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Legendary 4×4 self-drive vacations for international guests in the North Caucasus

Adventure Tours, drive¬†our¬†UAZ¬†4×4¬†campers
Comfort Tours, rental car and accommodation
Virtual Tour, discover Dagestan from home
Own Vehicle?  travel tips and route planning

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.¬†

About Dagestan

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.

FAQ

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?

Probably yes.

Fortunately, most visitors can apply for an electronic 16 days Tourist Visa, which is quick and convenient.
If you want to visit Russia longer, you simply apply for standard Tourist Visa.

Please contact us for more information

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¬įC.

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

Our last Dagestan tours

Our last Dagestan tours

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Overcoming differences

Overcoming differences

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What our
guests say

"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, J√ľrgen 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.

"14 days full of impressions and encounters. We'll be back!"

 

– Karsten and Gerda

Videos from their journey you find here on YouTube

"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.

"You can never get enough of Dagestan!"

 

– Luc Jones

See his amazing Dagestan travel videos on YouTube.

"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

Plenty of stories after their adventure trip in our UAZ Camper.

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