Discover Siberia Travel Packages
Grab this unique opportunity to visit the most sacred and revered places in Siberia, where you will see the center of Buddhist culture, the famous Ustuu-Khuree Buddhist Temple, performance of traditional Tuvan throat singing, taste Tuvan national dishes and take part in the ceremony of Kamlaniye!
During this extraordinary journey to very special, unique places you will get to know the beautiful, largest freshwater lake in the world , Baikal, and the mighty Altai Mountains, old Irkutsk town and scientific center of Russia, Novosibirsk. You will ride by the famous Trans-Siberian train, you will see Siberian countryside and you will definitely enjoy the hospitality of Siberian people!
We will remind you what a huge part of the Asian continent Siberia really is. You will travel to a Buryat town of Ust-Orda and visit the Datsan monastery to meet the Buddhist Lama. Ust-Orda village is home to the indigenous Buryat people. The Ust-Orda Museum has a rich collection of exhibits on Buryat history and culture. Here in Datsan you will meet the Lama, Renchen, who has been commissioned to start the reconstruction of the Buddhist Monastery, destroyed during Soviet times. Lunch with traditional Buryat food (salad, soup, pozy (Buryat steamed meat dumplings), dessert, and drinks, including traditional vodka.
Head to Karakol Valley by famous Chuysky Tract highway, ancient road connecting Russian to Mongolia. This is the most scenic road in Russia, and National Geographic granted it the 5th place in the list of "most scenic roads of the planet". Cities and villages, birchwoods and taigas, rapid rivers and rivers’ junctions, mountains and steppes – you will have it all along this way. The breathtaking landscapes changes with each road turn.
You will see the extraordinarily rapids of the river Katun (white rafting on request) , Katun hydropower station, Oroktoy bridge, impressive karst caves, settlement Kuyus and waterfall Beltertuyuk. Chulyshman creek, is UNESCO World Heritage Site holding secrets of Scythian aristocracy.
Highlights of Tomsk & Tobolsk
In Tomsk, Western Siberia, you will discover both cultural and historical aspects of Siberia's development since 17th century. Tomsk's great wooden architecture most preserved in Siberia. On a weird history side, we have the only in the world NKVD museum here dedicated to Stalin’s repressions. In winter, especially before New Year, Tomsk turns into a classic Russian provincial fairy tale. The first university of Siberia was founded here. Tatar street is the entire quarter of old wooden houses. That were Tatar people who approached Tsar Boris Godunov to protect them against the brutal Siberian tribes – it is when the history of Tomsk began. There are catacombs under the quarter. The town opened gates to Asia and China.
The old believers - “the original” Orthodox people preserving the traditional way of life. It will require to travel outside of the town. We will visit Semiluzhensky prison - a Cossack prison of the XVII century. fortress in the village. Semiluzhki Tomsky district (20 km from Tomsk, just above the confluence of the river. Kamenki in the river. Big Kyrgyzstan). The village was founded by service people in 1664 as the village of Semiluzhnaya. The Siberian tract passed through the village, a postal station was arranged here, serving a large section of the road. In 1891 Tsarevich Nikolai, the future Russian emperor Nicholas II, stayed in Semiluzhny, returning from his trip to the Far East.
Tuva & Khakassia Tours
This amazing adventure will introduce you to the following highlights:
➤Shushenskoe, Lenin’s Siberian exile, turned into ethnographic museum
➤ancient scythes gold in Kyzyl, geographical center of Asia
➤ Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve and hydro power station
➤ West Sayan mountains taiga stay in cedar wood house
➤Source of mightily Yenisei river
➤Wooden architecture (Russian Siberian village)
➤ Tuva yurts VS Khakas yurts, Tuva and Khakas people cultures (hoomey – throat singing)// Tuvan and Khassian cuisines
➤ Tuva warriors: the cruelest of Genghis Khan army. Chengis Khan is believed to be born here and spent a few years in Sayan mountains learning secrets of a local tengian cult
➤ Buddhists, handicrafstmen, local arts & wallows wallowing
➤Healing mineral springs
➤ Shamans kamlaniye: bewitching show, nomad’s path and sacred places of power of the local people
➤ Rock paintings & Valley of the Kings (3-4 century BC)
➤Old believers village Sizil, sunrise at mountain pass in taiga, snowmobiles in winter and 4X4 in summer
Tours in Krasnoyarsk
People lived in the area of the Taseyev and Angara rivers long before BC, mysterious taiga Scythians. These places are called "prodigal": compasses are knocked down here, so finding some of them is not easy. The Scythians, who owned metals, left the richest artifacts altar monuments. Their "power places" were mountain peaks that attract lightning, where stone idols still live - the northernmost of Asian sculptures. Here are some highlights we can show you around Krasnoyarsk:
➤Kazachinskoe settlement, 300 y.o famous for its crafts and fairs
➤Kazachinskie rapids – the most difficult place of Yenisey river
➤Yeniseysk town – a time machine. Fur and gold industry center (historical downtown is currently pending approval to be added into UNESCO World Heritage List). Churches and monasteries. Called “Father of Siberian towns”, for 150 years the main gate into Eastern Siberia
➤Siberian cuisine and Evenki people
➤ Makovskoe village – ancient real Siberian settlement, with houses built by traditional Siberian methods
➤ Merging Angara and Yenisey rivers
➤ Orthodox monasteries
➤Taiga hunting cabin lost in the middle of nowhere amongst beautiful Siberian pine trees, Siberian Banya
➤ Scythes settlement of the original Siberian people
➤Old believers villages
➤ Krasnoyarsk hydropower station, one of the world’s largest
A silent witness of past times - the Taseevsky idol - the northernmost stone cult complex, which has no analogues in Russia. Similar figures were only found in Mongolia at the border with China. It dates back to the early Iron Age, the Scythian era, produced by the 4th century BC - 1st century AD. due to the magnetic anomaly present here, lightning is often hit in tall pines. Scientists explain - no mysticism, just a high iron content in the soil. According to the stories of local residents, UFOs often circle over sculpture. Bears should be asleep this time of the year, but an armed ranger is a must.