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Dmitry Doronin



My story

Hi, I’m Dima. And I’m the guy who came to Dagestan one day and absolutely fell in love with it! Travelling is in my genes :-) I was born in Kamchatka, lived in Khabarovsk, Kostroma, Kaluga, Moscow and Murmansk. One day I came to Caucasus and this trip totally changed my mind, destroyed all stereotypes and gave me a dream – to show Caucasus to people from all over the world in the way I see and love it! I fell in love with authentity of Dagestan, its cultures, nature, sea and mountains. And I was amazed by people of Dagestan. They are so friendly, nice and hospitable… You feel as most desired guest in every house! I’m inspired by craftsmen of Dagestan. Unfortunately some crafts pass away together with masters, and it makes me sad… I want to contribute to development and safety of this craftsmen culture. But what can I do? I can tell people who come to Dagestan with me about it!

What do I do here?

Before becoming a tour guide I graduated Moscow Automotive University and got a Master degree in engineering. But time passed and I started to feel that working with people is much more interesting than working with mechanisms. And as travelling was always one of my passions - I decided to become a tour guide. I'm passionate traveler and nature lover. And I like to meet new people from all over the world. And also I like to get new skills and experiences, so every year I try to get at least 1 more new :-) So now I've already tried parachuting, scuba diving, banjee jumping, horse riding, paragliding, snowboarding, snowmobiling, zip-line, hiking, rafting and still counting :-)

What's the best of my city?

Dagestan is amazing land! It has landscapes that will blow your mind – mighty mountains, warm sea, deep canyons, ancient villages on the mountains! It has fresh and super delicious homemade food! Unique crafts that come from generation to generation, and of course – amazing and hospitable people who still think that every guest was sent by God! You will never be same after your trip to Dagestan and this trip has all chances to become a most amazing trip in your life!

My tours secret sauce

I’m not the one who likes just to watch beauties, that’s why our trip will become a real adventure! We will ride off-road cars, do SUP-boarding, cook traditional food, hike to mountains, get acquainted with traditional crafts and local people :-) And main thing – we will not hurry, because you need to feel Dagestan with all your heart. And also I’m quite good photographer, so you will have a stock of couple of hundreds of amazing photos after the tour ;-)

Places of Interest
Nature and Parks


This flat fee is effective for up to 4 travellers, applied for every localie and destination you choose. 5+ is twice the standard rate.

Whole day


For a full day, it is about 8 hours of activities together with our locals.

½ day


Your ½ day walk with one of our local takes half a day usually takes 4-5 hours.

Discover Makhachkala with Dmitry Doronin

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