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Adventure tour: caving and off roading in a Russian military van

Adventure tour: caving and off roading in a Russian military van
Outdoor Activities > 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours > Adventure Tour
$82
Duration: 10 hours
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Description

The Adventure tour is perfect for those people who have already enjoyed Moscow and want to see more!

During the first part, we will wander along in the ramified network of underground cave with 15 km of tunnels, a lot of chambers and narrow paths. Did you hear that Moscow is called "white-stoned"? All of these monuments were made of limestone mined at these caves! It is even more adventurous than visiting famous Paris catacombs, but there will be no crowds of people and millions of cameras!

Then you will enjoy a campfire and a barbecue party with a craft Russian beer and delicious meat as a break.

Finally, we will drive our off road minivan UAZ 452! Initially, this vehicle was designed in 1950s as a support vehicle for military forces. Now it‘s still being produced, just as it was sixty years ago… And it looks almost like it did in 1965! Be ready for knee-deep mud, close-standing trees and meter-deep rivers! This experience is unusual even for Russians.

For many people, visiting Russia is a real adventure! However, you will quickly understand that Moscow is a very "European" city. The Adventure tour is perfect for those people who want to see more than the bustling capital!

Schedule:

9 a.m.: We will pick you up at Domodedovskaya metro station to avoid traffic jams

9.30 a.m: We will get to the Cave, change our clothes and check our equipment (headlamps, caving helmets, etc… we will give you everything)

10 a.m.-1 p.m.: visiting a network of underground caves. Depending on your adventurism, you can either wander in some easily accessible beautiful quarries or search the road back from remote parts of the most challenging kilometers-long underground network.

1-3 p.m.: driving to the next site. Making a campfire and a barbecue party with a craft Russian beer and delicious meat as a break.

3-6 p.m.: off-road driving (and even self-driving) UAZ 452 van. As a culmination, we will cross 30-m width river!

About underground caves

During the Adventure tour you will visit an easily accessible system of artificial caves formed as a result of limestone mining. Did you hear that Moscow is called "white-stoned"? All of these buildings and monuments were made of limestone mined at numerous underground caves! We will visit the largest artificial cave in Moscow region, it has more than 15 km of tunnels with a lot of chambers, narrow paths and large halls.

The place is very popular among some Russians. Moreover, there is a subculture of people who visit such caves each weekend and even make a real dwelling from the cavern chambers. They bring furniture, install lighting and even whitewash walls! One of our travelers said that the system is "much cooler than Paris catacombs but with no securities, crowds of people, and cameras everywhere".

Offroading

For Northern and Siberian part of Russia, off-roading is just a part of their everyday routine or everyday survival (depending on the season). But you will hardly experience the challenges of everyday life staying in a Moscow hotel... except you will have the Adventure tour!

Our «CrazyBu» van is an original and authentic UAZ-452 van, built in 2010. Initially, this vehicle was designed in 1950s as a support vehicle for military forces. Now it‘s still being produced, just as it was sixty years ago… And, surprisingly, it looks almost like it did in 1965! Our Russian military van was designed to survive in Russian countryside. It is a Land Cruiser 40 at the back of its mind – sturdy axles, a heavy frame, stout under drive and robustness in every way. Do you really need to build highways if you produce such vans?

The Adventure tour is perfect for those people who have already enjoyed Moscow and want to see more!

During the first part, we will wander along in the ramified network of underground cave with 15 km of tunnels, a lot of chambers and narrow paths. Did you hear that Moscow is called "white-stoned"? All of these monuments were made of limestone mined at these caves! It is even more adventurous than visiting famous Paris catacombs, but there will be no crowds of people and millions of cameras!

Then you will enjoy a campfire and a barbecue party with a craft Russian beer and delicious meat as a break.

Finally, we will drive our off road minivan UAZ 452! Initially, this vehicle was designed in 1950s as a support vehicle for military forces. Now it‘s still being produced, just as it was sixty years ago… And it looks almost like it did in 1965! Be ready for knee-deep mud, close-standing trees and meter-deep rivers! This experience is unusual even for Russians.