7 Wonders of Sakhalin
The best sights of Sakhalin, collected in one round:
Aniva Lighthouse - This is the most extreme southeastern point of Sakhalin Island, where the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan meet. On the cape, there is a lighthouse, built by the Japanese on the Sivuchya rock in 1939. You just can not imagine what amazing views open at once to the two coasts of Sakhalin, washed by the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan. You will remember the tour of the lighthouse for sure, everything is saturated with the past, and the views will not leave the head for a long time. And of course, a boat trip on the waves of the Sea of Okhotsk.
Silent Bay is a terrific place, closed from the cold winds blowing from the north and north-east. Incomparable silence, amazing views, pleasing to the eye, the unique beauty of nature - all this is Quiet Cove! From the west, the bay is protected by the spurs of one of the most beautiful southern ridges of Sakhalin - Zhdanko, which in itself is a natural monument
Cape Giant - probably the most impressive place on the coast of Sakhalin - Cape Giant. If you are a fan of National Geographic, then you definitely should visit here! Even if you are not a fan of this channel, then you should make sure that you have not seen anything like this. We invite you to Cape Giant. In the picturesque, washed by the sea bays, limited steep shores, there are caves and grottoes, arches of fragments of rocks. Nature lovers will be interested in the underwater world of these places - there are sea urchins, clams, hermit crabs, mussels, various algae. The purest water, even in the coastal strip, opens its underwater world in all its glory.
Lake Busse - the lake (lagoon) is a natural monument of regional importance. This is one of the most delicious and unforgettable places on Sakhalin Island. Giant oysters, scallops, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, crabs, the trumpeter and many many other species of marine life live here on this unique place in every sense.
Devil's Witch's Bridge - The names of these bridges sound ominous, but intriguing ... On this day, Sakhalin will show you new bright impressions, it will be a little scary, mysterious, but we promise that it will be interesting and fun. Go! Devils and Witches bridges were built during the days of Karafuto when the southern part of the island belonged to the invaders, so to speak, the remnants of Japan, which today are objects of display for tourists. When you stand on the Devil's Bridge, it takes your breath away. The construction is about 40 meters high, 125 meters long, and almost 9 meters wide. Of course, the tunnels are impressive and frightening. There is no darkness without lamps, total darkness and the opportunity to meet a bear is as close as the phone from which you take selfies. But with us you should not be afraid, we are ready for any situation.
Cape Eustaphy is one of the most beautiful and picturesque places in the Korsakov district, the eastern coast of Sakhalin Island. The cape is named by the legendary navigator I.F. Kruzenshtern in memory of the feat of the battleship "Evstafy" and the Russian brave sailors. It is difficult to compare it with something beautiful and picturesque, as if there is nothing superfluous in this place, as nature itself has created. There are two viewing platforms on the cape. The cape is connected with the coast by a thin sandy isthmus. From a distance, one can see a small bird market of gulls. The cape is surrounded by amazingly crystal-clear water, a stone landscape and the incredibly delicious, fresh smell of the sea.
Frog Mountain and Aikhor Waterfall - Frog Mountain is a place where sacral power emerges, a place where you make and believe, a place of power. There are many mysterious phenomena that scientists are trying to explain. We are going there ... With its outlines, the eight-meter rock really resembles a frog sitting on the ground. On the “stone of desires” we make a dream, just be careful with your desires, first understand better what you need and then put it right in words. It is important to remember that the area of Vestochka carries a strong energy charge, it is undesirable to think about the bad here.
Meeting at the airport of the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Hotel accommodation. After placing for you we will conduct a sightseeing tour of the city and its surroundings. For dinner, we will go to the most delicious place, where we will feed you with the freshest seafood - crabs, scallops, trumpeter, fish, red caviar. In the evening, return to the hotel.
We begin our tour “7 WONDERS OF SAKHALINA” with incomparable silence, unique beauty and power of Sakhalin waterfalls. Before we start the tour, before we catch a lot of fish and gather berries, we should cajole the spirits of the Sakhalin land. The ancient people of Sakhalin - the Nivkhs - believed that before fishing, hunting, gathering wild plants, before cooking food on the fire, they should ask for the Spirit of the sea, the Spirit of the forest and the Spirit of fire. Together with the representative of the ancient people, we will perform the ritual of feeding the spirits, which is called “Chukh Chukh”.
The route starts from the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. Travel time is approximately 2 hours. The distance is 140 km. Feeding the spirits Pal-зzn (Master of the mountains), Tol-Ыzn (Master of the sea), Tughr Mom (the mistress of the fire). With you we will walk along Tikhaya Bay, we will reach the foot of the Zhdanko ridge and visit the wall of the waterfalls.
At 18:00 we will start to gather and go back to Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
Prepare your stomachs, we go to Busse! On this trip you will try all kinds of seafood! This day will be a lot of protein and white wine! We will eat everything that nature has given us. Busse - the lake (lagoon) is a natural monument of regional significance.
08:00 - Our little journey begins with the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The journey takes about 2 hours. Along the way, our guide will tell the unique history of the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk - the convict past, the times of the Karafuto era (Japan) and the rapid development of the present.
10:00 - We are in place! An incredibly beautiful panorama of the lagoon opens before you. If we imagine Lake Busse from a bird's-eye view, the lagoon is seen as a large pearl dangling through a narrow channel on a white string of sea surf. Lake Busse is rich in a variety of seafood. What just is not in this lake! And the Chilims are light green, in the color of algae, and scallop, and hairy crabs, and large purple hedgehogs in live thorny plants, rapan, and oysters, and starfish of various species. The underwater world for some time seemed to be transferred to another state and it would be all out: an encyclopedia with life-size illustrations. Where else can you meet this! Study, consider, taste ... under white wine on the beautiful shore of Lake Busse.
We invite you to visit the complex nature monument, probably the most impressive place on the coast of Sakhalin - Cape "Giant". In the picturesque, washed by the sea bays, limited steep shores, there are caves and grottoes, arches of fragments of rocks. Nature lovers will be interested in the underwater world of these places - there are sea urchins, clams, hermit crabs, mussels, various algae. The purest water, even in the coastal strip, opens its underwater world in all its glory.
07:00 - Landing in the car and departure. Our journey begins from the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to the south of the island towards the Sea of Okhotsk. The journey takes about 2 hours. The distance of the route is 195 km. Our path will pass through the villages of Khomutovo, News, Izvestkovy to the village of Okhotsk. On the way, you will enjoy the beautiful Sakhalin nature.
10:00 - Arrival at Cape Giant. Walk on the sea coast. This place with harsh and wild nature has a special attraction. Near the deserted coast on the tops of the cliffs settled many bird markets, and on the beaches of the cape you can find seals. You can also see the unique vegetation including the species included in the Red Books of the Russian Federation and the Sakhalin Oblast: Sargent juniper, heart-shaped aralia. Along the entire coast there are various rock forms created by the wind and waves of grottoes, standing right in the sea of caves, arches and pillars, on which are colonies of birds.
On this day, Sakhalin will show you new bright impressions, for which everything negative is forgotten. We invite you to visit the Devil and Witches Bridge.
Our journey begins from the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk to the city of Kholmsk. Travel time is 2 hours. A distance of 103 km. The city is unique for its history, architectural monuments and many others. Our path passes through the pass, from where views of the Tatar Strait and the sea gates of Sakhalin - the city of Kholmsk - open up. After passing through the entire city, we get on the old railway, which was built by the Japanese. For this narrow gauge railway, we have to walk two kilometers. And here he is ...
A grandiose structure opens before you: the height is about 40 m, the length is 125, the width is almost 9 m. But it is not the dimensions that impress, but the construction of the bridge. After passing through the tunnel with a length of 800 meters, we will go further to the Witch's Bridge.
The bridge was built by the Japanese in 1928. It was part of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk-Polyakov railway line and is a complex engineering structure, attracting with its length of 200 meters and a height of 50 meters. In 1994, the traffic on the bridge was closed due to the closure of the haul. In 2007, part of the bridge was damaged by a forest fire.
We leave for the most extreme south-eastern point of Sakhalin Island, where the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan meet. On the cape there is a lighthouse, built by the Japanese on the Sivuchya rock in 1939. The height of the lighthouse tower is 31 meters, and the height of the fire is 40 meters above sea level. The route consists of two parts: land and sea. By car we will drive along the Aniva Bay to Novikovo village, then we will sail to the boat and by the sea along the cliffs we will go 40 km, reaching the most interesting place of the island - the lighthouse Aniva.
We offer you to visit almost the very tip of the island, where one of the most beautiful and picturesque places is located - Cape St. Eustache, which is located in the Korsakov district, the eastern coast of Sakhalin Island. The cape is named by the legendary navigator I.F. Kruzenshtern in memory of the feat of the battleship "Evstafy" and the Russian brave sailors. Cape Eustatius is only 51 meters high, but it offers an amazing panorama, an extraordinary sensation of flight. The cape is connected with the coast by a thin sandy isthmus. From a distance one can see a small bird market of gulls. The cape is surrounded by amazingly crystal-clear water, a stone landscape and the incredibly delicious, fresh smell of the sea.
“Frog” is the unique nature of 70 million years old ... The rocky outcrop “frog” is not just a beautiful rock, but also an unusual energy place. There are many mysterious phenomena that scientists are trying to explain. We invite you to visit this place and make sure of it. By its outlines, the eight-meter rock really resembles a frog sitting on the ground. Along the way, you will meet the “stone of desires”, just be more careful with your desires, first you need to better understand what you need and then put it right in words. It is important to remember that the area of Vestochka carries a strong energy charge, it is undesirable to think about the bad here.
Visit the fish market. Airport transfer. Departure