4-Day Yellowknife to Aurora Viewing, Yellowknife Dog Sledding, Ice Fishing and Snowmobile Tour
Tour Code: GOL-YKN-102A
Duration: 4 Day(s) / 3 Night(s)
Tour Guide: Chinese, English
- 7 Days left
Experience: UNESCO, Family
Extra (Excluded): Wifi, Meal etc...
Tour Guide:Chinese, English
Daily (2022-08-15 To 2023-04-10)
- Yellowknife is easily one of the best places in the world to observe the aurora! It is also known as the "Northern Lights Capital."
- Take a look at the beauty of the aurora and if you’re extremely lucky you may even catch an extremely rare yellow-purple aurora!
- Enjoy an unforgettable 4-day and 3-night amazing tour with a 95% probability of seeing the aurora!
- Comfortably stay in a 4-star Yellowknife hotel and select any of our classic winter activities from dog sledding to ice fishing.
- Discover and receive the aurora/Arctic Circle certificates or small badges at the local tourist centers to keep souvenirs of the most beautiful aurora moment!
- Three aurora viewings in Yellowknife.
Welcome to Yellowknife, the capital of Canada's Northwest Territories! We will pick you up with our complimentary 24-hour pick-up service from Yellowknife Airport (YZF). Our tour guide will be wearing a red Canada goose jacket and holding a pick-up sign with your name on it. Shortly after, the tour guide will drop you off at your hotel to check-in.
Yellowknife Town is one of the three major aurora viewing places in the world! It has a very special geographical location and natural conditions that allow the aurora to be seen approximately 240 days a year. When night falls, in order to stay away from the city's light pollution, we will drive to the Indian Hunting Tent Valley Camp. This special camp will provide hot drinks and snacks for guests. The guests will even have the opportunity to meet a native Indian hunter who will demonstrate their hunting methods and the wildlife they have caught. After the aurora appears, we will follow our guide to capture memorable photos which will be uploaded to the cloud for free downloads.
In the case of any heavy wind or snow, our experienced driver will take you to the lake or forest where it is also possible to see the aurora.
You are free today to participate in various activities at your own expense. In the afternoon, we will start a 1–2-hour city tour of the amazing town of Yellowknife! We will visit the Big Slave Lake, old city, the Indian reservation, the Pilot Monument, and many other fascinating attractions! You can also pick up a yellow knife and a polar certificate at the visitor center if you wish!
In the evening, we will proceed to start the aurora tour again! We will continue to capture true moments that you will cherish for the rest of your life!
Recommended free activities in the morning: Century Square Mall
Food recommendations (at your own expense): The wild steak and venison steak at the Internet celebrity Bullock restaurant are a specialty that you must try!
Other suggested activities (optional) in the morning:
|1. Boat Fishing (Lunch Included)||1. Dog sledding (15 minutes sled run with toasted marshmallows and snow yo-yo experience).|
|2. Walking Tour to Cameron Falls||2. Ice Fishing (2-3 hours with fish meal, winter only).|
|3. Snowmobile (per person per hour, winter only).|
Hotel: The Explorer Hotel Or Chateau Nova Yellowknife Or Similar.
During the day you will enjoy a leisurely free day in Yellowknife to explore the town or participate in local winter activities at your own expense.
When night falls, in order to avoid light pollution in the city, we will depart from the hotel at about 22:00 to the Tipi tent camp to capture the breathtaking aurora. There will be two experiences of camp and chasing the aurora light every night. The chasing light stops by the forests which are located by the lakes. Guests who do not like chasing the light may also choose to stay in the camp and wait for the aurora there instead.
Great places for free activities: the tribal flag corridor next to the museum, the Frame Lake trail along the lake, and the Diamond Center to watch polished diamonds.
Food recommendation (at your own expense): The hot and sour soup at the Gold Range is very delicious! In the early years, in order to welcome the Queen of England, they crafted special long spring rolls for her at the Prawn Fried Rice at Sushi Cafe.
Other suggested activities (at your own expense) in the morning:
1. Boat Fishing (Lunch Included)
2. Walking Tour to Cameron Falls
1. Polar dog sledding (15 minutes sled run with toasted marshmallows and snow yo-yo experience).
2. Indian Ice Fishing (2-3 hours with fish meal, winter only).
3. Snowmobile (per person per hour, winter only).
Yukon is also a state in Canada, it is the place where the Northern Lights can be seen. These lights are really beautiful and are created by a very interesting phenomenon and is a really great scene.
Today, you will meet at the hotel lobby at the designated time. The tour guide will arrange for a unified transfer to the airport, to conclude our amazing and unforgettable aurora tour of Yellowknife.
Yellowknife Airport (YZF) offers a free 24-hour drop-off service.
The order of itinerary may change without any notice depending on weather situations or for some other unforeseen circumstances.
The order of activities held during the tour is planned by the tour guide. So, it may be different from what is mentioned on the tour page. On fewer occasions, Tour Guide has to skip an attraction or few during the tour depending on weather, traffic, group interest or some other reason.
Some attractions are seasonal. So, when they are closed they will be replaced with some other attraction.
You can skip some optional activities during the tour and plan something on your own. Make sure that you coordinate with Tour guide and stay with the group with next activity. Please note you cannot stay on the bus if you skip some optional activity.
Probable hotel names are mentioned in the itinerary. It can be similar or a different hotel of the similar rating. Exact Hotel details can only be provided one day before the departure.
Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel.
These tours are conducted in a group. A group can have people of several cultures. We expect each person to coordinate with Tour guide to make sure things are on track.
Though attractions are optional but you have to at least take 2 attractions.
Passengers will be picked up and dropped off at their chosen locations. (Please take notice of locations and times of pick up)
All tours are carried out in air conditioned bus. We may also use a minivan depending on the number of people booking the tour.
A professional tour escort will be with you throughout the tour.
Tour package price includes all the taxes.
Free Airport pick up is available on this tour. The Tour Package price will not include Mandatory Tour Guide tips for Airport Pickup.
Fares for air travel and transport from home to and from the location chosen for pick-up.
Air ticket, ferry, and shuttle transfer in some attraction area/national parks.
Airport pickup service charges $12/person.
Expenditure for personal purposes.
Fee for Optional Activities and entrance. Pay in cash to the tour guide. He will arrange tickets.Some attractions might be closed on public holidays. Optional activities price may change or can be different as displayed on the website.
A minimum tip of $12 per passenger per day for Tour Guide and Driver is not included in the price of the tour package. Pay it in cash to Tour guide and bus driver. This service fees collected from passengers complement the incomes of the driver and the tour guide.
Though the meals are excluded,but the guides will arrange them for you.
Room fees of personal nature, such as, laundry fees, telephone, service fees of valets, expenses on alcoholic drinks and what you buy from the mini bar. However, specified fees may be included.
Important Notice: Passengers are discouraged from purchasing admission packages from sources outside and trying to use them for this tour provided at a discounted price. In case they want to do so, they must arrange transport the same day.
|Attractions||Adult||Child(3-11 yrs)||Senior(65+ yrs)|
|Dog Sledding, CA||$95.00||$95.00||$95.00|
|Ice fishing, CA||$85.00||$85.00||$85.00|
|Yellowknife 4 days warm clothes, YK||$0.00||$0.00||$0.00|
|Yellowknife Snowmobile, YK||$100.00||$100.00||$100.00|
All the prices are listed in USD.
Tour display price is based on double occupancy. It is the price each person will pay if a group of two is traveling.
Prices may change without any notice.
Prices include hotel accommodation, transportation and taxes.
Admission Tickets to different places and meals are NOT included in the tour price.
Mandatory Tip for tour guide and driver are NOT included.
Only the tour guide can purchase entrance tickets for you. Pre-purchased tickets are NOT acceptable.
A free (i.e. Buy 2 Get 1 Free) person, not showing up on a departure date will result in a penalty. The penalty is usually the fourth person price, but it varies. Free person has to pay for some admission tickets that is included in the tour package price of Paid Person.
There must be at least one passenger of 18 years for every booking made with GoldenBusTours. For Children between the age group of 2 to 14 years, a different price will be charged. Please refer to Child price on our pricing calendar. Child Age may vary between different bus operators. Maximum 4 people of any age can stay in 1 Room in the hotel. If the 5th person is infant you will be charged normally then with the second room as an expense.
Activities are optional though, but each customer has to participate in 2 activities at least. No city pass allowed. Some attractions are mandatory. Each customer has to take part in them and have to pay for them in cash.
Arrive at departure location 10 to 15 minutes before the mentioned time to make sure you catch the bus on time. If in case you are late, the bus will not wait for you at the location and ultimately you will miss the entire tour (no refund in this case).
Return time on the website is just an estimation. Expect some variation always. Time may change depending on traffic and weather situations
There is a possibility that tour operator may use a shuttle to drop you off at the return location. It usually happens in the case of multiple return locations.
You can leave the tour at any place only after signing a Tour Departure Form for leaving the tour early.
Please note that price will stay the same even if you leave the tour early.
If you have booked a pre-tour hotel stay, then you will have to arrange your own transport from hotel to departure location.
If you have booked extra night hotel after the tour, then you will arrange transport from drop off point to hotel.
On West Coast tours some bus operators have a lot of departure locations. A slow start is expected on these tours.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Determination of the time of cancellation will be done when the notice is received and confirmed by our office. You must make any notice of cancellation directly to GoldenBusTours by email or webmail at the Contact Us section.
⇒ 16 days or more prior to departure - 10% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 9-15 days prior to departure - 50% of the tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
⇒ 8 days prior to departure – 100% tour fees will be charged as cancellation.
There is no refund for unused features. You forfeit the entire payment when you are a no-show on the departure date for any reason including COVID.
An add-on fee of 6% for handling fees is charged in addition to the above penalties. No matter what the reason for cancellation is, the processing fee will be deducted on each refund.
In order for there not to be a cancellation, a minimum number of participants are required. We reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip although every effort is made by us to ensure that normal operations are maintained. We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule any tour departure with respect to operating requirements or circumstances beyond control. In case a cancellation is made at any given moment in time before departure, our only liability as GoldenBusTours will be to refund you the amount we received for the booking of the tour. We will try our best to re-book the same or similar tour if the future travel plan suits you. We are not responsible for any cancellation penalties that may have been incurred on any other travel arrangements like separate purchase of air tickets, visa cost, taxi fare etc. We are not liable for any other travel arrangements that have been affected as a result of the cancellations.
Note: More than 30 days after the completion of the tour, we cannot grant any refunds. Each Cancellation Request must be received in writing by email.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection, COVID or any other serious issue. If you reschedule a tour and later decide to cancel it then cancellation charges will be applicable to the original departure date and not to the rescheduled one.
Reservation, Booking & Redemption
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You are advised to carefully read through and understand these Terms & Conditions before making your booking.
You will get an email immediately once you place an order. Tour Confirmation usually takes 2, 3 days except for urgent order. Urgent orders can be confirmed in a day or even few hours, but we can’t assure success in these cases. On fewer occasions, some of the others may require a longer period of time for confirmation. You are advised not to book airline tickets unless you have received the confirmation.
E-Ticket (Mandatory to be on bus)
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Changes in Booking
You may incur a fee for any revisions or alterations made to the reservation when the booking has already been confirmed. Cancellation fees may be applied to things such as name changes or corrections. They may also apply to tour date changes or tour itinerary changes. Please note that no departure changes are permitted 72 hours before departure.
Changes in Tour Itinerary
We are continuously striving to improve tour itineraries and features. In the event of unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the control, we do reserve the right to vary the itineraries and to substitute hotels. Duplicate departures may operate during certain peak periods, sometimes in reverse order. As such, hotels may vary from those included on the itinerary pages.
If you want to reschedule your tour (change the departure date or choose a different tour) then a reschedule fees may be applied. No reschedule request will be entertained within 15 days before the departure date.
Cancellation and reschedule charges are applicable even if you are NOT able to take the tour because of visa rejection.
1. One room can accommodate maximum 4 people. Even if you are 5 people including 1 month old baby you still need 2 rooms.
2. If you can carry your child up to 2 years of age then you do not need to book seats for him. It may vary from one tour to another.
3. Service providers hold the right to change the itinerary and hotel arrangements without any notice.
4. Child (0-9 years) and Single traveler going on the tour have special rates. These prices vary from one tour to another.
5. Meals and Attractions are not included. You can ask your tour guide to try to arrange the meal for you as per your requirements. For attractions, admission fees pay it to the tour guide on the tour.
6. Prices may change without any notice because of prices fluctuation in the market.
7. All prices mentioned on the website are in US dollars.
8. In Case of Bank Wire Transfer customer have to bear Wire transfer fee.
9. Tour package price is inclusive of taxes.
10. Tour Prices are every individual and in view of room inhabitance.
11. Hotels and the city/country of stay may change based on availablity.
Child rates are applicable for children between (0-12 years) of age. Parents are advised to bring car seats for the safety of their child.
Buy 2 Get 3rd discounted: Get 3rd Ticket on special discounted rates on the purchase of 2 tickets.
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4. You should either bring a printed copy of your E-Ticket or bring it in your smartphone on the day of tour departure. You should also bring a valid photo ID along with your E-Ticket. In the case of any issues for not carrying E-Ticket or Photo ID GoldenBusTour will not be responsible.
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6. Please read all important notes, inclusion, exclusion section, terms and conditions, policies and below notes.
6a. Tour Operator holds the right to cancel the tour at any time depending on poor weather condition or some other unforeseen circumstances. However, GoldenBusTour will update its customers about the cancellation and shall not be held accountable for charges other than tour fees.
6b. Change in tour price will not affect any confirmed booking.
6c. Tour Operator can change the order of itinerary at any time without any notice.
7.You will be responsible for your travel documents during the tour.
8.Reach Departure location about 20 to 30 minutes before departure time. Unfortunately, no one will wait for you in case you get in late. The bus mostly has Bus Operator name and logo on it. Even if you are five minutes late and miss the bus then GoldenBusTours or Tour Operator will not be responsible. There will be no refund in this case. You will be charged 100% tour fee.
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