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Lena River Cruise to Siberia (LRC13)
14 days 13 nights
On board Mikhail Svetlov
Set sail on one of the world’s longest rivers on board the MS Mikhail Svetlov. This cruise is perfect for nature lovers as the Lena River is rich in many minerals, making it the perfect habitat for a plethora of species. This unique cruise features a comprehensive sightseeing programme for those craving a real Russian adventure. The MS Mikhail Svetlov is a relatively small vessel holding up to 180 passengers. Each cabin boasts a large picture window allowing you to take in the changing landscape of Siberia as you journey down the Lena River. Nightly entertainment takes place in the music salon where you can socialise with fellow passengers.
- Introduction to your journey
- Your Itinerary
- What's Included
- Cruise Departures and Prices
YAKUTSK • Lenskie Pillars • Buotama River • Zhigansk • Kusur • Port Tiksi • Lena Tube • Siktyakh • Sottinsty • YAKUTSK
Yakutsk - Tiksi - Yakutsk
Day 1, Yakutsk
Welcome to Siberia! Upon arrival in Yakutsk you are transferred to the ship. Take an optional city tour in the afternoon (payable locally). Depart from Yakutsk at 7 pm. Meal Included: Dinner.
Day 2, Lenskie Pillars
Arrive at Lena Pillars, a natural rock formation stretching 80 kilometres along the banks of the Lena River. Admire this natural phenomenon from a viewing platform in the taiga. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3, Mouth of the Buotama River
Today visit the Buotama River estuary- an area rich in wildlife- experience the natural wonder for yourself. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 4, Run
Cruise through the Central-Yakut lowland, a large valley with many lakes and marshlands in the river plain. Take in the sights of the Verkhoyansk Mountains. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 5, Zhigansk
Today visit Zhigansk- the first settlement beyond the Polar Circle. Enjoy a cultural concert performed by local actors which will give you a real taste of life in this remarkable place. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 6, Kusur
Kusur is a small settlement in the North of the Arctic Circle which will enchant and amaze you with the simplicity of village life. Prepare to feel charmed by the hospitality of the locals. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 7, Tiksi
Visit the town of Tiksi, known as the 'sea gates of Yakutia'. This beautiful village has months of complete darkness in the winter, followed by a period of white nights in the summer. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 8, Run
Enjoy a day on board the Mikhail Svetlov where you can relax and view the surrounding beauty of the Lena River delta - a network of small and large streams and canals with more than 1500 isles. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 9, Siktyakh
Today visit the small vilage of Siktyakh located on the scenic high bank of the Lena River and home to a preserved wooden Orthodox church from the 18th century. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 10, The Polar Circle
Cross into the Polar Circle and take in the sights of the magestic Zhigansk district. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 11, Run
Today is spent on board the ship. Gaze in awe at the remarkable breadth of the Lena River as you leave the endless water of the Northern Polar Circle. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 12, The Green Staging post
Today you have the chance to admire the true beauty of the surrounding nature with a green stop. Have a walk along the river bank and enjoy a beautiful sunset before an evening of entertainment performed by the locals. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 13, Sottintsy
Arrive in Scottinsty where you visit the Open Air 'Druzhba' Museum. The museum will give you an insight to rural Russian life with its displays of traditional wooden architecture and monuments. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 14, Farewall Yakutia
Bid farewell to Siberia as your cultural adventure draws to a close. Meal Included: Breakfast.
M/S Mikhail Svetlov
A relatively small cruise ship, this vessel holds up to 210 passengers and boasts a restaurant, bar, conference hall and reading salons which provide the perfect atmosphere to unwind and take in the exquisite scenery that surrounds you. The ship also features a beauty salon and a music hall where the nightly onboard entertainment program will be held. All accommodation is in outside cabins each with private bathroom facilities and large picture window.
• Sun Deck
• Hairdressing Saloon
• First-Aid Post
Two single convertible sofas, shower, toilet, wired-radio outlet, air conditioner, wardrobes and bedside table. Cabin Numbers 202 to 210 10,66 sqm
Two rooms (bedroom and guestroom), double bed, shower, toilet, wired-radio outlet, cooler, internal telephone, TV, extra individual air conditioner, wardrobes, bedside table, chair, cozy and coffee table. Cabin Numbers 200 and 201 19,77sqm
Single convertible sofa, upper pull-out sleeping accommodation, shower, toilet, wired-radio outlet, air conditioner, wardrobes, bedside table and chair. Cabin Numbers from 100 to 105 6,8 sqm
Located on the main and the boat decks and equipped with a toilet, a shower, air conditioning, a TV set and a radio. The cabin also features a fridge and two beds. Square: 10,66sqm
All Packages Include:
• Accommodation in the chosen cabin category
• Full board (including dinner on day 1 and breakfast on day 14)
• Transfer "airport-m/s - airport"
• Excursions according tour program
• Entertainments on the board
• English speaking guides/interpreters (if there are more than 10 English-speaking pax on board)
• Entry permit to Tiksi
• Official visa invitations
• Full visa support
• International flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
• ptional Yakutsk city tour
• Alcohol beverages
• Items of personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, beauty salon, telephone cable charges and medical services
Lena River Cruise to Siberia, M/S Mikhail Svetlov
Yakutsk - Tiksi - Yakutsk (14 days)
Departure and Prices 2021, per person
Please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour
The deposit of 50% is paid on this tour - please enquire at the booking stage
We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily
IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the
order of excursions
If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence,
contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package