What can best "reset" a city dweller in a short vacation? One way to restore internal resources is to live in a solid home on earth with hospitable hosts. Breathe in the fresh country air. Walking barefoot in the morning dew. Calm down, listening to bird trills, the murmur of the river and the polyphony of the rural courtyard. Tasting natural country food, getting acquainted with the new taste of milk and sour cream, drinking herbal tea with fragrant honey, savoring juicy fruits from the master's garden ...
In the Altai Territory, two hundred rural guest houses are ready to provide such an opportunity in different districts. Rural tourism is most developed in Charyshsky, Soloneshensky, Altai districts. Local residents become guides for visitors, who know the nature of the region like no one else. They acquaint guests with its beauty, folk traditions with openness and generosity. In rural farmsteads and guest houses, tourists participate in village holidays, get acquainted with the local culture, learn how to cook cheese, collect medicinal herbs and honey, berries and mushrooms.
More details about rural tourism can be found in the special project "Agroecotourism in Altai".
Photo: Valery Stepanyuk