The pearl of the Caucasus. Sightseeing tour to Dagestan

The Republic of Dagestan enchants with the beauty of majestic mountains, sunny beaches of the Caspian Sea, delicious Caucasian cuisine and incredible hospitality. 

We will visit one of the highest dunes in the world, the size and shape of the peaks of which are constantly changing at the will of the winds. We will drive along the picturesque mountain road along the Irganai reservoir and see the Khan waterfalls, Tobot Waterfall, Stone Bowl and enjoy the incredible mountain scenery.

Location

Russia, Republic of Dagestan, Makhachkala
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 16 – 23 Jun
    • 13 – 20 Jul
    • 10 – 17 Aug
    • 7 – 14 Sep
    • 22 – 29 Sep
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 14 people
Minimum age
10 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Republic of Dagestan, Makhachkala
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

National flavor
Let's get acquainted with the life and way of life of ancient Dagestan villages
Therapeutic rest
You will find a warm sea, healthy air, healing mineral springs and architectural and historical monuments
A boat trip with a breeze
We will take a pleasant boat trip along the Sulak Canyon and reservoir

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting. City sightseeing tour

    Meeting at Makhachkala airport at 16:00. 

    Transfer to Makhachkala.

    Sightseeing tour of the city.

    The city of Makhachkala is located at the foot of the Tarki-Tau mountain range, on the shore of the Caspian Sea. 

    It is the third most populous city in the North Caucasus region and the largest city in the North Caucasus Federal District. 

    The city is growing and developing, but its old part, small, not at all elegant, still lives its own life. 

    One of the oldest streets of the city runs along the sea, and on it are century-old houses, courtyards with arched gates and overhanging balconies. 

    Makhachkala surprises with its wide cultural heritage.

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    Free time.

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  • Day 2 - Sarykum dune. Sulak Canyon
  • Day 3 - Gamsutl
  • Day 4 - Hunzakh, Tobot Waterfall
  • Day 5 - Derbent
  • Day 6 - Ahty
  • Day 7 - Free day. Guided tour of the Samur forest on request
  • Day 8 - Departure
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

The program includes hiking in the mountains (5-10 km) and climbing the slopes of the mountains.

The ascent to Gamsutl involves a drop-off by car and a walking route. In the parking lot, local residents provide drop-off services on mountain transport (UAZ, Niva). You can drive by car for about 1.5 km, and at this moment the steepest part of the climb is overcome. The cost of the service is 100-200 rubles / person in one direction. From the car stop, the path to the end of the route will be 1.8 km, the height difference is 1450-1670 m.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation at the campsite and in hotels.

  • 2-bed accommodation — 5,500 rubles.
  • 1-bed accommodation — 73,000 rubles.

The accommodation facilities listed below can be replaced with similar ones by the decision of the tour operator.

The Scarlet Sails Hotel 4 nights

The Scarlet Sails Hotel is located on the shore of the Caspian Sea in the recreation area of Derbent. The residents have various rooms, a restaurant, a small coffee shop, a medical center and a private beach area.

The hotel offers 17 rooms, all equipped with a flat-screen TV, and some have a cozy seating area, slippers, bathrobes and free personal hygiene products.

The hotel has a restaurant offering a variety of delicious dishes. A variety of exquisite national Caucasian and European cuisine will help you fully experience the delights of relaxation.

The modern conference hall, equipped with the necessary equipment, is perfect for organizing conferences, seminars, trainings and other types of events.

The hotel is located on the first coastline, 20 meters from the Caspian Sea, 110 km from the airport and a 10-minute walk from the train station.

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Camp site in the village of Gunib or The White Cranes Hotel 2 nights
The Metropol Hotel or The Leningrad Hotel 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 14 tourists
Minimum age
10 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Republic of Dagestan, Makhachkala

Included in price

  • group transfer airport — hotel — airport for recommended flights;
  • transport service on a comfortable bus;
  • accommodation in a hotel/campsite with breakfast;
  • the excursion program;
  • the services of an accompanying guide.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Makhachkala and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • entrance ticket to the Naryn-Kala fortress — 200 rubles.;
  • wine tasting at the Derbent sparkling Wine factory — from 1,200 rubles.;
  • a tasting tour at the Derbent wine company — from 1,000 rubles.;
  • a boat trip along the Sulak canyon or the Chirkeysky reservoir with a transfer — from 1,500 rubles.;
  • entrance ticket to the barkhan Sary-Kum Nature Park — 150 rubles.;
  • the entrance ticket to the Rasul Gamzatov Museum is 50 rubles.;
  • environmental fee for the territory Saltinsky waterfall — 100 rubles.;
  • single accommodation;
  • additional excursion to the Samursky forest (from 10 people), transfer + tour of the Samursky forest — to be specified;
  • private airport — hotel transfer — 3,500 rubles.;
  • entrance ticket to Akhtyn Museum of Local Lore — 250 rubles.:
  • visiting ancient Akhtyn baths — 300 rubles.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

The program includes hiking in the mountains and climbing the slopes of the mountains.

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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    16 – 23 Jun 8 days 7 nights
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    13 – 20 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    10 – 17 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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    7 – 14 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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    22 – 29 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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