Following ancient way

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Price 1 500 Euro
This archaeological and excursion tour will allow to get acquaintance with secrets of thousand years


Route: Krasnoyarsk-Kazanovka (Chity-Khys, Khurtuiakh kohl)-Poltakovo and Safronovo-Shushenskoye village-Minusinsk-Abakan

Krasnoyarsk region, the Republic of Khakassia
8 days/7 nights
Second half of June – first half of September
Excursion, archaeological, bus tour
Private travelling
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Itinerary


1 day Arrival in Krasnoyarsk
Arrival in Krasnoyarsk, meet with a guide, transfer to hotel 3*.
Free day in the city.  
Dinner at the restaurant
Overnight at hotel 3* in Krasnoyarsk
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Hotel 3*
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Distance per day: 30 km by bus


2 day Krasnoyarsk

Train board (2d class compartment)
B/L/D
Distance per day: 50 km by bus

Breakfast at hotel. Start Krasnoyarsk city tour with visiting Regional museum.

The city of Krasnoyarsk is among the oldest Siberian cities. Krasnoyarsk was founded by Andrey Dubenskiy in 1628. Now there are more than 1 million people living there. The city is growing fast but its traditions, history and culture are always on the top place. Nowadays Krasnoyarsk is the biggest industrial, cultural, economical and scientific centre of Siberia.

After early dinner transfer to the railway station. Departure by night train to Abakan.


3 day Kazanovka: The "Valley of the Seven Sisters" (Chity-Khys) 

Yurt camp
B/L/D
Distance per day: 140 km by bus, 3 km on foot

Early morning arrival in Abakan. After breakfast departure to Kazanovka.
Upon arrival, accommodation in the yurt camp.
Lunch with the elements of the national Khakassian cuisine.
Afternoon short trekking in the valley of Chity- Khys or "Seven Sisters". In the valley Chity-Khys there are more than 1000 burial mounds of Tagars' Culture. The burial mounds of Chity-Khys have stones with different shapes as the horse head, human body, or even helmet. Even nowdays scientist don't know why people had chosen the location for these mounds. And the content of the graves don't help to find an answer. They think, that the funeral rite is changes evere 3-4 descent.
Afternoon visit the Ethnographic Museum in Kazanovka, where are reconstructed typical khakassian yurts.


4 day Kazanovka: the "Valley of the Old Santa" (Khurtuyakh kohl)

You won’t forget the excursion around reserve “Kazanovka” with seeing burial mound and cave drawings of the ancients. You will archeological finds dated 4 thousand years, walking in the valley of Khurtuyakh kohl, here are some interesting rock paintings.
Lunch.
Visit the nearby Akh tas or "White Stone", a granite stela-menhirs.
After dinner, a show of traditional music and dance khakassian folklore group, and then kamlanie of the Siberian shaman. Dinner and overnight in yurts. Dinner.
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Yurt camp
B/L/D
Distance per day: 10 km by bus, 5 km on foot


5 day Poltakovo and Safronovo

Departure by bus to go down until the valley up to the site of "Khurtuyakh tas" stele.
Moving further along the wide valley to the Museum of Poltakovo.
Lunch with lunch-box. Nearby, visit the necropolis of kurgan Safronovo.
Return trip to Kazanovka.
Dinner and overnight in yurts Kug.
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Yurt camp
B/L/D
Distance per day: 120 km by bus, 5 km on foot


6 day Shushenskoye village

Shushenskoye guesthouses
B/L/D
Distance per day: 250 km by bus, 3 km on foot

After breakfast group is leaving Kazanovka.
The group goes to Shushenskoye village, located near the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station. The dam was built in 1987, height 245 meters, the length of the ridge 1,070 meters, the width at the base of 110 meters, the width of the crest 25 meters.
Afternoon you will have an excursion to the museum Shushenskoye.
Open-air museum Shushenskoye is the unique historical, architectural, ethnographical complex, which is located on the bank of the Shush river. The museum is represented in the central part of old Siberian village and reflected intellectual culture of peasants at the turn of XXth century.
You will have an opportunity to feel the life of past century: live at a farmhouse, meet with local handicrafts, taste the real pumpkin porridge cooked in Russian stove!


7 day The petroglyphs of Bojar and the Museum of Minusinsk

Hotel 3*
B/L/D
Distance per day: 250 km by bus, 5 km on foot

Breakfast, check-out. Then departure to the city of Minusinsk. Visiting the Regional Museum Martyanov.

Moving up to Abakan. Lunch. Near the Yenissei, visit the frieze of rock Bojar pisanitsa. On the way back visit Great Salbyk Burial Mound. Coming back to Abakan.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Abakan.


8 day Flight home

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight back home.
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Distance per day: 10 km by bus


Price

People in a group 1-2 3-4 5-6
Price per person 150€ 200€ 200€
  • Accommodation and meals as per program
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Meals as mentioned (B-breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • transport services (minibus)
  • entrance tickets
  • recreational fee
  • shamans' kamlaniye
  • train tickets Krasnoyarsk-Abakan (2d class, 4-berth compartment)
  • porter services at Railway station in Krasnoyarsk
  • medicaland tick-borne insurance
  • 120 € per person
  • Airline tickets
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Services, not mentioned in the program
  • The price is valid till 31th of December 2017.

    Khakassia keeps the secrets of more than 2000 thousand archaeological finds. This journey will give you a chance to open some secrets of this land. Professional archaeologist will help you. SiberiaDa Tour highlight

    Accommodation en route

    Accommodation at hotel 3*, located in the city centre.
    Ussually, we suggest to stay in the historical centre of our city - at Krasnoyarsk hotel, which is supposed to be one of the symbols of modern Krasnoyarsk.
    High quality services, fresh rooms with all nessesary stuff, private WC and shower, open buffet, free wi-fi.

    Accommodation on train board, 2d class compartments, where are 4 beds (2 bunk beds).
    Upon booking, please inform us what bed is preferable for you.
    Air conditioner is not guaranteed. Shower is not available on the train board. WC is 2 in the carriage (in the front and back parts).
    Guide's services are not included in the train ride.
    Meals are available in the restaurant carriage or it's possible to buy some snacks at car attendant directly.
    1st class is not available this train (#124) but it's possible to arrange 2d class compartment for single or double use for extra charge.
    Mostly car attendant speaks Russian only.

    Khakassia by Susina (18).JPGAccommodation at yurt camp.
    Traditional khakassian yurt built speccially for tourists.
    Every wooden yurt is for 2 people. There are 2 separate beds, chairs, closet,
    wash stand, heat register in every yurt. In the territory of yurt camp there are shower, WC, and dinning room in separate yurts.
    Weak mobile connection, no wi-fi.
    The silence of Kyug valley, sights of Kazanovka reserve and peaceful Askiz river will let you take a little break from fast modern daily life.

    Shushenskoye by Susina.JPGAccommodation at Shushenskoye guesthouses.
    Shushenskoye guesthouses are located at the territory of open air state reserve-museum Shushenskoye.
    This camp represents the style of life of Siberian people at the end of XIX century.
    All the things are about that period of time: traditional wooden russian houses and farms.
    For its guests cofmort, every house has private facilities (WC and shower).
    Set breakfast, free wi-fi.

    Accommodation at hotel 3*, located in the city centre.
    Abakan is small, cosy Siberian city. Despite it there is good choice hotels options.
    We suggest to stay at Abakan hotel at twin rooms (private WC and shower, open buffet).


    Route distance

    By car asphalt road
    940 km
    By car off-road
    40 km
    On foot
    20 km

    The trip is organized by comfortable private vehicle depending on a group size. The part Krasnoyarsk-Abakan is by train (2d class compartment with 2 bunk beds).

    Itinerary start and finish point

    Start is from Krasnoyarsk - everyday flights from Moscow. Finish is in Abakan.

    Transfers

    All transfers are included.

    What to take

    This trip is an excursion kind of tour with the elements of some activities. It means you don’t need any special equipment; please take with you all the necessary things for leisure vacation.

    Limitations & dangers

    Age: from 12 years.
    No special physical fit is required.
    Note, there are ticks you can meet in the major part of Siberia.
    The dangerous season is May-June. Anyway there are ticks till September even. During this trip you should be very attentive during open-air excursions in Khakassia, where ticks are possible. We strongly recommend to make sure your arms and legs are not attacked by ticks during the excursions.

    Tour details

    This tour covers 2 regions:
  • Krasnoyarsk region
  • Khakassia republic
  • Before go to Siberia, we kindly ask to learn travel tips carefully:
  • Documents, what to take
  • Transport services, accommodation&meals
  • Excursions
  • Security
  • Ticks
  • Extra services
  • Reccomendations and limitaions
  • Nature of Siberia is the main treasure, we kindly ask to not damage it and respect of local people traditions and customs.
    There are following steps how to book the tour:
    1. Send us a request
    2. Confirm an itinerary
    3. Conclude a contract, make prepayment
    4. Make full payment
    5. Receive the vouchers, pack the staff and start traveling
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