Chechnya, Ingushetia + Dagestan: 9-Day Tour

Chechnya, Ingushetia + Dagestan: 9-Day Tour

Day 1: Arrival to Grozny

  1. The guide will meet you at the airport

  2. Have lunch in a traditional cuisine restaurant

  3. Spend the whole afternoon exploring the main sites of the city (museum of Akhmad Kadyrov, National museum, roof of Business Center, “Heart of Chechnya” mosque, memorial of 1944...)

  4. Night in “Grozny city” 5-star hotel

Day 2: Go deeper (Sufis and Salafis)

  1. Meet Adam Satuev - the creator of the Dondi-yurt private museum, Chechen honorary citizen and friend of Ramzan Kadyrov

  2. Come back to Grozny and visit Khafiz’s school

  3. After lunch, meet one of the Salafi people who lives near Grozny

  4. In the evening, talk to one of the people who fought for Chechen independence

  5. Night in “Grozny city” 5-star hotel

 

Day 3: Vainakh brothers

  1. Drive to the mountains of Ingushetia to learn about Ingush traditions and recent history

    1. Ingush people are related to Chechens and they even had a Checheno-Igush republic for both nations during Soviet times. They can understand each other and most of them follow the same Sufi tariqa (way). The primary difference is that in the early 90s, the Ingush people decided to stay with Russia instead of fighting for independence. They also had a conflict at that time with Ossetians

  2. During the day, we’ll see amazing defensive towers

    1. Ingush and Chechen people have the same culture of tower building. One of the Ingush subethnic groups, until this day, call themselves the Galgai (“Branches of Towers”) identifying themselves with their clan’s towers

  3. In the evening, we’ll see Zhikr (Sufi ritual) of Kadaria tariqa, which is common both for Chechnya and Ingushetia

    1. We’ll spend the night in a private house in Djeirakh village and will be able to communicate with locals

 

Day 4: Back to Chechnya

  1. In the morning we’ll hike up to Myat-seyli shrine (2 hours light hiking)

  2. Drive to Magas (the capital of Ingushetia) for lunch

  3. Drive back to Chechnya and go up to Argun gorge and stay in a brand-new Veduchi ski resort

 

Day 5: Kezenoi-am lake

  1. We’ll drive along rural roads to Sharoi towers and then to Dai village for lunch

  2. After that, we will visit the abandoned Hoi village and Kezenoy-am lake (the biggest mountain lake of the Caucasus)

  3. Night in Grozny

 

Day 6: Drive to Dagestan

  1. Drive to Gunib via Sulak canyon view point

  2. Have lunch, on the way, in a family fruit garden in Miatli village

  3. Night in Gunib

 

Day 7: Mountain Villages of Dagestan

  1. Visit to the mountain villages of two different nations: Laks and Dargwa

  2. Lunch in Balkhar, famous pottery village

  3. Dinner in Kubachi, the famous center of jewellery

  4. Home-stay in Kubachi

 

Day 8: Derbent

  1. Drive to the Caspian sea

  2. Lunch in Derbent

  3. Walk around the Old City and visit a local home

  4. Enjoy Azerbaijani cuisine for dinner

  5. Night in the “Scarlet Sails” hotel

 

Day 9: Departure

  1. Transfer to Makhachkala airport


 

Price includes:

  • English–speaking guide services for the whole trip 

  • Transportation according the itinerary 

  • Meals and tastings as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

  • Overnights in hotels and guesthouses according to the itinerary (Twin/double room + Single room if the number of participants is odd) 

  • Tickets to all museums, natural reserves and sites

  • Local guides services

  • Border permits

 

Price does not include:

 

  • Visa for Russia

  • Meals/services other than specified

  • Medical insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Single supplement

Included

  • English–speaking guide services for the whole trip 

  • Transportation according the itinerary 

  • Meals and tastings as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

  • Overnights in hotels and guesthouses according to the itinerary (Twin/double room + Single room if the number of participants is odd) 

  • Tickets to all museums, natural reserves and sites

  • Local guides services

  • Border permits

Not Included

  • Visa for Russia

  • Meals/services other than specified

  • Medical insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Single supplement

  • Insurance

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