There is a unique nature in Belarus. The oldest forest in Europe is situated in Belarus (the National Park of Belavezhskaya Puscha). 60 % of the Aquatic-worbler population (Acrocephalus-paludicola) is in Belarus more info
This time country homestays open their doors to hundreds of tourists, showed their houses, described the services offered, attractions around their B&Bs and of course offered something special to taste. The action involved local tourism administration, craftsmen, folklore groups. more info
The term ‘quest’ is now familiar to homestay owners
In the beginning of May Vidomlya rural settlement hosted an unusual training . The participants got acquainted with an innovative and quiet popular tourist product – questing. Quests are a sort of educational and informative getting one's bearings. After theoretical introduction training participants implemented their knowledge on practical experience: while walking around Vidomlya they defined the key points for a quest, tips and hints, directions. One can say that at the end of the day Vidomlya dwellers already had the first version of quest. more info
“Tsiareshka” got married in the village of Onoshki
The winter holiday “Tsiareshka marriage” took place in the village of Onoshki (Lepel district) on the 7th of January. This is old Christmas rite is in the process of inclusion into UNESCO Intangible Heritage list. It is very popular among people living in Lepel district. Among the guests one could find representatives of Belarusian Association “Country Escape”, journalists, representatives of tourism administrations. It is planned that soon this unique rite will turn into a tourism product for small groups of authentic cultural heritage lovers from Belarus and abroad.