Ossetia Cultural Trip

From 680€
Culture and Nature in its purest form.

We will explore from completely virgin mountains and valleys, to the most recent traces of one of the last wars that Europe has suffered.

We will know the remains of the Alana culture, which came to put the Roman Empire in serious trouble and settled in half of Europe. After the defeat with the Unos their culture was reduced to the highest regions of the Caucasus.

The mixture of these roots mark with a naturist base the monuments and Orthodox churches of the region. We will share their exquisite traditional food with the locals; a charming town that values peace and is willing to open itself to the world.

If you are looking to leave the tourist routes this is your trip. Possibilities to coincide
with other tourists 0.1%!.

Itinerary

Vladikavkaz – Tskhinval (3 hours) – accommodation in a hotel in Tskhinval – lunch in a restaurant and walk in the city. – possible visit to a cultural event.

Breakfast at the hotel at 8 a.m. We will head west to the next district of Znaur.

Here we can see some wonderful buildings such as fortresses, monuments of the Second World War, one of the largest defensive towers of the region (16th century) and its Monastery (13th century), an obligatory place to visit for all the newlyweds of Tskhinval

We will have lunch in the village of Tigva and return for dinner in Tskhinval.

Breakfast at the hotel. We will go north to the district of Dzau.

We will visit the town of Gufta and continue to Lake Ertso. Upon arrival in Zon we will make a walking tour to its Palaeolithic caves where we will have lunch.

Here existed some of the hot springs with medicinal waters most famous of all the former USSR, but the whole town disappeared in a terrible earthquake (late S. XX). Its hot miraculous waters continue to emerge from the depths of the Caucasus.

After breakfast at the hotel we will head east, to Leningorsky district.

We will visit Armaz and several other villages where we will find SXII churches, towers, castles and the Larguis fortress. But most importantly, we will get to know the people of the region up close. After being one of the areas hardest hit by the war of 2008, today Georgians and Ossetians live in peace.

Breakfast and departure to the Zonkar reservoir, national reserve, where there is the possibility of fishing or just enjoy the wonderful views of the Caucasus mountain range.

We will visit Jera Dzuar, the largest church in the country. Take lunch in Dzau and later visit a spring near Khevit from which emanates water at a very high temperature. We can visit the monument to Stalin, built in 1953 in the town of Statikar. Dinner in the capital and night pass (optional).

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure throughout the day to the highland villages of South Osetia (2000 – 2400 meters above sea level). A large number of mineral springs and many historic buildings.

Return to Tskhinval for dinner.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Vladikavkaz.

  • 5 days from: 680,00€/person
  • 7 days from: 830,00€/person

Price for groups of 6 or more people
For other prices request a quote.
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Price for photography course for groups of 6 or more:

  • 5 days from: 1.360€/person
  • 7 days from: 1.700€/person
What is included?
  • Documents to obtain the entry permit in South Ossetia.
  • Transfer Vladikavkaz – Tskhinval – Vladikavkaz
  • Accommodation (hotel, cottage – optional).
  • Meals (three times a day).
  • Transportation in South Osetia.
  • Guide service – translator. (Not including mountain guide).
  • Tickets for cultural events.

To process the entry papers in South Ossetia we need: a copy of the passport, place of residence, place of work and tourist phone number.

For processing it takes 30-40 days.

  • Flight to Vladikavkaz (approximately € 300 to € 400).
  • Mountain Guide (ask for quotation).
  • Double entry visa in Russia (Process in embassy or http://www.centraldevisadosrusos.com)

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