August 15/27, 2020
Reindeer, Polar bears, fishing villages, wilderness…
ARCTIC RUSSIA – the adventure …
We are offering a very unique holiday into Russia’s Wildest Corner – Chukotka from South to North! A place that few outside visitors have experienced before and one of the wildest places in the world. This expedition takes you into Chukotka’s remotest, most exotic and beautiful corner – the Arctic Ocean coast around Vankarem. You will meet nomadic reindeer herders, traditional whale hunters, sea walrus colonies of up to 80,000, polar bears, hundreds of whales in one location, plus we visit colonies of millions of birds and much more.
All land costs are included for this unique adventure:
- All accommodation – The best available in each region.This is a wilderness expedition, so while your comfort will be a priority, accommodation will be warm but at times basic. It is part of the expedition adventure…
- All meals as per itinerary.
- All standard tips.
- Exclusive transport in special all terrain vehicles, plus domestic flights – Anadyr to Egvekinot and Egvekinot to Anadyr.
- The best local guides for safety and information.
- Professional photo guide. It is not a holiday for them!
- All drinks including standard beer, house wine and juices.
- All items as per itinerary, including airport transfers during the tour.
You just need to get yourself to and from the start and finish points. Julia is happy to help you with the best options.
Nothing delights the lens like striking contrasts of landscapes and nature, and Arctic Russia serves these up in abundance — vibrant and wild landscapes, captivating wildlife and fascinating people. We are offering locations that few outsiders have visited – all with expert local guides and your professional photo guide. The group size is limited to a maximum of 8!
Darran is one of the worlds most experienced photo guides. He guarantees to maximise your experiences and shoot opportunities and works hard with our local expert guides to find the best angles in rarely visited landscape locations. He also adds special subjects to shoot that no other tour offers. This is why we have many adventurers return again and again.
ARCTIC RUSSIA – the adventure …
Immerse yourself in the heartland of uniquely captivating images. In 2020 we invite you to photograph Arctic Russia.
Join us for the holiday of a lifetime…
ITINERARY – to adventure…
DAY 1 – ANADYR
The tour starts today in the colourful town of Anadyr at 3pm. (Visit this youtube site – https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=1tK0D2ac2BY) Meet your fellow travellers, followed by a workshop to maximise your photo adventures to come. We enjoy our first group dinner tonight.
Accommodation: 3 Star accommodation – (D)
DAY 2 – ANADYR
Today, we take a boat across the river estuary that separates the airport from the town. Whales can often be spotted here, while seals and walrus often swim right up to the boat. Have your cameras ready! After lunch, we will have a city tour, during which we will visit local beauty spots, historical buildings, museums and workshops where local artisans carve ornaments from whale and walrus bones and reindeer antlers.
Accommodation: 3 Star accommodation – (B,L,D)
DAY 3 – ANADYR TO EVGEKINOT
Today we fly from Anadyr to Evgekinot, (this flight is included)a small isolated village on the Arctic Circle and one of the most scenically beautiful places in Chukotka. After lunch, we take a hike into the nearby hills for spectacular views over the bay. Look out for flowers. Your photo guide will maximise shoot opportunities.
Accommodation: Comfortable Log Cabin – (B,L,D)
DAY 4 – EVGEKINOT TO AMGUEMA
We travel 90km’s north on a dirt track to the even smaller village of Amguema, along one of Chukotka’s most scenically beautiful roads. This road was built entirely by gulag concentration camp prisoners. Along the way, we will see the remains of barracks in which the prisoners lived and will pass the point where the International Date Line crosses the Arctic Circle. Amguema, population 500, is where the real expedition begins. From here, the roads are rough and often not visible at all. We continue into the tundra in an all-terrain vehicle and head out to an encampment of nomadic Chukchi reindeer herders. These people live in reindeer-fur tents called yarangas and migrate with their herds on reindeer-drawn sledges.
Accommodation: Overnight at the nomad camp.
The itinerary continues…