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After Amur tiger tracks
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Ussuri tiger


After Amur tiger tracks
The Amur Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica), also known as the Siberian Tiger, the Manchurian Tiger, or the Ussuri Tiger, is a rare and large-sized subspecies of tiger-the largest of all. Mature males have an average length (with tail) of up to 400 cm (157 in), and shoulder height of 100 cm (39 in). It weighs 180 – 300 kg. Record weight recorded was 385 kg.
Females are much smaller  - 100 – 166 kg. 
The Amur Tiger is confined completely to the Southeast of Russia, along the rivers Amur and Ussuri, It can be found throughout the Primorye Territory and the eastern part of the Khabarovsk Territory.
It’s an endangered specie – according to the latest studies there are about 415 – 470 Ussuri tigers left. Ussuri tiger is enlisted in the USDI (1972) in the Red Book MSOP and Attachment 1 CITES (1975). Hunt is not allowed since 1947.

We offer an ecological tour “after Amur tiger tracks” with the accommodation at a comfortable base in Lazo area (log cabins for 2- 3 persons in each powered by solar and wind energy, sauna, dining rooms, bed linen). Snow machines and cars are used for daily transportations around the reserve.
The territory of the forest reserve, where the base is situated, is a constant area of habitat of several Ussuri tigers (males, females and cubs).
The base owner is a Russian scientist who worked with Discovery Channel and Japanese NHK documentary series.
The base owner  is also a popular author of articles, photos, books and albums about the nature and wildlife of Ussuri taiga.
During the tour you will walk with the guide after fresh tigers’ tracks and learn a lot about the Amur tiger, its way of life, its habits and behaviour, you will listen to the stories of meeting a tiger on the trail and possibly see a tiger, but you are sure to bring home photos and video of the tigers. You will help the guide to place photo traps on the trail and on the return you’ll get the photos of the tigers that you were tracking during the tour. Your safety is guaranteed by skilful and experienced guides.
During your trips in Ussuri taiga you’ll also have a chance to see Ussuri wild boars, Manchurian wapiti, roe deers, sables and other animals as well as brown and Himalayan bear in summer - fall season. You will also visit trapper’s cabin in taiga, learn about his job of catching sable and try regular trappers’ meals.
The tour is arranged throughout the winter season (November 15 – Mrach 20) and in summer - fall season (August 01 - November 15).

We can also include in your itinerary a visit to the Wild Animals Rehabilitation Center that gives shelter to sick and wounded wild animals and their young, treating them to health and releasing into the wild.
The animals are kept in spacious open-air cages. Observation decks for animal viewing, photography and videotaping are available.

Area / river

Lazo area / Khor river / Private forest reserve  

Transportation

by car / motor transport (4 hours)

Accommodation

a stationary base: log cabins (for 2 – 3 persons each), a sauna, wind and solar electric stations, linen.

Season

Winter season (November 15 – March 20) and summer - fall season (August 01 - November 15)

Meals

full board (meat of wild animals, eggs, salmon, vegetable and fruit, Russian national dishes)

Tour duration

8 day tour (6 days / 5 nights at the base)*
* more or less days can be planned

Number of clients in a group

1 – 10 persons

Approximate Itinerary
Day 1              Arrival to the airport of Khabarovsk. Transfer to a hotel. Overnight.
Day 2               Breakfast. Transfer to the base by car (4 hours). Lunch. Half day tour program.
Day 3 – 6        Tour programs – “After the Amur tiger tracks” with the use of snow machines / car / some skiing at the clients’ wish. Accommodation at the base. Full board. Daily sauna.
Day 7               Breakfast. Transfer to Khabarovsk. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 8               Transfer to the airport. Departure to the home country.
* Tour can be planned with one or no overnights in Khabarovsk.

Option price includes:
-  visa support, meeting at the airport, hotel reservation,
- 2 transfers in Khabarovsk between Airport and,
- transportation to the base at the forest reserve;
- full services at the base: : accommodation, tour program, full board, guide, daily snow machines / car transportations, fuel, sauna,
- interpreter service for the whole trip;

Option price does not include:
- hotel and meals in Khabarovsk if planned

Please contact our office in Khabarovsk for more information and tour price:

E-mail: spartak-tour@mail.ru
Òåë. (4212) 28 99 56