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Sakhalin Island
DISCOVERY KURIL ISLANDS

DISCOVERY KURIL ISLANDS

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Day 1 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Arrival in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation.

City tour (2-3 hr.) With a visit to the local history museum. Acquaintance with the city begins with the Sakhalin Regional Museum. It is located in a building built in 1937 for the museum governorship of Karafuto (the so called 45-year southern part of Sakhalin). Wacky Japanese building with tiered roofs is both a jewel of the city, and a reminder that nothing is impossible to erase from history. Here a rich collection of largely unique materials on the history, ethnography and nature area.Dinner (a short briefing on the details of the route).

Day 2 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - Kunashir

Breakfast.

10:30 - transfer to the port of Korsakov (travel time 30-40 minutes).

13:00 - departure to the island of Kunashir (ship "Polaris").

Day 3 Kunashir - Hot Springs Dewdrop - kekurs "Devil's finger", "Devil's Gate"

09:00 - arrival at Yuzhno-Kurilsk port of. Kunashir (you can change the time of arrival). Transfer to the Iceberg Hotel. Accommodation in double rooms with private facilities on the block. Lunch at the hotel. Check out the hot springs Rosinka, visiting waterfalls cascade creek and Sour (30 minutes by car from the city of Yuzhno-Kurilsk and then 40 minutes on foot). Walk along the coast, the coast sightseeing: kekurs "Devil's finger", "Devil's Gate". Dinner with fresh Kuril delicacies on the ocean.

Day 4 Kunashir - Volcano Golovin - Boiling Lake, hot Lake Gorjacheye

Breakfast. Route of medium difficulty: Caldera volcano Golovnin Boiling Lake, hot Lake Gorjacheye. Check the route transport to 43 km., Then walk 2 km. one way. Inspection caldera Golovnin, lakes and Boiling Hot. Swimming in the lake Hot (in boiling lake banned bathing). Lunch in nature (dry. Ration). Dinner in the cafe.

Golovnin Caldera (Caldera - kotloobraznaya depression with steep sides and a flat bottom, formed as a result of the failure of the summit of the volcano). The diameter of the caldera on the crest of more than four kilometers. You can imagine how strong explosion took place here during the eruption of the volcano. Inside the caldera at an altitude of 130 meters above sea level, there are two lakes and the Boiling Hot. Jets of hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide gases - solfataras, hot water emissions, thick steam and constantly changing color of the water create an impressive picture.

Day 5 Kunashir - Cape Stolbchaty

Breakfast. Route of medium difficulty: Cape Stolbchaty. Lunch on the nature (lunch box). Dinner in the cafe.

Cape Stolbchaty - a unique place where natural stone blocks "Red Square" is replaced by views of the stone pens, weighing 40 tons and deep fjords. Bizarre rocks, where you hear the sound of organ music, the true millennial monuments. After all, they were the first plots of land that have emerged from the depths of the ocean, and preserved almost intact until our times.

Day 6 Kunashir - terms Stolbovskaya

Breakfast. Check out the ecological path and mud healing thermal springs Stolbovskaya. Traffic on the car, then on foot, along the beach 40 minutes. If desired - fishing on marine fish (goby, plaice, char). Lunch (lunch box). Dinner in the cafe.

The ecological path. The flora of the island is rich and varied, you can find plants that spread from the subtropics to the northern latitudes. Along forest trails are thick hedges and stone white birch, gray trunks velvet tree, mountain ash, fir Sakhalin with whitish stems. On the slope is lit up blue spruce needles Ayan. Look stops on the trunk with a red stripe, conducted a careful hand of man. This is a warning: Caution - magnolia! High to sunlight lifted it branches with large leaves, when it's time to bloom, its fragrance fills the large white flowers all around.

Day 7 Kunashir - Mendeleyeva - Korsakov

Breakfast. Visit fumarole field Mendeleyeva (route of medium difficulty). Lunch in the cafe.

Active volcano south of the island Kunashir. Named in honor of the outstanding Russian chemist DI Mendeleev in 1946. The complex stratovolcano with a central extrusive dome. The height of 886 meters (according to other sources - 888 meters). The cone of a volcano surrounded by a large caldera, which was formed as a result of the destruction of a cone of an ancient volcano. Steam-gas emissions and increased fumarole activity in 1880, 1901, 1946 and 1977. On the slopes of the volcano is a lot of fumaroles and hot springs, surface slopes covered with coniferous-deciduous forests with dense undergrowth of Kuril bamboo and cedar. At the foot of undeveloped resting place "hot" beach, where the water from volcanic sources is used as a natural therapeutic baths. Mendeleyeva refers to protected areas and is an integrated regional natural monument of total area of ​​30 000 ha (III category classification). In 1983 he was awarded the status of a state monument of nature.

Lunch in the cafe. Transfer to the port.

17:00 - departure to Korsakov.

Day 8 Korsakov - Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

20:00 - Arrival in Korsakov (you can change the time of arrival). Transfer to the hotel in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk accommodation.

Day 9 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Breakfast. Free time to rest and optional excursions.

Day 10 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Breakfast. Airport transfer.

Overview

Route: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - Kunashir - Hot Springs Dewdrop - Volcano Golovin - Cape Stolbchaty - terms Stolbovskaya - Mendeleyeva - Korsakov - Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Number of Days: 10 days / 9 nights

Group: min. 2 people.

Schedule

Tour dates: 19.06, 26.06, 03.07, 10.07, 17.07, 31.07, 07.08, 14.08, 11.09

Fees

Tour price per person, USD

Hotels in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Lotus 3 *

1/2 DBL - 1`050.00

SGL - 1`200.00

Santa 4 *

1/2 DBL - 1`070.00

SGL - 1`210.00

* Tour price can change without prior notice.

* The operator reserves the right to substitute hotels in the program to other relevant category. The order of the excursions can also be changed.

* The guide-wire, all the services and hotels are confirmed at time of booking.

Fees include

Price included:

- Tours of the program;

- Transfers according to the program;

- Hotel accommodation in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk;

- Boat tickets Korsakov - Yuzhno-Kurilsk - Korsakov (4-berth cabin);

- Bed on Boat;

- Hotel accommodation Iceberg (on Kunashir - double rooms with private facilities on the block.);

- Meals according to the program;

- Transport services on the routes;

- Support of professional instructors and hunters on all routes;

- Execution of on pogranpropuska. Kunashir - accident insurance.

Fees exclude

Additional charges:

- Flight to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and back;

- Meals on the boat (on the menu).

Travel tips

Sports and adventure tourism routes of the Sakhalin area involves physical activity, and a number of areas (eg, climbing a volcano) require good physical fitness, as well as the availability of the right clothes, shoes and other items listed below.

Also, be sure to get vaccinated against tick-borne encephalitis!

List of needed itemsHeadgear (lightweight hat for sun protection)

Sport Sandals (Daubney sports sandals, firmly seated on the leg, which can comfortably walk on water and rocks)

Trainers (trekking, with a thick corrugated soles, preferably with a water-repellent + removable dry shoes)

Towel (small travel towel various needs)

Sunscreen (SPF (the SPF) of at least 30 units)

Photographic

Backpack (small backpack for day hikes (your hands should be free!) For the transportation of water, photographic, swimwear, etc.)

Warm clothing (jacket, sweater and warm clothes like)

Jacket (wind and comfortable WATERPROOF jacket)

Bathing suit (bathing suit and swimming trunks for men)

Means from mosquitoes

Gloves (x / cotton gloves to protect your hands from small works).

Shirt or jacket with long sleeves (light clothing with long sleeves necessary for the ascent of the Mendeleev volcano, not to cut yourself on the bamboo and, at the same time, do not suffer in hot weather)

First-aid kit (travel kit with first aid and personal hygiene)

Fishing gear (for avid fishermen desired to have their fishing gear)