NILA
Season:
June-October
Duration:
12 days
Difficulty level:
Medium, routes from 6 to 14 km a day
Number of people in group:
from 4 people
Escort:
Guide
Nutrition:
According to itinerary
What to take with you:
Comfortable waterproof clothes and hiking boots for climbing, windproof suit, camera

Join the adventurous tour to Sakhalin and Kunashir Islands. Get ready to see volcanoes and capes, Japanese cranes and eared seals, swim in hot spring located in the wild.

You will board the ferry going from Sakhalin to Kunashir, walk along the ecological path to Stolbchatiy Cape and take mud theraphy baths.

The main attractions of the island

In order to find more about Kunashir Island, you need to get acquinted with its main attractions.

Stolbchatiy Cape. It is impossible to leave the island without visiting this amazing place. Its name bears the meaning that it consists of columns ("stolby" in Russian), which stand close to each other and form vertical walls. The most wonderful thing is that these columns are formed with solidified basaltic lava as a result of volcano eruption.

Caldera of Golovnin volcano. The volcano was named after brave russian traveller, who was digesting the Kuril Islands at the beginning of the XIX century and made 2 trips around the world. His name was Vasiliy Golovnin. The Caldera looks like a cavity with 4 km diameter, which has formed as a result of volcano's collapse at the bottom of the ocean. Two lakes appeared inside the cavity and gas, wet steam and hot water erupt from them.

Fumarole field of Mendeleev volcano. Fumaroles are cracks, through which volcano gases get to the surface with loud pops. They consist of sulfur, which crystallizes and forms yellow lacelike patterns. Incredible and spectaculare view, which is hard to stop looking at!

Tour Program

Day 1

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

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.

Day 2

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Korsakov port.

Departure to Kunashir island.

Day 3

Arrival at Yuzhno-Kurilsk.

Transfer to hotel. Checking in.

Your acquaintance with Kunashir island nature would start from the coastline of Pacific Ocean, where you see the attraction of the island - rock named Devil's finger.

Supper at the hotel.

Day 4

08:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM - Excursion to the Caldera of Golovnin volcano, Kipyasheye (Boiling) lake. more 

Walking tour 7 km long one way (there and back - 14 km).

Dinner at excursion: sandwiches, vegetables, fruits, tea.

Supper at hotel.

Day 5

08:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM - Excursion to Stolbchatiy Cape through Stolbovskaya ecological path.

Bathing in hot springs.

Walking tour 8 km long (it is possible to shorten the walking part of the excursion at the individual request).

Dinner at excursion: sandwiches, vegetables, fruits, tea.

Supper at hotel. 

Day 6

08:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

09:00 AM - 04:00 PM - Excursion to Fumarole field of Mendeleev volcano. more

Walking tour 3 km long one way (there and back - 6 km) through 2-meter high bamboo.

Dinner at excursion: sandwiches, seafood, vegetables, fruits, tea.

Supper at hotel.

Day 7

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to port. Departure to Sakhalin.

Day 8

Day at sea.

Day 9

Arrival to Sakhalin island at Korsakov port.

Transfer to hotel. 

Day 10

08:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

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

Dinner at the excursion: fish soup, vegetables, fruits, tea.

Free time.

Day 11

09:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

10:00 AM - 02:00 PM - Excursion to Lyagushka (Frog) butte.

Day 12

09:00 AM - Breakfast at hotel.

10:00 AM - Visit to fish market (at the agreement of the group) before transfer to airport.

Flight back home.