Days of tour:4
Participants:2 — 12
Tour "Tulip Mystery". We invite all nature enthusiasts and admirers of ancient traditions to Kalmykia! A trip to Kalmykia is a great way to touch the pristine beauty and take wonderful photos! The tour is designed for those, who love nature and photographing. During our tour you will:
Meeting the guide in Elista.
In a comfortable minibus, you will go to see Elista. Explore and visit the huge Buddhist datsan "Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni", city sights and objects of the Chess Olympiad.
Temple "Golden Abode of Buddha Shakyamuni" is the main attraction of Elista. It is a grandiose building for prayers, rituals, and festive Buddhist worship. Along the perimeter, the temple is surrounded by a fence with alternating snow-white stupas. There are 108 stupas around the datsan. The temple fence has four entrances located on the four cardinal points. The architectural plan of the monastery forms a mandala. We will certainly go inside and, if we are lucky, we will sit and listen to the worship for a while.
Transfer to the village Divnoe and accommodation at the hotel.
Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Natural reserve "Black Lands". Departure to the ornithological site in the natural reserve "Chernye Zemli". This is one of the youngest natural reserves in Russia, created to protect and replenish the population of rare representatives of flora and fauna, the saiga and the unique tulip in particular. Observation of the mass nesting of bird colonies on the islands (pink pelicans, dalmatian pelicans, gulls, spoonbills, cormorants).
Transfer to the tulip fields. Lunch in nature. Tulip fields.
Walking through fields with colorful tulips. Photoshoot.
Return to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Meeting the sunrise with blooming irises on the shore of the lake (optional).
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to the village Adyk.
National lunch visiting a local. Acquaintance with the traditional customs of Kalmykia.
The sunset on a huge sand dune in the steppe.
Dinner. Overnight at the guest house.
Breakfast at the hotel.
The source with "burning water". It will be possible to set water on fire and extinguish the fire with the same water. A fantastic sight.
Transfer to Elista. End of the program.
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Tour Days: 8