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CHECHNYA & OSSETIA


Discover the gems of the Caucasus’ regions with Lupine Travel!

In North Ossetia we will visit the historical city of the dead at Dargavs and the Republic of Ingushetia as well as viewing Chechnya's stunning mountain scenery and briefly passing through Dagestan.

For the second half of the tour we will take the Trans Caucasus highway and pass through the Roksky tunnel under the Caucasian ridge and into South Ossetia and its capital Tskinval.



Please note that some sections of these tours travel to areas where the British FCO advises against all travel too. Namely Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia and Chechnya.

We research the security of our destinations highly and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise you do you own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.

Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this.


We run this tour once per year with the option to just visit Chechnya and North Ossetia or also extend to South Ossetia as well.

A Russian visa is required for Chechnya which we provide the invitation for. We provide the separate visas for South Ossetia.

For those travelling into South Ossetia you will require a double entry Russian visa to facilitate your re entry. Our invitation covers you for this.

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UPCOMING TOURS

Our current upcoming group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal NightsPRICE
Chechnya & North Ossetia Tourtour-open2020-08-302020-09-04Chechnya & North Ossetia Tour5975350dynamic10August
South Ossetia Tourtour-open2020-09-042020-09-06South Ossetia Tour2955250dynamic10September

2021 TOURS

Our 2021 upcoming group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.


TOUR DATESTOUR NAMETotal NightsPRICE
Chechnya & North Ossetia Tourtour-open2021-08-222021-08-27Chechnya & North Ossetia Tour5975350dynamic10August
South Ossetia Tourtour-open2021-08-272021-08-29South Ossetia Tour2955250dynamic10September

TOUR ITINERARY


Day 1 - Arrive in Vladikavkaz


Arrival into Beslan airport (OGZ) close to Vladikavkaz. If you chose to arrive on the S7 airlines flight from Moscow, landing in Beslan at 13:00, our tour leader will meet you at the airport and assist with transfers to the city. After checking in, we'll have free time and your tour leader will arrange a group dinner. Overnight in Vladikavkaz.


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Day 2 - Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia-Alania


In the morning we begin our tour with an excursion out to Dargavs, sometimes known as the city of the dead. We'll head up to a monastery high up in the Caucasus and have a chance to try some of the local cuisine for lunch. In the afternoon we return to Vladikavkaz and will have a chance to step back in time by visiting Retro USSR bar which has been operating for 100 years.


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Day 3 - Grozny, Chechnya


After breakfast we will begin our excursion to Grozny, the capital of Chechnya. Enroute we will make a visit to the somber Beslan memorial as well as the remains of the school hall where the incident happened. Afterwards we'll head on to Magas, the capital of Inghushetia, for lunch and then finally on to Grozny to stay overnight.


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Day 4 - Itum Kale, Chechnya


We'll start the day with a tour of Grozny including the museum and the stunning Turkish and modernist mosques. In the afternoon we'll head on to Itum-Kale to see the local museum here as well as the traditional watch towers. Overnight back in Grozny.


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Day 5 - Lake Kezonoyam, Chechnya


In the morning we will make our way up in to the mountains to the stunning Lake Kezonoyam which sits  on the border between Chechnya and Dagestan. We'll have lunch by the lake and there are opportunities to zip line across the water. Close to the lake we will also visit the ruins of Hoy, set on a hilltop with a stunning view. Finally we'll transfer back to Vladikavkaz, via Grozny, to stay overnight.


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Day 6 - Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia-Alania


This morning our tour ends. If you're also joining our South Ossetia tour, we will depart the hotel at 09:00 after breakfast.


DETAILS

Includes:


- Lupine tour leader throughout
- Three star hotel accommodation throughout the tour (twin rooms - we can allocate another sole traveller to share with if required, subject to availability)
- Tours, entry fees and English speaking guides
- All ground transport
- All breakfasts


Excludes:


- International airfare to Armenia and Georgia
- Airport transfers
- Visas if required (most EU citizens will need no visa or a cheap visa on arrival)
- Personal insurance
- Most meals
- Single supplement possible on request