BEST OF SIBERIA TOURS AND TRAVELS

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THE BEST OF SIBERIA: ALTAI AND BAIKALTour Type: group or private Season: All year roundDuration: 14 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from US$ 2,419 per person

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!

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WINTER ICE OF LAKE BAIKALTour Type: Small group Season: January - MarchDuration: 7 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from US$ 2,170 per person

Winter is a fairy tale time for Lake Baikal. The ice of the frozen Lake Baikal is unique and absolutely see-through and when you are walking on it you can see a few metres down. From February Lake Baikal becomes the largest ice-skating ring in the world. Winter is the right time to feel the power of world's largest and deepest freshwater lake, time when it's unrivaled beauty is most amazing. Meet real Siberian winter, explore indigenous cultures and enjoy true Siberian hospitality.

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AKTRU VALLEY TREKKINGTour Type: Small group Season: June - AugustDuration: 8 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from US$ 883 per person

Southern Altai is a hidden jem of our Siberian collection. Remote and wild, this destination remains undiscovered for international travelers even in comparison to the neighbouring Mongolia. Those who endevour will find themselves in the middle of pristine natural beauty. This drive-n-stay tour is a perfect opportunity to explore the whole Altai and to see its highlights, from pine-hardwood forests growing like a narrow strip along the valley of the Katun river, to Mongolian steppe landscapes of the Kurai crater , from mountain taiga forests to snow-ice deserts of alpine zone.

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Swan Lake: A Gentle Introduction To The Wilderness Of SiberiaTour Type: Small group Season: January - FebruaryDuration: 7 daysGrade: ModerateConsider some walking (about 2 hours per day).Rate: from US$ 1,349 per person

Whooper swans wintering in Altai

Altai’s national reserve “Lebediniy” is the best place in Russia for photographing the wintering of the swans. Here, these beautiful birds gather from the very north of Western Siberia. There are plenty of unfrozen lakes and rivers—all due to the abundance of hot springs. Lake “Lebedinoe”, “Swan Lake”, remains unfrozen through the entire winter and this is the place where we will be heading for our expedition.

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TRANS SIBERIAN EXPRESS MOSCOW - IRKUTSKTour Type: group or private Season: All year roundCities: Moscow Kazan Ekaterinburg Lake Baikal Irkutsk Duration: 12 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from US$ 1,876 per person

Trans Siberian Express from Moscow to Irkutsk is designed for those who are in a hurry! You will get to see cities, countryside, nature, visit historical landmarks and meet heartily Russian people. This is hop on/hop off train tour. We customize tours on request.

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THE YENISEY RIVER CRUISETour Type: Private Season: June - AugustDuration: 10 daysGrade: EasyTour suitable for any age and level of fitness.Rate: from US$ 1,935 per person

Remote doesn't begin to describe it. A trip on the most full-flowing Siberian river in Russia is so tempting! From snowy Sayan ridges across mountains and plains, forests and steppes, from the southern latitudes to the glacial Arctic Ocean runs Yenisei - the greatest river of Russia. Yenisei runs its waters across the whole Siberia: it seems that it has measured its vast wideness and divided this huge country by its deep bed into two equal parts and has given them to its sisters. Ob gets the Western Siberia and Lena - the Eastern Siberia.

This is a 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.

A part of Altai mountains, Chulyshman creek, is UNESCO World Heritage Site holding secrets of Scythian aristocracy.
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