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Putorana Plateau and Yenisei River cruise

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 and Duration July 01 - 17, 2019, September 07 - 20, 2019 - 14 days, 13 nights
July 08 - 20, 2019, July 22 - August 03, 2019 - 13 days, 12 nights
July 15 - 26, 2019 - 12 days, 11 nights
Cruise ships «Alexander Matrosov» passenger ship


  1. Day 1
    Early arrival in Alykel airport in 35 km from Norilsk. Transfer to Norilsk, check-in at «Talnakh» hotel, twin rooms.
  2. Day 2
    One can leave a part of your belongings in a hotel store room.
    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.
    Guided walk in a buffer zone of Putorana Nature reserve.
  3. Day 3
    Guided walk in a buffer zone of Putorana Nature reserve. 
    Lunch and dinner.
  4. Day 4
    Guided walk in a buffer zone of Putorana Nature reserve. 
    Transfer to Norilsk by motor boat
    Arrival in Norilsk, accommodation in hotel in twin rooms
  5. Day 5
    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.
  6. Day 6
    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.
    Yeniseisk town tour, excursion to Yeniseisk lore museum, wexcursion to "Photo-hut" museum.
    Dinner in a hotel.
  11. Day 11
    Excursion to Museum of Jack-planes, which is in Guinness Book of Records.
    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
    09:30 AM excursion to Stolby Nature Reserve (Krasnoyarsk Pillars).
    It was founded in 1925. Its area is 47 219 hectares. The park is famous for its complexes of rocks or pillars.
    Transfer to a hotel, lunch.
    Dinner in a hotel.
  13. Day 13
    09:30 AM Krasnoyarsk city tour.
    Excursion to museum on «Svyatitel (Saint) Nikolay» ship.
    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.
  14. Day 14
    Check-out from a hotel.

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Price per person in RUB

Duration 14 days 13 days 12 days
Cruise in twin cabin
110300 104200 101000
Single supplement in Norilsk (3/2/1 Nights) 7500 5000 2500
Single supplement in Krasnoyarsk (3 Nights) 3500 3500 3500
Room with private toilet and shower in Yenisseysk (1 Night) 2000 2000 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
Excursions (in Russian) and entrance fees
*guides with other languages are possible upon request in Norilsk and Krasnoyarsk (extra payment)

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