In the protected areas of the republic, you will discover Mari Switzerland and the healing springs of the tract, walk along eco-paths among rocky cascades and see sacral lakes of the color of the Maldivian lagoon. You will visit the center of four religions and the cultural capital of the Finno-Ugric world. Touch a 500-year-old oak tree. And all this time you will be accompanied by stories about the culture of the amazing Mari. Individual excursion for 1–4 people Duration 12 hours Children Allowed with children How it goes By car Rating 5 on 1 review RUB 7800 per excursion Price for 1-4 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
? Travel constructor It will not be possible to embrace the immense even in a week, and even more so in one or two days, so the trip will be assembled according to the principle of a mosaic constructor. You can familiarize yourself with the options for directions and locations below, and then - let's get down to creating an ideal route and good luck
Reserved and mysterious Mari El In the Mari Territory, the further you climb into the depths of the forest thickets, to the most remote corners of the region, the more mysterious the surrounding landscapes, covered with myths, legends and traditions, become. And the more tangible the meaning of the term "place of power" becomes. We will proceed from the fact that they are all natural wonders, and we will try to join together the primordial Mari phenomena associated with them, solve local mysteries and recharge with energy
Kamennaya Gora tract, or Mari Switzerland At the junction Kuzhenersky and Morkinsky districts you will discover picturesque landscapes, coniferous-deciduous forests on cliff-like hills, an abundance of springs, among which one of the most revered in Mari El - source of the Kazan Mother of God… In addition, most of the springs of the tract have a unique ionic composition, which has a beneficial effect on the body (both when ingested and when bathing / dousing)
Karman-Kuryk and Black stones: sacred hills and boulders Large and Small Karman-Kuryk - a cascade of rocky hills, where in ancient times, according to Mari legends, the forest spirits of Ovda lived. Along the rocky outcrops on the territory of the reserve, you will follow the eco-trail, listening on the way about the traditional veneration of the local oaks, lindens and birches. And in a village nearby, I will show the boulders lying on the slopes of the hill, tell you about their mysterious origin and the observed anomalies
Sea Eye and Cheldovi: Lake World One of the most unusual lakes in the Volga region is the Sea Eye. It seems that it lies on a shelf and cannot be deeper than five meters, but in fact its depth is still a mystery to researchers. The ionic composition of the water is also interesting, thanks to which the lake has the color of a warm sea lagoon somewhere in the Maldives or in the atolls of the Pacific Ocean. And the second lake in the dense forest, Cheldovi, at first glance, is not remarkable at all. But not only divers love to get into this wilderness to dive into a 30-meter jar, but also those who seek advice from the forest spirits of Mari El and want to feel the wisdom of the ancient forest
The wealth of the Mari Chodra National Park Maple mountain - the very heart of the reserve, and here is the center of natural anomalies of Mari El. A rare breed of soil and deposits of useful substances in clays contribute to a variety of healing properties of water in lakes and springs. You will visit the most famous mineral spring - Green keyand enjoy the impressive views from the observation deck above. In addition, along the eco-trail, I will lead you to Lake Konan-Er, which the Mari consider the point of exit into the manifested world of light forces and have long revered. And on the way, we will stop at the 500-year-old handsome giant, where we will remember the legends about Pugachev and touch one of the oldest oak trees in Russia
Center of four religions and cultural capital of the Finno-Ugric world In the district the village of Morki you will come across a traditional community of the Mari faith, a mosque, an Orthodox church, and even a Buddhist stupa of enlightenment. And all of them are on the "steps" of a large hill overlooking the center of the village. And in ethno-cultural complex in Shorunzh I will introduce you to the Mari traditions, I will show you one of the most famous springs of the region - Yanyk Pamash - and I'll tell you about international festivals. You will be able to visit the peasant's estate museum, the creative center for embroidery and see the 19th century water mill. And at the sacred groves of Mer Oto hear about the homeland of the epic hero Onar and try to feel the unusual energy of the place.
What is included in the tour price and what is not
- For those who are not in their own car, the cost of the excursion is indicated without taking into account the transfer between locations, since the route on which the mileage depends is negotiated during the booking process. The transfer is calculated according to the formula 700 rubles / 100 km.
- Also, an additional fee is paid at the entrance to some attractions of the Mari Chodra National Park (on weekends in summer) and tickets to the ethno-complex in Shorunzh.
- The above list of places of power of Mari El is far from complete. During the discussion, we can draw up a route taking into account your wishes and interests.
- In the Mari culture, it is customary to go to a bathhouse and perform cleansing rituals before visiting sacred places. If you have the time and desire to make the pilgrimage according to tradition, you can organize a preliminary visit to the bathhouse.
- We can discuss clothing and food issues when booking a trip.
Meeting point by agreement with the guide, you can discuss it when ordering an excursion.