Russian Nature

Tours for nature lovers and adventure seekers

Russia is the largest country in the world by the area. The territory of Russia covers about 17.1 mln sq km. About 30% of the territory of Russia is located in Europe and about 70% in Asia. Due to the vast territories and in some places remoteness from the sea, the climate of Russia is continental, characterized by all four seasons. Russian nature is diverse. The territory of Russia consists of different natural zones: arctic deserts, tundra, taiga, mixed and broadleaved forests, steppes, semi-deserts, and deserts. Russian nature is famous for its diversity in the world of plants and animals.

 

The most famous Russian animals are Amur Tiger and Polar Bear.

 

The Amur tiger is the largest tiger in the world. And the only tiger that can live in the snow. Without exaggeration, it is one of the most perfect predators among all the others. Unlike lions, which form pride (family) and live in collective hunts, Amur tiger can live alone. And therefore, he needs the highest skill for hunting.

 

The Polar Bear is the largest land predator.  The polar bear can weigh 700 kg and reach three meters in length. Due to its thick, dense wool, which covers not only his body but also the soles of his feet the bear easily tolerates the harsh Arctic climate. We love polar bears that is why you can find it in our logo. And we call him ExploBear.

 

Karelia

 

As moving from west to east with ExploRussia you can either visit one city or also enjoy Russian nature. We offer round-trips to St Petersburg and Moscow, but also multi-destination tours tailored to the needs and expectations of our clients. Visit St Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital, and then go rafting in Karelia.

 

Real Karelia is wild pine forests and clear lakes. Experience white nights and fishing, blueberries and a full basket of porcini (we call the white mushrooms in Russia). And of course Russian banya – and on the table, there is already smoked fish, boiled potato, cranberry juice, Russian vodka…

 

In winter you can take snowmobiles or enjoy dog sleds. Lots of snow, lots of silence. Sunny days are very rare here in winter like compensation for the white nights. But ice-hole fishing is amazing here!

 

Siberia

 

How big is Siberia? Siberia covers the territory from the Ural Mountains to the Far East, from the Arctic Ocean to the steppes of Central Asia. Currently, one can find pristine Russian nature, pine forests, Altai mountains nature reserve, deep rivers in Siberia which covers ¾ of the territory of Russia.

 

Taiga and bears, sables and snow, wilderness and oil – these popular images of “Russian life” directly belong to Siberia. Siberian means powerful and high-quality, like Siberian health and Siberian frost. There are great deep rivers Yenisei, Angara, Lena, Irtysh, and Ob. And above all the sacred Lake Baikal, which is rightly called the sea sometimes.

 

Travel with ExploRussia to explore Lake Baikal, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of the earth’s most impressive Russian nature wonders. This is the oldest and the deepest freshwater lake in the world. Lake Baikal with its stunning landscapes and the diversity of flora and fauna simply delights travelers from around the globe. Go with ExploRussia for a multi-day tour to Baikal and have a holiday of a lifetime!

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