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Itinerary for Yukon Explorer on Horseback

Sample Itinerary: 8-day program - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival & Introductory Ride
You will be picked up at 10:00 am by our van from your Whitehorse hotel (pre-tour hotel night is not included but can be booked for you). Here you have the chance to do some shopping for items that you may need for your trip. Once we arrive at the Ranch, you will have a brief tour as you get a feel of the rich history of our Ranch and Fish Lake. Settle into your room and enjoy a light lunch with your guide and discuss the coming adventure. Meet your horse and participate in a brief safety lesson and instruction on the proper care of horses as well as the correct procedure to halter and saddle your horse. Saddle up and head out on your very first short ride. Breathe deeply the fresh mountain air as you stroll through the Fish Lake Valley taking in all the scents and sounds of a summer day.
Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Lodge

Day 2-6: Riding  
Each day, after bringing the horses to the main yard and feeding them breakfast, enjoy a "human" breakfast in the main lodge. Next you will pack a lunch, prepare your horse and head out into some of the most spectacular landscapes the Yukon has to offer. Don't forget to pack your camera as this area is a photographers paradise! Take in the beauty as you ride through peaceful valleys, on majestic Mountain ridges, through meadows and across creeks. Wildlife are abundant in the area and you have a chance to see; fox, rabbits, squirrels, lynx, coyote, moose, bear and caribou. Head back to main lodge for dinner and some relaxation.
Riding 5 days on the 8-day tour or 2 days on the 5-day tour
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at the Lodge

Day 7: Bonneville Ridge Ride
Spend some peaceful moments in the company of your horse while you tend to their breakfast and head to the lodge for your breakfast. Today we ride next to beautiful Fish Lake and over Fish Creek towards Bonneville Ridge. Head up the trail into the trees and climb above tree line to witness epic views from every angle. Wind across the ridge and down the trail to find a perfect spot for lunch on the shores of Bonneville Lakes. Take this opportunity to take photos and relax before mounting your horse to explore the rolling ridges. End your day back at the ranch where you will give one last hug to your new four legged friend, pack your bag and head back to Whitehorse hotel for your last night. 
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Overnight at Hotel in Whitehorse

Day 8: Departure
Check-out of your hotel in Whitehorse.
Meals included: none

Note: unpredictable circumstances such as weather conditions, extreme temperatures or illness of the horses may force us to change this itinerary. The Safety and well being of our guests and animals takes precedence and our decisions are final.
We strongly suggest that all of our guests consider the purchase of travel insurance for protection against cancellation penalties and many other unforeseeable circumstances such as emergency medical evacuation.

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Yukon Explorer on Horseback
Tour Code: RTYT08S
8 days / 7 nights ~$1,635.00
Dates : June to September

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2020 06/27 - 07/01 5d / 4n 5 day trip - 3.5 riding days... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2020 06/27 - 07/04 8d / 7n 8 day trip - 6.5 riding days... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2020 07/04 - 07/11 8d / 7n 8 day trip - 6.5 riding days... 2 /6 Reserve
B 2020 07/04 - 07/08 5d / 4n 5 day trip - 3.5 riding days... 2 /6 Reserve
B 2020 07/18 - 07/22 5d / 4n 5 day trip - 3.5 riding days... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2020 07/18 - 07/25 8d / 7n 8 day trip - 6.5 riding days... 2 /6 Reserve
A 2020 09/05 - 09/12 8d / 7n 8 day trip - 6.5 riding days... 2 /6 Reserve
B 2020 09/05 - 09/09 5d / 4n 5 day trip - 3.5 riding days... 2 /6 Reserve
Day to Day Itinerary
Rates | Dates
Tack: Western
Horses: Quarter/Draft crosses, Morgans and Yuk...
Pace: Slow and steady, some long riding days...

Airport: Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY)
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