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5-Day Alaska, Chena Hot Springs, Arctic Circle, Aurora Viewing Tour with Fairbanks Airport Transfer

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Daily (09/16/2018-04/10/2019)
Depart from:
Fairbanks, AK
Duration:
5 Days 4 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Fairbanks (Arctic Circle Drive Adventure, Arctic Circle Fly Drive Adventure, Aurora Ice Museum, Aurora Viewing Bar, Aurora Viewing Lodge, Chena Hot Springs Resort, Dogsled and Culture Tour, Ice Fishing and Barbecue, Santa Claus House, Snowmobile). Inclusions: 4 nights accomodation

  • Professional photography guides let you get the best aurora pictures
  • A welcome seafood dinner will be arranged after the 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm pick-up
  • Include 2 nights aurora viewing experience

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      Hotel OptionSurcharge Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTripleQuadruple
      Fairbanks Deluxe Hotel - Surcharge Year round $160$200$300$400
      Activity OptionsSurcharge Date / Date Range AdultChild
      Dogsled - Surcharge Year round $129$129
      Arctic Circle Aurora Drive Adventure - Surcharge Year round $239$239
      Arctic Circle Aurora Fly Drive Adventure - Morning Departure - Surcharge Year round $539$539
      Aurora Viewing Lodge - Surcharge Year round $79$79
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      Day 1

      Fairbanks

      After pickup from Fairbanks airport, guests will be transferred to hotel. A welcome seafood dinner will be arranged after the 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm pick-up. After the dinner, please join us for a briefing session, during which the tour guide will give you a detailed explanation of the itinerary and the northern lights photography knowledge, and then return to the hotel to take a rest. When night falls, we will take bus to the Aurora Viewing logdge 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.

        Aurora Viewing Lodge

        Equipped with tables and chairs, heating and drinking, guest can enjoy a warm and relaxed view of the amaming northern lights in the Aurora Viewing Lodge. Experienced tour guide will take you to the best viewing sites.
      Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairbanks or similar
      Deluxe Hotel: SpringHill Suites by Marriot Fairbanks
      Dinner: Included
      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 5:30 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.

        Admission (Optional): Adult $15; Child $15|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 Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Convention Center
      Deluxe Hotel: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks or similar
      Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
      Day 3

      Fairbanks Free Day

      Today we will enjoy free time in Fairbanks. If you want to explore the arctic circle, we especially recommend you optional tours:
      Arctic Circle Aurora Drive Adventure
      Arctic Circle Aurora Fly Drive Adventure (Afternoon departure): Take a flight to Coldfoot at 1:00 pm. Depart from hotel around 11:30 am. If the project is unable to travel due to weather conditions, the project fee will be refunded, then you will enjoy a free day.
      Arctic Circle Aurora Fly Drive Adventure (Morning departure with Brooks Range Safari): Take a flight to Coldfoot at 9:00 am. Depart from hotel around 7:30 am. If the project is unable to travel due to weather conditions, you have two choices: First, the project fee will be refunded, then you will enjoy a free day. Second, the gap between the prices of "Arctic Circle Aurora Fly Drive Adventure (Morning departure with Brooks Range Safari) " and "Arctic Circle Aurora Drive Adventure" will be refunded, you will be scheduled to attend the "Arctic Circle Aurora Drive Adventure".
      • Fairbanks, AK

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

        Arctic Circle Drive Adventure

        Take a bus to the Arctic Circle in the morning. Along the way, you can see Dalton Highway and Trans-Alaska Pipeline. More chances to see wildlife, such as caribou, arctic fox, wolf, moose etc.Cross the Arctic Circle and receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate.

        Duration: Approx. 16 Hours

        Arctic Circle Fly Drive Adventure

        Take a flight to Coldfoot. See the endless beautiful tundra and bird-eye view of the vast Arctic Circle. Mail postcards to your family and friends in the northernmost post office in America.
      Standard Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fairbanks or Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Convention Center
      Deluxe Hotel: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks or similar
      Breakfast: Included
      Day 4

      Fairbanks Free Day

      We will enjoy a free day in Fairbanks. Optional tours: Snowmobile, Ice Fishing and Barbecue, Aurora Viewing Lodge. All 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|Duration: Approx. 4 Hours

        Snowmobile

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

        Please bring you winter gear such as waterproof suits, hat, gloves and warm boots to avoid frostbite.

        Duration: Approx. 2 Hours

        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 Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Convention Center
      Deluxe Hotel: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks or similar
      Breakfast: Included
      Day 5

      Fairbanks

      Take the free hotel shuttle to the airport.
      Breakfast: Included
      • Departure & Return

      • Airport Pickup:
        Free pick-up with a mandarin guide: Limited to flights arriving between 16:00 and 17:30, and between 22:00 and 12:30 the next morning. Please meet at the "Alaska Tour" tour desk near baggage claim carousel #1. Please provide updated flight information and a working cell phone number by calling/texting +1 (907) 310-6346 before boarding.

        You can also choose to:
        1. Book hotel 24-hour airport free shuttle , advance appointment required. Please call hotel front desk. The bus will arrive at Fairbanks airpirt Arrival EXIT in about 30min.
        2. Take taxi from Fairbanks airport to downtown hotel, about $25- $35 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. Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Convention Center
        Front desk: +1 (907)456-7722
        Address: 813 Noble St, Fairbanks, AK 99701
        3. 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 $25- $35 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.
      • Price Excludes

      • Admission Fees:
        Destination Adult Child
        Fairbanks, AK
        Aurora Ice Museum (Optional) $15 $15
        Chena Hot Spring Resort Ice Museum Apple Martini (Optional) $15 /
        Ice Fishing and Barbecue (Optional) $149 /
        • 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

      • Anchorage-Fairbanks Transportation Package:
        If you book this itinerary and plan to travel from Anchorage to Fairbanks on Saturday, you can book the Anchorage-Fairbanks Transportation Package at the best price below.
        Aurora Winter Train (additional shifts during peak season, please ask us as need)
        Departure Dates: 2018.09.22-2019.04.13 Saturday
        Departure Time: Anchorage 8:30 am
        Arrival Time: Fairbanks 8:00 pm
        Rack Rates: USD 200.00/person
        Optional item: You can enjoy favorable rates just for one night at Anchorage hotel - Comfort Inn Downtown Ship Creek or Holiday Inn Express Anchorage.
        Room Types:
        Single: Favorable Rates USD 100.00/person/night (Normal Rates USD 130.00/person/night)
        Double: Favorable Rates USD 50.00/person/night (Normal Rates USD 65.00/person/night)
        Triple: Favorable Rates USD 40.00/person/night (Normal Rates USD 50.00/person/night)
        Quadruple: Favorable Rates USD 35.00/person/night (Normal Rates USD 45.00/person/night)

        Fairbanks-Anchorage Transportation Package:
        If you book this itinerary and plan to travel from Fairbanks to Anchorage on Sunday, you can book the this Transportation Package at the best price below.
        Aurora Winter Train (additional shifts during peak season, please ask us as need)
        Departure Dates: 2018.09.23-2019.04.14 Sunday
        Departure Time: Fairbanks 8:30 am
        Arrival Time: Anchorage 8:00 pm
        Rack Rates: USD 200.00/person
        Optional item: You can enjoy favorable rates just for one night at Anchorage hotel - Comfort Inn Downtown Ship Creek or Holiday Inn Express Anchorage.
        Room Types:
        Single: Favorable Rates USD 100.00/person/night (Normal Rates USD 130.00/person/night)
        Double: Favorable Rates USD 50.00/person/night (Normal Rates USD 65.00/person/night)
        Triple: Favorable Rates USD 40.00/person/night (Normal Rates USD 50.00/person/night)
        Quadruple: Favorable Rates USD 35.00/person/night (Normal Rates USD 45.00/person/night)

        If you need to book transportation package, please contact us.
      • 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.
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        30 or more days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount
        11-29 days prior to departure - 25% of total purchase amount
        8-10 days prior to departure - 30% of total purchase amount
        4-7 days prior to departure - 50% of total purchase amount
        Within 3 days prior to departure - 100% of total purchase amount
        Day of departure or no-show - 100% of total purchase amount

        Notification day and departure day are NOT counted. Unused features are non-refundable. In addition, there is 6% handling fee added on to the above penalties. NOTE: We cannot grant refunds more than 30 days after completion of tour.

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