Astrakhan Reserve invites tourists to take an amazing multi-day trip to several natural areas of the Astrakhan Region, with visits to its nature reserves and familiarization with their natural features and inhabitants. It is a unique opportunity to learn more about the nature of the region.
WHAT WILL BE SEEN?
Participants will tour the Volga delta and see where it flows into the Caspian Sea, visit the region’s highest point – the “singing” Big Bogdo Mountain (also known as the “growing” mountain), see miniature “desert dragons” – big-eared round-headed creatures as ancient as mammoths — sturgeons and saiga antelopes.
WHY ASTRAKHAN RESERVE?
The Astrakhan Region is one of amazing contrasts — where the green Volga River oasis is surrounded by actual desert; where fresh and brackish ilmeni lakes alternate with Baer hills in a mosaic pattern – all in the only place in Russia to have such relief forms. An Astrakhan Reserve guide accompanies each group throughout the tour, providing informative facts and insights.
WHAT ELSE IS INCLUDED?
The ecological tour itinerary includes visits to several specially protected areas of the Astrakhan Region which preserve unique natural landscapes: (1) Astrakhan Biosphere Reserve, (2) Western sub steppe lakes, (3) Stepnoy Reserve, (4) Bogdinsko-Bakskunchaksky Reserve.