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Putorana Plateau and Yenisei River cruise Featured

Putorana Plateau is a vast uninhabited mountainous area on the north of Siberia. More than 25,000 lakes and waterfalls form the second largest store of fresh water after lake Baikal. This land of severe climat and breathe-taking landscapes is in the World Heritage List.

Itinerary Norilsk – Putorana Plateau – Dudinka – Yeniseisk – Krasnoyarsk
Dates July 01 – 14, 2017, July 24 – August 06, 2017, July 29 – August 11, 2017
Duration 14 days, 13 nights
Cruise ships «Valery Chkalov» passenger ship, «Alexander Matrosov» passenger ship

Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Early arrival in Alykel airport in 35 km from Norilsk. Transfer to Norilsk, check-in at «Norilsk» hotel, twin rooms.
    Lunch
    Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Breakfast
    Norilsk city tour and excursion to Museum of Norilsk Industrial Region history.
    Excursion to Norilsk art gallery that is the northernmost art museum in Russia.
    Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Breakfast.
    One can leave a part of your belongings in a hotel storeroom.
    11:30 Transfer to river port, boarding a motor boat that goes up Norilka river to Lama Lake on Putorana Plateau.
    Putorana plateau is an area of step-like hills with deep and wide canyons between them. There are more than 25,000 lakes and waterfalls.
    The Putorana Nature Reserve, established in 1988, covers some 1,887,251 hectares. In July 2010, the Putorana Reserve was inscribed on the World Heritage List.
    Lama Lake seems to be the most beautiful and well known lake on Taymyr peninsula. It is of tectonic origin and is more than 100 million years old.
    Lunch boxed
    After 6 hours we arrive in Lama lake. Accommodation in a guesthouse in twin or triple rooms.
    Dinner
    Guided walk in a buffer zone of Putorana Nature reserve.
  4. Day 4
    Breakfast
    Guided walk in a buffer zone of Putorana Nature reserve.
    Lunch and dinner.
  5. Day 5
    Breakfast
    Guided walk in a buffer zone of Putorana Nature reserve.
    Lunch
    Transfer to Norilsk by motor boat
    Arrival in Norilsk, accommodation in «Norilsk» hotel in twin rooms
    Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Breakfast
    Check-out and departure to Dudinka town.
    Dudinka town tour and excursion to Taymyr Regional museum.
    Dudunka is the coldest (up to -57oC in winter) and the northernmost settlement (69°24'N) on the Earth.
    It is located on the right bank of Yenisei river at the confluence with Dudinka river.
    Boarding a ship, accommodation in twin cabins. There are 2 berths, wardrobe and washbasin in a cabin. Showers and toilets are in separate rooms.
    The ship leaves Dudinka Port at noon.
    Lunch aboard.
    Excursion on the ship.
    Dinner aboard.
    The ship makes stop at Igarka town at night.
    Igarka is located inside the Arctic Circle in continuous Permafrost zone.
    Sea ships going from Yenisei Gulf come to anchor in Igarka Port.
  7. Day 7
    The ship crosses the Arctic Circle near Kureika river flowing to Yenisei.
    Breakfast and lunch aboard
    Meeting in library
    Dinner aboard
    The ship makes stop in Turukhansk town.
  8. Day 8
    Breakfast and lunch aboard
    The ship passes by Verkhneimbatsk town.
    Dinner aboard
    At night the ship passes by the third largest Yenisei tributary - Middle or Podkamennaya (Stony) Tunguska River, the place of the Tunguska event.
    In 40 km the ship comes in a canyon which bank-to-bank width is only 700 m, and ships have to pass it by turn. It is called Osinovsky rapids as well.
  9. Day 9
    The ship goes through Osinovsky rapids. In 30 m from shipboard one can see Monastyrsky island and 2 rocky islands called Korablik (Small ship) and Barochka (Small barge).
    The ship goes up the River and passes by Osinovskie Shcheki that seem to be one of the picturesque places on Yenisei.
    Osinovskie Shcheki is a canyon with granite walls towering up to 50 meters.
    Breakfast aboard
    Stop at Vorogovo town founded by Cissacks in XVIIth century.
    This small settlement with population of 2000 people is multinational – Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Germans and Ketts live here.
    Locals sell to guests home-made souvenirs and food
    Lunch aboard
    Stop at Yartsevo town.
    Dinner aboard
  10. Day 10
    Breakfast aboard
    The ship comes to anchor in Yeniseisk on the left bank of Yenisei River.
    This town is called an open air museum for its architectural ensembles built in Siberian baroque style dated back to XVIII century.
    Transfer and accommodation in «Yeniseiskaya» hotel in twin or triple rooms.
    Shower rooms and toilets are in corridor.
    Lunch
    Yeniseisk town tour, excursion to Yeniseisk exhibition hall
    Dinner in a hotel.
  11. Day 11
    Breakfast.
    Excursion to Museum of Jack-planes, which is in Guinness Book of Records.
    Lunch
    Transfer to confluence of Angara and Yenisei rivers called Strelka.
    Picnic on fresh air.
    Transfer to Krasnoyarsk
    Accommodation in «Krasnoyarsk» hotel in twin rooms.
    Dinner in a hotel.
  12. Day 12
    Breakfast
    09:30 AM Krasnoyarsk city tour.
    Excursion to museum on «Svyatitel (Saint) Nikolay» ship.
    Lunch
    02:00 PM excursion to Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric station, «The Czar Fish» observation deck and embankment of Divnogorsk city.
    Excursion to memorial of Viktor Astafiev in Ovsyanka village. Viktor Astafiev was a prominent Soviet writer, the author of «Czar Fish» novel.
    Dinner in a hotel.
  13. Day 13
    Breakfast
    09:30 AM excursion to Stolby Nature Sanctuary (Krasnoyarsk Pillars).
    It was founded in 1925. Its area is 47 219 hectares. The park is famous for its complexes of rocks or pillars.
    Lunch in Krasnaya Palatka (Red Tent) café.
    Transfer to Bobrovy Log (Beaver valley) fun park. Here we go up to view point by chairlift to see boundless Siberian Taiga forest and Krasnoyarsk city from bird’s eye.
    Dinner in a hotel.
  14. Day 14
    Breakfast
    Check-out from a hotel.

Price

Price per person in RUB

Cruise in twin cabin
101700
Single supplement in Norilsk (3 Nights) 9300
Single supplement in Krasnoyarsk (3 Nights) 2700
Single supplement in Yenisseysk (1 Night) 2000

What is included:

Permit for visiting Russian polar area for non-Russians
Accommodation in hotels in twin rooms according to itinerary
Accommodation in a guesthouse on Lama Lake in twin or triple rooms
River cruise in twin cabin
Transfers according to itinerary
Transfer by motor boat from Norilsk to Putorana Plateau and back
Full board
Insurance
Excursions and entrance fees

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