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Krasnoyarsk in 2 days

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The first day of the tour includes the highlights of the city, the visit of Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Dam, as well as neighbouring city Divnogorsk and the Siberian village Ovsyanka. The second day of the tour will give you the opportunity to see some stunning rock formations, to get acquainted with taiga flora and fauna  and have good training for your muscles by walking up and down the hills.

Tour cost in the group of 2: 18,900 rubles per person
​Tour cost in the group of 4: 14,800 rubles per person

Day 1 Krasnoyarsk and its outskirts

This day you will see the most picturesque places of Krasnoyarsk city and its outskirts. Most of the places you are going to visit can be found on a 10-ruble banknote which is slowly substituted by a 10-ruble coin. One of the city highlights is the Chapel of Paraskeva Pyatnitsa located on the top of Karaulnaya hill.

The Communal bridge and the Chapel of Paraskeva Pyatnitsa chapel on a 10-ruble bill
The Communal bridge and the Chapel of Paraskeva Pyatnitsa chapel on a 10-ruble bill
You will have a chance to walk along the embankment of the Yenisey river to see the view of the Communal and Oktyabrsk bridges. These impressive structures link two banks of the powerful river which does not freeze in the winter even when the temperature drops to -40 C. It happens so because of the fast current from the Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Dam located 40 km upstream.

Yenisey river
Yenisey river
This tour also includes a stop at this dam (visits are not allowed there). The Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Power Station is an impressive concrete wall which produces electric energy, about 70% of which is consumed by the second  world largest Aluminum Plant.

Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Power Station
Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Power Station
The most impressive part of the dam is a ship elevator which is like a giant bath taking the barges up to the top and down the Yenisey. At times you can be a witness of this operation. Not far from the dam there is a small Soviet town Divnogorsk which impresses with its picturesque embankment. Constructed for the workers of the dam, it is considered one of the most environmentally friendly in this area.

Boat lift on Krasnoyrsk DamBoat lift on Krasnoyrsk Dam
Boat lift on Krasnoyrsk DamBoat lift on Krasnoyrsk Dam
On the way back to the city  you will have a stop at the observation platform known as Tsar Ryba. One of the final stops will be the visit of a traditional Siberian village, Ovsyanka, motherland of a prominent Siberian writer Victor Astafiev. Walking through the village you can visit the memorial  museum "The last bow" named after the writer's novel. This museum illustrates the hardships of life  Siberian peasants at the beginning of the 20th century. Next to this museum, you might find a small house where the writer spent his last years of life.

Tour duration: 7-8 hours

Day 2 The Nature Reserve Stolby

The full day trip to the Nature Reserve Stolby is a chance to get to know Siberian nature as well as gorgeous volcanic rock formations of all shapes (feathers, grandpa, grandma, grandson, granddaughter, lions gate etc) and sizes. On this tour you might see wild nature typical of the midlands of Eastern Sayan. In the fir taiga you can come across curious foxes, chipmunks, squirrels and other animals and birds inhabiting this area.

We offer you a tour with an experienced English-speaking Siberian guide and instructor who will not only take you along the trail, make sure you get in time to certain points but also tell you more about the area, the nature variety  and locals. The brave ones can try to climb some of the rocks or put their hands in the ants' hill - locals say that it is good for your health.

To take this hiking trip, you have to be physically fit for a long day walk up and down the hills. This trip is customized to your pace and physical shape.

To wear a good pair of shoes, preferable hiking boots.
To wear long pants since there are lots of ticks especially May- July.
Bring decent amount of water for a long strenuous day (6-8 hours).
Bring some snacks if you need it. Lunch will be provided.

Tour duration: 6-8 hours

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