Welcome to Karelia. Excursion program and rafting on the Shuya River

Karelia is an ideal place to take a break from office routine. Walks in the Ruskeala Mountain Park, excursions to the Kivach Waterfall, the Kizhi open-air museum of wooden architecture and the legendary Valaam will bring genuine peace, and rafting on the Shuya River will help you experience real adrenaline.

Location

Petrozavodsk
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 16 – 21 Jun
    • 23 – 28 Jun
    • 30 Jun – 5 Jul
    • 7 – 12 Jul
    • 14 – 19 Jul
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 50 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Rafting on the Shuya River
Let's go on an exciting rafting trip along the most famous river of Karelia
The beauty of Kizhi Island
We will visit the island, which is the "calling card" not only of Karelia, but also of Russia
Ruskeala Mountain Park
Let's admire the beauty of the turquoise lake framed by marble cliffs
The Northern Hero
We will see the famous Kivach waterfall — one of the largest flat waterfalls in Europe
Solovetsky Islands
We will visit the sites included in the UNESCO World Heritage List
The power of shungite
Let's relax and recuperate in the shungite relaxation room

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Rafting on the Shuya River

    Arrival in Petrozavodsk, self-delivery of things to the storage room of the Peter Inn hotel. 

    09:45 Meeting with the instructor at the entrance of the Peter Inn hotel. 

    Departure for rafting.

    You must have: spare clothes, shoes (shoes must be of a sporty type – sneakers, sneakers, light summer shoes such as "flip-flops" are allowed, but with a fixed back). In case of rain, a rain cape. 

    Departure to the beginning of the rafting. Yumanishki.

    Safety instructions

    The issue of equipment (saved. vests, paddles). 

    Rafting on the Shuya River, 8 km.

    Arrival in the village of Polyana, delivery of equipment, changing clothes. 

    Picnic by the campfire.

    Return to the city Petrozavodsk approximately by 16:00.

    Independent accommodation in a hotel.

    Free time.

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  • Day 2 - Sightseeing tour of Petrozavodsk. Kizhi Island
  • Day 3 - Ruskeala Mountain Park. Valaam Island (optional)
  • Day 4 - The center of shungite. Kivach Waterfall
  • Day 5 - Solovetsky Islands
  • Day 6 - Departure home
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The tour has large bus crossings of up to 300 km in one direction

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels and at the tourist complex.

The cost of the tour:

  • double occupancy — 50,500 rubles/person.;
  • single occupancy — 61,500 rubles/person.;
  • additional place — 46,000 rubles/person.

Discount for children under 10 years old — 3,000 rubles.

Tourists from St. Petersburg can leave Kemi on the fifth day of the tour by evening train No. 21 Kem - St. Petersburg. 
In this case, a discount is provided:

  • for double occupancy — 2,000 rubles/person.;
  • for single occupancy — 3,000 rubles/person.;
  • for additional information. place — 1,500 rubles/person.
The Piter Inn Hotel 3 nights

Piter Inn Hotel is located in the center of Petrozavodsk, just a 2-minute walk from the central train station. It offers a 24-hour gym, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk.

Each room has a telephone, air conditioning, a TV with digital channels and a safe. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer.

The Paulaner Restaurant with its own brewery serves Bavarian, local and international cuisine. The cafe serves European cuisine, desserts and coffee.

The hotel has conference facilities. Guests can make use of the laundry service.

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The Berth Tourist Complex 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 50 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • hotel accommodation;
  • meals according to the program (5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 picnic);
  • transportation services along the route;
  • the work of a guide;
  • entrance tickets;
  • tour service:
    • rafting on the Shuya River;
    • city tour of Petrozavodsk;
    • Kizhi Island tour;
    • excursion to the Ruskeala mountain Park "Marble Canyon".; 
    • excursion to the Kivach waterfall;
    • visit to the Kivach Nature Reserve Museum;
    • visit to the arboretum of Karelian Birch on the territory of the Kivach Nature Reserve;
    • sightseeing tour of the Solovetsky Monastery.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back from Kemi;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • excursion to Valaam Island (booked upon purchase of the tour, paid on the spot):
    • adults — 5,500 rubles/person.; 
    • children under 12 years old inclusive — 3,000 rubles/person.;
  • the fee for visiting the protected area "Valaam Archipelago" (payment independently on the website of the Directorate of Specially Protected Natural Territories of regional significance of the Republic of Karelia) is 100 rubles/person.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. Medical preparations for individual needs.

2. Documents: passport, insurance policy (medical), when traveling with children — children's birth certificate.

3. Comfortable sports shoes:

  • sneakers or moccasins, but not new, but familiar and comfortable;
  • replacement shoes (light sneakers or sneakers).

4. Sportswear for hot and cool weather:

  • The jacket is windproof, waterproof;
  • raincoat;
  • warm tracksuit (sweatshirt, pants);
  • T-shirts with long (from sunburn) and short sleeves;
  • sports trousers;
  • shorts;
  • socks.

5. Headdress: cap, panama hat (with visor).

6. Bathing suit.

7. Personal hygiene products.

8. Useful equipment:

  • small backpack (20-30 l);
  • flashlight with spare batteries;
  • sunscreen (required);
  • sunglasses.

9. For photo and video equipment, take care of an airtight package in case of rain.

To visit monasteries and temples, women will need a headscarf and a skirt below the knee, and men will need long trousers. 

Please note that in summer, especially in early June, temperature differences from +30°C to +10°C are possible. Therefore, take care in advance of warm clothes, windbreakers, hats and comfortable, familiar, worn shoes, because you will have to spend a lot of time on your feet.

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Dates and Prices

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    23 – 28 Jun 6 days 5 nights
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    30 Jun – 5 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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