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North to Alaska Adventure HOP – SOLD OUT. WAIT LIST ONLY
Aurora Borealis aka Norther Lights

March 13, 2022 - March 19, 2022

Location: Fairbanks, Alaska

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. March is the best time to see the lights when less daylight leads to darker night skies.

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 in Alaska which includes tours with expert guides.

Ice Bar

Rain or Shine - Registration includes:

  • 6 nights – Lodge stays – in a beautiful snow-covered country setting.
  • 7 days
  • 6 hearty homemade breakfasts
  • Accommodations to/from airport
  • Sightseeing/transportation by motorcoach to the tours
  • Admissions to all the tours
  • Visit an Ice Sculpture museum – notice the delicate artwork in the ice sculptures. 
  • Sip an appletini in an ice-carved glass, at the ice bar, on ice seats. (Apple martini not included in tour price)
  • Enjoy a Dogsledding excursion through the snow-covered forest and learn about mushing and the dogs.
  • See, meet, and learn about Reindeer.  
  • Visit the Museum of the North
  • Tour Fairbanks and visit different sites in town.
  • Visit the Trans-Alaska Pipeline
  • 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. We will not miss anything!
  • Transportation to/from lunch and dinners in town 
  • Explore the hiking trails from the lodge.
  • Souvenir HOP name badge
  • HOP Hosts
  • And much more……

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

Ice Museum

Bring your camera for those breathtaking pictures of the Northern Lights!

Superb locations and unforgettable experiences await you on this North to Alaska HOP land package.

Dog Sledding

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

Pricing, Deposit and Insurance

Pricing only for land, lodge and tour bookings.

For more information, email  registration@escapees.com

Due at registration: 
$500.00 per person Plus, insurance, if purchased, is required at this time. 

Monthly payment:
You are welcome to make a monthly payment.

Final Payment: January 3, 2022

To register for this HOP, contact:

The HOP Department

 936-755-1060

Or, email registration@escapees.com

Insurance, if purchased, is required at registration time.

Payment options: Pay half of the fee upon registration and then make monthly payments. The balance is due 60 days before the event. Ask the HOP department about this payment option.

Note: Non-Escapees members are welcome to attend. There will be a $50.00 charge for non-members.
However,  if you join Escapees, the $50.00 will be waived. To join the Escapees RV Club or ask about prices, please call 936-755-1060.

After registering – confirmation email

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

Please, make sure Escapees has your current email address on file. If you do not receive it, please check your spam files, or email us at: registration@escapees.com.

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 arrival information. This is important so we can add you to the tour list and your complimentary transfers.
• Please arrive in Fairbanks on March 13, 2022, between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 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 on March 12, 2022, to help eliminate any delays by air travel. After all, you will not want to miss the tours if your plane arrives late.
• Your HOP hosts will arrive in Fairbanks on March 12, 2022.
• When you register for this HOP, you will receive important information needed for your visit.
• On March 19, 2022, 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!

Trip cancellation and interruption Insurance

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

If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might consider purchasing cancellation insurance as well. This insurance can also help with covering other unexpected emergencies while on the trip.

You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, at 855-757-8881, or email them at: eta@escapees.com. Travel insurance must be purchased within 10 business days, once the HOP is purchased.

Land Cancellation Penalties

*All land tour cancellations must be advised in writing no later than Monday, January 3, 2022.
Note: This will not include any air charges, travel insurance, single rooms supplement and/or extra pre-or post-night options.

Covid-19 Precautions

The COVID-19 health and safety precautions that will be in effect during the HOP will depend on the state of the pandemic, local and state health regulations, and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and other medical professionals at the time.

These precautions may include measures such as wearing masks in certain situations, requiring social distancing, and limiting activities that include sharing of food.

In addition to the above, you may be required to agree in writing that you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules; and to release Escapees from liability should you become ill during or after the event. We also recommend that you be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least two weeks before attending this event.

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By registering for this event, you are agreeing to the following:
• You assume all risk and danger relating to personal property and RV before, during, or after the event. No claim will be made upon Escapees, its volunteers, employees, or agents in the event of loss or theft.
• Volunteers may be directing and assisting you in your parking areas. However, it is the driver of the vehicle who is ultimately responsible for avoiding obstacles or dangerous situations and is solely responsible for any damage to one’s property or the property of others.
• As an attendee at this event, you are granting your permission to be filmed, videotaped, audiotaped, or photographed, and giving Escapees RV Club the full use of any such recordings or images without compensation.
• By registering, you will also receive occasional email notifications of future Convergences; however, you can opt out of these notifications at any time.
• In addition to the above, you will be required during registration to agree that you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules and to release Escapees from liability should you become ill during the event.

COVID-19 precautions

Because the safety of our members and staff is our number one priority, proof of either full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required to attend this event.

Escapees recommends that members be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before attending any club event. (“Fully vaccinated” means that at least two weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson or Astra-Zeneca vaccines). Participants who are not fully vaccinated must obtain a COVID-19 test not more than 72 hours (three days) before entering this event.

    • At event check-in, you will be asked to present either a valid CDC vaccination card showing that you are fully vaccinated OR the written results of a negative COVID-19 test performed within the past 72 hours.
    • If you don’t have a test, have lost your vaccination card, or are outside of the 72-hour window, locations of the nearest testing facilities will be provided to you. You will be required to self-isolate until a negative test can be provided.
    • Participants who test positive are not allowed to remain on site, and will receive a full refund of their registration fee.
Situations in which you may not attend this event

You may not attend this event if any of the following are true for you or anyone in your party, unless you have met CDC criteria for discontinuing self-isolation:

    • Within 14 days before attending the event you have tested positive, or been exposed to someone who has tested positive, for COVID-19, or
    • Within 48 hours before attending the event, you have experienced symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100 or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking muscle pain/achiness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), whether or not you are vaccinated, unless you have obtained a negative COVID-19 test since the onset of your symptoms and within 72 hours before entering this event.
FAQs about the vaccine/testing requirement

While PCR tests are preferred because they are the most accurate, antigen tests (also referred to as rapid tests) will be accepted.

Yes, children who are not fully vaccinated will need a negative COVID-19 test result to attend.

If you are not fully vaccinated, you can get tested at any facility that offers COVID-19 testing. The websites of most state or county public health departments can help you find testing locations. Many retail pharmacies also offer testing. Your event hosts will have a list of testing locations in the area of the event.

If you test positive for COVID-19 before the event, you are unfortunately no longer eligible to attend. To receive a full refund of your registration fee, email a copy of your positive test result to us at registration@escapees.com.

If you test positive for COVID-19 during the event, you may not remain on-site at the event. 

If you’ve had COVID-19 within 14 days before attending the event (meaning you are still within the 14-day isolation window), you are unfortunately not eligible to attend. To receive a full refund of your registration fee, email a dated copy of your positive test result to us at registration@escapees.com.

If you’ve lost your CDC vaccine card, you will need to obtain a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours before arriving at the event.

Masks recommended indoors

In accordance with current guidance from the CDC, Escapees strongly recommends that all attendees, vaccinated or not, wear a mask when participating in activities or socializing with other participants indoors. Attendees are also expected to comply with all masking requirements issued by any governmental entity or private business.

Other precautions

The COVID-19 health and safety precautions that will be in effect during the Hangout will depend on the state of the pandemic, local and state health regulations, and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and other medical professionals at the time. These precautions may include measures such as requiring wearing of masks in certain situations, requiring social distancing, avoiding indoor group activities, limiting carpooling, and/or limiting activities that include sharing of food. In addition to the above, you may be required to agree in writing that you will help provide a safe environment for everyone by complying with our health and safety rules, and to release Escapees from liability should you become ill during or after the event. 

Please also be aware that the availability and content of some planned activities may change depending on local and state health regulations and the business’ own COVID-19 mitigation policies.

See you at the HOP!

Lisa Koca 
HOP Director
936-755-1060
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Escapees Travel Agency 855-757-8881 (Toll Free) Escapees RV Club
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Details

Start:
March 13, 2022
End:
March 19, 2022
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.escapees.com/community/head-out-program-hops/

Organizer

Lisa Koca
Phone:
936-755-1060
Email:
registration@escapees.com
Website:
https://www.escapees.com/community/head-out-program-hops/

Venue

Fairbanks, Alaska
99701 United States + Google Map

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) Notification - For latest club information affecting members and RVers, please click here.

Escapees Lobby Hours In the interest of doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, our lobby will be closed and all tours of Escapees headquarters are cancelled until further notice. If you need assistance with your Escapees RV Club membership, please call us at 936-327-8873 or email us at clubbusiness@escapees.com.

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