The whole Caucasus: from Kavminvod to Dagestan

In this tour, we will start with the beautiful resorts of Kavminvod, and finish in the ancient city of Derbent.

We will climb Elbrus and Dombai, take a walk along the avenue named after him. Let's admire the renovated Grozny, taste the famous mineral waters of Pyatigorsk, Zheleznovodsk and Yessentuki. The main highlight of the tour is Dagestan — an unexplored land with amazing nature and ancient culture. 

Location

Pyatigorsk
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 24 Jun – 1 Jul
    • 8 – 15 Jul
    • 22 – 29 Jul
    • 5 – 12 Aug
    • 19 – 26 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 35 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
Pyatigorsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

A bright and rich program
The whole Caucasus is waiting for us in just a week of travel
Varied and active holidays
Climbing mountain peaks, extraordinary sights and an unforgettable vacation on the sandy beach of the Caspian Sea
A charge of vivacity and vital energy
Harsh peaks shining with eternal glaciers, aromas of pine needles and blooming alpine meadows, blue sky, life-giving narzan springs

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Pyatigorsk — Zheleznovodsk

    Arrival in Pyatigorsk.

    Check-in at the hotel (check-in from 14:00), things can be left in the luggage room at the hotel. 

    We recommend having lunch in advance, as there will be no such opportunity during the tour.

    Meeting in the lobby of the hotel with a representative of the company, followed by departure for an excursion.

    A tour of Pyatigorsk with a visit to Lermontov places: lake "Failure", Aeolian harp, Academic Gallery, Lermontov grotto, Lermontov baths, Flower Garden Park, Diana's grotto, Restaurant, Lermontov's duel place.

    Excursion to the "green pearl" KMV — Zheleznovodsk.

    Return \ accommodation at the Pyatigorsk hotel.

    Free time.

    Additional expenses:

    • 100 rubles per person per day — resort fee at the Pyatigorsk hotel;
    • lunch, dinner,
    • 100 rubles per day rent of wireless headphones. 
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  • Day 2 - Elbrus region
  • Day 3 - Kislovodsk
  • Day 4 - Dombai
  • Day 5 - Fearsome
  • Day 6 - Derbent
  • Day 7 - The Wonders of Dagestan
  • Day 8 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels in Pyatigorsk and Makhachkala (it is possible to replace the hotel with a similar one in the Republic of Dagestan).

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

 

 

The name of the hotel

CostExtra day per room
2-places./ 1-places./ additional place2-places./ 1-places./ additional place
Yuzhnaya**, Standard room (without breakfast)56050/63200/-4000/2900/-
Pyatigorsk**, Standard room (breakfast included)59950/66450/-5200/3400/-
Mashuk"**, "**, Standard room (breakfast included)61600/74900/564005700/4700/2050
Intourist***, ***, Standard room (breakfast included)63850/80100/-6400/5500/-
Beshtau***, ***, Standard room (breakfast included)67100/87900/-7400/6700/-
Bugar****, Standard room (breakfast included)64200/81400/528006500/5700/1500

*The Yuzhnaya Hotel does not provide breakfast, there is a dining room opposite the hotel where you can have breakfast on your own, opening hours are from 08:00.

** The cost of additional nights at the Mashuk, Beshtau, Pyatigorsk, Intourist and Bugar Hotels may vary depending on the arrival dates.

Mashuk Hotel or The Intourist Hotel or 5 nights
Mashuk Hotel

It is located in the very center of Pyatigorsk, a 7-minute walk from Lenin Square and the cable car, near the Flower Garden Park. The hotel offers treatments according to the program of the Mashuk sanatorium. The Mashuk Hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk, a tour desk and luggage storage, as well as a small garden and a cafe.

Pyatigorsk Train Station is 3 km away. Mineralnye Vody Airport is 24 km away.

In the room: The private bathroom comes with a shower and free toiletries. The bright rooms offer mountain views.

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The Intourist Hotel

This hotel is located in the center of Pyatigorsk, just a 5-minute walk from the city's mineral springs. It offers free Wi-Fi, a restaurant, and a 24-hour front desk. The Rendezvous restaurant serves Caucasian and European cuisine. Guests can play billiards at the hotel.

Pyatigorsk Central Train Station is 3 km from Intourist Hotel, and Mineralnye Vody Airport is a 25-minute drive away. A shuttle service can be arranged for an additional fee.

In the room: accommodation with a balcony, a private bathroom with free toiletries and a TV with cable channels. Most rooms offer views of the Caucasus Mountains.

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The Beshtau Hotel

It is located in the center of Pyatigorsk. It offers rooms with wonderful views of Mount Beshtau or the Caucasus Mountains, a 24-hour restaurant and a sports club. Guests of the Beshtau Hotel can visit the sports club with a Turkish bath, sauna, modern gym and swimming pool with massage waterfalls.

The Beshtau Hotel has a classic-style restaurant serving European, Russian and Caucasian cuisine. Live music is played in the restaurant in the evenings. Hot and cold snacks are available at the 24-hour lobby bar.

Pyatigorsk Train Station is a 10-minute drive from the Beshtau Hotel. Mineralnye Vody International Airport is a 30-minute drive away. An airport shuttle service is available upon request.

The room is equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV, a hydro massage shower or a hot tub. There is also a balcony. Free Wi-Fi is available. A water cooler is available on all floors.

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Yuzhnaya Hotel

Yuzhnaya Hotel is located a 2-minute walk from Pyatigorsk Train Station. It offers brightly decorated, simple rooms with air conditioning.
Each room has a TV and a balcony. Some rooms have a separate toilet, while others have a private bathroom with free toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.

Guests can either have a snack at the hotel's own bar or have lunch at local cafes near the hotel.

Mineralnye Vody International Airport is located 25.5 km from Yuzhnaya Hotel.

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Pyatigorsk Hotel

The Pyatigorsk Hotel is located in the city center, 20 meters from the singing fountains. Free Wi-Fi is available on site.

The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a refrigerator and a flat-screen TV.

The hotel has a restaurant and a bar.

Pyatigorsk Railway Station is 1.7 km from Pyatigorsk Hotel, and Mineralnye Vody Airport is 26.5 km away.

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The Bugar Hotel

Featuring a bar and a shared lounge, Bugar Hotel is located in Pyatigorsk. The hotel has a restaurant and a 24-hour front desk. Room service is also available. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. Free private parking is available on site.

The rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a refrigerator, a safe and a flat-screen TV. There is a private bathroom with a shower, a desk and a kettle. Towels and bed linen are provided.

A continental breakfast is served daily.

Kislovodsk is 32 km from Bugar Hotel, while Mineralnye Vody is 21 km away. Mineralnye Vody International Airport is 21 km away.

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The Primorsky Hotel 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 35 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Pyatigorsk

Included in price

  • habitation;
  • 7 breakfasts (where provided), 1 lunch;
  • culinary master class on making a national Dagestan dish miracle;
  • master class of pottery craft of the ancient village of Balkhar;
  • accommodation in a 3-4* hotel (Makhachkala);
  • sightseeing and transportation services.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Mineralnye Vody/Pyatigorsk and back;
  • lunches and dinners;
  • entrance tickets;
  • rent of wireless headphones — 100 rubles/day;
  • resort fee in the resort towns of Yessentuki, Pyatigorsk, Kislovodsk, Zheleznovodsk - 100 rubles/adult/day (to be paid at the hotel upon check-in);
  • private transfer:
    • Mineralnye Vody airport — Pyatigorsk — 1,600 rubles / car in one direction.  Travel time is 30-40 minutes;
    • from the complex Glav Fish — Makhachkala airport — 6,000 rubles/car. Travel time is approximately 2 hours;
  • cable car to Mashuk — 360 rubles / person, (not included in the program, visiting in your free time);
  • cable car to Cheget, all queues — 900 rubles/person.;
  • cable car to Elbrus, all queues — 1,800 rubles/person.;
  • the environmental fee in the Elbrus region is 200 rubles/person.;
  • cable car in Dombay – 2,000 rubles/person.;
  • the observation deck "Grozny City" — 200 rubles /person.;
  • Barkhan Sary-Kum — 200 rubles/person.;
  • Naryn-Kala Fortress entrance ticket — 200 rubles/person.;
  • Maiden Baths entrance ticket — 150 rubles/person.;
  • Peter the Great's House Museum (when visiting) — 150 rubles/person.;
  • Boating on the Chirkeysky reservoir — 1,000 rubles/person.;
  • a visit to the cave and the suspension bridge — 700 rubles..

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • documents:
    • original passport for adults and children over 14 years old;
    • original birth certificate for children under 14 years old;
    • medical insurance policy;
  • comfortable clothes for the season + warm clothes for visiting Elbrus and Dombai;
  • comfortable sports shoes;
  • raincoat or umbrella;
  • sunglasses and cream;
  • swimwear and outfits for photo shoots;
  • personal first aid kit and insect bites (if necessary);
  • money for personal purposes

Please note that the region is multi-religious. People of different faiths live in a small area, with their own unique history, traditions and customs. Be tolerant of the customs of the Caucasian peoples. When visiting the republics of the North Caucasus, do not forget about the appearance. When visiting holy places – headdresses, closed shoulders, legs. It is not recommended to bare hands, short skirts, and shorts for men during the warm period.

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Dates and Prices

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    24 Jun – 1 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    19 – 26 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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