Discovery of Khakassia

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Price 1 650 Euro
This archaeological and excursion tour will allow to get acquaintance with secrets of thousand years

Route: Krasnoyarsk-Beloy-Sunduki-Kazanovka-Safronovo-Salbyk-Abakan 

Krasnoyarsk region, the Republic of Khakassia
8 days/7 nights
Second half of June – first half of August
Excursion, archeological tour
Private travelling
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1 day Arrival in Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk city (38).jpg Hotel 3*
Distance per day: 30 km by bus

Meet with a guide upon arrival. Transfer to hotel, check-in, rest.

2 day Krasnoyarsk city 

Krasnoyarsk city (46).jpg Hotel 3*
Distance per day: 40 km by bus

After breakfast start Krasnoyarsk city tour, a classic excursion with visiting main history places of Krasnoyarsk city:
Praskovya Pyatnitskaya chapel
Cathedral of the Annunciation
The theatre square
Mira square
The monument to Andrew Dubenskoy
Karaulnaya hill
Heritage-listed buildings
Then lunch & visiting local history museum, which holds a huge collection on archeology, ethnography, paleontology, natural history, exposition dedicated to Vasily Surikov, Gennady Yudin and the Decembrists.
Coming back to hotel.

3 day Belyo Lake

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Distance per day: 350 km by bus

After breakfast departure to Belyo Lake. On the way we will make a stop to enjoy the view of the Krasnoyarsk Hydro Power Electricity Station and have short cruise (1 hr) at the Krasnoyarsk sea.
Arrival at camp about lunch.
Then free time. You can swim in the lake, which is supposed to be one of the best in Khakassia Republic. Before dinner seminar dedicated traditions and culture of Khakas people.

4 day Excursion to Sunduki

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Distance per day: 350 km by bus, 2-3 km on foot

Sunduki is very interesting archeological site in Khakassia, it’s natural monument. Its name means trunk boxes (into translation from Russian) because of the shape of the first sunduk.
In fact, this is mountain chain consisting from 5 beautiful hills and it’s believed that Sunduki helped an ancient astronomers to watch for the stars, Sun and Moon.
Sunduki keeps several view points, 2 options of “solar hour”, calendar and story of a warrior, the mythology of ancient people of Khakassia.
This place proves a high plane of intelligence of Khakas people who made irrigation canals in steppes. You can see it from the top of Sunduki and moreover even you can seat in a shaman’s chair!
After lunch departure to Kazanovka. Overnight in yurts.

5 day Kazanovka: The Valley of the Seven Sisters

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Distance per day: 
10 km by bus, 2-3 km on foot

After breakfast start full day Kazanovka exploration. 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 Kazanovka reserve with exploring burial mounds and cave drawings of the ancients.
You will see archeological finds dated 2-3 thousand years back, walking in the valley of Khurtuyakh kohl, there are some interesting rock paintings.
Dinner & overnight in yurts.

6 day Poltakovo and Safronovo

Salbyk (20).jpg Yurt camp
B/L (boxed)/D
Distance per day: 
150 km by bus, 2-3 km on foot

Departure by bus to go down until the valley up to the site of Khurtuyakh tas stele.
Khurtuyakh tas is the mother of mothers. According to local traditions, she helps women to have a baby. We will move further along the wide and beautiful valley untill reaching the Museum of Poltakovo.
Lunch will be organized in the open-air. Today we will also visit Safronovo Burial Mound. This is one of the most picturesque burial complexes in Khakassia. There are more than 50 burial mounds of Tagarsk culture on its territory.
Their age is 2500 years. The atmosphere of peace and silence is a chance to stay with your thoughts alone.
Return trip to Kazanovka. Dinner and overnight in yurts Kug.

7 day Great Salbyk Mound

Salbyk (29).jpg Hotel 4*
Distance per day: 300 km by bus, 1 km on foot

After breakfast group is leaving Kazanovka.
Today you will know the history of Abakan city, walk around its narrow streets, visit main museum of Republic, and visit the largest archeological monument in Khakassia, Siberian Stonehenge – Great Salbyk Burial Mound for farewell with its amazing land Khakassia.
Then coming back to Abakan and overnight at hotel.

8 day Flight back home

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Distance per day: 5 km by bus

Breakfast at hotel.
Check-out, transfer to the airport.

Price - from 1650 Euro per person

  • Twin accommodation and meals as per program
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Meals as mentioned (B-breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • Transport services
  • Entrance tickets
  • 225 Euro per person
  • 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.

    The best option if you want to enjoy beautiful sceneries and explore the largest archeological sites of Khakassia. SiberiaDa Tour highlight

    Accommodation en route

    Krasnoyarsk Hotel 3*
    Hotel Krasnoyarsk 3* is located in the city center.
    This is the best choice if you are interested in architecture, museums and theatres. Krasnoyarsk hotel is supposed to be one of the symbols of modern Krasnoyarsk. High level services, fresh rooms with all necessary stuff, private WC and shower, open buffet, free wi-fi.
    Location: Krasnoyarsk
    Distance from airport: 39 km
    Distance from railway station: 4 km
    Available category of rooms: Standard, Superior, Business, Comfort, Premium and Luxe

    Shushenskoye guesthouses
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    Yurt camp
    Traditional Khakassian yurt built specially 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 a dinning room in separate yurts.
    There are a weak mobile connection, no wi-fi available. 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.
    Distance from airport: 140 km (the nearest one in Abakan)
    Distance from railway station: 145 km (the nearest one in Abakan)
    Available category of yurts: Standard

    Asia hotel 4*
    Accommodation at hotel 4*, located in the city center. This is the only hotel 4* category in town.
    Abakan is small, cozy Siberian city. Despite it there is good choice hotels options. There are any 3 star hotel available. We suggest to stay at Abakan hotel at twin rooms (private WC and shower, open buffet).
    Distance from airport: 10 km
    Distance from railway station: 5 km
    Available category of rooms: Standard, Superior, De-luxe, Luxe, President luxe, Apartments

    Route distance

    By car asphalt road
    1100 km
    135 km
    On foot
    10 km

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

    Itinerary start and finish point

    Start is in Krasnoyarsk and finish is from Abakan.
    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. Note, there are ticks you can meet in the major part of Siberia. The dangerous season is May-June. We strongly recommend to make sure your arms and legs are not attacked by ticks during the excursions in Khakassia.

    Limitations & dangers

    Age: from 12 years.
    No special physical is required.
    Tick-borne insurance is recommended.

    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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