An amazing and adventurous tour of two islands of the Sakhalin Ridge — Sakhalin and Kunashir.

This tour contains all the most unique places: Cape Giant and Columnar, the caldera of the Golovnin volcano, Boiling and Hot lakes.

The advantage of the tour is also its versatility, there are gastronomic delights, a boat trip, and a jeep route. 

A lot of impressions are already waiting for you!

Location

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Duration
12 Days
11 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 22 Jun – 3 Jul
    • 29 Jun – 10 Jul
    • 13 – 24 Jul
    • 27 Jul – 7 Aug
    • 3 – 14 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    9 nights
  • Cabin on the boat
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 25 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Juicy seafood
We will have lunch in the best Japanese restaurant with dishes from Far Eastern seafood
The bay is Quiet
We will admire the lagoons, grottoes, gorges and, of course, the bird market during a walk to the bay
The jeep route
Let's go on an exciting trip to Cape Giant with stops at the observation decks
Fumarole field
We will explore the fumaroles and solfatars of the Mendeleev volcano, as well as swim in the thermal springs
Golovnin Volcano
We will visit the southernmost volcano of the Kuril Ridge and see two craters — Boiling and Hot lakes.
Cape Columnar
We will see the geological formation that arose as a result of the fossilization of basalt lava

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. City sightseeing tour

    Meeting at the airport of the recommended flights at 09:15 and 12:35, transfer to the hotel.

    Accommodation at the hotel starts at 14:00, early check-in is possible for an additional fee.

    After accommodation — lunch at the best Japanese restaurant — seafood dishes.

    Next, we will have a sightseeing tour of the city — we will show you the city, which has several names in all its glory, as well as visit the observation deck at the middle station of the STK "Gorny Vozdukh" and admire the city from a bird's-eye view

    The guide will tell you a lot of interesting things about the region and its rich historical past.

    At the end of the tour, transfer to the hotel or to the funicular station of the STK "Gorny Vozdukh" to meet the sunset on Mount Bolshevik (optional). 

    Dinner (on your own).

    We recommend arriving on an Aeroflot flight at 12:35 (departure from Moscow at 20:20).

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  • Day 2 - Food tour "Tikhaya Bay"
  • Day 3 - Jeep tour to Cape "Giant"
  • Day 4 - Departure to Kunashir Island
  • Day 5 - Arrival in Yuzhno-Kurilsk (O. Kunashir)
  • Day 6 - The fumarole field of the Mendeleev volcano
  • Day 7 - Golovninsky cliff. Golovnin Caldera
  • Day 8 - Cape Columnar. Thermal springs
  • Day 9 - Departure to Sakhalin
  • Day 10 - Arrival to Sakhalin
  • Day 11 - Free day
  • Day 12 - Completion of the program
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

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

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel on Sakhalin Island and Kunashir Island, as well as on a motor ship.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, rubles:

HotelDouble occupancySurcharge for single occupancy
"Gagarin"138 00018 000
Mega Palace149 50022 000
"Commander"136 00017 400
Mira Hotel (on request)151 00021 400

Single occupancy means accommodation in hotels throughout the tour — both in Kunashir and Sakhalin. But on the ship, accommodation will be in a four-person cabin, because due to the limited number of seats, there is no possibility of single accommodation in the cabin.

Gagarin Hotel or Mega Palace hotel 4* or 5 nights
Gagarin Hotel

The rooms of the hotel are decorated with 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.

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Mega Palace hotel 4*

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. 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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The Commander Hotel

This hotel is located in the center of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, just a 10-minute walk from the central train station. It offers air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

The bright and elegant rooms are decorated with classic furniture. The floor is carpeted. The rooms are equipped with a fridge and a kettle. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and slippers.

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Another option
Mira Hotel

The hotel is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a 10-minute drive from Khomutovo Airport.

It offers a fitness center and an indoor pool.

The rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

All modern rooms at the Mira Sakhalin Hotel are decorated in neutral tones and equipped with a minibar. The bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer.

The Pavarotti Restaurant, decorated with white furniture, serves Italian and Russian cuisine, and refreshing cocktails can be enjoyed at the Leonardo Lounge Bar.

Guests of the Mira Hotel can go to the fitness center for a workout and then take a dip in the pool. The hotel also has a solarium.

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The ship "Pavel Leonov" or The ship "Admiral Nevelskoy" 2 nights
Hotel in Yuzhno-Kurilsk 4 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 25 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
12 days 11 nights
Group meets at
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Included in price

  • transfers according to the program;
  • accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in the selected hotel;
  • guided tour services according to the program;
  • accommodation in the Yuzhno-Kurilsk hotel;
  • meals according to the program;
  • transportation services on the routes;
  • accompanied by instructors and guides;
  • border pass to Kunashir island;
  • a pass to the Kurilsky Nature Reserve.

Paid extra

  • flights to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • tickets for the Korsakov — Yuzhno-Kurilsk — Korsakov motor ship (4-bed cabin of the second category with amenities) — 10,500 rubles/person.;
  • meals on the ship;
  • early check-in to hotels and late check-out from hotels;
  • surcharge for single occupancy;
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • headdress;
  • sports sandals;
  • comfortable sports sandals in which you can walk on water and rocks;
  • trekking shoes with fluted soles;
  • also replaceable dry shoes;
  • trekking poles;
  • towel;
  • sunscreen (SPF) of at least 30 units;
  • backpack;
  • a small backpack for day trips (hands should be free!);
  • comfortable wind- and moisture-proof jacket;
  • bathing accessories;
  • mosquito and tick repellents;
  • gloves;
  • long sleeve shirt or sweatshirt;
  • individual first aid kit;
  • personal hygiene items.
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Dates and Prices

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    22 Jun – 3 Jul 12 days 11 nights
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