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South Ossetia: 6-Day Tour

South Ossetia: 6-Day Tour

This tour is for those who’d like to know South Ossetia in detail, but is not ready for mountain trekkings. We’ll visit the main gorges of the country and have enough time to visit all of the most outstanding sights, will meet so many different people on the way and take part in traditional feasts. And each day we’ll come back to a cozy hotel.

 

Keep in mind, this plan does not describes everything that will happen during the trip. We always try to make each travel unique and organize experiences for our guests, which will be interesting just for them.

 

 

Day 1: Arrival

 

We recommend to fly via Moscow (SVO), Aeroflot Flight: 7:50 - 10:40

 

  1. The guide will meet you in the airport of Vladikavkaz. 

  2. After a short walk, lunch and visiting the main sight of the city you’ll go to mountains.

  3. Night is planned in Tsey valley, which is on the way to South Ossetia (It is not just incredibly beautiful, is very culturally important. The Rekom shrine, one of the most important holy places of Ossetian traditional religion)

  4. Night in Vertikal 3* hotel or similar accommodations 

 

Day 2: Tskhinval

 

  1. Drive to the border of South Ossetia (Border crossing is unpredictable - It usually it takes about an hour, but sometimes it takes 2 and even 3 hours)

  2. Drive to the most important shrine of South Ossetia,  Djery Dzuar 

  3. Picnic at the shrine 

  4. Drive to Tskhinval

  5. Meet a veterans of the war of independence and walk in the town together

  6. Visit a local family for lunch

  7. Night in “Uyut” hotel or similar accommodations 

 

Day 3: Leningor District

 

  1. Drive east from Tskhinval to visit the Leningor district which was under Georgian control until 2008

  2. Visit the palace of Ksani ersitavs, who were one of the most powerful feudal families of South Caucasus and owned almost a third part of the territory of South Ossetia

  3. Drive back to the Tskhinval district

  4. Hike up to Usanet shrine, placed on the top of a mountain (If you are in good shape we can walk further to see the defensive tower of Margita clan, placed on a rock ledge)

  5. In the evening we’ll local family or with Tola Goyaev - former combat commander and now one of the best wine-makers in the country

  6. Night in “Uyut” hotel or similar accommodations

 

Day 4: Medieval Heritage

 

  1. This day we’ll head west from Tskhinval to see ancient churches and fortresses and also talk to locals in the valley of Prone river. 

    1. The highlights of the day are Tir monastery, the fortress and the palace in Dzagina, the church of XIII century in Tigwa village

  2. In the evening, we’ll be back in Tskhinval

  3. Night in “Uyut” hotel or similar

 

Day 5. Kudaro

 

  1. Drive to the mountains of Kudaro Gorge

  2. Ertso lake and stop in Tson - one of the most beautiful villages of South Ossetia

  3. Depending on your physical shape we’ll make a light hike in the surroundings of the village or visit Kvaisa, the soviet miner town

  4. In the evening, drive back to Tskhinval

  5. Night in “Uyut” hotel or similar accommodations 

 

Day 6. Tual’s Gorge

 

  1. Visit the highest mountainous region of the country - the upper reaches of the Great Liakhva River (Home to the Tual (Dval) people - They are one of the Ossetian sub-ethnic groups - their roots is one of the most disputed matters between Georgian, Ossetian and Ingush historians)

  2. Visit the healing mineral springs with carbonated water. 

  3. Lunch with a local family

  4. Drive to Erman - one of the highest elevated villages in Europe - its altitude is approximately 2100 meters above sea level

  5. In the evening we’ll cross the border and go back to Vladikavkaz

  6. Night in Alexandrovsky 4* hotel or similar accommodations


 

Included:

 

  1. English-speaking guides

  2. Transportation

  3. Accommodations

  4. Meals (B,L,D + water, wine, coffee and so on)

  5. Museums and other tickets

  6. South Ossetian entry permit

Not Included:

  • Visa for Russia

  • Meals/services other than specified

  • Medical insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Single supplement

  • Flights

Included

  • English-speaking guides

  • Transportation

  • Accommodations

  • Meals (B,L,D + water, wine, coffee and so on)

  • Museums and other tickets

  • South Ossetian entry permit

Not Included

  • Visa for Russia

  • Meals/services other than specified

  • Medical insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Single supplement

  • Flights

  • Insurance

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this tour, or would like to book, just contact us below!