Why join us
1. Niche expertise
We organize trips to one destination – Russian Altai. It is the part of the world we know and love best. We are aware of all its peculiarities – quality of roads, weather conditions, groceries’ assortment and we have a lot of acquaintances and friends here.
2. Uniquely designed trips
You will not find the same trip at any other tour company. All our tours are unique. The itineraries are the result of more than 20 years’ travel experience. Every place is many times visited, the distance and time are exactly calculated, the day is balanced in driving, walking and free time, every wrinkle is ironed out.
3. Three travel styles
All our trips unite observing nature, learning local culture and spirit of adventure. Depending what element prevails, we designed 3 travel styles: Nature & Wildlife, Ethno & Traditions and Adventure & Expeditions. All three travel-styles have one thing in common – “slow travel”. We don’t rush to see as much as possible in a limited time. We take the time that is needed to make that beautiful picture, to talk a bit longer with that interesting local, to really enjoy that local food.
4. International team
All members of our team live in Russia (Altai Republic) but we are not all born and raised in Russia. Jaap is originally from the Netherlands and moved to Russia. We all speak at least 2 languages. So the interaction with foreigners or Russians is never a problem. The languages we speak are Russian, English, Dutch and German.
5. Small groups and flexibility
Our groups never have more than 12 guests. It guarantees you more personal wildlife encounter, comfort group atmosphere and individual attention from us. This also means that we are very flexible. In case of opportunities, we can change our day schedule in consultation with the group.
6. Legitimacy and money protection
We conduct business in accordance with Russian federal law. Our company is officially registered and included in the Russian Single Federal Register of Tour operators since 2016, register number is PTO 016808. You can check it in Official Rostourism site. Your money in travel is safe with us, it is protected by our liability insurance.
7. Fixed and transparent price
There is nothing secretive or hidden in our tour price. It is fixed in the contract and includes all the costs while travelling. From the minute we meet you at the airport till we see you off you will not need spending money. Only if you want to buy nice local souvenirs or decide to do some extra excursions that are not included.
8. Safety and quality
We have high-quality camping equipment and comfortable safe cars. The cars are in good condition and pass full technical maintenance before and after every trip. We use only fresh and qualitative products for meals. A first-aid kit and a satellite phone are always with us.
9. Care of the environment
We organize our tours with conservation and the environment in mind. We spend a big part of our tours travelling through pristine areas where human presence is minimal. We are careful to take all the rubbish away with us (even not ours), not to use detergents and try to leave no trace we have been there.
10. Friendship with local people
We care for and respect the local people. Major part of accommodation where we stay for nights are owned by locals. We hire local guides for some day excursions or trekking. We try to create additional benefits to the local community by purchasing products and services, visiting small museums, buying hand-made goods and souvenirs.