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

Moscow
| 10 hours

Overview

At a glance
Category: Outdoor Fun
Duration: 10 hours
Description

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?

Inclusions
Lunch
Snacks
All activities
Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points
Use of helmet
Private tour
Small-group tour
Round-trip private transfer
Transport by private vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Location

Meeting point

Two options:

Domodedovskaya metro station
Bulvar Dmitriya Donskogo metro station

Hotel pick-up is available but not recommended (traffic jams)

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