14-night Wild Kamchatka with the Kuril Islands Expedtition

Cruise Line:
Zegrahm Expeditions
Ship:
Caledonian Sky
Destination:
Tokyo/Seoul
Departure Date:
5/20/2020
Length:
14
Offer ID:
1331640
from
$14980

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Land Tour: Cross International Dateline
5/20/2020
5/20/2020

Travel across the International Dateline and step forward or backward in time one day.

Land Tour: Air Travel
5/21/2020
5/21/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Tokyo
Suggested Private Excursion
5/21/2020
5/21/2020

Huge department stores brim with shoppers, neon flashes from dusk to dawn, and the entire world pays heed to the slightest fluctuation on the Nikkei Index. From the Imperial Palace and Meiji Shrine to the fabled Ginza district, 20th-century Tokyo is an intriguing composite of East and West. Yuppies sporting Walkmen bow formally in greeting. Women in kimonos and Dior suits stroll side-by-side. Geishas play samisens while disc jockeys play the Top Forty. Japanese houses of wood and paper stand in the shadow of towering steel and mortar. Not far away, one of the world's most impressive sights soars 12,388 feet to its snow-clad peak: Mount Fuji, the majestic symbol of Japan.

Suggested Private Excursions

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Harajuku, Omotesando, Ueno - 8 hours

TOKYO - Meiji Jingu, Shibuya, Omotesando, Imperial Gardens, Ginza - 8 hours

TOKYO - Edo Museum, Asakusa and Hama Rikyu gardens - 8 hours

TOKYO - Hama Rikyu gardens, Asakusa and Akihabara - 4 hours

NARITA- Narita-san, Boso no Mura, Omotesando - 8 hours

HAKONE - Circular Tour - Day trip from Tokyo - 8 hours

Land Tour: Sapporo (Muroran)
5/21/2020
5/21/2020

Sapporo is one of Japan's newest and largest cities and is laid out in a grid pattern of uniform blocks similar to those of American cities. The Winter Olympics were held here in 1972, and its ski slopes continue to attract winter vacationers, as do the Sapporo Snow Festival held every February and the pleasantly cool temperatures in the summer. Muroran is located on the Oshima Peninsula in Iburi, and is the port for Sapporo, Hokkaido.

Land Tour: Sapporo (Muroran)
5/22/2020
5/22/2020

Sapporo is one of Japan's newest and largest cities and is laid out in a grid pattern of uniform blocks similar to those of American cities. The Winter Olympics were held here in 1972, and its ski slopes continue to attract winter vacationers, as do the Sapporo Snow Festival held every February and the pleasantly cool temperatures in the summer. Muroran is located on the Oshima Peninsula in Iburi, and is the port for Sapporo, Hokkaido.

Cruise Starts (Embarkation)
5/22/2020
5/22/2020

No information currently available.

Otaru
5/22/2020
5/22/2020

Otaru is located on Ishikari Bay of the Sea of Japan on Hokkaido Island. With a name meaning "sandy beach", Otaru developed as a modern town in the late 19th century. Provided with a good natural harbour, it is the port for the city of Sapporo, the largest city and capital of Hokkaido Island and site of the 1972 Winter Olympics. Visit the Asarigawa Spa, Otamoi Park, and the Otaru Aquarium, one of the largest in Japan. Sapporo, laid out in 1871, features wide, tree-lined boulevards and some beautiful Botanical Gardens incorporating the Ainu Museum and Sapporo Art Park. The Sapporo Beer Garden and Museum and the Historical Village of Hokkaido are also well worth visiting.

Teuri Island
5/23/2020
5/23/2020

No information currently available.

Rishiri
5/23/2020
5/23/2020

No information currently available.

Korsakov
5/24/2020
5/24/2020

Although Korsakov and the Sakhalin District owe their existence to the less-than-glamorous industries of fishing, coal and oil, the typically Russian cities of this peninsula have always managed to sneak in a little fun, even during the height of Communism. Amid the Lenin statues and austere buildings, colorful flowers add cheer to the city streets, and lively markets offer brightly hued fruits and vegetables that make it from the hinterland to the table in just a matter of hours.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
5/24/2020
5/24/2020

No information currently available.

Tyuleniy Island
5/25/2020
5/25/2020

No information currently available.

Broutona, Kuril Islands
5/26/2020
5/26/2020

Broutona, also known as Burotan-jima or Buroton To, is a small island located in the northern part of the Southern Kuril Islands. Here a series of small islands punctuated with caves and coves are populated with profuse wildlife and birds. Western Broutona is home to vast colonies of northern fulmars—nearly a million nest here—cormorants, puffins, black-legged kittiwakes, and guillemots. This is a sure stop for any wildlife enthusiasts.

Chirpoy, Kuril Islands
5/26/2020
5/26/2020

Chirpoy is the name of twin volcanic islands, Chirpoy and Brat Chirpoev (Russian for Chirpoy's Brother), in the Kuril Islands group. For marine enthusiasts, Brat Chirpoy is the site of the southernmost of five major Steller sea lion rookeries on the Kuril Islands.

Simushir, Kuril Islands
5/27/2020
5/27/2020

Simushir is a volcanic island in the Kuril Islands archipelago. The island is uninhabited, yet many nature lovers still enjoy coming to explore what it has to offer. The marine life is abundant as well as sea birds and even arctic fox are normally found in the island. 

Yankicha Island
5/27/2020
5/27/2020

Once a place of sacred initiation rites, the steep peaks and volcanic vents make Yankicha Island a magical, mystical place. The caldera has formed a pristine valley of green whose centerpiece is the serene lagoon, nearly isolated from the sea beyond it. The soil and landscape provide sanctuary to many species of birds and other wildlife.

Srednego Island
5/28/2020
5/28/2020

No information currently available.

Skaly Lavuski
5/29/2020
5/29/2020

Skaly lavuski is located within the Arctic Circle. This destination is loved by many adventure seekers looking to explore what the arctic has to offer.

Onekotan Island
5/30/2020
5/30/2020

Onekotan (Onelotan) is uninhabited but is recognized for its interesting geological history and landscape. Visitors may hike and take in the beautiful scenery on the way to the Mt. Krenitsyn Volcano. The caldera was formed more than 7,000 years ago and is surrounded by tranquil lake at it's base.

Atlasova Island
5/31/2020
5/31/2020

Atlasova is a small island that is made of just one gigantic volcano, called Alaid volcano island is named after Vladimir Atlasov, a 17th century Russian explorer who incorporated the nearby Kamchatka Peninsula into Russia. It is essentially the cone of a submerged volcano called Vulcan Alaid protruding above the Sea of Okhotsk. 


Its near perfect shape gave rise to many legends about the volcano among the peoples of the region, such as the Itelmens and Kuril Ainu. The Russian scientist Stepan Krasheninnikov was told the story that it was once a mountain in Kamchatka, but the neighboring mountains became jealous of its beauty and exiled it to the sea, leaving behind lake Kurile in southern Kamchatka.

Bukhta Russkaya
6/1/2020
6/1/2020

No information currently available.

Petropavlovsk
6/3/2020
6/3/2020

The extravagant tastes of the Czars extended all the way to the Russian Far East, which lured with the promise of caviar, sable and mink. Today, the draw is volcanoes—some dormant, some active—rising majestically from a chromatic tundra.

Land Tour: Air Travel
6/3/2020
6/3/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Seoul
6/3/2020
6/3/2020

Seoul, capital of South Korea, lies in the northwest of the country on the Han River 37 miles from the coast. Landmarks in Seoul include the National Museum, featuring collections of Korean art and artefacts; the National Science Museum; Ch'anggyong, Ch'angdok, Kyongbok, and Toksu palaces; Chong-myo Shrine; a Roman Catholic cathedral; and zoological and botanical gardens. Other sights include the bell tower, which contains a large bronze bell inscribed with the date 1468, and the remains of the ancient stone wall that once encircled the city.

Land Tour: Seoul
6/4/2020
6/4/2020

Seoul, capital of South Korea, lies in the northwest of the country on the Han River 37 miles from the coast. Landmarks in Seoul include the National Museum, featuring collections of Korean art and artefacts; the National Science Museum; Ch'anggyong, Ch'angdok, Kyongbok, and Toksu palaces; Chong-myo Shrine; a Roman Catholic cathedral; and zoological and botanical gardens. Other sights include the bell tower, which contains a large bronze bell inscribed with the date 1468, and the remains of the ancient stone wall that once encircled the city.

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
5/20/2020
Number of Nights
14
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Daily activity options including Zodiac cruises, nature walks, and cultural tours
  • All gratuities
  • All accommodations
  • World-class lecture and expedition team
  • All onboard meals and group meals ashore, including soft drinks, beer, and wine with lunch and dinner
  • All entrance fees, taxes, and landing and port charges
  • Arrival and departure transfers on group dates
  • Gift certificate for recommended expedition gear
  • Medical expense coverage and emergency evacuation insurance
 
  • Witness huge concentrations of seabirds in a frenzy of breeding activity—northern fulmars, horned and tufted puffins, guillemots, black-legged kittiwakes, and more.
  • Cruise by Zodiac along rocky islets and uninhabited shores to search for the area's prolific marine and wildlife—including bears, Arctic foxes, seals, and whales.
  • Photograph a variety of stunning scenery, from snowcapped volcanoes to wildflower-studded tundra.
  • Enjoy a performance of traditional Russian songs and dances in Sakhalin Island's capital, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
Available Addons:

Optional airfare
Optional pre- / post- cruise extension
Optional excursions

Remarks:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Unless otherwise noted, daily excursion options are included in the cost of the trip. Zegrahm Expeditions does its best to adhere to the scheduled itinerary, but in the spirit of the expeditionary style

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1331640

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Company Info

Getaway's Travel
563 SW 13th Street
Suite #103
Bend, OR 97702
(541) 317-1274
(800) 423-3657
 
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