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Dogsled and Reindeer Day Trip to Borealis Basecamp

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Fairbanks, US
3.8 (15)
Fairbanks, US
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Experience the thrill of dogsledding and the enchantment of reindeer on this day trip to Borealis Basecamp. Immerse yourself in the snowy forest as you ride on a genuine dogsled, guided by passionate mushers who treat their dog teams like family. Feel the exhilaration as the team of 8 dogs swiftly navigates through the wilderness. Explore the dog kennels and a replica of a dog-sled race checkpoint, gaining insight into the world of competitive mushers. Then, embark on a gentle reindeer tour, walking through the forest with experienced handlers. Learn how to lead the reindeer and capture unforgettable moments with these magnificent creatures. Afterward, indulge in a delicious lunch at Latitude 65, our on-site restaurant, and take part in complimentary resort activities like fat tire bike rentals and tubing. Don't miss this extraordinary adventure in the heart of the Boreal Forest.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 8 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • 1-hour dogsledding tour through snowy forest
  • Reindeer walking tour in the forest
  • Opportunity to understand the incredible sport of dogsledding
  • Interacting with and feeding the gentle reindeer
  • Complimentary resort activities like fat tire bike rentals and tubing
  • Lunch
  • Snow gear

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Introduction

Experience the thrill of a lifetime with the Dogsled and Reindeer Day Trip to Borealis Basecamp. This unique activity allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the snowy forest while riding a genuine dogsled pulled by a team of eight incredible dogs. Get a taste of the competitive mushing world as you explore a replica of a dog-sled race checkpoint and visit the dog kennels. But the adventure doesn't stop there! You'll also have the opportunity to meet and interact with a herd of gentle reindeer during a comfortable walk through the forest. Borealis Basecamp, located in the heart of the Boreal Forest, provides breathtaking panoramic views of the valley, making this experience truly unforgettable.

What to expect?

During this day trip, you can expect a thrilling hour-long dogsled ride through the snowy forest. Whether you choose to sit or stand on the sled, the team of eight dogs will whisk you away at a comfortable yet exhilarating pace. You'll also have the chance to explore the dog kennels and a replica of a dog-sled race checkpoint, gaining insight into the world of competitive mushing. On the reindeer tour, experienced handlers will introduce you to the herd of reindeer at Borealis Basecamp. Take a leisurely walk through the forest with these magnificent creatures and even have the opportunity to feed them their favorite treats. The experience concludes with a memorable photo shoot at the reindeer pen.

Who is this for?

This day trip is perfect for adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers, and animal enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a family, this experience offers something for everyone. Both the dogsled ride and reindeer tour are suitable for beginners, so no prior experience is necessary. The mushers and reindeer handlers are passionate about sharing their love for these animals, making this activity inclusive and enjoyable for all.

Why book this?

Embark on this one-of-a-kind adventure to discover the true spirit of dogsledding and experience the magical connection between mushers and their loyal dog teams. The local mushers at Borealis Basecamp treat their dogs like family, ensuring that you'll not only have an exciting ride but also gain a deeper understanding of this unique sport. The opportunity to interact with the reindeer, feed them, and capture unforgettable moments with them adds an extra layer of wonder to this experience. With panoramic views of the valley and a range of complimentary resort activities available, Borealis Basecamp offers an all-encompassing winter getaway that will leave you with lifelong memories.

Good to know

As part of the day trip, you'll be provided with snow gear to keep you warm and comfortable throughout the experience. Lunch is served at Latitude 65, the on-site restaurant at Borealis Basecamp, offering a delicious menu of hot and cold sandwiches, noodle dishes, and a rotating selection of features and fresh soups. Additionally, you can take advantage of complimentary resort activities such as fat tire bike rentals, tubing down a sledding hill, or joining a nature walk to the Alyeska Pipeline. The departure time from Borealis Basecamp is at 5:00pm, ensuring that you have ample time to enjoy all the included activities.

Reviews

Previous participants have raved about their experience on the Dogsled and Reindeer Day Trip to Borealis Basecamp. They were captivated by the beauty of the snowy forest and the thrill of riding a genuine dogsled. The knowledgeable mushers and reindeer handlers were praised for their passion and dedication to their animals, making the experience both educational and enjoyable. The opportunity to interact with the reindeer and feed them was a highlight for many, creating unforgettable memories. Overall, participants were extremely satisfied with the performance of this activity, leaving them with a deep appreciation for the sport of mushing and a newfound love for these incredible animals.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Borealis Basecamp

Elliott Highway

Reviews

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3.8 (15)

Yunseo_C

I had a great time on the dogsled and reindeer tour! The guides were really nice, the lunch was yummy, and the dog sled ride was super fun. The dogs were adorable too!

Sara_C

The mushers were the real deal! They have won many races and they were so kind sharing their experience! It was so much fun. Waking around with Rory the Reindeer was educational and fun too. The whole experience was great!

Phyllis_P

Dogsledding great!! Only 3 reindeer. Don’t go expecting reindeer as a highlight. Nice place for lunch.

tuanl474

Borealis camp and service was really good. The view was good, staff was nice and the food at the restaurant was good. However, I reduce two stars because the experience was misleading and overstated the activity times. 1) Reindeer walk-> our reindeer walk was a basic short walk around the camp, and it was one small reindeer (with no antler), although we were a couple, we were grouped with others on the tour-> so basically six people took turns walking one reindeer. It was quite boring given that we had to share the experience and take turns and there was no forest walk. So really, it was more like a 15min walk at best, sharing the time, around the camp walkway. 2) Dogsled-> this was really awesome and fun. The dogs were great. But it was def not an hour long experience. It was about 15min of playing with the dogs and chit chat, and then really the ride was 10-15mins at most. So saying that it is an hour long ride is very misleading. If we had paid for a 30min ride, then thats more understandable. But we paid for 1 hour experience. For the price of $300 per person, its very expensive, given that you could just drive up there and book directly just for the dogsled, plus two person rode on one sled, so that makes it really expensive for one 15min dog sledding ride for two. Overall, it is a bummer, because we really enjoyed our dog sled ride, and wish they had done a better job of setting expectation, not over-charing and not overstating and underdelivering. I would have recommend Dogsled, but for the price, and the limited short time of actually sledding, it would seems there are better options out there.

Andrea_M

My teens and I enjoyed our day trip to Borealis Basecamp! The activities were fun, very informative and in a small group setting.

Joyce_Y

What could have probably been a great day ended somewhat disappointing… the staff rely totally on their brochure to inform guest of “everything”… unfortunately not everything is in the brochure…overall cost of meals, hidden cost of “ transportation provided”, what and where to find the complimentary activities and how to access needed gear while you’re waiting for over 3 hours to dogsled and do the reindeer interaction…. There were smaller issues and after an extended conversation with a manager who seemed sincere in improving future experiences for out of state guest we felt our concerns were addressed.

Raquel_M

We loved meeting the animals and learning about them and about dog mushing. Laura, Carl, and Cooper were very kind and knowledgeable.

Monty_W

I was looking forward to this tour cuz dog sledding for an hour is all what I want, plus reindeer walking. However, I spent 15 mins waiting for people who were late, 5 mins with 2 puppies, 15 mins listening to an old man Dave or David talking about every dog's name and relationship, and only spent less than 10 mins in "real" dog sledding. After the tour, I realize Dave probably cut a short path to the base, cuz another guy who was on another dog sledding at the same time came back later than I by 10 more mins. Reindeer walking was just fine. We walked with a reindeer in a super short path for around 40 mins, and five of us lead the reindeer for maybe 5 mins per one. Also, I still waited for other late people for 10 more mins. A shuttle bus picked me up at 10:15 am, while I was told I should be at the lobby by 9:25 am, I waited for nearly an hour. The tour costs 299. And honestly speaking, the camp should do better. Not recommend at all. You can find more worthy dog sledding in other providers.

Heidi_H

The staff was amazing and worked to make sure everyone had a great time. I loved the sled dogs, and the musher was really knowledgeable and shared so much about their life and work. The reindeer were really cool and the walk was an absolutely gorgeous path through the woods. They have a very nice restaurant there and the grounds are simply stunning for a nature walk.

Dawn_R

Interacting with the dogs, mushers, and reindeer. Only negative would be to make sure all guests are present for each event before starting, which might mean providing more time between scheduled events.
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2024-06-17 14:51