Do not miss the unique opportunity to visit the most famous Kuril Islands — Sakhalin and Iturup, which amaze with their beauty and grandeur. 

On this trip you will visit the fumarole field and thermal springs of the Baransky volcano, Cape Ptichiy, Kasatka Bay, the Yankito Plateau and the White Cliffs. 

Location

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 7 – 15 Jul
    • 11 – 19 Jul
    • 27 Jul – 4 Aug
    • 7 – 15 Aug
    • 17 – 25 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    8 nights
Comfort
  • 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

Seafood delicacies
Let's taste the Far Eastern fish soup and eat plenty of seafood
The Sea of Okhotsk
We will visit the southeastern and eastern coasts
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Let's go on a sightseeing tour of the capital of Sakhalin Island
Thermal springs of the Baransky volcano
Relax in the thermal springs under the hot waterfall
White Rocks
We will see a unique creation of nature that arose as a result of the eruption of an underwater volcano
Yankito Plateau
Let's enjoy the alien landscapes and mysterious, exciting silhouettes on the Yankito plateau

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Sightseeing tour of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

    Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Meeting at the airport. 

    Transfer to the hotel, we leave our things.

    Please keep in mind that check-in at the hotel is at 14:00 (early check-in is booked and paid in advance if necessary).

    Welcome lunch at a Japanese restaurant.

    Sightseeing bus tour of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

    A visit to the viewport at the Mountain Air ski complex, which offers a magnificent view of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, located in a valley surrounded by hills and ridges. 

    Return to the hotel. 

    Dinner (on your own).

    Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk has many authentic cozy restaurants with Japanese, Korean, Chinese and European cuisine.

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  • Day 2 - The bay Is Quiet. The Island Is Noticeable. The eastern coast of the Sea of Okhotsk
  • Day 3 - Cape Ptichiy and Cape Velikan, the southeastern coast of the Sea of Okhotsk. Jeep Tour
  • Day 4 - Flight to Iturup. Fumarole field and thermal springs of Baransky volcano
  • Day 5 - Boat trip, Chirip Peninsula. White rocks, Sea of Okhotsk
  • Day 6 - Kasatka Bay. A rock massif in the Bay of Kasatka. Pacific ocean
  • Day 7 - The Yankito Plateau. Flight to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
  • Day 8 - Free day
  • Day 9 - Transfer to the airport
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in hotels. 

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

HotelsDouble occupancySurcharge for single occupancy
Gagarin 3* / Belka 3*158 00023 000
Mega Palace 4*159 80027 400

Extra day of stay in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (if necessary), RUB.: 

HotelsDouble RoomSingle Room
Gagarin 3* / Belka 3*7 2005 800
Mega Palace 4*8 3007 200
Gagarin Hotel or Mega Palace hotel or 5 nights
Gagarin Hotel

This hotel is located in a quiet location in the park area of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a 15-minute drive from Khomutovo Airport. The Gagarin Hotel offers a sauna with a mini-pool.

The rooms of the Gagarin Hotel in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk are decorated using elements of Japanese and European styles. They are equipped with a work desk and a TV with over 100 satellite channels. Featuring a bath, the private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.

A full buffet breakfast is served every morning at the hotel. The Gagarin restaurant specializes in European cuisine.

Guests can relax in the karaoke bar. A park named after him is located next to the hotel. Gagarina with a beautiful rock garden.

Free parking is available on site at the Gagarin Hotel. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can arrange a shuttle service for guests.

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Mega Palace hotel

This hotel is located on the Far Eastern Sakhalin Island of Russia, at the foot of the Susunai Mountains. It offers an international restaurant, a spa and a nightclub. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city centre is a 15-minute drive away.

Mega Palace Hotel is a multi-storey building with modern rooms and apartments furnished with antique furniture. All rooms are equipped with cable TV, a safe and a minibar.

It offers a fitness center, a hot tub and a sauna. In the evenings, guests can visit the karaoke bar or a nightclub with a DJ.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning. The Marquis Restaurant serves Russian, European and Japanese cuisine. Serbian cuisine can be enjoyed at the Grill in the Sky restaurant. Asian cuisine restaurant "Asia" and Japanese restaurant Bambu are also available on site. Guests can relax at the Duke Karaoke Bar.

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

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Belka Hotel

Built of wooden beams, this hotel is located in the business district, a 10-minute walk from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Main Station in the business center of the city. It offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with a flat-screen TV.

Rooms at the Belka Hotel are decorated in Alpine style and feature wooden walls and air conditioning. The rooms have a minibar and a bathroom with bathrobes, slippers, a hairdryer and toiletries.

The Belka Hotel's restaurant serves Russian cuisine. Guests can order a buffet breakfast. There are restaurants and bars within walking distance of the hotel.

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The hotel "Tomori" 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

  • airport — hotel — airport transfer to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk;
  • airport — hotel — airport transfer in Kurilsk;
  • accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk;
  • meals on Sakhalin according to the program;
  • accommodation at the hotel "Tomori" on Iturup;
  • meals on Iturup 3 times a day;
  • transportation services according to the program;
  • services of a tour guide;
  • entrance tickets to the thermal complexes "Sources of the Baransky volcano" and "Hot Waters";
  • registration of a border pass on the island Iturup.

Paid extra

  • flights to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back
  • flight Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — Kurilsk — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — 15,000 rubles/person.;
  • early check-in to hotels and late check-out from hotels;
  • surcharge for single occupancy;
  • dinners in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk;
  • 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).
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Dates and Prices

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