Day 1: Arrival in Anchorage
Welcome to Anchorage! Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to the centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip or start your independent exploration.
Day 2: Anchorage City Tour & Northern Lights Tour
Fuel on breakfast, as today you begin exploring awe-inspiring Alaska with a city tour of Anchorage. You will discover historic Ship Creek where Anchorage was first settled as a tent city in 1911. Then your guide will take you to Earthquake Park and Point Woronzof, where you can take in the Anchorage skyline's stunning view set against the backdrop of the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet.
Following the city tour, as the sun sets, your driver will take you to a special northern light viewing location*. Prepare to witness the most incredible natural phenomenon in a warm shelter, with snacks, and hot drinks. You won't have to worry about a thing, as your professional Alaskan Aurora guide will make sure you feel comfortable and stay warm while learning all about this spectacular light show in the sky. Bring your camera with you!
*Arranged only if the weather permits.
Day 3: Matanuska Glacier Winter Tour
Have you ever walked on a thousand-year-old glacier? Well, today is your day. Set your alarm early for today, and don't miss it, as a long and exciting day of hiking in the great Alaskan outdoors is ahead.
Following breakfast, you will make your way to Alaska's largest glacier - Matanuska, and enjoy a full day of sightseeing and immersive activities. You will walk on the glacial ice, learn about the formation of this outstanding natural monument, spot brown bears, wolves, bison, and belugas.
After the tour, you will return to your hotel.
Day 4: Panoramic train Ride to Fairbanks
Following breakfast, you check out and meet the driver for your departure.
We hope you love train rides as much as we do, as around 8 in the morning you board the Denali Star train, taking you on one of the most scenic train rides in the world.
Bringing a book or another way to occupy yourself might not even be needed as the views from the outside will keep you peeled to your big panoramic window.
You will witness amazing sceneries during your 11-hour train ride from the comfort of your adventure class car. They include winding Indian, Susitna, and Knik Rivers, the expansive sight of Hurricane Gulch from the top of a 296-foot bridge (a view to remember), as well as the backdrop of the Chugach mountains.
Train Denali Star
Day 4: Arrival in Fairbanks
Welcome to Fairbanks! Upon arrival, your driver transfers you to the centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip or start your independent exploration.
Day 5: Fairbanks Tour & Aurora Ice Fishing
Another well-balanced sightseeing day awaits you - a taste of urban city life and another chance to see northern lights.
Your day starts with a guided excursion around Fairbanks. A local tour guide will take you to some of the must-see attractions in the city, including the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. Besides, you also see the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the world’s largest pipeline, and wrap up your tour at the Santa Claus House in the North Pole.
Enhance today's program by adding a couple of interesting optional activities to your itinerary:
- Visiting a Reindeer Farm (experience is geared towards adults);
- Visiting the Alaska Museum of the North.
The real fun is about to begin as you experience something new for the first time - Ice Fishing complimented by northern lights show in the sky. This experience will include not only a guide, fishing gear, and license, but also tasty fish snacks, as well as some hot beverages to keep you warm and cozy in the fishing hut.
Day 6: Chena’s Hot Springs and Dogsledding
By this point in your tour, you would have already seen some of Alaska's best features - the incredible sceneries, northern lights show, majestic wildlife, and engaging cultures of the cities. However, there are a couple of essential Alaskan things left for you to experience - dog sledding and hot springs.
Thus, following breakfast, prepare for another incredible day in Alaska. You will enjoy a tranquil relaxation at the Chena Hotsprings and a memorable ride with a Sprint dog kennel afterward.
Day 7: Arctic Circle Tour & Overnight at the Camp
This morning, you leave Fairbanks behind as your driver takes you towards Lattitude 66N - the Arctic Circle. The journey ahead is 5 hours long yet fulfilling. You will go along the Dalton Highway, also known as the “Haul Road” by the Ice Road Truckers, cross the mighty Yukon River, and see the remote wilderness of Alaska.
Upon crossing the Arctic Circle, you will stop to celebrate and take photos. Afterward, your driver will take you to the charming northern village of Coldfoot, where you will spend the night like a local - at the rustic Alaskan camp. By the way, the food at the camp is exceptional!
As a side note, we have considered that traveling this far out in wintertime might present some issues. Hence, to give you some peace of mind - even though we have never experienced any emergencies, we always carry a piece of emergency equipment on board. We also make sure to have a CB radio to communicate with traffic along the road, an Iridium satellite phone, and extra winter gear for guests.
Day 8 - From Coldfoot to Fairbanks
In the morning, after a delicious breakfast, you embark on a journey back to Fairbanks. Your driver will take you straight to the hotel around the afternoon, where you will check-in, freshen up and spend the rest of the day as you wish! It might be a good time to do some souvenir shopping before departure tomorrow.
Day 9 - Departure
After breakfast, you have a private transfer to the airport. We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your Alaskan vacation.
We wish you a safe flight home and hope to see you again on one of our tours in the near future!
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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