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WINTER STARTS IN YAKUTIA


 WINTER STARTS IN YAKUTIA

We propose a tour to the remarkable event which will be held in Yakutsk city every December called “Winter starts in Yakutia” festival.  During the festival the Winter coming will be celebrated with participation of the Russian Father Frost Ded Moroz and the Yakutian Frost King Chyyskhaan.   The gastronomic festival “Taste of Yakutia” will become the most outstanding event where different local restaurants will present delicious Yakutian food. 

 Day 1 

Arrival in Yakutsk. Meeting at airport, transfer to hotel, check-in. Free time.

Lunch at the restaurant of Yakut cuisine.

Sight seeing tour around Yakutsk. Yakutsk is one of the oldest Siberian cities.  It will celebrate its 384th birthday in 2016. The city interweaves archaic and modern features with its old wooden houses and Russian orthodox churches combining with sparkling glass facades of modern  buildings. Guests will see the old district, unique 116.6 meters deep Shergin shaft, University campus, river port. They will get acquainted with the history of Russian explorers who started their expeditions in the far East from Yakutsk

the ceremony of meeting of Winter with participation of Russian Father Frost Ded Moroz  and  Yakutian Frost King Chyyskhan and the New Year tree lighting.

 

 participation in opening of the gastronomic festival.  Guests have a great chance not only try Yakut specialities, but also get to know Yakut rituals, see authentic Yakut utensils, hear sounds of the Yakut traditional instrument – khomus

 

Day 2 

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

DIAMOND DAY

Visit to Treasury of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).  Treasury is a part of the State Fund of Precious Metals and Stones of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).  The unique collection of gold nuggets, platinum, silver, large diamonds, marvelous jewelry, carvings from mammoth bone are exhibited here.

Visit to the Kingdom of Permafrost. The Open Doors day will be organized where every visitor can take picture with the Winter Dame, try the traditional food – frozen raw fish of northern rivers. Kingdom of Permafrost is an ice tunnel within the hill in suburbs of Yakutsk. In winter the temperature here is constantly -10C, in summer it is -4C. In several underground halls one can find a plenty of ice sculptures, touch permafrost soil,  find remains  of mammoth and other fossils.

Visit to Chochur Muran centre.  Travelers can ride reindeer and dog sled, enjoy ice and snow sculptures, try Yakut food.

 

 Lunch in the restaurant of Yakut cuisine.

 visit to the diamond cutting plant.

 shopping in jewelry and souvenir shops.  

Dinner at the restaurant of the Yakut cuisine.  .  

Day 3 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Free day, tours upon request.

1 option:

Winter trip to the Lena Pillars. Travelers will ride on the river ice 2 meters deep to the famous Lena Pillars which are as exciting in the winter time as  in summer.

Price:

For a group of 2 persons: 225 USD.

Group of 4 persons:  130 USD

1 persons: 440 USD

2 option:

9.00-13.00 -  Orto Doidu Zoo  visit

13.00 14.00. -  lunch at the restaurant of Yakut cuisine. .

14.30-15.30 -  visit to the Mammoth museum. It is a unique museum which represents a collection of fossils of the ice period.

16.00-18.00 -  free time

Price:

For a group of 2 persons: 145 USD

For a group of 4 persons: 105 USD

For an individual: 250 USD

Dinner at the restaurant of the Yakut cuisine. 

 

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.   Departure.

 

 

PRICE FOR  ½ OF DBL:

group of 2 persons: 605 USD per person

group of 4 persons: 520 USD per person

Individual person: 915 USD

The price includes: accommodation,  FB  meals, transportation, English speaking guide, transfers, entry tickets to museums and other tourist objects as per program.

Extra-payment for the SLG room: 93 USD

 

The price does not includes: airtickets to and from Yakutsk.

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