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Сlassic Yakutia

Destination: Yakutia
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
10 Days
Highlights
  • Visit of the Buluus glacier
  • Participation in national holiday Ysyakh
  • Discovery of the Lena Pillars
  • Boat trip along the Lena River
  • Visit of the complex Kingdom of Permafrost
  • Excursion to the Mammoth museum
Tour Overview

Are you dreaming of exploring one of the mysterious regions of Russia, Yakutia? We prpose you our tour "Yakutia classic", during this trip you will visit the most attractive places of Yakutia!

You will start your journey with a visit of Yakutia's capital - Yakutsk: excursion to the Mammoth museum, visit of the Treasury of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia). After that you will as well discover the complex ''Kingdom of Permafrost'' where the temperature is -4C even in summer. On the of the days you will get to see one of the most stunning phenomenons on the Lena River: the Lena Pillars, that was inscribed on the World Heritage list. Also you will visit the Buluus glacier that doesn't melt entirely even if it's +35C! Among other interesting sites during the course of the program will be the Orto Doidu zoo, which is a unique zoo functioning in extreme conditions of the northern climate. The Zoo's collection consists of more than 168 species belonging to different geographic areas. In the ethno complex Chochur Muran you will learn about Cossaks' culture and lifestyle in Yakutia and also you will take a taste of some national dishes. During your visit of architectural and ethnographic open-air museum Druzhba (Friendship) you will see a copy of the Spaso-Zashiverskaya church (this church is a unique building survived in a frozen wilderness of a ghost town of Yakutia - Zashiversk) and you will familiarize yourselves with the life conditions and cultural features of the native peoples of Yakutia. Also you will have a unique opportunity to take part in a national holiday Ysyakh (celebration rejoicing the end of winter and the subsequent “return” of the sun).

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Aquaintance with Yakutsk
    Yakutsk
  • Day 2
    Yakutsk museums
    Yakutsk
  • Day 3
    Buluus glacier
    Yakutsk
  • Day 4
    Great rocks - Lena Pillars
    Lena Pillars
  • Day 5
    Zoo Orto Doydu, Kingdom of Permafrost
    Yakutsk
  • Day 6
    Free day in Yakutsk
    Yakutsk
  • Day 7
    National holiday Ysyakh
    Yakutsk
  • Day 8
    Continuation of the ceremony
    Yakutsk
  • Day 9
    Ethnographic museum Druzhba
    Yakutsk
  • Day 10
    End of the program
    Yakutsk
  • 10:00
    Transfer airport - hotel
    * The indicated time is approximate and can be changed according to the chosen flight.
  • 12:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 13:00
    Walking city-tour
    Yakutsk is the capital of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) with a population of almost 300 thousand people (28 % of the Republic's total population). It was established in 1632 by Petr Beketov, the Enisey Cossack. Yakutsk is located on the left bank of the river Lena in the Tuymaada valley. It is the biggest city located on permafrost zone. Its area covers 122 square km. Yakutsk is an administrative and cultural centre of the region (there are 7 theatres including Opera and ballet theatre, Northern circus). The industrial sector is very important, it supports the economic activity of the city.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Yakutsk
  • 08:30
    Breakfast
  • 09:15
    Museums' visits
    Meeting with our guide in the hotel. Today we are going to visit the famous museums of Yakutia: "Treasury of the Sakha Republic" museum, the Mammoth museum and the Yakutsk Permafrost Institute Underground Lab. Excursion starts with the visits to the "Treasury of the Sakha Republic" museum, the "Old city" and the church of the Transfiguration.
  • 12:30
    Lunch Not included
    Ina restaurant of the "Old city" (not included, to be paid on site)
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the excursion
    Our excursion is followed by the visits of the Mammoth museum and the Yakutsk Permafrost Institute Underground Lab.
  • 18:00
    Transfer back to the hotel
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Yakutsk
  • 08:15
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 08:45
    Departure for the Buluus glacier
    Departure from the hotel in the direction of the ferry near Darkylah. Once we cross the Lena river by ferry, we will arrive in the village of Nizhny Bestyakh and then take a car to continue our way to the glacier. We will also make a stop in the village of Pavlovsk, the place of settlement of the Old Believers.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    During the excursion (lunch-box)
  • 13:00
    Discovery of the glacier
    Visit of the Buluus glacier - the unique source of groundwater forms glaciers of clearest fresh water, with the ice getting up to 3 meters thick at some places. During the summer the glacier starts to melt and develops cavities resembling tunnels and you can walk on the glacier's surface or in its tunnels. Visit to the Turuk-Haya cliff and the Kuryulur waterfalls. Note: if the weather is hot, it will be possible to bathe yourselves in the waterfalls. If this is the case, we ask you to take your swimsuits in advance.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Yakutsk
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transfer  (110km)

  • 07:00
    Breakfast
  • 07:45
    Transfer to the village of Yelanka
    Departure by car to the village of Yelanka.
  • 11:30
    Excursion in the Lena Pillars Nature Park
    Before boarding the motor boat Rusboat 47* you will receive the instructions on safety. Start of the river boat ride along the Lena river with stops at the grottoes and rock carvings of Yelanka. During this boat trip you will have the opportunity to see steep rocks in the form of 200 meters high pillars that are stretched for 40 km along the river . In the shapes of those rocks one can distinguish colonnades, arches or battlements. You will enjoy a wonderful rest in this fairy "land". Ascending on the top of Pillars. *excursion by boat will be possible only if the waters are calm and the windspead is not higher than 10,8 km/h
  • 15:00
    Lunch in the camping zone
  • 18:00
    Return to Yakutsk by car
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel.
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Lena Pillars
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transfer  (310km)

  • 08:10
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 08:45
    Transfer to Orto Doydu
    Meeting with your guide in the hotel. Departure from the city and transfer to Orto Doidy. Visit of the cape Tabaginsky.
  • 11:00
    Excursion to the complex of Chochur Muran
    There you will see typical wooden houses of Yakutia and you will know about Cossaks' culture and lifestyle in Yakutia.
  • 12:00
    Visit to the Zoo of Orto Doydu
  • 13:00
    Transfer to the ethno complex of Chochur Muran
  • 14:00
    Lunch
    In a restaurant of the ethno complex of Chochur Muran.
  • 16:30
    Visit of the complex ''Kingdom of Permafrost''
    Ice tunnel with the head of the real mammoth and ice sculptures (warm clothes are required, it's -4C even in summer in the ice tunnel).
  • 18:00
    Return to the hotel, rest
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Yakutsk
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transfer  (45km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Free time
    You can go for a walk in the streets, go shopping or take an additional excursion (extra charge) .
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Yakutsk
  • 08:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 09:00
    Transfer to the hamlet of Uus-Khatyn
    Meeting with your guide in the hotel and departure for the hamlet of Uus-Khatyn, the place where the annual national holiday of Ysyakh is held.
  • 10:00
    Celebration of Ysyakh holiday
    The national holiday Ysyakh is the celebration of winter end and summer and sun coming, it's an equivalent of New year holiday in Yakutia. Participation in national rituals, competitions, games and exhibitions of national culture.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
    You will have opportunity to taste national dishes for lunch (to be paid on spot).
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the celebration
    During this holiday you will see performance of folklore groups and different expositions.
  • 17:00
    Return to Yakutsk
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Yakutsk
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transfer  (36km)

  • 08:30
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 09:00
    Transfer to Uus-Khatyn
    Meeting with your guide and departure for the hamlet of Uus-Khatyn.
  • 11:00
    Second day of national holiday Ysyakh
    Today you will be welcome to watch the national sports competitions.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
    to be paid on spot
  • 14:00
    Return to Yakutsk
    Rest and free time
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Yakutsk
Note

transfer  (18km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Visit of the ethnographic museum
    Meeting with your guide and departure for the village of Sottyntsy. Excursion in the museum of "Druzhba". The museum disposes of a copy of the Spaso-Zashiverskaya church and a copy of the Beketov's ship, the historical-architectural monuments and items which have significant historical value. The exhibition familiarizes you with the conditions of life and cultural features of native peoples of Yakutia (Yakut houses, clothes and ancient jewellery pieces etc.).
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
    during excursion (not included, to be paid on spot)
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the excursion
    Possibility to get to the observation point. In the evening, return to the hotel.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Yakutsk
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the hotel. End of the program.
    * The indicated time is approximate and can be changed according to the chosen flight.
  • 11:00
    Check-out of the hotel before 12:00.
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Yakutsk
Detailed description
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Price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Medical insurance
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Letter of invitation
  • Boat trip
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Guaranteed departure for a group of 4 persons. The price includes breakfasts on Day 2 - 10; lunch Day 3, 4, 5. Single supplement 21700 RUB / pers. We can switch the category of rooms or accommodation according to your request. Please contact us before your departure.

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Pierre
From 19 June 2016 to 28 June 2016
Destination: Yakutia
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Nous sommes rentrés de voyage ce jour mardi 28 juin 2016. Beaucoup de découvertes, de péripéties, mais tout dans la bonne humeur. Pour les fêtes, le samedi, départ à 10:00 et 2,30 heures de trajet. Arrivée à 12:30. Bien évidemment nous ne sommes pas rentrés à 14:00. Le dimanche, le trajet a été beaucoup plus rapide, 45 minutes. Le dernier jour, retour à l'aéroport. Un taxi est venu, une
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Frédérique
From 20 August 2015 to 2 September 2015
Destination: Yakutia
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Très beau voyage, très bien organisé qu'il s'agisse des transferts, des excursions qui exploitent toutes les possibilités sur place. Animations à bord peu intéressantes en revanche mais cela ne me dérange pas. Bel itinéraire intéressant du point de vue ethnologique, géologique et sociologique. Découverte complète de la Yakoutie sous un angle intéressant depuis la Léna. Je vous félicite et
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Danilo et Barbara
From 5 August 2015 to 18 August 2015
Destination: Yakutia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Beaucoup apprécié travailler avec BaikalNature pour l'organisation de notre voyage en Yakoutie. Voyage déroulé parfaitement, super! Merci tout spécialement à Olga !
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Stephen
From 19 June 2013 to 30 June 2013
Destination: Yakutia
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Very good cruise. The ship is clean and well organised. The crew and staff are pleasant and helpful. The entertainments and informative talks and films were good. Excursions along the way were interesting and well organised. Overall a very pleasant and relaxing holiday.
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Bernard
From 12 March 2017 to 20 March 2017
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Superbe voyage très dépaysant. Le guide Igor était très professionnel.
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