From Baku to Yerevan, step off the tourist trail in the Caucasus Mountains.
Watch arid landscapes give way to verdant hillsides and majestic snow-capped mountains on this eye opening adventure through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia. Explore a land where the walls speak of centuries of rich history, where ancient traditions intersect with a modern way of life. Journey through forests and past tall mountain peaks to find medieval mosques and villages. Wander through cosmopolitan Baku and Tbilisi, and make friends with the friendly Georgian locals over a glass of Qvevri wine.
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TRIP
- Be serenaded by traditional singers while sampling regional food and wine prepared by our Georgian friends
- Azerbaijan’s cosmopolitan capital of Baku is often referred to as the ‘new Dubai’. Enjoy a guided walking tour around the city’s World Heritage-listed Old Town
- Mud volcanoes, ancient mosques, lush forests and tall peaks – the Caucasus Mountains will take your breath away
- See the historical sights of Mtskheta, Georgia’s 3,000-year old ancient capital and religious centre
- Explore the city of Yerevan in Armenia and gaze at the majestic Mt Ararat
IS THIS TRIP RIGHT FOR YOU?
- There are some long travel days on this adventure. While tiring, this is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers and enjoy the passing scenery.
- As we don’t want you to miss anything, the itinerary is densely packed, so you’ll be busy squeezing in as many sights and activities as you can. Take the down time when you can for relaxing or independent exploration.
- You will have 3 different local leaders on this tour, changing at each border crossing so that in each place you have a local expert.
- Georgia & Armenia are two of the oldest Christian countries on earth which means that sightseeing often focuses on churches and monasteries of which locals are extremely proud, but some travelers find a bit repetitive. You are always welcome to sit out an included sight and explore on your own while the leader takes the group inside.
- Some activities, including the trip to the high Caucausus around Kazbegi are weather and road condition dependent. Your leader will keep you up to date on any necessary itinerary changes due to local conditions.
- On some days, there is a lot of walking between sights and around towns and cities. While it can be tiring to be on your feet, this is the best way to see a destination. Make sure you bring comfortable walking shoes with good support.