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Remote Lands has announced that it is adding Siberia to its portfolio of destinations.
12 different itineraries will start from $475 per person, per day. Each itinerary may be booked as is, customized to suit individual travelers’ wants and needs, or simply used as inspiration to plan an exploration of the area. Some examples:
Classic Siberia is a 15-day tour beginning in the historical city of Irkutsk before continuing on to Lake Baikal, one of the oldest (25 million years) and deepest (5,577 ft) lakes in the world. This itinerary also includes a two-night trip on the Trans-Siberian Railway journey, with time sightseeing in Novosibirsk, a city filled with cultural events, unique and quirky museums as well as original examples of iconic wood-lace architecture. Other itinerary stops are a hike across Karakol valley and a trek on the ChuyskyTract, the famous route connecting Russia and Mongolia, considered by many to be one of the most spectacular roads in the world. Rates from $475 per person per day.
Lake Baikal: Cruising the Blue Heart of Siberia – Lake Baikal is the largest and deepest freshwater lake in the world. This itinerary includes eight days sailing around the lakey. Highlights include exploring the lake’s most sacred island of Olkhon and experiencing a shamanic ceremony, a climb to the top of the Observation Rock and a trip from Avaya Bay to Frolikha Lake to enjoy a dip. Rates from $365 per person per day.
Gemstones and Glaciers: The Treasures of Yakutsk is a seven-day experience exploring this city of gold and diamonds. The itinerary includes visits to see the sparkling stones, the Mammoth Museum, a sail to Lena Pillars National Park, climbing, swimming, a traditional shamanic ritual, and a chance to celebrate "Ysyakh," the sun festival that marks the Yakutian new year. Rates from $1,885 per person per day.
Journey to the East: Moscow to Vladivostok on the Trans-Siberian Railway is a 16-day itinerary traveling along the original Trans-Siberian. Participants will start off in Moscow, stopping off at a number of developing cities en-route before the journey culminates in the traditional city of Vladivostok on Russia's Pacific coast. Rates from $805 per person day.
Other itineraries include camping in authentic nomadic yurts, exploring archaeological sites, and hiking through mountains and along glittering lakes and rushing rivers, grassy meadows and rocky steppes.