Do you want to get to know Belarus? Wondering what you can do here for 30 visa-free days? Recently we wrote 11 articles especially for hifivebelarus.com, which would help you to find a number of ideas:

Gastro routes in Belarus

What do you know about Belarusian cuisine? You might have heard that we eat a lot of dishes from potato, including our famous draniki (potato pancakes). Well, it is true, but we have much more different dishes here! In this article, we share with you some interesting recipes: some of them are very old and can be supported with historical facts, while others represent local culinary traditions and have been given to us by the owners of the eco-lodges. So it is time to cook like a Belarusian! Read more...

Sports & Nature in the regions

Want to escape the city into the peace and quiet of idyllic Belarusian countryside? In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about the first green cycling route in Belarus, typical Norwegian sport which was detected in Volozhin district and places where half a century ago you could have got only by boat. Besides, you will find out how to actively explore the nature by cycling, horse riding, kayaking or walking in bog shoes. Read more...

Eco-lodges in Belarus

Belarusian agro eco tourism began to develop just fifteen years ago. However, over the past fifteen years it has quickly expanded throughout the country and became the main attraction for local and foreign tourists. If you want to find out more about paganism, learn to make valenki (felt boots) from authentic masters, visit the first Belarusian art village or taste homemade drinks in Palesse, read our selection of six eco-lodges scattered across the country. Read more...

Medical tourism in Belarus

Belarus is the only post-Soviet country that accepts foreign tourists for medical treatment. While our neighbors send their citizens abroad to improve their health there, Belarus does not just help its own residents but also provides medical services to foreign tourists. The growing demand for Belarusian medical services is perfectly understandable: prices are very reasonable, doctors are highly qualified, and the country can boast many medical centres, glowing reviews from patients and comfortable accommodation. Increasing numbers of foreign patients led to the emergence of medical tourism facilitators in Belarus. Read more...

Birdwatching in Belarus

What can you expect from birdwatching in Belarus? A great number of unique species, untouched nature and still-unspoilt countryside. Here is a selection of birdwatching activities available in Minsk and other regions of Belarus. Read more...

Inclusive tourism in Belarus

If you have special needs you can easily include Belarus in your travel list. HiFive Belarus has discussed accessible tourism with Sasha Avdevich, an activist from Lida who promotes accessible tourism in our country, and Sasha Sipach, co-fownder of Way.by, the only Belarusian travel website which provides information about accessible tourist attractions. Read more...

Green gastro routes in Minsk

If it is important for you, what is going to happen to our planet in a couple of tens or hundreds of years, if you avoid disposable plastic bags, and a green leaf sticker is on all the products that you buy – perhaps you are looking for this guide from local ecologists on the green gastronomic routes in Minsk! Our city is not yet a spoiled place for ecomainstreaming: shops that offer eco packaging are quite rare, and not every café will be happy to serve you a coffee in your mug. In this guide we will share our favorite green places in the center of Minsk and some gastro festivals we recommend you to visit. Read more...

Top-5 eco-lodges near Minsk

Ecotourism is becoming really popular in Belarus at the moment, and it’s not just the locals who are starting up their businesses in rural areas, but the so-called “downshifters”, young people who are moving away from the urban cities to find peace at their own ‘green’ house with a small garden. If you want to discover Belarusian countryside, you are in luck: there are many options near the big capital for you to choose from. While reaching them is fairly easy, the language barrier might present a slight challenge, because many people don’t speak English. But then again, isn’t this the pure cultural learning from the locals that drives you to travel in the first place? Read more...

Sports & Nature in Minsk

We believe that the best way to feel the rhythm of a new city is to dive right into its life! Active sports can be an excellent way to do that. When you engage in sports, you get a chance to meet local active people while exploring the city at the speed of your running, kayaking or cycling. Get your adrenaline rush from our selection of sports activities in Minsk! Read more...

Cycling routes in Minsk and regions

Want to see more of Belarus? Hop on a bike and go sightseeing around the capital or take a ride through the beautiful countryside! On a bike, you will be able to see all the hidden spots where you probably wouldn’t walk or drive. We asked those local guides who organize bike tours to suggest their favourite routes which will help you see Belarus in a new and unexpected sight. Read more...

Not to miss: local events in regions

Every year, more and more festivals appear in Belarus, and their organizers are constantly trying to come up with ever more impressive and memorable events. In 2018, the festivals will surprise you with their scope and variety. We have compiled a selection of not-to-be-missed festivals and events, so add a couple of new Belarusian regions to your personal map and put in a few pins for these fresh and exciting destinations! Enjoy the fun, active, open-air side of Belarus! Read more...

Have fun reading our selection of local highlights! We tried to give some options for self-guided tours, as well as to open some new travel destinations where you might be really amazed by astonishing nature and hospitable people. Contact us if you are looking for a reliable partner for travelling to Belarus!

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