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Only once a year you can enjoy the blossom of Rhododendron Ledebourii shrub, symbolizing the culmination of Siberian spring. During the short blooming period you will be astonished by the beauty of pink and lilac clouds of fragile petals and carpets of spring flowers such as fawn lily, anemone, and lungwort. Celebrate the beginning of new life at must-see sites of the Altai Mountains known for their rhododendron blossom shrubs. Perhaps you will be able to witness the unique struggle of spring and winter when sudden polar vortex bring blast of Arctic air with frost and snowfalls.

Airport of arrival – international flight to Novosibirsk. Otherwise flight to Moscow and then domestic flight to Barnaul or Gorno-Altaisk

Two options of accommodation
Comfort – Klever Resort Hotel 4*, ½ DBL on the bank of mountainous river
Econom – Elanda Lodge. Wooden guest houses, shower and WC outside the cabin in separate building

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Day 1

Acquaintance with Altai

Arrival and accommodation

Day 2

Klondike of Altai

Excursion to Chemal and a workshop in Askat craftsmen village. Patmos Island, hiking excursion to Chemal Hydroelectric Power Station

Day 3

The Taming of the Shrew

Rafting on the Katun River (or motorafting) and a visiting the maral farm. Visit the Kamyshlinskiy waterfall

Day 4

Visiting shamans

Tour of the Karakol Valley (archaeological and ethnographic program). You will see burial mounds, rock drawings, stone steles of various historical ages. Altai throat singing concert, traditional nomadic cuisine

Day 5

Turquoise Katun

Cableway to Mt Malaya Sinyukha, Tavdinsky caves and excursion to apiary where you learn about the secrets of beekeeping

Day 6

Valley of the Mountain Spirits

Hiking along mountainous gorge Che-Chkysh and horse riding

Day 7

Farewell to Altai!

A car transfer to the airports of Barnaul or Novosibirsk. City tour. Accommodation at the hotel in Barnaul or Novosibirsk. For those who departing from Gorno-Altaisk - a day of rest in the hotel

Day 8

Flight to Moscow or other city

accommodation according to the program 1⁄2 DBL, full board meal, ground transfers according to the program, all excursions, which are specified in the program, services of a professional English- speaking guide, tick-borne encephalitis insurance

flight tickets, SPA and additional services in hotel, alcohol, personal expenses

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  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name Comfort. Klever Resort 4* Hotel
    Start Sunday 02.05.2021
    End Sunday 09.05.2021
    1 - 12 Pax
  • Pricing Name Econom. Elanda Lodge
    Start Sunday 02.05.2021
    End Sunday 09.05.2021
    1 - 12 Pax