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5 Days Fairbanks Hotel Package w/Borealis Basecamp Aurora Viewing from Fairbanks

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Day 1: Home - Fairbanks

Stop At: Bridgewater Hotel, 723 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA
Upon arrival in Fairbanks, check in the hotel by yourself. Transfer from the airport by hotel shuttle or on your own

Pick-up info:

A. Hotel: Bridgewater Hotel (OR) Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks.
*Exact name of the hotel will be confirmed at the time of booking confirmations.

Please call hotel front desk after arrival for shuttle arrangement (Provide your pick-up time, number and name of customers).

B. You can also take taxi, Uber or Lyft to the hotel. The cost would be around US$20-30.

Note: Check in the hotel by yourselves after 3:00 PM.
Duration: 13 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Fairbanks. Bridgewater Hotel, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks, OR Similar.

Day 2: Fairbanks - Borealis Basecamp

Stop At: Borealis Basecamp, 2640 Himalaya Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712, USA
The morning is at leisure in Fairbanks.

Typically in the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Borealis Basecamp, approximately 45-50 minutes north of Fairbanks.

This accommodation offers an exceptional stay in fiberglass domes with large, curved windows for optimal northern lights viewing right from your room!

Shuttle from Fairbanks to Borealis Basecamp:

Today there will be two shuttles from Fairbanks to Borealis Basecamp. The schedule is as following:

1. 11 AM Depart from City Hotel, 12 Noon Arrival at Basecamp

2. 3 PM Depart from City Hotel, 4 PM Arrival at Basecamp

Note:

Borealis Basecamp Dome will be arranged on any of the nights during this whole trip based on the availability of the Dome. But it will be guaranteed 2-night stay at the Dome.
Duration: 13 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Borealis Basecamp.

Day 3: Fairbanks Free Day (Aurora Camp Activities: Dog Sledding Tour or ATV Tour)

Stop At: Borealis Basecamp, 2640 Himalaya Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99712, USA
Today, relax and enjoy all the camp has to offer. Included today is an ATV or Dog Cart Tour or later in the season when snow conditions allow (typically starting mid-November) a Snowmachine or Dog Sledding Tour. Any of those tours are approx. 1 hour long. (Only one activity is included, please choose at time of booking).

After the event, you can return to Aurora Igloo and continue enjoying the romantic Alaska night.

Option 1: Dog Sledding

Duration: 60 Minutes approx.

Dog Cart (September - November, only Dog Cart is available due to less snow)

Dog Sledding (November - April 10th)

Dog sledding was a very important part of Alaskan local life. Dog sleds were the most convenient way to travel and to deliver important supplies between local villages in the dead of winter. Even today, dogsleds continue to be used in remote portions of Alaska for daily travel needs. On this tour, snuggle under a warm blanket and enjoy the 30-minute sled ride through the beautiful forests of Alaska. Your musher will be happy to help you click photos for you and with you.

The trip is suitable for all ages and is designed for ordinary tourists who experience the speed and passion of dogs and enjoy a comfortable and safe journey. Not only that, but you also have the opportunity to learn about Alaska husky, dog sled, and related events. And as good friends of mankind, how do these lovely creatures thrive on this land with their masters.
* Please wait for a moment in our lobby. When your dog and woodcutter are ready, the staff will come here to inform you of your 30-minute dog sled experience.
* Please note, the sleds on this tour variously accommodate 2-4 people and are assigned by weight and the musher's knowledge of the dogs. Please follow the musher's guidance when he assigns seating as you will need to share your sled with other people.

Exclusions: Tips for the driver and guide ($10 per person), winter gear and meals.

Option 2: Snow Machine Tour/ATV All-Terrain Vehicle Driving Experience

Duration: 60 minutes approx.

Snow Machine Tour Season: November - April

In Alaska's long winter, snowmobiles are the coolest form of transportation and entertainment. Galloping in Alaska's endless forest, sea and snow fields brings different pleasures and excitement. Riding a 60-minute snowmobile (driving independently), under the guidance of professional coaches, beginners can also grasp the driving skills simply and clearly, fly through the snow, enjoy the scenery of the Alaska ice sheet, and feel the charm of the world of ice and snow.

Reminder: Only when you are 16 years old can you drive a snowmobiles independently.

Wear warm outdoor clothes, shoes, hats, gloves and sunglasses.

If you want to continue, $100/hr after the first hour.
- Arrangements can be made between December and April, depending on the snow conditions.

If the trip is cancelled due to weather, a full refund will be made.

Inclusions: Training for snowmobiles coaches, and rental fees for down jackets, windproof pants, gloves, snowboots, helmet, etc. (limited number and style of warm clothes, first come first served)

Exclusions: Tips for your coach ($10 per person, please tip after the end of the trip)

ATV All Terrain Vehicle Driving Experience: September - January

This is Alaska's most exciting way of opening up in autumn. Under the leadership of professional leaders, driving an all-terrain vehicle through the mountains, deep into the interior of Alaska's primeval forests, explore the colorful Alaska and experience the fun of explorers.

Reminder: Only when you are over 14 years old can you drive the vehicle independently.

Inclusions: 1 hour of all-terrain vehicle driving fees; training fees; helmet; outdoor clothing, shoes, hats, gloves rental fees (limited styles, first come first served)

Exclusions: Tips for professional coach ($10 per person)

Duration: 13 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Borealis Basecamp.

Day 4: Fairbanks Free Day

Stop At: Chena Hot Springs Resort, 56.5 Mile Chena Hot Springs Road, Chena Hot Springs, AK 99711
Today, you will be transferred back to Fairbanks, where you can book additional activities as you wish.

Shuttle Information:

Today there will be two shuttles returning from Borealis Basecamp to Fairbanks. The shifts are as follows:

1. 12 Noon Depart from Basecamp, 1 PM Arrival City Hotel

2. 4 PM Depart from Basecamp, 5 PM Arrival City Hotel

Optional: Enjoy Aurora at Chena Hot Springs Resort

Product season: 21 August 2019 - 10 April 2020

Price: $170 per person

Time: 17:00-01:00 (6 hours)

Delivery arrangements:

The pick-up and drop-off of urban hotels starts from 4:15 p.m.- 5 p.m., being subject to the hotel confirmation form.

Introduction to the itinerary:

Chena Hot Springs: Only 60 miles from Fairbanks, this world renowned resort offers a day of rest and relaxation in the historical location discovered by natives and early miners. Enjoy the mineral hot springs in a beautiful natural setting and experience the dancing of the northern lights. The world’s largest year-round ice museum is your first stop at Chena Resort. Created from over 1,000 tons of ice and snow the ice museum contains spectacular ice carvings for your enjoyment. Along the way we almost always spot moose. Food and beverages are available at the local restaurant. Please bring swimsuit, flip-flop, and towel.

The Aurora Ice Museum: a year-round Museum of ice sculpture, built by 1,000 tons of snow and ice, with exquisite sculpture works to keep your eyes open. Not only is there the world's smallest chapel, but there are real Inuit ice houses and bedrooms made entirely of ice. And you can also enjoy a special iced cocktail Apple Martini at the ice bar ( $15 at your own expense, age up to 21 and voucher purchase).
Duration: 13 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at Fairbanks. Bridgewater Hotel, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks, OR Similar.

Day 5: Fairbanks - Home

Stop At: Bridgewater Hotel, 723 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA
Today is the last day of your trip. You need to check out before 11 a.m.

You can take the hotel shuttle to the airport.

Note:

To ensure your stay in Borealis Basecamp, we may have to adjust the sequence of itinerary, subject to the availability of Igloos. You may stay in the Borealis Basecamp on the last night. Therefore, please schedule your departure flight after 3 pm or you will need to arrange your own transfer to the airport (no refund in this case).
Duration: 13 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
1: Bridgewater Hotel, 723 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA
2: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks, 575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701, USA
Duration
5 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Hotel accommodations for 4 nights (breakfast incl.)
  • (2 nights in Fairbanks Hotel & 2 nights at Borealis Basecamp)
  • 2-night Aurora Viewing Experience at Borealis Basecamp
  • Round trip transfers from Fairbanks
  • Tour departures until mid-November include a choice of an approx.1-hour ATV or Dog Cart Tour
  • Tour departures starting mid-November incl. a choice of approx.1-hour Snow Machine or Dog Sled Tour
  • Tour Departures starting mid-November - choice also depends on weather & snow conditions permitting
  • Airport transfer service
  • All taxes
  • English Tour Guide
  • **NOTES: Each booking will provide only 1 Hotel Room.
  • **NOTES: To book separate rooms, please make separate bookings.
  • **NOTES: The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice.
Exclusions
  • Meals (except the meals listed in inclusions)
  • All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance
  • Mandatory Tips/Service Fee - Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees
  • Mandatory Tips/Service Fee - Pickup or drop-off services, $5/person/way
  • Mandatory Tips/Service Fee - Arctic Circle Day tour, $20/person/day
  • Mandatory Tips/Service Fee - Arctic Circle Fly Drive, $10/person/day for guide, driver and pilot
  • Mandatory Tips/Service Fee - Dog sledding or Dog cart, $10/person/day for the coach or guide
  • Tips/Service Fee for other guides on tour who don't work for our local operator (ex. Hotel staff)
  • Optional - Arctic Circle Fly Drive (8/21/2019-4/10/2020) - $419/pp, $439/pp for peak season
  • (the peak season is 9/19-10/7, 11/24-12/1, 12/21-12/31, 1/24-2/2, 3/1-3/31)
  • (the rest is plain season; depart from every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.)
  • Optional - Arctic Circle Road Trip - $209 per person, $229 per person for peak season
  • Optional - Arctic Circle Winter Drive Adv. (8/21/2019-4/10/2020) - $229/pp, $249/pp for peak seas.
  • Optional - Chena Tour (8/21/2019-4/10/2020) - $170 per person
  • Mandatory Tips/Tours, Optional tours must be paid in cash to tour guide.
  • Entry/Admission - Bridgewater Hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Borealis Basecamp
  • Entry/Admission - Chena Hot Springs Resort
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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