What makes travellers pick a tour to Siberia?

What makes travellers pick a tour to Siberia?

Russia & More

By the common opinion, Siberia is considered to be a stark snowy edge, icy desert, where no one lives, and only angry bears are waiting for a lost reckless traveler.

Here, we’re going to try to refute this myth created by Hollywood.

First, there is some statistics: Siberia is a land sprawled on over 10 millions square kilometers. It stretches from the Ural Mountains to the Pacific Ocean! Siberia has become a part of Russia centuries 16-17. Now, more than 19 million people live on this huge territory. Geographical structure makes us divide Siberia into two parts: Western and Eastern Siberia.

This region is associated with mighty health, crackling frosts, impenetrable northern forests, called taiga, fabulously beautiful nature, oil, coal, and gas. It is not surprising, that such a vast space is sure to contain interesting places.

Ancient Altai

If you want to see pure untouched nature, visit Altai Mountains. They are one of the most beautiful places on the Earth! The majestic rivers Ob, Irtysh, Yenisei, are born here. Thousands of mountain lakes with sky-blue water can also be found in this area. People have been living in Altai for hundreds of years. They erected live mounds of stone, left us ancient letters, different statues of stone.

You can see one of the oldest monuments of the rock art on the legendary Ukok plateau, on the Bugymuiz pass. It is called the Bertekskaya Pisanitsa. The rock of Kyzyl-Tas is dotted with images of hunters and animals, created in immemorial times – in 8-6 centuries BC. Fans of extreme sports can combine a tour to Ukok with rafting on the Mountain Rivers, rock climbing and spector-tourism.

The highest mounting on Altai – Belukha – is 4506 meters high. Famous local resorts Belokurikha and Teletskoye Lake, belong to the objects of national heritage. Healing waters of Belokurikha are well-known in Russia country for their wonderful properties.

These lands are fanned with myths, and local cultures will share mysterious legends with you. One of them is about a White Lady. She is considered to be a progenitor of all Altai people. About 25 years ago a woman’s mummy was found in Pazyryk burial mounds. The local shamans declared that she was someone like progenitrix Eva for the people inhabiting the Altai region in ancient times.

One more Riddle

Tunguska meteorite is a famous enigma that humanity can’t solve for more than 100 years. On June 30, 1908, it flew over the territory of Eastern Siberia and fell, damaging it for many kilometers around. Scientists from many countries have collected a lot of facts about this phenomenon and put several hypotheses forward, but nobody knows for certain what happened in real.

Tomsk and its wooden architecture

People always built wooden houses on harsh Siberian expanses. One of the cities, where you can see many wonderful houses decorated with wooden lace, is Tomsk. It was founded in 1604, and houses built 300-400 years ago still can be seen in the historical part of the city. There are around 1,800 of them, each having its own unique style and interesting constructing solutions. These masterpieces of wooden architecture attract human’s eye with their rich decoration.

Fortress on Tere-Khol Lake

There is a wonderful lake with crystal clear water in the protected zone of Ubsunur basin. It is called Tere-Khol and is known by its fortress built in the 18th century. Nobody knows who built it and what was the purpose for constructing it there. Siberia is rich with many riddles of this type. Unravelling them is the task for people who are fond of history and want to know it deeper.

One article is surely not enough to tell about everything that you can see on 10 million square kilometers!

Lake Baikal and Reserve “Stolby”, pine bands and Museum-Reserve “Tomskaya Pisanitsa”, Olkhon Island and Warm Strait Maloe More, the Baikal National Parks in Siberia, the Baikal-Lena State, the Barguzinsky Nature Reserves, the Biryusin, and the Museum of caves - all these Siberian places are worth to be seen.

What makes travellers pick a tour to Siberia?
1 4
Travel to the Russian Far East and Kamchatka DMC in Russia: thorough organization of business trips
Olta service

I have read the Policy of personal data protection of "Olta travel" LLC, accept the conditions and give my consent to the processing of my personal data, namely: the treatment (including collection, systematization, accumulation, storage, clarification (updating, changing) usage, depersonalization, blocking, destruction of personal data), general description of which is given in the Federal law of the Russian Federation of 27.07.2006 № 152-FL and the law of the European Union (European Union Data Protection Framework Directives and The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in accordance with the ЕС 2016/679).


This Policy of personal data processing (hereinafter - the Policy) applies to all data that "OLTA Travel" Co. Ltd (hereinafter – Olta Travel) receives from the visitors of website http://www.oltatravel.com (hereinafter "the Website") and explains how it is processing, stored and how the confidentiality is ensured.

1. Processing and use of personal data.

1.1. In this Policy, personal information means any information left by users on the Website of Olta Travel, including Name, Surname, company, email address and other contact information, left in the message.

1.2. The person who left personal data on the Website of Olta Travel, consents to their use, namely:

1.2.1. The inclusion of the email address, name, surname, company name or any other contact information left in the message in the contact database of Olta Travel. The database is hosted in a secure cloud-based customer relationship management service Bitrix 24, as well as on a secure service for newsletters – Unisender.

1.2.2. Receiving email newsletters with news, promotions, special offers and other useful materials, but no more than twice a week. The visitor of the Website at any time has the right to unsubscribe from the mailing list of Olta Travel, by clicking on the unsubscribe link located at the bottom of each letter.

1.2.3. Direct communication with the manager of Olta travel on the treatment of the user.

1.2.4. The use of contact information to show relevant advertisements to users in social networks and the Internet.

1.2.5. For other purposes performed with the individual consent of the user.

2. The collection, storage and protection of personal data.

2.1. All personal data collected on the Website is processed, stored and secured in strict accordance with the provisions of the legislation of the Russian Federation (Federal law of the Russian Federation of 27 July 2006 № 152-FL "On personal data") and the European Union (The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679).

2.2. Olta Travel is taking the necessary legal, organizational and technical measures to protect personal information from unlawful or accidental access, copying, distribution of personal information, as well as other unlawful actions in relation to personal data of users, which include:

•     secure transfer and storage of personal data on secure servers;

•     automated processing of personal data;

•     identification of possible threats to the security of personal data;

•     limiting the number of persons having access to personal data;

•     application of measures of internal regulation of the procedure of working with personal data (internal regulations for employees of Olta Travel);

•     improving methods of collection, storage and processing of data.

2.3. All data received on the Website of Olta Travel are transmitted via a secure https Protocol and stored on servers in secure, cloud-based customer relationship management service Bitrix 24, as well as in safe service for creating email newsletters Unisender.

3. User rights and obligations of Olta Travel.

3.1. Upon the request from the user Olta Travel should:

•        confirm the fact and methods of storage and processing of personal data of users;

•        inform about the method of obtaining personal data of the user;

•        explain the legal bases, objectives and timing of the processing of personal data;

•        in case of personal data leakage, inform the user about it;

•        make changes or delete users ' personal data from the database to stop storing and processing it;

•        warn about the expected cross-border transfer of personal data.

3.2. The user has the right to request the deletion of his personal data by sending an e-mail to [email protected] as well as the exclusion from the email-mailing by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" button located in the body of each letter.

4. Conditions of termination of processing and storage of personal data:

•       company liquidation;

•       a written request for withdrawal of consent or exclusion from the database;

•       at the request of the user, if the data were obtained illegally.

5. Olta Travel is not responsible for information posted by a visitor on the third party websites, links to which can be posted on the Website of Olta Travel.

6. More information about the collection, storage and processing of personal data by Olta Travel, the user may get by sending an email to [email protected]