The food on the tour is a very important issue, which we pay a lot of attention to. On all routes the organization of meal is handled by the company’s staff. In the process of preparing for the trip, we necessarily discuss the question of food preferences with each tourist. Of course, different types of tourism impose certain conditions on the composition of food, so the menu is somewhat different. In any case, on the route we have three meals a day.
- For backpacking multi-day routes, we try to minimize the use of heavy canned foods. As meat, we usually use raw-smoked and raw-dried meat products. Repeatability of main courses on the route, usually after 4-5 days. The ration consists of a hearty breakfast, lightweight, but with hot dishes of lunch and dinner with soup dishes. On radial outlets or ascents, a snack with hot tea and “pocket food” is possible. For breakfast, usually porridge – rice, buckwheat, wheat, perhaps lighter – oatmeal, semolina or pasta dishes to choose from a meat component or milk, tea or coffee with sandwiches and sweet dessert – sweets, cookies, etc. Lunch, most often, is represented by hot fast food dishes – soups, noodles, mashed potatoes with sausages or pates, as much as possible canned vegetables – corn, peas, etc. sweet dessert, tea. Supper we try to make liquid – various soups with fresh vegetables, sandwiches, dessert for tea. In complex areas and ascents, a “pocket food” is provided that includes usually dried meat, fruit and nut mixtures, energy bars or chocolate. As bakery products we use biscuits, waffle bread, various drying, bread sticks, homemade breadcrumbs.
- On rafting and fishing tours, we try to make maximum use of non-canned fresh products. The first 3-4 days the whole meat component is represented by fresh meat – chicken, pork, beef. It is transported in frozen form in thermal containers. Next, canned beef stew is used as meat. Fresh vegetables and fruits are almost always present on the route. For the first days we take fruit juices. The menu has fresh eggs, cheese, various sausages, ready-made meat products and dairy products, we use fresh bread.
At all opportunities we try to treat our guests with gifts of the Far Eastern nature – phyto tea, various dishes from freshly caught fish, mushrooms, various berries, nuts, seafood. In general, everything that is rich in taiga, rivers and the sea for the season and the place of travel. In a word, the food on the tour is healthy and varied.
Alcoholic beverages in the price of tours are not included!
We try to cook food on gas, or gasoline in winter, equipment, although a fire is also possible.
The issue of providing the group with drinking water is decided depending on the area of travel. All permanent tours, except for rafting along the Amur River, pass through areas with clean drinking water, so water is recruited directly from rivers and streams. When traveling in the Amur River area (rafting to Sikachi-Alyan and the start of the tour to the Amur Pillars), purchased bottled water is used. To provide the group with drinking water in complex expeditions with untested sources of water, we use a special filter from the American company MSR.