The only thing that constitutes a ‘city’ in interior Alaska, Fairbanks often feels more like a crossroads than a conventional metropolis. But at the nexus of some truly epic routes – north to the Arctic, east to Canada and south to Denali, the mix of people in this once-rough-and-ready gold-rush town is rarely boring. This tour is mixed with its natural wildlife and very exclusive Aurora Borealis Dinner for your enjoyment while waiting for the Northern Lights to dance!
Upon arrival you will be met by your private driver-guide and will be transferred to your hotel, relax and waiting to watch Northern Lights.
Fairbanks to Denali, North America’s tallest peak
Breakfast at the hotel, take a private tour to Denali, about 2 hours. Afternoon, leisure in the Denali National Park and Preserve which is a 6 million acres of Alaska’s interior wilderness. Its centerpiece is 20,310-ft.-high Denali (fka Mount McKinley), North America’s tallest peak. With terrain of tundra, spruce forest and glaciers, the park is home to wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, moose, caribou and Dall sheep. Popular means of exploration are biking, backpacking and hiking, on maintained trails or in backcountry. Over night close to National Park.
Denali to Fairbanks, Aurora Borealis Dinner
After breakfast, you have to join a small group of Tundra Wilderness tour, about 6 to 8 hours. Return to Fairbanks in the late afternoon. Then wait another departure to enjoy your Aurora Borealis Dinner. Enjoy a home cooked meal and wonderful entrees. While waiting for the Aurora Borealis enjoy a lively conversation about dog mushing, Alaska facts, and native stories of the northern lights.
Explore life on the edge, living off the grid and close to nature. There are no public utilities in the neighborhood. Large north facing windows allow you to view the aurora from the warmth of the cabin, but most people want to enjoy the dancing of the Northern Lights on the spacious outdoor viewing area. A variety of entertainment is in place for your enjoyment while waiting for the Northern Lights to dance.
Fairbanks, Chena Hot Springs
Morning Fairbanks City Tour including Morris Thompson Visitor’s Center and Museum of the North. In the afternoon, you are going to visit to Chena Hot Springs, about 1.5 hours drive one way. Founded over 100 years ago, Chena Hot Springs is the most developed hot springs destination in Alaska. World famous for it's legendary healing mineral waters. This evening enjoy aurora viewing away from the city lights of Fairbanks.
Pike’s Waterfront Lodge is located outside of the city and away from the lights, wide open areas ensure a perfect view of the Alaska sky. Marvel at the beauty of the Alaskan northern lights from the warmth of the lodge. You may also step outside to find the best conditions and take your dream pictures of the aurora borealis.
After breakfast, your guide will transfer you to the airport. Charlotte Travel is happy to arrange your next destinations afterward.
DetailsContact us about this itinerary
- Day 1 Pike’s Waterfront Lodge
- Day 2 Denali Park Village
- Day 3 Pike’s Waterfront Lodge
- Day 4 Pike’s Waterfront Lodge
- 4 Nights Hotel accommodations as listed or similar including daily breakfast
- Private arrival transfer from Fairbanks airport to hotel
- Services of a private driver-guide for entire trip
- Denali National Park Tundra Wilderness Tour including snack box (not private)
- Aurora Dinner from Fairbanks (not private)
- Fairbanks City Tour including admissions to the Morris Thompson Visitor’s Center and Museum of the North
- Chena Hot Springs Pool Pass
- Evening aurora viewing from Fairbanks (not private)
- Private transfer from hotel to Fairbanks airport
- All applicable taxes and fees