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Sakhalin — Iturup:
the Far Side
of the World

Be ready to experience unique and once-in-a-lifetime emotions while setting your foot on the last real strip of inhabited land









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Mysterious Islands

Only a few Russians manage to visit Sakhalin island, the biggest island of the country that up to the middle of the XIX century was considered a peninsula! You are really lucky! You have a chance to see not only Sakhalin island, but also one of the Kuril islands – Iturup. You will dig into the atmosphere of wild nature and appreciate its masterpieces: magnificent mountains and impressive sea cliffs, astonishing volcanoes and inviting hot springs, unique flora and fauna.

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A man hiking in beautiful nature


A giant red Kamchatka crab


Things for sauna: wooden barrel, hat, towel


A very cute seal watching the camera

Wild Nature

A man hiking in beautiful nature


A giant red Kamchatka crab


Things for sauna: wooden barrel, hat, towel


A very cute seal watching the camera

wild nature

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Kamchatka crab, prawns, squid, shells, mussels and other seafood on the table
A museum in Russia in a building constructed in traditional Japanese style of "teican-dzukkuri" (imperial crown). A fountain and flowers in front of a building in Japanese style
A square with a church and a building with a colonnade and a glass cupola in the late evening
A cable road of an alpine ski resort, sunset

1st day of the itinerary

Welcome to Sakhalin!

Your tour starts with the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, the main city of Sakhalin island. A local guide will be waiting for you upon arrival and will help you to check-in at the hotel. This day you’ll have the first impression of the city and the island in general. Due to its complicated history, the city represents a marvelous combination of Russian, Japanese and Korean cultures.

On the excursion you will see the Regional Museum of Local History in the Japanese style of Nihon Shumi & the City Park Gagarin with its unique charm that now displays a mix of two cultures – both remind you about the Japanese period of the city’s history; the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ with the largest mosaic panel in the world (14 meters). Memorial complex – the Square of Glory, the Square of Victory, and the Museum-memorial complex founded in memory of the victory in the Second World War will help to plunge into the history of that time. During a visit to the observation deck at the ski resort «The Mountain Air» you will enjoy an amazing panoramic view of the city. At the end of the day, welcome dinner with Sakhalin delicacies won’t leave you indifferent!

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