Manley Hot Springs Drive/Fly Adventure

SCHEDULE

Available Mon – Wed – Fri
May 28 – September 4.

Note* Passengers on the 14 Day Cruise Land Tour will not be able to schedule this Post Tour due to days of operation, unless they plan a 2nd night in Fairbanks
May 28 – September 4.

Departs Fairbanks at 9:30 am (Check-in – 8:30 am)
Transfer pick-up time: 8:15 am
Includes: Tour, Extra Night Hotel at the Westmark, all transfers.
• Meals not included unless specified in Tour.

Tour operates as independent tour 
(2 person minimum)

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Tour Summary:
• Fly from Fairbanks over the scenic Minto Flats to Manley Hot Springs.
• Meet your friendly, informative guide and explore the village of Manley Hot Springs.
• After lunch in the historic Manley Roadhouse, have unstructured time to further explore the village, soak in the Hot Springs (optional) or simply relax.
• Ground tour east along the Elliott Highway 40 miles to the Athabaskan village of Minto. Learn about the natural and cultural history of this wild and remote region.
• Meet your village host and enjoy a guided tour of Minto.
• Have dinner at the Village End Restaurant or Lakeview Lodge.
• Continue by ground another 120 miles to arrive in Fairbanks approximately 11:00 pm.
Note:* Hotel accomodations are standard rooms, offering a rustic option that features rooms from 1903.
These have no modern amenities. Bathrooms for these rooms are shared.

Note* Cost of the Hot Springs
This is paid directly to the Manley Hot Springs owners and is subject to charge of $15.00 ( Charge subject to change )

TOUR ITINERARY
9:30 am Depart Fairbanks by air.
10:30 am Arrive in Manley Hot Springs.
11:00 am- Village tour and free exploration time.
1:30 pm Lunch (not included in tour price) in Manley Hot Springs.
2:30 pm Depart Manley Hot Springs.
4:30 pm Arrive Minto for hosted village tour.
5:00 pm Dinner (not included in tour price) in Minto.
6:30 pm Depart Minto.
11:00 pm Arrive in Fairbanks.

Aircraft: Your flight will be a regular schedule flight of Warbelows Air Ventures which does operate Piper Navajo Cheiftians.
Tour Flights and fly Navajos.” These aircraft can seat up to 9 passengers and the pilot. Every seat is a window seat in a Navajo!

The above is only intended to provide an approximate tour itinerary. Northern Alaska Tour Company strives to make each tour a unique and personalized tour experience. The exact schedule of each tour varies day-to-day and is dictated by the interests of the group and unique events of the day, not by a rigid pre-set itinerary.

SAFETY IN THE WILDERNESS
It is important that travelers with Northern Alaska Tour Company understand that Alaska’s Arctic is a truly remote wilderness region. Traveling through vast wilderness stretches requires adequate time and preparation. Weather or mechanical factors, albeit infrequent, can result in multi-hour delays. Medical facilities are limited. Limited communication and transportation infrastructure inherently cause evacuation for illness or other emergency situations to take, at the very best, several hours to conduct. For this reason, travelers to this region should be of reasonable health and physical condition.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR MANLEY HOT SPRINGS ADVENTURE

TOUR VEHICLES
Northern Alaska Tour Company strives to provide a personalized touring experience. Touring is done in small groups utilizing a 10-passenger tour van. The flight portion of the tour is typically conducted in 9-passenger twin-engine aircraft.

GUIDES
Northern Alaska Tour Company guides are highly-trained and knowledgeable and eager to share their unique understanding of Alaska with you based on their personal experiences. We are confident you will find the level of service provided by your guide to be as high or higher than you have ever before experienced.

SEATING
Guest seating is rotated throughout the day. Thus, each guest is provided with a variety of different viewing perspectives and the opportunity to interact with others on the tour.

Northern Alaska Tour Company strives to provide a personalized touring experience. Touring is done in small groups utilizing a 10-passenger tour van. The flight portion of the tour is typically conducted in 9-passenger twin-engine aircraft.

GRATUITIES
As with other service industries, tips are not required but are used to reward guides for a job well done. Standard tip amounts range from $10.00-$20.00 per guest, per day for excellent service.

SMOKING
The inside of the vehicle is maintained as a smoke-free environment. There are opportunities to smoke outside the vehicle along the tour route.

WHAT TO WEAR / BRING
Dress for comfort, not to impress. Wear comfortable walking-type shoes you don’t mind getting a bit soiled in the event of rain. Dress in layers, and bring a medium-weight jacket.

RESTROOMS
Outhouses are the norm for the Elliott Highway. Frequent rest stops are made along the tour route. The longest time period between stops is approximately 2 hours.

GUEST SAFETY
Guest safety is our foremost priority. Guides are licensed to operate commercial vehicles. Tour vehicles are CB radio and satellite phone equipped. Weather conditions always dictate safe flight altitude. At times it is necessary to fly above cloud cover, thus reducing or even eliminating aerial visibility.

NOTE: It is very important to limit yourself to one hand-carry size bag per person of 10-15 pounds. If needed, we can store excess luggage and deliver it to you upon your return from the tour.

LUGGAGE
NOTE:
It is very important to limit yourself to one hand-carry size bag per person of 10-15 pounds. If needed, we can store excess luggage and deliver it to you upon your return from the tour.

ALTERATIONS
NOTE: Guest safety always takes precedence over convenience. Occasionally, weather or other circumstances may require alteration/cancellation of a portion of the scheduled tour itinerary.
If the tour requires an overnight stay due to weather or uncontrollable circumstances the cost of accommodations and meals is the guest’s responsibility.

THE HOT SPRINGS
The hot springs facility in Manley is a large greenhouse with 4 small, cement baths surrounded by lush indoor vegetation. The bath house is rented by the hour. There is no changing room but each user (or party) can lock the door for privacy. There is no outhouse. Use of the bathhouse is optional and NOT included in the tour.

Inclusions
The tour price includes a guided ground tour from Fairbanks to Manley Hot Springs and air transportation from Manley to Fairbanks, Local restaurant meals will be available (not included in tour cost) but guests may bring their own snacks/food.

Tours are operated as independent Tours.
Operates: May 21 – Sept 15 Daily except, Not available on Sundays-Memorial Day – July 4 – Labor Day Hotel transfer pick-up:
7:45 AM Check-in time: 8:00 AM Departs:
9:00 AM Return to Fairbanks Approx 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM