Mysteries of ancient land

Price from 700 Euro
The best choice to explore Khakassia if you have not so much time

Route: Abakan-Kazanovka (Chity-Khys, Khurtuiakh khol)-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

Sayano-Shushenskaya Station (17).jpg Hotel 3*
Distance per day: 240 km by bus

Arrival in Abakan by train. Meet with a guide. 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 Dam, then visit trout farm, located nearby to Sayano-Shusenskaya Hydro Power Electricity Station.
Overnight at Gladenkaya ski-resort.

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

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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 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, here are some interesting rock paintings.
After lunch with the elements of national Khakassian dishes, we will continue to get acquaintance with traditions and customs of Khakas people.
We will visit a 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 Khakassian games.
Coming back to Abakan.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.

3 day Open-air reserve-museum Oglakhty

Oglakhty.jpg Hotel 4*
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 the 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 Khakassian history.
Then we will go uphill 965 steps with making short stops on the way to enjoy the view of the 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: 140 km 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 the Tagarsk people very long time ago. This burial mound was built 3 thousand B.C. Great Salbyk Mound is a construction for one ancient tsar, the most imperious one during 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 large stones were transported there. 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.
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)

Price - from 700 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.

    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

    Gladenkaya ski-resort
    A cozy hotel built in the chalet style is surrounded by beautiful taiga nearby Sayanogorsk town.
    The hotel has 4 floors and 65 rooms of different categories. The interiors were presented with natural stone and wood.
    It’s a good option to enjoy nature with having all the modern facilities in the territory of hotel and well-equipped rooms (all necessary stuff, private WC and shower (or bath tube), open or set buffet (depending on a season), Wi-Fi).
    Available category of rooms: Standard, Superior, Suit, Luxe, Family and President luxe

    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
    730 km
    230 km
    On foot
    10 km

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

    Itinerary start and finish point

    Start 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.

    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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