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【1-Day】Chena Hot Springs and Aurora Viewing Tour from Fairbanks - Tour Code: 12630

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Highlights

☆ Enjoy a leisurely at the famous Chena Hot Springs and soak in the steaming water

☆ Admissions to Chena Hot Springs and Aurora Ice Museum included

☆ Have chance to see Aurora!

Itinerary

Day 1: Fairbanks - Chena Hot Springs Resort - Aurora Viewing - Fairbanks

Summary of The Day

Schedule:

Depart at around 17:30, head to Chena Hot Springs Resort, arrive at around 18:30.

Our tour guide will give you a tour of the Resort, and redeem the ticket for you. You can arrange your own time to take a hot spring bath or visit the Aurora Ice Museum. At the Aurora Ice Museum, you can also choose to taste Apple Martini at your own expense ($15/cup, you must be 21 years old or older to purchase, please show a valid ID when you purchase).

* Apple Martini is not recommended if you are going to have a spa experience later.

00:30 Meet at the Spa Resort's Activities Center

02:00-02:45 Return to Fairbanks Downtown hotel and Airport.

Notes

1. Please prepare your swimming suit and quarters for the locker, and slippers if need.

2. Please note your swim time if you have cardiovascular disease.

3. Guests under 18 years old are NOT allowed in the outdoor pool.

4. No signal is received at the Resort. You can purchase the WIFI service at the front desk or the Activities Center.

5. When the aurora is out, please do not use flash, headlights, flashlights, etc., so as not to affect other people's aurora viewing and photographing.

6. Please follow the instruction of our staff and stay in the designated area, and DO NOT disturb the guests staying in the Chena Hot Springs; It is strictly forbidden to enter the accommodation area without permission.

7. Please help the driver to keep clean for our shuttle, take your personal trash after you leave.

8. NO smoking in the shuttle.

9. The Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon. There is no way for us to guarantee that you will see the Aurora. We will try our best to provide premier locations for viewing where the Aurora should come out. Please check weather and Aurora reports before booking your tour. If the Aurora does not appear, your money will not be refunded.

10. Please print and carry this E-Voucher along with a valid photo identification (Passport, State ID, Drivers License).

11. The time in itinerary is only for reference, which may vary based on the actual situation.

Sightseeing
Chena Hot Springs Resort

Chena Hot Springs

Duration: 17:30 - 03:00 (9.5 hours)

Departure: 8/21/2019-4/10-2020, Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday


Chena Hot Springs is an unincorporated community in the Fairbanks North Star Borough that is renowned for its hot springs and private resort. These destinations, in addition to a campground, are located at the end of Chena Hot Springs Road, a forest-flanked paved road that parallels the Chena River, 56 miles east of the Steese Highway and Fairbanks. The recreation area is home to some of the best hiking, canoeing, public-use cabins and fishing in the area.


Depart at 17:30, head to Chena Hot Springs Resort, arrive at around 18:30.

Our tour guide will give you a tour of the Resort, and redeem the ticket for you. You can arrange your own time to take a hot spring bath or visit the Aurora Ice Museum. At the Aurora Ice Museum, you can also choose to taste Apple Martiniat your own expense ($15/cup at your own expense, you must be 21 years old or older to purchase, please show a valid ID when you purchase).

* Apple Martini is not recommended if you are going to have a spa experience later.

00:30 Meet at the Spa Resort's Activities Center

02:00-02:45 Return to Fairbanks Downtown hotel and Airport.

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Aurora Ice Museum

Aurora 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.

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Meals
Pricing
Inclusions

    1. Round trip transportation from Fairbanks hotels

    2. Admissions to Chena Hot Springs, Aurora Ice Museum

    3. English-speaking tour guide, bilingual driver

Exclusions

    1. Meals (Vegan food options available)

    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.)

    * Tour guide and driver, Min. $10/person

    4. Optional Tours (Prices are only for reference and subject to change without prior notice. Please pay in cash to the tour guide upon arrival.)

     * Apple Martini (in Aurora Ice Museum, 21+) - $15/person

Departure Points
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Region Departure Point Departure
Fairbanks

La Quinta/Pike’s/Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge/Sophie Station

La Quinta/Pike’s/Best Western/Sophie Station

Please reach the hotel hall 10 minutes in advance and kindly wait. If you do not show on time, our guide will regard you as giving up the tour.

17:00
Fairbanks

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center/Clarion Hotel & Suites

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center/Clarion Hotel & Suites

Please reach the hotel hall 10 minutes in advance and kindly wait. If you do not show on time, our guide will regard you as giving up the tour.

17:15
Fairbanks

Springhill Suites by Marriot

575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Please reach the hotel hall 10 minutes in advance and kindly wait. If you do not show on time, our guide will regard you as giving up the tour.

17:20
Fairbanks

Holiday Inn Express & Suites/Hampton Inn & Suites/Candlewood Suite

Holiday Inn Express & Suites/Hampton Inn & Suites/Candlewood Suite

Please reach the hotel hall 10 minutes in advance and kindly wait. If you do not show on time, our guide will regard you as giving up the tour.

17:30

**Please reach to the departure points at least 10-15 minutes early.

Booking Info
Reminder

    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. Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

    7. Please print and carry this E-Voucher along with a valid photo identification (Passport, State ID, Drivers License).

    8. National Park Pass / City Pass / Entry Tickets / Annual or Season Passes / Senior Pass (or) any admission tickets to attractions purchased on your own are not allowed on this tour. All mandatory / optional tour services, have to be purchased as instructed in the exclusions section.

    9. Please the safety of your luggage always, especially in public areas. The tour operator or the tour guide can not be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings.

    10. You will be refunded if cancel due to extremely weather; 

    11. Please DO NOT enter accommodation area without the invitation;

    12. Please help the driver to keep clean for our shuttle, take your personal trash after you leave.;

    13. NO smoking in the shuttle; 

    14. Please be on time, there is no refund due to personal reason missing the shuttle;

    15. The driver has right to change the speed depending on the real road condition, which may be earlier or later than the schedule.

    16. When the aurora is out, please do not use flash, headlights, flashlights, etc., so as not to affect other people's aurora viewing and photographing.

    17. The Aurora Borealis is a natural phenomenon. There is no way for us to guarantee that you will see the Aurora. We will try our best to provide premier locations for viewing where the Aurora should come out. Please check weather and Aurora reports before booking your tour. If the Aurora does not appear, your money will not be refunded.

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.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 08 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.


5 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date all of tour cost paid will be refunded
4 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 31 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 08 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 3 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 4 days prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 4 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

If the modification happens on the following optional tours you have paid, the fee for the optional tours and the 1st night hotel will be nonrefundable:

  - Alaska Winter Train Ticket

  - Arctic Circle Aurora Drive Adventure

  - Arctic Circle Aurora Fly Drive Adventure

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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