EXPEDITION CRUISE | CRUISETOUR

Exploring Russia's Far East and Wrangel Island (14 Days)

Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Anchorage, AK, United States to Anchorage, AK, United States
DAY
PORT
Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Anchorage, AK, United States
Air travel
Nome, AK, United States

Fly to Nome via Anchorage. Embark National Geographic Orion in the afternoon and cross the Bering Strait. (D)

DAY 3
Provideniya, Russia

Round Cape Dezhnev, the easternmost point of the Eurasian continent and if conditions permit, make a landing and hike to the lighthouse. Then continue to the nearby Chukchi and Yupik village of Uelen, a major artistic center of the region known for its exquisite walrus ivory carving. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
Mys Dezhneva, Russia
Uelen, Russia

Located on the northern Chukotka coast, Kolyuchin Inlet is an enormous tidal estuary that offers excellent hiking and birding opportunities. Nearby on Kolyuchin Island, find nesting puffins and guillemots, and occasionally Pacific walruses hauled out. Explore the area by Zodiac and, conditions permitting, go ashore. (B,L,D)

DAY 5
Kolyuchin Island, Russia

This UNESCO World Heritage Site has the highest level of biodiversity in the High Arctic. Spend four fascinating days discovering the island's abundant plant life and searching for polar bears, Pacific walrus, musk oxen, Arctic fox, gray whales, and 100 migratory bird species. You may also spot the bones and tusks of woolly mammoths jutting out from gravelly riverbeds—Wrangel Island was the last refuge for these ancient beasts. (B,L,D Daily)

DAY 6
Wrangel Island, Russia
DAY 7
Wrangel Island, Russia
DAY 8
Wrangel Island, Russia
DAY 9
Wrangel Island, Russia
DAY 10
Day-at-Sea

Head back south from Wrangel Island and take advantage of the time at sea to attend informative talks, sort your photos, visit the Bridge to learn about navigation, or just relax and let the memories of the previous days soak in. At Lorino, the largest indigenous village in Chukotka, witness a dance performance and learn about traditional fishing, hunting, and reindeer herding. (B,L,D Daily)

DAY 11
Lorino, Russia

Originally created around 600 years ago, Yttygran is thought to have been a communal or ceremonial Yupik site. Here, visit the fascinating place known as Whale Bone Alley, a mysterious and haunting boneyard erected alongside a rugged and remote shoreline. In Provideniya we'll conduct our clearance formalities before heading east to Nome. (B,L,D)

DAY 12
Ostrov Yttygran, Russia
Provideniya, Russia

Spend the final day at sea, crossing one of the most iconic bodies of water on the planet. Linger on deck with binoculars in hand—the chances are great to spot whales and rare seabirds. (B,L,D)

DAY 13
Day-at-Sea
Day-at-Sea
DAY 14
Nome, AK, United States
Air travel
Anchorage, AK, United States

Arrive in Nome this morning, transfer to the airport for flights to Anchorage and onward. (B)

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  • All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to ship's crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff.

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All accommodations aboard ship, meals as indicated, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of kayaks and snorkeling equipment, services of Lindblad Expeditions’ Leader, National Geographic photographer, naturalist staff and expert guides, services of a ship physician, all gratuities, and all port charges and service taxes.

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