A Journey to The Northern Lights in Alaska
Join Fr. Timothy Martinez on a Journey to The Northern Lights in Alaska!
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Today we take our flights to Fairbanks. Upon arrival we transfer by shuttle to our lodging.
After a free morning, we have Mass at St. Rafael Church before transferring to Murphy Dome for a chance to experience the stunning natural beauty of Alaska. Located just north of Fairbanks, Murphy Dome is a popular destination for aurora borealis viewing due to its high elevation and clear views of the night sky.
This morning we have Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral that is known for its unique design that incorporates traditional Catholic and Native Alaskan elements. We then transfer to the River Walk. The River Walk in Fairbanks is a scenic trail that spans approximately three miles along the Chena River. The trail offers stunning views of the river, with opportunities to spot wildlife such as moose and bald eagles.
This morning we have Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, a historic Catholic church located in the heart of downtown Fairbanks, Alaska. The church was built in 1904 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its Gothic architecture, beautiful stained-glass windows, and serene interior make it a must-see attraction for visitors to Fairbanks. Rest of the day free.
Drive to North Pole, a charming town located just 20 minutes from Fairbanks, and visit Santa Claus House, where you can meet Santa and his elves and shop for holiday gifts. We will have Mass at St. Nicholas Church before returning to Fairbanks.
Free morning. In the afternoon we will transfer to Borealis Basecamp where we will check into our Arctic Igloo for an evening of Aurora viewing.
Hit the trail and experience the Alaska backcountry. Today is your 1-hour UTV tour and 1 hour Alaska Sled Dog experience. Meet real Alaskan racing sled dogs and learn about life on the trail, then enjoy a 30-minute-long dog karting tour through the Borealis Forest. Gear is provided at the activities desk, and your tour guides will provide you with an introductory lesson on how to safely use your UTV. After lunch, grab a trail map or fat tire bikes from our guide staff and take off on an adventure through maintained trails throughout the property. Fat tire bikes are available for check-out from the activities desk free of charge during your entire stay. The evening is for your leisure. Enjoy the Aurora from your cozy igloo!
Return to Fairbanks: Check out is at 11:00am, and a Borealis Basecamp shuttle will take you back to Fairbanks. Free Afternoon.
After breakfast, we board our flight home, carrying with us memories and keepsakes that will last a lifetime
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