From the sands of Kalmykia to the snows of Elbrus. Big Jeep Tour

An exclusive grand tour from the salt lakes and sands of Kalmykia to the eternal ice of Elbrus, bird watching, poppy fields, mountain passes, black lands and burning water... and that's not all you'll see!

Unforgettable wonders await you: the dawn with the awakening giant Elbrus, the man-made lake Gizhgit or Bylymskoye, the impressive Aktoprak pass and the Chegem waterfalls.

The minimum price is indicated for one tourist, provided that there are 4 people on the tour.

Location

G. Elista
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 11 – 18 Aug
    • 8 – 15 Sep
    • 13 – 20 Oct
    • 10 – 17 Nov
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
G. Elista
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

New discoveries
We will visit the city of Elista, where the West and the East met as old friends
Incredible adventures
Camel riding on singing dunes, archery and lasso throwing are waiting for us
Fantastic relics
We will see the mythical Bermamit plateau and the magnetic Hudessky labyrinth
Breathtaking peaks
As the bravest travelers, we will climb on a snowmobile to a height of 4,200 meters
Unexplored routes
Mysterious cave passages and picturesque mountain trails are waiting for us.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival. Sightseeing tour of Elista

    Meeting at the Elista bus station from 14:00 to 16:00.

    We also meet from Mineralnye Vody and Stavropol. 

    Private transfer from Volgograd to Elista for an additional fee.

    After accommodation in a cozy hotel, you go on your first tour, you will have to learn a lot about the people living in the steppes of Russia — the Kalmyks.

    Isn't it very unusual to be in a European city and meet symbols of Buddhism at every step, as if the West and the East met here like good old friends?

    You will enter the Golden Abode of Shakyamuni Buddha, spin the prayer drums, and take a look at the National Museum of Kalmykia.

    Accommodation: 3* hotel, Elista.

    Meals: dinner at the hotel.

    Walking part of the route: 3-5 km. The automobile part of the route: 25 km.

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  • Day 2 - The village of Adyk, singing dunes, pink lakes, Black lands
  • Day 3 - Lake Manych-Gudilo, transfer to Pyatigorsk
  • Day 4 - Kislovodsk Park, Honey Waterfalls, Koltso Mountain
  • Day 5 - The Bermamyt Plateau — the labyrinths of Hudes
  • Day 6 - Lakes of Shadhurei. Bylym Lakes
  • Day 7 - Elbrus — Cheget — Narzanov glade
  • Day 8 - Aktoprak Pass — Chegem waterfalls. Departure
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    7 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in hotels in 2-/ 3- local rooms with all amenities. Find out the details when booking.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the size of the group, RUB.:
Group sizeCost 
1 person299 300
2 people185 800
3 people150 000
4 people132 500

The surcharge for single occupancy is 12,900 rubles for the entire period of the tour.

The possible accommodation options are listed below. It can be replaced with similar ones.

"Elista" 2 nights

A comfortable hotel in the center of Elista. It has on-site parking for cars, an ATM for cash withdrawal and free Wi-Fi for guests. The staff speaks two languages.

The rooms have a homely atmosphere, each has a refrigerator, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a bathroom with all necessary accessories.

The hotel has a bar and a restaurant with a huge selection of drinks and dishes. There are shops and supermarkets in the hotel itself and a step away from it.

Next to you will be the Friendship Park, the Alley of Heroes, the Eternal Flame, the monument to the Actor, the drama theater named after Basanov, the local hippodrome. The train station is 4.4 km away, and the nearest airport is 13 km away.

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Intourist (Pyatigorsk) or Bugar (Pyatigorsk) or 3 nights
Scheherazade polyana Azau 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
G. Elista

Included in price

  • entrance tickets to cultural and recreation facilities according to the tour program;
  • meals: breakfasts, dinners, meals on the routes;
  • cable car ascents;
  • hotel accommodation in 2-, 3-bed rooms with all amenities;
  • transportation services on the route;
  • guide-driver services;
  • environmental charges.

Paid extra

  • tickets to Elista and from Mineralnye Vody;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • resort fee;
  • climbing on a snowmobile — from 1500 rubles.;
  • single occupancy — 12,900 rubles/for the entire period of the tour;
  • personal expenses.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • personal first aid kit and insect bites (if necessary);
  • outfits for photo shoots;
  • a waterproof windproof jacket and warm clothes for climbing the mountains;
  • a raincoat (preferably not a disposable one) or a membrane jacket;
  • pool accessories: swimsuit / swimming trunks, towels, slippers (not disposable);
  • Sunglasses and cream: the sun is very active in the mountains;
  • comfortable clothes for the season;
  • comfortable sports hiking shoes for the season (not sneakers, not ballet flats).
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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 1 518
    11 – 18 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 1 518
    8 – 15 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 1 518
    13 – 20 Oct 8 days 7 nights
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  • from US$ 1 518
    10 – 17 Nov 8 days 7 nights
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