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North to Alaska Adventure
SOLD OUT. WAIT LIST ONLY

February 12, 2023 - February 18, 2023

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Alaska is truly America’s last frontier–wild and untamed! You will experience all the magic of winter in Alaska on this HOP.

The Northern Lights are on most people’s bucket list and the best way to see these magical dancing lights is to be there in person.

Join your fellow Escapees and travel to Alaska to see the Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights.

Flying into Fairbanks, Alaska, this is a 6-night, 7-day journey which includes tours with local expert guides.

River in Alaska
The Ice Bar
2022 Alaska HOP - Curling!

Registration includes:

  • 6 nights – Lodge stays in a beautiful snow-covered country setting.
  • 7 days
  • 6 hearty homemade breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • Accommodations to/from airport
  • Sightseeing/transportation to the tours with professional driver and expert tour guides
  • Admissions to all the tours
  • Visit an Ice Sculpture Museum – see the delicate and detailed artwork in the ice sculptures. 
  • Sip an appletini in an ice-carved glass, at the ice bar, on ice seats. (Appletini not included in tour price)
  • Enjoy a dogsledding excursion through the snow-covered forest and learn about mushing and handling of these hard-working dogs.
  • Visit a Reindeer Farm. See, meet, and learn about reindeer. Lean how to properly pet/touch a reindeer. Did you know there was a correct way! 
  • Visit the Museum of the North
  • Tour Fairbanks and visit various well-known and historical sites in town
  • Visit the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and learn the history
  • Learn about the sport of Curling. Curling is more than what you would expect!
  • Learn about the different seasons in Alaska
  • Learn about native art, dance and music
  • Try your skills at snowshoeing!
  • Soak in a hot spring while surrounded by snow
  • Every night – weather permitting – see the Northern Lights!
  • On the way back to the lodge from the tours, watch for moose!
  • In the mornings, watch for Eagles!
  • Do not worry about falling asleep and missing the Northern Lights Our guide will wake us during the night, so we will not miss anything!
  • Transportation to/from lunch and dinners in town 
  • Explore the hiking trails from the lodge
  • Souvenir HOP name badge
  •  

If you are interested, there are extra activities for an additional charge. Let us know during registration which additional activities you would like to do.

Schedule subject to change without notice.  Rain or shine. This HOP includes considerable walking, often on uneven ground.

Pricing, Deposit and Insurance

Pricing only for land, lodge and tour bookings.

If you would like to have more than three (3) people in the room, please call the HOP department for pricing.

Insurance can be purchased anytime. See insurance link below.

Non-refundable Deposit Due at registration:

$600.00 per person double occupancy – Non-refundable

$600.00 single person per room – Non-refundable

Final Payment:  December 9, 2022

To register for this HOP, click the button below:

Registration for  this event opens on May 18, 10:00 a.m.

Note: the HOP may sell out online before you have a chance to register via phone.

The HOP Department:

936-755-1060

Or, email: registration@escapees.com

Ice Museum
Dog Sledding

Bring your camera for capturing those breathtaking photos of the Northern Lights!

Superb locations and unforgettable experiences await you on this North to Alaska Aurora Borealis aka Norther Lights HOP.

Return home with fond memories of exciting adventures and unique activities during your Northern Lights experience!

Reindeer Farm

Optional Adventures

Enhance your unique Alaskan experience by selecting optional activities to add to your tour package.  Try a new adventure with Snowmobiling aka Snow machining or Ice Fishing, led by top rated and local Alaskan guides. Take advantage of this time by making the most of your winter wonderland get away.

Ice Fishing  ($250.00 per person)

$15.00 for a license to fish.  (Go online and order Click: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=residentfishing.main )

All other equipment is furnished.

Please register for your Alaska fishing license before you arrive.

Click: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=residentfishing.main

Snowmobiling  ($250.00 per person)

Relaxing at the lodge

Cold equipment package ($135.00 per person for all week.)

The weather in Fairbanks during the winter regularly stays below 30 F and can get as low as -40 F, so it is always best to be prepared for extreme cold.

• For below zero weather: Parka, boots, hats, gloves, and pants.
• Order S,M,L,XL or XXL when purchasing your Alaska HOP.
• Or you can call Registration later and order the cold equipment package. Order must be before December 8, 2022.

Camera Rental (See Photos Below)

Photography Rental – DSLR Camera Set: $160.00

Nikon D3500, Nikkor 18 – 55 (F3.5 – 5.6), Nikkor 70 – 300 (F4.5 – 6.3), Batteries & SD Card & Tripod,

In a Manfroto Camera Backpack with batteries charged and ready to use.

Optional Lens for Northern Lights Photograph ($60)

Tamron 10 – 24 (F3.5 – 4.5) Wide Angle lens

Nikon DX wide angle lens for Aurora photography

Air Flights into / out of Fairbanks, Alaska

  • By booking your flight independently, it will save you money.
  • Once booked, you must let Escapees know your flight name, number, time and date of departure, and also your arrival information. This is important so we can add you to the tour list for your complimentary transfers. 
  • Please arrive in Fairbanks on Feburary 12, 2023, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You must let Escapees know your flight information for your complimentary transfers and tours.
  • If you arrive early or stay later, you can board a complimentary shuttle from the hotel to the airport.
  • You may consider flying into Fairbanks before February 12, 2023, to help eliminate any delays by air travel. After all, you will not want to miss and of the tours if your plane arrives late.
  • When you register for this HOP, you will receive important information needed for your visit.   
  • On February 18, 2023, make your arrangements to fly back to the U.S. after 11:00 a.m., as you will not want to miss breakfast on the last day! 

After registering – confirmation email

You will receive a confirmation email with all the dates, activities, and essential information about this HOP. 

Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. You can log on to your Escapees RV Club membership’s dashboard and change it if you would like. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam files, or email us at:  registration@escapees.com.

Land Cancellation Penalties

*All land tour cancellations must be advised in writing no later than November 11, 2022.

Note: This will not include any air charges, travel insurance, single rooms supplement and/or extra pre-or post-night options.

Disclosures

We strive to provide an exceptional and memorable experience; Alaskan wildlife and the Northern Lights encounters are not a 100% guarantee.
However, we will be traveling at peak times, going out for activities and staying a minimum of a few nights to optimize our chances of success. Not having an encounter is an extremely rare occurrence.
Occasionally days and times of tour activities can vary depending on circumstances with the weather, traffic, length of tours and our vendors.

Travel Insurance

We highly suggest you protect your investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance. 

If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, consider purchasing trip cancellation or interruption insurance. Insurance can also help with covering unexpected illnesses or emergencies while on the trip.

To learn more about or purchase Travel insurance, click the banner below.

COVID-19 Policy

NOTE: The below are for U.S. Land HOPs only

If you travel with Escapees HOPs on cruises or special adventure HOPs, we will supply the covid tour guidelines.

Escapees RV Club Covid Policy – https://escapees.com/coronavirus

More Information

To view upcoming HOPs

Visit the HOP Facebook page:

To join our discussion forum

Escapees Club News:  The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you via Club News.

Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items. If you want to stay updated, go to the right-hand side of this page and click on, Sign up for Club News

Please join the waitlist if this HOP sells out by completing the form below.

There are usually cancellations before the event date, so we will email you if a spot becomes available. At that time, you will have 48 hours to respond.
Note: please do not join the waitlist until the HOP is sold out. We will not receive entries before the HOP sells out.

Individual HOP Wait List

  • * If a spot opens up, we'll notify you by email and you'll have 48 hours to respond--so be sure to choose an email account that you check daily.
  • * Some RV Parks will charge for an extra Utility trailer or tow. If they do, please note there will be an extra charge.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

See you at the HOP!

Lisa Koca 

HOP Director

escapees.com/hops

For Cruise HOPs, call: 

Escapees Travel Agency 

855-757-8881 (Toll Free)

Escapees RV Club 

100 Rainbow Drive

Livingston, Texas 77351

escapees.com

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

Alaska is truly America’s last frontier–wild and untamed! You will experience all the magic of winter in Alaska on this HOP.

The Northern Lights are on most people’s bucket list and the best way to see these magical dancing lights is to be there in person.

Join your fellow Escapees and travel to Alaska to see the Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights.

Flying into Fairbanks, Alaska, this is a 6-night, 7-day journey which includes tours with local expert guides.

River in Alaska
The Ice Bar
2022 Alaska HOP - Curling!

Registration includes:

  • 6 nights – Lodge stays in a beautiful snow-covered country setting.
  • 7 days
  • 6 hearty homemade breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • Accommodations to/from airport
  • Sightseeing/transportation to the tours with professional driver and expert tour guides
  • Admissions to all the tours
  • Visit an Ice Sculpture Museum – see the delicate and detailed artwork in the ice sculptures. 
  • Sip an appletini in an ice-carved glass, at the ice bar, on ice seats. (Appletini not included in tour price)
  • Enjoy a dogsledding excursion through the snow-covered forest and learn about mushing and handling of these hard-working dogs.
  • Visit a Reindeer Farm. See, meet, and learn about reindeer. Lean how to properly pet/touch a reindeer. Did you know there was a correct way! 
  • Visit the Museum of the North
  • Tour Fairbanks and visit various well-known and historical sites in town
  • Visit the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and learn the history
  • Learn about the sport of Curling. Curling is more than what you would expect!
  • Learn about the different seasons in Alaska
  • Learn about native art, dance and music
  • Try your skills at snowshoeing!
  • Soak in a hot spring while surrounded by snow
  • Every night – weather permitting – see the Northern Lights!
  • On the way back to the lodge from the tours, watch for moose!
  • In the mornings, watch for Eagles!
  • Do not worry about falling asleep and missing the Northern Lights Our guide will wake us during the night, so we will not miss anything!
  • Transportation to/from lunch and dinners in town 
  • Explore the hiking trails from the lodge
  • Souvenir HOP name badge
  •  

If you are interested, there are extra activities for an additional charge. Let us know during registration which additional activities you would like to do.

Schedule subject to change without notice.  Rain or shine. This HOP includes considerable walking, often on uneven ground.

Pricing, Deposit and Insurance

Pricing only for land, lodge and tour bookings.

If you would like to have more than three (3) people in the room, please call the HOP department for pricing.

Insurance can be purchased anytime. See insurance link below.

Non-refundable Deposit Due at registration:

$600.00 per person double occupancy – Non-refundable

$600.00 single person per room – Non-refundable

Final Payment:  December 9, 2022

To register for this HOP, click the button below:

Registration for  this event opens on May 18, 10:00 a.m.

Note: the HOP may sell out online before you have a chance to register via phone.

The HOP Department:

936-755-1060

Or, email: registration@escapees.com

Ice Museum
Dog Sledding

Bring your camera for capturing those breathtaking photos of the Northern Lights!

Superb locations and unforgettable experiences await you on this North to Alaska Aurora Borealis aka Norther Lights HOP.

Return home with fond memories of exciting adventures and unique activities during your Northern Lights experience!

Reindeer Farm

Optional Adventures

Enhance your unique Alaskan experience by selecting optional activities to add to your tour package.  Try a new adventure with Snowmobiling aka Snow machining or Ice Fishing, led by top rated and local Alaskan guides. Take advantage of this time by making the most of your winter wonderland get away.

Ice Fishing  ($250.00 per person)

$15.00 for a license to fish.  (Go online and order Click: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=residentfishing.main )

All other equipment is furnished.

Please register for your Alaska fishing license before you arrive.

Click: http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=residentfishing.main

Snowmobiling  ($250.00 per person)

Relaxing at the lodge

Cold equipment package ($135.00 per person for all week.)

The weather in Fairbanks during the winter regularly stays below 30 F and can get as low as -40 F, so it is always best to be prepared for extreme cold.

• For below zero weather: Parka, boots, hats, gloves, and pants.
• Order S,M,L,XL or XXL when purchasing your Alaska HOP.
• Or you can call Registration later and order the cold equipment package. Order must be before December 8, 2022.

Camera Rental (See Photos Below)

Photography Rental – DSLR Camera Set: $160.00

Nikon D3500, Nikkor 18 – 55 (F3.5 – 5.6), Nikkor 70 – 300 (F4.5 – 6.3), Batteries & SD Card & Tripod,

In a Manfroto Camera Backpack with batteries charged and ready to use.

Optional Lens for Northern Lights Photograph ($60)

Tamron 10 – 24 (F3.5 – 4.5) Wide Angle lens

Nikon DX wide angle lens for Aurora photography

Air Flights into / out of Fairbanks, Alaska

  • By booking your flight independently, it will save you money.
  • Once booked, you must let Escapees know your flight name, number, time and date of departure, and also your arrival information. This is important so we can add you to the tour list for your complimentary transfers. 
  • Please arrive in Fairbanks on Feburary 12, 2023, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You must let Escapees know your flight information for your complimentary transfers and tours.
  • If you arrive early or stay later, you can board a complimentary shuttle from the hotel to the airport.
  • You may consider flying into Fairbanks before February 12, 2023, to help eliminate any delays by air travel. After all, you will not want to miss and of the tours if your plane arrives late.
  • When you register for this HOP, you will receive important information needed for your visit.   
  • On February 18, 2023, make your arrangements to fly back to the U.S. after 11:00 a.m., as you will not want to miss breakfast on the last day! 

After registering – confirmation email

You will receive a confirmation email with all the dates, activities, and essential information about this HOP. 

Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. You can log on to your Escapees RV Club membership’s dashboard and change it if you would like. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam files, or email us at:  registration@escapees.com.

Land Cancellation Penalties

*All land tour cancellations must be advised in writing no later than November 11, 2022.

Note: This will not include any air charges, travel insurance, single rooms supplement and/or extra pre-or post-night options.

Disclosures

We strive to provide an exceptional and memorable experience; Alaskan wildlife and the Northern Lights encounters are not a 100% guarantee.
However, we will be traveling at peak times, going out for activities and staying a minimum of a few nights to optimize our chances of success. Not having an encounter is an extremely rare occurrence.
Occasionally days and times of tour activities can vary depending on circumstances with the weather, traffic, length of tours and our vendors.

Travel Insurance

We highly suggest you protect your investment on this HOP by purchasing trip insurance. 

If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, consider purchasing trip cancellation or interruption insurance. Insurance can also help with covering unexpected illnesses or emergencies while on the trip.

To learn more about or purchase Travel insurance, click  below.

COVID-19 Policy

NOTE: The below are for U.S. Land HOPs only

If you travel with Escapees HOPs on cruises or special adventure HOPs, we will supply the covid tour guidelines.

Escapees RV Club Covid Policy – https://escapees.com/coronavirus

More Information

To view upcoming HOPs

Visit the HOP Facebook page:

To join our discussion forum

Escapees Events:  Click this link to see the upcoming Escapees events:  http://www.rvnetwork.com/forum/35-escapees-rv-club-events/

Escapees Club News:  The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you via Club News.

Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items.  If you would like to stay updated, go to: https://escapees.com/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the right side.

Please join the waitlist if this HOP sells out by completing the form below.

There are usually cancellations before the event date, so we will email you if a spot becomes available. At that time, you will have 48 hours to respond.
Note: please do not join the waitlist until the HOP is sold out. We will not receive entries before the HOP sells out.

Individual HOP Wait List

  • * If a spot opens up, we'll notify you by email and you'll have 48 hours to respond--so be sure to choose an email account that you check daily.
  • * Some RV Parks will charge for an extra Utility trailer or tow. If they do, please note there will be an extra charge.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

See you at the HOP!

Lisa Koca 

HOP Director

escapees.com/hops

For Cruise HOPs, call: 

Escapees Travel Agency 

855-757-8881 (Toll Free)

Escapees RV Club 

100 Rainbow Drive

Livingston, Texas 77351

escapees.com

Details

Start:
February 12, 2023
End:
February 18, 2023
Event Category:
Website:
https://escapees.com/community/escapees-hops-head-out-program/

Organizer

Lisa Koca
Phone:
936-755-1060
Email:
registration@escapees.com
View Organizer Website

Venue

Fairbanks, Alaska
99701 United States + Google Map

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