9 days on the islands: Kunashir — Shikotan

We invite you to the Kuril Islands! 

Volcanic landscapes, fumaroles and thermal springs, picturesque lakes are waiting for you. You will immerse yourself in the wild, explore the cultural heritage of the region and enjoy the endless beauty of the Pacific Ocean.

Location

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 24 Jul – 1 Aug
    • 11 – 19 Sep
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    6 nights
  • Cabin on the boat
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 25 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Sea kayaking
Go to Dolphin Bay and swim in an environment of incredible landscapes
Thermal springs
Relax and replenish your energy in the warm waters of the thermal springs
Atmospheric fumarole fields
Take a walk among the portals into the bowels of the earth, which give the impression that you are on another planet
Cape "Edge of the World"
Walk in the footsteps of Robinson Crusoe and feel yourself at the edge of the world, where the Pacific Ocean stretches thousands of kilometers ahead
Cape Columnar
Immerse yourself in the magic of this place: the sounds of waves caressing the shore, the fresh sea breeze, the majestic columns of basalt towering over the ocean

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Departure by boat to Kunashir island

    09:00 Transfer to Korsakov port. Registration on the ship.

    12:00 Departure of the ship to Yuzhno-Kurilsk. The ship leaves the port of Korsakov and follows the coastline of the Tonino-Aniva Peninsula for 4 hours. From the ship you can see the Aniva lighthouse, and during the passage through the Sea of Okhotsk you will probably see dolphins and killer whales.

    Lunch and dinner on the boat in a cafe (independently).

  • Day 2 - The fumarole field of the Mendeleev volcano and the thermal springs of the Mendeleev volcano
  • Day 3 - Golovnin volcano. Lakes are Boiling and Hot
  • Day 4 - Cape Columnar. Stolbovsky sources. The White Monks Rocks. The Sea of Okhotsk
  • Day 5 - Departure of the ship to Shikotan Island
  • Day 6 - Jeep tour of the most iconic places of Shikotan Island with local hiking
  • Day 7 - Dolphin Bay and sea kayaking
  • Day 8 - Shikotan and departure by ship to Sakhalin Island
  • Day 9 - Arrival on Sakhalin Island
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    6 nights
  • Cabin on the boat
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour provides accommodation in hotels along the route:

  • 2 nights on the ship (4-bed cabin with amenities);
  • 3 nights in Yuzhno-Kurilsk at the Flagship Hotel (partial amenities, 2-bed accommodation);
  • 3 nights in a hotel on Shikotan (rooms with amenities, 2-bed accommodation).

The cost of the tour for 1 person, RUB.:

Double room*Surcharge for single occupancy
124 00013 500

Additional payments on Kunashir are optional (increased comfort level of accommodation):

  • for a double suite in the Flagship hotel (with amenities) on Kunashir Island — 5000 rubles/person/3 nights;
  • for a single room in Iceberg 2 (with amenities) on Kunashir Island - 5000 rubles/person/3 nights;
  • for a double suite in Iceberg 2 (with amenities) on Kunashir Island - 5000 rubles/person/3 nights.
The Flagship Hotel 3 nights

The hotel occupies the second floor in a 2-storey building. There are 7 rooms in total.

Shower, sauna — separately on the floor. Breakfast is served in the cafe of the village, as there is no separate restaurant.

Number of rooms:

  • four 2-bed rooms (sink and toilet);
  • two single rooms (sink and toilet);
  • one 3-bed suite (2-room, two 1.5-double beds in one room and a pull—out sofa in the living room, all amenities in the room).
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Cabin 2 nights
Hotel on the island of Shikotan 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 25 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Included in price

  • transfer Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk – Korsakov port – Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk;
  • habitation:
    • 3 nights in Yuzhno-Kurilsk;
    • 3 nights in a hotel on Shikotan;
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners;
  • port charges;
  • bed linen on the ship;
  • kayak and equipment rental;
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • escort by instructors-guides on the routes;
  • a pass to the Kurilsky Nature Reserve;
  • border crossing to Kunashir Island and Shikotan Island.

Paid extra

  • flights to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back;
  • ticket for the Korsakov – Yuzhno-Kurilsk/Malokurilskoye – Korsakov motor ship, 4-bed cabin 10800 rubles/person.;
  • ticket for the ship Yuzhno-Kurilsk – Malokurilskoye, 4-bed cabin 2500 rubles/person.;
  • meals on the ship;
  • dinners in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk;
  • early check-in to hotels and late check-out from hotels;
  • medical insurance.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • lightweight headdress for sun protection;
  • trekking waterproof sneakers/boots (Gore-Tex), or treated with a water repellent + a replaceable pair of shoes;
  • comfortable sports sandals with a rigid fixation on the foot, in which it is convenient to walk on water and stones (necessary on the route Tikhaya Bay, for visiting thermal springs / baths on the islands of Kunashir and Iturup);
  • sports trousers are comfortable for trekking (2 pairs). It is also preferable to have waterproof trousers. It is especially convenient on the side zippers to quickly put on over sweatpants if necessary. They are light and do not take up space at all;
  • comfortable, lightweight, wind and moisture proof(!) jacket;
  • warm clothes: sweater, fleece jacket or similar warm clothes;
  • T-shirt with short or long sleeves with moisture-repellent properties for trekking;
  • lightweight cotton clothing: shorts/capris, T-shirts;
  • bathing suit;
  • socks are warm and thick;
  • a small travel towel (quick-drying);
  • a small backpack of 25-30 liters for one-day radial routes for water, photo/video equipment, swimsuit, towel, raincoat, etc. It is mandatory to have a waterproof backpack cover;
  • sunscreen and sunglasses;
  • a sunscreen adapted for you with a protection factor (SPF) of at least 30 units;
  • plastic water bottle for routes;
  • gloves;
  • telescopic poles for hiking (personal necessity);
  • photo/video equipment;
  • mosquito and tick repellents (personal necessity).
Safety Memo
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is accident insurance included?
What documents are required to obtain a pass to the Kuril Islands?
Are there any possible changes in the program?
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 1 399
    24 Jul – 1 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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    11 – 19 Sep 9 days 8 nights
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