Sakhalin is a unique region that is interesting not only in summer, but also in winter! 

Do not miss the unique opportunity to spend an eventful New Year's holidays on such distant but attractive Kuril Islands!

Location

Russia, Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
from
US$ 1 845
US$ 1 613
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 30 Dec, 2024 – 7 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Sakhalin region, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Juicy seafood
We will taste seafood dishes, Far Eastern delicacies, tea with Sakhalin herbs and berries.
Icefalls of Tikhaya Bay
Let's admire the blue hummocks, blue-white caps on steep cliffs and needles of ice waterfalls
Two amazing islands
We will explore the islands of Sakhalin and Iturup, the most famous in the Kuril Ridge
Comprehensive health improvement
Let's restore health in the thermal springs "Hot waters"
Active leisure
In our free time we can go skiing or snowboarding at the Mountain Air complex
Lava plateau "Yankito"
We will see the frozen volcanic lava in the form of rocks on the shore of the Sea of Okhotsk

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

    Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, meeting at the airport, 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.

    We will visit the top of the mountain "Bolshevik" (STK "Mountain Air") and enjoy the views with a glass of mulled wine.

    At the end of the tour, transfer to the hotel, free time.

    Dinner (on your own).

    Important! It is necessary to have WhatsApp at the beginning of the tour and provide an up-to-date phone number. All information is sent to the chat group.

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  • Day 2 - Korsakov. Okhotsk. New Year's Eve
  • Day 3 - Free day
  • Day 4 - Icefalls of Tikhaya Bay
  • Day 5 - Departure to Kurilsk on Iturup, Baransky volcano
  • Day 6 - Kasatka Bay, Hot Waters thermal springs
  • Day 7 - Lava plateau "Yankito", departure to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
  • Day 8 - Conquering the Sakhalin Mountains on snowmobiles
  • Day 9 - Transfer to the airport
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour provides accommodation in a hotel of your choice in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and in the Kamelia Hotel on Iturup.

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

HotelDouble occupancyExtra charge for a single room
Gagarin 3+*140 80017 600
Mega Palace 4*149 00023 600
"Squirrel" 3*140 80017 600

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

Gagarin Hotel 3+* or Mega Palace Hotel 4* or 6 nights
Gagarin Hotel 3+*

The rooms are decorated with elements of Japanese and European styles. They are equipped with a work desk and a TV with more than 100 satellite channels. Featuring a bath, the private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.

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Another option
Mega Palace Hotel 4*

The 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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Belka Hotel 3*

A three-star hotel with an interesting name "Belka" 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 Camellia Hotel 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
9 days 8 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;
  • New Year's Eve show program in the restaurant;
  • accommodation at the Kamelia Hotel (Iturup);
  • meals specified in the program;
  • transportation services on the routes;
  • accompanied by instructors and guides on the routes;
  • registration of a border pass on the island Iturup;
  • thermal complexes for every day of your stay on Iturup.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back;
  • flight Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk — Kurilsk (Iturup) — Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (luggage included, we purchase for you on our own, tickets are non-refundable) - 14,800 rubles —;
  • alcoholic beverages;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • tips.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  1. Backpack or travel bag. On long snowmobile routes (from 3 days), it is highly undesirable to bring things in a suitcase, because it does not fit into the trunk of a snowmobile and is inconvenient to transport.
  2. A form of clothing for an active snowmobile day:
    • Thermal underwear (pants and jacket).
    • Comfortable warm sportswear. The best option is a suit for snowboarding or downhill skiing. We recommend that you do not come in jeans, because they restrict movement and do not warm you.
    • A fleece jacket or sweater.
    • Socks should be on your feet (thin cotton + necessarily warm wool socks);.
    • Gloves and a hat. During the snowmobile route, the travel agency provides: insulated boots, snowmobile overalls, gloves, balaclava, helmet. The jumpsuit is put on top of your clothes. If there are no severe frosts, then the jumpsuit can be worn on thermal underwear + sweatpants and a fleece jacket / sweater.
  3. The form of clothing for an active day on skis: Everything is the same as in a snowmobile day, however, we recommend having a small backpack in which you can put a warm vest or an additional jacket. While skiing, you should be dressed according to the weather (usually a suit for downhill skiing or snowboarding), however, during stops you may feel cool. At these moments, an additional vest or jacket will be useful. We recommend wearing ski boots on wool socks.
  4. A set of spare underwear.
  5. Slippers or warm socks.
  6. For a trip to the sauna:
    • A swimsuit (if you need one).
    • Slates/sandals for sports.
  7. Shoes are comfortable warm shoes without heels.
  8. Personal items:
    • Personal hygiene products.
    • Individual first aid kit.
    • If you wear glasses, then you should remember that under the helmet the shackles can press and cause discomfort. Also, your breathing under the helmet makes the glasses fog up, and they freeze quickly in the cold. Also, the glasses fog up when you enter a warm room from the cold. If possible, lenses should be provided.
  9. Documents:
    • Passport.
    • Medical insurance policy (photocopy is available).
  10. Money — we recommend that you always have a small amount of cash with you so that, if desired, you can quickly buy the necessary things at stops along the route.
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 1 613
    30 Dec, 2024 – 7 Jan, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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