HELPFUL INFORMATION BEFORE YOU BOOK
ABOUT THE TOURS
Discover-Yakutia is a joint British/Russian tour agency who understands the international travellers need for authentic travel. We are able to unlock and reveal undiscovered Yakutia and Siberia to the outside world. We are pleased to offer a full native English speaking and Russian service thus avoiding common communication breakdowns with fully Russian tour operators. We are a trustworthy company and owe a duty of care to our customers, making sure you are correctly informed and have the right travel advice.
Some of the services we provide to make your trip as stress free as possible:
– full native English speaking and Russian speaking service
– send the Tourist Voucher necessary when applying for a Russian visa,
– arrange English speaking guides
– make hotel, theatre, ballet, circus bookings
– arrange airport pickups and hotel transfers
– police registration
– organise tailor made tours as well as group tours
Tours can be customized according to your requirements but most of the tours will include the following:
2. Tour guides and English speaking tour guides
5. Entrance fees to highlights
6. Experiences as specified in detailed itinerary
7. Airport transfers
No. Our tours do not include international flights. Domestic flights within Yakutia may be included in your tour depending on the type of tour and on your requirements.
Hotels in Yakutsk can be arranged according to your requirements and budget. Yakutsk offers a wide variety of hotels up to 4 star standard. We will endeavour to find you a suitable hotel based on service, style, location and facilities. On tours outside of the city, you can expect hotels in the cities on route to your destination to be normal, clean and with simple facilities. In the villagers you will expect to stay in private houses. Overnights in the countryside, you will stay in Yakutian style tents or modern tents depending on the tour. Full details of the accommodation will be provided in the detailed itinerary.
Road transportation will be by a comfortable, new (or as new) UAZ minibus which is perfect for the Yakutian terrain and takes up to 5 people. Some tours may include planes, helicopters, boats and cruise ships. Your detailed itinerary will include information on the various transport options used on each tour.
Our English speaking guides are all native Yakutians who are passionate about the republic. They will be with you throughout your tour and take care of you. They will translate, guide, explain and offer cultural and historical insights to Yakutia.
Travel to Oymyakon is not dangerous as long as certain safety precautions are taken. All tours will have a minimum 2 vehicles on route so if one gets in trouble the other is at hand to help. A satellite phone is taken in case of emergency. Extra gas is taken in case gas runs out. On some road tours a SPOT tracker is taken and the tour registered with the Russian Ministry of Emergency (EMERCON).
We take safety very seriously at Discover-Yakutia. We make sure the tour providers have proven to us they have fully implemented safety measures before we offer any tours.
FELLOW ADVENTURERES ON TOUR
Discover-Yakutia arranges small group tours or private tour parties. Group sizes are usually small, from 2-15 people on average.
Travellers to Yakutia come from all over the world, from the old to the young, singles, couples or small groups. Every tour is different. However the tours are generally made up of mature, culturally aware adventurers with a love for authentic travel and genuine adventure.
Whether you are travelling as a family, a couple, a group of friends, a business or even a scientific expedition, we will work with you to create a Yakutian tour personalised for your expectations and needs. We will provide specialist advice on your chosen tour activities, destinations and develop an itinerary which works best for your group. Contact Us for more information.
BOOKING YOUR TRIP
Yes. Discover-Yakutia is designed to make booking as easy as possible. Select the Make an Enquiry option on the tour page and fill it in. Alternatively send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we have received your enquiry we will send you an itinerary by email with a link to our payments page. We accept all major credit and debit cards, wire transfer and Paypal.
Terms and Conditions
Yes. We can work with you to design a specific tour based around your chosen interests.
I’M BOOKED. WHAT NOW?
Tourist visas are required and are issued for up to 30 days. They can be extended only in case of emergency.
To get a Russian visa you require a Tourist Voucher to accompany the application for a visa. That will be sent to you by mail after the confirmation of your booking of a tour and receiving your pre-tour deposit. You should complete the online application:
Print out the application, attach a photo and take it to the nearest Russian embassy or consulate along with your Tourist Voucher. Standard processing time is one week. There may be the option of getting a visa on the same day for additional payment. Check with the consulate for application fees and processing times.
Registration on arrival is required of all non-Russians within 7 working days of your arrival in Yakutia. We can do this for you by making a copy on arrival of your passport, visa and migration card (you receive and fill this out on the plane arriving in Russia).
If you need to cancel your trip please send up a cancellation notice via email to: email@example.com including all your booking details as soon as possible. Certain fees will apply. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions.
Fly into Moscow with daily flights onwards to Yakutsk
From US and Canada:
There are direct flights to Moscow from NY JFK, Houston and LAX, Ottawa, Montreal, Vancouver, and Toronto, with daily flights onwards to Yakutsk
The other option is to fly west and requires 2 changes. Travellers can fly to Korea or Japan and then either fly to Beijing, with a connecting flight to Yakutsk or fly into a Russian city such as Novosibirsk or Vladivostok with a connecting flight to Yakutsk
The easiest route is to fly to Beijing, with a connecting flight to Yakutsk
From Sydney there are direct flights to Beijing with a connecting flight to Yakutsk.
From other cities in Australia it requires 2 changes. Travellers can fly out to many cities in Asia with direct flights to Beijing. From Beijing fly direct to Yakutsk.