Legends of the Highlanders. Sightseeing tour

North Ossetia and Ingushetia are two amazingly beautiful republics of the Caucasus. Spend an unforgettable time on this exciting journey!

You will see the Dargava necropolis, which is popularly called the "City of the Dead", consisting of more than 90 crypt structures of original shape, and watchtowers of the 16th and 17th centuries. You will find the Kurt and Tag Tower, other family towers, terraces reclaimed from the mountains for planting agricultural crops, and a unique place where you can see how over hundreds of years a mountain river eroded the soft limestones of a rocky ridge, and a huge boulder that fell from the mountain became a natural bridge across the canyon.

Location

Vladikavkaz
from
US$ 231
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 22 – 25 Jul
    • 25 – 28 Jul
    • 29 Jul – 1 Aug
    • 1 – 4 Aug
    • 5 – 8 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Vladikavkaz
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Landscapes of unique beauty
We are waiting for beautiful views of the mountains, the purest waters of mountain rivers and, of course, the mysterious medieval tower complexes
Historical and architectural monuments
We will see fortresses, ancient sanctuaries and mysterious crypts, as well as modern complexes and mosques
Gastronomic delights
Let's try original dishes prepared in the historical homeland using traditional technologies

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Vladikavkaz

    Arrival in Vladikavkaz. 

    Accommodation in hotels.

    16:00 Sightseeing walking tour of Vladikavkaz — iconic places and the centuries-old history of the city.

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  • Day 2 - Three gorges: Kurtatinsky — Karmadonskoye — Dargavs
  • Day 3 - An exciting trip to Mountainous Ingushetia from Vladikavkaz
  • Day 4 - Alagir gorge — Tsey — aul Nar, departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
  • Premium

The tour provides accommodation in hotels/ tourist complexes in Vladikavkaz.

The cost of the tour per room, depending on the accommodation:

PlacementRoom categoryPrice validity period

Dbl

Two-month

Twin

Two-month

Single

One

Triple*

The third

DBL+CH

2bz+1b

QUAD

The fourth

Breakfast

Breakfast

Camellia 2*standard04.04.2024-03.12.20244050040500277006010059400-Breakfast 
Kadgaron Hotel 3*standard04.04.2024-03.12.2024435004350028700638006160081100Sw. table
Vladikavkaz 3 Hotel*standard04.04.2024-03.12.20244700047000336006900066800-Sw. table
comfort04.04.2024-03.12.20245140051400371007570072700-Sw. table
Planeta Lux 3 Hotel*standard04.04.2024-03.12.20244700047000301006750065300-Sw. table
Junior Suite04.04.2024-03.12.20245040050400361007420071200-Sw. table
DoubleTree by Hilton 4*standard04.04.2024-03.12.2024787008850060000112200102600-Sw. table
Grand Hotel Alexandrovsky 4*standard04.04.2024-03.12.2024------Sw. table

Twin — double room (has two separate beds).

Double — double room (one double bed).

Singlesingle room.

Triple — for triple accommodation, hotels/camp sites along the route provide DBL/TWN + additional. a bed or sofa, or three separate beds (depending on the hotel's facilities).

DBL+CH — room for two adults and a child, from 7 to 12 years old inclusive.

The Kadgaron Hotel or Vladikavkaz Hotel 3* or 3 nights
The Kadgaron Hotel

It is located in the center of Vladikavkaz. It offers a restaurant, free breakfast and free Wi-Fi. At Kadgaron Hotel you will find a 24-hour front desk, a terrace, a bar, a nightclub, meeting facilities and a ticket office. The city Park and the Terek River embankment are a 15-minute walk away.

In the room: cable TV and a refrigerator, some rooms have a seating area with a sofa, a flat-screen TV and a minibar. The rooms offer mountain views.

Another option
Vladikavkaz Hotel 3*

It is located in the center of Vladikavkaz, a 2-minute walk from the Terek River and the Kosta Khetagurov Park. It offers free Wi-Fi. The hotel's restaurant serves European and Caucasian cuisine. Local cafes, bars and restaurants are a 10-minute walk away. Vladikavkaz Train Station is 3 km away, and Vladikavkaz Airport is 25 km away.

In the room: a minibar, a private bathroom with a bathtub, free toiletries and towels. Some rooms have a view of the river. Other facilities include a desk.

The spa and pool are currently closed as repairs are underway. There is no information on the opening of the pool yet.

The standard rooms are only on the 3rd floor. These are rooms without a balcony.

Comfort rooms with balconies from the 4th floor and above.

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Another option
Planeta Lux Hotel 3*

It is located in a historic building in the center of Vladikavkaz, a 5-minute walk from Spartak Stadium and Komsomolsky Park. Free Wi-Fi is available. There is a restaurant on site. Vladikavkaz Train Station is a 10-minute walk from Planeta Lux Hotel. Vladikavkaz Airport is a 30-minute drive away.

The room has a refrigerator and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Free toiletries are provided in the bathroom.

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Another option
Camellia 2*

Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Vladikavkaz

Included in price

  • group transfers from Vladikavkaz airport and railway station to hotels on the first day of the tour to all flights/trains upon arrival before 14:00;
  • group transfer to Vladikavkaz airport and railway station upon departure on the final day of the tour for flights/trains later than 18:00;
  • accommodation in hotels / tourist complexes according to the tour program in Vladikavkaz;
  • guided tours with professional guides and qualified drivers;
  • meals: breakfast at the hotel + 3 lunches/picnics along the tour route;
  • entrance tickets to the objects of visits according to the excursion program, environmental fees of nature reserves.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Vladikavkaz and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • excursions, entertainment and entrance tickets to facilities not included in the tour program;
  • individual transfers from/ to Vladikavkaz airport and railway station, as well as any individual transport service;
  • ticket for the chairlift in the Tseysky gorge - 500 rubles.

Book in advance, the number of seats is limited:

  • Alan evening show program in ethno-national style with dinner and tasting:
    • adult — 2,200 rubles.;
    • a child under 16 years of age — 1,800 rubles.;
    • children's menu, up to 8 years old — 800 rubles.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Travel clothes should be, first of all, comfortable. Please take with you what you usually wear for hiking and recreation. When planning a visit to protected areas and mountain gorges, sneakers with durable and non-slippery soles are best suited.

Regardless of the predicted weather conditions, it is necessary to take several warm clothes, several pairs of replacement shoes, and rain clothes on the trip; they will be useful in case of a cold snap. 

Sun hats, cream, sunglasses. Sunglasses are a must-have attribute in the mountains regardless when you travel in winter or summer. Clothing that covers the shoulders and arms during the daytime hours of active sun.

When visiting shrines, you will need appropriate clothing. In the mosque, women need to wear clothes that will cover the whole body, only the face and hands remain open, trousers are also not allowed. It is enough for men to wear trousers and a shirt with sleeves to visit the mosque.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 231
    22 – 25 Jul 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 231
    25 – 28 Jul 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 231
    29 Jul – 1 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 231
    1 – 4 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 231
    5 – 8 Aug 4 days 3 nights
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