Yakutsk – Ust-kut – Yakutsk cruise
Check-in is possible the day before the cruise, from 6 p.m.
Ust-Kut was founded in 1631 by Siberian Cossack ataman Ivan Galkin, who built an ostrog (fort) there. The fort’s military importance declined in the latter half of the 17th century; however, the settlement was increasingly important as a river port, becoming one of the main starting points for trade along the Lena River.
Departure time 08:00 a.m.
Kirensk was founded in 1630 by the Cossacks under Vasily Bugor as a winter settlement called Nikolsky pogost. Along with Ust-Kut, it was one of the two main portages between the Yenesey and Lena basins. Tourists will make a walk along the beach promenade and the town. Then they are invited to visit a Local History Museum.
Lenskiye Shyoky is one of the most beautiful and famous places of the upper Lena River. It is situated 172 km up from the Vitim River Estuary. These three fancy pointy cliffs of 200 meters high are situated above the river and present a narrow canyon with sharp turnings. This is the narrowest place of the Lena, the span is less than 200 meters here.
Veatim is an urban-type settlement in the Lenskiy Region. Veatim is situated on the Lena Rivers’ left bank against the Veatim River Estuary. Settlement was based in 1621.
Lensk – Mirniy – Lensk
Tourists will have an opportunity to visit Mirniy, the Diamond Capital of our republic. This excursion is an optional and is available for an extra pay. Tourists will visit a famous Kimberlite Pipe called Mir. Mirniy was called in honor of this pipe. Besides tourists will visit a Kimberlite Museum and a Nature Park called the Diamonds of Yakutia.
The Ura River Estuary
The cliffs called Bell and Stone are shown beyond Chapaevo village where the Ura River makes its way from the gorge to the Lena River. River transport workers gave the river such a name because of its uncontrollable rage. There is a beautiful waterfall ten kilometers far from this place. The waterfall’s height is 30 meters. The Ura River divides the Lena River into two equal parts from the headstream to the estuary. From the side of the ship you can see a picturesque panorama of the Lena and the Ura Rivers in the multicolor magnificence of Yakutian taiga.
Olyokminsk is an administrative center of Olyokminskiy Region. The distance from Yakutsk is 651 kilometers of a land way and 620 kilometers of the water way. Olyokminskiy Ostrog was based by the Yenisei Cossacks in 1635.
The Lena Pillars
Stay in the Lena Pillars National Park where one can see steep rocks, the unique natural phenomenon. The pillars have 200 meters height and are stretched for 80 km along the river. One can distinguish colonnades, arches and battlements in their shapes. You will enjoy a wonderful rest in this fairyland. After having a welcome ceremony with ritual dance and Purifying with Fire Ceremony you are guided to rock massif.
An excursion to Druzhba (Friendship) historic-architecture open-air museum located on the place of the primary foundation of the Lensk Stockaded Town founded by the Russian Cossacks, the future city of Yakutsk. The Museum presents samples of ancient wooden architecture in traditional Russian and Yakut styles. Expositions of wooden home utensils, national Yakut clothes and monuments of a Russian Orthodoxy are of great interest. Wonderful landscapes and interesting historical excursions make the museum visit both informative and pleasant.
Arrival in Yakutsk at 4 a.m. Breakfast. Luggage check. Transfer to the airport. Departure from Yakutsk
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2021 LONG-DISTANCE CRUISES PRICES
Ust-Kut – Sottintsy – Yakutsk (Demyan Bedniy Ship) June 5-14, (departure 08:00, arrival 04:00, berthing until 10:00.)
|Cruise Type||CABIN CATEGORY|
|Cabin||4-bed (quadruple)||3/2-bed||Single with additional bed||Semi-lux||Suite|
|Quantity on ship||20||24||6||16||2|
|Placement||4 bed||3 bed||2 bed||3 bed||2 bed||1 bed||2 bed||1 bed||2 bed||1 bed||2 bed|
|Prices in Euros||3700||3300||2900||3255||2900||2110||2380||1770||3255||2290||4190|
30% discount for kids from 2 y.o. to 14 y.o.