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"Chisty Les" Research Station

You have a unique opportunity to visit the “Chisty Les” research station which is independent department of Central-Forest reserve. V.S. Pazhetnov, the founder of the station and outstanding Russian ecologist devoted the whole his live to investigation of brown bear species. You will get to know many interesting facts about brown bears and wolves. You will research plant species and associations, birds and animals that is indicative for South taiga climatic zone. What for has the nature created peat bogs and how is our live related to them? Come and discover!

Our guides Эко-отель4

Photogallery of tour:

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The footteps
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Nest of hazel grouse (Tetrastes bonasia)
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1 Day

06:32 - Arrival to Staraya Toropa railway station, transfer to biostation;
8.00 - accommoration in a guest house;
10.00 -breakfast;
11.00 - ecological trail around biostation;
14.00 - lunch;
16.00 - lection about bear with unique films demonstartions;
19.30 - dinner;
Sauna can be organized on request;
23.00 - stars sky excursion (extra fee if the sky is clean).

2 Day

10:00- Breakfast;
11:00 - Zoological excursion;
14:00 - Lunch;
16:00 - Lection and filmings about wolves;
19:00 - Dinner. Transfer to Staraya Toropa;
21:19 -Departure to Moscow by the train Velikie-Luki - Moscow.


Number of PAX 4
Price per person
11 100 9 700
accommodation, FB, Russian-speaking guide, excursions, recreation fee, transfers: station Staraya Toropa - reserve - station Staraya Toropa.
One way train ticket Moscow - Staraya Toropa (and return) , English-speaking guide / interpreter, optional excursions.



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