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Chukotka: Where the Sun Rises

Destination: Arctic , Chukotka
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
15 Days
July
Highlights
  • Visit of Whale Bone Alley
  • Acquaintance with culture of local peoples
  • Visit the most eastern point of Eurasia, where you can see America
  • Animals observation
  • Сrossing the Arctic Circle
  • Bathing in hot springs
  • Chance to watch Annual Beringia Arctic Games
Tour Overview

Dawn is born in a far northeastern region of Eurasia - Chukotka. Our journey starts from the very heart of Chukotka – it’s administrative centre Anadyr. Moving along the northeastern part of Eurasia, we will explore the unique region of Chukotka, where time seems to have stopped. Then going through the Bering Strait we will cross the Arctic polar circle. As the ship enters the waters of the Arctic Ocean we will reach the famous natural reserve of Wrangel Island. Wrangel Island is a true museum of arctic flora and fauna. There are many times when it is possible for you to see walruses during this trip. Besides, Wrangel Island is a favorite "maternity house" for polar bears. This brings us a chance to see small white bears.
Our way goes through the places where whales feed themselves and thousands of birds gather in colonies. Wrangel Island is the place where arctic flora is most diverse. It has the richest multitude of "cold-resistant" plants. Furthermore you will get acquainted with the culture of local people and make your way through the legendary Bering Strait.

The cruise is held on board of the ship "Spirit of Enderby"

Technical description: year built - 1984, length - 71,6 m, width - 12,8 m, maximum speed - 12 knots (2 engines), cabins - 28, accommodation - 50 berths expedition.
Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Departure from Anadyr
    Anadyr
  • Day 2
    Boundary between two hemispheres of Earth
    Anadyr — Evgekinot
  • Day 3
    Reindeer herding village Konergino
    Evgekinot — Konergino
  • Day 4
    Birdwatching in the Preobrazhenya bay
    Konergino — Preobrazhenya Bay
  • Day 5
    Birdwatching and Whale Bone Alley
    Preobrazhenya Bay — Yttygran Island
  • Day 6
    Cape Dezhnyov
    Cape Dezhnyov
  • Day 7
    Navigation
    Cape Dezhnev
  • Day 8
    Wrangel Island fauna
    Cape Dezhnev — Wrangel Island
  • Day 9
    Continuation of the excursion
    Wrangel Island
  • Day 10
    Discovery of the island
    Wrangel Island
  • Day 11
    Sea navigation
    Wrangel islands
  • Day 12
    Kolyuchin Island
    Wrangel islands — Kolyuchin Island
  • Day 13
    Festival Beringuia
    Chukchi Sea
  • Day 14
    Free day on noard
    Chukchi Sea — Bering Sea
  • Day 15
    Return to Anadyr
    Anadyr Bay — Anadayr
  • 10:00
    Meeting with the airport
    All expedition members arrive in Anadyr, the administrative centre of Chukotka. Depending on your time of arrival you may have the opportunity to explore Anadyr before boarding on the vessel.
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the port
  • 12:00
    Embarkation on board and accommodation in cabins
  • 13:00
    Lunch on board
  • 14:00
    Aquaintance with the boat crew and departure
    After our accommodation, we will be proposed to get to know with the crew and to know more about our voyage (safety instructions, cruise details and information about landings on Zodiac boats.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Anadyr
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Landing near the Egvekinot village
    This small town was built by Gulag prisoners as a port to supply the rich Lul’tin mining complex some 200 km inland, they were then forced to construct a road to the mine. We explore the town which has an excellent museum.
  • 11:00
    Crossing taiga to the boundary between two hemispheres of Earth
    We travel by off-road truck Ural to explore the road and go into the tundra to appreciate unique Arctic landscape close to the Arctic Circle. We will visit the place where where the Polar circle and the 180th meridian "meet each other". There is an imaginary line that divides two hemispheres of Earth.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    The outdoor barbecue
  • 15:00
    Return on board and continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Anadyr — Evgekinot
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Excursion to Konergino
    On the way from Egvekinot to Kresta Bay there is the small reindeer herding village of Konergino. Reindeer herding continues to be an important part of the culture and economy in life of indigenous people. The practice has remained unchanged over the centuries and revolves around ‘brigades’ looking after large herds of reindeer out in the tundra. Today is an introduction to this practice and an opportunity to understand the industry.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Return on board et continuation de la navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Evgekinot — Konergino
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Stop in the bay
    This day we will take a cruise on “Zodiac” ship along the south coast of Chukotka with the opportunity to stop at Presbrazhenya Bay. We will pass by the spectacular bird cliffs which provide great photographic opportunities. There will also be a chance to land at a hunting camp in the village close to the Nunligren.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 16:00
    Return on board
    Departure to the Est
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Konergino — Preobrazhenya Bay
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Debarkation
    The significant and intriguing archaeological site of ‘Whale Bone Alley’ on Yttygran Island dates back to the 14th century. Its origins and purpose have been the cause of much debate. Whalebones stretch along the beach in the form of a pathway for nearly half a kilometre and Gray Whales are frequently seen in the vicinity.
  • 13:00
    Lunch on board
  • 15:00
    Hot springs
    This afternoon we intend to make a landing at the Gil’mimyl Hot Springs.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Preobrazhenya Bay — Yttygran Island
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Debarkation near the Cape Dezhnyov
    We’ll sail in the Bering Strait. There is a possibility to watch white whales. Here Russia and USA is separated by only 100 km. If the weather is favorable, we will land near the the Cape Dezhnyov, that is the most north-east point of the Eurasia. On this cape (so called ‘’Great Nose of the Chukotka’’), there is an abandoned polar station.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Abandoned village - Naukan
    We will visit an abandoned village – Naukan, that was populated with innus. The people of the village were relocated, as then the government believed that the war was coming because of the nearness of the USA.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Cape Dezhnyov
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Free time
    Relax as we navigate towards Wrangel Island.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Lectures
    On board you can listen to lectures about history, reclaiming of the territory and the main inhabitant of the island - nears.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Cape Dezhnev
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Animal watching
    Due to climate changes in recent years Wrangel Island is becoming ice free earlier and earlier. That fact leads to huge ramifications for the wildlife (especially the Polar bears, who’s life depends of ice conditions). If the ice conditions are appropriate we will watch wildlife concentrated around the island. There might also be an opportunity to land and explore the species which breed in tundra. We have also put three days in reserve to walk around the island and take advantage of conditions we encounter. We will be using the local knowledge of the Park Rangers to make multiple landings as well as spending some time ice cruising looking for Polar Bears.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Free time
    *If the weather is good, landing on the coast.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Cape Dezhnev — Wrangel Island
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Wrangel Island
    Today we can continue our discovery of the island. We have provided 2.5 days for this visit for enough time for exloring the nature and fauna of the island.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 16:00
    Free time
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Wrangel Island
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Debarkation on the island
    It's possible to see the wild animals.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Wrangel Island
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Free time
    Today you can listen to the lecture about an interesting festival Beringuia - festival of sea hunters.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Wrangel islands
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Excursion on the island
    This morning we put an anchor at tiny Kolyuchin Island, at certain times of the year when the ice recedes large numbers of walrus haul out on the island. At the western part of the island we can find the remains that were left from the Polar Research Station abandoned in the 1990s. Nearby it is possible to get photographs of magnificent views with puffins and guillemots as they come and go from their nests in bird cliffs. The only ones to stop us from landing are Polar bears in case they are bieng ashore.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Visit of the village
    This afternoon we will take a cruise to nearby Kolyuchin Inlet - a massive tidal estuary and an ideal habitat for many bird species. It is an easy landing with lots of opportunities for hiking, exploration and photography.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Wrangel islands — Kolyuchin Island
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Visit of the festival
    Today we will visit the opening of the festival and of an annual regatta Berenguia. The regatta is a race on leather covered kayaks «barid». Also there is a folklore concert. This festival is one of the most colorful and bright and attracts a lot of villages. The place of this festival changes every year and we will visit it in the Lavrentiya village.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Festival continuation
    You can not only see, but also take part in some events. There is a rich entertaining programme – fair of arts and crafts, folklore concert and competitions.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Chukchi Sea
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Chukchi Sea — Bering Sea
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Arrival to Anadyr and debarkation
  • 12:00
    Transfer port - airport/hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Anadyr Bay — Anadayr
Detailed description
Departures
July, 09 2018
Start
-
July, 23 2018
End
Available 4+
Status
8,900 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Letter of invitation
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price is given for the Standard Twin Cabin / for 1 person with simple comfort accommodation, toilet and shower outdoors.The cabin has one bunk (one upper and one lower) and one lower berth, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and wash basin. Port charges - 500 $. To book the others categories, the following supplement is applied: + 500 $ for the Superior Cabin (bunks (an upper and lower berth), wardrobe, drawers, a desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows. + 1 100 $ for the Superior Plus Cabin (two lower berths, wardrobe, drawers, desk, a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. These cabins have windows. + 1 500 $ for the Mini Suite Cabin (a separate bedroom with a double bed and a single bed or a sofa in the lounge, wardrobe, drawers, a desk and a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin). The Mini Suites have windows. + 2 100 $ for the Capitan Luxe Deck (a large lounge area, a separate bedroom with double bed, a single bed in the lounge, writing desk, wardrobe, drawers). There is a private bathroom with shower, toilet and washbasin. There are large forward and side facing windows to allow great views.

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Paolo
From 24 June 2016 to 7 July 2016
Destination: Kamchatka, Chukotka
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Kamchatka Coast is a wonderful trip professionally conducted on a seventeen hundred maritime miles of uninhabited coast. Everything topped my expectations: what I saw, the pervasive sense of adventure in the activities, the competence of the team (professional biologists and researchers) and the safety in which all activities were performed. One of my best trips ever.
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Bernard
From 12 March 2017 to 20 March 2017
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Superbe voyage très dépaysant. Le guide Igor était très professionnel.
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Michel
From 7 March 2017 to 17 March 2017
Destination: Lake Baikal
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Tout était parfait, les transferts impeccables, Irina, Andrej, Janna et Anna furent des guides de qualité. Vous aviez parfaitement choisi les lieux de séjour et de repas La base Lada à Olkhone nous convenait parfaitement, nous avons eu l’occasion d’y rencontrer un charmant groupe féminin qui était aussi en villégiature pour quelques jours et qui comprenait une ancienne professeure de français…
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Marie
From 30 January 2017 to 9 February 2017
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Voyage passionnant de Magadan a Iakustk en passant par le Pole du froid. 2500 km sur la route couleur cristal. Memorable, bravo BaikalNature!
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Destination: Lake Baikal
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Un séjour grandiose et inoubliable à tout point de vue. Dans la description, il faudrait peut-être quand même préciser que pour faire les 2 jours de marche sur le lac, il vaut mieux être entrainé à marcher vite en cas de mauvaise météo. Ceci a été le cas pour nous le dimanche, avant d'arriver au campement. Heureusement notre guide Andreï a été parfait et notre groupe était homogène pour avoir une
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