PHOTO TOUR TO KALMYKIA

The fauna of the southern steppes of Russia

JUNe 27th - JUly 5th 2021
Kalmykia...this region is not very known but very rich in fauna. Despite the stereotype that exist about Russia this is a very hot and dry region of steppes, deserts ans salted lakes.
The Saiga antelope, the phrynocephalus lizard, and many other species of animals and birds can be observed in they natural habitat in this unique region.

The itinerary:
1
Day 1
Arrival to Kalmykia
Arrival and welcome at the airport by your photography guide. Transfer to Kalmykia. Settling at the hotel.
Meals: Dinner
2
Day 2
Transfer to the nature reserve
Transfer to tha lake part of the reserve. Birds observation. Night in a B&B in the village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3
Day 3
At the lake
Birds observation.
Night in a B&B in the village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4
Day 4
Wild horses
Wild horses observation in a small island of the lake Manitch.
Night in a B&B in the village.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5
Day 5
Saiga antelopes observation
Transfer to the "steppes" part of the reserve. Saiga observation from the hides. Night in the house of the reserve (in a dorm).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6
Day 6
Saiga observation from the hides.
Night in the house of the reserve (in a dorm).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7
Day 7
Saiga observation from the hides.
Night in the house of the reserve (in a dorm).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8
Day 8
Saiga observation from the hides.
Night in the house of the reserve (in a dorm).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
9
Day 9
Lizards observation
Transfer to the dunes where we will find asiatic lizards (phrynocephalus), the typical inhabitant of this region sand areas.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10
Day 10
Spare day
Spare day. We will continue to observe the lizards or we will go to to take pictures of the lotos, according to the weather conditions. Transfer to Elista city. Night at the hotel..
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
11
Day 11
Departure
Transfer to airport. Departure for Moscow.
Meals: Breakfast
Please note: The program may be modified to take into account the quality of the ice, weather conditions, the group's abilities, or any other safety concerns.
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*From 3 participants (6 max)


  • All transfers in the program
  • The services of english speaking photography guide for the whole trip
  • Hotel and B&B rooms (double or twin) and the dorms in the reserve
  • 4X4 vehicle for the whole trip
  • Meals mentioned in the program
  • Entrance fees to natural sites or parks
  • Airline tickets
  • Cancellation and medical insurance
  • Meals not listed in the program
  • Alcoholic beverages during meals
  • Expenses incurred during optional activities and personal expenses
  • A single room supplement
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