A twelve-day guided tour along the route awaits you: Kavminvody — Kabardino-Balkaria — North Ossetia — Ingushetia — Chechnya — Dagestan with professional guides and qualified drivers.

Location

Mineral Waters
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US$ 831
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Duration
12 Days
11 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 30 Jul – 10 Aug
    • 6 – 17 Aug
    • 13 – 24 Aug
    • 20 – 31 Aug
    • 27 Aug – 7 Sep
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    11 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 40 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Mineral Waters
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Up on the cable car
We will take a cable car to the highest mountain in Russia and Europe — Elbrus
Cities of the CMS
We will get acquainted with the resort towns, walk along the streets and taste narzan
Juicy cuisine
Let's taste the dishes of the national cuisines of the peoples of the Caucasus
Chechnya
Let's admire the young and developing capital — the city of Grozny
Dagestan
We will visit the most vivid and memorable places of the southernmost republic
Mountain Digoria
An unforgettable trip to the Digor Gorge will allow you to explore ancient sanctuaries and crypts and hear about Ossetian traditions, epic and culture

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting and gathering of the group

    Arrival at Mineralnye Vody airport or Pyatigorsk railway station. 

    13:00 Meeting and gathering of the group, transfer to the hotel in Pyatigorsk. 

    Accommodation in hotels: Mashuk 2*/ Pyatigorsk 3* or Intourist 3*/Beshtau 3*.

    15:00 Sightseeing tour in Pyatigorsk.

    The program of the day: acquaintance with Pyatigorsk — park "Flower Garden" — Diana's grotto — cave Failure.

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  • Day 2 - Pyatigorsk — Honey waterfalls — Kislovodsk — Pyatigorsk
  • Day 3 - Pyatigorsk — Azau Polyana — Mount Elbrus — Nalchik
  • Day 4 - Nalchik — Cherek Gorge — Upper Balkaria — Blue Lakes
  • Day 5 - A program to choose from
  • Day 6 - Three gorges: Kurtatinsky — Karmadonskoye — Dargavs
  • Day 7 - Mountain Digoria: Zadalesk — Makhchesk — Uallagkom
  • Day 8 - Chechnya: Grozny and Argun Gorge
  • Day 9 - Grozny — Makhachkala — Izberbash
  • Day 10 - Izberbash — Gamsutl — Chokh — Karadakh gorge
  • Day 11 - Izberbash — ekranoplan Lun — Derbent — Izberbash
  • Day 12 - Sulak canyon, Oaks — trout farming. 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
    11 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels /tourist complexes in Pyatigorsk / Nalchik / Vladikavkaz / Grozny / Izberbash.

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

PlacementRoom categoryPrice validity period

Dbl

Two-month

Twin

Two-month

Single

One

Triple*

The third

DBL+CH

2bz+1b

Breakfast

Breakfast

Mashuk 2* — Russia 4* — Planeta Lux 3* Hotel — Tiynalla 3* — Ocean 3*standard09.04.2024-03.06.202414500014500098000212000203000Sw. table
04.06.2024-26.08.2024152000152000102000217000209000Sw. table
27.08.2024-30.11.202414500014500098000212000203000Sw. table
Intourist 3* — Syndica 4*/ Azimut 4* — Vladikavkaz Hotel 3* — Tiynalla 3* — Ocean 3*standard09.04.2024-03.06.2024155000155000111000229000216000Sw. table
04.06.2024-26.08.2024162000162000116200233000220000Sw. table
27.08.2024-30.11.2024155000155000111000229000216000Sw. table

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 Ocean Hotel 3 nights

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 throughout. 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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Syndica Spa Hotel or Russia 4* 1 night
Vladikavkaz 3 Hotel* or Planeta Lux 3 Hotel* 4 nights
Tiynala Hotel 1 night
Mashuk 2* or Intourist 3* 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 40 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
12 days 11 nights
Group meets at
Mineral Waters

Included in price

  • group transfers from Mineralnye Vody Airport and Pyatigorsk railway station to the hotel on the first day of the tour upon arrival, meeting at 13:00;
  • group transfer to the airport and railway station of Makhachkala upon departure on the final day of the tour to flights/trains later than 19:00;
  • accommodation in hotels /tourist complexes according to the tour program in Pyatigorsk/Nalchik/Vladikavkaz/Grozny (Shawls)/I choose;
  • guided tours with professional guides and qualified drivers;
  • meals: breakfast at the hotel + 8 lunches/picnic lunch 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 Mineralnye Vody or Pyatigorsk and back from Makhachkala;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • ticket for the chairlift in the Tseysky gorge - 500 rubles.;
  • ticket for the cable car in the Elbrus region: Azau — station Mir — 1,800 rubles.;
  • excursions, entertainment and entrance tickets to objects not included in the tour program: boat trip along the Chirkeysky reservoir, Nokho cave complex;
  • resort fee;
  • individual transfers from / to the airport and railway station, as well as any individual transport service.

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$ 871
    30 Jul – 10 Aug 12 days 11 nights
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    6 – 17 Aug 12 days 11 nights
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    13 – 24 Aug 12 days 11 nights
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    20 – 31 Aug 12 days 11 nights
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  • from US$ 831
    27 Aug – 7 Sep 12 days 11 nights
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