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Nenets reindeer herders

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
4 Days
Highlights
  • Acquaintance with the Nenets culture and everyday life
  • Arctic tundra and nomad reindeer herders
  • Summer fishing beyond the arctic circle
  • Naryan-Mar - the only city of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug
Tour Overview
The endless Arctic tundra, the real life of nomad reindeer herders far away from the city's rhythms... If you are for an adventure, this tour is special for you!
The deer farming is not a simple occupation of the Nenets people. On the north, the deer is a life itself. Skins are for making clothes and dwellings, venison is the main ingredient of the local cuisine, reindeer sledge is an indispensable transport in severe tundras.
During this tour you will get acquaintance with the city Naryan-Mar - the only city of the Nenets Autonomous Okrug. You will visit the reindeer herders camp far away from the inhabited regions. You will get acquaintance with their way of life and their traditions, try the arctic fishing and try to understand the life of the most numerous native ethnic group of Northern Russia.How unusual and hard the nomad's life seems to be, you will see that their cordiality is hotter than the severe Arctic tundra and their traditions are stronger and more important than the civilization comforts!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Acquaintance with Naryan-Mar city
    Naryan-Mar
  • Day 2
    Nenets - nomads of the arctic tundra
    Naryan-Mar
  • Day 3
    Polar summer fishing
    Naryan-Mar
  • Day 4
    Nenets legends and traditions
    Naryan-Mar
  • 11:00
    Arrival to the airport of Naryan-Mar
    Meeting with your guide and your driver. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest. *If you arrive later, please, let us know about it.
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the restaurant-museum
    You will have a lunch in the restaurant decorated as a museum by the object of the Nenets culture and life.
  • 14:00
    Walking city-tour
    Naryan-Mar is the administrative center and the unique city of Nenets Autonomous Okrug. In Nenets language it's name means "Red city". Naryan-Mar lies north of the Arctic Circle and accessible only by plane. You will walk down the streets and see the building of the post office - symbol of the city, the Church of the Epiphany and the Glory Alley.
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Naryan-Mar
Route
Naryan-Mar
Accommodation
Accommodation in Naryan-Mar city
Twin room
  • 06:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Deaprture for searching for the nomads camp
    Briefing, equipping and departure by boats along the Pechora river for searching for the nomads camp. As the Nenets nomads always change their location and they have no telephonic communication, the searching can take 2-4 hours.
  • 13:00
  • 14:00
    Acquaintance with the Nomad's life
    You can feed reindeers, to see the real everyday life of the Nenets.
  • 16:00
    Return to Naryan-Mar
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Naryan-Mar
Accommodation
Accommodation in Naryan-Mar city
Twin room
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 11:00
    Departure for the fishing
    Today is devoted to the exciting fishing. you will get acquaintance with the techniques of the polar fishing. You can fish a perch, a roach or a ruffe. You don't need fishing tackles or a great experience: the best catch is for the lucky and persistent ones!
  • 13:00
    Picnic
  • 15:00
    Return to the city
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the hotel Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Centre of the Arctic tourisme
Route
Naryan-Mar
Accommodation
Accommodation in Naryan-Mar city
Twin room
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Excursion to the Centre of the Arctic Tourisme
    On the territory of the centre you will visit a real chum (a temporary dwelling of the nomad people). The chum's hostess will tell you legends and traditions of the Nenets people. They are also called "Tundra's princes" and it's the most numerous people among the Indigenous People of the North.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Transfer to the airport
    End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Centre of the Arctic Tourisme
Route
Naryan-Mar
Detailed description
New departures available soon
Price includes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Letter of invitation
  • Meals during excursions
  • Breakfasts
  • English-speaking guide services
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
  • Optional activities
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The departure is guaranteed for the group from 4 persons. If there less persons, the price can be recalculated.

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Katia
From 7 August 2020 to 17 August 2020
Custom tourVoyage au Baïkal en famille
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Séjour inoubliable! Un grand merci à Irina pour l organisation et à Maria notre guide pour la qualité de l’accompagnement et des informations sur les lieux. Nous aimerions vraiment revenir en hiver si possible
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Dirk
From 4 March 2020 to 11 March 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourIndividual Grand Crossing Tour
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This was a very good organised trip over the lake. I worked very well with Olga. It was a nice cooperation. some remarks: - The homestay in Ust-Barguzin could have been better. If I knew that there were two families and how the beds were divided, then I could have prepared the group and it would be less chaotic. - Some of the group were disappointed that we didn't walk all the way. On the first day
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Thank you for your feedback! We would like to give you some comments about the tour. - Large groups always have to be divided into several houses, since it is not a hotel, it's a house of a local. Such number of places can’t be provided by one homestay. Please, feel free to ask us a better hotel, we are always ready to follow your requests. -Perhaps the drivers misunderstood you because of the lang
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Pierre
From 5 March 2020 to 12 March 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Nous avons grandement apprécié ce séjour hivernal autour du lac Baïkal. L'agence est très disponible pour nous aider à préparer le voyage et une fois sur place, notre guide a été aux petits soins, nous laissant tout le temps pour profiter du lac !
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Hélène
From 21 February 2020 to 27 February 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
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Je recommande Baikal nature pour la traversée du Baikal, c'est une agence sérieuse, Irina est très sympa et réactive. Tout le séjour s'est bien passé, et je n hésiterai pas à refaire appel à eux pour un futur séjour en Russie.
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Marc
From 26 February 2020 to 1 March 2020
Destination: Lake Baikal
Custom tourVoyage au lac Baïkal en hiver
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un super voyage avec une super guide.
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