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Yakutia: Russia’s Winter Wonderland

Yakutia winter wonderland

Experience life in one of the most remote yet culturally rich regions on earth – the Sakha Republic; land of the Yakuts; Siberia’s Arctic wonderland.

This faraway place (Yakutia) plays host to ethereal polar nights and the northern lights, permafrost tundra and vast expanses of taiga forest. About 40% of Yakutia lies above the Arctic Circle, and much of it remains wild, pristine and largely unspoilt by development. One of Siberia’s most ethnically diverse regions, Yakutia is home to the Turkic-speaking Yakuts, many of whom still practise shamanism and nomadic lifestyles. The region is blessed with spectacular wildlife and is renowned for producing some of the cleanest diamonds on earth.       

Arrival

Departure

Accomodation

Yakutsk

Yakutsk

3* hotel

Duration

Action rating

Group size

5 days / 4 nights

     

2-10 people

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Itinerary View map

Day 1:Welcome to Yakutia

Welcome to Yakutiya, one of the most far-flung regions of the Russian Federation. Enjoy a walking tour through the old town and visit the Treasury of Yakutiya, and visit the Old Town.

Day 2:Yakutsk city tour

Drive through the countryside to a local farm and riding centre where native Yakut horses are bred. After lunch we will visit the National Museum of Art, where you'll find a huge collection of artwork.

Day 3:Snowmobiling at Lena Pillars Nature park

This day is optional, and we offer you to spend this day, exploring one of the famous UNESCO sights – Lena Pillars, by riding snowmobiles.

Day 4:The Kingdom of Permafrost

Visit to Chochur Muran, a fascinating cultural ethnographic complex and reproduction of the original Yakutsk fort built by Cossacks in 1632. Next, drive to the Permafrost Kingdom, an underground gallery with its own ice bar and a spectacular ice sculpture display. Here you'll have a chance to meet Yakutian Laika dogs.

Day 5 :Farewell hugs

Last day in Yakutsk - free day to explore. Transfer to Yakutsk airport for you flight back home.

Inclusions

Accommodation

3* hotel in Yakutsk

Meals

Breakfasts in the hotel

Transportation

Group arrival and departure airport transfers

All transportation  on tour according to the itinerary

Guides

Local English -speaking tour leader

Activities and sights

All activities and sights indicated in the detailed itinerary, please download for more info.

Other

Russian visa support documents

*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.

Not included

Flights, travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup. 
Chose your private date (DEC - APRIL)
Private Tour
Available US $2,350 TBA Reserve

If you have any urgent questions or enquiries, please give us a call +61 2 9388 9816