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Today, we will enjoy Alaska’s favorite sport - dog sledding! Salmon Berry Tours will pick you up at your Anchorage hotel and take you north to mushing country. This adventure is 2-1/2 hours of riding the runners, running the trails, meeting the four-legged athletes, and touring the kennels, with plenty of time for pictures with the dogs. Be sure to dress warm. Supplemental mushing attire will be provided for you if needed. Your Salmon Berry Tours guide will provide you with...
Today, we will enjoy Alaska’s favorite sport - dog sledding! Salmon Berry Tours will pick you up at your Anchorage hotel and take you north to mushing country. This adventure is 2-1/2 hours of riding the runners, running the trails, meeting the four-legged athletes, and touring the kennels, with plenty of time for pictures with the dogs. Be sure to dress warm. Supplemental mushing attire will be provided for you if needed. Your Salmon Berry Tours guide will provide you with transportation into Talkeetna & the rest of the evening is yours to enjoy until our Northern Lights Tour begins! Lunch is included.
Tonight, we’ll go in search of the elusive Aurora Borealis! Dinner in this quaint town at the Talkeetna Roadhouse will get all of us warmed up with homemade soup, pastries and hot chocolate. From the Roadhouse, we will walk/snowshoe to the river where we will have the best view of the Northern Lights. A visit with the Star Lady is included and she will tell us all about our Alaskan sky and the Aurora Borealis phenomenon!
Hotel Pickup in Anchorage,
Lunch along the way,
Dog Sledding at Dallas Seavey Racing,
Dinner in Talkeetna,
Star Lady presentation and snowshoe walk (conditions permitting), and
Overnight in Talkeetna, Alaska
NOTE: Rooms are shared bath accommodations. If you wish for a private bathroom, please ask us about a private-bath upgrade for an additional $50 per person.
Wake up to an Alaskan-sized breakfast at the famous Talkeetna Roadhouse. Featured on both the Travel Channel and the Food Network for their casual family style dining and delicious hand-made food, the Talkeetna Roadhouse has been serving travelers and locals alike since the gold rush days! After breakfast, your guide will escort you (and your luggage) to the rail platform. The train will come by at 11:15 & head north into Fairbanks.
Family-style Breakfast in Talkeetna,
Alaska Railroad journey from Talkeetna to Fairbanks,
Complimentary hotel shuttle in,
The morning is yours in Fairbanks! Check out the local shops, or the fudge shop near the hotel in your free time. At 3pm, a professional Salmon Berry guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you out to the famous Chena Hot Springs for a fun and informative evening. We will tour the world-class 'ice hotel', take a short walk to an awesome aurora viewing spot, and enjoy the healing waters of the mineral hot springs in Alaska's great outdoors. Don't forget your swim suit and towel! Your guide will be there to direct you through each activity, and then we will head back to Fairbanks in the wee hours of the morning, doing some aurora viewing on the way, if mother nature gives us a good show! Our approximate arrival time back into Fairbanks is between 2:00 and 3:00am the following morning.
Continental breakfast at the hotel,
Chena Hot Springs aurora tour with hotel pickup,
Ice Museum tour,
Swim pass for the hot springs (18 and older only),
Time for dinner on your own and aurora viewing at Chena,
On today's Arctic Circle Tour, you will receive your Arctic Circle Certificate as you cross this geographic marker. Enroute, enjoy what the interior of Alaska has to offer, including the Yukon River, the Trans-Alaskan pipeline, and the plateau of Finger Mountain. Your local guide will provide hot drinks for your comfort in the warm touring van, while sharing stories and information about the true arctic and the northern lights along the way. If the aurora comes out for your viewing pleasure, your guide will stop for photos and viewing of this phenomenon. The Arctic Circle is the best place to look for and enjoy the Northern Lights!
Continental Breakfast at the hotel,
Arctic Circle Aurora Tour with hotel pickup,
Lunch & dinner during the tour,
You can customize your departure today to fly straight home, or add on a flight to Anchorage to this package. This package price does NOT include the short flight from Fairbanks to Anchorage; however, if you do choose to fly back to Anchorage, we can assist in this reservation. Rates start at $150 per person plus taxes and fees. Please schedule your departure flight for 6am or LATER... your aurora tour does not return until the early hours of this morning!
Continental Breakfast at the hotel
Multi-Day Itinerary Cancellation Policy: A 50% deposit is required to start the booking process. Remainder is due 60 days prior to travel. Cancellations must be made in writing (email, fax, or mail). Processing fee of $100 per guest applies for cancellations more than 60 days before travel, or 50% of total if received less than 60 days from travel. No refund applies if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to travel.
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Our guest had booked the vacation of a lifetime and the ultimate Alaska package. She had to cancel the trip a week before it began due to unfortunate circumstances.
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