Adventurous types will enjoy leaving the tourist trail behind by exploring some of the other villages, towns and cities surrounding Maykop. Kamennomostskiy and Nikolayenko are two more places worth seeing while you're in Republic of Adygea.
Rent a vehicle and visit Krasnodar, a retail and transport hub for the region, approximately 60 miles (97 kilometers) away from Maykop. This regional center has a range of points of interest, such as Gorky Park, Aqualand Waterpark and Krasnodar Regional Puppet Theater. Krasnodar Regional Fine Arts Museum and Kuban State University are a number of other places worth visiting for those who would like to spend a while longer there.
To learn about the local culture, head straight to Republic of Adygea's history museums, art museums and theaters.
Take some time out from sightseeing and spend a relaxing afternoon rafting or swimming. Travelers looking for some fresh air and thrills can max-out their heart rates by joining a mountain biking or mountain climbing adventure.
There is nothing that unlocks hearts and minds in this wonderfully diverse planet of ours quite like language, so know a couple of key Russian words and phrases prior to departure. "Xotite potancevat?" ("Would you like to dance with me?") is useful. "Where are you from?" is also useful, so try pronouncing "Otkuda ty?"
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend what's left of your rubli on last-minute keepsakes and bid a fond Poka! (farewell) to the new friends you've made and the spots you've enjoyed.