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Adygea: Mountains of Delight

This journey will introduce you with mountain beauties of the south of Russia!

Adygea: Mountains of Delight

7 days/6 nights

Group- 6 people

This journey will introduce you with mountain beauties of the south of Russia in one go: scenic mountains and high plains, magnificent waterfalls and caves, gorgeous canyon and alpine meadows – all in one week!

The tour provides an opportunity to visit the Caucasian biosphere reserve and passes through the territory, which is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The tour is for active tourists. It does not require any special physical training and suits children and adults of all ages.

Hotel: double room (dbl, twin), standard, for children – extra bed.

Meals: full-board (fb).

Tour programme

Day 1

9.00 meeting group at Krasnodar railway station

10:00 meeting group at Krasnodar airport

Transfer to hotel (150-180 km) in mountain Adygea. On the way the guide briefs on Adygea’s nature, culture, history and today.

Hotel accommodation, lunch.

Walking excursion to Khadjokhskaya gorge. A 800 meters-long tour lies through the range of Belaya river canyon . With a great force the mountain river course rushes into the narrow gorge creating extraordinary beauty of the natural monument.  A spectacular illumination is arranged after darkness. Khadjokhskaya gorge is a safe excursion site with paths, stairs, parapets and observation desks.

Dinner.

  • Хаджохская теснина
  • Хаджохская теснина
  • Хаджохская теснина
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  • Хаджохская теснина

Day 2

Breakfast.

Coach tour to Lago-Naki high plain, the Caucasian biosphere reserve. Visiting Big Azishskaya cave, rich in stone pillars, stalactites, and stalagmites. It is one of the most beautiful and extraordinary caves in the Western Caucasus. The cave is located at a height of 1,600 meters above sea level. It comprises of several imposing galleries, one of which contains an underground river. The cave is fully equipped for receiving tourists.

Lunch.

Free time. Several options are available: rafting, horse ride, jeep-ride, quad biking, excursion to St. Michael’s monastery, tasting Adygei cheese, mountain honey or herbal teas, cableway rise to Una-Koz ridge (all extra chargeable).

Dinner.

  • Азишская пещера
  • Азишская пещера
  • Плато Лаго-Наки
  • Плато Лаго-Наки
  • Плато Лаго-Наки

Day 3

Breakfast.

Hiking to Mishoko gorge. The gorge divides the Una-Koz ridge. Here are all kinds of landscape attractions: small caves, picturesque rocks, panorama sites and waterfalls. The air in the gorge is amazingly clean and fresh, and the spring water is extremely tasty and transparent.  No wonder that traces of human life have been revealed here since ancient times, and the walking tour is named “Back to the roots of life”, accordingly.

Lunch-we’ll take lunch-boxes and mountain herbal tea along.

For extra-pay an extreme amusement park and horse riding are available.

Dinner.

  • Ущелье Мишоко
  • Ущелье Мишоко

Day 4

Breakfast.

Coach tour to Guamskay valley. Let’s explore one more unique valley! Its slopes are covered with old-growth forest. We’ll pass until the middle of gorge along narrow-gauge railway by excursion steam train with open carriages.  Next we will enjoy opportunity to walk along the railway lines and take many interesting photos.

Lunch-we’ll take lunch-boxes and mountain herbal tea along.

Dinner.

  • Гуамское ущелье
  • Гуамское ущелье
  • Гуамское ущелье
  • Гуамское ущелье

Day 5

Breakfast.

Day off. Several options are available: rafting, horse ride, jeep-ride, quad biking, and excursions by choice.

We offer an ethno-gastronomic journey “Circassian aul” (at extra-pay). Traveling to new places, there is nothing more exciting than assimilating with natives dwelling on this land since time immemorial. You are invited for an unforgettable trip to Adygei aul Khodz, the birthplace of musicians and centenarians.  Hospitable hosts will tell you all about Adygei cheese and treat you with traditional circassian festal dinner. You will have a chance to familiarize with the Circassians’ traditions, culture and history. In addition, we are in for riding carts in the scenic surroundings and even collecting shells of ancient sea Tetis.

Dinner.

Day 6

Breakfast.

Coach tour «Beauty and power of water».

First, we will take a hike to Rufabgo waterfalls. It is a place wher the water falls by fifteen different ways –by impetuous torrent, stream like a thin thread or like a wide ribbon, in two or three streams, on the rocks, into the pool, from a low, high or super high altitude. The luxuriance of beauty is striking! This place is more like the ancient jungle rather than the forest. We will stroll around and enjoy the waterfalls till our lunch time.

Lunch.

Next we will proceed with our tour to Flower settlement. Here we will have a tasting cruise to another exotic place of Adygea.   It is a tea plantation occupying 6 hectars of land which was planted by Institute of Floriculture and Subtropical Crops in 1938. We will visit the plantation, the museum and discover the taste of the most northern tea in the world.

The following sight is “mountain beeches” of Adygea. Adygea is famous for its mineral waters.  Equipped outdoor pools with water containing hydro-chloride sodium and high concentration of silicic acid are suitable for swimming all year round. The water is drinkable. The taste of spring, pure melt and bactericidal properties of silver water are combined in our thermal springs water.

Dinner by the pool.

  • Водопады Руфабго
  • Водопады Руфабго
  • Водопады Руфабго
  • Водопады Руфабго
  • Водопады Руфабго

Day 7

Breakfast.

Hotel check-out.

We now lead to Maikop, the capital of Adygea. We are in for small but bust city-tour. The programme includes visiting the city market to enjoy opportunity of buying organic products as delicious south soveniers for the friends and colleagues.

Lunch.

Transfer to Krasnodar railway station and airport. Arrival time: 18.00 – airport, 19.00 – railway station.

  • Майкоп
  • Майкоп
  • Майкоп