dinner daily and most gratuities included • Daily dining in unique local restaurants

• 8 Meals - 4 Breakfasts, 4 dinners • Escorted coach tour with professional tour leader • 3 1/2 - 4 Star accommodation • Transfers & transport • Sightseeing & entrance fees

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2020

22 Jan - 18 Feb

Winter Clothing Package

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$2,753

$165

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$3,338

$165

Departs

2020 Jan 22 - Guaranteed Departure
Feb 12 - Guaranteed Departure
Mar 18

Booking conditions

Please Note: If the tour is not a guaranteed departure the tour operator reserves the right to transfer 10 passengers or less to an independent travel programme if necessary. This programme will include similar inclusions to the escorted touring programme. This will be notified to the client and approved at least 60 days prior to departure. If a client decides it is in their interest to cancel at this point in time no cancellation fees will be payable.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Optional winter clothing rental package

Gratuity

• Gratuities are not included for Tour Leader

Book by 30 September 2019 and receive a free Winter Clothing rental

Ensure your Guests Comfort while enjoying a spectacular Canadian Experience. Book a 2020 Yellowknife Aurora Borealis Escorted tour by 30 September 2019 and receive for free Winter Clothing package. Winter clothing package includes: winter boots, parka, snow pants, gloves and a hat.

Valid on new bookings only. Not combinable with other offers. Regular booking terms and conditions apply.