Astrakhan oblast is one of the three places in the world where the Caspian lotus grows — a flower unique in its beauty and a symbol of the region. Vast fields covered with lotus flowers attract thousands of tourists every year.
Travelers visiting the region in summer witness the sight of blossoming lotuses, a sight incomparable in beauty. Fr om the end of July to mid-September, the carpet of blue-green broad leaves covers the surface of the waters, and erupts in constellations of pastel-pink flowers emitting a sweet almond-like aroma. Observing this fine sight, inhaling the delicate aroma, one cannot avoid feelings of excitement and delight in the face of this natural wonder.
The main part of the lotus fields is located in the Volga river delta, which is accessible by four regions in Astrakhan oblast. As a rule, lotus field tours include a transfer to the tourist camp, wh ere budara boats set out for the delta, accompanied by local game keepers. The cost of the tour includes a fisherman's lunch at the tourist camp and a swim during a mid-tour stop at the «green post». During the tour, tourists have the chance to learn about the flora and fauna of the delta area of the Volga river with its great variety of interesting wildlife species. White-tailed sea eagles, cormorants, herons, ducks, swans, and pelicans can be spotted in this region. Bird watching amateurs are strongly advised to take their binoculars along!
|Address:||Astrakhan oblast, Ikryaninskiy rayon, Ikryanoye|