Extreme Tourism (Russian Extreme)

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Extreme tourism or shock tourism is a niche in the tourism industry that involves traveling to dangerous places (mountains, forests, deserts, caves, canyons, etc.) or participation in hazardous activities. Extreme tourism overlaps with extreme sport. Part two major attraction, "adrenaline rush" caused by an element of risk, and differ mainly at the level of involvement and professionalism.

While traditional tourism requires significant investment in hotels, roads, etc., extreme tourism requires much less to jump-start the business. In addition to the traditional destination-based travel, exotic variety of suggested attractions, such as the elevated road at a speed of Mach 2.5 MiG, in the White Sea ice diving, or traveling across the Chernobyl zone.

In addition, extreme tourism including visiting "dangerous" places, like on the web page U.S. Travel Warning. These include goals such as Somalia, Iraq and others.

Extreme tourism is a thriving business in the countries of the former Soviet Union (Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, etc.) and in South American countries like Peru, Chile and Argentina. [Citation needed] and the rugged mountains of North Pakistan has also developed into popular tourist sites extreme.

Some of the famous tourist attractions in the world of extremes:

Chernobyl Tours - Ukraine.
Swim in the pool of Satan in Victoria Falls - Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Flyover at a speed of Mach 2.5 MiG over 70,000 ft - Russia.
Plank walk at Mt. Huashan more than 2,000 meters - China.
Road deaths Tour - Bolivia.
Bungee Jumping into Active Volcano - Chile.
Shark Infested Waters to swim in - Florida, United States.
Climbing Mont Blanc - France / Italy border.
Volcano watch - Philippines.
Volcano Helicopter Tours - Hawaii, United States.
Cliff Jumping at Bash Bish Falls - Massachusetts, USA.

Russia is testing their nerves more and more often nowadays. Extreme tourism is becoming very popular in this country. The number of magazines and websites dedicated to these activities continues to grow, and TV programs have quite a few segments to promote it. Extreme tourists Fyodor Konyukhov, Dmitri and Matvei Shparo Russia has become a symbol of courage, and skilled use their name as a brand name by type of equipment manufacturers. In other words, extreme tourism in Russia is an exotic change of activity for a profitable business.

More recently, diving has become one of the trendy variety of extreme tourism in Russia. As many as 15,000 Russian diving practice. They enjoy the underwater scenery is not only in warm seas - the Black Sea, for example, but also in the cold waters of the Arctic Ocean. Black Sea for diving practice you do not have to be rich. To do the same thing near the North Pole is quite an expensive affair. You must have at least a few thousand dollars to pay heed instructions and special equipment. By comparison, wages in many rural areas of Russia are often no more than one hundred dollars.

Windsurfing has been popular among extreme sports enthusiasts Russia since the Soviet era. This type of adventure will not cost much - windsurfing is quite forgiving in terms of cost. All you do is rent a surfboard, and slid along the Black Sea for about U.S. $ 20.

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Tourism traditional water - canoeing, catamaran and rafting trips are popular among young and older generations together Russia. Many institutions of higher education have their own water travel club. This type of tourism is often associated with "intelligence" as much done by scientists, engineers and medical doctors. Such as "romanticism of water" is quite affordable even for the representatives of low-wage professions - such as this two-week trip costs U.S. $ 200 at most. Russians often enjoy a rafting trip down the river in Siberia, Ural and Far East. More and more emerging tourist bases across the country. They usually have all the necessary equipment tourists.

Mountaineer and Speleological club also has been widespread in Russia since the Soviet era. Mountain climbing enthusiasts have plenty of places to go - from the North Caucasus to Kamchatka. Russian mountain climbers even have their own popular "Bible" - the famous Soviet songs of Vladimir Vysotski poet, a romantic who poetized of mountain climbing.

Like the cave, they are easy to find, even quite close to Moscow. Take, for example, famous Syany Pakhra River. There are caves used for the purpose of "training". Experienced speleologists, though, prefer caves in Crimea (Ukraine), there are thousands of them there. Speleogical tours Especially for children over 7 years of being held in the area.

Snowboardists mountain skier and also have many opportunities to practice their favorite activities in Russia. Recently Krasnaya Polyana in Krasnodar in southern Russia has become one of the most fashionable resort. Often the visit of Russian President Putin, who enjoys mountain skiing, coupled with the popularity of the resort. According to the president of the Russian Tourism Industry Union (RUT) Sergei Shpilko, "Karachai-Circassian resort in the republic and Kabardin-Balkar republic in southern Russia to grow intensively." In recent years, wealthy Russians have switched their preference from the ski resort in the Alps and Pyrenees to the domestic resort. There is sufficient service quality to meet European standards. Complete sets of equipment - skis, poles, clothing, helmets, ski masks, and gloves - cost up to U.S. $ 800.

Military-style recreation is one of the most exotic types of extreme tourism offered by the Russian tour agencies. It includes a technical program of military and military-historical and intended for those who want to drive tanks, fly planes or fighter, or shoot live ammunition. So far, the types of extreme events is still being tested in the tourism market.

Quite a few clubs in Moscow flight offers the opportunity to make a parachute jump is less than U.S. $ 50. The instructor demonstrated that over the past decade a growing number of younger and older women have joined the ranks of skydiving enthusiasts. Many young women also want to practice hang-gliding. Favorable conditions all out there: You can practice hang-gliding and even in Moscow. "Currently, there is a new trend among wealthy Russian and foreign air travel to the Arctic," said Sergei Shpilko.

Traveling on foot and horseback riding are becoming popular among young people, especially representatives of the middle class. Typically, walking tours through wildlife reserves where animals are not afraid of meeting people because they are rare. Expeditions of this kind involves the use of satellite communications. Travelers often prefer Altai region or in the Caucasus foothills. A week-and-half-long journey running costs U.S. $ 250, at most. A horse ride a two-week trip costs around U.S. $ 350.

"Some areas of Siberia offers quality entertainment during the winter months. Tourists can ride a snowmobile, the deer and the dog-driven carriage, or on the train," said Sergei Shpilko.

Involving extreme tourism hunting and fishing of wild animals cost much less in Russia than in other countries. "Compared to South America, Southeast Asia and Africa, Russia has several advantages - a trip here is less dangerous and tourism infrastructure is developing very fast," commented president of the AGM. "In many areas the new airport is being built. Almost every member of the constituents of the Russian Federation, of the city of Sochi on the Black Sea to the island of Sakhalin in the Far East, has three-four star hotel." Therefore, Mr Shpilko continued, tourism opportunities in Russia "has gradually become quite popular in the tourist market" - a good thing to do Europe and Russia together went fishing and hunting trip to northern Siberia and Russia more and more often. They travel to Murmansk on the Barents Sea coast for salmon, to Siberia to hunt wild boar, and wolf Elks. In some republics of Siberia, for example, or Khakassia Tuva, tourists can stay in a special "yurta" (nomad's tent) camps. The trip is quite expensive for Russian standards - just a helicopter ride to a remote area of ​​nature reserves cost about a thousand dollars.

Mr Shpilko believe that Russia is a paradise for fans of extreme tourism. "Only a few 'empty space' that attract so many tourists stay in the world. Many countries can not satisfy the desire of tourists for adventure and discovery, again many Eastern and Western tourists have been traveling around the world and. They are looking for new opportunities to discover exotic places Russia and other interesting activities with vast territory and diverse geography can offer such opportunities .. There are many 'point blank' here, "concluded the president AGM.

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