The north and the south of Krasnoyarsk region will meet in this sightseeing tour. You will learn the past and the present of this Siberian region, its spiritual health, enjoy taiga great spaces and have a rest on the banks of Siberian rivers, such as the Yenisei and Angara.
Total duration: 6 days/5 nights
Tour mileage: 1100 km by bus, 600 km by train
Number of people in a group: from 4 pax
Level of physical training: no special physical training
Day 1. Saturday
Beginning and end of the program in Krasnoyarsk (Russia, Siberia, time zone +7). You can get to Krasnoyarsk by train or by plane from many cities in Russia and by international flights from Beijing and Bangkok.
From 07:00 check-in in the Amaks City Hotel 3*, rest.
11:00 Meeting with a guide in the hotel lobby, excursion in Krasnoyarsk Ethnographic Museum.
This day there is Krasnoyarsk city tour to the symbols of Krasnoyarsk - the Paraskeva Pyatnitsa chapel situated on the Karaulnaya mountain and shown in the 10-ruble banknote. In the 17th century the Cossacks who founded the city built a watch tower on this mountain. One can enjoy a picturesque view of the city, of the river Yenisei, of the surrounding mountains and the nature reserve Stolby. You will pass the historical town part with its monuments of the 18th-19th centuries, the former mansions of Siberian merchants and patrons, you will see the monument to Krasnoyarsk founder Andrey Dubensky, the Annunciation Cathedral, the Theatre Square, etc.
Trip to Krasnoyarsk hydro power station – the second largest one in Russia.
You will have a golden opportunity to follow the picturesque forest road to the power station, then visit an observation place ‘Tsar Fish’, where you can observe panoramic views of the city, its river and the mighty ship lift – the largest such device in the world. Whoever comes to Krasnoyarsk, whether Russian or foreign, everybody is impressed by the powerful Yenisei and the boundless taiga so near to the city. Passing by Divnogorsk which was just the camp of the builders of the Hydro Power station in 1957. It took its name after the mountains situated around the city.
The next point of the excursion is the park Bobrovy log. In the park you will have a chance to discover a beautiful view on the nature reserve Stolby(Takmak rock) going uphill by the ropeway to an observation point overlooking the magnificent views of the city and surroundings. This tour is a wonderful opportunity to plunge into the wild nature without leaving the city.
19:00 Return to the hotel.
Accommodation in the Amaks City hotel 3*
Lunch in a restaurant
100 km by bus
*Meeting at the railway station or airport for extra charge. Breakfast and dinner independent.
Day 2. Sunday
After breakfast and checking-out of the hotel the group goes to the north of the region along Yenisei tract to the town Yeniseysk. It is a good possibility to get to know the history of Yenisei province.
Visit Kazachinskoye village with its myrrh-streaming icon.
Yeniseysk walking excursion in the Siberian city among unique semples of wooden and stone architecture, churches and mansions. During the excursion you will see the Church of Iver women monastery, Saviour Cathedral, men monastery of the Holy Transfiguration, Church of the Resurrection, Epiphany Cathedral, Trinity church, Assumption Cathedral. All of these treasures.
In the private museum Photo-hut you will see a collection of antiques, lovingly collected by Peter Drozdov. A chance to take pictures in the old interior.
Departure from Yeniseysk to the confluence of the Angara River with the Yenisei. Accommodation at the camp Fish Lodge on the Yenisei banks (in comfortable rooms).
A lot of valuable fish species in these waters determined the name of the camp site - Fish Lodge (Rybnaya Zaimka). Sturgeon, trout, whitefish, grayling, Yenisei perch – all these dishes can be cooked by skilled chefs of local restaurants.
The unique beauty of these places is a real decoration of outdoor recreation. The powerful and cold Yenisei, the gentle and warm Angara, blending together their waters, stately continue their journey to the north. A cozy cottage on the Yenisei bank is glad to welcome guests who want to have rest in a peace and quiet taiga place in every season of the year.
Accommodation at the camp Zaimka Rybnaya
Breakfast in the hotel, lunch in a cafe, dinner at the camp
420 km bz bus, till 2 km on foot
Day 3. Monday
Rest at the camp in peace and quiet of the taiga, on the banks of the Yenisei River.
After lunch return to Krasnoyarsk by bus, arrival to the train station.
19:20 Departure from Krasnoyarsk to Abakan by night train.
Accommodation on train board
Breakfast and lunch at the camp
270 km by bus, 600 km by train
Day 4. Tuesday
Visit the museum of Decembrists.
Further departure to Shushenskoye village that will serve as a pass from civilization to ancient times.
Excursion in the ethnographical museum Shushenskoye that will bring you to the real Siberian village of the 19th-20th centuries. The history of the museum is inextricably linked with the name of Vladimir Lenin, who lived in Shushenskoye in exile 1897-1900. This corner of antiquity is situated on a bank of the river Shush, near its confluence with the Yenisei. There are numerous monuments of architecture on the 7 hectares: farmhouses, commercial shop, jail, tavern, about 200 wooden buildings. A lot of people go here attracted by ancient Siberian traditions, which are fully preserved in this place.
You will overnight in the guesthouses of the museum Shushenskoye, it still keeps the customs and traditions of the Siberian village of the late 19th century, with its streets and houses, it will help you to feel the atmosphere of country life. Guesthouses were reconstituted with preservation of cultural styles of Angara river area and south of Krasnoyarsk Territory. The realities of peasant life are combined with modern comfort living. Stopping for a rest in the new village, becoming masters of estates, enjoying traditional peasant cuisine, learning the basics of craft, taking part in the games and entertainments, ceremonies and celebrations, guests can feel like the real Siberian farmers.
Accommodation in guesthouses of Shushenskoye village
Breakfast in a cafe, lunch and dinner in the museum
80 km by bus
Day 5. Wednesday
Free time in Shushenskoye. This corner of olden times is located on the banks of the Shush river, near its confluence with the Yenisei.
Departure to Abakan. A stop at the dam of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydro power station, the biggest one in Russia. In the area of the reservoir there is the Sayano-Shushensky Biosphere Reserve. Amazingly clear water allows to exist a trout farm near hydroelectric power station, because trout are known to not tolerate polluted water. Visit a trout farm, where it is possible to buy fresh fish.
By 19:00 check-in in the Abakan hotel, end of the tour, the guide is leaving.
It’s possible to take a night train to Krasnoyarsk or Moscow (via Novosibirsk and Yekaterinburg) (e.g. then continue your way to the Altai mountains).
Accommodation in the Abakan Hotel 3*
Breakfast and lunch in the museum, dinner in a restaurant
200 km by bus
Day 6. Thursday
Morning flight to Moscow. Till 12:00 check-out.
Transfer to the airport*
Breakfast buffet in the hotel or packed to the airport
*Transfer to the airport for extra charge
Tour price per person
Price does not include:
For extra charge:
Single accommodation during the tour +97€
Train tickets Krasnoyarsk-Abakan one way 70 €/person in a compartment 2 class for 4 pax
Extra fee for early check-in to the Amaks City Hotel on the day 1, between 06:00 and 10:00 – 28€ per person
Check-in to the hotel on the arrival day since 10:00. The sightseeing starts at 11:00.
On the day 5 the sightseeing program ends by 17:00-18:00, you can take the night train to Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk or Moscow via Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and other cities.
Sightseeing tour Krasnoyarsk Mosaic (7 days/6 nights, period November-April) route goes along territories of Khakassia and Krasnoyarsk region.
Krasnoyarsk region is located in the eastern part of Siberia along the basin of the Yenisei river. It covers 3000 km from the South to the North, where it is washed by Kara sea and Laptevs’ sea. The population of the region is about 3 million people.
The region is subdivided into three climate zones: arctic, subarctic and mild.
Krasnoyarsk region territory is the domain for 450 species of plants, 340 species of birds and 90 species of animals including snow leopard, Putorana bighorn sheep, snow fox, stoat and musk-ox. In region there are 6 nature reserves under state protection: Great Arctic, Central-Siberian, Putorana, Stolby (Rock pillars), Sayano-Shushensky and Taimyr reserves.
The main religion here is Orthodox Church, but other confessions are also spread: Catholicism, Islam, Judaism etc.
The capital of the region is Krasnoyarsk – megapolis situated on the both sides of the Yenisei river. It was founded by Russian military man Andrey Dubensky in 1628. The population of Krasnoyarsk is about 1 million people. Time difference with Moscow is +4 hours, distance to Moscow is 3995 km. There are many old buildings and places of interest here. Krasnoyarsk is the motherland of painter Surikov, geographist and scientist Potanin, singer Khvorostovsky, violinist Tretyakov, Olympic champion Yarygin, writer Astafiev.
The symbol of Krasnoyarsk is Paraskeva Pyatnitsa chapel built in 1805 on Karaulnaya hill. It is printed on the 10-roubles banknote.
Yeniseysk is one of the most ancient Siberian towns. The town's past is closely connected to the history of Eastern Siberia's and Russia's uniting. Yeniseysk was founded in 1619 by Cossacks as a military fortress on the left bank of the river Yenisei. During 150 years this town was the main gates to the Eastern Siberia and "the father" of all Siberian towns.
Nowadays Minusinsk (1739) is a monument of old architecture. Every street here is marked by a historical event, especially in the old part of the city. It is green and clean with old merchants' houses. The new part of the city is full of modern buildings, shops and trade centers. Architectural and design solutions amaze by diversity.
As Minusinsk is situated far from political centre of Russia, it has gradually become a place of exile for state criminals, who left a memorable effect in social and cultural life of the city. Minusinsk was the exile place for 9 Decembrists, for polish rebels of 1830-1831, 1863-1864, social revolutionists and social democrats.
Minusinsk's climate is warm and pleasant. Due to this fact this city is considered to be a fruit and vegetable paradise. Every year a famous tomato fair is held here in the end of summer.
The history of Shushenskoe village begins from the time when a Cossack's stockaded town was founded in XVIII century. At that time there were 35 houses and a good church in Shushenskoe. In XIX century the village turned into a centre of the district and a place for exile of many famous people including the Decembrists. Due to its convenient location, mild climate and a constant inflow of educated people, Shushenskoe soon became the leading centre. This small village is widely known for its ethnographic museum. The history of the museum is inextricably linked with the name of Vladimir Lenin, who lived in Shushenskoye in exile in 1897-1900.
The tour starts in Krasnoyarsk
One of the main transport hubs in Siberia is Krasnoyarsk. It is passed through by Trans-Siberian railway, so it provides tourists with possibilities to travel actively. Krasnoyarsk posses the airport both of local and international level, river port and well-developed road vehicle infrastructure.
Information about railways to Krasnoyarsk can be inquired at managers of Sayan Ring Co.
Airport in Krasnoyarsk Yemelianovo accepts planes from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Norilsk, Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Kamchatka and many other cities in Russia, also from international flights from Beijing and Bangkok. You can reach Krasnoyarsk by flights of following airlines Aeroflot, S7, UTair, NordStar etc.
The tour ends in Abakan.
There are direct flights Abakan-Moscow: Aeroflot air company (dep. 09.30, arr. 10.20, everyday) and S7 airlines (dep. 07.40, arr. 08.40, everyday).
Besides, from Abakan you can get to Moscow by train #067 via Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, to Krasnoyarsk by train #124.
Transfers are not included in the tour's price. Tourists are met with a board, where tourist’s name or a name of a company is printed.
The price for an individual transfer Krasnoyarsk airport-hotel is 45 euro. Krasnoyarsk railway station-hotel is 22 euro. A return transfer Abakan hotel-airport 20 euro.
The guide meets the group on the 1 day in the hotel hall at 14:00 with a meeting board where the name of the tor is printed. You will get the phone number of your guide 7 days before tour starting.
Amaks City Hotel (1 night)
AMAKS HOTELS & RESORTS is one the best Russian chains of the hospitality industry. Hotel is located on the right bank of the Yenisei River, offers beautiful views. Not far from here Sports Palace, which includes sports fields, tennis courts, stadium. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are museums, theaters, exhibition and concert halls, shopping and office centers. Twenty kilometers from the hotel there are ski slopes and cable car, which offers magnificent views of the National Park Stolby. Our guests will overnight in twin or single (for extra fee) standard rooms (shower, WC). For guests a buffet breakfast will be served on the ground floor. A lunch may be served either in the hotel restaurant or on request in your room.
Address: Krasnoyarsk, Matrossova str, 2
Rybnaya Zaimka camp (1 night)
A cozy cottage on the Yenisei bank is glad to welcome guests who want to have rest in a peace and quiet taiga place in every season of the year. Each room has a double bed, couch, TV, coffee table, sink, toilet, shower. The unique beauty of these places is a real decoration of outdoor recreation. The powerful and cold Yenisei, the gentle and warm Angara, blending together their waters, stately continue their journey to the north. The abundance of valuable fish species in these waters clarifies the name of the tourist complex – in translation "Hut of Fishers". Sturgeon, Siberian saimon, cisco, grayling, Yenisei perch – dishes of that fishes are cooked by skilled chefs of local restaurants.
On the train (1 night)
The tour program means overnight on a train (11 hrs aboard). We take a night train №124 Krasnoyarsk-Abakan. The train runs everyday. The timetable may be changed. At the moment we are going to leave Krasnoyarsk at 19:20, to arrive to Abakan at 06:45. The average cost of Krasnoyarsk-Abakan train ticket in economy class (6-berth) is about 35 euro/person, in a compartment (4-berth) will be 70 euro/person.
The every carriage has a toilet, sink, air conditioning. The train has a dining car, on the day 3 a dinner is not provided. On the day 4 breakfast will be served in the cafe.
Shushenskoye guesthouses (1 night)
The village Shushenskoye offers you to stay for a night in their wooden guesthouses biult in the Ethnographical museum, they are so Siberian typical as the museum itself.
Since summer 2013 the ethnographical museum Shushenskoye offers their wooden guesthouses built specially for foreign tourists. Guesthouses were reconstituted with preservation of cultural styles of Angara river area and south of Krasnoyarsk Territory. The realities of peasant life are combined with modern comfort living (full board with Siberian dishes will be served). On the territory of museum there are 5 houses, every of them consists of 2-4 rooms, has unique design, its legends, in every house there is a fridge, kettle, tea set. Every room has 2 single beds and private shower, WC, air-conditioning, as well as free Wi-Fi, tolet cosmetics, towels, bathrobes and slippers are provided.
The meals are served in a cozy Russian-style cafe.
Address: Shushenskoye, Novaya str 1
Abakan hotel (1 night)
Abakan hotel has already been opened for 50 years for the guests who appreciate the value of money. Attentive and polite attitude of the staff will make your stay in the hotel for a longer period of time. All rooms have cable TV, a fridge, a phone, WC, shower. Accommodation in standard twin rooms, for extra fee in single rooms. The total quantity of rooms is 62. There is also a bar, a café, a hairdressing salon, a beauty salon, a medical centre. The hotel is situated in the centre of the city. The breakfast is provided for extra fee.
Address: Abakan, Lenina str 59
During all the tour you will be offered hot food. We can also take into consideration the tourists' preferences in dietary or vegitarian food as far as possible.
Make sure you have taken fleece thermolinen – trousers and a sweater, the down waistcoat, the warmed trousers or semioveralls, a warm jacket (it is desirable a down-padded coat), woolen socks of 2 pairs, free footwear with a high top, a hat with earflaps or ear-phones, gloves (preferably knitted) + warm mittens, a bathing suit (you may need it in a bath).
All vehicles along the route are equipped with first-aid kit and all our guides and drivers have been specially trained to do primary medical assistance.
On the most part of the tour the cellular network coverage is available. Mobile phones operated by local operators (MTS, Tele2, Beeline, Megafon) are working alright.
Tours can not take place for the following reasons: severe weather conditions, such as a frost below -30С or a wild wind.
Comfortable buses and minivans (for small groups) with air conditioner service in all the programs of the company. In every bus there is audio system.
It is forbidden to smoke in buses, stop in some places, preserves.
Throughout the tour you will be accompanied by qualified guides who speak one or two European languages, have long-term experience on the route and have attended an obligatory course on first aid, due to this fact the tours of the company Sayan Ring have become so interesting and fascinating. They say, without a guide any journey, even a short one is nothing more than going some distance, but with a guide it is already traveling.
Water provided during the tour is clear and doesn’t need any additional purification. You will be given water for drinking (still or fizzy) in any amounts you like, that’s why there will be no need in taking water with you.
Sayan Ring is the incoming tour operator in Krasnoyarsk region, Khakassia and Tuva. The company is in the Federal Register of Tour Operators, according to it our Certificate Number is # MBТ 015694, given by Federal Tourist Agency. We are the member of Association of Russian Tourism Companies.
Financial insurance guarantee #164731893 for 500 000 rubles is valid from the 20.12.2016 to 19.12.2017.