Kamchatka is one of the most beautiful and unique places not only in Russia, but on whole our planet. The peninsula fascinates with its wild nature preserved in an original form. Kamchatka is stunning landscapes, gushing geysers, majestic volcanoes and glaciers, thermal and mineral springs. Some unique protected natural areas united under the tittle Volcanoes of Kamchatka and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Kamchatka is known all over the world as the “land of volcanoes” – there are about 300 of them in the territory of the peninsula. Volcanoes have different status- active and extinct ones.
One of the most interesting tour of Kamchatka is a trip to Tolbachinsky volcanic massif, which is located in the south-western part of Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes. The large massif is formed by two stratovolcanoes, which merged by bases and have the characteristic structure and an independent centers of eruptions. Ostry Tolbachik is extinct volcano, and Plosky Tolbachik is active one.
Lake Baikal is one of the most surprising natural treasures on our planet. It is known all over the world as the deepest and clearest lake. In additional, Baikal is the oldest lake in the world – it is more than 25 million years old.
Baikal is the planet’s largest freshwater reserve. This lake is beautiful at any season. In summer it is adorned with the picturesque shores – high mountains, steppes, marshes, meadows and tundra with rich flora and fauna. Along the coast are natural parks and nature reserves. In winter Baikal turns into the magic ice kingdom and world’s largest ice rink. Despite the depth of ice, it is so transparent, that the walking on the lake leaves a lasting impression.
During the visit Baikal you are expected:
- amazing natural beauty of Siberia
- architectural and ethnographic museums, where you’ll learn about the history and culture of Pribaikalye nations
- travel through the Siberian taiga
- exciting hiking routes
and many other interesting.
To see interesting natural places in Russia, it is not necessary to go on a long journey. For example, you can visit the tourist complex Ruskeala, which is located about 300 km from St. Petersburg. It is the amazing natural area of the Northern Ladoga region.
You’ll be able to admire the fascinating beauty of Karelian nature in Ruskeala Mountain Park, where the picturesque rocks of the Marble Quarry are reflected in the turquoise smooth surface of the purest lakes! This amazing natural park is an object of cultural heritage of Russia.
The park is equipped with walking trails and comfortable viewing platforms. It is open seven days a week in all seasons. Here you are expected:
- interesting sightseeing routes
- spectacular natural beauty
- various outdoor activities
- cozy cafes with authentic Karelian cuisine and delicious pastries
- unique handmade souvenirs made of local marble.
Most people connect the word “desert” with something negative. A desert is in one way or another – extreme, survival, but in no way a place to relax. However, as regards the Chara Sands, this is not entirely true.
The most northern desert in the world is located in the Trans-Baikal Territory, in the Kalar District, surrounded by snow covered mountains.