Yakutia is one of the rare places on Earth where vast wild spaces have been left completely untouched by civilization. The resumption of Anchorage – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Yakutsk flights makes travel to and from Yakutsk convenient and comfortable. We have assembled the list of unique tours for you to consider this summer:
LENA RIVER CRUISES. Cruise along the Lena River through the countryside of Siberia and stop along the way at notable Yakutian towns and settlements exploring rich native cultures, including Lena Pillars Nature Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
SIBERIAN TAIMEN FISHING. Catch a Siberian taimen, world’s largest trout. These ancient fish achieve the largest size and age of any salmonid, with lengths reputed over seven feet and weights up to 200 lbs. or more!
REINDEER HERDERS IN YAKUTIA. Take a river journey to reindeer herders’ summer camp deep into the Siberian taiga! Get aquaintaed with cultures and traditions of local Yakut people.
ROAD OF BONES: YAKUTSK-MAGADAN or MAGADAN-YAKUTSK. Known as the Road of Bones, the road was constructed during the Stalinist era by Gulag inmates. Travelers may have an opportunity to see: sightseeing in Magadan/Yakutsk, multiple villages along the Kolyma highway, Gulag camps, ghost town of Kadykchan, multiple abandoned gold miners’ settlements, wildlife, and more.
TOUR TO BULUUS GLACIER. This non-melting glacier reforms every winter, thanks to an underground spring, and in the summer, in 90 degree F weather, the thickness of the ice reaches up to 3 meters (9.8 feet). For many visitors, a walk on this glacier is the experience of a lifetime.
MAMMOTH TUSK HUNTING. In Yakutia, the tusks of long-dead mammoths, which have been encased in ice for centuries, are now becoming exposed. Join local tour operators for mammoth tusk hunting expeditions.
YAKUTSK CITY TOUR. Explore one of the most distant of Russia’s cities, a strategic outpost in a region of permafrost, renowned for its temperature extremes. Discover unique Mammoth museum, 492 feet deep tunnel of Kingdom of Permafrost, and more.
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