In just two weeks of travel, you will visit the shores of the Caspian Sea, stroll through the streets of Russia's oldest city, admire the view of the Sulak River from the height of the famous Sulak Canyon, get acquainted with the majestic Elbrus (5642 m above sea level) and see the largest mosques in the world: “The Heart of Chechnya" and “Pride of Muslims”in Chechnya. 

You will breathe the purest mountain air and walk to the glaciers and waterfalls in Dombai, see the ancient Christian temple in Arkhyz and make a stop in the sunniest city of the Caucasian Mineral Waters — Kislovodsk, as well as descend into the mysterious Azish cave in Adygea.

Location

the city of Makhachkala
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Duration
14 Days
13 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 19 Aug – 1 Sep
    • 23 Sep – 6 Oct
    • 18 – 31 Oct
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    12 nights
  • Guest House
    1 night
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 10 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
the city of Makhachkala
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Gastronomic delight
Let's enjoy the national cuisine, striking in its diversity
Active leisure
We will go hiking, climb the cable cars and taste the purest mineral water directly from the springs
Ancient heritage
We will see ancient monuments of culture and history, such as, for example, the towers of Ingushetia and the crypts of Dargavs in Ossetia — the "cities of the dead"
Immersive guided tour
Thanks to the 3D sound and thoughtful plot, it's like we'll get on an audio date with the city: the scenery will be the streets, the actors will be all the passers-by around
Secrets of the Elbrus region
The guide will introduce us to local legends, tell us about the culture, customs and traditions of the peoples inhabiting the Elbrus region

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Makhachkala, excursion to the museum of Kaytag embroidery

    Arrival by morning flights to the airport / railway station of Makhachkala.

    At 11:30 am group transfer to Derbent.

    Along the way, near the town of Izberbash, you will have a view of Mount Pushkin-Tau: you will notice the amazing similarity of the mountain with the profile of the great poet.

    Stop for lunch (not included in the tour price).

    Arrival in the village of Majalis, which arose in 1581. 

    Visit to the Museum of Kaitag embroidery.

    This kind of art is a real national treasure of the republic — ancient, almost lost. 

    Kaitag embroidery uses 16 different seams. 

    The work of local craftsmen is so laborious that it takes from three months to six months to create one canvas.

    Arrival in Derbent in the evening. 

    A walk along the Caspian Sea embankment

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    Dinner is on your own in one of the city's national cafes.

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  • Day 2 - Getting to know Derbent: excursion to the Naryn-Kala citadel and museums
  • Day 3 - Wonders of Dagestan: excursion to Sulak canyon and Sarykum dune
  • Day 4 - Transfer to Grozny. City tour
  • Day 5 - Excursion to Lake Kezenoy-Am
  • Day 6 - Excursion to the Erzi, Egikal, Vnushki tower complexes, Thaba-Yerdy temple
  • Day 7 - Excursion to Kurtatinsky gorge and Dargavs
  • Day 8 - Free day in Kislovodsk. Immersive City tour
  • Day 9 - Car-walking tour to the north of the Elbrus region (Jily-Su)
  • Day 10 - Transfer to Dombai. Shoan Temple and a walk to the "Devil's Mill"
  • Day 11 - Ascent by cable car to Moussa Achitara and a trip to Lake Tumanli-Kel
  • Day 12 - Dombai – Nizhnearkhyz settlement – moving to Adygea
  • Day 13 - Adygea. Krasnodar
  • Day 14 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    12 nights
  • Guest House
    1 night
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour includes accommodation in hotels.

The surcharge for single occupancy is 37,000 rubles.

The proposed hotels for accommodation (standard rooms) are listed below.

Europa, Derbent 2 nights

The Europa Hotel complex is located in Derbent, within walking distance from the Caspian Sea.

Guests can stay in comfortable rooms. Each one has the necessary furniture and appliances.

For your convenience, there is a restaurant on site, where buffet meals are served.

The nearest airport is about 99.6 km away, and the train station is 122 km away.

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"Metropol" Makhachkala or "Jamie" 1 night
Gorodok, Grozny or "Tiynalla" 2 nights
Vladikavkaz, Vladikavkaz or "Planet Lux" 1 night
Prospect, Kislovodsk or "Aria" 3 nights
Grand Hotel, Dombay or "Taurukh" 2 nights
44 latitude, Adygea or "Dakhovskaya Sloboda" 1 night
Marton Palace Hotel, Krasnodar or Grand Hotel "Comfort" 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 10 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
14 days 13 nights
Group meets at
the city of Makhachkala

Included in price

  • airport — hotel transfers;
  • transportation services under the program, including SUVs on part of the route;
  • 2-bed accommodation in hotels, standard rooms;
  • tour service;
  • guide services, meals according to the program (breakfast in hotels, 2 lunches with dry rations, lunches on days 3, 4);
  • eco-fees;
  • entrance tickets to Nizhne-Arkhyz settlement;
  • ticket to the Azish cave;
  • Dargavs ticket;
  • ticket to museums in Derbent;
  • water 0.5 l/day.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Makhachkala and back from Krasnodar;
  • additional services in hotels (sauna, sauna, billiards, etc.);
  • booking additional excursions;
  • alcoholic beverages;
  • meals not included in the program; 
  • ticket to the observation deck in Grozny;
  • a ticket for the cable cars in Dombay 2000 rubles.;
  • excursion service on day 8, 14;
  • transfer Krasnodar — airport.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Comfortable clothes for hiking and seasonal recreation, including warm clothes in case of cool weather.

It is not recommended to appear on the streets in too open clothes.

As for visiting the mosque, it is better for men to wear trousers or trousers, shirts (T–shirts) with long sleeves, women - a dress below the knees, headscarves (at the entrance to the mosque, you can wear special dresses that are in common use). 

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
Is a tour pass required for foreign citizens?

Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 1 876
    19 Aug – 1 Sep 14 days 13 nights
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    23 Sep – 6 Oct 14 days 13 nights
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    18 – 31 Oct 14 days 13 nights
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