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Kuril Lake, Kamchatka - The Kingdom of Brown Bears

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by Jiahui Tan | Last updated on 26th Apr 2019
Kuril Lake Kamchatka

Making your way to the Russian Far East, sandwiched between the Sea of Okhotsk to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east, you will find the 1,250-kilometer long Kamchatka Peninsula. Filled with lush greenery, volcanic terrain, geysers, flowing rivers, and vastly rich flora and fauna, the peninsula is nothing short of a picturesque sight to see. However, to truly experience the full scale of Kamchatka’s natural beauty, you will need to take a trip to the magnificent Kuril Lake – a caldera and crater lake in the territory of South Kamchatka Federal reserve.


Lake Baikal Winter Photography - Discover Russia's Frozen Pearl

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by Kristina Makeeva | Last updated on 26th Apr 2019
Lake Baikal winter photography tour

“Lake Baikal Winter Photography is unique and impressive!

Lake Baikal is the deepest and the cleanest lake on Earth. When we were planning our trip, we had no idea how wonderful, majestic, and enchanting it would be. We were enraptured by its beauty, so much so that we almost didn’t sleep all 3 days we were there.”  READ MORE

Kamchatka surfing: Are you badass enough?

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by Magdaléna Mandryk | Last updated on 26th Apr 2019
Kamchatka surfing

Are you a surfer who is looking for a unique experience, surfing a break in one of the most remote regions on earth. Well, welcome to Kamchatka, more than 6500 miles from Moscow where a new generation of surfers is growing. Kamchatka surfing, catching crystal clear waves with snowy volcano peaks in a background is completely different and life-changing experience.


Travel in time with indigenous Russia

Russian Culture & Ethnography | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 20th Apr 2019
indigenous russia

Indigenous Russia refers to early tribes from the Far North, Central and Southern Siberia and the Far East, who live in the same territories and keep the same way of life and traditions over centuries. 41 so-called tribes were recognized by Russian law in the year 2000 as a “Minor Indigenous People of Russia”.  READ MORE

Kamchatka Seaside Cruise - A Marine Adventure Heaven

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by 56th Parallel | Last updated on 26th Apr 2019
kamchatka seaside

If you always wanted to experience an adventure of a lifetime, Kamchatka is the perfect destination, a land of myth and legend, of larger than life wilderness and one of the last authentic places on Earth. Surrender yourself to the Kamchatka seaside for an eye-opening journey under the shadow of volcanoes.  READ MORE

My Kamchatka Photo Trip - How I Captured a Lost World

Russia Travel Experiences | Written by Yanai Bonneh | Last updated on 26th Apr 2019
Kamchatka photo tour, Russia

“My name is Yanai Bonneh. I live in Ein HaBesor, a cooperative Israeli settlement in the Negev Desert. A few months ago I watched TV at home and saw a movie about Kamchatka on the NG channel. I was amazed from the first moment and promise myself that soon I’ll be there. The Incredible Kamchatka photo opportunities were something that I couldn’t stay away from. READ MORE

Shamanism in Russia - Ancient Rituals & Traditions

Russian Culture & Ethnography | Written by Alicja Pietrasz | Last updated on 23rd Aug 2018
shamanism in siberia

If you thought that shamanism is popular only among the African or South American tribes you were wrong. Buryats living on the western shore of Lake Baikal, are in majority shamanists, not only in theory but what’s most important in practice. Shamanism in Russia and Siberia has survived the time through their beliefs, shamans and rituals, moreover – they are currently going through resurrection on a great scale. Get to know what are their beliefs, rituals and where to meet them, when visiting Russia. READ MORE

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Our goal is to redefine travel to Russia, focusing on creating the most rewarding experiences, which help travellers unfolds the soul of this exciting destination.

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