Russia Expedition: Footsteps of the Reindeer Herders

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Run by: Intrepid

Reference number: WBSY

From: £2460.00

There are expeditions and then there are expeditions; this trip, to the far reaches of Russia, definitely falls into the latter category. After a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it stop in St Petersburg, travel by train, bus and Trekol to the Yamal Peninsula; quite literally ‘the end of the world’. Extending far above the Arctic Circle, this isolated region has been home to the Nenets, a tribe of nomadic reindeer herders, for centuries. For the first time, the Nenets are inviting Intrepid travellers into their community for a first-hand glimpse at their daily existence. Learn about life on the frozen tundra, how they stay warm when the temperature hits -50°C, and how much the nomads rely on their reindeer herds. This is definitely one of our most eye-opening, off-the-beaten-track adventures yet. Highlights/r/n
  • Rub shoulders with the locals as you experience overnight train travel in Russia
  • Meet the local Nenets people, the Siberian Arctic's indigenous reindeer herders
  • Visit a traditional Nenets campsite and see the reindeers up close
  • Try your hand at fishing and then enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the Horomdo Lake
  • Explore Russia's glittering capital Moscow

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
01/08/2019 15/08/2019 12 £2460.00
22/08/2019 05/09/2019 12 £2460.00

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