Ural Expeditions &smp; Tours

Siberian lakes and Ural's rivers

Birdwatching in the Middle Urals (combined tour)

The best time for this trip - from the end of May till the end of June

The TOUR PROGRAM in detail:  Duration 10 (11) days

Day 1. Depart Moscow or your country and fly to Ekaterinburg. Here you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2. The morning allows time to enjoy a further guided short tour of the city including Temple on Blood and maybe visit one of the museums or the place of the border Europe / Asia.
Before the lunchtime you will be transferred to the town Sysert and will have your lunch in the tourist shelter Sova (Owl). Over lunch the group will be fully briefed on the days ahead. After lunch you will visit the centre of rehabilitation and monitoring of predatory birds "Kholzan" (unique in Russia). In the centre "Kholzan" short excursion with lecture, showing flights of birds, maybe looking film, making photos with birds. After visiting the center "Kholzan" well leave the town Sysert. Some time we go by the main road and then we turn the left and going deep into the country of lakes. We follow from lake to lake (sometimes pass through typical Russian villages) and stopping to find out birds.
First night in the tent camp well spend on the bank of the lake Uelgi.
Day 3-4 (maybe +1). Within the next days you will discover the Lake Land in the north-eastern part of the Chelyabinsk region. You will spend the nights in tents, scientific bases or in tourist shelters and to choose our route depending on weather and roads conditions. (the district between lakes sometimes has boggy sites and a rain can sometimes prevent to overcome them). You will spend every morning and evening time observing for birds and midday for transfer to the next lake. All meal will be provided.
Day 5. Back on the rutted road as you return to the civilization. (In this day it possible to visit one of a rubbish dumps). Short stop in the city of Ekaterinburg (well have a lunch and take the catamarans). In the evening you will be transferred to the river Chusovaya (the start point of rafting is near the settlement Chusovoe).
Dinner. Spend the night in the tents.
Day 6-8 (maybe +1). In the morning well prepare our catamarans and will start the rafting. Birdwatching. Easy rafting down the river Chusovaya up to the settlement Verkhnyaya Oslyanka. All meal will be provided.
Spend the night in tents. Tourist bath will be organized.
Day 9. Arrival to the settlement Verkhnyaya Oslyanka. Return to Ekaterinburg. Accommodation in hotel. Free time. Farewell dinner.
Day 10 (11). Depart for the airport and fly home.

2 persons

4 persons

6 persons

2700 / 1350

4560 / 1140

6240 / 1040

Approximate prices (euro) /per group/per person:

NOTE: We plan one additional (spare) day in case of unforeseen situations during the rafting and scouting of lakes (maybe too rainy weather). Thus duration of the tour is 11 days.

Price includes:
- all transfers and 4x4 vehicles support
- rent of special equipment (tents, sleeping bags, equipment for preparing meal etc.)
- entrance tickets to the nature parks & museums
- guide/interpreter
- meal, according to the program.
- accommodations (twine tents & twine rooms)
Price does not include:
- flight to/from the city of Ekaterinburg
- Russian tourist visa support
- travel insurance (is optional)
- alcohol

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that although we will do our best to adhere to this itinerary occasionally events out of our control may prevent us from following the exact schedule. Please be assured that the clients' best interests will be foremost in any changes that may occur. A degree of flexibility is essential in travelling on such holidays!

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