NILA
Season:
May-September
Duration:
8 days
Difficulty level:
Medium
Number of people in group:
from 4 people
Transport:
Bus, all-terrain bus, boat
Escort:
Guide
Nutrition:
According to itinerary
What to take with you:
Comfortable clothes and hiking boots for climbing, windproof suit, camera

Remote Sakhalin and Kuril Islands are located far away at the East of Russia. It is quite difficult to reach them, but travel to them compensates all difficulties and the pleasure you get from meeting fantastic landscapes, unusual animals and tasty sea delicacies precedes the tiredness and makes you forget about it.

You will have an opportunity to personally visit many natural and historical monuments, swim in hot springs and strengthen your spirit. Any flight is worth it and you will realize it in the very first seconds of your adventure.

Iturup island: main attractions and peculiarities

Iturup – is one of many islands of Kurils, the biggest one and has the widest range of attractions. One of them is Baranskiy volcano, which height is over 1000 meters. There are a lot of mud pools, hot lakes and mineral streams at its bottom. There is a spectacular view of Kuril Bay, Volchok mountain and White cliffs from volcano’s peak.

Excursions to White cliffs and Kasatka Bay on Iturup island will acquaint you with geographical and historical knowledge, linked with ancient period and war events of different years. The same interest as White cliffs and Kasatka Bay hold Velikan Cape and Lyagushka (Frog) butte, that are located on Sakhalin.

Yankito plateau is one of those places that are interesting by the way they appeared. Solidified black lava in combination with green grass and bright flowers looks very unusual. An there is the info that the evidences that people used to live here during neolithic age have been found.

Iturup hot springs

Are you aware of the fact that there is a huge variety of hot springs at Iturup? If you choose to travel to Iturup Island with us, you will have an opportunity to visit 3 hot springs resorts. You can swim in acidulous springs near Baranskiy volcano, take radon bath at "Vannochki" resort and enter sulfur springs at "Zharkiye Vody" ("Hot Waters" in Russian) resort. But you must be very careful before visiting hot springs and consult with specialist before doing so.

The price includes:

  • Accommodation at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk hotel Santa Resort Hotel 4* (twin room), accomodation at Kurilsk hotel "Iturup" or "Ostrov" (twin room).
  • All transfers included in tour itinerary.
  • Nutrition included in tour itinerary.
  • Insurance during the tour period.

Additionally paid:

  • Flight to and from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
  • Flight to and from Yuzhno-Kurilsk.
  • Single accomodation in twin room 

IMPORTANT!

Please, clarify the dates and price with company’s representative before booking.

Tour Program

Day 1

Arrival at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to hotel.

Accomodation at hotel till 02:00 PM.

Free time.

05:00 PM - Transfer to supper.

05:30 PM - 07:00 PM - Welcome supper with Sakhalin delicacies.

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM - Evening sightseeing tour at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

08:30 PM - Transfer to hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to airport. Flight to Kurilsk.

Arrival at Kurilsk. Transfer to hotel. 

Sightseeing tour at Kurilsk and Kitovoye settlement.

Visit to "Zharkiye Vody" hot springs resort.

Supper at hotel.

Day 3

08:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

09:00 AM - 02:00 PM - Excursion to Kasatka Bay. more 

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM - Dinner at hotel.

03:00 PM - 07:00 PM - Excursion to Baranskiy volcano. more 

07:00 PM - Supper at hotel.

Free time.

Day 4

08:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

Sea excursion to White Cliffs. more 

Excursion itinerary: Olya Bay, Black cliffs, White cliffs, Parusnaya Bay' waterfalls, visit to seal rookery (it is possible that they will be absent at rookery), Tornaya Bay, Sopochnoye lake.

Dinner during excursion (tea, sandwiches,apple, water).

07:00 PM - Visit to "Vannochki" hot springs resort.

Supper at hotel.

Free time.

Day 5

08:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM - Excursion to Yankito lava plato. more

11:00 AM - Transfer to hotel. Checking out.

12:00 PM - Transfer to airport. Flight to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Arrival at Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Transfer to hotel.

Supper on your own.

Day 6

08:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM - Excursion to Tikhaya Bay.

Excursion itinerary: collecting amber at Starodubskoye settlement' coastline, visit to Shinto shrine' remnants at Vzmoriye settlement, visit to crab market, excursion at Tikhaya Bay.

Dinner at Tikhaya Bay (fish soup. vegetables, Korean salads, tea).

06:00 PM - Transfer to hotel.

Supper on your own.

Day 7

08:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Excursion to Lyagushka (Frog) butte.

12:00 PM - Transfer to hotel.

Free time*.

 

*It is possible to organize excursion to Sakhalin Regional Museum and Museum-Memorial complex "Pobeda" for additional payment.

Day 8

08:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

Visit to fish market before transfer to airport.

Flight back home.