One of the principles of ecotourism is to create conditions when neighbourship with the protected areas and nature conservation becomes interesting for the locals. One of the possibilities that this neighborhood can provide is participation of local community in the development of eco and rural tourism.
Ecotourism has been actively developed in Polistovsky Reserve since 2012, when the first ecotrails - "Plavnitskoe bog" and "From the bog to the ocean" in Bezhanitsky district and "Mossmen route" in Loknyansky district were launched. And in 2013-2014 author excursions were developed by the residents of Tsevlo village.
Now the list of applications for the tourists includes interesting local excursions, souvenirs, and traditional Russian dishes.
Rural Tourism is a perspective and popular trend. Many citizens, seeking to escape from the bustle of the city and to get away from the everyday office routine going to the village, where everything is a wonder for them. Normal life of the village is perceived as exotic, healthy and organic foods - like delicacies.
We are always glad to cooperate with the people living next to the Reserve, who want to work with tourists as guides, offer visitors rustic souvenirs, food, accommodation in a village house or carry out master classes.