For nature lovers

Machaon International offers several customised trips “Heading Towards Happiness” for European conservation specialists and nature lovers to Russia.

Why Russia?

Russia boasts the world’s largest system of strictly protected nature reserves (so called zapovedniks) listed as category la by IUCN. They preserve not only large tracts of endless taiga forests and rolling steppes, but also pristine river systems and peat bogs, crystal blue lakes, spectacular mountains and old growth forests teeming with biodiversity.

The establishment of a comprehensive network of nature reserves, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries (zakazniks) and natural monuments is a long standing and effective form of biodiversity conservation and justly the pride of Russia. Today protected areas cover 11.4% or 206.7 million hectares of the country, more than the size of Mexico. 2017 passed the 100th anniversary since the first strict nature reserve near the lake Baikal was created.

We are go in 2019

Mysterious Caucasus

Mysterious Caucasus

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  Termin: 17. - 27. July 2019 Type: Active Adventure Group: 11 people Price: 790 € [divider style="divider6"]…

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Polistovsky zapovednik, Sankt-Petersburg and Pushkin open-air museum

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Termin: 1. – 8. June 2019 Type: culture and wilderness Group: 7 people Price:  680 € [divider style="divider6"] Highlights of the…

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Why Machaon International?

We started this programme, because we love nature and love enjoying it together with people who protect and feel nature. Machaon International has supported protected areas in Russia for the last ten years and has organized over 30 study-tours for Russian specialists to various European protected areas. The idea to organize special tours for European conservation specialists and nature lovers to Russia formalized in 2017 when we had our first wilderness expedition to Kamchatka with colleagues from the Gesause National Park (Austria).

Together with our partners and friends in Russian protected areas, we are honoured to invite you – specialists from other European protected areas and true nature lovers to discover some of the Russia’s natural treasures. By joining one of our tours, you will not only explore, learn but for sure you are on the right way towards your happiness.

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