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Adventure week in Karelia

Price
from 750 USD
Duration
6 days
Activity Level
INTENSIVE
Tour Category
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Adventure week in Karelia
New adventure experience every day! This adventure tour is for those who prefer getting everything at once. Within a 6 days you'll try all kinds of summer outdoor activities in Karelia. A lot of rafting and kayaking, bicycles, jeeps, and quad bikes are expect you.
Highlights
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Detailed Program

What to expect:

20.07.2017 – 25.07.2017
03.08.2017 – 08.08.2017

Please pay attention to start point of the tour - Lodeynoye Pole station, where you have to get to on your own. Also plan your return from Petrozavodsk as the departure station.
Recommended trains see in Important Information

Day 1:  Arrive in Lodeynoe Pole / Umoste village. Rowing to Lake Vekkoylayarvi and Lake Peyziyarvi

Meet upon arrival at Lodeynoye Pole railway station and transfer to the Umoste village on the shores of a Karelian lake. After breakfast start rowing to Lake Vekkoylayarvi and Lake Peyziyarvi.
En-route stop for picnic-lunch at a very scenic place on lakeshore, easy walking in the forest, fishing and gathering some mushrooms and berries.
Return back to the camp in the evening.
Get unwind and relax in sauna.
Dinner & rest.
Day 2:  Round biking to Syandeba village
   After breakfast start biking to Syandeba village and return back to Umostu village (20 km.)
En-route visit famous Syandem Poustinia founded in 1577 and Monument of Great Patriotic War (the World War II).
Early the in the evening time at leisure.
Dinner & rest.
Day 3:  Kayaking along the Gushkalka River
   After breakfast go kayaking in the waveless waters of the Gushkalka River. Get admired by landscapes and enjoy the motion!
En-route stop and disembark for a picnic on the beach.
Return back to the cottage camp in the evening. 
Get unwind and relax in sauna.
Dinner & rest.
Day 4:  Quad biking via Kinerma village

After breakfast start riding quad bikes (double-riders) across forest tracks, abandoned Karelian villages lost in forest and swamps. You will a keen in quad biking over highways and off-roads.
En-route visit to the ethnic Kinerma village with it's amazing wooden architecture.
Taste a national cuisine and see the exhibits of the local museum.
Return back to the cottage camp in the evening.
Dinner & rest.
Day 5:  One-day jeep tour to Lake Ladoga 

After breakfast start ride SUVs from Umostu village to the Tuloksa village, then to Lake Ladoga and return way (50 km.). Get try to operate 4x4 drive vehicle on highways, forest tracks and sandy shores. En-route stop for a lake shore picnic.
Continue riding across the Lake Ladoga dunes and see the Varashev's Stone, a historical monument of Swedish-Russian relations.
In case of good weather feel free to swim in Lake Ladoga and relax on the beach.
Return back to the cottage camp in the evening.
Dinner & rest.
Day 6:  Rafting along the Shuya river. Tour end.

Breakfast & check -out. Then transfer to rafting start point near to Petrozavodsk (160 km).
Rafting starts from Yumanishki village to Polovina village (8 km., 1,5 hr)s.
En-route you'll encounter shivers and two rapids including the famous Bolshoi Tolly (Great Tolly) rapid that 'hosts' international rafting competitions.
After the rafting have a farwell picnic by a campfire on an equipped clearing in a pine forest.
Then drive to Petrozavodsk and spare time for sightseeing and souvenir shopping before departure by night train (after 20:00) to St Petersburg or Moscow

Included

  • accommodation on twin-share basis at comfortable cottage camp Umostu; 
  • meals: 3-times per day;
  • transfers according to program by tourist-class vehicles;
  • rental of jeeps, quad bikes, boats, kayaks, bicycles, and special gear;
  • rafting;
  • guide and Instructors' services.

NOT Included

  • visa support letter
  • sauna (2 hrs) - from $ 20 USD per pax
  • optional day-tour to Kizhi Island - from $ 75 USD per pax
  • rail tkt St Petersburg / Lodeynoe Pole - from $ 20 USD per pax / *Subject to change.
  • rail tkt Petrozavodsk / St Petersburg - from $ 35 USD per pax / *Subject to change.

NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Important

2017 DEPARTURE DATES:

  • 20.07.2017 - 25.07.2017
  • 03.08.2017 - 08.08.2017

Please pay attention to start point of the tour: it is Lodeynoye Pole station, where you have to get to on your own. Recommended trains:
St Petersburg - Lodeynoe Pole # 804, departs at 06:32 and arrives at 09:41
018A Moscow - Petrozavodsk # 018A, departs at 21:02 / arrives at 06:00+1

Also plan your return from Petrozavodsk as the departure station. Recommended trains:
Petrozavodsk – St Petersburg # 011A, departs at 22:40/ arrives at 06:24+1
Petrozavodsk – Moscow # 017A, departs at 20:20 / arrives at 09:57+1

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