Grand Tour of the North Caucasus
A fantastic 11-day adventure across 6 republics
Visiting the Caucasus...
- has been your dream for a long time?
To see magnificent nature and dive into authentic cultures.
That is exactly what the Grand Tour is about!

In a nutshell
11 days
A perfect length of a tour that allows to see the entire region and add extra days still for your individual experiences
6 republics
Kabardino-Balkaria, Karachai-Cherkessia, North Ossetia-Alania, Ingushetia, Chechnya, and Dagestan
Small group
Travel in a small group of just 3 to 5 people allows spending more time enjoying places and connecting with locals
Safe and comfort
While choosing all-things-local we also offer the best from available places for overnight stays to let you relax when it's needed
Awesome team
People is what makes a trip meaningful and special. Meet our positive guides in all republics and an energetic team leader!
Easy to book
Get in touch with us, transfer a deposit, and start preparing for a trip!

Dates in 2021

start: September.21
finish: October.1
Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrival. Pyatigorsk
The program starts in Pyatigorsk in the afternoon. After check-in at a hotel and some rest, you have a sightseeing walking tour with our local guide (optional) or on your own. In the evening we are glad to invite you for a tasty welcome dinner where you meet your team as well as a tour leader.

  • Arrival at Mineralnye Vody airport (35 min by taxi to Pyatigorsk)
  • Walking: 3-4 hours
  • Meals included: dinner (caucasian cuisine)
  • Overnight: hotel in Pyatigorsk

Day 2 - Karachaevo-Cherkess Republic
On this day we have a trip to the famous Dombay resort village. We will visit one of the oldest Christian temples in Russia, which is situated high on the saint mount Shoana. We will go higher than 2000m above sea level in gondola lift. For dinner, we will have a tasty grilled trout that you can catch yourself on a local fish farm. Overnight in Pyatigorsk.

  • Highlights: Dombay village, Teberda.
  • Car ride: 3 hours (one way)
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: hotel in Pyatigorsk

Day 3 - Kabardino-Balkaria Republic
After breakfast, we go to the next republic. Our destination is the Baksan gorge, in Prielbrusye National Park. We're going to visit the natural springs valley and sample the mineral water coming directly from the ground. Then, we move on to the slopes of Mount Elbrus that is the highest peak of the Caucasus and European continent. The place is year-round full of climbers, hikers and skiers so we immerse ourselves into this atmosphere by wandering around and having mulled wine and lunch from the "alpinist's menu" at the highest cafe in Europe "Gara-Bashi" located at 3750m above sea level! We will walk on the snowcap of giant Mount Elbrus and then continue our adventures to the next republic – North Ossetia-Alania.

We will spend the evening of this amazing long day in a luxurious Ossetian hotel with Hamam, banya and sauna. Oh, what can be better! Only a tasty traditional dinner from a great Ossetian chef! Overnight in Fiagdon

  • Highlights: mt. Elbrus
  • Car ride: 5 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: hotel
Day 4 - North Ossetia-Alania Republic
Now, be ready for adventures! We devote this day to the exploration of the ancient alan world: towers, tombs, temples and ghost villages. All this is surrounded by beautiful nature. After a picnic in the fresh air, we will go straight to the Republic of Ingushetia which is just half an hour ride by car from famous Dargavs tombs. In the evening we arrive in Vladikavkaz and have a walk across the old part of the city after dinner.

  • Highlights: Fiagdon resort village, Dargavs, Tsmiti ancient settlement, Vladikavkaz
  • Car ride: 3-4 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: hotel in Vladikavkaz.
Day 5 - North Ossetia-Alania Republic
After breakfast, we go by 4x4 cars high up into the mountains of the North Ossetian republic just above the clouds. We will see old villages and meet locals there. After this great adventure, we go straight to the republic of Ingushetia.

  • Highlights: Digoria gorge, Dzheirakh area
  • Car ride: 5 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: hotel at Armkhi ski resort

Day 6 - Ingushetia Republic
Ingushetia is a land of towers! We will see the biggest tower complexes (Egikal, Erzi) and the most unique of them – Vovnushki. Besides, we will touch one of the most ancient and mysterious temples Tkhaba-Erdy temple with petroglyphs and interesting pictures on its walls. In the evening we come to the capital of the republic - Magas city - and overnight there.

  • Highlights: Vovnushki, Egikal, Erzi, Tkhaba-Erdy
  • Car ride: 3-4 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: hotel in Magas
Day 7 - Chechen Republic
On this day the program starts early in the morning. We go deep into the Chechen culture which is a rare opportunity for a foreign traveller because Chechen people seem rather closed and conservative. However, you will see that actually, they are very kind and have a great history and culture. Today we visit an old Chechen craftsman at his great house built according to Chechen traditions, with towers and different old stuff. It's like a house museum, a very special place! After that, we will enter the most beautiful and magnificent Chechen mosques and see them from inside. The rest of the day, we will spend relaxing at the picturesque mountain lake Kezenoy Am and stay overnight there, after a tasty dinner.

  • Highlights: Grozny city, house-museum Dondi Yurt, Kezenoy Am lake
  • Bus ride: 4 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: hotel
Day 8 - Dagestan Republic
This day will be a relaxed one. We get up late at the beautiful lake Kezenoy Am. After a short walk and breakfast, we drive to the capital of the Dagestan republic, the city of Makhachkala. We have a slow walking tour in its old part and along the seaside. In the evening we have a great dinner with traditional local dishes at a museum restaurant.

  • Highlights: Makhachkala city
  • Car ride: 3 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: hotel in Makhachkala
Day 9 - Dagestan Republic
It's a big day and we need to start early. After a tasty homemade breakfast, we go straight to Gamsutl ghost village. We take a 2-hours hike to the top of the mountain where Gamsutl is situated. It's a really nice walk in the wood.

We explore the village, enjoy a breathtaking view and have some rest there. After going down, we visit the old village Chokh. For dinner, we have tasty organic local food: cheese, meat, fruit, and magical botishal (a thin cheese pie). Overnight in Gunib, a famous village near Chokh with a long history and amazing viewpoints.

  • Highlights: ghost village Gamsutl, Chokh and Gunib villages
  • ride: 4 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: guesthouse
Day 10 - Dagestan Republic
We are going to visit Sulaksky Canyon which is the second deepest in the world and the most beautiful in whole Russia. We will enjoy unique nature, take amazing photos, and have a cool ride on motorboats. For dinner, we have the tastiest in the area grilled trout on a lovely local fish farm. We will also see a local miracle – barkhan Sarykum, the highest barkhan in all Russia and Eurasia.

  • Highlights: barkhan Sarykum, Sulaksky canyon, Gunib
  • Car ride: 3-4 hours
  • Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Overnight: hotel in Makhachkala
Day 11 - Dagestan Republic
After breakfast, we bring you to the airport of Makhachkala.

  • Car ride: 30 min
  • Meals included: breakfast
Excursion to Derbent city - optional, additional cost.


Price
What you get as a participant
Price for 1 person: 286'000 RUB | 3'315 EUR | 3'900 USD
Reservations are made upon payment of a deposit of 30 000 RUB | 350 EUR | 400 USD

The price includes:

Accommodation
hotels (single rooms), guest house on day 9
Transfers
from/to the airport in the days of arrival and departure; all transportation during the 11-day program by comfortable off-road cars
Meals
Day 1: dinner, Days 2-10: full board, Day 11: breakfast
All entrance tickets
cable car at Dombay resort and Elbrus resort; Dargavs abandoned settlement, tower museum complexes in Ingushetia, Dondi-Yurt museum in Chechnya
Services
group leader for all days of a tour, workshops with locals, regional eco fees
Not included:

- Flights to/from the Caucasus
- Visa fees
- Insurance (optional)
- Individual expences
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What our tourists say
My trip with Adventure.Dream.Team. was my first hike ever and I enjoyed it a lot! Everything was very well organized, not a thing to worry about. I absolutely loved the support provided during the tour: from cheer-up-you-can-make-it jokes to sharing sunscreen. Guys, you are the best!
Alena (Russia)
Perfectly organized trip to wild and natural places. It was a lot of fun and the people were great and strong characters. It was a pleasure to be a part of one of those adventures!
Merlin (Bavaria, Germany)
Hiking, mountains, beautiful places and good company. What more do you want? I can highly recommend joining Adventure.Dream.Team.
Daan (Belgium)
Friendly and good organizers. Great trip in beautiful mountains. I highly recommend this company for adventure trips in the North Caucasus.
Joakim (Norway)
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Adventure.Dream.Team.
incoming tour operator for the North Caucasus
Our team has been organizing adventure tours in the North Caucasus since 2013. Our travellers value us for good care, flawlessly thought out routes and flexibility during travel.

People from over 20 countries, from all 5 continents trust us. And what's more important the local communities trust us too. There's no way we could exist without them.

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