The winter beauty of the mountains and the strength of the traditions of the Caucasus

In our emotional and eventful winter sightseeing tour, you will visit four republics of the Caucasus: Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia and North Ossetia. 

During this short trip, you will walk through the most memorable sights of the mountain republics, see canyons and waterfalls, abandoned villages and ancient cities, mosques and fortresses. 

Arrivals according to the program of this tour are carried out on different days of the week. Each excursion day is assigned to a specific day of the week.

Location

the city of Makhachkala
from
US$ 600
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 15 – 22 Dec
    • 24 – 31 Dec
    • 30 Dec, 2024 – 6 Jan, 2025
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 7 Jan, 2025
    • 19 – 26 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 19 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

Juicy cuisine
Let's taste the dishes of the national cuisines of the peoples of the Caucasus
Dagestan
We will have three days to explore the most interesting places of the republic
Chechnya
Let's admire the young and developing capital – the city of Grozny
North Ossetia
We will see three of the most famous gorges, a rock fortress, a city of the dead and a monastery
Ingushetia
The mountainous part of the republic, as well as memorials and the young capital of Magas, will not leave us indifferent
The peoples of the Caucasus
Let's find out how the most multinational district of Russia lives

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Sunday. Makhachkala, Sulak canyon, Amber fishery, Sarykum dune

    10:30 Gathering of the group from the central hotel in Makhachkala: ZHAK, Irchi Kazaka str., 31A.

    11:00 Gathering of the group at the railway station in Makhachkala.

    11:45 Gathering of the group at Makhachkala airport.

    11:30 a.m. Start of the day's program.

    The unique Dagestan welcomes and is ready to cordially reveal to you the secrets of ancient legends, introduce you to the history, traditions, local cuisine and hospitality.

    The program of the day: transfer to the Sulak Canyon – observation decks with views of the Sulak Canyon, boat trip along the Chirkeysky reservoirYantarnoye fishery. Lunch (included in the price) – Sarykum dune

    Attention: skiing in the Chirkeysky reservoir is temporarily replaced by visiting the Nokhyo caves.

    Transfer and accommodation to the hotel, Izberbash/Kaspiysk.

    The mileage per day is 260 km, the duration is 9 hours.

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  • Day 2 - Monday. Tobot Waterfall, Matlas plateau, Khunzakh village, Karadakh gorge
  • Day 3 - Tuesday. Lun Ekranoplan, Derbent, Naryn-Kala Citadel
  • Day 4 - Wednesday. Sightseeing tours of Makhachkala and Grozny
  • Day 5 - Thursday. Vedenskoye gorge, Lake Kezenoy-Am, Khoy village, Shali, Vladikavkaz
  • Day 6 - Friday. Mountainous Ingushetia
  • Day 7 - Saturday. Three gorges: Kurtatinsky, Karmadonskoye, Dargavs
  • Day 8 - Sunday. Alagir gorge, Tsey, Nar village
Difficulty
For any person
Tour organizer's comments

Walks and excursions that do not require special skills and good physical shape are waiting for you.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in hotels.

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

ACCOMMODATION ALONG THE ROUTE

Dbl 

Two-month

Twin 

Two-month

Single

One

Triple*

The third

DBL+CH

2 vz.+1 reb

Okean Group 3*, Izberbash – Berkat 3*, Grozny – Planeta Lux 3*, Vladikavkaz10680010680066500154600150000
Okean Group 3*, Izberbash – Berkat 3*, Grozny – gost. Vladikavkaz 3*(comfort), Vladikavkaz10880010880072300156350152600
AZIMUT 4*, Kaspiysk – Berkat 3*, Grozny – gost. Vladikavkaz 3*(comfort), Vladikavkaz11368011368078590159645153120
AZIMUT 4*, Kaspiysk – Berkat 3*, Grozny – DoubleTree by Hilton 4*, Vladikavkaz13499513499595555181830174000

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.

Possible accommodation options are indicated. The specified accommodation facilities can be replaced with similar ones by the decision of the tour operator.

The Ocean Hotel or AZIMUT Hotel 3 nights
The Ocean Hotel

The Ocean Hotel is located on the seashore in Izberbash, 200 m from Izberbash Beach and 3.1 km from Izberg Station. 

It offers a 24-hour front desk, a restaurant and free Wi-Fi throughout. Room service is also available.  

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a refrigerator, a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Slippers are provided. Each room is equipped with a kettle and a shower. 

Some rooms have a view of the pool. Towels and bed linen are provided. 

You can play table tennis at the Okean Hotel. 

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Another option
AZIMUT Hotel

AZIMUT Kaspiysk Hotel is located in Kaspiysk, 1.3 km from Laguna Beach. 

It offers a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness center. The reception is open 24 hours a day. 

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the complex. Room service is also available. 

The hotel has a bar. Some units also have a kitchen, equipped with a microwave, a fridge, and a minibar. A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the hotel. 

At AZIMUT Kaspiysk Hotel, guests can relax on the terrace.

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Berkat Hotel 1 night
Vladikavkaz Hotel or Planeta Lux Hotel or 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 19 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
the city of Makhachkala

Included in price

  • group transfers from Makhachkala airport and railway station on the first day of the tour upon arrival before 12:00;
  • 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;
  • guided tours with professional guides and qualified drivers;
  • meals: breakfast at the hotel + 7 lunches / picnic lunch along the tour route (the menu does not change according to the requests of tourists. If the tourist has a diet or is a vegetarian, then the issue is resolved with the guides on the spot. Self-purchase of food is possible);
  • entrance tickets to the sites of visits according to the excursion program, environmental fees of nature reserves.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Makhachkala and back from Vladikavkaz;
  • excursions, entertainment and entrance tickets to facilities not included in the tour program;
  • individual transfers from / to the airport and railway station of Makhachkala and Mineralnye Vody, as well as any individual transport service;
  • meals not specified in the tour program (the average cost of dinner in restaurants is between 500 – 700 rubles per person);
  • ticket for the chairlift in the Tsey Gorge.

Book in advance, the number of seats is limited:

  • Alan evening show program in ethno-national style with dinner and tasting:
    • adult – 1,950 rubles/person.;
    • child under 18 years of age – 1,600 rubles/person.;
    • children's menu up to 8 years old – 700 rubles/person.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • travel clothes should be, first of all, comfortable. Take with you what you usually wear for hiking and recreation. 
  • for visiting protected areas and mountain gorges, sneakers with durable and non-slip soles are best suited.
  • regardless of the predicted weather conditions, you need to take several warm clothes, several pairs of replacement shoes, and rain clothes (they will be useful in case of a cold snap).
  • sun hats, cream, sunglasses. Sunglasses are a must-have attribute in the mountains, regardless of the season. 
  • clothing that covers the shoulders and arms during the daytime hours of active sun.
  • When visiting shrines, appropriate clothing will be needed: women must wear clothes to the mosque that will cover the entire body, only the face and hands remain open, trousers are 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

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  • from US$ 600
    15 – 22 Dec 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 600
    24 – 31 Dec 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 600
    30 Dec, 2024 – 6 Jan, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 600
    31 Dec, 2024 – 7 Jan, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 600
    19 – 26 Jan, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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