Opening Asia for Russia

28.05.2019 60 просмотров

In recent years, Russians have turned the idea of domestic tour operators about exotic and adventure tourism upside down. In Asian countries, this type of recreation is more than enough.


Safaris, excursions to the craters of volcanoes and communication with penguins in Antarctica, hand-feeding sharks - only this can still surprise someone today. Unlike, say, a beach holiday in Turkey or Egypt. Needless to say, “adrenaline delights” are far from affordable for everyone. But, as you know, hunting is worse than bondage. What to do if there is no desire to knead the sides on the hot sand next to the pond or once again admire what has long been familiar? The answer suggests itself - try to find a different kind of recreation for yourself.

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Each of us tickles his nerves in his own way. Especially if it lacks thrills. There is a need for some time to forget about the usual way of life, to test yourself at the limit of physical and psychological capabilities. Therefore, perhaps today, adventure tourism is gaining more and more popularity, combining active recreation (for example, rafting on turbulent rivers, mountain biking, etc.), well-organized excursion programs in the places where tours take place, and excellent service on the routes. There is a whole industry of adventure tourism in the world - Adventure Travel. This system implies high requirements for the organization of the tour and its safety. In fact, this is an independent unit of the tourism business, "exploiting" one of the strongest human feelings - fear. Because fear is actually a healthy feeling that allows some of us to enjoy life to the fullest. Curbing your body, forcing it to work normally in stress mode, is a special pleasure: for some it leads to a state of stupor, for others, on the contrary, it helps to find extraordinary solutions to get out of an extreme situation.

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According to many Russian tour operators, modern domestic adventurers are divided into three categories. The former are not much different from their counterparts who spend their holidays relatively close to home, for example, in Antalya. Only extremals of the first type should be served far exotic - for example, Bali, Indonesia, Malaysia, and so on. Well, if funds allow, why not go to distant lands.

The second category of extreme vacationers, in principle, prefer active recreation. Among them there are more athletes who are ready to climb, run, jump and fly day and night. It doesn't matter where, how or why. They love extreme diving, speleology, surfing, paragliding, rafting, dizzying bungee jumps and other high-altitude structures ... Tour operators also seem to have no problems with them - a long time ago special software packages were developed, as they say, for all tastes and aspirations of "reckless ". Such trips are somewhat more expensive than regular tours, but they are still quite affordable for many of us.

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The third group of "extreme activists" is somewhat different from the previous ones. Travel agencies have a lot of headaches from them, but for some reason they were nicknamed there in an affectionately neutral way - “naturalists”. Why so? The fact is that, driven by boredom and rhino enthusiasm, these people come up with routes that even true travelers could not dream of before. In their fantasies, they fly prohibitively high. Of course, from such citizens - the trouble is full of mouths. But it’s worth tinkering with them - extreme “naturalists” bring tangible income to any travel agency.

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The "harmless" adventures include the most diverse recreation. For complete happiness, only & nbsp; “documenting” the event – taking some decent photographs. Go bad: coming home after a vacation and meeting up with friends. Those in tender delight demonstrate themselves in the photo - here, & nbsp; they say, we are enjoying bird's-eye views of Paris on the Eiffel Tower, but, look, we are riding elephants and donkeys in one of the parks of Thailand ... And then you lay out a photographic argument for them - yourself, a darling, standing in an embrace with an aboriginal from which some "cannibalistic" tribe, and around - impenetrable jungle. Well, if you add a beautiful story about how you are still trying to stick your finger into the “mouth” of the carnivorous Nepentes plant, then in general you can become more popular than Alla Pugacheva for half an hour during her creative flowering. Everyone will be amazed - especially if you clearly demonstrate how this same Nepenthes devours its prey in the form of some large insect ...

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< div> Today, almost everyone (not even a superman) can find himself in a tribe of "cannibals" in Borneo - many travel agencies organize adventure tours.  In this country, you will not only be initiated into travelers in the impenetrable jungle, but will also be given the opportunity to call home by phone. Imagine how excited you are shouting into the phone: "Honey, I'm calling you from a tribe of cannibals!" And you will start capriciously telling how you are already tired of these half-naked people, vile insects in the jungle and tireless work with a hefty machete, because in these damned thickets you can’t do without it. But the main thing is to correctly “set” the voice intonation so that your beloved understands that although you are tired, you are still a real macho who is struggling with an excess of adrenaline in the blood. Still - after all, these Papuans eat people without a twinge of conscience!

However, no one cares that in exemplary tribes where tourists are brought, you just need to turn on your imagination a little, imagining how members of one tribes try to deprive the heads of the representatives of the other. There, all life is a struggle with nature and bad weather to the accompaniment of all kinds of rituals. The guides will tell the naturalist tourist a lot of chilling tales. That if you didn’t poison someone, then you don’t get married; until you take the life of another in a duel, you yourself will not die decently. And of course, a young man cannot become a man until he brings the severed head of an enemy. Age, gender and occupation of the enemy in this case do not matter. Brought the head - you become a man and a warrior, did not bring it - you still have ahead.

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You will live a few days in such an environment and you will understand where the adrenaline comes from.

There has been a significant increase in people wishing to simply plunge into the world of wildlife lately. Wandering through the forests of the Moscow region is now painfully boring for them. So they invent routes for themselves. For them, hiking trips are organized through the deserts, where the newly-minted travelers experience all the delights and hardships of nomadic life, languish from the sweltering heat and sandstorms, during which poisonous spiders strive to crawl into the tent - they, one must think, are also not fools and know where to hide from the weather. Many non-poor clients of travel agencies book helicopter trips to exotic places, boat tours along turbulent rivers, where there are so many waterfalls that even instructors do not know exactly when and where the next "zigzag of luck" is expected.



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Recently, another type of adventure tourism has become very popular - trekking - hiking in the mountains . During trekking, travelers very often do not need to carry their own things at all. For these purposes, there are special porters - porters - they are the ones who carry all the luggage of the tourist. You, with your head held high, solemnly languish under the burden & nbsp; photo-movie cameras and an indispensable bottle of water. Guides regulate the movement so that even the weakest in the group can handle the loads. Naturally, there is time for sightseeing in the area where you have been brought.

Scary, but comfortable

Whatever you say, but a special moment in modern adventure tourism is service. Many travel agencies have long ago developed certain rules in the provision of services for restless tourists. They relate to equipment, food, service, and the relationship of the guide with the client. The combination of an unusual life in nature and adventure with comfort is a necessary component of any such trip. There is some piquancy in this and its own homespun truth - everyone gets what they count on.

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Imagine: in the morning, the Himalayas, you wake up in your own branded tent on a soft mattress in a warm sleeping bag . Hot coffee, pancakes, toasts, jam, fruit salad are already waiting for you... After breakfast, you will have a rest, during which you can chat with the guide about the upcoming route. All the catering work is done for you by others. You can, of course, help a little, but it’s also not forbidden not to do this if you don’t want to. Washing dishes, of course, is not necessary.

After an hour or two, you still have to get a little nervous, passing, say, an insidious river rapid, and even paddle with an oar, and in the evening with a glass of something intoxicating is not bad and laugh at your adventures. It's like there is no guide. Although he passes the route with you for the hundred and first time, but - what a difference! - anyway, it is you who are the discoverer, almost Columbus! Everyone has their own job.

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In terms of service, different routes have their own national characteristics. For example, in many Asian countries, you should always carefully taste food - Asian cuisine very often begins to violently conflict with the food habits of Europeans. In general, the rules are the same: no unsanitary conditions, food - no dry rations. The tourist paid money to have a rest. Yes, this is called adventure tourism. People are rowing, walking, cycling, but not particularly overexerted. Tired - rest, if you don't want to do something - don't do it. Correctly organizing the route is the business of guides. And this rule seems to suit many.  

Adrenaline for an hour

However, most of us prefer "adrenaline cocktails" - that is, to go somewhere far away from home , but live in comfort, and take extreme procedures during a stationary beach holiday. For example, in the same Thailand, this does not seem to be a big problem.

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Having gone, for example, on an exciting journey to the National Park near Pattaya, you can participate for not very big money in the adventure event Flight of the Gibbon. For someone whose knees are not shaking from height and whose nerves are not completely shaken by debates with superiors at work, this is a good way to feel at least for a while at the top of the food chain. Many people like to fly between the trees with a war cry - like Tarzan declaring war on all civilized mankind. Equipment and experienced instructors, of course, come in one package - as, indeed, a hearty lunch after breathtaking flights. By the way, approximately the same attraction - with flights and walking on hanging bridges at a height of many meters - is also found in the resort of Phuket. Only it is called there "Flight of Hanuman." Hanuman is a monkey-like being, one of the main characters of the Ramayana.

In Vietnamese Dalat, those who like to tickle their nerves often go on the so-called canyoning. To those who do not know what it is, we will briefly answer: canyoning is fascinating descents along small waterfalls. Climbing equipment and experienced instructors, of course, are present side by side. The length of the route is about 12 kilometers, and you can roll down to the place of departure on the route in small high-speed carts, which are not very difficult to control with the help of a special braking device. But the serene "roller coaster" ends quickly - then you have to sweat a lot, making your way between huge boulders and squeezing into rocky crevices, where streams of water strive to knock you off your feet. Many jumps into the water and other water procedures, multiplied by adrenaline injections, which the body itself takes care of, as a result, give a feeling of an unforgettable drive.

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In Singapore, the wind tunnel is very popular among tourists who have not forgotten their childhood dreams of flying. Its height corresponds to the height of a five-story building. And flying for half an hour, enjoying the views of Sentosa Island, is possible for those romantic natures, whose weight does not exceed more than 110 kilograms.

In Malaysia, for example, it is not at all necessary to wade through really dangerous jungles, where many, many wild monkeys live. It is much easier to go on an equally exciting and exciting journey - rafting & nbsp; along the Padas and Kiulu rivers. These rivers cannot be called calm in any way - lovers of fighting the water element are usually satisfied with the test that has fallen to their lot, because on inflatable rafts they will have to overcome many dashing turns and steep descents. What is in abundance is the cries of delight and surprise from the beauties of the local nature. Well, no one canceled the adrenaline buzz!

In a word, there are a lot of all kinds of extreme entertainment in Asian countries. The main thing is to have the desire and courage to participate in them. And experienced guides help to overcome fear. & nbsp;  

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