Fascinating Dagestan

In one tour you will visit cities, historical and cultural monuments and natural wonders: Naryn-Kala fortress, picturesque Gunib village, Chirkeyskaya HPP and reservoir, Sulak Canyon, Tobot waterfall and Sarykum dune!

You will taste the abundance of dishes of the Caucasian national cuisine, attend a master class on making pendants and join the atmosphere of peace and comfort of ancient high-mountain villages.

Location

the city of Makhachkala
from
US$ 1 118
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
No need to pay now
Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 16 – 23 Jun
    • 23 – 30 Jun
    • 30 Jun – 7 Jul
    • 7 – 14 Jul
    • 14 – 21 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 14 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
the city of Makhachkala
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
Or text us in messengers

Tour highlights

The history of ancient Derbent
The city, which has survived for thousands of years, has managed to preserve its "face" and now impresses with its beauty
Boat trip
Let's take a ride on the surface of the largest reservoir in the Caucasus
A delicious tour
Let's go to the workshop where they make urbech using ancient technologies, learn the history and taste

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Makhachkala

    Meeting at the airport or railway station from 9:00 to 19:00, accommodation, sightseeing tour of Makhachkala.

    After the meeting in Makhachkala, you go to the hotel, check in and relax. 

    A little later we will go on a sightseeing tour of Makhachkala. This is a city with an amazing destiny, its founder is considered to be Peter I. 

    15:30-18:30 Sightseeing tour of Makhachkala.

    The city, founded as a military fortress, quickly became a trading city, it was destroyed by a strong earthquake, but it grew again, rebuilt and is now the largest city in the North Caucasus.

    We will walk along the avenues and boulevards of the city, look at it from the height of Tarki-Tau Mountain, and then go to the museum restaurant to have dinner and get to know each other better.

    19:00 Welcome dinner at the restaurant.

    21:00 Return to the hotel.

    Accommodation in Makhachkala.

    Meals: dinner.

    1 more photos
  • Day 2 - Sarykum barkhan, Sulak canyon, boating on the Chirkeysky reservoir
  • Day 3 - Gunib, Saltinsky waterfall
  • Day 4 - Khunzakh, Tobot waterfall, Tsada, R. Gamzatov Museum, Stone bowl, visit to the workshop for the manufacture of urbech
  • Day 5 - Tour of Derbent, Naryn-Kala fortress
  • Day 6 - Huchni, master class, Fortress of seven brothers and one sister, visit to the Avar theater
  • Day 7 - Irganai reservoir, Untsukul with a master class on making a pendant
  • Day 8 - Makhachkala market, departure home
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Tour organizer's comments

The tour is suitable for tourists of any level of physical fitness. 

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels in 2-/3- local rooms with all amenities in the Makhachkala hotel.

Please specify additional accommodation conditions when booking.

The surcharge for single occupancy is 18,600 rubles.

Hotel "Metropol", Makhachkala 7 nights

The beach is just a 6-minute walk away. Metropol Hotel is located in Makhachkala, a 10-minute walk from the Caspian Sea coast. It offers table tennis, an indoor swimming pool and a free fitness center. Free Wi-Fi is available.

The hotel offers comfortable rooms decorated in warm colours and equipped with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Some rooms have a balcony.

The Metropol Hotel has a bar and a restaurant. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist guests with laundry and ironing services. Free private parking is available on site.

2 more photos

Tour conditions

Group
up to 14 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
the city of Makhachkala

Included in price

  • accommodation in hotels in 2-/3- local rooms with all amenities;
  • meals: welcome dinner, breakfasts, lunches on the route;
  • boating on the reservoir;
  • services of a tour guide;
  • transportation services on the route;
  • airport — hotel — airport transfer;
  • entrance tickets to cultural and recreation facilities according to the tour program;
  • environmental fees.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Makhachkala and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • single occupancy: RUB 18,600 for the entire tour period;
  • entrance tickets to cultural and recreation facilities outside the tour program;
  • private transfer.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • cash (the network catches poorly in the mountains);
  • personal first aid kit and insect bites (if necessary);                                  
  • lightweight long sleeve shirt (the shirt will protect your arms and neck from burning);                
  • cap / panama hat; 
  • comfortable sports hiking shoes for the season (not to be confused with sneakers and ballet flats!);     
  • jacket (air temperature in the early morning and late evening +8...+12C);                                         
  • for girls on request: dress for a photo shoot;                                                            
  • a raincoat (preferably not a disposable one) or a membrane jacket;                                
  • sunglasses;                                                                                                   
  • sunscreen, hygienic lipstick.

Please do not take excessively low-cut clothes with you, shorts should not be above the knee, men should make do with light sweatpants. Women are advised to take a light knee-length dress with closed shoulders for walks, excursions and crossings.

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is accident insurance included?
What are the features of the tour?
Where does the tour start and end?

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 118
    16 – 23 Jun 8 days 7 nights
    No seats left
  • US$ 1 118
    23 – 30 Jun 8 days 7 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 1 118
    30 Jun – 7 Jul 8 days 7 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 1 118
    7 – 14 Jul 8 days 7 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
  • US$ 1 118
    14 – 21 Jul 8 days 7 nights
    Submit request
    No need to pay now
from
US$ 1 118
Submit request