This is the Caucasus. Winter tour of the five republics

The most complete and intense winter route through the five republics of the Caucasus: Dagestan, Chechnya, Ingushetia, North Ossetia and Kabardino-Balkaria. You will never forget this amazing adventure!

Location

the city of Makhachkala
from
US$ 717
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Duration
10 Days
9 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 15 – 24 Dec
    • 24 Dec, 2024 – 2 Jan, 2025
    • 30 Dec, 2024 – 8 Jan, 2025
    • 19 – 28 Jan, 2025
    • 2 – 11 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    9 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 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

Naryn-kala
We will visit the main attraction of Derbent – the ancient fortress of Naryn-Kala
Boat trip
We will take a boat trip along the Chirkeysky reservoir
Inside
We will see the medieval complex of Ingush defense watchtowers

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Makhachkala – Sulak Canyon, Dubki – Yantarnoye – Sarykum barkhan – Izberbash

    10:30 gathering of the group from the central hotel: JACQUES, Irchi Kazaka str., 31 A.

    11:00 gathering of the group at the railway station.

    11:45 gathering of the group at Makhachkala airport. 

    It starts at 11:45. 

    Makhachkala – Sulak Canyon, Oaks – Amber – Sarykum – Izberbash dune (mileage: 260 km., duration 9 hours).

    The unique Dagestan welcomes and is ready to cordially reveal to you the secrets of ancient legends, introduce you to 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 reservoir - Yantarnoye 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.

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  • Day 2 - The program depends on the date of arrival
  • Day 3 - Izberbash – ekranoplan Lun – Derbent – Izberbash
  • Day 4 - Sightseeing tours of Makhachkala and Grozny
  • Day 5 - Grozny – Kezenoi Am Khoy – Shali – Vladikavkaz
  • Day 6 - An exciting trip to Mountainous Ingushetia from Vladikavkaz
  • Day 7 - Three gorges: Kurtatinsky – Karmadonskoye – Dargavs
  • Day 8 - Alagir Gorge – Tsey
  • Day 9 - Vladikavkaz – Chegem gorge, waterfalls – Baksan gorge – Narzanov glade – Azau glade / Cheget
  • Day 10 - Excursion to Elbrus, departure
Difficulty
For any person
Tour organizer's comments

The ascent to Gamsutl involves a drop-off by car and a walking route. In the parking lot, local residents provide drop-off services on mountain transport (UAZ, Niva). You can drive by car for about 1.5 km, and at this moment the steepest part of the climb is overcome. The cost of the service is 100-200 rubles / person in one direction. From the car stop, the path to the end of the route will be 1.8 km, the height difference is 1450-1670 m.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    9 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour includes accommodation in hotels and in a tourist complex.

New Year's arrivals on 12/26/2023 and 01.01.2024 alternative accommodation in Nalchik (on the 9th day of the program).

The cost of the tour per room (two adults), depending on the accommodation and selected dates, RUB.:

ACCOMMODATION ALONG THE ROUTEPrice validity period
Dbl
Two-month
Twin
Two-month
Single
One
Triple*
The third
DBL+CH
2bz+1b
 

Okean Group, Izberbash 3* - Berkat 3* – Planet Lux 3* - Tourist Complex

 
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Okean Group of Companies, Izberbash 3* - Berkat 3* – gost. Vladikavkaz 3* (comf) - Tourist Complex

 
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AZIMUT 4*, Kaspiysk - Berkat 3* – DoubleTreebyHilton 4* - Tourist complex171680171680121800231420220980 

Twin— double room (has two separate beds).

Double (DBL) — 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 possible accommodation options indicated can be replaced with similar ones by the decision of the tour operator.

Berkat Hotel or Planeta Lux Hotel or 9 nights
Berkat Hotel

Offering a restaurant and a garden, Berkat Hotel is located in Grozny, 5 km from Akhmat Arena Stadium. The rooms at this 3-star hotel have a private bathroom. The windows offer views of the city.

All rooms at the hotel have a desk. There is also a wardrobe.

A buffet breakfast is served every morning.

The staff at the 24-hour front desk speak Russian and English.

Grozny Airport is 6 km away.

Another option
Planeta Lux Hotel

Planeta Lux Hotel 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.

The bright rooms are decorated in a classic style and feature a refrigerator and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Free toiletries are provided in the bathroom.

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.

Another option
The Ocean Hotel

The Ocean Hotel is located on the seashore in Izberbash, 100 meters from the city beach. There is also a bar and a terrace on site. It offers a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Room service is available. Guests can book family rooms.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a refrigerator, a kettle and a hairdryer. There is also a shower. All rooms at the hotel have a seating area.

You can play table tennis at the Okean Hotel.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
10 days 9 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 from Azau/Cheget glade to the airport and Mineralnye Vody railway station upon departure on the final day of the tour to 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 objects of visits according to the program of excursions;
  • ecological collections of nature reserves.

Paid extra

  • Air and railway tickets to Makhachkala and back from Mineralnye Vody;
  • excursions, entertainment and entrance tickets to facilities not included in the tour program;
  • individual transfers from / to the airport and railway station of Makhachkala, as well as any individual transport service;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • ticket for the chairlift in the Tseysky gorge - 400 rubles/person.;
  • ticket for the cable car in the Elbrus region: Azau – station Mir – 1,600 rubles/person.

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 – 800 rubles/person.

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

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  • from US$ 717
    15 – 24 Dec 10 days 9 nights
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  • from US$ 717
    24 Dec, 2024 – 2 Jan, 2025 10 days 9 nights
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  • from US$ 717
    30 Dec, 2024 – 8 Jan, 2025 10 days 9 nights
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  • from US$ 717
    19 – 28 Jan, 2025 10 days 9 nights
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  • from US$ 717
    2 – 11 Feb, 2025 10 days 9 nights
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