Mysteries of ancient land

Price from 900 Euro
The best choice to explore Khakassia if you have not so much time.

Route: Abakan-Kazanovka (Chity-Khys, Khurtuiakh kohl)-Oglakhty-Great Salbyk Mound-Abakan

The Republic of Khakassia
4 days/3 nights
Second half of May– second half of September
Archaeological, bus tour
Private travelling
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1 day Arrival in Abakan

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Distance per day: 240 km by bus

Arrival in Abakan by train. Meet with a guide, transfer to hotel. Early check-in rest.
After short breakfast and rest, start Abakan city tour with visiting the biggest Hydro Power Electricity Station in Russia – Sayano-Shushenskaya.
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. It’s very impressive building, and it’s unbelievable how people built it across one of the most powerful rivers in world.
During our trip we will visit the view point and make some pictures of the Plant, then visit trout farm, located nearby to Sayano-Shusenskaya Hydro Power Electricity Station.
Coming back to Abakan. Dinner and overnight at hotel. Arrival in Krasnoyarsk, meet with a guide, transfer to hotel 3*.

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

Hotel 3*
Distance per day: 280 km by bus, 3 km on foot

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Kazanovka.
This is the open air museum which holds the secrets of thousands years. There we will visit White Stone (Ah-tas) and Khurtyakh Holl.
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.
After lunch with the element of national Khakassia dishes, we will continue to get acquittance with traditions and customs of Khakassia people. We will visit typical Khakassia house (wooden yurt), where we will know all the features of this house.
To have a rest after a busy day, we suggest you to have fun with traditional Khakassia games.
Coming back to Abakan. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

3 day Open-air reserve-museum Oglakhty

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B/L (boxed)/D
Distance per day: 100 km by bus, 5 km on foot

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to the north of Khakassia to enjoy amazing view of Yenisei river, visiting open-air reserve-museum Oglakhty.
As arriving to Oglakhty, we will start our hiking tour from the visit center to the Forty Teeth Mountain. We will know about archeological discoveries in the territory Oglakhty reserve, learn the types of cave paintings and hear the important part of ancient Khakassia history. Then we will go uphill 965 steps with making short stops on the way to enjoy the view of Yenisei river. Impressive cave painting are waiting for us on the top of the stairs.
Lunch will be organized in the open-air.
Coming back to Abakan. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

4 day Great Salbyk Mound

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Distance per day: 140km by bus, 2 km on foot

Breakfast at hotel. As a highlight of our short trip will be the visit of Great Salbyk Mound. Great Salbyk Mound is one of the biggest and mysterious ancient monuments of the South Siberia. The territory of Great Salbyk Mound belonged to Tagarsk people very long time ago. This burial mound was built 3 thousand B.C. Great Salbyk Mound is a construction of one ancient tsar, the most imperious one for 25 centuries.

The constriction presents a hill with numerous stones, putted vertically in the earth. The weight of some stones are about 50 tons. Even nowadays people don’t know how those big stones were transported that period of time. Many people admire this place and say that the mystery of Great Salbyk Mound is not less than famous Stonehenge.

Coming back to Abakan. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
After lunch free time in the city. No guide assistance. You can continue your trip, going by train to Krasnoyarsk or Novosibirsk. Or next day morning fly to Moscow. Accommodation is not included this day (upon request)


People in a group 1 2 3-4 5-6
Price per person 1800€ 1170€ 1080€ 900€
  • Accommodation and meals as per program
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Meals as mentioned (B-breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • transport services
  • entrance tickets
  • recreational fee
  • tick-borne insurance
  • 230 € per person
  • Airline, train tickets
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Services, not mentioned in the program
  • The price is valid till 01st of October 2018.

    Khakassia has full of sacral and mysteries things to show. This short trip is concentrated on the most remarkable sites of them. SiberiaDa Tour highlight

    Accommodation en route

    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
    760 km
    By car off-road
    50 km
    On foot
    10 km

    The trip is organized by comfortable private vehicle depending on a group size.

    Itinerary start and finish point

    Start is from Abakan. Finish is in Abakan.
    Arrival transfer is included.

    Travel tips

    Before go to Siberia, we kindly ask to learn travel tips carefully.
    Please, learn more about Khakassia carefully.

    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.

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