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Wrangel Island

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 - August
Highlights
  • According to National Geographic magazine this cruise is in the list of 50 best tourist programs
  • Visit to Whale Bone Alley
  • Visit to the northernmost point of Eurasia, where you can see America
  • Animals observation
  • Acquaintance with the culture of local peoples
  • Time travel opportunity
Tour Overview

Have you ever noticed that nature’s true treasures are always hidden from us: the pearl hides in shells in the sea depth, gold and diamonds are mined from the bowels of the earth. And our cruise is not an exception. Wrangel Island is one of the most incredible places on the Earth. In spite of technological progress, it remains difficult for humans to acces. The harsh Arctic safely hides it from human’s eyes.

The only way to visit this biosphere reserve of Wrangel Island is to go on cruise – a true museum of Arctic Flora and Fauna. You will have the opportunity to see the bears and walruses. The route passes through the territories where whales feed themselves and where thousands of birds gather in colonies. The island has the richest diversity of arctic flora, including a unique collection of "cold-resistant" plants. And more to that you will get acquainted with the culture of local people and pass through the legendary Bering Strait.

The cruise is held on board of the ice breaker "The Kapitan Khlebnikov".

Technical description: length - 122 m, width - 26 m, maximum speed - 15 knots, cabins - 51, accommodation - maximum 110 berths expedition.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Arrival to Anadyr
    Anadyr
  • Day 2
    Anadyrsky bay
    Anadyr — Anadyrskiy bay
  • Day 3
    Whale Bone Alley
    Anadyrskiy bay — Yttygran islands
  • Day 4
    Locals of Chukotka
    Yttygran islands — Cape Dezhnev
  • Day 5
    Kolyuchin island
    Cape Dezhnev — Kolyuchin island
  • Day 6
    Departure to the Wrangel islands
    Kolyuchin island — Wrangel islands
  • Day 7
    Polar Bears
    Wrangel islands
  • Day 8
    Bird-watching
    Wrangel islands
  • Day 9
    Landings on the islands
    Wrangel islands
  • Day 10
    Day at sea
    Wrangel islands
  • Day 11
    North siberian coast
    North siberian coast
  • Day 12
    Bird-watching
    Kolyuchin inlet
  • Day 13
    Tomorrow and yesterday island
    Bering strait
  • Day 14
    Day at sea
    Bering strait — Anadyrskiy Bay
  • Day 15
    Return to Anadyr
    Anadyrskiy Bay — Anadyr
  • 10:30
    Meeting in the Anadyr airport
    Anadyr is a main city and the centre of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the port
    Embarkation and accommodation in the cabins
  • 13:00
    Lunch on board
  • 15:00
    Start of the navigation
    We will depart when everybody is on board. You can get to know your fellow voyagers and expedition team on board the Spirit of Enderby.
  • 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
    Navigation in the Anadyrsky bay
    At sea today, there will be some briefings and lectures it is also a chance for some ‘birding’ cetacean watching and settling into ship life.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    First landing
    Late this afternoon we plan to Zodiac cruise some spectacular bird cliffs in Preobrazheniya Bay.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Anadyr — Anadyrskiy bay
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing on the Yttygran island
    Yttygran Island is home to the monumental ancient aboriginal site known as Whale Bone Alley. Whalebones stretch along the beach for nearly half a kilometre. Gray Whales are frequently seen around the island.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Visit of other islands
    This day we will also cruise by Nuneangan and Arakamchechen Islands where seabirds nest and walrus can be found.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Anadyrskiy bay — Yttygran islands
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing near the Dezhnev cape
    Sea conditions permitting, we will land at Cape Dezhnev early this morning. The north-eastern most point of the Eurasian continent, it is sometimes possible to see the coast of America from this remote and lonely outpost.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Discovery of the Uelen village
    A few nautical miles to the west of Cape Dezhnev we visit Uelen Village the most north-eastern village in Russia. The population is predominantly Chukchi and the village is one of the largest centres for traditional Chukchi and Inuit art in the world. We’ll be entertained by villagers and visit the bone-carving workshop during our visit.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Yttygran islands — Cape Dezhnev
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Stop near the Kolyuchin island
    This small island was once an important Russian Polar Research Station and one of a number dotted across the Arctic. Near the derelict buildings are some of the most spectacular bird cliffs in the Arctic where puffins, guillemots and gulls can be observed and photographed up close.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Cape Dezhnev — Kolyuchin island
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Naviagation to the the Wrangel islands
    Ice and weather conditions permitting, we will spend the next few days on Wrangel Island and we will also attempt to include a visit to nearby Herald Island.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Kolyuchin island — Wrangel islands
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Polar bear observation
    Wrangel Island is a Russian Federal Nature Reserve of international significance and importance particularly as it is a major Polar Bear denning area. Polar Bears will be high on our list of animals to see and with a little patience we should be rewarded with a number of encounters.
  • 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
  • 11:00
    Stop near the islands
    We will see a lot of sea birds. Each summer thousands of birds migrate here to breed, including Snow Geese, Snowy Owls, skuas, Arctic Terns, Ross’s, Sabine and Ivory Gulls.
  • 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
  • 11:00
    Landing by zodiac
    There are many landings that we can make to search out wildlife, wild flowers and Arctic landscapes. Musk Oxen and reindeer were introduced to the island in 1975 and 1948 though reindeer numbers are low.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Wrangel island
Route
Wrangel islands
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Free time on board
    If the weather allows, we will land by zodiac.
  • 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
  • 11:00
    Debarkation of the coast
    Bounded by narrow sand ridges with numerous lagoons and inlets, this area offers plenty of places to land and explore this extensive coastline. We will be on the lookout for whales, walrus and other wildldife. We will see Chukchi villages whose residents survive in an unforgiving climate, hunting seals and whales just as their ancestors did.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
North siberian coast
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Debarkation of the coast
    So huge that it is visible from satellite photos, this inlet contains vast numbers of waterfowl and migratory waders. We concentrate our visit on the Belaka Spit near the mouth of the inlet. It is a wild, desolate landscape that is strangely beautiful.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Animal observation
    We search the dunes and tidal areas for birdlife including Emperor Geese and Spoon-billed Sandpipers. Gray Whales frequent the area and are sometimes spotted feeding only metres offshore.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Kolyuchin inlet
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Debqrkation on the Diomed island
    Early morning we will pass the Diomede Islands, sometimes called Tomorrow Island and Yesterday Isle because they straddle the International Date Line. Here Russia and America are separated by only 2.3 nautical miles of ocean. We will remain in Russian territory as we cruise south past the islands. Later this afternoon we make an expedition landing on the Chukotka coast, our last chance to enjoy the wildlife and tundra landscape.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering strait
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Free day
    Relax in the bar or library while we sail across Anadyrskiy Bay towards Anadyr.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering strait — Anadyrskiy Bay
Accommodation
Accommodation in the cabin Spirit of enderby
Twin standard cabin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Debarkation in the port of Anadyr
  • 12:00
    Transfer port - airport/hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Anadyrskiy Bay — Anadyr
Detailed description
Departures
July, 08 2019
Start
-
July, 22 2019
End
Available: 4+
Status
13,125 $
Basic price per person
July, 22 2019
Start
-
August, 05 2019
End
Available: 4+
Status
13,125 $
Basic price per person
August, 05 2019
Start
-
August, 19 2019
End
Available: 4+
Status
13,125 $
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. The cabin has 2 beds, wardrobe, drawers, toilet and douche. Port charges - 500 $. Single supplement: 10 500 $

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