Legends of Dagestan

Dagestan is filled with many tales and legends, each of which leads to the events of the distant past. 

This journey will reveal for you where the early capital of the Khazar Khaganate was located, what natural objects of Dagestan Alexander Dumas admired, what events of the Caucasian War are depicted in the paintings of great artists Franz Roubaud, Konstantin Aivazovsky, Theodore Gorshelt, which keep the secrets of the Great Silk Road and the legends of ancient Derbent.

Location

Republic of Dagestan, Makhachkala
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 26 – 30 May
    • 9 – 13 Jun
    • 23 – 27 Jun
    • 7 – 11 Jul
    • 21 – 25 Jul
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 17 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Republic of Dagestan, Makhachkala
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Ancient folk crafts
Let's plunge into the life of craftsmen, take part in master classes in ceramics, carving and carpet weaving
Spectacular bends of the Sulak Canyon
Let's experience the feeling of flying, standing on the edge of the deepest canyon in Europe, at the bottom of which the river runs like an emerald ribbon
The oriental flavor of Derbent
We will stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, shrouded in the aromas of fresh pastries, and look for souvenirs at the oriental bazaar
Delicious Caucasian hospitality
The main legend of Dagestan is the local cuisine! An extravaganza of traditional dishes, a gastronomic master class and a national immersive meal awaits us!
Stone labyrinths of caves
Let's explore the Nokhyo cave complex — these are three caves connected by a suspension bridge at an altitude of 60 meters from the water surface of the Sulak River

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting. Caucasian lunch. The central Juma Mosque. Acquaintance with the folk crafts of Dagestan. Master class

    Gathering of the group at the airport of Makhachkala. 

    The recommended arrival time is before 13:00.

    Group transfers:

    — Uytash airport;

    — railway station, Makhachkala;

    — the Capital Hotel.

    Our tour begins with the most pleasant part of it – traditional Caucasian hospitality.

    As is customary in the Caucasus, guests, first of all, need to be fed. 

    In order to plunge into the world of legendary Caucasian cuisine, we are going to lunch.

    After a hearty lunch, we will begin to get acquainted with the capital of our Republic. 

    Makhachkala is a young city, but bright, colorful and so truly alive, it perfectly knows how to combine tradition and modernity. 

    To begin with, we will visit the heart of Makhachkala – the Central Juma Mosque or Yusuf Bey Jami, admire its architecture and plunge into peace and quiet. 

    And now let's take a closer look at the folk crafts of Dagestan. 

    To do this, we will head to the NHP Center, where we will take part in a master class on Balkhara ceramics.

    Since ancient times, Balkhara ceramics has kept ancient motifs in the decor.

    They have been present in Dagestan ceramics since the 20th millennium BC. 

    Craftsmen from the village of Balkhar specialize in the manufacture of jugs, mugs, bowls and other vessels decorated mainly with fine white paintings. 

    Transfer to the hotel for check-in, free time.

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  • Day 2 - The longest tunnel in Russia. Untsukul and his craft. Avar cuisine dishes. The village of Gunib
  • Day 3 - Sulak Canyon. Nokhyo Cave Complex
  • Day 4 - Ancient Derbent. Naryn-Kala fortress. The Oriental bazaar. National immersive meal. Master classes. Multimedia fountain
  • Day 5 - Free time. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

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

PlacementType of placementCost
Capital 3*2, 3-local29 900
1-local41 900
Children under 12 years old26 910
Leningrad 3* (on request)2, 3-local39 900
1-local55 900
Children under 12 years old35 910
Monto 4* (on request)2, 3-local46 900
1-local66 900
Children under 12 years old42 210
The Leningrad Hotel or Capital Hotel or 4 nights
The Leningrad Hotel

Room amenities, standard room.

The Leningrad Hotel is located in the Sovetsky district of the city, opposite the Russian Drama Theater, on Rasul Gamzatov Avenue.

Rooms of the "Standard" and "Suite" categories are available for accommodation. All of them are equipped with air conditioning, high-speed Wi-Fi, plasma TV, comfortable furniture, bathroom with shower and hairdryer.

The rooms are equipped with a refrigerator and a tea set. On the ground floor there is a restaurant "Tao Fish & Grill" and a bar "Vip lounge".

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Another option
Capital Hotel

The Capital Hotel is located in the very center of Makhachkala, and has excellent transport links. The city's railway station is a 16-minute drive away, and Makhachkala International Airport is less than half an hour away.

All comfortable rooms at the Kapital Hotel have cable TV, air conditioning and a private bathroom.

In the on-site restaurant, guests always have the opportunity to taste both European cuisine and traditional Caucasian cuisine.

The Samursky Forest and the Narynkola Fortress are located next to the hotel. There is also a bus stop, shops and cafes within walking distance. The ancient city of Derbent is two hours away by car.

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Monto 4*

Tour conditions

Group
up to 17 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Republic of Dagestan, Makhachkala

Included in price

  • transportation service according to the tour program;
  • excursion service according to the tour program;
  • hotel accommodation — 5 days/4 nights;
  • breakfast at the hotel;
  • lunches according to the tour program;
  • entrance tickets to the tourist facilities;
  • master classes;
  • national immersive meal;
  • accompanying a tour guide (guide).

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Makhachkala and back;
  • dinners;
  • entrance tickets to the Nohyo Cave complex (500 rubles);
  • travel insurance for the period of the tour (from 500 rubles/person);
  • boat trip along the Chirkeysky reservoir (from 500 rubles/person);
  • visit to the Museum of Nature (100 rubles/person).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • passport;
  • telephone;
  • phone charging + powerbank;
  • medicines, from the general take nosp, strepils, patch, paracetamol;
  • moisturizing cream;
  • antiseptic;
  • toothpaste and brush;
  • shampoo gel;
  • hairbrush;
  • deodorant;
  • swimsuit;
  • towel;
  • underwear and socks;
  • T-shirts;
  • comfortable shoes and flip-flops;
  • comfortable things according to the weather.

Clothes should not be open and provocative. Do not forget, you are going to the republic with a different mentality, it is necessary to respect the customs and traditions of the local population. For women, a headscarf for visiting mosques and temples.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 359
    26 – 30 May 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 334
    9 – 13 Jun 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 359
    23 – 27 Jun 5 days 4 nights
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  • from US$ 334
    7 – 11 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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    21 – 25 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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