Kuril Necklace: Kunashir — Shikotan — Iturup

The Kuril Islands are a unique place lost in the Pacific Ocean. 

On this trip you will find volcanoes, thermal springs and mud baths, Hot and Boiling lakes, climbing Mount Shikotan, relaxing by the ocean and a boat trip to the White Cliffs.

Breathtaking landscapes, spectacular photos and unique impressions are guaranteed!

Location

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Duration
12 Days
11 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 11 – 22 Jul
    • 15 – 26 Aug
    • 12 – 23 Sep
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    6 nights
  • Guest House
    3 nights
  • Cabin on the boat
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Fumaroles of the Mendeleev volcano
Take a walk through the fumarole field of an active volcano
Relaxation in the thermal baths
Relax in several springs and recuperate in relaxing hot baths
Cape Columnar
You will see fossilized basalt lava, which has divided into regular 5-6-sided columns
Incredible panoramas
Visit remote corners of the Kuril Islands with picturesque headlands and coves
Exciting jeep tours
You will drive off-road vehicles to Kasatka Bay, to the foot of the volcano and the lava plateau
Visit to the "Edge of the World"
Visit a rocky outcrop extending far into the sea and ending in 40-meter walls

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Departure by boat to Kunashir Island

    12:30 Transfer to the seaport of Korsakov.

    14:00 Check-in and boarding the ship.

    16:00 Departure to Kunashir Island (t\x "Admiral Nevelskoy" or t/x "Pavel Leonov"). 

    Travel time is ~22 hours.

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  • Day 2 - Arrival on Kunashir Island. Stolbovskaya ecological trail. Mud healing thermal springs.
  • Day 3 - The caldera of the Golovnin volcano. The Lake Is Boiling. The lake is hot
  • Day 4 - The fumarole field of the Mendeleev volcano
  • Day 5 - Excursion to Cape Columnar. Sea crossing to Shikotan Island
  • Day 6 - Snezhkov Bay. The Shikotan Fault
  • Day 7 - The cape is the Edge of the World. Nameless Bay
  • Day 8 - Mount Shikotan. Sea access to the island. Iturup
  • Day 9 - Arrival on the island Iturup. The Museum of Local Lore. Jeep tour to Kasatka Bay. A mirrored beach. The Devil's Rock. Thermal springs "Baths"
  • Day 10 - A boat trip along the coast. Sailing Bay. Sopochnoe Lake. White rocks. Hot Water thermal springs
  • Day 11 - Jeep tour to the foot of the Baransky volcano. Rest in the thermal springs
  • Day 12 - Jeep tour to the Yankito lava plateau. Flight from Kurilsk to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    6 nights
  • Guest House
    3 nights
  • Cabin on the boat
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels along the route.

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

For double occupancyAdditional payment for single accommodation on the island Iturup, Shikotan Island, Kunashir IslandChild under 12 years old in double or triple occupancy
212 40819 000209 408

Additional payment for a guaranteed room with amenities in the guest house "Kasatka" on O. Iturup — 4,500 rubles/room.

The Iceberg-1 Hotel 3 nights

The Iceberg-1 Hotel is a two–storey hotel. The shower and toilet go to a block of two rooms (2-bed and single).

On the ground floor: one block of 2-bed and single rooms, as well as a small cafe, gym. On the second floor there is a suite and three blocks of their 2-bed and single rooms.

All rooms have a view of the seaport.

Number of rooms:

  • four single rooms (facilities per block);
  • four 2-bed rooms (amenities per block);
  • one suite (one large bed and a pull-out sofa).
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Kasatka Guest House 3 nights
Ostrovnoy Motel 3 nights
The ship "Admiral Nevelskoy" or "Pavel Leonov" 1 night
Motor ship "Igor Farkhutdinov" 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
12 days 11 nights
Group meets at
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Included in price

  • guided tours according to the program;
  • transfers according to the program;
  • accommodation on the island Iturup standard rooms at the Kasatka Guest House;
  • accommodation on Shikotan Island in the Ostrovnoy motel, standard rooms with amenities;
  • accommodation on Kunashir Island in the Iceberg Hotel, building 1, standard rooms with amenities per block;
  • meals specified in the program;
  • transportation services on the routes;
  • escort by guides to Kunashir Island, Shikotan Island, Iturup Island;
  • entrance tickets to the springs;
  • passage by flatboat Kunashir Island — Shikotan Island;
  • registration of permits for staying in the border zone on the island Iturup, Shikotan Island, Kunashir Island;
  • accident insurance, insurance coverage up to 100,000 rubles.;
  • a raincoat for clothes.

Paid extra

  • flights to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back;
  • additional payment for single accommodation on the island Iturup, Shikotan Island, Kunashir Island — 19,000 rubles.;
  • additional payment for a guaranteed room with amenities in the Kasatka guest house on Iturup island — 4,500 rubles per room;
  • air ticket on the Kurilsk — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk route: 
    • adult — 7,900 rubles.;
    • child 2-12 years old — 4,450 rubles.;
  • ticket for the ship "Pavel Leonov" or "Admiral Nevelskoy" on the route O. Sakhalin (Korsakov port) — Kunashir Island (Yuzhno-Kurilsk port), travel time ~22 hours (place in a cabin class III, 4-bed with amenities):
    • adult — 5,080 rubles.;
    • child 2-12 years old — 3,690 rubles.;
  • ticket for the motor ship "Igor Farkhutdinov" on the route Shikotan Island (Malokurilskoye port) — O. Iturup (Kurilsk), travel time ~20 hours:
    • a place in a cabin of 3 categories, 4-bed, facilities on deck:
      • adult — 2,650 rubles.;
      • child 2-12 years old — 1,930 rubles.;
    • a place in the cabin of the 2nd category, 4-bed, cabin facilities:
      • adult — 3,350 rubles.;
      • a child 2-12 years old — 2,230 rubles.;
    • a place in the cabin of the 1st category, 2-bed, cabin facilities:
      • adult — 4,050 rubles.;
      • a child 2-12 years old — 2,630 rubles.;
    • a place in a luxury cabin, 2-bed, cabin amenities (2 rooms: living room + bedroom):
      • adult — 4,750 rubles.;
      • a child 2-12 years old — 2,975 rubles.;
  • meals on the ship, drinking water;
  • dinners on the island Iturup, indicated in the program marked "independently".

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • clothes:
    • a warm sweater;
    • warm wool socks;
    • windbreaker;
    • windproof and waterproof jacket;
    • thermal underwear;
    • t-shirts;
    • shorts;
    • bathing suit;
    • raincoats for shoes.
  • headdress, accessories:
    • a panama hat or a cap;
    • knitted hat;
    • sunglasses;
    • cotton gloves.
  • shoes:
    • comfortable sneakers, worn, with a tenacious sole or trekking boots, waterproof sneakers;
    • sandals for walking on water, slates.

A raincoat and raincoat will be issued before the start of the tour. 

On each route, you must have a change of clothes and shoes with you.

Documents:

  • passport, voucher;
  • medical insurance policy;
  • insurance policy;
  • birth certificate (if a child is flying with you).
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Dates and Prices

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    11 – 22 Jul 12 days 11 nights
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    15 – 26 Aug 12 days 11 nights
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