tailored tours, travel consulting, corporate events and themed expeditions
Our motto is flexibility and our goal is to deliver unique travel experiences across and beyond the former USSR. All our scheduled itineraries are also available as tailored and individual tours. If you are travelling with friends and there are five or more of you, you can set your own dates and we will organise a tour just for you without charging any additional fee. If you are travelling solo or with less than four companions we can still organise a tailored tour according to your time preferences but an additional fee will be charged. If you don't like to travel in a group and/or you are looking for an adventure to a particular destination we currently do not offer within our set of itineraries, then just drop us a message and we will create an exclusive bespoke route individually designed to meet your specific demands and satisfy your travel expectations. Our wide portfolio of non-standard destinations includes obscure places such as Northern Baluchistan in Pakistan, the Hadhramaut region in Eastern Yemen, Arab Khuzestan in Southwestern Iran and the mysterious Chechen Island in Dagestan as well as rebellious regions and separatist countries such as Kurdish Rojava in Syria, the Donbass People's Republics in Ukraine, the POLISARIO-controlled areas of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, and Darfur in Sudan. We also regularly organise themed tours, academic expeditions and corporate events in various countries and regions of the former Soviet Union. Please see below for a list of ideas.
Photography tours and photojournalism workshops
We regularly offer tailored photography tours and workshops for professionals and amateurs. You'll get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the former USSR with an internationally acclaimed photographer. Our photography itineraries are customizable and are especially designed to take in consideration each client's preferences. Tell us whether you are more interested in landscape, architecture, street or portrait photography, give us an idea of the region you'd like to capture with your camera and we'll suggest you a couple of exciting itineraries that will surely satisfy your photographic desires. Please contact us to learn more.
Corporate entertainments and staff outings
Are you looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination for a company event or a team outing? Thanks to an extensive networks of local promoters and unique venues we are able to satisfy the most unusual wishes for business meetings, staff trips and corporate entertainments. Our vast and diverse range of dedicated locations includes eerie Soviet military bases, remote mountain villages, kitschy wedding palaces, abandoned factories, legendary cosmodromes, fancy spas, sailing vessels and exclusive resorts. Please contact us to learn more.
Horseback adventures and saddle tours
Horse culture is big in some areas of the former USSR and we are happy to organise saddle tours for all the cowgirls and cowboys out there. Our horseback adventures are tailor-made and are especially designed to take in consideration each client's preferences. Tell us where and when you want to ride and we'll realize your wild dreams. Caucasus, Siberia and Central Asia are particularly suitable for horseback journeys: romantic open landscapes, nomadic traditions and strong but gentle thoroughbreds are waiting for you. Please contact us to learn more.
Gastronomic discoveries and wine tasting
God bless food! The former USSR has a much richer cuisine than you might expect. From Ukrainian borsch (beetroot soup) to Georgian khinkali (large dumplings filled with meat and vegetables); from Uzbek plov (a hearty dish of rice, carrots, onions and lamb) to Abkhaz mamaliga (a polenta-like dish accompanied by salty cheese); from ancient traditional recipes in Chechnya to the newest haute cuisine trends in Moscow and Petersburg, you'll be amazed by the diversity of staples and specialities awaiting you in the former USSR. Wine lovers won't be disappointed as the vineyards in Georgia and Moldova produce word-famous first-class sorts, whereas if you like stronger stuff, well you already know what Russia is stereotypically famous for. We regularly offer tailored eno-gastronomic tours that will definitely satisfy palates and stomachs alike with mouthwatering delicacies and hearty country food. Drop us a message and give us some indications about your culinary dreams and we'll design a unique tour for you and your taste buds. Please contact us to learn more.
Academic expeditions and educational trips
Are you majoring in international relations and would like to write something about frozen conflicts in the former USSR or the political implications of water scarcity in Central Asia? Are you studying architecture and you'd like to observe and photograph marvellous examples of Soviet modernism, brutalism and constructivism? Are you a linguist researching indigenous ugro-finnic, turkic or nakh languages in the former USSR? Well, you have just found your new favourite tour operator! We routinely cater to academic institutions and university students brave and clever enough to do some research on the ground. Please contact us to learn more.
Pioneering new frontiers
We also regularly organise tailored tours and provide travel assistance for destinations not included in our scheduled itineraries:
Northeast Asia (Mongolia, North Korea, China), Russian Far East and Russian North (Karelia, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Northern Islands, Shantar Islands, Kuril Islands, Commander Islands, Wrangel Island, Norilsk, Dudinka) Undiscovered Caucasus (Tusheti, Caspian Sea Islets, Northern Azerbaijan) Central and South Asia (Southern Afghanistan, Waziristan, Northern Baluchistan, Northeastern India, Kashmir, Xinjiang, Tibet, Western Mongolia, Iran) Middle-East (Palestine, Eastern Turkey, Yemen, Khuzestan, Saudi Arabia, Rojava) Africa (Algeria, DRC, ROC, Darfur, SADR, Burundi, Niger, Chad, Comoros, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Benin, Mauritania, Sao Tome, Djibouti) Americas (Venezuela, Haiti, Suriname, the Guianas, El Salvador, Honduras) Oceania (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu, Tokelau, Niue).
For itinerary suggestions, more info about the regions or any travel-related inquiry do drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org or just fill out the following form.