Multi-Day Tour | Independent

Aurora at Black Rapids (6 days)

Entrée Alaska

Fairbanks, AK, United States To Fairbanks, AK, United States

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Apr 2019


Day 1
Fairbanks, AK United States
Pike's Waterfront Lodge None

Upon your arrival at the Fairbanks Airport, you’ll be met by your driver and transported to your hotel. Explore the surrounding area; build a snowman, stroll the snowy Chena riverside or curl up fireside. If you’re keen to start your Aurora viewing, we’ll send you into the backcountry for an up close and personal preview of the northern lights. Accommodations are at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge in a Fireplace Room.

Day 2
Delta Junction, AK United States
The Lodge at Black Rapids Lunch, Dinner

This morning a shuttle will pick you up for your two-hour journey to The Lodge at Black Rapids. Following the Alaska Pipeline and the mighty Tanana River, you’ll pass historic roadhouses. Your final destination is The Lodge at Black Rapids, sharing space with the restored Rapids Roadhouse. Accommodations are at The Lodge at Black Rapids in a Lodge Room.

Day 3
Delta Junction, AK United States
The Lodge at Black Rapids Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Explore your very own wonderland as you meet sled dogs and go mushing with a professional Iditarod racer. Each evening sit back and take in Mother Nature’s ultimate show, the Aurora Borealis. Accommodations are at The Lodge at Black Rapids in a Lodge Room.

Day 4
Delta Junction, AK United States
The Lodge at Black Rapids Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Explore snowy trails by ski, snowshoes and sleds with knowledgeable guides, or drop a line through a nearby frozen lake on an ice fishing excursion. Each evening sit back and take in Mother Nature’s ultimate show, the Aurora Borealis. Accommodations are at The Lodge at Black Rapids in a Lodge Room.

Day 5
Delta Junction, AK United States
Fairbanks, AK United States
Pike's Waterfront Lodge Breakfast

After a hearty breakfast, your shuttle will transport you back to Fairbanks, where you’ll check back in to Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. After getting settled, you’ll be whisked away for a tour of the Fairbanks Ice Art Championships. Every year the world’s best ice artists gather in Fairbanks to compete in ice sculpting events, and you get a peek inside the action! Accommodations are at the Pike’s Waterfront Lodge in a Fireplace Room.

Day 6
Fairbanks, AK United States
Pike's Waterfront Lodge None

After breakfast your driver will pick you up for your private transfer to the Fairbanks Airport, where you’ll catch your returning flight(s) home. Safe travels!

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Marvel at Mother Nature’s nightly light show as you spend six days and five nights in Southcentral Alaska. You won’t be sitting around waiting for the aurora, instead you’ll enjoy countless winter activities at the all-season Lodge at Black Rapids. Meet friendly sled dogs, snowshoe through backcountry terrain and go ice fishing (or skating!) on nearby lakes.

About Us

In a region so undiscovered that it’s known as the ‘Last Frontier’, the team at Entrée Alaska are passionate explorers. We’re anglers, dog mushers and float plane enthusiasts. Alaska is a vast and complex region, and we specialize in making sense of it all, creating a meaningful connection between our guests, the local people and the land. We know the finest corners to fish, the remote regions to spot feeding grizzlies and the best lodges where the hosts live and breathe Alaskan hospitality. We live and breathe ‘wild’, giving our guests an insider’s glimpse into the some of the most unspoiled wilderness on earth.

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Perfect Alaska Itinerary

By: Jeff52

Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2014

Entrée Alaska put together the perfect week long Alaska trip for my brother and me. Everything was taken care of and it was a stress free experience. Each activity was exactly what we wanted to do and perfectly planned out. I still can’t believe we got to see Denali national park, fish for silver salmon, hike on a tundra, race Iditarod dogs, and have a helicopter tour of Prince William Sound all in six days. When our kayaking tour had to be cancelled last minute by a supplier, because of dangerous glacier conditions, we were contacted immediately. Entrée Alaska booked the helicopter tour for us in replacement, and it ended up being our favorite activity of the trip. Look no further when trying to decide how to put together a great Alaska vacation.
Travel Advisor:  Karen Lee-Ishmael

Great Trip Coordination

By: RandyU

Reviewed on: 23 Jul 2015

Entree Alaska handled the middle part of a 3 week adventure we just returned from. They handled transferring us from our cruise ship to Winterlake Lodge, then on to Redoubt Bay Lodge, and finally back to Anchorage for our flight out of Alaska. Everything came together very smoothly, we very much appreciated how they made it all so easy!
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

Exciting Excursions

By: SheWilt

Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

This team knows Alaska. All their recommendations were exactly what we wanted. Highly recommend
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

Alaska adventure

By: Tina

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

Entree crafted an excellent trip around all our wishes. They chose excellent accommodation, fishing trips, train trips and other activities and the timing was all important too. I couldn't have managed it on my own without the specialist knowledge. We especially appreciated their app which enabled the whole family to look at what we were doing each day and when, which kept us organized for our busy trip.
Travel Advisor:  Vanessa Genger
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Highly professional

By: fun traveler

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

Everything was taken care of for us. By the time we were ready to leave we didn't have to think or worry about anything. Everything, down to the smallest detail was thought of and worked beautifully. Our experience was wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Kathy Wilton
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Entree Delivers

By: Tripp

Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2017

Entree is top class. It was great to have a friendly face meet us at each destination. We really enjoyed their support ! I would recommend them to everyone !!!!
Travel Advisor:  Frances Boyce
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Entree Destinations

By: Bet

Reviewed on: 11 Oct 2017

We booked 6 excursions for a family of 9 at considerable expense. We were told we would have to supply our own car seat for one operator which was very inconvenient No one at Entree or Coastline we’re able to do anything to remediate this. Our excursions were wonderful except for Gastineau Guiding and I would not recommend . The guide was not interesting and they told us a car seat was not required in Alaska.
Travel Advisor:  Jay Johnson

Entree Alaska

By: Marcia

Reviewed on: 27 Aug 2017

We had a great experience with Entree. They were very approachable as we designed the trip, answering all questions quickly and completely. They prepared very complete travel documents which ensured that we were prepared. And, they were in touch with the various service providers along the way to make sure our trip went smoothly and answered my questions quickly when they arose during the trip.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen
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Entree Alaska Sheehan Family

By: Sheehan Alaska

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2018

Our experience with Entree Alaska was fantastic - everyone we met was warm, friendly, professional and every detail was attended to.
Travel Advisor:  Ellen Goldman


By: Grams

Reviewed on: 07 Aug 2018

BAC driver did not speak much English and had no information on the places we passed on the way to Anchorage. Wildlife Conservation Center a disappointment. 2 bears, 2 mangy dogs, and not much else. Aerial Tram view was excellent. Recommendation on above reserved.
Travel Advisor:  Peter Herff