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Hiking In The Urals

This tour is appealing to those who have a keen interest on geology and natural history.

Have you ever tried to route down a swift twisting stream, tacking and jumping on rapids? If you want to have an extreme weekend, rafting tour will suit you best. Rafting tour is a special offer for those who love outdoors activity and extreme.

You will visit a picturesque natural monument within the precincts of Ekaterinburg city, called Kamennie Palatki. Kamennie Palatki is a skerry located amidst a piny wood.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 4 days

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We’ll hit for the environs of Shartash village and stay at the horse sport club, where professional instructors will choose the right horse for a rider of every level and teach him the basic rules. Then follows 2-hours riding enjoying the Ural’s nature. After all these marvels it’ll be hard for you to leave. You will have drinks and snacks on the open air. (transport, horse riding, guiding, experienced instructors are included, 4 hours, meals for pi)


You will go to one of the beautiful Natural Parks of the Ural Region “Oleniy Ruchi” (Deer Streams). This National Park is the best place for ecotourism. You meet guide in hotel lobby. You will hear short story about Ural region on the way to “Deer Streams". After you have excursion round Bazhukovo village (Karstov Bridge Rock, climbing on the Rock top with a ladder inside a cave). Your have 1 hour for registration for rafting and lunch. You will have 4 memorable hours of rafting down Serga River and 3 hours of excursion to the cave “Friendship”. (12 hours, guiding, transport, meals,)


Granite blocks form the skerry and resemble moulds placed one upon another. The highest one is 12 meters. Kamennie Palatki is a revolutionary monument also. Secret Bolshevik meetings took place here in 1905—1917. You will be able to view the city from the highest point of the skerry and then walk through the pine forest to Shartash Lake. It is 1 mln y.o lake. Type-sites and ancient hieratic constructions – dolmens were found there. Nowadays, there is a city beach on the banks of the lake. (guiding, transport, 3 hours)


You will travel to a beautiful quiet place not far from Chelyabinsk (Ural city), the Ilmen Mountains. The Ilmens are 2300 million years old. 200 years ago first researches began there. The Ilmens became a real Mecca for scientists and mineral enthusiasts worldwide due to mineral riches. You will visit unique Natural Science Museum of the Ilmensky Reserve. A picnic on the lakeside will be a good close of the tour. (guiding, transport, 8 hours, meals)

What's included

  • Tours and Excursions
  • Transfer From and To Airport


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Iset hotel, Ekaterinburg
Built in 1929-1936 Iset hotel still reminds about the Soviet Epoch of Ekaterinburg not only because back in those days it was part of secret KGB commune-town, but also owing to it sickle-shaped architecture. Iset hotel is a meaningful symbol of Ekaterinburg and its location in the very center of Eka... Show more

* Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.


Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

1/7th of the World : Yekaterinburg
Yekaterinburg is a beautiful and well developed city with many fabulous historical buildings in classicism style, with one of the world's biggest collection of constructivist architecture buildings and with several modern high-techs skyscrapers. It is situated in the central part of Russia, on the eastern slopes of the amazing Ural mountains and almost on the border between Europe and Asia. Yekaterinburg was founded in 1723 and named i... Read more
Yekaterinburg : Bazhukovo village
Bazhukovo - the village of Nizhneserginsky district of the Sverdlovsk region of Russia, is a part of the municipal formation "Nizhneserginsky urban settlement". Read more
Yekaterinburg : Cave Friendship
Cave "Friendship" - one of the largest caves in the Sverdlovsk region. It has been purposefully visited since the 19th century. The total length of the passages is 500 meters. The cave is multi-tiered and complex in form. If you go far, but you can hear the sound of an underground stream. It is believed that "Friendship" is better to inspect in winter or early spring, when the cave appears in all splendor. Thanks to the ice decoration, the vaults... Read more
Yekaterinburg : Ilmen Mountains
Ilmen Mountains - a group of mountain ranges in the southern Urals, in the Chelyabinsk region, near the town of Miass. The highest point of the mountain - Mount Ilmentau, the height of its 753 meters, the next highest mountain has a height Ishkulov 660 meters.Ilmen mountains are very picturesque - they are covered with forests of pine, larch, birch, they are a lot of meadows, marshes. With Zaporozhye mountains to the east it borders the forest an... Read more
Yekaterinburg : Kamennie Palatki
Stone tents are granite rocks, which are located in the Shartash park. Read more
A picturesque river, cliffs, deepest cave of Sverdlovkaya Oblsat region, beautiful forest. A very popular place to go among Russians both in summer and winter. Several different routes to choose from, depending on difficulty. Read more
Yekaterinburg : Shartash village
Shartash village (1 deanery) Yekaterinburg county is located on the shore of the lake of the same name at 5 ½ versts to the northeast of Yekaterinburg. Left to ½ verst from the village, a tall grove is caught in the eye, in which the Trinity Old Believers' Chapel is sheltered, and the so-called "Devil's Castle" or "Shartash Stone Tent" rises to the right, hiding behind the forest. These tents consist of various and grandiose awards ... Read more
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