At the old believers family

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Price from 700 Euro
If you want to get in touch with the diversity of Tuva at once, this option is necessary to be chosen


Route: Kyzyl-Yerzhei-Svatikovo-Kyzyl

The republic of Tuva
6 days/5 nights
June-August
Excursion, bus tour
Private travelling
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Itinerary


1 day Arrival in Kyzyl

Centre of Asia by Susina (6).JPG Yurt camp
-/-/-
Distance per day: 10 km

Arrival by plane in Kyzyl Meeting with a guide upon arrival, transfer to hotel, check-in
Rest. Free day


2 day Kyzyl city tour

Kyzyl centre by Susina (1).JPG Hotel 5*
B/L/-
Distance per day: 30 km

Kyzyl is enough small city located at the bank of the Yenisei river. This city differs from others due to authentic culture of Tuvan people, slow style of life, and some special energy.
The landscapes of the city are peaceful enough but Tuva keeps a lot of interesting things to see. And, you will start to get acquittance with this region starting with the capital, Kyzyl.
During a city tour you will:
walk along the major embarkment and might hear the sermon of lama in Buddhist temple
visit the Center of Asia square and the same name monument
visit the square of Arat, see local theatre, fountains and the drum of wish there
take part in master-class guided by a local craftsman
explore the history of the Scythians and see the gold which was founded in Tuva. It dates back to the 7th century B.C.
In the evening, come back to hotel, dinner.


3 day Taiga

Erzhey by Sheller (1).JPG Touristic camp
B/L/D
Distance per day: 150 km, 5 km by boat

Breakfast. Check-out.
Today you will depart to meet with the old believers (150 km from Kyzyl, off-road. Please, note the road is hard enough).
Upon arrival accommodation in wooden houses, lunch.
The place where you will stay is very simple. There are only basically necessary things (house with 2 beds and washbowl inside, banya and toilet (village style) are located on the territory). Free time.
Dinner.


4 day Meet the old believers

Tuva landscapes by Susina (10).JPG Hotel 5*
B/L/-
Distance per day: 150 km, 10-30 km by boat

Breakfast
Today you will depart to meet the old believers. Not so many old believers agree to meet with tourists. They still have very close style of life.
Today you will not only visit their house, meet the family, drink tea with them, learn about daily routine, present traditions but also have a boat trip at the Kaa-Khem river, enjoying its rough steam and endless taiga at its banks.
After lunch coming back to Kyzyl.
Dinner at hotel.


5 day Meet the old believers

Kyzyl surroundings by Susina (1).JPG Hotel 5*
B/L/-
Distance per day: 200 km, 3-5 km on foot

Today you will keep learning the Tuvan nature.
Before lunch we offer to hike a small hill (about 1-1,5 hour) to enjoy the Biy-Khem river from the top.
Lunch will be organized with the elements of traditional dishes. Before lunch you will take part in a tea ceremony. After lunch drive to Svatikovo lake and rest there.
Svatikovo is a salt healing lake with high level of mineralization (even higher than in Dead Sea in Israel). Swimming is easy there but diving is hard.
Coming back to Kyzyl, dinner.


6 day Leaving Kyzyl

Road to Samagaltay by Susina (8).JPG On board
B/-/-
Distance per day: 10 km

Breakfast, check-out. Transfer to the airport


Price - from 580 Euro per person


  • Twin accommodation (except hotel in Kyzyl - single room there) and meals as per program
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Meals as mentioned (B-breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • Transport services
  • Entrance tickets
  • Master-class
  • Ferry
  • Meet the old believers
  • Single accommodation is 35 Euro (at touristic camp only)
  • Airline, train tickets
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Insurance
  • Souvenirs
  • Services, not mentioned in the program
  • The price is valid till the 01st of October 2020. The mentioned rates are valid for 6 people in a group. But the tour may be conducted from 1 up to 10 participants. The price for other number of participants is upon request.

    If you want to get in touch with the diversity of Tuva at once, this option is necessary to be chosen. SiberiaDa Tour highlight

    Accommodation en route

    Azimut Hotel 5*
    This is the hotel of the well-known hotels’ chain. The hotel was opened some years ago and has all the necessary stuff for a pleasure rest.
    This is the best hotel in Tuva, located in the very heart of the city. In the walking distance: Yenisei embarkment, the Geography Center of Asia, the local theater, market and museum.
    Available category of rooms: Standard, Standard view, Junior Suite, Junior Suite view, Junior Suite view triple, Presidential apartments.

    The camp Yerzhei
    The camp Yerzhei is located nearby the same-name village at the bank of Kaa-Khem river.
    It’s surrounded by taiga and mountains. The available services are accommodation and meals, banya, horse riding, fishing and boat tours. Please, pay attention that the camp is located very far from modern cities, the level of services are very poor.
    There are only basically necessary things: 6 wooden houses with 2 or 3 beds each and washbowl inside, banya and toilet (village style) are located on the territory.
    Sleeping bag might be useful there, plus don’t forget to take your personal supplies and towel.
    The peculiarity of this place is its nature and possibility to meet with the old believers.


    Route distance

    By car asphalt road
    220 km
    By boat
    35 km
    Off-road
    330 km
    On foot
    3 km

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

    Itinerary start and finish point

    Start and finish is from Kyzyl.
    Arrival and departure transfers are included.

    Travel tips

    Before go to Siberia, we kindly ask to learn travel tips 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.
    No special insurance is required.

    Booking steps

    1. Send us a request
    2. Confirm an itinerary
    3. Conclude a contract
    4. Make prepayment, full payment
    5. Receive the vouchers, pack the stuff and start travelling

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