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Lake Baikal Photography Expedition

Written by 56th Parallel on 4th Nov 2016
Lake Baikal Photography Expedition

Lake Baikal Photography Expedition has the well-deserved honour of highlighting Siberia’s most famous frozen landscapes. Summer sees the bulk of tourist activity in the area, but it’s in winter that the most devoted photographers make the pilgrimage, hoping to capture once-in-a-lifetime images of the natural world at its most powerful and surreal. READ MORE

Golden Eagle, luxury Trans-Siberian express

Written by 56th Parallel on 5th Jun 2016

Undoubtedly the world’s greatest railway journey, the Trans-Siberian Railway runs like a steel ribbon across mysterious Russia connecting east and west from Moscow over the Urals, across the magnificent and endless steppe and alongside the shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake. Opened in stages between 1891 and 1916, this extraordinary engineering achievement is a vital link for all the communities that live in close proximity to the line – and to travel along this route is by far the best way to experience the vastness and grandeur of Russia’s rarely visited interior. READ MORE

Naadam Festival - Trans-Mongolian Express

Written by 56th Parallel on 3rd Jun 2016
Naadam Festival

Rail cruising is a fantastic way to absorb the rich culture of the Naadam Festival and cinematic landscape of the country. Our exclusive rail journey through Russia and Central Asia, combines first-class customer service with a romantic exploration of the world’s most remarkable sites and a room with a view that constantly changes; offering a unique and memorable exploration of the places we visit. READ MORE

Trekking volcanoes in Kamchatka

Written by 56th Parallel on 28th Dec 2015
Kamchatka trekking tour

Millions of years of volcanic activity have carved Kamchatka into a place of strangely prehistoric, undulating landscapes. Seen from the air, stark lava fields, gaping craters and mountainous tundra contrast with lush forests and shimmering lakes and rivers and the endless blue depths of the Pacific Ocean.  READ MORE

The kingdom of brown bears

Written by Anna Schneider on 8th Dec 2015

The two most potent symbols of Kamchatka’s untamed nature and grandeur, are Kamchatka brown bears and towering volcanoes – are the subjects of this eye-opening adventure into the Far Eastern frontier. The Kingdom of Brown Bears tour will get you closer than you ever imagined to the wild inhabitants of the peninsula. READ MORE

Kamchatka photography expedition

Written by 56th Parallel on 4th Feb 2015
Kamchatka Photo tour

Stay on the shores of the iconic Kurilskoye Lake and take part in some of the best bear viewing on the peninsula, as the bears gorge themselves during the annual salmon run. Hike some of Kamchatka’s active volcanoes for thrilling shots of steaming vents, acid lakes and smoking craters. READ MORE

Legend of Lake Baikal

Written by 56th Parallel on 12th Nov 2014
Lake baikal travel guide

This tour will introduce you to the glimmering blue pearl of Russia, Lake Baikal, is rightfully upheld as Siberia’s most famous attraction. Its clear-as-a-mirror waters are a reflection of Siberia’s wildness, its vastness and its beauty. Just in one week, you will see the best sights of the legendary Baikal, which is famous not only for its startling depth but also for its unique flora and fauna, breathtaking landscapes and its special ambience which you feel straight away once you arrive at Olkhon. You will visit beautiful iconic places, such as Irkutsk and Listvyanka village, Olkhon and Ogoy Islands, will and enjoy the cruise to Tankhoi village, located on the Eastern shore of Lake Baikal.

Lake Baikal ice adventure

Written by 56th Parallel on 11th Nov 2014
Lake baikal ice adventure

Lake Baikal ice adventure takes place in March (Springtime), when the temperature gets above zero, but the ice is still solid and crystal clear. During your trip, you will get to experience closeness to Siberia and its wild that you have never felt before. You will feel the beautiful isolation of nature during this handcrafted tour. We sure you’ll be amazed by frozen beauty of Baikal. We speed things up as you will get to experience dog sledding, snowmobiles, ice skating, hovercraft rides and many more activities; including the most unique experiences — ice rafting and swimming in the ice hole after a steamy Russian Sauna! Try local cuisine: Siberian sashimi and fish skewers on a picnic, organised in the middle of the frozen lake.

Lake Baikal Cruise

Written by 56th Parallel on 17th Apr 2014
Lake Baikal cruise

After the winter-time freeze, Baikal becomes a balmy summer boating paradise – a vast expanse of calm water with shimmering azure bays and a shoreline hugged by dramatic mountains, pristine forests and quaint ethnic villages. This relaxing three-day Lake Baikal cruise will take you to some of the most picturesque beauty spots in and around Lake Baikal, travelling on board the modern cruise ship Sibiryak with just 11 other guests. In three days, you’ll be able to take in a truly memorable taste of Siberia’s unique culture and nature – including a scenic journey on the magnificent Circum-Baikal Railroad and a walking tour of the Baikal National Park.

 

Kayaking Lake Baikal

Written by 56th Parallel on 25th Feb 2014
Kayaking Lake Baikal tour

Become swept away in the relaxed and tranquil atmosphere of Lake Baikal. Kayaking Lake Baikal tour takes you across crystal clear waters by day and sleeping on its shores by night. From Buguldeika village to Peschanaya, this tour invites guests to feel the energy of the world’s oldest lake as they navigate on its transparent water and relax on the soft sands of its shores.

Kamchatka discovery

Written by 56th Parallel on 20th Feb 2014
Valley of the geysers Kamchatka

There is no a corner of its peninsula lacking incredibly vast views and unique forms of Russian Far East flora and fauna. Whether you’re seeing the vast peninsula from the seat of a helicopter, the lookout point of one of Kamchatka’s many volcano trails, or from the hot spring waters of Paratunka, Kamchatka is undeniably breathtaking. READ MORE

About 56th Parallel

56th Parallel is a travel company specialising in providing packaged tours and travel services in Russia.

Our goal is to redefine travel to Russia, focusing on creating the most rewarding experiences, which help travellers unfolds the soul of this exciting destination.

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