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5-Day Alaska, Chena Hot Springs, Arctic Circle, Coldfoot Camp Tour with Fairbanks Airport Transfer

Tour Code: 575-6959   
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun (09/16/2019-04/3/2020)
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Fairbanks, AK
5 Days 4 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Fairbanks (Arctic Circle, Aurora Ice Museum, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Dogsled and Culture Tour, Ice Fishing and Barbecue, Museum of North, Santa Claus House, Snowmobile), Coldfoot. Inclusions: 4 nights accomodation

  • International chain hotels, including breakfast and free wi-fi; featured lodging experience at Coldfoot Camp
  • Professional photography guides let you get the best aurora pictures
  • Take the Thomas Arctic Bus all the way to the Arctic Circle Sign
  • Include 4 nights aurora viewing experience

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Activity Option 1 Date / Date Range AdultChild
Dogsled - Surcharge Year round $139$139
4 Activity Option 2:

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Coldfoot-Fairbanks Arctic Flight Tour - Surcharge Year round $230$230
5 Activity Option 3:

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Activity Option 3 Date / Date Range AdultChild
Ice Fishing and Barbecue - Surcharge 2019-11-01 - 2020-03-31 $149$129
Snowmobile - Surcharge 2019-12-01 - 2020-03-31 $159$159
Ice Fishing and Barbecue + Snowmobile - Surcharge 2019-12-01 - 2020-03-31 $308$288
6 Hotel Option:

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Hotel Option Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTripleQuadruple
Upgrade to SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks or similar - Surcharge Year round $150$150$135$120
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    Hotel Option Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTripleQuadruple
    Upgrade to SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks or similar - Surcharge Year round $150$150$135$120
    Activity Options Date / Date Range AdultChild
    Dogsled - Surcharge Year round $139$139
    Coldfoot-Fairbanks Arctic Flight Tour - Surcharge Year round $230$230
    Ice Fishing and Barbecue - Surcharge 2019-11-01 - 2020-03-31 $149$129
    Snowmobile - Surcharge 2019-12-01 - 2020-03-31 $159$159
    Ice Fishing and Barbecue + Snowmobile - Surcharge 2019-12-01 - 2020-03-31 $308$288
    • Child rate is limited to children aged 0-12; Up to four people (including children and infants) are allowed in each room. Please bring your own baby seat.
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    Day 1


    After pickup from Fairbanks airport, guests will be transferred to hotel. Hetel usually checkin after 15:00. When night falls, we will take bus to the Clear Summit Aurora Viewing logdge or Aurora Viewing Bar on the outskirts of the city at 22:00 and enjoy the northern lights. It is expected to arrive at the hotel at 02:00 in the morning.
    • Fairbanks, AK

      A home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

      Clear Summit Aurora Viewing Lodge

      The bar is on the mountain top where is far away from the city and has less light pollution. There is a large monitoring screen in the bar, so please make yourself comfortable inside while waiting for the Northern lights to show up.

      Aurora Viewing Bar

      There are thousands of one-dollar bills with hand-written blessings all over the wall and the roof of the bar. You could wait for the Northern Lights in this lovely warm lodge and have a drink if you’re interested.
    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairbanks or Bridgewater Hotel
    Deluxe Hotel: SpringHill Suites by Marriot Fairbanks
    Day 2

    Fairbanks City Tour

    Depart from the hotel around 1:00 pm, we will enjoy Fairbanks city tour. Today we will visit Santa Claus House, University of Alaska Museum of the North. Depart from the hotel around 6:30 pm, we will head for Chena Hot Springs Resort and visit Ice Museum. You can order an apple martini that comes in an ice molded martini glass (at your own expense, at least 21 years old). As daylight wanes, you can watch the northern lights while enjoying the hot springs! Back to Fairbanks hotel around 2:00 am the next morning.

    We will enjoy a free morning before Fairbanks City Tour. Optional tour: Dogsled and Culture Tour.

    • Fairbanks, AK

      A home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

      Santa Claus House

      A Christmas-themed retail store in North Pole, Alaska. It was founded as a trading post alongside the Richardson Highway in 1952.

      You will take a tour of North Pole Village if Santa Clause House is closed.

      Museum of North

      Housed on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, the museum's mission is to acquire, conserve, investigate, and interpret specimens and collections relating to the natural, artistic, and cultural heritage of Alaska and the Circumpolar North.

      You will take a tour of Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center if UAF Museum of the North is closed. And get refund USD12 per person.

      Opening Hours: Mon - Sat

      Aurora Ice Museum

      The present museum is made of a steel framework with hollow walls and consists of a great hall and a lounge. Some of the ice sculptures include a gigantic ice tower and life-size jousting knights. One of the rooms even has a non-functioning ice toilet.

      Opening Hours: 1:00pm, 5:00pm

      Chena Hot Springs Resort

      Chena Hot Springs was founded over 100 years ago. The resort makes use of the first low-temperature binary geothermal power plant built in Alaska and is working on several alternative energy projects, including production and use of hydrogen and vegetable oil for fuel.

      If you are not convenient to enjoy the hot springs due to physical sick, the tour guide will help to change your hot spring ticket to Ice Museum ticket which has the equal value.

      Dogsled and Culture Tour

      An Alaskan resident Leslie will take you experience dog sledding and introduce you the dog sledding culture. Leslie opens a training ground for the sled dogs and trains young mushers. Leslie’s dog sledding cultural exhibition center shows visitors how an Alaskan native use the dog sled as a traditional commuting tool and its profound cultural traditions.

      In autumn when there is insufficient snowfall, the dog team will pull a ATV instead of a sled for about 5 to 10 minutes.

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairbanks or Bridgewater Hotel
    Deluxe Hotel: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks or similar
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 3

    Fairbanks - Coldfoot (180 miles)

    Today we will take Arctic Circle tour by land. We will drive through Dalton Highway, view Yulon River, Alaska Pipeline. In the end we will arrive at Alaska's Arctic Circle ( the 66 ° 33 ' latitude) landmark, and be awarded a certificate of Arctic expeditions. Later we will arrive in Coldfoot and stay overnight in camp. Around 22:00, we will visit Wiseman Aurora Viewing Lodge and return to hotel around 02:00.
    • Fairbanks, AK

      A home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

      Dalton Highway

      A 414-mile (666 km) road in Alaska built as a supply road to support the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System in 1974. It is also the subject of the second episode of America's Toughest Jobs and the first episode of the BBC's World's Most Dangerous Roads.

      Alaska Pipeline

      One of the world's largest pipeline systems built between 1974 and 1977 after the 1973 oil crisis caused a sharp rise in oil prices in the United States.

      Arctic Circle

      The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of the abstract five major circles of latitude as shown on maps of the Earth.
    • Coldfoot, AK

      Coldfoot is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska.
    Standard Hotel: Coldfoot camp
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Coldfoot - Fairbanks (180 miles)

    In the morning, you can participate in hiking, snowshoe walking, or visit aboriginal village organized by the English-language local guide in Coldfoot (please ask local guides for specific arrangements). Depart from Coldfoot to Fairbanks by Thomas Arctic bus at around 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm. The guide will choose three locations for Northern Lights. We'll arrive at the Fairbanks Hotel at around 2:00 am - 3:00 am next morning. You have chance to upgrade today's ground tour to Coldfoot to Fairbanks Arctic Flight Tour.
    • Coldfoot, AK

      Coldfoot is a census-designated place (CDP) in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area in the U.S. state of Alaska.

      Coldfoot-Fairbanks Flight Tour of Arctic Circle

      Late-morning to mid-afternoon, return via air from Coldfoot to Fairbanks, cross over the Arctic Circle in the air.Bird-eye viewing the endless beautiful tundra.

      The flight will take 1 hour to 1.5 hour.

      Admission (Optional): Adult $230; Child $230

    Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairbanks or Bridgewater Hotel
    Deluxe Hotel: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks or similar
    Day 5


    Please take the free hotel shuttle to the airport. If your flight departs after 9:00 pm, we especially recommend you optional tours: Snowmobile, Ice Fishing and Barbecue. Both of them could be arranged in the same day.
    • Fairbanks, AK

      A home rule city and the borough seat of the Fairbanks North Star Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska.

      Ice Fishing and Barbecue

      The fishing guide Don will guide you to catch the trout and salmon! The Fishing equipment, clothes, transportation from the hotel are included.The tour guide will assist you to buy a fishing license ($25/person at your own expense) on the tour day.

      Due to the ice condition, we'll take the Snowmobile instead

      Admission (Optional): Adult $149; Child (2-11 yrs) $129|Duration: Approx. 4 Hours


      Snowmobile, known as a motor sled or a snowmachine, is a motorized vehicle designed for winter travel and recreation on snow.

      Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Airport Pickup:
      Free pick-up with a mandarin guide: Limited to flights arriving between 13:00 and 21:00. Please meet at the "Alaska Tour" tour desk near baggage claim carousel #1. Please provide updated flight information and a working cell phone number before boarding. (T-Mobile card invalid in Alaska.)
      Paid Pickup estimated fare of $100 per person per time

      You can also choose to:
      1. The Information Center next to the baggage claim area at Anchorage airport provides a free direct telephone number for the hotel. Upon arrival, you can contact the hotel to make an appointment for shuttle bus pickup. The hotel only accepts the reservation of the guests who have arrived at Anchorage airport. The hotel shuttle will take about 30 minutes to arrive at the airport.
      2. Take taxi from Fairbanks airport to downtown hotel, about $20- $30 per taxi.

      Hotel contact information:
      1. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairbanks
      Front desk: +1 (907)238-1100
      Address: 400 Merhar Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701
      2. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks
      Front desk: +1 (907)451-6552
      Address: 575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701

    • Airport Dropoff: Please book a departure flight after 7:00 am on the last day. Each room provides a 24-hour airport free shuttle service. It is recommended that guests arrive at the airport at least 2 hours in advance. Guests can also take a taxi to the airport by themselves. From the hotel to Fairbanks airport (airport code: FAI) about $20- $30 per taxi.
    • Price Includes

    • 4 nights accomodation
    • Airport transfer
    • The tours, tickets and traffic included in the itinerary.
    • Hotel breakfast and other meals included in the itinerary.
    • Tour Guide (Chinese Narration Only)
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Coldfoot, AK
      Coldfoot-Fairbanks Flight Tour of Arctic Circle (Optional) $230 $230
      Fairbanks, AK
      Chena Hot Spring Resort Ice Museum Apple Martini (Optional) $15 /
      Ice Fishing and Barbecue (Optional) $149 $129 (2-11 yrs)
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Meals not included in the itinerary.
    • Optional tours and Optional services.
    • Unconventional airport transfer.
    • Transportation, tours and tickets which not included in the itinerary.
    • Tips to the tour guide/driver adjustment:
      Pick-up: USD 5/person/day.
      Anchorage day tour: USD 10/person/day.
      Fairbanks day tour: USD 5/person/tour.
      Chena Hot Springs Aurora Viewing Tour: USD 10/person/tour.
      Aurora viewing tour: USD 5/person/tour.
      Arctic Circle tour: USD 15/person/day.
      We suggest each guest pay a tip to the tour guide as encouragement when the tour/day end.
    • Additional Note

    • This journey requires a US visa.
    • Due to fire safety requirements in Alaska, extra beds cannot be added to hotel rooms. Every room is furnished with 2 beds.
    • The optional tour is affected by the weather factors. If the tour got cancelled, we will issue a refund.
    • If there is any discrepancy between the schedule and the tour guide, please refer to the guide time.
    • There are a few restaurants along the Arctic Circle where you can have lunch and dinner or prepare your own meals.
    • Aurora is a natural phenomenon and depends on solar activity. You are not guaranteed to see it.
    • The order of the trip will be adjusted according to your departure dates and weather conditions.
    • Note that plans from many cellular carriers do not work in Alaska, please make sure the number you provided can receive texts or calls after landing, otherwise an alternative communication method should be established beforehand.
    • Coldfoot Camp: There are only two single beds in each room. If you book Triple or Quadruple room, you will be arranged in two separate rooms during your stay at Coldfoot Camp, and no one will share a room with strangers. You could just take the required items to Coldfoot Camp, store the heavy luggage in the front desk of Fairbanks hotel.
    • Coldfoot - Fairbanks Arctic Flight Tour: Due to the weight limit, you could only carry 10 lbs. luggage when taking the flight. If the Flight Tour is cancelled due to the bad weather, the upgrade fee will be refunded, and you will be rearranged going back to Fairbanks by bus.
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