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10-Day Tatshenshini River Rafting Expedition

Spend 10 days exploring, adventuring and reconnecting with yourself and those on the river with you, 10 days that will be with you for the rest of your life!

“If you’re looking for a unique adventure that’s rugged, but you also feel pampered and excited to see what culinary surprise is on hand each day, this is the trip for you! Thanks guys for the trip of a lifetime!” ~ MelRod1950

National Geographic’s #1 rated river rafting journey

Visit one of the most remote and pristine wilderness areas remaining in the world. Over ten days you will separate completely from your daily lives and focus your energy on the sights, sounds and people around you. This is a world-class rafting trip, but it is more than that; it is a journey that reconnects us with nature and adjusts our perspectives in life. What more can you ask for from a vacation?

Travelling through remote sections of Yukon, British Columbia and Alaska, you will encounter glaciers sitting on the water’s edge and calving into icebergs in front of your eyes, all worth the journey in itself. You will also view grizzlies, eagles and several other animals and birdlife as you become one with your natural surroundings on the Tatshenshini and Alsek Rivers.

The Journey is not solely focused on the time spent on the river; the shorter river days and long hours of sunlight allow for excursions from camp each afternoon before settling in for a campfire dinner under a star-filled sky. Two layover days also allow those who chose to attempt more vigorous hikes to take in the surrounding tundra and glaciers.

To maximize your experience in BC’s wilderness, group sizes are limited.

“The 10-day rafting trip on the Tatshenshini/Alsek River was truly bucket list, trip of a lifetime stuff!” ~ suzette558

Itinerary

On DAYS ONE & TWO, begin your journey by heading out on the Alaska Highway to enter the Kluane National Park. Take in the scenery and bountiful wildlife before continuing to Dalton Post, Yukon Territory to settle in for the first of many sumptuous dinners at camp. The next morning, awake to a delicious breakfast and coffee, then set off on your first river day deep into the canyons of the St. Elias Mountains and raft through the most continuous white-water section of the trip before camping for the night.

On DAYS THREE & FOUR, relax as you meander through Quiet Canyon, the Oxbows and Bear Bite Creek. Take in panoramic mountain vistas and a variety of wildlife before setting camp at Sediments Creek. Spend your first layover day relaxing, or join a group hike to an open ridge and an alpine meadow bursting with flowers, and maybe continue to Goat Ridge to view glaciers.

On DAYS FIVE & SIX, raft through the Monkey Wrench before passing the O’Connor River, and take in the spectacular scenery as the valley broadens. As the river expands, lose track of its flow and take in its colour caused by the presence of glacial sediment. Before meeting the confluence with the Alsek River, set camp at Melt Creek and recover from SOS (Scenic Overdose Syndrome).

On DAYS SEVEN & EIGHT, slowly travel down the Alsek to reach Walker Glacier where you will settle for lunch before hiking near the glacier to marvel at its seracs and crevasses. Come morning, cut through the Barbazon Range, pass by the massive Novatak Glacier, and take in views of Mount Fairweather.

On DAYS NINE & TEN, enter the ice age on the breathtaking Alsek Lake filled with floating icebergs. Row through the lake in a once-in-a-lifetime experience before camping a final time. Float down to Dry Bay, Alaska on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, then hop on a scenic flight back to Whitehorse where the group will gather a final time for a dinner among friends, old and new.

“My wife and I (70’s range) went down the tat and alsek rivers with 4 other travellers and 2 guides and it was amazing from beginning to end. The guides were excellent on the water and in the kitchen! Food was top-rate and equipment too. The trip was challenging but never strenuous and an experience never to be forgotten.” ~ allan p

Prices, Dates & Times

  • At CAD $5,499 per person*, this is one of North America’s best multi-day expedition value that will last a lifetime!
  • All prices are in Canadian funds. 5% GST and National Park access fee not included. Visiting from abroad? Check out exchange rates here!
  • 2018 Departure Dates: July 15 and July 28
    2019 Departure Dates: July 15 and July 28
  • Meeting time for the trip is 7:00 pm the night prior to departure at the designated meeting location in Whitehorse, Yukon.
  • Rafters are responsible for arranging their own transportation to Whitehorse, YT, both before and after the trip.

*Prices are subject to change
An initial deposit of 25% is taken at the time of booking and is non-refundable. The balance payment is due 60 days before the scheduled trip departure.

We think our rafting adventures are truly unique. However if you are comparing us with other rafting tour operators and find a comparable rafting trip at a better price, we will beat the best price you find. Just give us a call!

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What’s Included

Canadian Outback Rafting provides everything you need for an incredible 10-day experience:

  • Instruction, training, and leadership from expert rafting guides.
  • Rafting gear; wetsuits, life jackets, helmets, rain jacket, rain pants, and rubber boots.
  • Camping gear; tent (for 2 people), sleeping mat and sleeping bag.
  • Dry bags to keep all your clothes and personal items secure and dry.
  • Multi-course gourmet meals: 9 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners, snacks & beverages.
  • A limited selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are provided on the trip.
  • Transfer from Whitehorse, Yukon, to the River and a return scenic flight from Glacier Bay, Alaska, back to Whitehorse after the trip.

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  • Activity Level: Adventurous beginners.
  • Experience Level: No prior rafting experience is required.
  • Check-in: Start and end in Whitehorse, Yukon. Rafters are responsible for arranging their own transportation to Whitehorse, YT, both before and after the trip.
  • Adventure Duration: 10 days and 9 nights, with approximately 3-4 hours of rafting per day. A total rafting distance of approximately 213 km (132 miles) throughout the expedition.
  • Restrictions: Must be 6+ years of age and weigh over 50 lbs.

It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure they have a valid passport and any necessary visas for their expedition. Requirements for travel visas vary widely depending on nationality. It is important that you check and apply for each of the visas you need whilst in your home country and consult the relevant embassy if you need more information.

You must be eligible to clear customs in both Canada and the United States at the time of your expedition.

Should you fail to clear customs Canadian Rafting Adventures powered by Canadian Outback Rafting is not at liberty to offer a refund for the booked expedition outside of the cancellation policy.

For more information, these websites can be helpful with up to date immigration rules.

https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/

TripAdvisor

Recent 5Star TripAdvisor unbiased traveler reviews of the 10-Day Tatshenshini River Expedition:

“Lifetime wonderment – stunning views, amazing trip, wonderful guides” ~ suzette558
The 10-day rafting trip on the Tatshenshini/ Alsek River was truly bucket list, trip of a lifetime stuff! The scenery was stunning — verdant hillsides topped with scree, craggy snow covered mountain tops, small and enormous icebergs, glaciers close up and far away; and wildlife like grizzly bear, wolf, bald eagle, trumpeter swans and moose. Camping was easy – they provided clean, good quality tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads; and the guides cooked delicious, filling, gourmet meals from scratch every day! Being on the river was great fun – they provided rain gear, pfds and paddles; the guides row the whole time and I paddled as little or as much as I wanted with plenty of time to enjoy the scenery, take photos and chat. Amazing trip made even more fantastic by the professionalism, knowledge and friendliness of our guides.

“Trip of a lifetime” ~ adelleslegtenhorst
Going on the Tatshenshini Expedition was an adventure of a lifetime. The guides are very professional and very knowledge of the area and its history. They took pride in ensuring that each guest had the best experience possible. Each day of the trip was breath taking. We live in a beautiful country, they showed us just how beautiful Canada really is. Thank you for this.

“Tatshenshini-Alsek 10 day trip” ~ MelRod1950
As a professional who’s researched the customer experience for many years, I have to say I’ve never encountered a better one! The guides took care of our every need from the time we met them until we returned to our hotel. If you’re looking for a unique adventure that’s rugged, but you also feel pampered and excited to see what culinary surprise is on hand each day, this is the trip for you! Thanks guys for the trip of a lifetime! I’m telling all my friends and family to go.

“Rafting Adventure” ~ Julie R
Our 10 day Tatshenshini/ Alsek lake trip was a true adventure for us. We experienced so much is those days. From Class 4 Rapids to floating among the icebergs in Alsek . Our guides were very experienced and a joy to spend 10 days with. Some great chef skills also. A recommended trip for sure.

“Down the Tatshenshini river in 2013” ~ allan p
My wife and I (70’s range) went down the tat and alsek rivers with 4 other travellers and 2 guides in 2013 and it was amazing from beginning to end. The guides were excellent on the water and in the kitchen! Food was top-rate and equipment too. The trip was challenging but never strenuous and an experience never to be forgotten. They are terrific.

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