Legendary 4×4 self-drive vacations for international guests in the North Caucasus
Hello, we are Svetlana and Andreas Csar, an Austrian/Russian family.
We rent cars and 4×4 campers to international guests for unique self-drive holidays in Russia’s most beautiful southern region. Together, we will plan your individual journey to discover Dagestan in the most authentic way and at your individual pace.
Points Of Interest
Our home is the legendary Republic of Dagestan, located between Caspian Sea and Caucasus Mountains, a part of Russia famous for breathtaking wild nature and traditional hospitality of the local people.
Here you find Europe’s deepest canyon, spectacular waterfalls, ancient mountain villages, wild stretches of coastline and many more natural wonders. Home to more than 30 ethnic groups, Dagestan is a colourful melting pot of different heritages, languages and traditions kept alive over the centuries.
Its stunning natural beauty, richness of culture and friendly local people, makes Dagestan the ideal destination for those who want to avoid mass tourism and prefer authentic travel experiences off the beaten paths.
The latest news, recent photos and travel reports from Dagestan we send out once a month in our newsletter.
Why travel with us?
Our self-drive tours allow you to discover the best places in Dagestan without depending on guides, tourist groups or translators.
To spend your time in Dagestan the best way possible, we prepare for you a special self-drive guidebook and map with detailed description and coordinates of all points we recommend visiting.
Travelling with us, you don’t need to know any Russian to discover Dagestan in the most authentic way. Our network of English (and German) speaking friends will welcome you as guests in their remote mountain villages, treat you to traditional hospitality and introduce you to local culture and national kitchen.
How do I get to Dagestan?
A flight via Istanbul is the easiest way to our capital Makhachkala.
We pick you up from the airport and your holidays start right away.
Do I need a visa?
Is travelling to Dagestan safe?
Yes, Dagestan is a safe travel destination.
More than 20 years have passed since the conflict in neighbouring Chechnya also disturbed the peace in Dagestan, today the region is safe again for travellers.
Prices and booking?
Please go to our Self-Drive Tours for prices and booking.
When is the best weather for your visit?
Our climate is mediterranean, similar to Croatia or Italy.
Every time of the year has its own beauty.
You can travel almost all year round.
Our rental season starts February and March, the perfect time for fantastic panoramas of snow-topped Caucasus Mountains and to see some of our mighty waterfalls frozen into surreal sculptures.
April and May, nature is waking up. The whole country is covered in lavishly greens and a blooming carpet of flowers.
June, July and August are perfect beach weather when the Caspian Sea reaches 25°C.
During our long and mild autumn, September and October are excellent for travelling through wonderfully coloured landscapes.
November, the first snowfalls cover the tops of the high-up mountains. Panoramas and views are wonderful and you have all the famous places very much for yourselves.
December and January our business is closed
The latest news
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"After almost every turn waits a surprise for the traveller"
– Saida and Michael
Exploring the Land of Mountains by UAZ Bus
"The warmth and friendliness were impressive"
– Beate & Rudolf
Travelling Dagestan in style on our Comfort Tour.
"The bizarre mountains and deep gorges have exceeded our expectations"
– Barbara, Christine, Jürgen and Arno
With UAZ and bicycles all around Dagestan in 19 days.
"An unforgettable journey, we will be back!"
– Julia and Lukas
Mountaineering in areas where there are absolutely no tourists.
"There are no words to describe the local hospitality"
– Kathrin and Dominik
After an extraordinary trip by UAZ camper.
"Incredibly beautiful, interesting, exciting, thrilling! Thanks for the preparation."
– Christian with 5 friends
Travelling Dagestan with three UAZ Camper
"Wonderfully organized from A to Z, very kind people and an unforgettable experience"
– Sabine and Thomas
Exploring almost four weeks by UAZ camper.
"An unbelievable surprise! We would never have found these wonderful places on our own"
– Heike and Volker
Explored whole Dagestan on a three week Komfort Tour.
"Where else do you find such an attraction?"
– Nastya & Konstantin
On discovering Dagestan in our 4×4 camper van.
"Every day was surprising, adventurous and astonishing for us"
– Anke and Harald
Travelling Dagestan for three weeks.
"Great preparation by Andreas and Sveta. Wonderful days in Dagestan!"
– Robert and Family
Explored the wild Caspian Sea beaches with the children
"Only three days are not enough"
– Sonja, Daniel & Ole
Visited Dagestan already for the third time.
"Like visiting good friends in Russia"
– Kathi & Emanuel
Already planning to return.
"Thank you for your warm welcome and the excellent support"
– Maria-Luise and Hans-Christian
Loved the local hospitality.
"Thank you for the wonderful tour, we will have fond memories of this vacation!"
– Corinne and Martin