Your Karelia. Jeeps and ATVs

On this tour you will feel the silence and grace of Karelian nature, the delight of off-road skiing, the happiness of a boat trip on the lake, the pleasure of eating and everything that happens. Enjoy Karelia with us!

We will see the purest deep–water lake Sandalwood; Kivach Waterfall - the second largest, after the Rhine, plain waterfall in Europe; Girvas – a unique object — the oldest (about 2 billion years) the crater of a volcano in Karelia. We will visit the first Russian resort, which was founded in 1719 by Emperor Peter I himself on the basis of ferruginous mineral springs in the Marcial waters. 

The tour is conducted individually, on request. The cost can be clarified with the manager.

Location

Petrozavodsk
from
US$ 611
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 27 – 29 Jul
    • 3 – 5 Aug
    • 10 – 12 Aug
    • 17 – 19 Aug
    • 24 – 26 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 17 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

National flavor
Let's try dishes of national Karelian cuisine: traditional gateways, fish soup with cream, several types of grouse and red fish
A break from the hustle and bustle of the city
We will feel the silence and grace of Karelian nature, the delight of off-road skiing and the happiness of a boat trip on the lake
The Old Temple
We will see the temple, created in the tent style and is a legacy of wooden architecture of national importance

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - We will visit the most famous sights of Karelia by bus

    We meet at the train station, get acquainted with the guide and go for a buffet breakfast at the stylish and modern Severny restaurant, but at the same time one of the oldest restaurants in Petrozavodsk, its history has already crossed half a century.

    After breakfast, we go on a trip on off-road vehicles. 

    The first stop is in an exclusive location. 

    Zaitsev Valley is a unique art object located near Petrozavodsk. 

    A rock with many carved hares can impress both children and adults.

    Then a short stop along the way to contemplate the beautiful views of the islands of Lake Conchesero, opening from Mount Sampo

    This hill was so named after the filming of the 1959 film of the same name based on the Karelian epic Kalevala. 

    Sampo is a wonderful mill, a one–of-a-kind magical object with magical power and is a source of happiness, well-being and abundance.

    And here we are in the town of Marcial Waters, the first Russian resort founded in 1719 by decree of Peter 1. Water from healing springs is still widely used for therapeutic and preventive purposes today, as it contains a large amount of iron and other trace elements. 

    We will have the opportunity to taste and appreciate the taste of healing water from 3 underground springs, as well as buy souvenirs from Karelian producers.

    We have a delicious lunch in a cozy cafe near the village of Girvas.

    At the entrance to the village of Girvas, we cross the dry riverbed of the Suna River by a dam – one of the hydraulic structures of the Palaeozersk hydroelectric power station. 

    When the water level in the system of lakes forming the reservoir rises to a critical level, floodgates are opened here and water is discharged. 

    At the beginning of May, we can see an exciting, fascinating sight. 

    When the sandors are open and we can admire the power of the artificial Girvas waterfall.

    Hydroelectric power plant and Girvas volcano – we descend to the lava tongues of the oldest volcano in the channel of the idle spillway of the hydroelectric power plant – a rocky slope formed by molten rock of more than 2.5 billion years ago, during the formation of the Earth's crust.

    Departure to the base.

    A cozy house and a delicious dinner at the base restaurant are already waiting for us at the base.

    The distance by bus is 130 km.

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  • Day 2 - Water travel
  • Day 3 - ATV safari in ancient “fallen asleep” villages
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation at the country base "Bear Corner".

One cottage is defined per family/company.

Double boarding on an ATV.

The cost of the tour for 1 person in a group tour with a group of 4 people or more, RUB.:

Accommodation in the roomPrice per person
Double Room53 300

For fans of individual travel, we can conduct this program individually at the following cost:

  • for a group of 2 people – 63,150 rubles/person.;
  • for a group of 3 people – 53,300 rubles/person.;
  • for a group of 4 people – 42,800 rubles/person.
Recreation center "Bear corner" 2 nights

Accommodation at the country base "Medvezhy Ugol", 120 km from Petrozavodsk, the base is located in a picturesque place on the banks of the Tivdiyki River.

Cottage “Tivdia".

A separate entrance from the street, its own porch, a vestibule for outerwear and outdoor shoes, an entrance hall, a bathroom equipped with a shower cabin and underfloor heating, a spacious living room, kitchen and bedroom.(2 single beds, 1 double bed and an additional sofa on the ground floor). The living room is equipped with an LCD TV, and the living room window offers panoramic views of the stormy Tivdika River. The kitchen is equipped with dishes, a refrigerator with a freezer, a microwave, an electric kettle and a dining table with four seats. Barbecue area. A closed gazebo on the street. A children's playground with a sandbox. A clearing with a Sami village. Wi-Fi. There is a friendly small sled dog kennel nearby.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 17 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • transportation services according to the program;
  • meals specified in the program;
  • accommodation specified in the program (2 nights);
  • visit to the bathhouse;
  • the work of instructors;
  • bus rental, quad and equipment, fuel;
  • visiting Karelian villages, ancient chapels;
  • participation in master classes on cooking fish;
  • guided tour service according to the program;
  • rafting and equipment;
  • rent a boat and crew.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • additional day of accommodation;
  • insurance of medical and other unforeseen expenses (from 100 rubles/person/day).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. Backpack.
All personal items must be carefully packed in a travel backpack. Bags or suitcases will not work, they will be very inconvenient to carry and put in jeeps.

2. The form of clothing.

  • comfortable sportswear (trousers and sweatshirt/T-shirt, jacket). It's uncomfortable in jeans.
  • socks should be on your feet (not thin cotton, tighter).
  • it is desirable that the clothes be quick-drying.
  • Recommended: put on a light Bolognese suit (protection from wind and moisture). Raincoats made of dense materials can be used.
  • on the head: a cap or a bandana.

3. For a trip to the sauna:

  • individual towel,
  • swimsuit (boys/girls go to the sauna together),
  • slates/sandals for sports.

4. Shoes:

  •  comfortable shoes WITHOUT heels, 2 pairs: 
    • worn trekking boots with thick soles/sneakers
    • the second pair is "urban"

5. Personal hygiene products and anti-mosquito products.

  • towel, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and more;
  • sunglasses and sunscreen and after sunburn, if it is sunny according to the forecast;
  • insect repellents – mosquitoes, horseflies, midges. We recommend using Gardex aerosol products for application to exposed areas of the body.

6. Documents: passport, driver's license (if available).
It is better to pack the documents in a plastic bag or a special sealed case and store them in a backpack pocket during a jeep tour. We recommend making a couple of copies of photocopies of the first pages of the passport.

7. Money.
We recommend that you always have a small amount of cash with you so that, if desired, you can quickly buy drinks or sweets in the village shops on the jeep tour route.

8. Personal items.
We recommend taking sunglasses, a small flashlight, a small penknife, a lighter, handkerchiefs, a small personal first aid kit, a cell phone, and a wristwatch.

9. You can take a camera, a video camera.

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Dates and Prices

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  • Individual dates available on request
    1 May – 30 Sep
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    27 – 29 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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    3 – 5 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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    10 – 12 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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    17 – 19 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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  • from US$ 611
    24 – 26 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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