After a night in Anchorage, fly to  Nome and embark your expedition cruise vessel.  Cross Bering Strait to Provideniya in Russia's Chukotka. Chukchi villagers delight us with traditional dance and food as we sail up the coast to Cape Dezhnev, Eurasia’s easternmost point.  On day 6 we expect to start our explorations of Wrangel and Herald Islands searching for polar bears, ringed seals, walrus, reindeer, musk oxen and arctic fox on pack ice and slopes covered in wildflowers.
Working our way eastwards around the Siberian coast, we plan to land at the bird cliffs on Kolyuchin Island, photographing puffins, guillemots and gulls on their nests.  Continuing our expedition to the Arakamchechen archipelago we hope to encounter feeding humpback, grey and bowhead whales.
We visit the Chukchi whaling camp at Ytytygran Island where monumental Whale Bone Alley speaks of past hunting activities.
Checking out of Russia at Provideniya we once again cross the Bering Sea, hoping to spot  beluga and grey whales en-route to King Island and its abandoned village of Ukivok.  We disembark in Nome and return by air to Anchorage.
After a night in Anchorage, fly to  Nome and embark your expedition cruise vessel.  Cross Bering Strait to Provideniya in Russia's Chukotka. Chukchi villagers delight us with traditional dance and food as we sail up the coast to Cape Dezhnev, Eurasia’s easternmost point.  On day 6 we expect to start our explorations of Wrangel and Herald Islands searching for polar bears, ringed seals, walrus, reindeer, musk oxen and arctic fox on pack ice and slopes covered in wildflowers.
Working our way eastwards around the Siberian coast, we plan to land at the bird cliffs on Kolyuchin Island, photographing puffins, guillemots and gulls on their nests.  Continuing our expedition to the Arakamchechen archipelago we hope to encounter feeding humpback, grey and bowhead whales.
We visit the Chukchi whaling camp at Ytytygran Island where monumental Whale Bone Alley speaks of past hunting activities.
Checking out of Russia at Provideniya we once again cross the Bering Sea, hoping to spot  beluga and grey whales en-route to King Island and its abandoned village of Ukivok.  We disembark in Nome and return by air to Anchorage.
United States, Russia

Expedition Cruise to Furthest Russia - Wrangel & Herald Islands & the Chukchi Sea

Small-Ship Cruise

16

US$

days from

16895

After a night in Anchorage, fly to Nome and embark your expedition cruise vessel. Cross Bering Strait to Provideniya in Russia's Chukotka. Chukchi villagers delight us with traditional dance and food as we sail up the coast to Cape Dezhnev, Eurasia’s easternmost point. On day 6 we expect to start our explorations of Wrangel and Herald Islands searching for polar bears, ringed seals, walrus, reindeer, musk oxen and arctic fox on pack ice and slopes covered in wildflowers.
Working our way eastwards around the Siberian coast, we plan to land at the bird cliffs on Kolyuchin Island, photographing puffins, guillemots and gulls on their nests. Continuing our expedition to the Arakamchechen archipelago we hope to encounter feeding humpback, grey and bowhead whales.
We visit the Chukchi whaling camp at Ytytygran Island where monumental Whale Bone Alley speaks of past hunting activities.
Checking out of Russia at Provideniya we once again cross the Bering Sea, hoping to spot beluga and grey whales en-route to King Island and its abandoned village of Ukivok. We disembark in Nome and return by air to Anchorage.

Activity / Theme

Country

Expedition Cruise, Nature & Wildlife

United States, Russia

Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Luxury

Leisurely / Moderate

Transportation

Accommodation

Purpose-built small luxury expedition ice-strengthened cruise vessel

Luxury triple and twin cabins or suites with balcony, all with private facilities

Months of Operation

July, August

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

Watch Our Planet - Behind the Scenes to see how the camera crew gets beset by thousands of walrus in a small hut on Wrangel Island

Itinerary

DAY 1 Join in Anchorage
DAY 2 Fly to Nome, embark ship
DAY 3 Arrive in Providenyia
DAY 4 Cultural performance at Lorino Village, Cape Dezhnev
DAY 5 At sea
DAYS 6-9 Explore Wrangel Island
DAY 10 At sea
DAY 11 Bears and bird cliffs of Kolyuchin Island
DAY 12 Whales of Arakamchechen Islands, Penkigngey Bay
DAY 13 Whale Bone Alley on Ytytygran Island, Provideniya
DAY 14 Landings on King Island
DAY 15 Disembark Nome, fly Anchorage
DAY 16 Depart Anchorage

Inclusions

Transfer from airport to hotel on day 1 & 15
Transfer from hotel to airport on day 2 & 16
Charter flights: Anchorage-Nome-Anchorage
One night’s hotel accommodation in Anchorage including breakfast on day 1 & 15
Onboard accommodation during voyage including daily cabin service
All meals, snacks, tea and coffee during voyage
Beer, house wine and soft drinks with dinner
Captain’s Welcome and Farewell reception including four-course dinner, house cocktails, house beer and wine, non-alcoholic beverages
All shore excursions and Zodiac cruises
Educational lectures and guiding services from expedition team
Complimentary access to onboard expedition doctor and medical clinic (initial consult)
A 3-in-1 waterproof polar expedition jacket
Complimentary use of muck boots during the voyage
Comprehensive pre-departure information
Port surcharges, permits and landing fees
Gratuities for ship crew

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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