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Primorsky Krai and Sikhote-Alin Trekking Tour

Overview

Explore the farthest reaches of Russia with this spectacular Russian trekking tour, where you will uncover the beautiful regions of Primorsky Krai and Sikhote-Alin. If you love nature, hiking and exploring remote areas off the beaten track then this is the tour for you.

  • Amur Tiger spotting around Zarya Lake

  • Hiking in the mountains around Dragon Stone Park

  • Panoramic views over Golden Horn Bay

  • Sightseeing in Vladivostok

  • Trekking through the Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve

  • Visit to the Black Shaman waterfall

  • Full board meals (Day 2-12)

Itinerary

Vladivostok

The administrative centre of Primorsky Krai, Vladivostok meaning ‘Rule in the East’ in Russian, is situated in the far east of Russia around Golden Horn Bay. The city is famous for its harbour location as the home port of the Russian Pacific Fleet and being the final stop on the Trans-Siberian Railway. Tourists are attracted to its many military sites left over from the Russo-Japanese War and the beautiful Russky Island.

Day 1

Arrival in Vladivostok

Upon arrival in Vladivostok, you will be greeted by your driver at the airport / train station who will take you to your hotel. Once you have checked-in you will have a bit of free time to explore the city.

  • Arrival Transfer

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

Day 2

Exploring mountains in Dragon Stone Park

Today you will explore the scenic Dragon Stone Park in South-East Primorye. After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel in Vladivostok and meet your driver outside before setting off on the journey to Dragon Stone Park.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Dragon Stone Park

  • Expert Guide

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Petrov Bay camp

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Trekking

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Petrov Bay

Situated in the Lazovsky Reserve on Primorye’s east coast, Petrov Bay (also known as Petrov Island) is considered one of the most picturesque places in the region. The island is home to subtropical forests, abundant natural flowers and pebbly shorelines where seals can regularly be seen. The island’s most unique feature is its magnificent yew groves which is home to many trees that have been there for centuries.

Day 3

Hiking across Petrov Island

Start the day with breakfast at your camp, before hopping on a boat to Petrov Island. You will spend the morning hiking around the island’s eco-trail where you will get the chance to take in the natural beauty of the island and stop at the mystical Yew grove on the way.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Boat trip Petrov Island

  • Hiking on eco-trail

  • Expert Guide

  • Mystical Yew grove

  • Sea Swimming and Snorkelling

  • Sunbathing

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 4

Nature walk to the Benevskiy waterfalls

Today you will embark on a spectacular guided nature walk to the Benevskiy Waterfalls. After breakfast, you will meet your guide who will take you to the Ussury taiga forest. Wander into the wilderness, following a secluded eco-trail to the foot of these majestic waterfalls.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Expert Guide

  • Walking Tour

  • Ussury taiga forest

  • Hiking on eco-trail

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Benevskiy Waterfalls

  • Free Time

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The Lazovsky Reserve

Situated on the south-eastern slopes of the Sikhote-Alin mountain range, next to the Sea of Japan, the Lazovsky Reserve is an important natural area and protected region that is home to some of Russia’s most unique flora and wildlife. The reserve has an abundance of pristine beaches and is commonly considered to be one of the most beautiful locations in Primorye and Russia as a whole. The reserve is 95% forested, with the largest stand of yew trees in the Russian Far East and is home to 60% of the species in the Priomorky region.

Day 5

Swimming around Ta-Chin-Goza Bay

Enjoy a day of gentle hiking around Ta-Chin-Goza Bay. After breakfast, you will set out on a light 5km hike along the coast before stopping at protected beach for a bit of relaxation. You will get the chance to go swimming, snorkelling and experience a magical sunset on the beach.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Hike around Ta-Chin-Goza Bay

  • Expert Guide

  • Free Time

  • Sea Swimming and Snorkelling

  • Sunbathing

  • Lazovsky Reserve Recreation Centre

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 6

Wildlife spotting at Zarya Lake

Spend the day exploring the wonders of the Central Primorye. For the first part of the day, you will trek to the picturesque Zarya Lake for a chance to see some of Russia’s more elusive wildlife including the Sika deer and traces of the legendary Amur Tiger.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Zarya Lake

  • Expert Guide

  • Sika deer

  • Amur Tiger spotting

  • Cape of Four Rocks

  • Zerkalnaya bay

  • Scenic Surrounds

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Zerkalnaya Bay

A serene bay situated in southern Sikhote-Alin, Zerkalnaya Bay is well known for its beautiful shores, white granite stone outcrops, and abundant flora. The Bay is well sheltered and typically has ideal conditions for swimming, surfing and snorkelling. The bay is also close to one of the most impressive capes in Primorsky, the Cape of Four Rocks.

Day 7

Sightseeing in Oak Bay

After breakfast, you will trek along the headlands and beaches of central Primorye where you will experience spectacular views of Oak Bay, and one of the region’s most beautiful abrasions – Rhinoceros Stone Outcrop. You will have plenty of time to rest and reflect surrounded by nature, before continuing your journey by car to Terney village.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Expert Guide

  • Rhinoceros Stone Outcrop

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Free Time

  • Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve

  • Amur tigers

  • Oak Bay

  • Trekking

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Terney Village

Situated on the coast of the Sea of Japan, Terney is the administrative centre of Terneysky, Primorsky Krai. The bay on which the village is located was discovered in 1787 by Jean-François de La Pérouse on his way from Manila to Avacha Bay along the coast. The Bay was named after the French navigator Admiral Charles d’Arsac de Ternay, and the present Russian settlement, Terney Village, was founded in September 1908.

Day 8

Following in the footsteps of Vladimir Arsenyev’s expedition

After breakfast, you will set out on a morning boat along the Abrek Peninsula where you will see amazing natural landscapes from ocean-carved rocks and caves to colonies of birds and seals that make this peninsula their home.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Boat Trip

  • Abrek Peninsula

  • Wildlife Watching

  • Amur Goral Reserve

  • Vladimir Arsenyev’s expedition route

  • Swimming and Snorkelling

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 9

Hiking to the top of Bold Mountain

After breakfast, your driver will take you to the Bold Mountains, a preserved area tucked away in the Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve. Here, you will embark on a vigorous hike to the top of the mountain ascending from the dense oak forest at the base of the mountains through broadleaf pines, to stone birch forests towards the top. Throughout your ascent you will see traces of the region’s elusive wildlife including the Amur Tiger, as well as get the chance to see boar, red deer and Himalayan bears in their natural habitat.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Bold Mountains

  • Vigorous hike to the summit

  • Elusive wildlife spotting

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Panoramic views of the Sea of Japan

  • Food & Drink Experience

  • Free Time

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Amgu Canyon

Situated in the northern Primorye region of Russia, Amgu Canyon (also known as Amgu Gorge) is a natural landmark created by the surging Black Shaman Falls, a popular tourist destination in the region. The territory has formed part of several local kingdoms over the centuries, most notably the Balhae kingdom in the 8th century, and traces of them can still be found today. The area is also home to the elusive Blakiston’s Fish Owl.

Day 10

Trek to the Black Shaman waterfalls

Today you will venture deep into the Sikhote-Alin mountains to visit the Black Shaman Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the region.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Black Shaman waterfalls

  • Free Time

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Stone statues, caves and purple cliffs

  • Prominent Landscape

Day 11

Nature Spotting around Huntami Bay

Enjoy a final day exploring the Sikhote-Alin Nature Reserve. You will start your day with a trek to the Huntami Bay with its beautiful stone outcrops, cliffs, rivers and sandy beaches. You will spot plenty of wildlife along the way before stopping at the beach for lunch and a bit of swimming.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Nature Spotting around Huntami Bay

  • Expert Guide

  • Elusive wildlife spotting

  • Swimming and Snorkelling

  • Blueberry Lake

  • Scenic Surrounds

Day 12

Western Primorye

After leaving Terney you will begin the long journey to Vladivostok, stopping to visit several sites including those of the V.K. Arsenyev expeditions. On your journey you will cross Anuchino, one of the first settlements of Russians in Primorye, before heading down the Lee-Fujin River. You will visit the monument of the Dersu-Uzala in Arsenyev and see the Ussuri river — the biggest river in Primorye.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Vladimir Arsenyev’s expedition route

  • Lee-Fujin River

  • Monument of the Dersu-Uzala

  • Ussuri river

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Expert Guide

  • Free Time

Day 13

Journey to Vladivostok

After breakfast, you will check out of your guesthouse in Terney Village and continue your journey across Western Primorye to Vladivostok.

  • Breakfast & Lunch

  • City Tour

  • Expert Guide

  • Russky Island

  • Zolotoy Bridge

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Free Time

  • Transfer

Day 14

Free Time in Vladivostok

Today, you will have plenty of free time to explore Vladivostok yourself. If you are stuck for things to do, why not check out our range of optional Vladivostok excursions? Including an exclusive trip to the local Vladivostok safari park created by famous biologist and wildlife photographer, Dmitry Mezentsev.

  • Breakfast

  • Free Time

  • Prominent Landscape

  • Scenic Surrounds

  • Souvenir Shopping

  • Optional Extras

Day 15

Departure from Vladivostok

After breakfast, you will check-out of your hotel before meeting your driver who will take you to your scheduled departure point (airport / train station) where your tour will end.

  • Breakfast

  • Departure Transfer

Where you can stay

A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.

Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.

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