The mysterious island of Sakhalin. Excursions and gastronomic experiences

A trip to Sakhalin is an unexplored world of amazing nature, the Pacific coast, seafood, guided tours with a professional guide and the sincere company of brave travelers who came to the "edge of the world".

The price of the tour is indicated without accommodation.

Location

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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US$ 616
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 23 – 28 Jun
    • 30 Jun – 5 Jul
    • 7 – 12 Jul
    • 14 – 19 Jul
    • 21 – 26 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 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
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Aniva Lighthouse
Go to the abandoned lighthouse in the Sea of Okhotsk
Seafood delicacies
Will you try freshly caught seafood
Torii Gate
Visit the Seaside village and see the torii gate of Higashi Shiraura Jinja Temple

Itinerary

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

    Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

    Meeting at the airport.

    Transfer to the hotel, accommodation.

    Attention! Check-in at the hotel from 14:00 (early check-in is possible with an additional 50% / room / day).

    15:00 City tour (2 hours).

    During the tour, we will tell you how the city grew and developed during the period of Japanese rule (then it was called Toyohara), you will see preserved Japanese buildings built in those distant times.

    Get acquainted with the most striking places of modern Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and the main attractions of the island capital: the observation deck of the STK "Mountain Air", which offers a magnificent view of the whole city (the ascent to the middle platform is carried out by motor transport)

    We will visit three squares — Lenin, Victory and Glory, as well as Chekhov Cent Square.

    17:10–18:00 Welcome dinner in Sakhalin style.

    We will begin our journey with an introduction to Sakhalin cuisine. At our dinner you will taste the famous hemultan soup, salads from Sakhalin wild plants.

    Over dinner, we will discuss the details of the trip and give you the necessary attribute for a trip to Sakhalin.

    The weather on Sakhalin is changing very quickly, and to make your trip comfortable, we have prepared a raincoat for you.

    Your clothes will always stay dry, even in the most inclement weather.

    Transfer to the hotel.

    Rest.

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  • Day 2 - Aniva Lighthouse and lunch with oysters at Busse Lagoon
  • Day 3 - Amber coast and Tikhaya Bay
  • Day 4 - Free day or additional excursions
  • Day 5 - Cape Bird and Cape Giant Jeep Tour
  • Day 6 - The end of the program. Departure from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The cost of the tour for 1 person (without accommodation in a hotel in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk):

  • 54,100 rubles. — arrival dates: from 05/12/2024 to 06/23/2024 // from 10/06/2024 to 10/27/2024;
  • 58,200 rubles. — arrival dates: from 30.06.2024 to 09/29/2024.

An additional fee is paid for hotel accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (cost for 1 person for 5 nights), RUB.:

HotelsFor double occupancyFor single occupancyExtra nights  
double room /single room
Youth 3*14 500

24 500

2 900 / 4 900

Squirrel 3*16 000

27 250

3 200 / 5 450

Jubilee 3*16 500

28 250

3 300 / 5 650

Gagarin 3*18 000

29 000

3 600 / 5 800

Mega Palace Hotel 4*19 50033 250

3 900 / 6 650

Santa Risot Hotel 4*  
two 1.5 double beds
25 000

43 000

5 000 / 8 600

Santa Risot Hotel 4*  
one large bed
26 250

45 350

5 250 / 9 070

Paradise Risot Hotel 4*30 000

55 000

6 000 / 11 000

When booking accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on your own, please take into account:

  • arrival/departure transfer (pick-up/drop-off) is provided only to the base hotels;
  • the tourist must independently arrive at the starting point of the group excursions according to the program, the place and time for collection is confirmed the day before, at the end of the tour, tourists are delivered only to the base hotels.
Belka Hotel or Gagarin Hotel or 4 nights
Belka Hotel

The first hotel in the Far East, made according to Finnish technology in a wooden style made of milled timber.

The three—storey building with a basement was built according to an individual project developed by Japanese architects, with maximum preservation of all the unique properties of wood - a healthy microclimate, special deep warmth, comfort, creating a favorable atmosphere and giving a sense of security and peace. Within the walls of the hotel there is an atmosphere of warm, taiga wood in its pristine beauty.

Hotel It was opened in 2003.

Renovated in 2019.

In all rooms: TV, Internet Wi-Fi, safe, air conditioning, refrigerator, mini-bar, bathrobe, slippers, personal hygiene products, hair dryer.

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Gagarin Hotel

Gagarin Hotel it 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 Russian island of Sakhalin, at the foot of the Susunai Mountains. It offers an international restaurant, a spa and a nightclub. The center of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is a 15-minute drive away.

The multi-storey Mega Palace Hotel offers modern rooms and apartments with antique-style furniture. All rooms are equipped with cable TV, a safe and a minibar.

The spa facilities include a fitness center, a hot tub and a sauna. In the evening, guests can visit a karaoke bar or a nightclub with DJ performances.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning. The Marquis Restaurant serves Russian, European and Japanese cuisine, while Serbian cuisine can be enjoyed at the Grill in the Sky restaurant. There is also an Asian restaurant "Asia" and a Japanese BamBoo restaurant. Guests can relax at the Duke Karaoke Bar.

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Santa Resort Hotel

Santa Risot Resort Hotel is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, next to the picturesque Gagarin Park at the foot of Parkovaya Mountain, a 10-minute drive from the city's business district. It offers a sauna, a hot tub, a restaurant and a tennis court.

The Rubin Restaurant serves Russian, European, Pan-Asian and Japanese cuisine. At the Kristall Bar, guests can order exotic cocktails, which can be enjoyed on the outdoor terrace with panoramic views.

Rooms at the Santa Risot Resort feature a balcony and free Wi-Fi. They are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a minibar. The private bathrooms are equipped with toiletries, bathrobes and a hairdryer.

The Santa Risot Resort features a spa complex with a sauna with a swimming pool, as well as a well-equipped gym. 

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The Yubileynaya Hotel

This hotel is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, a 10-minute walk from the Gorny Vozdukh Ski Center. It offers rooms with a microwave, a sauna and free private parking.

The rooms at the Yubileynaya Hotel are decorated in a classic style and feature a work desk and a bathroom with a hairdryer.

The Time Cafe serves European and Oriental cuisine, and there are several restaurants within a 10-minute walk of the hotel.

Guests can relax in the sauna. Gagarin Park, where entertainment programs are held, is a 3-minute walk from the Yubileynaya Hotel.

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Yunost Hotel

Yunost Hotel is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, 300 metres from Victory Square. It offers a restaurant, a shared lounge and free private parking. The hotel is 4.1 km from the center of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and 4.4 km from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Train Station. Those who wish can book family rooms.

Rooms at Yunost Hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Bed linen and slippers are provided.

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Paradise Risot Hotel

A new hotel has opened in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in the immediate vicinity of the Mountain Air ski resort.

Paradise Resort Hotel is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, 4.3 km from Victory Square. It offers a restaurant and a bar. The resort offers family rooms.

Rooms at the resort are equipped with a desk and a flat-screen TV. Rooms at Paradise Resort have a private bathroom with a bidet and a hairdryer. The rooms offer views of the city. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator.

A buffet breakfast is served daily at the hotel.

The hotel staff speaks English and Russian and will be happy to provide guests with information about the region at the reception.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 25 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Included in price

  • guided tours according to the program;
  • transfers according to the program;
  • meals specified in the program:
    • breakfast (if included in the room rate);
    • 3 lunches (on the route during excursions);
    • dinner on the first day;
  • transportation services on the routes;
  • accompanied by professional instructors on all routes;
  • accident insurance, insurance coverage up to 100,000 rubles.;
  • raincoat.

Paid extra

  • flights to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back;
  • habitation;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • transfer to the airport for self-booking accommodation;
  • excursion "Sea Lions and Sakhalin Sea Gates" (from May 15 to July 17):
    • adult — 7,600 rubles/person.;
    • a child from 7 to 12 years old — 7,000 rubles/person.;
  • excursion "Lopatin Lighthouse and Sakhalin Sea Gate" (from July 24 to October 30) — 7,600 rubles/person.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • comfortable sneakers or trekking shoes (main pair and spare);
  • waterproof jacket;
  • warm clothes;
  • any lightweight cotton gloves;
  • medium-length rubber boots;
  • slates;
  • bathing suit;
  • headdress;
  • sun protection and insect repellent.
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 616
    23 – 28 Jun 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 662
    30 Jun – 5 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 662
    7 – 12 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 662
    14 – 19 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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  • from US$ 662
    21 – 26 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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