The evolution of travel. Active holidays in Karelia

How to try everything at once? A comprehensive program for lovers of diversity, including communication with sled dogs with elements of canis therapy, trekking, water travel and a jeep tour with ascent of the mystical mountain Vottovaara.

Picturesque places, close communication with animals, immersion in the water element and visiting little-explored territories are waiting for you.

The tour is held from May to September for groups of 2 people or more, arrivals on Thursdays, subject to group recruitment. It is possible to conduct a tour on request on dates convenient for you.

Location

Petrozavodsk
from
$732
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 25 – 28 Jul
    • 1 – 4 Aug
    • 8 – 11 Aug
    • 15 – 18 Aug
    • 22 – 25 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Guest House
    2 nights
  • Tent
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 5 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The romance of Karelia's White Nights
You will live surrounded by picturesque nature, and also enjoy the food "with smoke"
Local cuisine
You will taste berry tinctures and dishes of Karelian national cuisine
Expedition dogs
Get to know the legendary Arctic dogs that conquered the North Pole
A journey to the mountain in off-road vehicles
Climb the Vottovaara mountain, which is considered mystical
Marcial Waters
Collect healing water from wellness springs
Water trip
Go rafting on the Shuya River, and then have a picnic by the campfire

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Traveling with Northern sled dogs

    Transfer from Petrozavodsk to the eco—complex (30 km from Petrozavodsk - 45 min journey).

    Breakfast.

    Briefing, introduction of participants, safety instructions.

    Acquaintance with the expedition dogs of the eco-complex (huskies, Malamutes, Chukchi sled dogs), excursion.

    Dog care + selection of trekking equipment (an activity with elements of canis therapy).

    A master class by the campfire with the preparation of lohikato — Karelian ear of red fish on cream + a samovar on cones with gates.

    Trekking for 2 hours in tandem with dogs along forest paths, including to the threshold of the Big Tolly.

    Dinner at the Polar Explorer's House with tasting of Karelian berry infusions.

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  • Day 2 - Water trip
  • Day 3 - The way to Vottovaara: Girvas volcano, Marcial Waters resort, Sampo Mountain, 1000 Hares Valley
  • Day 4 - Climbing Vottovaara and the way home, Kivach Waterfall
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    2 nights
  • Tent
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Basic+

The tour includes accommodation in guest houses (2 nights) and in a tent (1 night).

The cost of the tour:

  • adult — 63,300 rubles/person;
  • child from 5 to 12 years old (accompanied by parents) — 37,600 rubles/person.

In high season, there are additional charges:

  1. The amount of the surcharge per person for single accommodation in 2-, 3-, 4-bed rooms is 50% of the tour price.
  2. The amount of the surcharge per person for 2 tourists staying in a 3-bed room in the tour is 5,000 rubles/day per room during the days of stay in the house.
  3. The amount of the surcharge per person for 2 tourists staying in a 4-bed room in the tour is 5,000 rubles/day per room during the days of stay in the house.
  4. The amount of the surcharge per person for accommodation of 3 tourists in a 4-bed room in the tour is 5,000 rubles /day per room during the days of stay in the house.
  5. It is possible to accommodate in an additional place (a Euro-bed with a mattress) in a room in the tour - discounts for additional accommodation. there is no place, additional. The place is suitable for children and slender adults.
Guest house "House of the Polar Explorer" 2 nights

Located in Matrosy Village, this guest house features a restaurant, a shared lounge, a garden and direct access to the ski slopes. It offers room service, barbecue facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a shared kitchen, an airport shuttle service and free Wi-Fi are available on request.

There are only 6 rooms in the Polar Explorer's House: double, quadruple, and the rest are triple.

All rooms and houses have a shared bathroom with slippers.

The guest house offers a continental breakfast or an a la carte breakfast.

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Tent camp 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 5 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in guest houses/tents;
  • meals according to the program 3 times a day;
  • provision of necessary equipment;
  • guided tours according to the program;
  • support of professional instructors;
  • transfers from/to Petrozavodsk + on the route to Mount Vottovaara and back;
  • collective insurance.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • in dry weather: sneakers, crocs;
  • In the rain: boots/boots;
  • hats;
  • change of clothes and shoes;
  • several pairs of socks;
  • spirals or mosquito repellents;
  • matches or lighters;
  • headlamps;
  • hermetic covers for the phone;
  • personal first aid kit;
  • backpacks;
  • power bank;
  • hygiene products.
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Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 May – 30 Sep
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  • $732
    25 – 28 Jul 4 days 3 nights
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  • $732
    1 – 4 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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  • $732
    8 – 11 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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  • $732
    15 – 18 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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  • $732
    22 – 25 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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