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River Cruise on the Lena River in Yakutia

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We will set out on our journey over Eastern Siberia in Ust-Kut, from where we will sail on the Lena River heading to Yakutsk and visiting most exciting cities and sights on our way.

In this tour:

  • We will follow the steps of Pyanda, a famous Russian explorer;
  • We will learn what kimberlites are and what the difference between them and xenolites is;
  • We will walk and take pictures in “Lena Pillars” National Park.
2 858 €
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Duration
10 days
9 nights
Dates
  • group dates
    • 5 Jun – 14 Jun
Complexity
Without exercise
Accommodation
    Comfort
    Midscale
    Group meet at
    Ust-Kut (Irkustsk region)
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    Main impressions

    The Lena Pillars

    See the most unique nature phenomenon listed as UNESCO World Heritage

    Lenskeaye Shyoky

    Pass by the most beautiful and famous places of the upper Lena River

    The magnificence of Yakutian taiga

    See picturesque panoramas from the side of the ship

    Route

    • Day 1 — Ust-Kut

      The tour guide and other tourists will be waiting for you in the river port.

      Ust-Kut was founded in 1631 by Siberian Cossack ataman Ivan Galkin, who built an ostrog (fort) there. The fort’s military importance declined in the latter half of the 17th century; however, the settlement was increasingly important as a river port, becoming one of the main starting points for trade along the Lena River.

      Departure time 08:00 a.m.

      You can check in on board a day before the tour (checking-in starts at 6:00 pm).

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    • Day 2 — Kirensk

      We will arrive at Kirensk – the oldest city in Irkutsk Oblast. We will walk over the city and river embankment, and visit a local history museum.

      Kirensk was founded in 1630 by the Cossacks under Vasily Bugor as a winter settlement called Nikolsky pogost. Along with Ust-Kut, it was one of the two main portages between the Yenesey and Lena basins. 

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    • Day 3 — Lenskeaye Shyoky

      We will stop in a picturesque place and walk. You will be able to go fishing and try local fish soup.

      Lenskiye Shyoky is one of the most beautiful and famous places of the upper Lena River. It is situated 172 km up from the Vitim River Estuary. These three fancy pointy cliffs of 200 meters high are situated above the river and present a narrow canyon with sharp turnings. This is the narrowest place of the Lena, the span is less than 200 meters here.

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    • Day 4 — Vitim River

      We will enter the Vitim River (a right tributary of the Lena River). We will walk to a lyceum in Vitim settlement and visit the local history museum at the lyceum. After that we will return to the Lena River.

      Vitim is an urban-type settlement in the Lenskiy Region. Veatim is situated on the Lena Rivers’ left bank against the Veatim River Estuary. Settlement was based in 1621. 

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    • Day 5 — Lensk and Mirny

      We will walk over the city of Lensk and visit a local history museum and a wooden St. Innokentiy orthodox church built in traditional Russian orthodox style.

      Alternatively (for an extra fee), we can set out on a bus excursion to Mirny. We will depart early in the morning (breakfast will be provided in lunch boxes). We will walk over the city and visit a viewing point in “Mir” Quarry and a museum of kimberlites. We will visit a famous Kimberlite Pipe called Mir. Mirniy was called in honor of this pipe. Besides tourists will visit a  Kimberlite Museum and a Nature Park called the Diamonds of Yakutia.

      After that we will have lunch and return to Lensk.

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    • Day 6 — The Ura River Estuary

      Green Stay. We will walk on the river bank and enjoy beautiful rocks. You will be able to go fishing (you may catch pikes, freshwater cods or pike-perches).

      The cliffs called Bell and Stone are shown beyond Chapaevo village where the Ura River makes its way from the gorge to the Lena River. River transport workers gave the river such a name because of its uncontrollable rage. There is a beautiful waterfall ten kilometers far from this place. The waterfall’s height is 30 meters. The Ura River divides the Lena River into two equal parts from the headstream to the estuary. From the side of the ship you can see a picturesque panorama of the Lena and the Ura Rivers in the multicolor magnificence of Yakutian taiga.

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    • Day 7 — Olyokminsk

      We will have a bus excursion over the city founded by Cossacks – the church, the chapel and the eunuch house here are the stronghold of the most unfortunate religious sects in tsar Russia. We will visit a local history museum.

      The distance from Yakutsk is 651 kilometers of a land way and 620 kilometers of the water way. Olyokminskiy Ostrog was based by the Yenisei Cossacks in 1635. 

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    • Day 8 — The Lena Pillars

      We will visit Lena Pillars – a famous Russian national park listed as UNESCO World Heritage. We will participate in a national welcome ritual and climb to a viewing point listening to guide’s stories. We will take beautiful pictures and then rest at the river bank.    

      Stay in the Lena Pillars National Park where one can see steep rocks, the unique natural phenomenon. The pillars have 200 meters height and are stretched for 80 km along the river. One can distinguish colonnades, arches and battlements in their shapes. You will enjoy a wonderful rest in this fairyland. After having a welcome ceremony with ritual dance and Purifying with Fire Ceremony you are guided to rock massif. 

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    • Day 9 — Sottintsy

      We will visit “Druzhba” Historical and Architectural Open-Air Museum with an attending guide. After that you will have enough time rest at the seaside.

       

      An excursion to Druzhba (Friendship) historic-architecture open-air museum located on the place of the primary foundation of the Lensk Stockaded Town founded by the Russian Cossacks, the future city of Yakutsk. The Museum presents samples of ancient wooden architecture in traditional Russian and Yakut styles. Expositions of wooden home utensils, national Yakut clothes and monuments of a Russian Orthodoxy are of great interest. Wonderful landscapes and interesting historical excursions make the museum visit both informative and pleasant.

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    • Day 10 — Yakutsk

      We will arrive at 04:00 am. 

      Breakfast. Luggage check.

      Transfer to the airport. Departure from Yakutsk.

    Accommodation

    Comfort
    Midscale
    Cruise typeCABIN TYPE
    CabinQuadruple cabinTriple/Double cabinSingle cabin with an extra bedJunior suiteSuite
    Number20246162
    OccupancyQuadruple occupancyTriple occupancyDouble occupancyTriple occupancyDouble occupancySingle occupancyDouble occupancySingle occupancyDouble occupancySingle occupancyDouble occupancy
    Cost (Euro) per cabin40003570313035503130228025701910351524704522

    DEMYAN BEDNY
    Passenger capacity: 210 people
    SUN DESK
    BOAT DECK
    MAIN DECK

    Suite (Cabin 308)

    *With an additional air conditioning system

    1. Sun Deck

    4. Cinema Hall

    3. Lounge Bar

    4. Bow Lounge

    5. Restaurant

    6. Hairdresser’s Shop

    7. Sauna

    8. Medical Office

    9. Smoking Area

    Junior Suit

    *With an additional air conditioning system

    Junior Suit

    *With an extra bed

    *With an additional air conditioning system

    Cabins 106-113 and 200-210 are equipped with TV-sets (satellite TV)

    Cabins 100-105; 114-137; and 211-234 have connectors to connect to the on-board satellite TV system

    All cabins are connected to the common air conditioning system

    Cabins 106-113 and 200-210 are equipped with fridges

    Single cabins

    *With an extra bed

    Triple cabins
    Quadruple cabins
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    Important to know

    • Are plane tickets included in the tour price?
    • Is insurance included in the tour price?

    River Cruise on the Lena River in Yakutia

    Duration
    10 days
    9 nights
    Group
    Up to people
    Complexity
    Without exercise
    Group meet at
    Ust-Kut (Irkustsk region)

    Included in price

    • transfers provided in the program;
    • rull board catering;
    • excursions;
    • on board entertainment;
    • entertainment at stops.

    Paid extra

    • plane or train tickets to Ust-Kut and from Yakutsk;
    • transfer from Ust-Kut and Yakutsk;
    • accommodation before and after the tour dates;
    • catering which is not provided in the tour program;
    • alcohol;
    • laundry services.
    2 858 €
    What’s included in the price? Submit request
    Duration
    10 days
    9 nights
    Dates
    • group dates
      • 5 Jun – 14 Jun
    Complexity
    Without exercise
    Accommodation
      Comfort
      Midscale
      Group meet at
      Ust-Kut (Irkustsk region)
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      Duration
      10 days
      9 nights
      Dates
      • group dates
        • 5 Jun – 14 Jun
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