What’s there to do in Primorye?

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What’s there to do in Primorye?
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1.Hunting

Primorye is inhabited with numerous species of animals. Pheasants, ducks, geese, waders, hazel grouses and many species of migratory birds nest here.

Commercial and sport hunters usually target big animals, namely moose, Manchurian wapitis, wild boars, roe deer, sika deer, and brown bears, and small animals, namely brown hares, mountain hares, Asian badgers and foxes.
There are also fur-bearing animals that are targets of commercial hunters, namely wolves, sables, squirrels, minks, otters, Siberian weasels, raccoons and muskrats.

Targets and dates of hunting:
Adult male moose, Manchurian wapitis and sika deer: from the 20th of August to the 15th of January, others: from the 1st of October to the 15th of January;
Adult male roe deer: from the 25th of August to the 15th of January, others: from the 1st of October to the 15th of January;
Siberian musk deer: from the 1st of October to the 15th of January;
Manchurian wapitis, sika deer for velvet antlers: from the 1st of June to the 15th of August;
Brown and Asian black bears: from the 1st of August to the 28th(29th) of February;
Sables, minks, Siberian weasels, lynxes, wolverines, yellow-throated martens, stoats, wildcats foxes: from the 15th of October to the 28th(29th) of February;
Muskrats: from the 15th of September to the 15th of March;
Otters, raccoon dogs: from the 1st of October to the 28th(29th) of February;
Asian badgers: from the 15th of August until hibernation;
Hares: from the 25th of September to the 28th(29th) of February;
Game birds: 10 days in spring, from the last Saturday of August to the 30th of November.

Temperature fluctuations:
For the period from March to April: from +5°C/41°F to -10°C/14°F at night, from 0°C/32°F to +15°C/59°F in the daytime;
For the period from June to August: from +10°C/50°F to +20°C/68°F at night, from +15°C/59°F to +25°C/77°F in the daytime;
For the period from September to October: from +5°C/41°F to -10°C/14°F at night, from 0°C/32°F to +15°C/59°F in the daytime;
For the period from November to February: from -15°C/5°F to -35°C/-31°F at night, from -5°C /23°F to -15°C/5°F in the daytime.

Trophy charges:
150,000 rubles per single brown or Asian black bear;
100,000 rubles per single ungulate;
50,000 – 80,000 rubles per single other small or fur-bearing animals.

Cost of hunting:
45,000 rubles or more per 1 person.
This may or may not include: accommodation, meals (full board, homemade), steam baths, gamekeeper’s services, scope adjustment, luring, toiling.

The whole program takes 5 or more days. 6 or fewer hunters can participate with 2 to 6 (1/3 or 1/1) game keepers involved. The hunting takes place on the territories of hunting organizations in Primorsky Krai.

Day 1: Pick up at the airport, transfer to the hunting grounds, check-in.
Day 2: Meeting with the gamekeepers, scope adjustment, terrain study.
Days 3-4: hunting.
Day 5: Trip to the cities of Vladivostok/Ussuriysk/Artyom, check the into hotels, free time.
Day 6: Transfer to the airport.

Hunting entities:

“Dalprimdar”
Location: Partizansky District, Primorsky Krai, 20 km (12.5 miles) away from Anuchino.
Accommodation: winter quarters, one or two room houses with stove heating.
Game: moose, Manchurian wapitis, roe deer, sika deer, Siberian musk deer, wild boars, brown and black Asian bears, sables, Siberian weasels, wildcats, foxes, muskrats, otters, Asian badgers, hares and birds.

“Yasnoe”
Location: Verkhnyaya Breyevka, Chuguyevsky District, Primorsky Krai, 60 (37 miles) km away from Chuguevka in the valley of the Ussuri River.
Accommodation: winter quarters, houses with stove heating.
Game: moose, Manchurian wapitis, roe deer, sika deer, Siberian musk deer, wild boars, brown and black Asian bears, sables, minks, Siberian weasels, squirrels, lynxes, wolverines, yellow-throated martens, stoats, wildcats, foxes, muskrats, otters, raccoon dogs, Asian badgers, hares and birds.

“Ilistoe
Location: 220km (137 miles) away from Vladivostok, in between the Pervaya Ilistaya and the Vtoraya Ilistaya rivers, Primorsky Krai. It is situated in lowlands with lots lakes on the territory.
Accommodation: winter quarters, houses with stove heating.
Game: roe deer, ducks, pheasants.

“Polaris”
Location: Anuchinsky District, Primorsky Krai. The Polaris Recreational Center is situated at a height of 800 meters above sea level.
Accommodation: houses a la Russia with stove heating. There are also Russian baths and saunas.
Game: Asian badgers, squirrels, otters, mountain hares, Manchurian hares, Manchurian wapitis, wild boars, Siberian musk deer, roe deer, foxes, brown and black Asian bears, minks sika deer, lynxes, sables, yellow-throated martens, geese, hazel grouses, ducks, pheasants.

“Glubokii Kliutch”
Location: Shkotovsky District, Primorsky Krai (next to New Moscow). One can drive to this base along the Shkotovo-Partizansk route up to the 38 km mark.
Accommodation: wooden houses with stove heating.
Game: moose, Manchurian wapitis, roe deer, sika deer, Siberian musk deer, wild boars, brown and black Asian bears, sables, , minks, Siberian weasels, squirrels, lynxes, wolverines, yellow-throated martens, stoats, foxes, muskrats, otters, raccoon dogs, Asian badgers, hares and birds.

2.Fishing

The Primorye seashore is connected to the Sea of Okhotsk in the northeast, with the East China Sea in the south and with the Pacific Ocean in the east. All of this allows fish to migrate from various geographical zones to the seashore of Primorye from both the north and south. There are about 370 species of freshwater fish, brackish water fish and fish of the sea. The diversity of species is explained by the location of the region, which is on the border of two faunal and climactic zones, namely temperate and subtropical, and great variation of environments in both fresh and sea waters. Recently there have been messages about unique cases of subtropical species in the area that do not usually tend towards extended migrations.

Fishing Organization:
1.Fresh water fishing is 15,000 rubles per person (rent of tackle and gear, bait and instructor’s services);
2.Rafting and fishing is 25,000 rubles per person (rent of rafts/catamarans, rent of tackle and gear, bait and instructor’s services);
3.Fishing in the northern zones (catching Siberian taimen) is 45,000 rubles per person (rent of GAZ, rafts/catamarans, rent of tackle and gear, bait and instructor’s services);
4.Sea fishing.

Rent of boats:
1) Plastic speedboat is 3,500 rubles per hour (up to 5 people);
2) Yamaha speedboat is 4,000 rubles per hour (up to 12 people);
3) Two-decked Polish boat is 5,000 rubles per hour (up to 20 people).

Fishing Tours:

Catching taimen: one should go further for bigger fish/the further you go, the bigger you’ll catch.
The Samarga River, the Zeva River, the Maksimovka River, the Bikin River, the Armu River, the Ussuri River (from May to November).
Extremal auto/air/walking/rafting tour, up to 30 kg, Siberian taimen fishing.

Salmon fishing: auto/walking tour
Sea fishing: trolling and spinning in the Peter the Great Gulf from the end of May to July.

Fresh water fishing for grayling, lenok, trout, char, bull trout, chum salmon, humpback salmon, Sakhalin taimen in the Kievka River, the Kema River, the Maksimovka River and others from August to October.

Sea fishing, trolling, spinning and ledgering for perch, cod, Alaska Pollock, navaga, flatfish, haarder, redeye, squid and others, plus a tour of the islands and surrounding waters of the Peter the Great Gulf.

Winter ice fishing in the sea, rivers and lakes for navaga, flatfish, smelt, grayling, lenok, and pike in an auto/walking tour from the end of November to March.

Catching squid from a boat is a unique way to spend time, and it is an unusual event for guests and partners. Participants are provided with gear and taken to a good fishing spot. Boarding the fishing vessels on the docks takes place at various times during the night, from 20:00 to 4:00.

Recreational facilities with fishing

“Zov Tigra”
Location: Chuguyevsky District, Primorsky Krai, on the border of “Zov Tigra” National Park.
Driving from Vladivostok the route is about 360 km in length (with graded dirt for the last 50km).
Accommodation: two-storey houses with a fireplace and two bedrooms with all typical comforts. There are Russian baths and a lake nearby.
The suggested fishing places are at the lake, and the head of the Ussuri River. There are grayling, lenoks and minnows.
Price: not less than 2,000 rubles per day per person.

“Dvenadsat mesyatsev”
Location: Partizansky District, Primorsky Krai. 10 km down a forest road.
Accommodation: recreation facility with Russian baths in the country.
This place hidden in the heart of the taiga is unique for its marvelous sights and atmosphere.
Price: not less than 1,700 rubles per day per person.

“Khanka” Base
Location: Khankaysky District, Primorsky Krai, Astrakhanka village on the shore of the Khanka Lake, which is one of the unique aquatic wildlife zones of the world, attracting lots of nature enthusiasts from all around the world.
The lake is full of fish, but stocks are dependent on water levels. Such species as kaluga, Amur sturgeon, taimen, lenok, khadary whitefish, Ussuri whitefish, Amur pike, black carp, Amur ide, Amur minnow, Czekanowski minnow, common minnow, grass carp, redfin, Amur three-lips, smallscale yellowfin, gudgeons, Amur barbell, spotted barbell, black Amur bream, white Amur bream, predatory carp, humpback Mongolian redfin, Ussuri sharpbelly, bitterlings, Gibel carp, common carp, yellowcheek, silver carp, eight-whiskered stone loach, Amur loach, Amur catfish, banded catfish, Ussuri catfish, lake lawyer, mudfish, Chinese perch, Amur sleeper and many more may be caught in here.
Price: not less than 1,500 rubles per day per person.

Rafting in Primorye

Rafting down the rivers of Primorye is a breathtaking and memorable adventure. Everyone who has ever taken part in a trip down these rivers is forever charmed with virgin taiga, rapid mountain rivers with cascades of waterfalls, mountainsides ablaze with pink rhododendrons in spring, and the colorful garment of the forests in fall. We offer a wide range of opportunities suitable for all types of visitors:

The Kievka River
This river is full of ripples and rapids. There is also a 2nd class rapid on the route. The length of the river is 105 km (65 miles). Sometimes one can see wild animals, because the river is a natural border of Lazovsky Nature Reserve.
Price: 5,600 rubles per person.

The Partizanskaya River
The starting point of the route is at the bridge next to Kazanka village, and the end point is at the town of Lozoviy. The length is about 20 km (12.5 miles). The rivers vary in their flow velocity and width. There are numerous beautiful views to see: high cliffs, unusually shaped hills, islands, and others. The river is good for beginners.
Price: 2,700 rubles per person.

The Tigrovaya River
This route is considered to be the easiest, and does not require any training. This river is a confluence of the Partizanskaya River. Its length is 53 km (33 miles). It flows between hills in a mixed forest. The riverbed is windy. It splits up into numerous branches, and has pools and rapids. All this is surrounded by rocky taluses overgrown with wild rosemary.
Price: 2,700 rubles per person

The Kema River
This route is considered to be the most difficult. There are several 3rd 5th class rapids. The cup of Far East takes place here annually.
This is a homeland of the Amur tiger, and there are still virgin places in these deep, impenetrable forests. Join us and you may become a participant in an actual sport rafting event. Only catamarans will give you the real feeling of rafting the river, the drive, and conquering the rapids. Our company’s instructors have been through this route numerous times and know every obstruction, which guarantees safety.
Price: 8,500 rubles per person.

Car rental

With driver:
Toyota Camry new (5 seats) not less than 1,800 rubles per hour;
Mercedes S500 (4 seats) not less than 2,800 rubles per hour;
Chevrolet Express Platinum
(8 seats) not less than 3,400 rubles per hour;
Toyota Land Cruiser 200 (4 seats) not less than 3,800 rubles per hour.
Without driver:
Mitsubishi Lancer (4 seats) not less than 2,500 rubles per day;
Toyota Camry (4 seats) not less than 4,000 rubles per day;
Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (4 seats) not less than 5,000 rubles per day;
Toyota Land Cruiser 200 (5 seats) not less than 15,000 rubles per day.

Helicopter rental

Rent of MI-2 helicopter with pilot for 5 passengers: max price is 52,500 rubles per 1 flight hour.

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