Yenisei River Cruise

$2,500.00 $2,199.00

Unique river tour of the great Siberian river Yenisei! Unexplored corners of the primeval nature will open you from the board of modern cruise ship. A unique feature of this cruise is the crossing of the Arctic Circle, visiting the National Nature Reserve Plateau Putorana, visiting of the coldest and the most northern city – Dudinka.

The tour starts in Norilsk

The tour ends in Krasnoyarsk

Main cities of the route: Norilsk – Plateau Putorana – Dudinka – Eniseysk – Krasnoyarsk.

Tour dates in 2016: 12-24.07.16, 18-30.07.16, 23.07.-05.08.16 (14 days), 09-21.08.16, 16-28.08.16.

Kind of travel: boat-walking tour

Duration: 13 days / 12 nights.

Group size: 20-25 people.

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Tour Information

Day 1 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Meeting at the airport, transfer to the city of Norilsk, hotel accommodation “Norilsk”. Placing personal belongings in the storage chamber of the hotel. Lunch in the restaurant “Norilsk”. Transfer to the dock, boarding a speed boat on the river Norilka. Departure by boat to the Plateau Putorana, Lake Lama.

Plateau Putorana – is unique and picturesque natural complex, with high concentration of waterfalls and mountain lakes, including very exotic – narrow, long and deep “fjord lake”, as well as a complex of high flat-topped massifs separated by deep and wide stepped canyons. Lake Lama – northern Switzerland, Taimyr Lake Baikal, polar Riza. This is perhaps the most beautiful and famous Lake of Taimyr.

Arrival to the tourist base. Accommodation in hotel rooms. Dinner. Free time in reserve park.

Day 2 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Breakfast. A walking tour of the Putorana Reserve, walk to the waterfall, the acquaintance with the flora and fauna of the reserve, a photo shoot. Dinner. Fishing, sauna (for an additional fee). Dinner.

Day 3 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Breakfast. Walking tour of the buffer area Putorana Reserve. Dinner. Departure by boat to Norilsk. Accommodation at the “Norilsk” in 2 double rooms. Dinner. Free time.

Day 4 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Breakfast. Free time. Lunch. Excursion to the “Museum of the History of Norilsk industrial region”. Sightseeing tour of the city of Norilsk. Dinner. Free time.

Day 5 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Breakfast. Early departure to Dudinka. Excursion to the “Taimyr Regional Museum.” Sightseeing tour of Dudinka – the coldest (rare, but it is up to -57 ° Celsius) and the northernmost (69 ° 21 ‘N lat..) city on the planet. Located on the right bank of the Yenisei River at the confluence with the river Dudinka, named after the first Russian fishers Dudin, who settled here in the first half of the XVII century.

Landing on the shuttle boat “Chkalov”, accommodation in 2-berth cabins of first class. Departure of the ship at 12:00 from the river port of Dudinka. Lunch. Tour boat. Information about the route. Dinner.

Day 6 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Move the Arctic Circle in the morning (Kureyka river).
Breakfast. Free time. Lunch. Events in the reading lounge. Dinner. Stop in Turukhansk, located at the confluence of the Lower Tunguska in the Yenisei, in 1474 km to the north of Krasnoyarsk. Here you will find the right tributary of the Yenisei River – Lower Tunguska. In the 17th century Russian explorers named the river Lower Tunguska.

Day 7 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Passage of the Verhneimbatsk village. Dinner. Water Stop at Bakht village, named after the right tributary of the Yenisei River Bakht. Night stop in the Bor village, here the group meet another third largest tributary – Stony Tunguska. After 40 kilometers, the threshold Osinovsky starts. The threshold begins narrow canyon, which is overcome with great difficulty. Two ships can not go away, and the movement is unilateral.

Day 8 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Stop in the village Vorogovo – founded over 350 years ago in the development of Siberia in the 17th century by the Cossacks. The population represented different nationalities: Russian, Germans, Ukrainians, Belorussians. Local people organize a dock market with a variety of goods and souvenirs of local craftsmen at the arrival of the ship. Lunch. Stop in the village of Yartsevo – located in the middle reaches of the river Yenisei between two large left tributaries – rivers Kas and Shim, here as well a local market organized for the arrival of the ship. Dinner.

Day 9 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Breakfast. Arrival in Yeniseysk. City Yeniseysk called “open air museum”, urban development includes 94 architectural monument. The complex Transfiguration Monastery and the four churches represent unique samples of Siberian baroque, built in the middle and second half of the 18th century.
Accommodation at the hotel “Yenisei” in 2, 3-person rooms. The hotel is located in the city center, it has a unique architecture of the 18th century and the old interior.
Dinner. Excursion to the city exhibition hall. Sightseeing tour of the city of Yeniseisk. Excursion to private museum “Foto-Hut”. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 10 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Breakfast. Excursion to private museum of planer. The museum has a collection of planes, which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Departure on a tour bus on the Spit – a place of a confluence of Angara and Yenisei rivers. Lunch – picnic. Departure to Krasnoyarsk on the tourist bus. In Krasnoyarsk accommodation at the hotel “Krasnoyarsk” in 2 double rooms. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 11 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Breakfast. 9:30 Sightseeing tour of the city of Krasnoyarsk. Trip to Steamboat Museum St. Nicholas Boat Museum, located on the eternal docked in the city of Krasnoyarsk. Lunch. 14:00 Excursion to the Krasnoyarsk HPP, an observation deck over the Yenisei “Tsar fish”, the promenade of the city Divnogorsk. Excursion to the village of Oatmeal, with a visit to the memorial complex Astafieva. Return to the hotel. Dinner.

Day 12 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Breakfast. Excursion to the nature reserve “Pillars”. The reserve was founded in 1925 on the initiative of the inhabitants of the city to preserve natural systems around the picturesque syenite residual outcrops – “pillars”. Lunch in the cafe “The Red Tent”. Walking through the fun park “Beaver Log”. The rise of the cableway which leads to the top of the slope, where from a viewing platform overlooking the vast forests on the one hand, to Krasnoyarsk – on the other. Return to the hotel. Dinner.

Day 13 of the Yenisei River Cruise

Breakfast. Check out of the hotel. Transfer to the Krasnoyarsk airport.

What is included

  •      Transfers according to the program;
  •      Excursion program;
  •      3 meals a day;
  •      Accommodation on the boat in the 1st class cabin (1 and 2-bed);
  •      Speedboat transfers – Norilsk Plateau Putorana – Norilsk;
  •      Accommodation at the hotel “Krasnoyarsk”;
  •     Hotel accommodation “Norilsk”;
  •      Hotel accommodation “Yenisei”;
  •      Accommodation at the tourist center (2-bed and 3-bed).

What NOT included

  •      Flights to Norilsk and from Krasnoyarsk (you should buy it by yourself, we can help you to manage with it);
  •      Souvenirs.


  •      Surcharge for single occupancy in Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk: 6500 rubles (100$ per night per person);
  •      Supplement for deluxe room / suite in Yeniseysk: 2000 rubles (40$ per night per person);
  •      Permission to enter the Arctic for not citizens of Russia – 3000 rubles (around 40$).

The route or timetable on the route can be corrected based on the weather conditions, the level of training group, other external factors. The decision to change the route is taken by the guides.




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