We leave Nalchik at 3 am. We have a way through four republics.
The journey will take approximately 5.5 hours.
Village Dubki - observation place
The first point is the village of Dubki in the Republic of Dagestan – the upper observation deck.
Usually tourists are attracted to Dagestan by the gentle Caspian Sea. But tired of the hot sun and sea rest, they begin to look closely at the mountain coolness. It is at this moment that a trip to Sulak becomes the best decision!
The Sulak Canyon is a very popular natural landmark of the republic among tourists. There are always a lot of local residents who prefer active recreation, and many guests of Dagestan. The most famous and visited place in the republic. More and more tourists from all over the world choose the Sulak Canyon as their vacation spot, because it is actually even steeper than the Grand Canyon.
The canyon is really impressive and leaves no tourist indifferent. Its scale is impressive, and the panoramas are mesmerizing. What a height, view, breathtaking! After all, we see one of the deepest canyons in the world! Even deeper than the famous Colorado Grand Canyon!
Old Zubutli - boat ride
We recommend visiting the canyon from all sides!
After viewing the turquoise surface of the water with the bizarre relief of the mountains from above, you should definitely take a boat ride through the canyon and admire it from below. We will visit the lower observation deck in the village of Old Zabutli and take a boat ride along the incredibly beautiful Sulak River. Green slopes of mountains, light puffs of clouds, peace and grace. A boat trip is paid separately, 600 rubles per person.
Peach Orchard - lunch
We are having for lunch in the Peach Garden. We will go up from the village, on the way we will look at the magnificent views of the river, the greenery of the gardens. The peach garden occupies 7.5 hectares, it has about 300 peach and apricot trees, several thousand vine bushes, several plum and walnut trees. The garden is a family business of the Salmanovs. It is over 30 years old. Now there are places for rest. Here, for an additional fee, we can taste a delicious Dagestan lunch and enjoy fruit and wine. A special highlight is herbal tea, which is brewed on apricot coals and served to guests directly from the samovar.
Sand Dune Sarykum
In the foothills of the Narat-Tube ridge, an amazing natural monument awaits us – an incredible, huge, unparalleled in the world, Sarykum sand dune. It means “yellow sand”. Where is it from? A piece of the Asian desert with a river rich in flora and fauna among the Caucasus Mountains. Amazing and vast, the largest in Eurasia. With a length of about 12 kilometers, a width of 4 kilometers and a height of up to 250 meters, the dune is really impressive. Moreover, even the climate here is different from the rest of Dagestan! Flora and fauna also correspond to the desert – lizards, snakes, rodents.
Most scientists agreed that a unique phenomenon appeared here under the influence of winds, which for several years blew sand from the rocks to the shores of the lake, as a result of which a dune was formed. Its dunes are simply amazing! It is believed that its age is more than 5 thousand years. Of course, the locals have created many legends about the appearance of this miracle of nature. According to one of them, at this place, on the birch of the lake, the daughter of the khan was killed, who ran away from home with a simple shepherd. The Khan’s servants began to cover the bodies of the lovers with sand, but their blood kept coming out and showing through, coloring the sand. The servants were forced to carry more and more sand until they formed a whole dune.
The unique dune Sarykum is part of the natural reserve “Dagestansky”. And this is not surprising. After all, this is the only Russian desert, which ranks second in height in the world!
Swing of Heart
Let’s not disregard the favorite place of tourists – the swing of heart over the abyss. Here you can take incredibly beautiful photos, walk along the edge of the gorge, admire the scenery and breathe in the clean mountain air.
The price includes:
transport service throughout the route (no additional fees)
travel agency accompany (guide not provided)
food and drinks
boat ride – 600 rubles per person
lunch on the canyon – 600 rubles per person
entrance to the dune – 150 rubles per person
|PRICE||2’900 rubles per person|
|DEPARTURE TIME||02:00 am from city Nalchik|
|INCLUDED IN THE PRICE||
|BOOKING OF THE EXCURSION IS MADE AFTER FULL PAYMENT.
IF THE EXCURSION IS CANCELED BY YOU ONE DAY BEFORE DEPARTURE AND BECAUSE OF WEATHER THE MONEY IS NOT REFUNDED.
The program and time of the tour may change. Check with managers for details.