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12 Jun 2017

Belovezhskaya Pushcha to offer new ecotour

Belovezhskaya Pushcha to offer new ecotourBREST, 12 June (BelTA) – Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park has developed a new ecotour Photo Safari, BelTA learned from Oksana Bogaleisha, the head of the tourism department of the national park.

The route runs along the southern boundary of the park, across forest patches interspersed with meadows, wetlands, and flood lands. The area features locations used traditionally for research and breeding of hoofed animals. Photo Safari will provide a unique opportunity to see wild animals in their natural surroundings and take pictures of herds of red deer, roe deer, or fallow deer and make selfies with the animals in the background.

The tourists will travel in a 16-seat carriage drawn by a 26hp mini tractor Belarus. The tractor complies with the Euro 3A emission standards and boasts high capacity.

The tour is designed to run for 2-2.5 hours and is operated with a guide. The idea of the tour was put forward by tourists. “People come to Belovezhskaya Pushcha to enjoy the nature. For many, to see animals in enclosure and visit the museum is not enough. Therefore, after the general sightseeing tour, we will invite tourists to get on the tractor-drawn carriage and join the Photo Safari tour. The route is designed in such a way as to ensure that the tourists see wild animals in their natural environment. We believe that the tour will be popular with our visitors,” Oksana Bogaleisha said.

The ecotour will debut in the coming days. For some time, such tours will be organized by prior request. It is expected that in the future, the park will have a fixed schedule of such tours.

To celebrate the opening of the new route, the national park is throwing a contest to give away free tickets to two lucky subscribers of the official group of Belovezhskaya Pushcha in VKontakte. The tickets will be drawn at the tourism office of the national park on 26 June.

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