Yenisei cruise (Norilsk - Putorana Plateau - Dudinka - Yeniseysk - Krasnoyarsk )

Day 1

In the morning, arrival in Norilsk, Alykel airport. Meeting with the sign "Polonia", group transfer to Norilsk, arrival at the hotel "Talnakh", accommodation in a hotel in 2-bed rooms. Dinner. Sightseeing tour of Norilsk. Norilsk got its name from the name of the area where it is located: the Norilsk River (Norilka) flows near the city (the Pyasina River basin), the city itself is located near the Norilsk Mountains. Travelers Khariton Laptev, A. F. Middendorf, F. B. Schmidt mention the Norilsk River and the Norilsk Mountains in their reports. There are many versions of the origin of the name of the Norilka River. According to one version, the name of the river came from the word "norilo" — a long thin pole that stretched the string of the shutter nets under the ice from hole to hole, according to another - the name of the river and, accordingly, the city comes from the Evenk word "Narus" or Yukaghir "nyoril", which means "swamps". Today Norilsk is an industrial city with a rich history, the city-forming enterprise "Norilsk Nickel". Supper.

Day 2

Early breakfast. Transfer to the pier at 07:30, boarding a speedboat on the Norilka river. Departure by boat at 08:00 to Putorana Plateau, Lama Lake (5 hours on the way). The Norilsk or Norilka River flows in the Taimyr Dolgan-Nenets district. Length — 57 km . The bridge over the Norilka River is noted in the UNESCO collection "Bridge Building of the World" as "the northernmost of the large bridges in the world beyond the 69th parallel". Lakes Shallow, Lama, Keta, Deep, Dog, Nakomyaken and numerous small lakes in the tundra play a regulatory role in the water regime of the river, smoothing floods. Then our way lies along the Talaya River, we climb up to the island of Melkoe, which is located about 25 kilometers east of Norilsk. The lake is located in a wide basin between the western spurs of the Putorana plateau. The lake is connected to Lake Lama by a strait or, as the locals call it, the Lama River (Lamochen) with a length of 18 km. The banks are mostly flat, swampy in places. The bottom is mostly sandy. On the map of Asian Russia, published in 1911 by the Russian General Staff, Lake Melkoye was called Lake Bystrovskoye, although the locals did not know the name of this. Here is the famous Lama Lake – northern Switzerland, Taimyr Baikal, polar Ritsa. This is perhaps the most beautiful and famous lake of Taimyr. Even his name is similar to the rest of the northern hydronyms. The lake is located in a deep mountain depression. Its basin has a tectonic origin. According to scientists, the lake is about 100 million years old. The name of the lake comes from the Tungusic-Manchu word "laamu" - sea, ocean; Evenk "lamu" - sea, big water. By the way, the same name – Lama – Evenks, who lived much to the south, called Baikal. Excursion to the waterfall "Southern Neralakh". Dinner. Excursion to the waterfalls of the Vitamin river. There are thousands of cascading waterfalls of different heights and beauty on the territory of the Putorana Plateau. Sometimes it seems that you are in the land of waterfalls. In each canyon, water pours from all the ledges. Because of its noise, you can't hear conversations. Departure by boat to Norilsk. Accommodation at the Talnakh Hotel. Supper.

Day 3

Early breakfast. Excursion to the waterfall "Red stones". In the foothills of the Putorana plateau, not far from Norilsk, the Red Stones gorge is located. The Red Stones got their name due to the color of the rock from which the slopes of the gorge are composed. The rocky shores of the lake, into which the streams of water fall, are distinguished by a pronounced red-brown hue. The waterfall adorning the gorge is small compared to such waterfalls of the Putorana plateau as Bolshoy Kureysky, Grandiose, waterfalls on the Oran or Kanda rivers. But it also delights travelers, especially those inexperienced by the northern beauties. The water descends in a ringing cascade along several rocky ledges and flows into a clear lake up to 9 m deep . Lunch at the restaurant "Talnakh".


16:00 Excursion to the Talnakh branch of the Museum of the History of Development and Development of the Norilsk Industrial District. The museum has been operating for more than 40 years. Its exposition is represented by sections on the nature of Taimyr, the history of the development and construction of Talnakh, the development of mining. Museum materials allow us to trace the geological and paleontological history of the territory of Norilsk from Archean times to the Cenozoic (present day); the history of the discovery of deposits and the construction of mines, the life of the village, the city, and today – the Talnakh district, the "ore capital" of Taimyr. 17:00 Walk on the observation deck. The observation deck is open in the upper part of the city, offering a fantastic view of the lower part and the entire surrounding tundra. There is also an open-air museum "NA-Gora". The staircase leading to the fifth microdistrict has become a popular tourist route. Now they not only go up and down it, but also walk, take pictures. 19:00 Dinner. Free time.

Day 4

07:00 Early breakfast. Room release. 07:30 Departure to Dudinka. Sightseeing tour of Dudinka — the coldest (rarely, but sometimes up to -57 ° Celsius) and the northernmost (69°21' s. w.) city on the planet. Located on the right bank of the river . The Yenisei River at the confluence with the Dudinka River, named after the first Russian artisan Dudin, who settled here in the first half of the XVII century, just above the mouth of the river. And the city got its name from the name of the Dudinka river. According to another version, the name of the city came from the Russian transcription of the Evenk words "dugin" (channel, island between channels, mouth of the channel) and "dugu" (cape of the river). The accusative case of the word "dugin" sounds like "duginma". And finally, according to the third version — from the Russian transcription of the word Entsev-Somatov (in the XVI - XVII centuries they roamed in the area of modern Dudinka and adjacent areas on the right and left banks of the Yenisei) "kaduta" ("purple place") — that's what they called the place on the high right bank of the Yenisei, where Dudinka now stands. "Before Dudinka — writes F. Nansen — a hill rises, covered with a rare stunted forest. This was the first hill we met up the Yenisei..." (He sailed from Dixon in the navigation of 1913 – L.N.). 09:30 Excursion to the "Taimyr Museum of Local Lore". Transfer to the passenger berth. Boarding on the scheduled passenger ship "A. Sailors", accommodation in 2-bed cabins of the first class (in the cabin there are 2 soft sofas, a wardrobe, a washbasin). Departure of the ship at 12:00 from the river port of Dudinka. Dinner. Boat tour. Information on the route of the ship. Supper. At night, stop in Igarka - the city is located on the bank of the Igarsky channel of the Yenisei, 1330 km north of Krasnoyarsk in a straight line (the distance along the Yenisei is about 1800 km). It is located beyond the Arctic Circle, in the permafrost zone. The city was named after the channel on which it was located, and that, in turn, was named after the local fisherman Egor Shiryaev, whose name the locals turned from "Egorka" into "Igarka". Now it is a port accessible to sea vessels from the Yenisei Bay.

Day 5

In the morning, crossing the Arctic Circle (Kureika River).

Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Events in the reading room. Supper. Stop in Turukhansk, located at the confluence of the Lower Tunguska with the Yenisei, 1,474 km north of Krasnoyarsk. The population is 4.8 thousand inhabitants. Founded in 1607 as a winter quarters, since 1619 it has been inhabited by settlers of the burnt-out city of Mangazeya. The former Turukhansk became the village of Staroturukhansk, and the modern village with the name Turukhansk (the administrative center of the district) was previously named Novoturukhansk. In the 19th and 20th centuries — the place of exile (including I. V. Stalin in 1914-1916). The attraction of the village is the Trinity Church (late 18th — early 19th century). In Turukhansk there are a fish factory, an oil and gas exploration expedition, a river port, an airport, a museum of revolutionaries Y. M. Sverdlov and S. S. Spandaryan. Here you will see the right tributary of the Yenisei - the Lower Tunguska. In the 17th century, Russian explorers named the river Lower Tunguska. Tunguska – because Tunguses (modern Evenks) lived on its shores, and the definition of the Lower One distinguished it from the other two Tunguskas.

Day 6

Breakfast. Free time. Dinner. Passage of the village of Verkhneimbatsk. Supper. Stop on the water near the village of Bakhta, named after the right tributary of the Yenisei river Bakhta. At night we stop in the village of Bor, here we pass another third largest tributary - the Podkamennaya Tunguska. This is a rapid river, characterized by a kind of wild beauty. Its length is 1865 kilometers. Podkamennaya is named because it makes its way to the Yenisei through many hundreds of kilometers through stone rocks. After 40 kilometers, the Osinovsky threshold begins-the legendary narrow canyon, which is overcome with great difficulty. The passage through the threshold is narrow (700 m) and winding. Two steamers cannot separate, and the traffic here is one-way.

Day 7

Passage of the Osinovsky system. 30 meters from the side of the ship, we observe the island "Monastyrsky", which holds many legends and mysteries of the past, then the rocky islands of the Ship and the Baroque suddenly appear in front of us, as if from a haze, behind them the mighty Yenisei enters the Osinovsky cheeks - the most picturesque area in the lower reaches of the river. High granite banks form a corridor with a height of 50 m. Breakfast. The stop of the village of Vorogovo was founded more than 350 years ago during the development of Siberia in the 17th century by the Cossacks. The population is represented by different nationalities: Russians, Germans, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Keto. Now it has about 2000 thousand people, local residents organize markets with a wide variety of goods and souvenirs of local craftsmen at the pier for the arrival of the ship. Dinner. Stop in the village of Yartsevo - Located in the middle reaches of the Yenisei River between two large left tributaries — the Kas and Sym rivers, a local market is also organized here for the arrival of the ship. Supper.

Day 8

Breakfast. Arrival in Yeniseisk. Accommodation in the hotel "Yeniseiskaya" in 2, 3-bed rooms. The hotel is located in the city center, has a unique architecture of the 18th century and an ancient interior. The facilities are located on the floor, washbasins with hot and cold water, modern shower cabins. The rooms are equipped with handmade pine furniture (beds, bedside tables, cabinets), the halls are carpeted. The hotel has a dining room, which is located on the ground floor. Dinner. Excursion to the Museum of Local Lore. Sightseeing tour of the city Yeniseisku is located on the Yenisei Plain, on the left bank of the Yenisei, below the confluence of the Angara River, 330 km north of Krasnoyarsk. The city of Yeniseisk is called an "open-air museum", the urban development includes 94 architectural monuments. The complex of the Transfiguration Monastery and four churches are unique examples of Siberian Baroque, built in the middle and second half of the XVIII century. They are close to the Russian temples of the previous century in terms of planning and spatial structure and picturesque decor. The stone civil buildings of Yeniseisk are mainly two–storey houses along the main street, on the embankment and central squares. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 9

Breakfast. Continuation of the sightseeing tour of the city of Yeniseisk. Visit to the Yenisei Transfiguration Monastery, the Resurrection Church, the Church of the Trinity, the Tatar Mosque, as well as the Cossack Gymnasium, where Valentin Felixovich Voino–Yasenetsky, one of the best surgeons of his time, anatomist, scientist and at the same time a clergyman of the Russian Orthodox Church, worked for a long time. Lunch at the hotel. Excursion to the Monastery Lake, located 30 km west of Yeniseisk. Here, on the holy piece of the Yenisei land, prayer services and the sacraments of baptism are performed. A great place to relax and swim. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 10

Breakfast. Excursion to the private Plane Museum. The only collection of planes that is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Departure by tourist bus to Strelka - the confluence of the Angara with the Yenisei. There are many beautiful legends about the beautiful Angara, the only daughter of the old man of Baikal, and the mighty handsome Yenisei. Baikal was against their wedding, following his fleeing daughter, he abandoned the palace, which was supposed to be her wedding gift. The palace collapsed into many fragments, they became the Strelkov threshold, and the largest stone is the Guard Island. Nothing could stop the wayward daughter on the way to the Yenisei: neither the ferocious rapids, nor the scattering of stones, nor the cliffs that stood in the way of the fugitive. Lunch - picnic in nature. Departure to Krasnoyarsk by tourist bus. In Krasnoyarsk, accommodation in the Krasnoyarsk hotel in 2-bed rooms. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 11

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Krasnoyarsk. Excursion to the St. Nicholas steamship Museum - a museum ship located in the eternal parking lot in the city of Krasnoyarsk. Dinner. Excursion to the Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric power station, observation deck over the Yenisei "Tsar-fish", embankment of Divnogorsk. Excursion to the village of Ovsyanka, with a visit to the memorial complex of V.P. Astafyev. Return to the hotel. Supper.

Day 12

Breakfast. Excursion to the Krasnoyarsk Pillars National Park - the natural boundaries of the protected area are the right tributaries of the Yenisei: in the northeast - the Bazaiha River, in the south and southwest — the Mana and Bolshaya Sliznyovka rivers. From the northeast, the territory borders with the city of Krasnoyarsk. It was founded in 1925 on the initiative of the residents of the city to preserve the natural complexes around the picturesque syenite remnants — "pillars". Currently, its area is 47,219 hectares. The main attraction of the park are the rocks. The name "Pillars" is common to all rocks, although all rocks and even some stones have their own names. There are directly "Pillars" — rocks open to tourists, and "Wild pillars" — rocks located deep in the park, access to which is limited. Return to the Krasnoyarsk Hotel. Lunch at the Krasnoyarsk Hotel. Free time. Supper.

Day 13

Breakfast. Room release.


The price of the tour includes: transfers according to the program, 3 meals a day, single/ double accommodation on the ship in a first class cabin, 2-, 3-bed accommodation in hotels, excursion program, entrance tickets to museums.

Surcharge for single accommodation in the Talnakh hotel (3 nights) - 7,500 rubles/person; in Krasnoyarsk (3 nights) - 3,700 rubles/person.

Surcharge for a room with amenities in Yeniseisk (2 nights) - 4000 rubles/person.

Surcharge for non-citizens of the Russian Federation for entry into the territory of the Arctic from 1 person: 4000 rubles.

Accident insurance (issued independently if necessary).

Due to weather conditions threatening the life and health of tourists, the route program will be changed!!!