Journey to Sakhalin and Iturup

The remote Sakhalin and Kuriles are located at the far east of Russia. These are rather hard to reach, but the journey there is worth all the difficulties. The Iturup Island is the largest of the numerous islands of the Kuril chain. It is rich in attractions and boasts many natural and historical monuments which are the best places to reload and harmonize. 

Location

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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US$ 1 590
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 28 Jul – 4 Aug
    • 20 – 27 Aug
    • 23 – 30 Aug
    • 8 – 15 Oct
    • 14 – 21 Oct
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The lava field
Walk through the lava field of Yankito
Belye Skaly
Take a boat trip along the Okhotsk sea to rocks of great beauty
The Baransky Volcano
See a real active volcano
Thermal baths
Relax and enjoy the journey
Cuisine of Kamchatka
Enjoy local seafood dishes

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting of the group. Sightseeing tour around Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

    Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    2:00 p.m. Check-in at the hotel. 

    4:00 p.m. Tour through the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk with a visit to the observation deck of the mountain air.

    6:00 p.m. Transfer to the cafe. Welcome dinner with seafood, discussion of the tour program.

    7:00 p.m. Transfer to the hotel.

    Free time.

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  • Day 2 - Flight to Kurilsk. Excursion to the Baransky Volcano
  • Day 3 - Boat trip to Belye Skaly
  • Day 4 - Excursion to the Kasatka Bay
  • Day 5 - Excursion to the lava field of Yankito. Flight to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
  • Day 6 - Free day
  • Day 7 - Cape Bird and Cape Giant
  • Day 8 - Return transfer
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
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Double rooms at Santa Resort Hotel 4* / Mega Palace hotel 4* in Sakhalin Island. 

Double rooms Kurilsk  at Iturup Hotel in Iturup Island.

Supplement for single occupancy:

  • Sakhalin Island – RUB 19 800;
  • Iturup Island – RUB 9 500.
Santa Resort Hotel 4* or Mega Palace hotel 4* 4 nights
Santa Resort Hotel 4*

It is located in a valley surrounded by hills near the Mountain Air city park, recreation and ski resort. It is about the natural beauty fascinating in every season, fresh air and silence. The hotel offers a sauna with three Jacuzzi swimming pools, a gym, a restaurant, outdoor tennis courts, secure parking. 

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Another option
Mega Palace hotel 4*

Surrounded by the Susunaiski Mountains, this hotel on the far eastern Russian Island of Sakhalin, this hotel offers international cuisine, a spa area, and nightclub. It is a 15-minute drive from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city centre.

Behind a multi-storey building, the Mega Palace offers modern rooms and apartments with antique-style furniture. All feature a cable TV, safe and minibar.

Spa facilities include a fitness centre, hot tub and sauna. In the evenings guests can entertain themselves at the karaoke bar, or visit the nightclub with live DJ.

A buffet breakfast is served each morning. The Marquis restaurant offers a mix of Russian, European and Japanese cuisine, while Serbian cuisine can be enjoyed at the Grill Na Nebe restaurant. There is also Aziya restaurant, offering Asian dishes and Japanese restaurant Bamboo. Guests can relax at the on-site Duke karaoke bar.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport is a 30-minute drive away. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Central Station can also be reached within 20 minutes by car.

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Iturup Hotel 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Included in price

  • transfers mentioned in the program;
  • meals mentioned in the program;
  • guided tours;
  • double rooms at Santa Resort Hotel 4* / Mega Palace Hotel 4*;
  • double rooms at the Iturup Hotel;
  • accident insurance for 1 million rubles;
  • visit to the thermal springs mentioned in the program.

Paid extra

  • flight to yuzhno-sakhalinsk and back;
  • flight from yuzhno-sakhalinsk to kurilsk and back to yuzhno-sakhalinsk – about RUB 12900 (price for 2021 г.);
  • surcharge for single occupancy in yuzhno-sakhalinsk and in kurilsk:
    • Sakhalin Island – RUB 19 800;
    • Iturup Island – RUB 9 500;
  • meals not included in the tour program;
  • thermal baths:
  • «Vannochki» –  RUB 1000;
  • "Hot Waters" – RUB 1000.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Comfortable clothes and shoes for hiking, windproof suit, camera.

Attractions and features of the Iturup Island
Are plane tickets included in the tour price?

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 590
    28 Jul – 4 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 1 590
    20 – 27 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 1 590
    23 – 30 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 1 590
    8 – 15 Oct 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 1 590
    14 – 21 Oct 8 days 7 nights
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