Looking for travel ideas that will shake off the gloom of the pandemic? How about heliskiing Russia’s remote Kuril Islands aboard the La Datcha?
For the majority of us, 2020 has been a travel bust as we follow government restrictions and avoid the masses during the global pandemic. As a faint light forms at the end of the tunnel that is Covid-19 it might be time to start planning life-changing travel opportunities and if you’re an adrenalin junkie and an avid snow bunny, we might have the first option for your future bucket list.
Pioneering heliskiing in some of the Russian Far East’s most remote locales, Elemental Adventure is offering punters the chance to explore aboard the stunning, 77-metre La Datcha, a custom-built expedition superyacht, on her 2021 season.
Owned by London-based Russian billionaire Oleg Tinkov, a passionate skier and adventurer, this long-range expedition vessel -slated as the world’s first purpose-built icebreaker superyacht – boasts six decks and two onboard helicopters. Built by Damen Yachting as part of its SeaXplorer series, the superyacht will ply the waters of the Kamchatka Peninsula, the Kuril Islands, Chukotka, Alaska, the Arctic, and Antarctica.
Chamonix-based Elemental Adventure is the heliski expert in this area, having specialised in yacht based heliskiing since 2003, with trips to Kamchatka since 2005, and the new journeys aboard the Le Datcha promise to be the company’s best yet.
The tariff of €1m includes visas, meet and greet, seven nights accommodation for up to 12, all meals, selected beverages, experienced guides, use of a three-personal submersible, and set flying hours on the ship’s helicopters.
We can’t think of a better way of exorcising the demons of 2020.
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