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TRAVEL TO THE COUNTRY OF MOUNTAINS

ЦЕНЫ АКТУАЛЬНЫ ДО 31 ОКТЯБРЯ 2024 ГОДА

Tour

11 days / 10 nights

Route: Pyatigorsk - Bermamyt plateau - Elbrus region (KBR) - Medovy Waterfalls (Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia) and Kislovodsk - Dargavs (RSO-Alanya) - Mountain Ingushetia - Grozny (Chechen Republic) - Sulak canyon - (Republic of Dagestan) - Derbent - Kubachi – Makhachkala

 

Departure from Moscow. Arrival in Mineralnye Vody (flight time - 2 hours).

 Flight to Moscow (flight duration 2 hours 40 minutes).

 

We invite you to visit the most beautiful places of the North Caucasus in many ways similar to the Alps, but surpassing them in height. There is no European gloss, but there is pristine nature, Caucasian flavor, living traditions and customs of the mountaineers. All days you will spend in different towns, mountainous regions, but always in beauty and at the height.

Take the opportunity to relax and see the fabulous nature and the most hospitable region in Russia. This trip provides a possibility to get acquainted with the amazing nature of the Caucasus, the famous resorts of the Caucasian Mineral Waters and enjoy the dishes of the national Caucasian cuisine. You will see picturesque landscapes, mountain villages, medieval towers, visit the "Mountain of Happiness" and appreciate the local culinary traditions.

You can see the panoramas of the Caucasian ridge from a bird's eye view feeling how wonderful life is! Every day you will experience feelings of joy and delight, because you have come to the Caucasus.


День

Содержание программы

Day 1

Meeting at the airport in Mineralnye Vody. Transfer to Pyatigorsk.

Lunch

City tour around Pyatigorsk.

You will meet with the famous Russian resort Pyatigorsk located among the amazing laccolithic mountains, which give it a unique look. You will unexpectedly see European architecture in the Caucasus, the creations of famous Swiss, German and English architects, visit parks and squares that have delighted resort guests for two centuries with their exquisite beauty.

During the excursion, you will pass through an underground tunnel.

An extraordinary underground lake "Proval" will appear in front of you, which was included in the list of "25 Wonders of Russia". You will be able to see “Shameless Baths” on the slope of Mashuk Mountain, so authentically conveying the atmosphere of the resort.

You will visit the Caucasian market with mouth-watering oriental sweets, aromatic spices, fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden that will complete the real impression of the city.

Ascent by cable car to Mount Mashuk. Here you can see picturesque landscapes that shocked and inspired the great classics of Russia - Lermontov, Pushkin, Tolstoy, and of course will make an unforgettable impression on you.

(Excursion duration 4-5 hours)

Dinner.

Overnight at the hotel in Pyatigorsk.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel.

Jeep tour to the Bermamyt plateau (Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia).

The road to Bermamyt goes off-road among endless alpine meadows, covered with fragrant multi-colored herbs and flowers to the very horizon. Numerous herds of horses and flocks of sheep enliven the beautiful landscapes, convey the Caucasian flavor of the amazing nature.

When you get to Bermamyt, it takes your breath away. In beauty and grandeur, this place is not inferior to the Grand Canyon in the United States. Boulders, bizarre rocks rise above the plateau with a stunning panoramic view of Elbrus. The height of the rocks above the abyss in some places reaches 900 meters above the abyss of the Eshkon gorge.

Picnic in nature.

You can enjoy amazing spectacles, fabulous landscapes and shining peaks of the two-headed Caucasian Tsar - Elbrus from a dizzying height at any time of the year.

Neither photographs nor words can convey the feelings and emotions that you experience here. Bermamyt is a stunningly beautiful place that you must see yourself!

Transfer to Pyatigorsk.

(Duration of the excursion 10 hours)

Dinner.

Overnight at the hotel in Pyatigorsk.

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion to the Moutain Elbrus  (region of Kabardino-Balkaria Republic).

Elbrus is a visiting card of the North Caucasus, “Mountain of Happiness”. Dazzling Elbrus is a dormant two-headed volcano, included in the list of the seven highest peaks in the world (height 5642 m.). In the depths of Elbrus, the famous mineral waters of the resorts of the North Caucasus are born. Ascent from the Azau glade along the highest cable car in Russia, which has no analogues in Europe. The cable car rises 3847 meters to the Gara-Bashi station. From here, breathtaking views of the faithful mountain peaks of the Caucasian ridge and the handsome Elbrus open up.

Lunch. National cuisine.

You will feel the strength and power of the mountains, admire the panoramas of snow-white peaks and dizzying mountain landscapes, the silence of forests and the heady aroma of alpine meadows, recharge the energy of the mountains and get an unforgettable experience. You will taste mineral water in the Narzan Valley and learn about the secrets of Caucasian centenarians. 80% of Russia's long-livers live in the North Caucasus.

Transfer to Pyatigorsk. (The duration of the excursion is 12 hours).

Dinner.

Overnight at a hotel in Pyatigorsk.

Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion to Honey Falls. (Republic of Karachay-Cherkessia)

On the way to Honey Falls, we stop near the amazing natural monument "Ring Mountain", a rock formation on the outskirts of Kislovodsk, from which a beautiful panoramic view of the outskirts of the city of Kislovodsk opens.

Honey Falls represent a group of waterfalls in the gorge of the Alikonovka River, which cut through the rocks with a deep canyon. A cascade of waterfalls, striking in its beauty, splashes of cool water and the aroma of flowering herbs give an indescribable pleasure while walking along the picturesque gorge.

Here you can take a horse ride, admire the magnificent surroundings and breathe in the purest air, always filled with the aromas of mountain herbs.

Especially delicious will be a lunch of national dishes in the open air, juicy barbecue, healthy ayran, a drink of Caucasian centenarians.

For fans of extreme sports we definitely recommend a ride over the gorge on the longest zipline in Russia with a length of 1050 m and get a dose of adrenaline.

Lunch. Karachay cuisine.

Transfer to Kislovodsk.

City tour around Kislovodsk.

Kislovodsk is the most famous and popular Russian resort. It is considered one of the most environmentally friendly and hospitable cities in Russia, has a mild climate and more than 300 sunny days a year. It is famous not only for its healing mineral springs, but also for its amazing microclimate.

Mineral water, mountain air and unusually beautiful landscapes have made Kislovodsk a favorite place for recreation and treatment of the Russian elite, aristocracy, as well as many celebrities. That is why luxurious mansions, luxurious dachas, hotels, and beautiful buildings appeared in the city.

A place of attraction in the city is the Kislovodsky National Park, the largest man-made park not only in Russia, but also in Europe. You can stay in the park for hours, admiring the beauty of nature and panoramic views of the mountains surrounding the valley.

Wonderful architecture, beautiful well-groomed territory, parks, squares, flower beds delight with their beauty all year round.

Transfer to Pyatigorsk. (Duration of the excursion 10 hours)

Dinner.

Overnight at the hotel in Pyatigorsk.

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel.

Travel to the Mysterious settlement Dargavs. (Republic of North Ossetia-Alania). Travel through the picturesque gorges of North Ossetia-Alania with a visit to the mysterious village of Dargavs. Delightful gorges are filled with the beauty of primeval nature, the mysterious atmosphere of ancient Ossetian settlements, covered with legends and legends. A huge number of historical and architectural objects of world importance will reveal the mysteries of the culture of ancient peoples.

The largest necropolis in the North Caucasus, located near the village of Dargavs, keeps many secrets. The “City of the Dead” is a unique place, carefully revered by the locals as a sacred object. You will visit the Alansky Assumption Monastery, which is the highest mountain active male monastery in Russia, located at an altitude of 1300 meters above sea level.

Lunch. National Ossetian cuisine.

Hospitable Ossetia will greet you with delicious Ossetian pies.

Transfer to Vladikavkaz. (Excursion duration 12 hours)

Dinner.

Overnight at the hotel in the city of Vladikavkaz.

Day 6

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Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion to the mountainous Ingushetia

Acquaintance with Ingushetia will begin in the Dzheyrakh gorge. It is called the "emerald" of Ingushetia - it is a real paradise with a long history, legends and secrets.

In the gorge there are Ingush ancestral towers and structures that date back to the II century. BC.

Next visit the Erzi nature reserve, which is located on the territory of the Sunzhensky and Dzheyrakhsky regions of the Republic of Ingushetia. The reserve is famous for its medieval tower complexes, which have no analogues in the whole world! These places have a rich history, shrouded in mystery and delight everyone who visits them.

Lunch. National Ingush cuisine.

The next place will be the Christian temple Tkhaba - Yerdy, built up in the 8th century. One of the oldest churches in Russia. It combines the symbols of Christianity and elements of the pagan religion of the highlanders of that time.

One of the seven wonders of Russia, Vovnushka, will make a vivid impression. This is one of the most distinctive tower complexes of the defensive system of ancient Ingushetia. It consists of three towers, two of which are located on the top of the cliff and looks like a natural continuation of the cliffs. The towers are located in the picturesque gorge of the Guloy River - and with a panoramic view of the Caucasian ridge.

Transfer to the city of Magas. (The duration of the excursion is 12 hours).

Dinner.

Overnight at the hotel in the city of Magas.

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion to the city of Grozny.

You will get acquainted with the city of Grozny, learn its amazing history, the modern complex of skyscrapers "Grozny-City" is an ultramodern quarter with shopping centers, fashionable restaurants, located in the very center of the city.

You see the Heart of Chechen mosque, which has become the hallmark of Grozny, one of the largest and most beautiful mosques in the world. On the territory adjacent to the Kadyrov mosque, the "Garden of Eden" with fountains, walking paths and flower alleys is laid out.

Lunch. National Chechen dishes.

Your journey continues to the city of Argun, where the "Mother's Heart" Mosque is located, named the material part of the republic by Aymani Kadyrova. The mosque was built in high-tech style and is the first mosque in Russia, made in an ultra-modern form. (The duration of the excursion is 7 hours).

Dinner.

Overnight at a hotel in Grozny.

Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion to the Sulak canyon - the deepest canyon in Europe. (Republic of Dagestan).

An amazing acquaintance with the history, culture, traditions and cuisine of Dagestan, a meeting with the natural wonders of Dagestan, which will amaze with their magnificence and beauty, await you.

Sulak canyon is one of the main attractions of Dagestan. It amazes with its scale and grandeur, the paintings that open up to the gaze, which remain in the memory for a lifetime. The canyon was created thanks to the Sulak River, which cut through the mountains with a length of 53 km. The depth of the Sulak canyon reaches 1920 meters. The view of the abyss against the backdrop of beautiful mountain landscapes and the turquoise color of the river water into the canyon, more reminiscent of the color of the water in tropical seaside resorts, create a fantastic, fabulous, beautiful view.

Lunch. Fish menu.

You will have the opportunity to ride a boat on the Sulak River, visit a trout farm and enjoy delicious fish dishes.

Transfer to the city of Derbent. (Excursion duration 12 hours)

Dinner.

Overnight at the hotel in Derbent.

Day 9

Breakfast at the hotel.

City tour of Derbent.

Derbent is one of the few cities on the planet that lies below sea level. This is one of the most ancient cities in the world, it was founded more than 5 thousand years ago. He is older than Rome, London, Delhi.

You will have a walk through Derbent and dive into the incredible atmosphere of the old city. The ancient fortress Naryn-Kala is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will see the main attractions:

"Maiden Baths", Juma Mosque. Armenian temple, House of Peter I, sea embankment. Derbent is the southernmost of all cities in Russia, and therefore a visit to the eastern market will give you a real oriental flavor.

Lunch. Dagestan cuisine.

Derben is a multinational city with representatives of more than sixty peoples living here, and this makes it especially vibrant and attractive. Transfer to Derbent. (Excursion duration 6 hours)

Dinner.

Overnight at the hotel in Derbent.

Day 10

Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion to the village Kubachi.

Kubachi is an aul in the mountains of Dagestan, located at an altitude of 1750 meters. For several centuries it has been famous for its craftsmen who create unique jewelry. Aul Kubachi will amaze you with its mountain views and the feeling of frozen time. Nothing here resembles the movement of centuries: local residents are engaged in ancient crafts and live in houses "stuck" to each other on steep slopes, wearing traditional national clothes. You will take an excursion to the Soviet era, once known far beyond the borders of the USSR, and now an abandoned factory for the production of silver products.

Lunch in a family with local residents.

Walking through the old quarters of the village, you will explore the picturesque terraces and courtyards of houses and walk along a chaotic labyrinth of streets with narrow passages, stairs and galleries, and then climb the watchtower of the XII-XIV centuries. (Duration of the excursion 8 hours)

Dinner.

Overnight at the hotel in Derbent.

Day 11

Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion to the dune Sarikum - the largest sand dune in Eurasia.

A unique natural landmark that no other corner of the world can boast of anymore. There has never been a desert here, but there is a dune, and not ordinary, but one of the greatest in the world! More than one generation of scientists has been fighting over the mystery of the origin of this miracle of nature. The mysterious appearance on the territory of Dagestan in the mountainous region of an islet of a real Central Asian desert with characteristic flora, fauna and climatic conditions arouses genuine interest among all tourists.

Transfer to the city of Makhachkala.

Lunch.

Transfer to the airport of Makhachkala city.

Evening flight to the city of Moscow. (Recommended departure time is 20:30 pm Makhachkala).

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