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Putorana plateau and Yenisei river cruise

Destination: Putorana Plateau
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
13 Days
July - August
Highlights
  • Crossing of the Russia in its central part from the north to the south
  • Visit of the uninhabited plateau - more then 250 000 km²
  • Yenisei river cruise - one of the greatest rivers of the Russia and the world
  • All types of the Siberian landscapes
  • Rich cultural programme
Tour Overview

We would like to bring to your attention the unique tour «Putorana plateau and Yenisei river cruise». In this tour there is a combination of Yenisei river cruise – one of the biggest Siberian Rivers and visit of one of the most mysterious places in Russia – Putorana plateau.

If you look at the map, you can appreciate the real immensity of this tour – from the Taymyr Peninsula you will cross all Russia from the north to the south in its geographical centre. The total itinerary is more than 2300 km. Firstly you will visit the Putorana plateau. On the territory more then 250 000 km² there is no any settlements but then you will discover hundreds of rivers, lakes and waterfalls. Then there will be the Yenisei river cruise. Going down stream to Yeniseisk city you will see all types of the Siberian landscapes – gentle and rocky banks, world of calm waters and narrow canyons. Also you will get acquaintance with the history and culture of the region: you will visit the cities Dudinka, Norilsk, Yeniseisk and Krasnoyarsk.

We offer to you the possibility to discover the biggest and the most mysterious Siberian region, to visit the places never before imprinted by the foot of man and to explore the Siberia crossing it from the north to the south!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Norilsk - city beyond the Arctic Circle
    Norilsk
  • Day 2
    To the Putorana Nature Reserve
    Norilsk — Lama lake
  • Day 3
    Red Stones Waterfall and the history of the region
    Norilsk
  • Day 4
    The northernmost city of the world
    Norilsk — Igarka
  • Day 5
    Crossing of the polar circle
    Igarka — Turuhansk
  • Day 6
    The most picturesque canyon of Yenisei river
    Turukhansk — Bor village
  • Day 7
    Acquaintance with the local people
    Bor village — Yartsevo village
  • Day 8
    Acquaintance with Yeniseisk
    Yartsevo village — Yeniseisk
  • Day 9
    Yeniseisk is one of the oldest Siberian cities
    Yeniseisk
  • Day 10
    Great Siberian rivers
    Yeniseisk — Krasnoyarsk
  • Day 11
    Acquaintance with Krasnoyarsk
    Krasnoyarsk
  • Day 12
    Stolby Nature Reserve
    Krasnoyarsk
  • Day 13
    End of the programme
    Krasnoyarsk
  • 07:30
    Arrival to the Alykel airport of the Norilsk city
    Meeting with your driver and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest.
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the hotel
  • 14:00
    Walking city-tour
    Norilsk is the world's northernmost city with more than 150,000 inhabitants. The city is considered is the nickel capital and the biggest industrial city in Russia. During the excursion you will visit the Museum of the Norilsk industrial region.
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Norilsk
Route
Norilsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Talnah, Norilsk
Twin standard room
Note

transfer  (40km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:30
    Transfer to the berth
    After check-out, if you want you can leave the surplus luggage in the locker of the hotel (not included, to pay on site - 50 roubles / per day). Transfer to the berth of the Norilka river.
  • 11:30
    Departure to the Putorana plateau
    Embarkation on the speed boat and departure to Lama Lake situated long the edge of the Putorana plateau. The Lama lake is considered as the most beautiful of the plateau. It's situated in the cavity between mountains and it's age is more then 100 millions years old. During the 5-hours navigation you will go along several rivers and lakes.
  • 13:00
    Lunch-box (on board)
  • 15:00
    Excursions to the waterfalls of the Putorana plateau
    There are thousands of waterfalls on the plateau! You can visit some of the most picturesque: Southern Neralakh and the waterfalls of the Vitaminka River.
  • 18:00
    Return to Norilsk
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Putorana plateau
Route
Norilsk — Lama lake
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Talnah, Norilsk
Twin standard room
Note

1 h transfer  (11km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Discovery waterfall Red Stones
    Let's go to the foothills of the Putorana plateau, where the Red Stones gorge and the waterfall of the same name are located. They got their name due to the pronounced color of the rock. The rocky shores of a calm lake and the ringing cascades of a waterfall will definitely appeal to lovers of northern beauty!
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Excursion to the museum and observation deck
    You will visit the Talnakh Museum, which has been operating for more than 40 years: here you will learn about the history of the development of territories, the development of the mining industry and how the Talnakh region became the mining capital of Taimyr. After the excursion, we will go to the observation deck, which offers views of the city and the surrounding tundra.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Norilsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Talnah, Norilsk
Twin standard room
  • 06:30
    Breakfast early in the morning
  • 07:00
    Transfer to Dudinka city
    Dudinka is the northernmost town of the world, situated on the right bank of the Yenisei river.
  • 09:00
    Visit to the Taymyr ethnographic museum
    Dudunka town tour and visit to the Taymyr ethnographic museum where you will get acquaintance with the history and culture of the region.
  • 13:00
    Lunch on board
  • 15:00
    Navigation to Igarka town
    In the afternoon, briefing and acquaintance with the crew. Igarka is a little town situated behind the polar circle in a permafrost zone.
  • 19:00
    Dinner on board
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Ship A.Matrossov
Route
Norilsk — Igarka
Accommodation
Accommodation on the boat A.Matrossov
Twin cabin (1 classe)
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Navigation to the Turukhansk village
    During our navigation we will cross the polar circle near the Kureika river.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
    We will go down stream to the Turukhansk village founded in the early beginning of the XVII century.
  • 19:00
    Dinner on board
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Turukhansk village
Route
Igarka — Turuhansk
Accommodation
Accommodation on the boat A.Matrossov
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Navigation day
    This day we will pass one more confluent of Yenisei river. We will also pass the most beautiful and the narrowest canyon - Ossinovskiy. It's width only 700 metres and there is a one-direction motion as it's too tortuous.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Yenisei river banks
    During the cruise we will stop near little villages whose history is concerned with the land development of the Yenisei river. You will see Verkhneimbatsk, Bakhta and Bor villages.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Yenisei river cruise
Route
Turukhansk — Bor village
Accommodation
Accommodation on the boat A.Matrossov
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    The biggest islands of the Yenisei river
    We will pass the biggest islands Yenisei river: Monastirskiy (Monastic) and the rocky islands Korablik (Little ship) and Barochka.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Landing in the Vorogovo village
    The village was founded more then 350 years ago by Cossacks during the conquest of Siberia. Today it's a multinational village where you can get acquaintance with the everyday life and buy the souvenirs of local craftsmen.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Yenisei
Route
Bor village — Yartsevo village
Accommodation
Accommodation on the boat A.Matrossov
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Arrival to Yeniseisk
    Disembarkation and farewell with the crew. accommodation in the hotel (by 2-3 persons in a room). It's a little stylized hotel with the architecture of the XVIII century, handmade pinewood furniture and ancient decorative elements.
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the hotel
  • 15:00
    Yeniseisk city tour
    Yeniseisk is also called as an "open-air museum", because there are more then 94 architectural buildings. You will visit the ethnographic museum and the museum "Izba" (traditional Russian countryside dwelling) - a real corner of the Siberian olden time.
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Yeniseysk
Route
Yartsevo village — Yeniseisk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Enisseiskaya
Hotel Enisseiskaya, room for 2-3 persons
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    City tour
    Visiting monasteries, churches of the city, as well as the Cossack gymnasium.
  • 12:00
    Excursion to Monastery Lake
    A cozy lake, 30 km from the city, surrounded by a pine forest - a place for a relaxing holiday.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    Picnic on the lake shore
  • 19:30
    Dinner in the hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Putorana plateau
Route
Yeniseisk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Enisseiskaya
Hotel Enisseiskaya, room for 2-3 persons
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Excursion to the Museum of hand planes
    It's a unique museum with the collection of hand planes that is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • 11:20
    Departure to the Strelka village
    Not far away from the village, Angara river flows into Yenisei . From the cape you can see that in the beginning two rivers flow separately and then mix in the largest part.
  • 13:00
    Picnic
  • 14:00
    Departure to Krasnoyarsk by tour bus
    Arrival to the city in the evening, accommodation in the hotel.
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Yeniseisk — Krasnoyarsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Krasnoyarsk
Twin room (1 category)
Note

4 h transfer  (338km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 09:30
    City-tour
    Krasnoyarsk is one of the biggest Russian cities, the centre of the Oriental Siberia. You will visit museum-ship, hydro-electric power station, viewing point above Yenisei river and you will walk along the quay in Divnogorsk city.
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the city restaurant
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Krasnoyarsk
Route
Krasnoyarsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Krasnoyarsk
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 11:00
    Excursion to Stolby Reserve
    The Stolby (Pillars) is a unique natural reserve with the area more then 47 000 hectars. You will see a lot of picturesque oddly shaped syenite pillars.
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the cafe
  • 16:00
    By chairlift to viewing point
    We will take the chairlift looking on the boundless forestland on the one hand and the panorama of Krasnoyarsk on the other one!
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Stolby Nature Reserve
Route
Krasnoyarsk
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Krasnoyarsk
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
    End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Krasnoyarsk
Route
Krasnoyarsk
Detailed description
Departures
July, 23 2024
Start
-
August, 04 2024
End
Available: 4+
Status
2,349 $
Basic price per person
August, 16 2024
Start
-
August, 28 2024
End
Available: 4+
Status
2,349 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Russian-spaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Bathing in springs
  • Letter of invitation
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Accident insurance
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • English-speaking guide
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Airplane/ train tickets
  • Meals as per itinerary
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Before booking, please send a question about the possibility of participation of a foreign citizen - in 2023, entry into the Arctic territory for foreign citizens was limited. During the cruise, the accommodation in the twin cabin of the 1st class. Single occupancy per cabin - on request. Single supplement for the accommodation in hotels of Norilsk and Krasnoyarsk - 12 000 roubles. Supplement for the room with private comforts in Yeniseysk - 4 500 roubles/pers. The permit of the entrance to the Russian Arctic territory - 4 000 roubles /pers. We need about 50 days for the preparation of this document (the scanned copies of the first page of your passports and of the visa).

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