Trip Type : Private Guided
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Russia Siberia Yamal Peninsula Tour

Bravo Asia Tours
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
16 days
From: $ 3,799 $ 237 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • The most exciting off-the-beaten-track tour of Russia;
  • Following the footsteps of Russia's indigenous reindeer-herding Nenets, enter the Yamal Peninsula, a stretch of peatland that extends from northern Siberia into the Kara Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. This off-beaten track tour offers four days living with Nenets, the tribe of nomadic reindeer herders for centuries. 
  • Visit St. Petersburg, one of Europe’s finest and most dazzling cities. 
  • Moscow, The Russian capital

Short Description

Following the footsteps of Russia's indigenous reindeer-herding Nenets, enter the Yamal Peninsula, a stretch of peatland that extends from northern Siberia into the Kara Sea, far above the Arctic Circle. This off-beaten track tour offers four days living with Nenets, the tribe of nomadic reindeer herders for centuries. Tour starts in St. Petersburg and ends in Moscow.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City St. Petersburg
End City Moscow

Trip Includes

  • Private vehicle transfers (air-conditioning) as programmed;
  • Private English speaking tour guide during sightseeing as listed;
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast in the program;
  • Meals as indicated at local restaurants (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • Flights in itinerary
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing in the program;
  • Daily bottle of mineral water;
  • All activities mentioned;
  • The cost for planning, handling and operating the tour as programmed

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Itinerary

Day 1: St. Petersburg
Zdrastvutye! Welcome to Russia. Meet your tour guide at Clearwater International Airport then transfer to hotel. Take a good rest after long flight. If you are still energetic, you may take a self-guided walk in this one of Europe’s finest and most dazzling cities. St. Petersburg was founded by Russian tsar Peter the Great in 1703. There is still air of romance around this magnificent imperial city. Baroque architecture stands alongside the opulent palaces of Russian royalty, St Petersburg’s history, emerging art and music scene, and riotous nightlife won’t fail to get under your skin. Overnight in St. Petersburg

Day 2: St. Petersburg - Jadricha
Today we will travel to Velikiy Ustyug. In the morning after breakfast, you will be transferred to St. Petersburg Ladogskii. Board on the overnight train to Jadricha (approximately 22hours, total 1188km). You will arrive in Jadricha at 8:00AM the next day. Overnight on board

Day 3: Jadricha - Veliky Ustyug
Upon arrival in Jadricha, you will be greeted by your tour guide then transfer to Velikiy Ustyug (approximately 1 hour driving). This small town is officially declared the home of Ded Moroz, the Russian Santa Claus. We’ll take a walking tour around the township, then the evening is free to spend as you please. Overnight in Velikiy Ustyug

Day 4: Veliky Ustyug - Labytnangi
Spend the morning enjoying some free time, perhaps visiting Father Frost’s Residence, before the drive to Kotlas (70 kilometres), where we’ll board our next overnight train (approximately 25 hours). Overnight onboard

Day 5: Labytnangi - Salekhard
Arrive in Labytnangi, where you’ll transfer to Salekhard via private car and ferry. Founded in 1595 by Russian Cossacks, Salekhard was once used as a place of exile, with prisoners in Soviet camps forced to mine metal ores, construct a new railway, or polish diamonds. Your evening here is free, in preparation for the journey ahead. Overnight in Salekhard

Day 6: Salekhard - Yar Sale
After breakfast, you will take a long driving journey from Salekhard to Yar Sale Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug (approximately 6-8 hours). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel, feel free to explore Yar Sale Village on your own. Overnight in Yar Sale Village

Day 7: Yar Sale
In the morning, take a sledge from Yar Sale Village to Nenets Camp. You will have a chance to live with nomadic reindeer herders, move the camp with them and take a close look at the nomadic lifestyle. You’ll have the opportunity here to get up close to the beautiful reindeer herd, and perhaps give reindeer sledging a go. The Nenets rely on reindeer for almost everything; the creatures provide food, warmth and transport. Overnight in Camp

Day 8: Yar Sale
Living / moving camp with Nenets Overnight in Camp

Day 9: Yar Sale
Living / moving camp with Nenets Overnight in Camp

Day 10: Yar Sale
Living / moving camp with Nenets Overnight in Camp

Day 11: Yar Sale - Salekhard
In the morning, take a sledge back to Yar Sale Village then transfer to Salekhard by Trekol vehicles. Overnight in Salekhard

Day 12: Salekhard
After breakfast in the morning, you will have a guided walking tour of Salekhard, the only city in the world located on the Polar Circle. After lunch, visit the Gornoknyazevsk village, then head of to the Shemanovsky Ethnographic Museum to learn about the history of the region. Overnight in Salekhard

Day 13: Salekhard - Labytnangi
Travel by private vehicle and ferry to Labytnangi (approximately two hours) before our long journey to Moscow. You’ll be riding the rails for around 45 hours. Overnight onboard

Day 14: Labytnangi - Moscow
Sit back and enjoy the view as Russia’s winter landscape rushes by. This is good opportunity to share travel stories with your fellow passengers, or test your language skills with a conversation with some of the locals. Overnight onboard

Day 15: Moscow
Arrive into Moscow very early at 4:45am. Head to the hotel, you will have a room to freshen up before heading out to explore dazzling Moscow at your leisure. The Russian capital has survived centuries of revolution and has seen the country through some of its most turbulent years, from the days of the tsars through the communist era to the growing pains of democracy. Beneath its modern veneer – due to Russia's recent embrace of capitalism – Moscow is a fascinating, historic city with a wealth of sights to see. Overnight in Moscow

Day 16: Moscow
This is the last day of your Siberia Yamal Peninsula Tour. You will be escorted to Moscow international airport, from where you will take your flight onward. The whole team of Bravo Asia Tours welcomes your next trip to Asia with us again.

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  • Deposit Price: $ 1,580
  • Other Mandatory Fees: $ 300
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 1,090

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Private - your group only

Maximum Number of People in Group: 10

Cancellation Policy:

  • 46 days or more: Total issued flight cost plus 10% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)
  • 45 - 31 days: Total issued flight cost plus 20% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)
  • 30 - 15days: Total issued flight cost plus 30% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)
  • 14 - 7 days: Total issued flight cost plus 50% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)
  • 6 - 3 days: Total issued flight cost plus 70% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)
  • 2 - 0 days: Total issued flight cost plus 85% of all other elements relating to the booking (or the deposit amount whichever is the greater)

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Trip Excludes

  • International air tickets in/out Asia;
  • Insurance (Highly recommend to get your own insurance before your departure)
  • Visa handling
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry, drinks etc
  • Tips to guide and driver
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