South Ossetia - untouched nature, clean air and crystal water sources - a paradise for fans of nature & culture
AC=accommodation, B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
Day 1: Arrival in the Caucasus City Vladikavkaz (D)
Flight with Aeroflot or similar airline from Europe via Moscow to Vladikavkaz (Russia). Here your tour guide will welcome you, then transfer to a middle class hotel in Vladikavkaz center, possibility for a walk along the city-promenade, dinner.
Vladikavkaz is the capital of Russia's Republic of North Ossetia-Alania, one of the most populous cities in the North Caucasus and in the region home of the Alans , the descendants of the ancient Scythian and Sarmatian.
Day 2: Vladikavkaz – Dominate the Caucasus (B,D)
Vladikavkaz means translated: dominate the Caucasus. Vladikavkas has a university, museums, theatres, Philharmonic Concert Halls and planetarium.
During your city tour you visit the 1908 buildt Sunniten - mosque. 35 kilometers southwest of the city, the health resort Karmadon is located on 1,500 meters above sea level in the valley of the Genaldon river.
From Karmadon we take the way to the village Dargavs, Dargavs is one of mysterious sights in southern Russia. Here you see the very old grave places, the so-called dead city with over 90 graves present of different types and forms from the 16.th to 18.th Century. AC hotel Vladikavkaz
Day 3: Zkhinval – South Ossetia (B,D)
Your journey from Vladikavkaz passes through the centre of the Caucasus mountains, literally in so far as you will pass through the engineering marvel known as the Roki-Tunnel at the crossroads between North Ossetia-Alania and South Ossetia. In The afternoon you reach the capital of South Ossetia: Zkhinval.
In Zkhinval you stay in the hotel Alan, rooms with shower and WC. The accommodation is secure and people are always available to help. In the evening home-cooked food.
There are numerous internet cafes in Tskhinval. Foreign mobile phone networks can be unreliable. Local sim cards can be bought for a few dollars and it is possible to make and receive international calls on these sim-cards. Alternatively we have a number of mobile phones which are available to hire for the duration of your stay.
The currency of South Ossetia is the Russian Ruble. It is possible to exchange $US and Euros for Rubles locally or through our representatives. There are no ATMs at present. AC hotel in Zkhinval.
Day 4: Zkhinval & Leningor (B,D)
Tskhinval is located on the southern slopes of the Caucasus on the river “Big Liakhva”, at an altitude of 870 meters above sea level. The city is the capital of South Ossetia, you see natural beauty, friendly people and you taste good food.
We will take a city tour with a visit of the open air museum, the Cathedral of the Virgin Maria, a church from the 9th Century and the State Museum.
In the afternoon tour to Leningor. A new road has been built to Leningor. The road is characterized by steep slopes and long climbs. In order to ensure the protection of drivers a large number of supporting walls has been built.
In Leningor you visit one of the most beautiful corners of South Ossetia, Leningor was a favorite tourist destination during the Soviet era. Landmarks, such as a fortress built some four centuries ago, can still be found.
The Leningor Castle used to belong to the local nobility, now it is a museum. Thousands of tourists used to come sightseeing here in former times. In the late afternoon we drive back. AC hotel in Zkhinval.
Day 5: Edys (Erman) – Urstualgom & magnificent mountains (B,D)
Check-Out hotel and we drive to the north. Our first stop is in Dzau (Java) with a break. 6 km before the Roki Tunnel we stop and change to 4x4 jeeps.
10 km we drive into the mountains to over 2000 meters with a fantastic view scenery. You see medieval ruins of the church in the village Edys and spend the night in a medieval village in local houses. Accommodation in simple and clean rooms, toilet and shower for common use in the house. In the evening you taste the natural local products. AC host families
Day 6: Roki Tunnel – Vladikavkaz (B,D)
After breakfast we drive back with jeeps to the main road and change to our bus, Vladikavkaz we reach in the afternoon. AC hotel.
Day 7: Vladikavkaz (B)
Transfer to the airport and flight back via Moscow.
Minimum group size: 2
Maximum group size: 12
Prolongate your trip with a tour to Abkhazia or Dagestan !
travel dates17.04.2017 - 23.04.2017
15.05.2017 - 21.05.2017
05.06.2017 - 11.06.2017
11.09.2017 - 17.09.2017
09.10.2017 - 15.10.2017
The tour price includes:
Flights with Aeroflot or another airline from many European airports to Vladikavkaz via Moscow and back in the economy class
All airport taxes
All overnight stays in good middle class hotels, rooms with shower or bath / WC, 1 night in local houses, toilet partly separately in the house for common use
Meals: half board
City tours and excursions as described, according to the program including entrance fees
English-speaking guide from / to Vladikavkaz airport, partly additionally local guide
Visa support for Russian visa & entry permission/visa South Ossetia
For this trip you need a 'double-entry' visa for Russia and an invitation letter/visa for South Ossetia.
Services not included
Meals and beverages at meals, except mentioned, tips, expenses of personal needs, personal travel insurance, visa fee for applying Russian visa
Prices in € / person
3 bed room 1.990.-
Double room 2.390.-
Single room: 2.590.-