Private Jet: Northern Summer. June 2018.
Come explore the planet's northern reaches on an exceptional and unusual Private Jet Journey. Taking advantage of nearly round-the-clock sunlight in much of the region, we hit the highlights in Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula, Siberia, Mongolia, Latvia, Finland, Estonia, Iceland, and Greenland. Along the way, UNESCO World Heritage sites astound, as does some of the globe's most dramatic natural scenery. Don't forget to pack your sunscreen...
Iceland, Japan, Mongolia, Norway, Russia, United States of America, Greenland
Dates:18 June 2018
Type:Private Jet Journeys
On this journey, R. Crusoe partners with TCS World Travel, and Crusoe travelers share the private jet with other, non-Crusoe travelers. This itinerary is subject to change.
Day 1: Seattle, Washington
Monday, 18 June 2018
• Arrive Seattle independently, meet staff, fellow travelers, and experts at welcome dinner.
Overnight in Seattle
Day 2: International Date Line
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
• Fly across the International Date Line, and lose a day.
Day 3-4: Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
Wednesday & Thursday, 20-21 June 2018
• Fly to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
• Camel Mountain hike to Avachinsky and Koryalsky volcanoes or cruise along Pacific coast.
• Valley of the Geysers, Uzon Caldera.
Overnights in Petropavlovsk
Day 5-8: Vladivostok, Khabarovsk, Ulan-Ude, & Lake Baikal, Russia
Friday-Monday, 22-25 June 2018
• World War II submarine, Vladivostok Fortress.
• Embark trans-Siberian train.
• Khabarovsk, Ulan-Ude, Lake Baikal.
Overnights aboard the Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express train
Day 9-11: Ulaanbaatar & Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Tuesday-Thursday, 26-28 June 2018
• Fly to Ulaanbaatar, Gandantegchinlen Monastery.
• Gobi Desert.
Overnights in Ulaanbaatar & Gobi Desert
Day 12-13: Riga, Latvia
Friday & Saturday, 29-30 June 2018
• Fly to Riga, tour including Riga Art Nouveau Museum, National Opera House, Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, and synagogue.
Overnights in Riga
Day 14-15: Helsinki, Finland
Sunday & Monday, 1-2 July 2018
• Fly to Helsinki, city tour including the Esplanade, Old Market Hall, Temppelaiukio Church, and Suomenlinna Fortress.
Overnights in Helsinki
Day 16: Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
• Daytrip to Tallinn, city tour including medieval Old Town (a UNESCO site) and the modern city center.
• Return to Helsinki.
Overnight in Helsinki
Day 17-19: Reykjavik, Iceland
Wednesday-Friday, 4-6 July 2018
• Fly to Reykjavik, tours including Blue Lagoon, geysers, Gulfoss, hiking in Helmork Nature Reserve.
Overnights in Reykjavik
Day 20-21: Ilulissat, Greenland
Saturday & Sunday, 7-8 July 2018
• Fly by private jet to western Greenland, charter flight to Ilulissat.
• Flightsee over Ilulissat Icefjord, hike a glacier, cruise past Eqi Glacier, Inuit ruins at Sermermiut.
Overnights in Ilulissat
Day 22: Boston, Massachusetts
Monday, 9 July 2018
• Fly to Boston.
Overnight in Boston
Day 23: Boston, Home City
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
• Continue home independently on a commercial flight.
Per person sharing room from $81,950
Single supplement $8,950
For more information, to book, or to speak to an R. Crusoe & Son tour specialist, please call us at 800-585-8555.
About Our Private Jet.
We take to the skies in the grandest style, starting with our own Boeing 757. The entire plane has been reconfigured with 80 comfortable, two-by-two seats (normally there are 233 seats aboard). And it’s all ours.
We take along our very own seasoned chef, a top-flight English-speaking crew, and a physician. Anything that helps us concentrate on the splendid unknowns that lie ahead. Meals elegantly served (fine china, crystal, linen); superior wines, spirits, serious chocolates, gourmet snacks, fresh fruit—all there to satisfy your in-between cravings. Anytime.
To satisfy your hunger for knowledge, two expedition leaders are on hand for informational presentations, insights, and Q&A. They travel with us throughout the journey, sometimes conducting on-board lectures.
Knowledgeable local guides, town officials, and honored guests pepper the journey with intriguing insights.
Yet another perk you get traveling by private jet: the total absence of hassle. The old rules no longer apply.
Borders? What borders? Clear customs (your baggage, too) with the wave of a hand. Airport lines? Boarding passes? Tardy flight crews? Inflexible commercial air routes? Don’t know what you mean.
Security, on the other hand, meets the very strictest requirements.
Plane, deplane. So elegantly simple.
Russia's Remote Kamchatka Peninsula.
Welcome to the 780-mile Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. The vast majority of its 322,000 inhabitants are ethnic Russians, but there are also about 13,000 Koryaks—indigenous peoples of the Russian Far East—that share the territory.
The Kamchatka peninsula is known predominantly for its volcanoes, which collectively are a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Kamchatka River and valley that surrounds it are flanked by about 160 volcanic peaks, 29 of which are still active. The highest volcano around? Klyuchevskaya Sopka, at 15,584 feet the largest active volcano in the Northern Hemisphere. The area’s most striking volcano is Kronotsky, whose perfect cone was deemed among the world’s most beautiful volcano. Somewhat more accessible are the three volcanoes visible from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: Koryaksky, Avachinsky, and Kozelsky.
In the center of the Kamchatka Peninsula is the world famous Geyser Valley, which boasts the second-highest concentration of geysers in the world. The scenery here is absolutely unique and breathtaking.
Kamchatka boasts diverse and abundant wildlife due to climates ranging from temperate to subarctic, diverse topography and geography, many free-flowing rivers, proximity to highly productive waters from the northwestern Pacific Ocean and the Bering and Okhotsk Seas, and to minimal development. It also boasts the southernmost expanse of Arctic tundra in the world.
First and foremost, Kamchatka is famous for the abundance and size of its brown bears. In the Kronotsky Nature Reserve, the bears are prolific. Other wildlife includes the tundra wolf, Arctic fox, Anadyr fox, East Siberian lynx, wolverine, sable, Siberian least weasel, Kamchatka snow sheep, reindeer, and Chukotka moose, one of the largest moose in the world. The peninsula alsdo serves as a breeding ground for Steller’s sea eagle, one of Earth's largest eagle species, as well as the golden eagle and the gyr falcon.
Finally, Kamchatka contains probably the world's greatest diversity of salmonid fish, including all six species of Pacific salmon—chinook, chum, coho, seems, pink, and sockeye. Biologists estimate that one fifth of all Pacific salmon begins life in Kamchatka.
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