Chechnya Tour – 6 Days

Chechen Republic, More Destinations, Russia Tours, Touren 2019

Price: 1510 € p.P.
Traveltime: all year bookable
Night / Days: 5 Nights / 6 Days
Info: The tour can be booked for 4 to 9 participants.

DAY 1 – Grozny

  • Our tour guide will meet you in the arrival hall of Grozny International Airport (exact meeting time will be communicated well in advance per email in accordance to your flight schedule).
  • Introductory briefing about the region, the route and the set of rules to observe while travelling in Chechnya.
  • We’ll spend the entire day touring and exploring Grozny, a resilient Caucasian metropolis that astonishingly resurged from the ruins and desperation of the recent conflict.
  • Classic highlights will be: Mother’s Memorial, People Friendship Memorial, Heart of Chechnya Grand Mosque, WW2 Memorial, Akhmat Arena and Grozny City.
  • Offbeat attractions will include independent art galleries, traditional dance schools, local burger joints and abandoned buildings in the outskirts of town.
  • Lunch, dinner and overnight in Grozny.

DAY 2 – Chechen Plains

  • We’ll devote this day to visit some of the most significant places in Chechnya: Tsentaroy (the hometown of Chechen president and strongman Ramzan Kadyrov), Urus-Martan (ethnographic museum), Argun and Gudermes (booming oil-towns with impressive mosques and an evocative WWII memorials).
  • Chillout afternoon in Grozny for souvenir shopping and/or coffee pleasures.
  • Dinner and overnight in Grozny.

DAY 3 – Chechen Mountains

  • In the morning we’ll head back to the mountains, this time to the ancient chechen village of Itum-Kale.
  • Traditional Chechen lunch in the mountains.
  • Walk around the village and short hike along one of the many trails crisscrossing the beautiful surroundings.
  • Back in Grozny we’ll then have a guided tour of the Grand Central Mosque and pay a visit to the National Museum and the adjacent memorial.
  • Dinner and overnight in Grozny.

DAY 4 – Chechen Mountains

  • Early in the morning we’ll leave Grozny and head to Kezenoyam, a magnificent mountain lake surrounded by high peaks and green pastures.
  • On our way to the lake we’ll stop for some food at the central bazaar of Vedeno, a small town notoriously known for having headquartered the frightful Chechen rebels and Arab mujahedeen commanded by Al-Khattab and Shamil Basayev, Russia’s very own version of Osama bin Laden.
  • After having spent some relaxing time on the lake, we’ll pay a quick visit to the nearby ghost village of Khoy and shortly pop into Dagestan, the most feared and least travelled republic in the whole former Soviet Union.
  • Here we’ll visit the traditional village of Andi before eventually re-entering Chechnya for our descent to Grozny.
  • Dinner and overnight in Grozny.

DAY 5 – Ingushetia

  • Early in the morning we’ll move westwards and head to the tiny Republic of Ingushetia to reach the remote mountain hamlet of Dzheyrakh, famous for its medieval watchtowers looking at the Great Caucasus Range.
  • The Ingushes are an ethnic group closely related to the Chechens and their languages are mutually intelligible; during the good old Soviet days the two people were united under one single geopolitical entity: Chechen-Ingush Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic.
  • After lunch we’ll head back to the plains and visit Nazran, the largest town of Ingushetia, and Magas the surreal brand-new capital of the republic, where we’ll pay a visit to the Memorial of the Ingush Genocide.
  • We’ll then head back to Grozny for an evening stroll through downtown.
  • Dinner and overnight in Grozny.

DAY 6 – Flight back home or transfer to further destinations

  • After enjoying a last lavish Chechen-style breakfast together we’ll take care of your transfer to the airport/train station of choice.
  • For those flying out: we will arrange transfer to Grozny International Airport for your flight back home.
  • For those wishing to take the train/bus to reach further destinations: we will arrange transport to the train/bus station.
  • End of the tour.