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【5-Day】Arctic Circle, Chena Hot Springs Aurora Tour (1 Night Stay at Borealis Basecamp) from Fairbanks (with airport transfer) - Tour Code: 6825

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Start City: Fairbanks End City: Fairbanks

Duration: 5 Day(s) Language: Chinese&English Airport Pickup: Yes

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☆ Tours with Borealis Basecamp stay tend to sell out quickly! Recommend booking now for you winter vacation.

☆ Exclusive 1-Night stay at Borealis Basecamp Dome

☆ Includes 1 dinner & 4 breakfast

☆ Check Tour with 2 Nights Stay at Borealis Basecamp Dome & 2 Nights at Chena Hot Springs 【5-Day】Fairbanks Aurora Borealis Basecamp (2 Nights Dome Stay) Tour from Fairbanks (with Airport Transfers)

Experience the glory of Northern Lights! Check the video


Itinerary

Day 1: Home - Fairbanks

Summary of The Day

Welcome to Alaska! Fairbanks’ location is ideal for experiencing northern lights viewing because it is under the “Auroral Oval,” a ring-shaped zone over the far north where aurora activity is concentrated. Additionally, Fairbanks’ low precipitation and distance from coastal areas contribute to consistently clear nights. All these combined variables makes Fairbanks an outstanding destination for viewing aurora borealis.

Accommodation

Hotel Accommodation:

SpringHill Suites by Marriot Fairbanks

Contact number: +1 (907)451-6552

Address: 575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701

We offer shuttle from airport to hotel at 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm, 9pm.

If you are not arriving on above mentioned timings, please call hotel front desk after arrival for free shuttle arrangement (Mention your pick-up time, number and name of customers)

Complimentary Aurora Viewing + Dinner

If you arrive the Fairbanks airport or SpringHill Suites by Marriot Fairbanks by 18:00, you can take the Borealis Shuttle to the Basecamp for welcome dinner and aurora viewing (value $145). You will be back to the hotel at around 3:00 AM next morning.

Sightseeing
The polar Aurora Observation cabin

Aurora Viewing

It may take one hour driving (depending on the road conditions). Upon arrival, welcome to our yurt to have rest, includes snacks, hot drinks, and a variety of entertainment games. DVD’s featuring fascinating video and information on the Aurora Borealis are available for viewing. Once the Aurora is out, you can enjoy this magical phenomenon right from inside the yurt or by an outdoor spacious viewing area.

Your return shuttle is scheduled at 02:00 AM, will be back to the town at around 3:00 AM.


Our yurt for aurora viewing is located at the Borealis Basecamp siting on the mountain ridges surrounding Fairbanks. It is away from the light pollution and noise of the city, not only enjoy the brilliant auroras, but also activities provided. Through the video played in the Borealis Basecamp, you may learn more of the aurora borealis. Additionally, there is the professional aurora photograph, you may have your own photo under the northern lights (extra charge).

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Meals
Hotel (included)
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks

Day 2: Fairbanks - Dalton Highway/Arctic Circle Tour - Fairbanks

Summary of The Day

Schedule for the Day:

9:45 AM, We will leave Fairbanks and continue our journey to the North. First stop will be at Alyeska Pipeline Visitor's Center, and then make a quick stop at Hilltop Gas Station where you can use the restroom and buy some snacks.

12:30 pm, we will reach the rugged Dalton Highway, where we will stop for the photo with the Dalton Highway Sign for around 15 mins. Then we will continue to the Yukon River Camp which we will reach around 2:20 PM (depending on road conditions).Enjoy a quick hot meal and continue our journey to the Arctic Circle around 4:50 PM. On our return trip, we will make a quick stop once more at Yukon River to use restroom.

Finally We will arrive at Borealis Basecamp at around 9:30 PM.

Notes

1.Be prepared this tour is a total of 10-hours van expedition, feel free to bring your snacks and beverages.

2. Restroom with fresh water available 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 and Drive tour, $225 per person.

Sightseeing
Arctic Circle Day Trip from Fairbanks

Arctic Circle Drive Tour

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 offer more time to experience the expansive landscapes and fascinating cultures unique to Alaska’s Arctic in the short-day.

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Dalton Highway

Dalton Highway

Dalton Highway, is a 414-mile (666 km) road in Alaska. It begins at the Elliott Highway, north of Fairbanks, and ends at Dead horse near the Arctic Ocean. The highway - built in 1974 to facilitate the pipeline’s construction - is mostly used only by truckers carrying supplies to oilfield workers in Dead horse.

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Fly Arctic Circle

Optional: Upgrade to Arctic Circle Fly and Drive Tour

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

Take a safe and comfortable small aircraft, with a roaring motor, overlooking the polar scenery from high altitude. Arrive at the famous campsite, Coldfoot Camp, and send a postcard at the northernmost post office in the United States. Drive back to Fairbanks and follow the famous Dolton Highway. Visit the Arctic Circle signboard. Announced the conquest of the frozen Arctic and get an Arctic Circle Expedition Certificate. On the way, visit the Yukon River, the fifth-largest river in North America, and walk through Alaska’s oil pipelines along the north and south, as well as the beautiful natural scenery along the route. Arrive and explore the mysterious Arctic region, experience the earth’s most primitive landforms, and meet the polar animals. Stay away from the hustle and bustle of life and feel the peace of the earth.

Schedule:

At 12:00 noon, the tour guide will take you to the airport and take the 1:00 PM flight to the airport "Coldfoot Camp". The estimated flight time is 1 hour and 10 minutes. After landing, you will take a bus to Camp Coldfoot Camp, where you will have 1 hour free time to send postcards at the northernmost post office in the United States and enjoy delicious food at the campsite restaurant. .

Plan 15:30 ride back to Fairbanks (use the restroom and buy snacks before we head for a long-distance travel). It is expected that the sign of the Arctic Circle will arrive at 17:50. We will issue you the Arctic Circle Expedition Certificate to commemorate your conquest of the Polar Expedition (no less than 15 minutes).

Afterwards, it will continue southwards and it is expected to arrive at the Yukon River Camp at 21:30. After a short break here, we will continue to proceed. Expect to arrive at the Northern Lights Camp at 23:30, where you can take an optional Aurora Observatory ($50.00/person) at your own expense. If you choose to return to the city, you are expected to arrive in downtown Fairbanks at 00:30.

Tips:

1. According to the relevant regulations, please provide accurate weight information when you book, thank you for your understanding and cooperation;

2. The upgrade fee does not include: lunch and dinner and other personal food and beverage expenses; and other personal expenses, driver guide ($10 per person) Tips for pilots ($10 per person).

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Meals
Hotel (included)
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks

Day 3: Fairbanks – Santa Claus House – Home

Summary of The Day

We will departure from the hotel at 13:00. Then we will visit the Santa Claus House and Museum of the North.

At 17:30, we will head to Chena Hot Spring Resort.

Notes

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

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

3. Outside pool is closed for person under 18 years of age

4. Cell phone service at the Resort is limited to ACS Alaska and Verizon networks. There is internet service available at the Resort in the Activity Center, Aurora Cafe, Pool, and the Main Lodge which includes the Front Desk, Gift Shop, Restaurant and Lounge.

Sightseeing
Santa Claus House

Santa Claus House

It's Christmas year-round in North Pole, Alaska—just 20 minutes away from Fairbanks. You'll find candy canes painted on city streets and holiday parades in the month of July. And at the hub of the festivities is Santa Claus House, a frontier general store and post office turned holiday shop. The postal tradition lives on—official Letters from Santa are postmarked from the North Pole and stamped with an official Santa seal. And today, the store includes live reindeer, a coffee shop, holiday gift items, the world's largest Santa statue and, in summer months and over holidays you can see Santa himself. If it is closed, you will walk around in North Pole enjoying the Reindeer, and take photos with the world's largest santa.

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Chena Hot Spring Cabin

Chena Hot Springs + Aurora Viewing

Time: 17:30 - 03:00 (6.5 hours)

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.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Fairbanks , OR Similar

Day 4: Free day in Fairbanks - Borealis Basecamp

Summary of The Day

Enjoy a free day to explore the winter Alaska!

Note

Borealis Basecamp Dome will be arranged on any of the 1 nights during this whole trip based on the availability of the Dome. But it will be guaranteed 1 night stay at the Dome.

Sightseeing
Dog Sledding

Optional Activity: Dog Sledding in Winter / Dog Cart in Autumn

Dog Cart (9/1/2018-11/15/2018)

Dog Sledding (11/15/2018-4/10/2019)

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 rush of a brisk 30-minute sled ride through the beautiful forests of Alaska. Your musher will also help take photos for you.


Tour pick-ups begin at 10:00 AM. Please be ready in the lobby of your hotel. You will travel to the outskirts of town, a journey which will last about 1 hour depending on road conditions.

After arrival, you will be able to take photos with the dogs, enjoy some hot drinks while being assigned to a sled. Your ride will last 30 minutes. Depending on the size of your group, there may be more than 1 round of sleds that go out before you depart to return to Fairbanks. Usually, time on site is about 1 hour, after which you will return to your hotel where you can rejoin the tour for lunch and the Fairbanks City Tour in the afternoon.


*The sleds on this tour variously accommodate 2-4 people and are assigned by weight and the musher's knowledge of the dogs. You will need to share your sled with other people.


Inclusions: Round trip transportation, musher service, and driving, hot drinks, a blanket for your legs.

Exclusions: Warm clothes, meals, tips for driver and guide ($5 and above is the suggested tip per guest per activity.)

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Snowmobile

Optional Activity: Snow Machine Tour (11/15/2018-4/10/2019)

Duration: 1 hour

Snow machines make ordinary back country travel feel like an adventure. Guests can take a guided trip across the snowy surface, with photo-op stops at the Trans Alaska Pipeline and other notable natural features along the trail. No experience? No problem. Every snow machine trip includes gear and an introductory lesson, plus a savvy guide to assist guests along every mile of the trip.

* Minimum age – 18. This tour is designed for 2 people share one sled, if the reservation for single, you may share the sled with other.


Inclusions: Round trip transportation from selected hotels; snow machine guided tour, helmet, gloves, parka, pants and boots

Exclusions: Tips for the guide. ($5 and above is the suggested tip per guest)

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Aurora Dome

Accommodation: Borealis Basecamp Dome

Borealis Basecamp began with one man’s dream, when a passionate Alaskan decided he wanted to share the area’s unforgettable scenery, people, and adventures with the rest of the world. This dream turned into a reality with the goal of providing its customers the best immersive experience in North America.


The absolute best overnight Aurora viewing in Fairbanks Alaska!!! Borealis Basecamp offers the only clear roofed igloos in all of Alaska. The wrap around clear ceiling gives you unsurpassed views of our wintry wonderland and the amazing Aurora Borealis. With private bath and kitchenette this dome makes a perfect spot for an extended stay.

Address: 2640 Himalaya Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99701

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Borealis Basecamp

Day 5: Borealis Basecamp - Home

Summary of The Day

Today is departure day and time to say goodbye. As there are no activities planned, you are able to depart the hotel at any time. Check out time is 11:00 AM.

Note

If you are departing later, you can arrange to store your luggage at the hotel and take the optional activities.


Note

The shuttle bus departs at 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM and 8:15 PM from Borealis Basecamp to Fairbanks airport.

Sightseeing
Ice Fishing

Optional Activity: Ice Fishing

Duration: 5 hours

In Alaska, rivers and lakes freeze over from November to March. The ice can reach a thickness of almost 3 feet and it provides a great environment for one of the favorite winter pastimes in Alaska- ice fishing. Sit in the warmth of a small ice house and peer into the mysterious green color of the ice and water below. Our local fishing guide will teach you the tricks of ice-fishing and if you catch a fish you can grill it up on the spot.


Departures: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

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Pricing
Inclusions

    1. 3-night accommodation with Queen Bed in Fairbanks

    2. 1-night accommodation in Borealis Basecamp (We offer the extra twin-size rolling bed if you have 3 people staying in the same room.)

    3. Local English-speaking tour guide

    4. Hotel's continental breakfast

    5. Airport transfer service

    6. Entrance Fees: Arctic Circle Adventure, Borealis Shuttle Round Trip (between Fairbanks and Borealis Basecamp), University of Alaska Museum of the North  

Exclusions

    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 service and activities, $5/person/day

    4. 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.

    5. Optional Tours (Prices are only for reference and subject to change without prior notice. Please select and pay at the time of booking or pay in cash to the tour guide upon arrival.)

      * Upgrade to Arctic Circle Fly Drive (9/20/2018 - 4/21/2019) - $225 per person

      * Dog Cart in Autumn (9/1/2018-11/15/2018) - $99+ per person

      * Dog Sledding in Winter (11/15/2018-4/10/2019) - $129+ per person

      * Dog Sledding under Aurora (11/15/2018-4/10/2019) - $180 per person

      * Snow Machine Tour (11/15/2018-4/10/2019) - $149 per person

      * Aurora Borealis viewing - $79 per person

     * Ice fishing (11/15/2018-4/10/2019) - $149 per person, Fishing license - $30 per person

      * Snow Shoes Tour - $10 per person

    * All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Tour (9/1/2018-31/1/2019, 14+) - $149 per person

Booking Info
Reminder

    1. There is only one round trip of Borealis Shuttle bus between Borealis Basecamp and Fairbanks for each reservation.

    2. Please book the shuttle bus 7 days prior to travel, otherwise, you may be not allowed board the shuttle.

    3. Early check-in at all the hotels is subject to availability & cannot be guaranteed by the tour operator.

    4. Standard check-in time is 15:00 HRS & check-out time is 12:00 HRS.

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

    6. Please show your printed confirmation page to check-in your Welcome Dinner. If you miss the Welcome Dinner, the fee is not refundable.

    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.

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.

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
62 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 45% of tour cost paid will be refunded
61 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 7 days prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 7 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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