SIBERIAN TIGERS AND SOVIET ALLURE
Vladivostok – Khasan – DUNAY – NAKHODKA
This tour is offered on a regular monthly basis from May through October. Let us know your desired departure month by clicking on the learn-more button below: we will match your preferences with the next relevant scheduled group departure. If you are still unsure about your desired departure date, then simply tell us a period or a season of the year and we will provide you a range of scheduled group departures: just pick up yours!
Our scheduled group departures don't suit your plans? If you are travelling with more than 4 friends, you can set your own departure date: we will arrange a bespoke tour just for you for the same price per person advertised below. If you are travelling solo or with less than four companions, we will then organise a slightly more expensive tailored tour according to your time schedule and specific geographical preferences.
DAY 1/2 - Vladivostok
Morning arrival in Vladivostok, the legendary Soviet port on the Pacific and the very end of the trans-Siberian railway.
Vladivostok sightseeing: mighty bridges, lonely lighthouses, lively markets, sandy beaches and Soviet glory.
Lunch, dinner and overnight in Vladivostok.
We'll devote the day of our trip in the Far East to the Soviet Pacific Coast.
Travelling east from Vladivostok to Nakhodka and further onto Kozmino along a scenic coastal road and across temperate rainforests, we'll visit crumbling fishing towns, rusty shipwrecks and photogenic bays of crystal-clear waters and thriving benthos.
In the afternoon we'll eventually get back to Vladivostok for some rest and souvenir shopping.
Dinner and overnight in Vladivostok.
DAY 3 - Peter the Great Gulf
DAY 4/5 - Land of the Leopards
DAY 6/7 - Ussuri Bay
DAY 8/9 - Call of the Tiger
home to the biggest population of the mighty Siberian Tiger, the largest feline on Earth.
We'll spend days in the reserve tracking this elusive and elegant predator and enjoying the pristine nature of the area.
Highlights of your stay will also include: birdwatching and fauna spotting, botanic walks, bear tracking, honey harvesting, fishing for graylings and lenoks, overnighting in the woods like a professional trapper, night picnics by bonfire, berry and mushroom picking, photo-traps installation, hiking through the taiga and - of course - tigers, tigers and again tigers!
In addition, while in the reserve, you'll have the chance to meet the secretive and sadly small-numbered Udege people: an indigenous Tungusic people, whose culture, language and tradition are at serious risk of extinction under the pressure of advancing modernity and passive-aggressive Russification.
Adjacent to Durminskoye, the village of Gvasyugi is a small bastion of the Udege: a tiny hamlet of broken dreams, Soviet nostalgia and strong resilience.
Please note: if are a lot into tigers and Taiga and less so into culture and history, we can also arrange tailored tours to the only (thus skipping all the other segments of this itinerary). Contact us for more info on this option.
Dinner and overnight in
DAY 10/11 - Soviet Pacific
DAY 12 - Flight back home or transfer to further destinations
After enjoying a last Soviet-style breakfast together we'll take care of your transfer to the airport/train station of choice.
For those flying out: transfer to Vladivostok International Airport for your flight back home.
For those wishing to take the train/bus to reach further destinations: transfer to the local train/bus station.
End of the tour.
4 to 9 participants: 2990 € per person
The price includes: double/twin room accommodation (breakfast included; single supplement: 20 euros/night), private transport in the region (jeep or minivan), entrance fees to the attractions listed in the itinerary, guiding and translation service.
The price does not include: international flights and any other flight not explicitly included in the tour price and itinerary, meals, drinks and tips, visas if required, entrance fees to attractions not listed in the itinerary, insurance.
The route of this tour has been carefully designed after several research trips in the region. It is, however, always possible to slightly modify the itinerary according to the needs and the suggestions of the participants. Our motto is flexibility. It is also possible to make the tour the other way around, starting from Vladivostok and finishing in Blagoveshchensk.