Fairbanks Aurora 5 days Tour (AK5BS)

DESCRIPTION

Promotion

Value Season: Start from $888.5/person
Peek Season; Start from $1083/person

Departure dates

Sat (2018/11/15 - 2019/4/15)
Duration: 5 days 4 nights
Value Season:12/1/2018-12/15/2018;1/11/2019-1/31/2019;4/1/2019-4/10/2019
Peek Season:11/16/2018-11/30/2019;12/16/2018-1/10/2019;2/1/2019-3/31/2019

Departure location

Fairbanks, Alaska

$1612/ Person

Itinerary Highlights

  1. 2 nights in Chena Hot Springs Resort
  2. 2 nights in Borealis Basecamp

PRICING

1st & 2nd Person

3rd Person

Children

(2yrs-12yrs)

Single

VS:$1328/pp

PS:$1612/pp

VS: $898/PP

PS: $1108/PP

VS: $682

PS: $704

VS: $2138
PS: $2402
VS: Value Season

PS:Peek Season

Included in the fareNot included in the fare

  1. Local English-speaking tour guide
  2. Airport transfer service
  3. Entrance Fees: Arctic Circle Adventure, Borealis Shuttle Round Trip (between Fairbanks and Borealis Basecamp), University of Alaska Museum of the North  
  4. two night Borealis Basecamp 

    1. Meals (except the meals listed in inclusions)
    2. All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance
    3. Mandatory Tips/Service Fee (Please pay in cash to the tour guide while on the bus. Any child / Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well)

    * Daytime schedule, $10/person/day

    * Arctic Circle Day tour, $20/person/day

    * Arctic Circle Fly Drive, $10/person/day for tour guide and driver, plus $10 for pilot

    * Other activities and service, $5/person

    1. Any other scenic spots or activities not listed in inclusions 
    2. Overtime costs due to guests’ insistence, changes in itinerary or influence of the weather
    3. Tips/Service Fee for other guides on the tour who do not work for our local operator, including hotel staff, housekeeping staff at hotels, servers at restaurants, flight attendants, dog sled mushers, etc.
    4. Optional Tours (Prices are only for reference and subject to change without prior notice. Please select at the time of booking.)

     

PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 1 - Home – Fairbanks

After picking you up from the airport, we will drive you to the Chena Hot Springs Resort for check-in (after 3:00 pm).

Then you can enjoy yourselves in the Chena Hot Springs, where you may encounter the beautiful aurora.

Pick-up info

Upon collected the baggage, you will ride Chena Shuttle with the logo of Chena Hot Springs Resort to the resort. Our driver will wait for you outside of “Arrival” with your name. Probably you will take 1.5 hours driving (depending on the road conditions). Upon check-in, you will chasing the aurora and enjoy the hot springs.

  • Please print and carry this E-Voucher along with valid photo identification.
  • For each order, only ONE Chena Resort Shuttle (not available between 3am and 5am) can be provided.
  • Hotel Check-in: after 3:00 pm

 

Chena Hot Springs

Chena Hot Springs is a hot spring, resort, and unincorporated community in the Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska, United States, 56.5 miles northeast of Fairbanks near the Chena River State Recreation Area. 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.

*NOTE:

  1. Enjoy unlimited access to the soothing waters during your stay. Open Hours:  07:00-00:00.
  2. Please prepare your swimming suit and quarters for the locker, and slipper if need.
  3. Please note your swim time if you have cardiovascular disease.
  4. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed to enter the outside pool.
Standard Hotel: Chena Hot Spring Resort or similar

Day 2 - Aurora Ice Museum – Chena Hot Springs Resort

Please check-in at the Activity Center by 10:45 am for the Ice Museum Tour. For an extra fee of $15, you can choose to drink an Apple Martini at their ice bar out of a cocktail glass made of ice. Experience a drink like no other!

Check-in at the Activity Center by 1:45 pm to sign up for the one-hour geothermal renewable energy tour.

Ice Museum

Ice Museum is open year around and allows you to see the ice-sculptures of world famous sculpting masters. Explore “rooms” made out of ice as well as free standing sculptures. The Chena Hot Springs Aurora Ice Museum uses a unique, energy efficient absorption chiller, powered by our geothermal water. The absorption chiller can keep the Museum cool even during Fairbanks’ hot summer months, when temperatures can reach over 90 degrees.

Geothermal Renewable Energy Tour

Through geothermal renewable energy tours, you will learn more about the energy saving projects in Chena.

Standard Hotel: Chena Hot Spring Resort or similar

Day 3 - Fairbanks – Borealis Basecamp - Free Day

We have to change hotel today, please kindly prepare your luggage in advance.

Meet at 8am, we will go to Fairbanks first, and then change shuttle bus to Borealis Basecamp; you will have the chance to choose several optional tours at Borealis Basecamp.

Standard Hotel: Borealis Basecamp

Day 4 - Arctic Circle - Borealis Basecamp

Squeduel :

Meet at 11am, we will leave Fairbanks and continue your journey to the North.

12:30 pm, we will reach the rugged Dalton Highway, where we will stop for the photo with the Dalton Highway Sign around 15 mins.

Then we will continue to the Yukon River Camp which you will reach around 2:20 pm (depending on road conditions).

Enjoy a quick hot meal and continue on to the Arctic Circle around 4:50 pm. On the return trip, we will stop once more at Yukon River to use the restroom.

We will arrive at Borealis Basecamp at 9:30 pm.

Notes

  1. Be aware that this tour is a total of 10-hour van expedition, feel free to bring your snacks and beverages.
  2. Restroom with fresh water only at: Yukon River Camp, Borealis Basecamp.
  3. Except for the Borealis Basecamp, this tour is not covered by mobile signal.
  4. You can also choose to upgrade to Arctic Circle Fly Drive, $225 per person.

Arctic Circle

Complimentary gift: you will get an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate!

Travel to one of the “loneliest roads in the world”- the Dalton Highway, featured in the series “Ice Road Truckers.” Along the way, see Alaska’s famous oil pipeline, the mighty Yukon River, and the amazing storybook scenery as you journey towards the Arctic Circle. Keep your eyes peeled for an Arctic Fox! Our final destination is the Arctic Circle Sign, it shows you have crossed the Arctic Circle in ceremonious fashion and will receive an official Arctic Circle Adventure Certificate. Enjoy stunning views of interior Alaska and witness firsthand the remarkable wilderness scenery blanketed in snow.

Our tour will make you have more time to experience the expansive landscapes and fascinating cultures unique to Alaska’s Arctic in the short-day time of Winter

Standard Hotel: Westmark or similar

Day 5 - Fairbanks - Home

Today is the last day, and you need to check out before 11:00 am. We do provide 2 options for your choice.

 

Option 1: leave after check-out

Note: Please take the shuttle bus according to your flight and make sure to arrive at the airport 1.5 hours before the flight departure.

 

Option 2: Ice fishing & Santa Claus House ($179 per person with complimentary Fishing License, 11/15/2018-4/10/2019)

After check-out, you will take the shuttle (at 9:50am) head towards SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks at 12:35 pm. We will head towards the fishing area from Spring Hill by Marriott after approx. 30 mins. After the tour, the tour guide will send you to the airport or you can take the free shuttle bus towards the airport by yourselves.

**Please schedule your flights departing after 9:00 pm.

Airport drop off: take hotel shuttle bus to airport.

PICK UP LOCATIONS

Time

Location

Address

12:00pm
Fairbanks International Airport

(FAI Airport)

Next to No.1 baggage claim

 

OWN EXPENSES

Reminder

Important info:

  1. Please print the confirmation page before departure.
  2. Each booking list will only provide a free guided pick-up service at Anchorage within the designated time of the first day of the itinerary.

– Free Airport Shuttle Service: 12pm, this is the pick-up time, not your flight arrive time, please schedule your flight arrive at the Anchorage airport before 11am.

– Meeting Location: Next to No.1 baggage claim;  

– Pick-up Sign: Tour guide with a pick-up card (name indicated in your e-voucher)

  1. If you arrive by other times of the day, you can also choose to take a taxi to the hotel:

– Taxi pick-up point: Anchorage Airport “arrival exit” Anchorage EXIT

– From Anchorage Airport to Downtown Hotel, approximately USD 20-30/Taxis

– If your arrival date is early or early the same day, you can contact our company to book the hotel one night prior to your trip at a discounted price.

  1. Early check-in at all the hotels is subject to availability & cannot be guaranteed by the tour operator.
  2. Standard check-in time is 15:00 HRS & check-out time is 12:00 HRS.
  3. Please carry this E-Voucher along with valid photo identification (Passport, State ID, Drivers License). Passport / necessary valid VISA is mandatory for all international travel.

General info:

  1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and so that the best quality of services to all travelers.
  2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc.
  3. In case of attraction closures (due to holidays or construction, etc.), the tour guide may make some necessary changes to the itinerary.
  4. In case of extreme weather condition, war, strike and other force majeure events, local operator reserves the right to change the itinerary and all costs are not refundable. 
  5. In case of guests voluntarily giving up the tour because of personal reasons, all costs including hotels, transportation etc. is not refundable.
  6. It is advised to contact the local operator for confirmation one day before departure. 
  7. Please bring valid documentation on travel date (passport, driving license, visa, etc).
  8. The child pricing applies to the children at the age of 2-12 years old.
  9. The Aurora Borealis are a natural phenomenon. There is no way for us to guarantee that you will see the Aurora. We do our best to provide premier locations for viewing, should the Aurora come out. Please check weather and Aurora reports before booking your tour with us.
  10. The winter weather in Fairbanks is changeable, we may temporarily cancel or change optional tour due to extremely weather condition. Partial refund may be available.
  11. Please note that T-Mobile is not available in Alaska.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

  1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

* Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

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