Bisons, wolves, crocodiles - all in the Moscow region. – Road.Travel

Bisons, wolves, crocodiles - all in the Moscow region.

Road Trip Route. Kolomna sightseeing tour, Crocodile Farm, Ark Zoo., Bison kennel.

For those who want to diversify the familiar family life, this tour is a real find! We offer to wander on a paving stone of the Old Russian city of Kolomna and to rise on towers of its Kremlin. Then get acquainted with Valera, the crocodile who allows ironing his tail, on a croc farm. In the evening, relax in nature in an eco-hotel: catch fish, go horseback riding or take a boat ride on the river... How about taking a memory photo with real predators and feeding the mighty bison? All this can be done in just two days! Route developed with the support of [Volkswagen Multivan](

Families with Kids. From: Moscow

Volkswagen Multivan.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Visit to the old Kolomna and crocodile farm near the city

At the beginning of the day you will have a sightseeing tour of the beautiful Old Russian town Kolomna. In the afternoon we'll visit a crocodile farm where we can feed these exotic reptiles. In the evening we will move to the eco-hotel "Berkhino" and diversify our leisure time by horseback riding or fishing at the evening viewpoint.



The Kolomna Kremlin was built almost at the same time as the Moscow Kremlin. Therefore they are a little bit similar. The main difference is that inside the Kolomna Kremlin there are still residential constructions of townspeople, and the towers are much smaller - only four.

Dmitriy Donskoy

The monument to the great Russian warrior-prince is installed in Kolomna for a reason. It was here that Dmitry Donskoy gathered his army to oppose Mamay and defeat the enemy at the Kulikovo field.

Sobornaya Ploshchad'.

The first buildings appeared on this square back in the XIV century. The main building is the Dormition Cathedral. It keeps the icon that was with Dmitry Donskoy during the battle with Mamai on the Kulikovo field. In 2007 a monument to Cyril and Methodius was erected on the square.

Pyatnitskiye Vorota

Pyatnitskie gate was the main gate of the Kolomna Kremlin. On the top there hung an alarm bell, ringing of which warned of dangers.

Eco girl. Crocodile Farm

Few people know about the existence of a rabbit farm in the Moscow suburbs. It is a very interesting place, especially for children! There are more than fifty crocodiles of different species on the farm. Watching them and even feeding them with meat from a fishing rod is very entertaining. In addition to crocodiles there are some pets: cows, sheep, goats, horses and donkeys. The mini-zoo contains iguanas, snakes and a chameleon. The farm also has gastronomic purposes. Cheese, cottage cheese and yoghurt are produced here and grape snails are bred for sale to restaurants. **Sign up before the visit is compulsory! **Sign up at 8 (495) 152-02-77.


We'll have lunch at Cafe Ray. Delicious large portions, children's menu, great desserts. Modern and cozy design. It's a good place to catch your breath and go for a new adventure!

Ecotourism Center "Berkhino"

The Ecotourism Center "Berkhino" is located on the bank of one of the tributaries of the Oka River. In Sturgeon, that's the name of this tributary, there are a lot of fish, so fishing at the evening sight will give you great pleasure. You can also just rent a boat or catamaran and swim on the river. Extreme lovers are offered rafting, and professional coaches will help beginners who have decided to visit the equestrian sports complex. There is a mini-zoo for children, a large playground and animator services. You can learn more about the services and book extreme entertainment at [site](

Day 2: Photo session with animals and visit to the observatory

Today we will go to the Ark Zoo to take original family photos with wild animals and walk around a pine forest. In the afternoon we will visit a tour in the cloakroom of Prioksko-Terrasny reserve.

Ark Zoo.

The zootudio is located in a pine forest. Employees of the studio will first tell and show you the conditions under which the animals are kept. Then they will be able to talk to the animals and feed them with ready-made feed. After the photo shoot, everyone rides horses, and then is offered to drink tea with pancakes and condensed milk at the real hearth. Photo on your camera during the excursion can be taken for free in any quantity! *Before you go, make sure you make an appointment by phone or on the official [site](

La Dolce Vita Cafe Pizzeria

We'll stop for lunch at the pizzeria [La Dolce Vita]( A very large selection of pizzas, as well as salads and pasta, a relaxed atmosphere and adequate prices.

Prioksko-Terrasnyy Zapovednik

Just imagine: scientists consider bison to be the same age as mammoths. You can look at this natural wonder in Prioksko-Terrasny Nature Reserve. The bison can only be visited when accompanied by a guide. Tours are available from Monday to Friday at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00. And at the weekend, tours run every hour from 09:00 to 16:00. It is better to arrive early so that you can buy tickets at the administration building.


We'll have dinner at the Panda Café. Here they offer European, Russian and homemade dishes. The coziness of the cafe and the hospitality of the staff will help to relieve fatigue after a long road.