21-day Grand Siberian 4WD Expedition
This tour is a great chance to see the renowned landmarks of the biggest country in the world from the window of a comfortable SUV.
Day 1 – 2. You will arrive in Moscow and visit some of the main sights of the capital of Russia.
Day 3. Moscow - Nizhniy Novgorod, 570 km. Beginning your trip from the Red Square, you'll get to one of the most historically significant cities in Russia, Nizhniy Novgorod, and then you will reach Suzdal. These two are the most beautiful cities inside the Golden Ring. In Nizhniy Novgorod, you will spend some time walking along the Volga River embankment and visit the Novgorod Kremlin.
Day 4. Nizhniy Novgorod - Kazan, 480 km. The next destination will be Kazan, a cozy and modern city with its own Kremlin and a Mosque. On the way to Kazan, you will cross the Volga River to Kozmodemyansk, and there you will visit the extraordinary open-air Ethno-Museum.
Day 5. Kazan - Izhevsk, 380 km. On this day, you will reach Izhevsk, the motherland of AK-47. You will walk around the Armory Museum and make a stop at a shooting range, trying out AK-47 weapons by yourself.
Day 6. Izhevsk - Ekaterinburg, 710 km. On this day, you will admire the Ural Mountains. On your way to Yekaterinburg, you are going to cross the border between Europe and Asia, and you will have the opportunity to take photos near the monument ‘Europe-Asia’.
Day 7. Ekaterinburg - Tyumen, 400 km. You will begin the morning with dog sledding in a forest. In the evening, you will get to Izhevsk and register at a nice Art-Hotel.
Day 8. Tyumen - Omsk, 675 km. At this point, you will already be in Siberia. At midday, you will come to Ishim, a small provincial town with an amusement park. Then, you will make a stop near beautiful lakes, surrounded by traditional Russian villages. Local villagers, farmers and shepherds will show their hospitality and give a warm welcome.
Day 9. Omsk - Novosibirsk, 645 km. This will be the day of meditation on the road. The road will be smooth and will have almost no traffic.
Day 10. Novosibirsk - Belokuriha, 420 km. After spending some time in Novosibirsk and the Train Museum with its 120 exhibits, you will finally reach the Altai Mountains. You will visit the museum of Chuya Highway and arrive at a great resort, located in Belokuriha.
Day 11. Belokuriha - Aktash, 430 km. During the day, you will be enjoying the Altai Mountains and the Chuya highway, which is on the list of the most stunning roads in the world. The day will be dedicated to observing the beauty of nature and the surrounding landscapes.
Day 12. Aktash, driving around within 100 km. You will rest on this day, making short detours around the venue and visiting Ulugan waterfalls, Geizernoe Lake, Mars-like landscapes and a geyser lake.
Day 13. Aktash - Biysk, 430 km. You will get back on the Chuya Highway. Along the way, you will visit the confluence of the Katun and Chui rivers, the Kalbak Tash petroglyphs and several other interesting locations.
Day 14. Biysk - Kemerovo, 470 km. You will drive north and stop to have lunch in Novosibirsk, one of the industrial centers of Siberia. Then you will go to Kemerovo to take some time off at a pine forest, relax in a Park-hotel and have a massage.
Day 15. Kemerovo - Krasnoyarsk, 560 km. You will drive along the stunning roads and serpentines of the Sayan Mountains. On the way to Krasnoyarsk, you will see a magnificent observation deck with panoramic views of the great Yenisei River and mountains. Then, you will go to the Siberian Taiga. This place is famous for the rocks in the middle of taiga, and the scenery that opens from them is just breathtaking.
Day 16. Krasnoyarsk - Tulun, 670 km. You will take a smooth road through small villages. At lunch, you will meet one of the locals, Igor, and see how real Siberians live. Igor’s wife will cook a delicious homemade lunch for you. In Tulun, you will stay at a country hotel with Russian Banya (Russian Sauna) on a river bank.
Day 17. Tulun - Lake Baikal (Olkhon Island), 695 km. In the evening, you will arrive at Great Lake Baikal. There is a ferry crossing in the summer, but, in winter, you will drive on ice of Lake Baikal. The ice is 1 meter thick, and you will take the SUV to get to Olkhon island, the most picturesque place of Baikal.
Day 18. Olkhon Island, resting day. As you continue to take in the beauty of this place, you will have some free time, walking on ice, taking photos, tubing tied to the SUV and tasting the legendary Baikal omul fish.
Day 19. Lake Baikal (Olkhon Island) - Ulan-Ude, 300 km. You will cross Lake Baikal on the SUV, driving for 120 kilometers across the ice. It is the deepest lake on the planet, with a depth of 1642 meters, and you will find the place where the deepest part of the lake is located.
Day 20 - 21. Ulan-Ude, 100 km, departure home. In the morning, you will see the monument with the largest Lenin's head in the world and drive to the Buddhist temple on Lysaya Gora, a beautiful place with panoramic views of the city. Then, you will visit the main center of Russian Buddhism, the Ivolginsky Buddhist temple complex and its settlement.
Highlights: Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Suzdal, the Novgorod Kremlin, the Volga River, Kazan, the Kazan Kremlin, the open-air Kozmodemyansk Ethno-Museum, Izhevsk, the Armory Museum, AK-47, Ekaterinburg, the Ural Mountains, Tyumen, dog sledding, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Belokuriha, the Novosibirsk Train Museum, the museum of Chuya Highway, the Altai Mountains, Aktash, Ulugan waterfalls, Geizernoe Lake, Biysk, the Kalbak Tash petroglyphs, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, the Sayan Mountains, the Yenisei River, the Siberian Taiga, Tulun, Russian Banya, Olkhon Island, Lake Baikal, Baikal omul fish, Ulan-Ude, the Buddhist temple on Lysaya Gora, the Ivolginsky Buddhist temple complex.
• 28 February 2022 - 20 March 2022
• 16 February 2023 - 8 March 2023
• 10 March 2023 - 30 March 2023
Includes: accommodation in a double room, food and catering, assistance and support, sightseeing. Optional: automobile rental, having a passenger, single room.
If you would like to rent a car, you can choose from:
• Nissan X-Trail/ Mazda CX-5/ Mitsubishi Outlander (+3950 euro)
• Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota LC Prado (+5950 euro)
• Sharing a SUV (for 2 - 3 people) (+2300 euro)
Traveling with a passenger: +3900 euro. Traveling with 2 passengers: +7800 euro. Accommodation in a single room: +400 euro.
Payment policy: 100% advance payment.
Cancellation policy: 15% advance payment refund if cancelled 15 days in advance.