"In my free time as a hobby much to the dismay of my family, I have tracked tigers in Laos, Nepal, India and other parts of Russia including the ocean side tiger reserve of Lazo Zapovednik. But honestly, at least in my view, none of them can really compare to the experiences I've had at Durminskoye. I have spent two consecutive winters now at the base with Alexander and the team. Tracking the Amur tiger in the wild is simply one of the most vivid memories (and photos) of any vacation I've ever had. You maybe won't see a tiger, but then maybe you might. But one thing's for sure, the tiger will be watching you! Tracking in the wild with Alexander made me almost pinch myself to know this was happening, looking for tigers in the snow. It felt like I was witnessing a way of life that is disappearing fast. The silence and peace there also helped me get the time off I needed, away from the blackberry and fast pace of life I left behind in Hong Kong. What makes it most memorable however, and why I went back again are the team. Having Alexander explain the forest and the events within it just by reading the snow is amazing to me. The stories of his experience as an outdoorsmen in the Russian far east at dinner were equally inspiring to me. They are simply exceptional human beings, and were truthfully dedicated to making my stay special. Thanks guys, long live your efforts and the Amur tiger!"

Fabio Stefani, Hong Kong (December 2010 & 2011)

無事、帰国しました。
森の生活そのままの体験をしてきました。川で洗い、釣った魚や
採ったキノコをそのまま調理(してもらい)、猟師小屋に泊まり、
ハイシートに登り、初めて銃を打ちました。アレキサンダー氏、セ
ルゲイ、サーシャに、本当に本当に良くして頂き、申し訳ない程で
した。お伝えする機会があれば、本当に本当に感謝していた、とお
伝え下さい。特に、サーシャの人柄は100%でした。
今回、早い時期から企画、相談、手配等、色々有り難うございまし
た。一つ一つ体験しながら早川さんの言葉を思い出していました。
今年、このツアーを選んで本当に良かったと思っています。長い
間、本当に有り難うございました。
最後のホテルの朝食の手配にトラブルがあり、サーシャが自分のお
金で立て替えてくれています。お知らせしておきます。
また、機会があれば宜しくお願いします。本当に有り難うございま
した。澤田

"Now I'm back home safely. We have experienced the pure life in woods: cooking fish and mushrooms from the river and forest, staying overnight at the trapper's cabin, climbing the observation post… Alexander, Sergei, and Sasha took great care of us and Sasha was simply a great guy. Thank you for the planning, and explanations throughout our stay… I remember each of Alexander's stories about life in the taiga as enjoyed my time in the woods.
It was the best vacation choice we made this year. Thank you very much.
"

Mr. and Mrs. Sawada, Japan (Sep/Oct 2011)