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adventurous Rafting in Altai

6 days

≈ $148 per day





Barnaul-Iskra / Barnaul


6 (Barnaul-Iskra, Iskra-Chibit, Geyser lake, Chibit, Katun river, Barnaul)




Fixed date


17 September 2019


22 September 2019




14 to 84 year olds

Other Services

  • Entrance tickets to museums

  • Recreational fee

  • Sauna

  • Additional excursions


Guide's Language

  • English
  • Russian

Available Months

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  • Day 1


    A visit to a private cheese factory, which produces more than 20 varieties of goat and cow milk cheese, as well as Altai sweets, you can buy your favorite cheeses.
    Transfer Solonovka - Soloneshnoye (65 km). Excursion to the Soloneshensky local history museum, where you will learn detailed history of the culture of the Russian and Altai peoples and the archaeological site - Denisova Cave.
    Transfer Soloneshnoe - Iskra (20 km). Accommodation in the Siberian stag farm.
    Optional! You can take an antler bath. Antler bath is a healing procedure with the use of an aqueous extract of boiled deer antlers. Antlers are neo-hardened horns of the red deer. The use of antler baths, as well as antler products deluxe beneficial effect on the human body (for an additional fee - from 18$ per person.).

  • Day 2


    Have breakfast. Transfer from Iskra to Denisova Cave (35 km). Excursion to the Denisov Cave - is a unique archaeological monument of world importance, in which a fossil phalanx of a finger was found, belonging to a human species representing a particular branch in evolution (Denisovets) and different from Neanderthals and modern humans.
    Transfer Denisova Cave - Chibit (350 km) through the pass Kaleysky (1313 m), Yabogansky (1492 m) along the Baschelaksky ridge through the Ust-Kansk hollow to the famous Chui path.
    Further along the Chuisky tract, up the Katun and Chuya rivers to the Kurai steppe. The history of the track goes back centuries when this road was a pack trail, an offshoot of the Great Silk Road, the “Chinese path". According to National Geographic included in the top 10 most beautiful roads in the world. On the way, we overcome one of the largest passes - Chike-Taman (1,460 m), which means “Straight Foot” in Altai. The pass is known since the 10th century, today it is a steep, winding road with a viewing platform at the top, since 1996, it is a natural monument of the Republic of Altai.
    Accommodation in the tourist complex.
    Have dinner. Overnight

  • Day 3

    Geyser lake

    Excursion to Kyzyl-Chin, known among tourists as Mars (80 + 80 km). On the way, a photo session on the background of the North-Chuya Range. Walk through the Martian mountains and canyons of the Kyzyl-Chin stream. The outcrops of multi-colored clays to the surface create a sense of another planet.
    Excursion to the Geyser lake - one of beauty, clean and non-freezing lake even in winter, it is "earth eyes" amazing turquoise color. On the lake’s mirror, you can see rounded or oval-shaped patterns, which are only a reflection of the processes occurring at the bottom of the lake, where geysers erupt, ejecting a mixture of bluish clay and sand onto the surface.

  • Day 4


    Have breakfast. Transfer Chibit - Chuyozy (70 km). On the way visit Kalbak-Tash tract, to see petroglyphs. About 500 compositions, with more than 5 thousand drawings from the Neolithic to the Turkic era. The Location of the monument is on the right bank of the river Chu.

    A visit to the historical and cultural complex Chui-Oozy, the possibility of tasting the Altai national cuisine: Kaan - blood sausage, kurut - salty cheese, boorsaki (optional, for an additional fee). The photo stop in the northern part of the Altai geopark, Chui-Ooza is the confluence of Chui and Katun.

    Transfer to the start of the rafting - the mouth of the river B. Yaloman (25 km).
    Accommodation at the campground, dinner - field kitchen. Preparation of vessels for rafting. Fit personal gear, life jackets, wetsuits, and helmets. Instruction on safety and behavior on the water.

  • Day 5

    Katun river

    Breakfast - field kitchen.
    Rafting, passing the rapids Ilgumensky (3-4 categories of complexity), "Kadrinsk pipe" (3-4 сс).
    Passing the rapid "Sabbath" (5-4 c.) In turn with insurance. Passing two more beautiful rapids "Kayancha-1" and "Kayancha-2".
    Stop for the night on the right bank in a pine forest at the mouth of the Kemikapchan stream. Dinner - field kitchen.

    Walk and see petroglyphs, optionally you can take a bath.

  • Day 6


    Breakfast - field kitchen.
    Passing the “Ailinsky” rapid (3 cc) with a large funnel and ramparts. Further, the nature of the river becomes calmer. Photo stop at the Belter-Tuyuk Falls.
    Rafting to the mouth of the river Edigan. Transfer to Barnaul (400 km). The end of the program at 8 pm.

What's included

  • Hotel

    DBL\Triple local accommodation in hotels and tourist complexes Accommodation in a tent during the rafting

  • Meals(B,L,D)

    1 Day: 1 dinner 2 Day: breakfast and dinner 3 Day: breakfast and dinner 4 Day: breakfast and dinner 5 Day: breakfast, lunc, dinner 6 Day: breakfast and lunch

  • Excursions

    excursions according to the program; insurance; guide services; escort catamarans and rescue guides.

  • Lunch


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