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Nothern lights on Putorana Plateau

Itinerary Krasnoyarsk - Dudinka - Putorana Plateau  - Norilsk
Dates September 04 - 15, 2018
Duration 12 Days, 11 Nights
Cruise ship «Valery Chkalov» passenger ship

Itinerary

  1. Day 1, September 04, 2018, Tuesday
    Early arrival in Krasnoyarsk.
    Check-in at «Krasnoyarsk» hotel in twin rooms.
    09:50 AM meet with a guide at the hotel lobby
    10:00 AM Krasnoyarsk city tour
    Lunch
    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.
  2. Day 2, September 05, 2018, Wednesday
    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 a hotel.
    Dinner in a hotel.
  3. Day 3, September 06, 2018, Thursday
    Early breakfast
    06:30 AM transfer to Krasnoyarsk port on Yenisei River
    Boarding, accommodation in twin cabins. There are 2 berths, wardrobe and washbasin in a cabin. Showers and toilets are in separate rooms.
    07:00 AM the ship leaves Krasnoyarsk Port.
    09:00 breakfast aboard
    The ship goes through Kazachinsky Rapid. Its length is 4 km; river bed is only 350 m wide here.
    02:00 PM lunch aboard
    The ship passes by the confluence of Angara and Yenisei Rivers called Strelka.
    07:00 PM dinner aboard.
    The ship comes to anchor in Yeniseisk town in 330 km from Krasnoyarsk.
    This town is called an open air museum for its architectural ensembles built in Siberian baroque style dated back to XVIII century.
  4. Day 4, September 07, 2018, Friday
    09:30 breakfast aboard
    Stop at Yartsevo village (1 hour). Kett Cossacks founded the village in 1605 and old believers still live here.
    Stop at Vorogovo village (1 hour).
    A small market appears when the ship comes to Yartsevo and Vorogovo villages. Locals sell their home-made food and «gifts of taiga forest» - mushrooms, fish, berries, mead and blackberry wine.
    02:00 PM Lunch
    The ship goes through Osinovsky Rapid and passes by the third largest Yenisei tributary - Middle or Podkamennaya (Stony) Tunguska River, the place of the Tunguska event.
    Osinovsky Rapid is a canyon which bank-to-bank width is only 700 m, and ships have to pass it by turn.
    The ship goes down 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.
    07:00 PM Dinner
  5. Day 5, September 08, 2018, Saturday
    Breakfast and lunch aboard.
    The ship passes by Bor and Bakhta settlements.
    The next stop at Turukhansk town.
    07:00 PM Dinner
    Late at night, the ship crosses the Arctic Circle near Kureika River flowing to Yenisei.
  6. Day 6, September 09, 2018, Sunday
    Breakfast and lunch aboard.
    The ship comes to anchor in Igarka town in 1330 km north from Krasnoyarsk.
    Igarka is located inside the Arctic Circle in continuous Permafrost zone.
    Sea ships going from Yenisei Gulf come to anchor in Igarka Port.
    There is an airport for air-freighters and small planes to take workers to oil fields.
    Excursion to Museum of continuous permafrost. It is the only museum in the world which ground floor is cut in permafrost soil.
    07:00 PM Dinner
    09:00 PM Arrival in Dudinka.
    Transfer and accommodation in «Yeniseiskie Ogni» (Yenisei Lights) hotel in twin rooms.
  7. Day 7, September 10, 2018, Monday
    Breakfast
    Excursion to Taymyr Regional museum.
    The unique part of museum’s collection are items that represent religious beliefs of Nganasans – indigenous people inhabiting the Taymyr Peninsula. Idols, amulets and shaman clothes are the most interesting ones.
    Dudinka town tour.
    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.
    Transfer to Norilsk. Accommodation in «Talnakh» hotel I twin rooms.
    Dinner.
  8. Day 8, September 11, 2018, Tuesday
    Breakfast.
    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 on a buffer zone of Putorana Nature reserve.
  9. Day 9, September 12, 2018, Wednesday
    Breakfast.
    Guided trekking to Crying rocks – a cascade of waterfalls. The trekking on a trail goes up, and takes 4 to 8 hours.
    Lunch and dinner.
  10. Day 10, September 13, 2018, Thursday
    Breakfast.
    Guided walk in a buffer zone of Putorana Nature reserve.
    Lunch.
    Transfer to Norilsk by motor boat.
    Arrival in Norilsk, accommodation in «Talnakh» hotel in twin rooms.
    Dinner.
  11. Day 11, September 14, 2018, Friday
    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.
  12. Day 12, September 15, 2018, Saturday
    Breakfast
    Check-out from a hotel.

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Price

Price per person in RUB

Cruise in twin cabin
96200
Single supplement in Norilsk (3 Nights) 7500
Single supplement in Krasnoyarsk (2 Nights) 2500
Single supplement in Dudinka (1 Night) 1200

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 (in Russian) and entrance fees
*guides with other languages are possible upon request in Norilsk and Krasnoyarsk (extra payment)

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