Dagestan. Family trip

Dagestan is the "land of mountains", an amazing corner of the Caucasus, which 100% lives up to its name! 

There is everything here: alpine meadows and green velvet mountains, ancient fortresses and family towers, waterfalls and dunes, canyons and snowy peaks, stormy rivers and the gentle sea and much more. 

This time we are going to Dagestan with the whole family and invite you to join an eventful light-weight trip to the top places in the region.

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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 15 – 22 Sep
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Accommodation
  • Guest House
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
4 years old
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Meeting with animals
And here you will count together with your child how many types of pets you will see. And how many will you stroke...
Getting to know the culture
It is impossible to visit Dagestan and not get into its spirit, not communicate with the local hospitable people and not dance Lezginka at least once
Variety of locations
Sand dunes, rocks, reservoirs, waterfalls, gorges, terraces, seashore, mountain peaks, stormy rivers, canyons, big cities and their culture, abandoned cities and fortresses...
Delicious cuisine
Dagestan cuisine is famous not only for cheese, but also for an abundance of fruits and dried fruits

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting and walking in Makhachkala, Sarykum barkhan

    At 14 o'clock we gather in Makhachkala in a guest house, distribute ourselves into rooms for 2-4 people, get acquainted with the guide and the rest of the participants in our adventure. 

    In the afternoon, we will all go together to explore the streets of Makhachkala, admire the views of museums and mosques, breathe the air of the Caspian Sea on the city beach. 

    On the way, we'll stop for lunch at one of the local cafes. 

    In the evening we will go to the Sarykum dune, the main sandbox of Dagestan. The way up is not difficult, it takes about 20 minutes on a ladder, not on sand. On the way, you can see nimble lizards, and, if you're lucky, even hares. 

    At the top of the dune, we take photos, watch the sunset, admire the 360-degree views. 

    Did you know that "White Sun of the Desert" was filmed here? Tired of the sun and unusual views, we return to the city to have dinner and get a good night's sleep after such an eventful day.

    • transfer: 40 minutes;
    • Accommodation: hotel, rooms for 2 or 4 people.
  • Day 2 - Moving and walking in Derbent
  • Day 3 - Gunib village, Saltinsky waterfall
  • Day 4 - A day in Gunib
  • Day 5 - Hamsutl village
  • Day 6 - Khunzakh village and Tobot Waterfall
  • Day 7 - Car transfer to Makhachkala
  • Day 8 - Flight home or a day at sea
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels in Makhachkala and Derbent (3 nights), in guest houses in the village of Gunib and the village of Khuznakh (4 nights).

CategoryCost
Adults78000
Children from 7 to 12 years old63800
Children from 2 to 6 years old48800
Guest house "House of Endurist" in Makhachkala 2 nights

The hotel is located in the city center, near a park and a 12-minute walk from the city beach. There are many cafes nearby for family holidays.

Rooms for 2 or 4 people: 2 triple rooms (double bed and sofa) and 2 double rooms (2 with double bed and 1 with twin beds). 

Each room has its own bathroom (shower and toilet), TV and Internet.

"Height" in Derbent 1 night
The "height" in Gunib 3 nights
The Cherry Orchard in Hunzakh 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
4 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights

Included in price

  • accommodation in hotels in Makhachkala and Derbent (3 nights);
  • accommodation in guest houses in Gunib village and Khuznakh village (4 nights);
  • delicious nutritious breakfasts;
  • transfer by private minibus during the entire departure;
  • entrance tickets to the Dagestan Nature Reserve on the Sarykum barkhan;
  • entrance tickets and a tour of the Derbent fortress;
  • a trip to the Lun ekranoplane;
  • instructor services;
  • group first aid kit;
  • accident insurance;
  • registration of the group in the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Makhachkala and back;
  • taxi from/to the airport (500-2000 rubles);
  • lunches /snacks and dinners (4000-6000 rubles, you can cook by yourself or eat in a cafe);
  • boat trip along the Sulak Canyon: boating – from 500 rubles, descent into the canyon from 500 rubles and back from 500 rubles, the cost depends on the number of people willing.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Tents and sleeping bags are not needed – we spend the night in hotels and guest houses. We do not carry large backpacks, we walk or move by car. Walking for 3 - 8 km per day. Take a small backpack for necessary things along the way. It is not necessary to strictly adhere to the list, the main thing is to understand that in the evening / night the temperature in the mountains drops sharply and you must have warm clothes with you. Expected temperature range: daytime +15/+23 , at night +7/+13

Clothes should be comfortable. Moms and grandmothers need to exclude short skirts and shorts, deep cleavages and tight leggings.

It is necessary to take with you:

EQUIPMENT

  • Assault backpack (20-35 liters)
  • Backpack/Sports bag/Suitcase

clothes

  • Sleep clothes
  • Lingerie
  • Swimming suit (swimsuit, swimming trunks)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Upper running trousers (windproof and waterproof)
  • Shorts
  • Socks or thermal socks
  • Wool Socks
  • T-shirt
  • Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Warm fleece jacket with a neck (thick wool sweater)
  • The jacket is windproof and waterproof (membrane)
  • Gloves
  • The cap is light
  • The hat is warm
  • Rain cape with hood
  • Trekking boots
  • Flip-flops/crocs/sandals
  • Comfortable pants

PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Polyethylene or other waterproof bags
  • Passport
  • Money
  • Reusable bottle
  • Toilet paper
  • Individual first aid kit
  • Sunscreen and lipstick
  • Personal hygiene items
  • A light towel
  • Telephone
  • Student ID (if available)
  • Children's individual first aid kit
  • We recommend adding
  • Thermos flask (1l.)
  • Photo camera
  • Powerbank
  • A thin down jacket
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 865
    15 – 22 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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