Secrets of ancient Derbent

Feel the former power of the Caspian Gate and enjoy the unsolvable mystery of the Sarykum dune (the highest in the world!). 

You will visit the Chirkeyskoye reservoir, the largest reservoir in the North Caucasus! — and the Sulak Canyon — only the Grand Canyon in America can compare with it in grandeur. On the shores of the Caspian Sea, you will not only explore the most important objects of this area, but you will see samples of traditional decorative and applied art, as well as taste dishes of national cuisine, which will allow you to make an exhaustive impression on the life, history and culture of the oldest city in Russia.

Location

the city of Makhachkala
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 14 – 16 Jun
    • 19 – 21 Jul
    • 16 – 18 Aug
    • 20 – 22 Sep
    • 11 – 13 Oct
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 10 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
the city of Makhachkala
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Sulak Canyon
Fully appreciate the beauty of the canyon and feel its impressive size
Sarykum dune
You will see a place whose origin is still a mystery to scientists
Ekranoplan "Lun"
Take a trip to a new attraction in the suburbs of Derbent

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Makhachkala, excursion to the museum of Kaytag embroidery

    Arrival by morning flights to the airport / railway station of Makhachkala. 

    12:30 Group transfer to Derbent.

    Along the way, near the town of Izberbash, you will have a view of Mount Pushkin-Tau: you will notice the amazing similarity of the mountain with the profile of the great poet.

    Stop for lunch (not included in the tour price).

    Arrival in the village of Majalis, which arose in 1581. 

    Visit to the Museum of Kaitag embroidery.

    This kind of art is a real national treasure of the republic — ancient, almost lost. 

    Kaitag embroidery uses 16 different seams. 

    The work of local craftsmen is so laborious that it takes from three months to six months to create one canvas.

    Arrival in Derbent in the evening. A walk along the Caspian Sea embankment. 

    Hotel accommodation 3* / 4* .

    Dinner (on your own).

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  • Day 2 - Getting to know Derbent: excursion to the Naryn-Kala citadel and museums
  • Day 3 - Wonders of Dagestan: Sulak Canyon and Sarykum dune
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

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

Cost per person in a double room37 500
The cost per person is for an additional fee. the place. (in the Junior Suite room, additional the place is a sofa)33 200
Surcharge for single occupancy7 200

It is possible to change the hotel to an equivalent one.

For children 10-12 years old, a 5% discount is provided in the main place.

The Europa Hotel Complex 2 nights

The Europa Hotel complex is located in Derbent, within walking distance from the Caspian Sea.

Guests can stay in comfortable rooms. Each one has the necessary furniture and appliances.

For your convenience, there is a restaurant on site, where buffet meals are served.

The nearest airport is about 99.6 km away, and the train station is 122 km away.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 10 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
the city of Makhachkala

Included in price

  • double accommodation in the hotel 4*; 
  • transportation services, including group transfers "airport / railway station — Makhachkala — hotel in Derbent — airport / railway station"; 
  • guide services;
  • entrance tickets to museums according to the program; 
  • meals according to the program (breakfast at the hotel, lunch on day 3); 
  • water 0.5 l/person/day.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Makhachkala and back;
  • individual transfers; 
  • surcharge for single occupancy; 
  • meals not included in the program (lunches and dinners);
  • luggage tray; 
  • souvenirs; 
  • additional services at the hotel; 
  • ticket to the zoo (estimated cost: from 150 rubles/person)

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Comfortable clothes for hiking and seasonal recreation, including warm clothes in case of cool weather.

It is not recommended to appear on the streets in too open clothes.

As for visiting the mosque, it is better for men to wear trousers or trousers, shirts (T–shirts) with long sleeves, women - a dress below the knees, headscarves (at the entrance to the mosque, you can wear special dresses that are in common use). 

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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 422
    14 – 16 Jun 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 422
    19 – 21 Jul 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 422
    16 – 18 Aug 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 422
    20 – 22 Sep 3 days 2 nights
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  • US$ 422
    11 – 13 Oct 3 days 2 nights
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