Frequently asked questions
We reccomend to book tour not later than 2 months before departure date, esspesially in a summer time, because of during high season it will be hard to find free places at hotels, the best guides or transport.
What to avoid adoing:
1. Communicating with Russians avoid talking about politics - otherwise you will be involved in non-stop political discussion.
2. Avoid walking alone at night through parks and in outer city streets.
3. Damage nature. Please, remember the nature is the main treasure of Siberia. If the travelling is supposed to be in a a recreational zone such as Baikal area, Krasnoyarsk Stolby, Lena Pillars or other, a tourist is obliged to observe the rules of stay in the area, characterized by the presence of the mountains and the water. In the Baikal area, there are many cliffs, tall mountains. The tourist should follow safety rules caution to avoid falling off a cliff. We strongly recommend care when climbing a mountain and swimming. Fires are prohibited!!! Drink only reliable safe water and drinks (boiled water, drinking water and drinks only in the original packaging).
-Many people in the tourist trades speak some English but most people don't
-Almost all signs are in Russian only
The electrical current in Russia is 220V AC. The European standard 2-prong plug is used (type F).
You should pay in Rubles in the territory of Russia. All prices are generally quoted in Russian rubles. You may exchange currency at banks only. Credit cards are accepted in most places that work with foreign tourists. Visa and MasterCard are widely used. Remember to change your rubles before you leave Russia. Most exchange office outside Russia will not change rubles.
Siberia is a safe place to travel. But don’t forget that there a lot of places in Siberia with almost no signs of civilization, so our guides and drivers will take care of your comfortable and safe travelling.
But this is the unique travel experience – you will forget modern fast life for a while and enjoy pleasant and peaceful silence of great Siberian nature.
Many of the travelers say, that people in Siberia are more welcoming and kind comparing with European part of Russia.
In big and small cities there is no problem to pay by credit card at hotels, malls, cafes and so on. There are many ATM working 24 hours. But in remote Siberian areas, often it's possible to pay only by cash.
There are many places in Siberia with no available cellular coverage at all. In big cities operators as Beeline, MTS, Megafon and Tele2 work all right. Before buying Russian sim-cards, check the mobile tariff, most cases it will be roaming in Russia.
Most big hotels offer its guests Internet access for a fee. There are also quite cheap internet cafes in big cities.