Hey! I was born and brought up in Pyatigorsk, absorbing the scents of mountain herbs, fresh air, and mineral waters. Although the latter doesn't seem to be so attractive to our guests :D Anyway, I've been always in love with our mountain landscapes all around the North Caucasus region. So after I got my two degrees in St.Petersburg, Russia and Passau, Germany I decided to return to my hometown and make it a better place for travellers and locals in remote areas.
I don't hide the fact that I'm involved in tourism more than just being a guide. That's what I studied and what I'm truly passionate about. Organizing trips and hikes for international travellers had been my hobby since 2013 until one day I realized that it's actually what I'm good at and what I want to do in life.
Pyatigorsk is a tiny city so most probably you won't be impressed by architecture or active nightlife. Although there's a bit of everything of course. Coming here you should expect great nature, including smaller mountains right in the city as well as hot springs of blue mineral waters where you can bathe.
Myself, I travel a lot and I know that any trip is made up of people you meet on the way. So, I will show the city and tell its story, organize a trip to the mountains or to the neighboring republic BUT it will always be a personal story to you. The places are "alive" and the best way to learn them is to communicate with locals.
This flat fee is effective for up to 4 travellers, applied for every localie and destination you choose. 5+ is twice the standard rate.
For a full day, it is about 8 hours of activities together with our locals.
Your ½ day walk with one of our local takes half a day usually takes 4-5 hours.