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Sakhalin Island is a discovery and new experience, which are available only in this unique nature reserve! 

The program is made for those who came to Sakhalin for the first time.

You will get acquainted with the main attractions of the Island.

You are waiting for boating, hiking mountain trails, gastronomic discoveries, meetings with the natives, and even a visit to the places where the local medicine men live from time immemorial.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Tour schedule

Day 1: Meeting.

Pick up at the airport.

Welcome briefing during the transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation in the hotels of the selected category.

Ethnographic concert and dinner at the restaurant of Russian national cuisine.

Day 2: History.

Breakfast at hotel.

Lifted by cable car to the top of the mountain «Russian». Mountain "Russia, located just a few kilometers east of the center of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The height of the mountain is 600 meters. It is a favorite vacation spot for pilots of gliders and paragliders. On its slopes is a popular ski resort. To the top is a cable car, and from the observation deck offers a truly magnificent view of the city and its surroundings.

Visit the local history museum. Sakhalin State Regional Museum - Central Museum of the Sakhalin region. Founded on 1896, by the military governor of Sakhalin V.D. Merkazinym. Currently it is located in a building  which was built on 1937, in a traditional Japanese style Teykan-Zukuri. The only one of its kind in the territory as Sakhalin, and the whole of Russia.

Visit the Cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Lunch (Korean food).

Visit to the Korean temple in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city.

Visit to the central seafood market in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk city (you can buy freshly caught: fish or seafood delicacies, and friendly chef "Horseshoe" restaurants will  be happily to prepare them for dinner).

Free time, shopping.

Korean cuisine dinner, show program.

The restaurant's menu (basic) - Korean cuisine (alcohol and seafood delicacies are not included). Show program - the game on the Russian balalaika or accordion, music performance.

Day 3: Nature.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit  to the abnormal place. Contrary to the laws of physics and common sense on the road, near the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, there is a place that is only as abnormal will not name. There are machines that stand in neutral, themselves riding uphill. On an inclined plane up water flows.  There are rumor about the different places and the spirits inhabit.

Visit to a mysterious and healing mountain «Frog». A walk along the forest trail with a guide. Mountain "Frog" is one of the natural places of power, located on Sakhalin Island, a distance of about 25 km from the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Is a sacred object of the indigenous people - the Ainu, performs the functions of Energy of the spiritual center of the Island. Climbing here you can set the hidden question ... and if the spirits descend to communicate, to get an answer.

Departure to the Pacific coast with a stop at "Tunaycha" lakes and «Changeable». The Lake "Tunaycha" is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes of Sakhalin Island.  The Space is 174 km². The lake water is salty. It is a unique natural monument, which is home to 29 species of fish. The Lake "Volatile" is famous for its healing properties due to marine sulphide mud, helps get rid of many diseases. The lake adjoins a magnificent pine forest.

Arrival and accommodation at the sports complex on the coast of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. The complex is located in one of the most beautiful and ecologically clean places of Sakhalin Island.

Lunch of soup and fish dishes.

A walk to the river spawning and to seal rookery. Here you can see a massive stroke salmon and seals. Sakhalin seal - a species of seal, surprisingly good-natured and curious animal, left a memorable experience.

The weather swimming in natural depressions in rocks.

A walk to the starting point of the expedition to the South Pole.

Return to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Dinner.

Day 4: Unique.

Breakfast at hotel.

Visit Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk mud volcano. "Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk mud volcano" - a specially protected area - national natural monument. Mud volcano is erupting periodically cones (Griffons). The territory of the mud field of 6 hectares. Field devoid of vegetation and if elevated above the surrounding terrain, the form is close to a circle. On it are located "breathable" craters. They rise above the ground by 20-40 cm. The temperature of the mud weight is not higher than the ambient temperature of the soil.

Departure of the sea and dinner of seafood together with the natives directly on the shore of the Pacific Ocean.

Return to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin visit the Korean Cultural Centre.

Visiting souvenir shops, shopping.

Dinner in a restaurant, show program, Кaraoke.

Day 5: Farewell.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Summing up, the definition of return plan to visit Sakhalin next time.

Transfer to airport.

 

Accommodation

"Santa Resort Hotel» 4 *

"Santa Resort Hotel" built in 1993 by Japanese builders, renovated on 2015. The certifi-cate of confirmation categories - series RGA№000012-II dated May 24, 2014.

Room Description:

Standart room
Double room
Studio

In each room there are:

the furniture which is made by natural wood, a TV-set, an air conditioner, a refrigerator, a mini-bar, a safe, a bathroom with toiletries, a hairdryer, a bathrobe, a cosmetics bar, Wi-Fi Internet

Restaurants and bars:

The restaurant "Rubin" with 90 seats, serving Russian and European cuisine, the bar "Kristal" and Lobby Bar, an open veranda.

Entertainment, sports and service:

Gym, Pool Room (two pool tables for Russian Pyramid and American pool).
Tennis Court, Sauna (Finnish sauna, cooling pool, Jacuzzi with hydro and aero mas-sage)
Children's playground, Laundry, »Souvenirs" Shop.

"Strawberry Hills"

Strawberry Hills Hotel opened on 2004.  3  - stored hotel was built by US-project.

Room Description:

Standart room
Double
Suite

In each room there are:

natural wood furniture, a TV-set,  an air conditioner, a refrigerator,a mini-bar, a safe,  a bathroom with toiletries, a hairdryer,a bathrobe, a cosmetics bar, Internet Wi-Fi, a balcony.

Restaurants and bars:

The main restaurant with 60 seats (menu, wine list, sets), a bar-lounge with 40 seats (menu, wine list, sets), bar (menu, wine list, sets).

Entertainment, sports and service:

Fitness Centre (swimming-pool 7x3 meters, gym, steam room, sauna, jacuzzi), the outdoor courts for tennis, basketball, volleyball, badminton.  On the site there is the outdoor sports ground with outdoor fitness equipment and outdoor playground.

Luggage room, laundry.

Hotel "Gagarin"

The hotel is located in the park area in the center of the city. Building # 1 (3-storey build-ing) was built on 2000, Building # 2 (9-story building) - on 2005. The interior of the hotel combines European and Asian styles.

Room Description:

Standart room
Double
Suite

In each room there are:

natural wood furniture, a TV-set, an air conditioner, a refrigerator, a mini-bar, a safe, a bathroom with toiletries, a hairdryer, a bathrobe, a cosmetics bar, Wi-Fi Internet, a balcony.

The sauna (karaoke, lounge, fitness center, whirlpool in the swimming pool)
The restaurant has seats for 120 guests (European, Korean, Russian cuisine)
Karaoke bar for 50 guests ( the common room, the separate cabins)
Bar "133" opened on the second floor (Democratic pub)
"Wasabi", for 40 guests (Japanese cuisine from Japanese cook-chef)
Nightclub «Loona»
The garden with a waterfall on the hotel’s territory

Additional info

Helicopter Fly

The exiting flight aboard the modern helicopter, equipped with special large windows that allow you to see all the unrealistic beauty of wild places, which are famous at Sakhalin and do a lot of great photos from the bird's-eye view! There are bears, deers and other wildlife inhabitants you can see from the air. Duration: 1 hour or more (depending on the route)

Natural Park "Moneron Island"

Moneron Island is one of two large islands situated near Sakhalin Island. This is a real jewel in the necklace of Sakhalin island coast with unique waterfalls, columnar cliffs, nature and wildlife. On the coastal reefs of the island you can see the sea lion rookery. The islands are nesting place for many migratory and coastal seabird colonies are located here rhinoceros impasse, puffins, peregrine falcons, white-tailed eagle. On a relatively small area of the island observed about 30 species of rare plants, some of which are included in the Red Book of Russia. The main wealth of Moneron Island is marine fauna.

A unique combination of various forms of underwater relief and warming impact caused the Tsushima Current branch is the possible existence of subtropical species: galiotis, sea cucumber, sea urchins, starfish and multipath others. The main objects of hunting are flounder, perch, ruff. For recreational fishing in the warmer months are going pretty dense schools of fish.

The Moneron Island has ecologically clean sea air, which has beneficial effects on health, hardening, holidaymakers. Those who wish to visit Moneron Island we offers the boat trips around the Island, diving, recreational fishing, swimming recreation, as well as exotic and adventure trips around the Island.

Fishing in the open sea

One of the most unforgettable experience you can get at Sakhalin sea – is a sea fishing. Wild untouched nature, clean water and a stunning infinitely rich in fish stocks. Almost nowhere in the World you have the better conditions for fishing than on Sakhalin, and certainly there are no other places in the World where so many fishing records have been delivered.

On the south side of the Sea of Okhotsk There are more than 270 species of fish, from the North side - 120. In the East Sea (Sea of Japan), there are about 600 species. The main fish species are turbot and salmon, herring and saury, chum salmon, pollock, cod and many others. Smelt and it kind of capelin are also important, there are bulls and rudd yet . In the summer of Sakhalin waters contain a large number of fish that are adapted to live in the warmth, including: mackerel, sardines and squid. In a particularly warm summer, near the coast you can see exotic fish - fly-fish.

No matter what time of year you choose to visit, you can always get the thrill of world-class fishing. Our savvy guides and friendly team of fishermen are always ready to help and give advice on equipment and of course places of biting. Catch the following species of fish - flounder, mackerel, salmon. Particularly successful fishermen can get caught crab and unique fish - dog. After returning to the friendly fishing camp our cooks are happy to prepare freshly caught fish and seafood for lunch. Unforgettable fishing, delicious food, combined with the pristine nature of Sakhalin, will leave a lasting impression. Duration: 8:00 hours

Oyster tour

For oysters go to Busse Lake - on the shore of Aniva Bay - the most pure and eco-friendly restaurant in the World to an unforgettable delight when your hands were removed from the water and you open, pour the lemon juice and devouring a delicious giant oyster. Those oysters are known even in Paris .

Busse Lake is the lake with different sea grasses and algae, one of them -Price ahnfeltia red algae which is used to produce agar-agar. It is home to shellfish, mainly mussels, giant oysters, scallops, sea cucumbers, found a large grass shrimp. The Busse Lagoon is a natural monument of regional significance, is a rich ecosystem that has great commercial and scientific value.

TOUR PROGRAM:

In the morning we go to the village of Ozersk, get into the picturesque lagoon Busse Lake. Traveled around Lake Busse, we reach the lake ducts to the sea. Camping. The rest after a grueling road, drink tea with sandwiches and go explore the surrounding area, thereby getting a good appetite for the upcoming dinner prepared by our chef. Further, together with a guide on the boat for 5-6 people you will go to the oyster beds of the island, where for themselves catch Sakhalin oyster. It is defined not only by large size, but also special taste qualities (with a taste of watermelon). After lunch, and little rest, walking tour in the surroundings of the lake, take a photo shoots and returning back to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

JEEPING

Jeep - tours - this is an exciting comfortable journey. Quickly moving from one point to another, you will be able to enjoy the pristine beauty of nature, to see the endless shore of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, the incredible beauty of stone sculptures, pristine lakes, raging rivers, impassable taiga forests.

The route of n Okhotsk to Cape Free -. Sheer abundance of creations of nature in the form of outliers valuable rock vegetation and is under the protection of forests, located close to the water's edge. Sea Terrace is filled with futuristic shapes over which centuries worked the forces of nature - wind, sun and water. The arches, cliffs, niches, boulders bizarre shapes in the noise of the sea, and no one around. On the bench protruding rocks there are haul seals, bird colonies. Walk along the sea resembles a tour of the sculpture park, but in several times much-more interesting. Amaze scale - height and awkwardness surrounding with the stone giants. A Man feels quite insignificant in front of these whopper. On the way there is a stop at Tunaicha lake, and abnormal road, where contrary to the laws of physics and common sense of the cars in neutral speed, go uphill themselves , downhill upward water flows. Duration - 5 hours

FISH MARKET

At all times, the true SAKHALIN souvenirs were considered as fish, caviar and seafood. Nothing has changed, if you want to bring Sakhalin unusual gift - this is the best you can imagine.

Counters with delicacies - as the exhibition "seafood". Far Eastern fish: coho, sockeye salmon, smelt, salmon, flounder ... Huge variety of delicacies: crab meat, of course, a crab itself , sea urchin roe and scallops, seaweed. All kinds of snacks: dried squid, flounder, coho in the form of the original straw, smelt, catfish. And of course, a truly royal gift - red caviar, a unique, natural product with a delicate and intense flavor, rich in vitamins, useful acids and trace elements. Do not forget about one more "pride of Sakhalin" - syrup, infused on the famous Krasnik (Klopovke), which tourists gladly buy and take with you to the memory of the largest island in Russia.

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