Three islands: Sakhalin — Kunashir — Shikotan

An unforgettable trip to the three islands of the Far East! 

You will go out to the Sea of Okhotsk by boat, visit picturesque bays, see volcanoes and the endless Pacific Ocean, walk along interesting routes and relax in thermal springs.

Location

Russia, Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Duration
16 Days
15 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 22 Jun – 7 Jul
    • 6 – 21 Jul
    • 17 Aug – 1 Sep
    • 31 Aug – 15 Sep
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    13 nights
  • Cabin on the boat
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • 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
Russia, Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Food tour to Tikhaya Bay
Admire the lagoons, grottoes, gorges and taste the Far East!
Jeep tour to Cape Giant
Take a walk along the seashore and admire the beauty of the stone arches and columns
The Breath of the Earth
You will visit real active volcanoes and walk through fumarole fields
Robinson Crusoe Bay
Enjoy the views of a dozen green islets scattered in the turquoise ocean water
Boat trip
Travel along the Sea of Okhotsk to the Kuril Islands
Sakhalin delicacies
You will taste crabs, fish, seafood and delicious caviar

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, acquaintance with the city

    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, we go for lunch to one of the best Japanese restaurants — seafood dishes.

    Right after lunch, we will introduce you to our cozy city

    The guide will tell you about our 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). 

    Free time.

    Dinner (on your own).

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  • Day 2 - Food tour "Tikhaya Bay"
  • Day 3 - Jeep tour to Cape "Bird", cape "Giant"
  • Day 4 - Departure to Kunashir
  • Day 5 - Arrival on Kunashir. Pacific ocean. South Kuril Cape
  • Day 6 - The fumarole field of the Mendeleev volcano
  • Day 7 - The caldera of the Golovnin volcano. The Lakes are Boiling and Hot
  • Day 8 - Cape Columnar. Thermal springs
  • Day 9 - Departure to Shikotan
  • Day 10 - The cape is the Edge of the World. Nameless Bay
  • Day 11 - Aivazovsky Bay (Church)
  • Day 12 - Departure to Sakhalin
  • Day 13 - Arrival to Sakhalin
  • Day 14 - Cape and Aniva Lighthouse
  • Day 15 - Free day
  • Day 16 - Completion of the program
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The tour includes hiking, crosswalks and routes of medium difficulty (3-7 km one way)

Accommodation

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

The tour provides accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in the selected hotel, as well as in hotels on Kunashir Island and Shikotan Island, in the cabins of the ship.

The cost of the tour depends on the place of accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk:

 Double occupancySurcharge for single occupancy
"Gagarin" 3*221 00041 000
"Commander" 3*218 00039 000
"Mega Palace" 4*232 00046 500
"Squirrel" 3*218 00039 000

Accommodation in other hotels is possible upon request.

In summer, all cabins on ships are made quadruple.

On Kunashir, accommodation in the hotels of the Municipal Unitary Enterprise Yuzhnokurilsky Docker ("House of Friendship", "Breeze", "Representative Center").

On Shikotan, accommodation at the Imperial Hotel in the village of Krabozavodskoye.

The Commander Hotel or Gagarin Hotel or 6 nights
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. There is a private bathroom with a hairdryer and slippers.

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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.

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Another option
Mega Palace Hotel

This hotel is located on the Russian Far Eastern island of Sakhalin, 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.

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Belka Hotel

The three-star Belka Hotel is located in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. For guests there are such services as parking, free Internet, safe deposit box, laundry. Guests who want to take a break from the routine are invited to visit the sauna.

The room stock is represented by 46 categories, which vary in roominess and comfort, but despite this, each room is equipped with comfortable furniture, so that even a long stay would be as comfortable as possible. Also, each room has its own bathroom and shower.

Breakfast is served every morning at the on-site restaurant. Lunch and dinner can be ordered by residents for an additional fee, or they can eat in nearby cafes and public catering places.

Nearby attractions include the Regional Museum of Local Lore, the Chekhov Theater Center, as well as the Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ.

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The ship 2 nights
Hotel in Yuzhno-Kurilsk 4 nights
The Imperial Hotel 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 25 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
16 days 15 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Included in price

  • transfers according to the program;
  • accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in the selected hotel;
  • excursion program on Sakhalin;
  • services of tour guides;
  • accommodation in the Yuzhno-Kurilsk hotel;
  • accommodation in the Malokurilsk hotel;
  • meals specified in the program;
  • transportation services on the routes;
  • accompanied by instructors and guides on the routes;
  • registration of a border pass (the Kuril Islands are a border area).

Paid extra

  • flights to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • a ticket for the ship on the route port Korsakov — Kunashir — Shikotan — port Korsakov (a place in a 4-seater cabin; we purchase for you on our own) — 15,500 rubles.;
  • meals on board the ship.

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, as well as replaceable dry shoes;
  • trekking poles;
  • towel;
  • sunscreen (SPF) of at least 30 units;
  • 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

  • from US$ 2 448
    22 Jun – 7 Jul 16 days 15 nights
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    6 – 21 Jul 16 days 15 nights
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    17 Aug – 1 Sep 16 days 15 nights
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  • from US$ 2 448
    31 Aug – 15 Sep 16 days 15 nights
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