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    What to Expect
    Leave your Healy area accommodations via a climate-controlled van, and journey away from the lights of town to search for the Northern Lights. The area around Denali makes an ideal spot for stargazing and catching the sometimes elusive Aurora Borealis. Your Alaskan guide will provide commentary and conversation on the area’s unique history, formidable climate, dynamic geography, and separate scientific facts from fictional myth. Learn all about Mother Nature’s fireworks display from a local guide, sip a warm drink, and learn how the Lights are the result of collisions between gaseous particles in the Earth's atmosphere. This bucket list experience lets you hop out at select locations with your camera in hand with pointers from your guide. The Northern Lights are visible only during the winter months (September to April) and sightings are not guaranteed.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    August through September 20 we start and pick up from our office located at Mile 238 Parks Highway, Denali National Park.
    Departure Time
    11:00 PM
    Duration
    3h
    Inclusions
    • Beverages
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We went out to see the Northern Lights on Aug 31, 2019. All reports pointed to this being an optimal night for viewing. WE were not disappointed. Aurora Quest picked us up at our hotel at 11pm and drove us 15 miles out of Denali and away from the city lights. We saw some
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    Nate picked us up right on time from our hotel. We met up with the rest of the folks on our tour and headed north. Nate and Steven were determined to find the northern lights and they certainly delivered. We also were brought back to our hotel right on time. Overall, a great
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    Location was good, about 30mins north of Denali, no light pollution - exactly what was required. Coffee/hot chocolate was helpful in the cold weather. Only minus: pickup was not available at our lodge, it wasn't planned well for us. Slightly overpriced.
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    Had a wonderful time, and luckily nature cooperated and gave us a spectacular show! Our guide, Stephen, was entertaining and informative, and kept us laughing the whole time. He had suggestions on how to photograph the Aurora with phones, and I was able to get many amazing shots
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    The day with Rene was the highlight of our Alaskan bn trip.... He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic about all things Alaskan, especially wildlife .... we saw a moose up close..... the hot springs with dinner were great....and best of all, my girlfriend got to see her
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    About the operator
    By: Stampede Excursions
    Steven Clifford
    42
    Unforgettable, jaw-dropping backwoods adventure beyond words!
    The guide took us through the wilds just north of Denali Park, the mountains always in the background. Sun, rain,
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    Sudikrayon
    Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
    10
    Alaska Bucket list
    Like a parallel universe to the Denali national park. Amazing scenery, glaciers, tundra desert, wildlife,
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    Heather S
    243
    Not what I thought I was getting
    I was a bit disappointed in the Jeep Safari with Stampede Excursions. The staff that checked us in and out were
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    Russ M
    San Diego, California
    5038
    Phenomenal Tour !
    We went out to see the Northern Lights on Aug 31, 2019. All reports pointed to this being an optimal night for
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    Sharon R
    2412
    Very informative fun trip
    Enjoyed the tour of the back country. Make sure to dress appropriately as our day was very chilly and drizzly !
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    pk b
    San Antonio, Texas
    10
    great ride
    Great way to see the area. Great opportunity to take a drive and see the sights for four hours. Heard the Park bus
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    Sharon B
    10
    Denali Backcountry Safari
    Disappointing Just a bumpy ride on muddy road. No commentary on what to see, flora,, fauna, etc. Got stories
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    Peter Z
    10
    Once in a lifetime experince
    Nate picked us up right on time from our hotel. We met up with the rest of the folks on our tour and headed north.
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    Kim W
    51
    Fun but not needed
    I was a little confused about this. I thought you could go places with this Jeep that you could not go in your own
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    sanyambajaj7
    10
    Good location and staff
    Location was good, about 30mins north of Denali, no light pollution - exactly what was required. Coffee/hot
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    Key Details
    • Stampede Excursions
    • Duration: 3h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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