Initiated in 2012 as a provider of authentic travel experience in Russia, we have grown into becoming a leader in promoting responsible tourism in our country.
We create extraordinary trips for travelers from all the world, who are interested in getting to know Russia for what it is, through the eyes of the local, and off the beaten track destinations.
ExploRussia team helps travelers discover Russia’s historical sights, stunning nature and the modern face of our country, full of creative people and positive vibe.
We are a team of young, professional entrepreneurs who love our country, its breathtaking nature, rich culture, hospitable people and believe in Russia’s huge touristic potential.
Read ExploRussia's story: why and how we started business:
Co-founders of ExploRussia Olga, Anna and Ruslan met during university times.
All of them were born yet in USSR in different parts of huge country: Siberia, Kazakh steppe and far, far East. In university three of them joined a global youth organization AIESEC, thanks to which they traveled a lot, developed a great cultural sensitivity and gained an intense leadership and professional experience.
While traveling extensively throughout Europe and Asia guys were asked a lot about Russia by their foreign friends. But all these questions were connected with stereotypes, such as “Do bears walk on your streets?”, “How come you’re cold? You’re from Russia!”, or “Is it even possible to get a Russian visa without too much hassle?”
When Olga, Ruslan and Anna faced how little true and many stereotypes their foreign fellows know about Russia, they realized that they cannot fight politics or media who actually create the image of the country. But what they can is organize tours for travelers to show Russia as it is, through the eyes of a local. With a desire to show Russia behind the scenes to anyone who is interested in more than found on the news, ExploRussia was officially born in 2012.
Create a positive image of Russia among our guests, while they are traveling. Make it through communicating with local guides and locals; visiting must-sees and hidden paths; exploring stunning and pristine Russian nature.
Support Russian local economy, culture and environment when organizing our operations; sharing principles of Sustainable tourism.
This idea in the beginning led now to the vision of ExploRussia, which splits into 2 parts:
Now ExploRussia is a team of young entrepreneurs and professionals. We are probably the only innovative Russian tour-operator, who is showing both historical must-visit sights, and also reveals the modern side of Russia with creative vibe and positive people.
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