The lights of Dagestan. Winter holidays

On this tour you will get acquainted with the most beautiful republic of the Caucasus — Dagestan!

During a short winter trip through Dagestan, you will see picturesque waterfalls and canyons, abandoned villages and ancient cities, mosques and fortresses.

On this trip, you will take a lot of photos against the background of snow-capped mountains and experience the special atmosphere of this hospitable region of Russia!

Location

the city of Makhachkala
from
US$ 281
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 15 – 18 Dec
    • 24 – 27 Dec
    • 30 Dec, 2024 – 2 Jan, 2025
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 3 Jan, 2025
    • 19 – 22 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 19 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
the city of Makhachkala
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Ancient Derbent
We will see the brightest and most interesting places of Derbent
Authentic Caucasian cuisine
Let's try fragrant and juicy dishes of Caucasian cuisine
Sulak Canyon
Let's admire this amazing place and the color of the water
Makhachkala
Let's take a walk through the streets of the port city - the young capital of Dagestan
Sarykum dune
Let's climb the largest dune in Europe, a unique natural monument

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival, Sulak Canyon, Amber, Sarykum dune

    10:30 Gathering of the group from the central hotel in Makhachkala: ZHAK, Irchi Kazaka str., 31A.

    11:00 Gathering of the group at the railway station in Makhachkala.

    11:45 Gathering of the group at Makhachkala airport.

    11:30 a.m. The beginning of the day's program.

    The unique Dagestan welcomes and is ready to cordially reveal to you the secrets of ancient legends, introduce you to history, traditions, local cuisine and hospitality.

    The program of the day:

    Transfer to the Sulak Canyon — observation decks with views of the Sulak Canyon, a boat trip along the Chirkeysky reservoir - the Yantarnoye fishery. Lunch (included in the price) — Sarykum dune

    Attention: skiing in the Chirkeysky reservoir is temporarily replaced by visiting the Nohyo caves.

    Transfer and accommodation to the hotel, Izberbash/Kaspiysk.

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  • Day 2 - Tobot Waterfall, Matlas, Khunzakh, Karadakh gorge
  • Day 3 - Ekranoplan Lun, sightseeing tour of Derbent
  • Day 4 - Sightseeing tour of Makhachkala, departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

The cost of the tour PER ROOM, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

PlacementThe validity period of the price / arrival date

Twin/Double

Single

Triple*

2Ad+1Ch

Okean 3* Group of Companies, Izberbash 17.12.2023 - 06.04.202450000340007200069000
AZIMUT 4* Hotel, Kaspiysk26.12.2023, 02.01.2024, 18.02.202456000420007800071000

* for triple accommodation, hotels along the route provide DBL/TWN + additional. a bed or sofa, or three separate beds (depending on the hotel's facilities).

Twin— double room (has two separate beds).

Double — double room (one double bed).

Singlesingle room.

Triple— for triple accommodation, hotels/camp sites along the route provide DBL/TWN + additional. a bed or sofa, or three separate beds (depending on the hotel's facilities).

2Ad+1Ch— room for two adults and a child 10-16 years old.

Possible accommodation options are indicated. The specified accommodation facilities can be replaced with similar ones by the decision of the tour operator.

The Ocean Hotel or AZIMUT Hotel 3 nights
The Ocean Hotel

The Ocean Hotel is located on the seashore in Izberbash, 100 meters from the city beach. There is also a bar and a terrace on site. It offers a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi in all areas. Room service is available. Guests can book family rooms.

All rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a refrigerator, a kettle and a hairdryer. There is also a shower. All rooms at the hotel have a seating area.

You can play table tennis at the Okean Hotel.

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Another option
AZIMUT Hotel

AZIMUT Kaspiysk Hotel is located in Kaspiysk, 1.3 km from Laguna Beach. 

It offers a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness center. The reception is open 24 hours a day. 

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the complex. Room service is also available. 

The hotel has a bar. Some units also have a kitchen, equipped with a microwave, a refrigerator, and a minibar. A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the hotel. 

At AZIMUT Kaspiysk Hotel, guests can relax on the terrace.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 19 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
the city of Makhachkala

Included in price

  • group transfers from Makhachkala airport and railway station on the first day of the tour upon arrival;
  • group transfer to the airport and railway station of Makhachkala upon departure on the final day of the tour;
  • accommodation at the hotel according to the tour program;
  • guided tours with professional guides and qualified drivers;
  • meals: breakfast at the hotel + 3 lunches along the tour route;
  • entrance tickets to the sites of visits according to the excursion program, environmental fees of nature reserves.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Makhachkala and back;
  • excursions, entertainment and entrance tickets to facilities not included in the tour program;
  • individual transfers from / to the airport and railway station of Makhachkala, as well as any individual transport service;
  • meals not specified in the tour program.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • travel clothes should be, first of all, comfortable. Take with you what you usually wear for hiking and recreation. 
  • for visiting protected areas and mountain gorges, sneakers with durable and non-slip soles are best suited.
  • regardless of the predicted weather conditions, you need to take several warm clothes, several pairs of replacement shoes, and rain clothes (they will be useful in case of a cold snap).
  • sun hats, cream, sunglasses. Sunglasses are a must-have attribute in the mountains, regardless of the season. 
  • clothing that covers the shoulders and arms during the daytime hours of active sun.
  • When visiting shrines, appropriate clothing will be needed: women must wear clothes to the mosque that will cover the entire body, only the face and hands remain open, pants are not allowed. It is enough for men to wear trousers and a shirt with sleeves to visit the mosque.
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  • from US$ 281
    15 – 18 Dec 4 days 3 nights
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    24 – 27 Dec 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 281
    30 Dec, 2024 – 2 Jan, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 281
    31 Dec, 2024 – 3 Jan, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 281
    19 – 22 Jan, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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