Caucasus

Where Asia meets Europe

In this guide

Stretching from the Black Sea in the west to the Caspian Sea in the east, the Caucasus region takes in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, alongside the Russian republics of Chechnya, North Ossetia and Dagestan. The bridge between Asia and Europe, Islam and Christianity, adventurous visitors come to the Caucasus countries for hiking through deep gorges and over mountain passes, incredible religious architecture and fine Georgian wine.

Beware if you’re planning on travelling through the northern regions near Russia – the wounds from the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 are still raw, with disputed territory and military still present.

Planning a trip to Caucasus

Get a custom itinerary with specialist advice from Caucasus experts

  1. Describe your ideal trip
  2. We connect you with a top Caucasus tour company
  3. Get a custom itinerary with no pressure to book
17 days

Classic Caucasus

Explore the best of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
Baku (1 days) Mount Yanar Dag (1) Sheki (1) Kakheti region (2) Tbilisi (2) Rabati Fortress (1) Kutaisi (2) Dilijan National Park (1) Selim Pass (1) Tatev Monastery (1) Yerevan (4)
View route
11 days

Walking Armenia

Take a trip through Armenia’s history
Yerevan (1 days) Southern Armenia (2) Tatev Monastery (1) Dilijan National Park (2) Lastiver (1) Lori Province (2) Mount Aragats (1) Yerevan (1)
View route
18 days

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan Hiking

Hike ancient forests, mountain lakes and waterfalls
Yerevan (1 days) Southern Armenia (1) Selim Pass (1) Lake Sevan (1) Dilijan National Park (1) Lastiver (1) Khevsureti region (2) Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park (2) Kakheti region (1) Sheki (1) Lahij (2) Baku (4)
View route
11 days

Hike Armenia and Georgia

Explore picture-perfect hiking trails in the mountains
Yerevan (1 days) Southern Armenia (1) Lake Sevan (1) Dilijan National Park (1) Lastiver (1) Tbilisi (1) Khevsureti region (2) Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park (2) Tbilisi (1)
View route
13 days

Highlights of the Caucasus

Wine, wilderness and welcoming cities
Baku (3 days) Sheki (1) Tbilisi (3) Kakheti region (1) Dilijan National Park (1) Yerevan (4)
View route
21 days

Caucasus Discovery

Travel beyond the ordinary in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia
Baku (3 days) Mount Yanar Dag (1) Lahij (1) Sheki (1) Kakheti region (3) Tbilisi (2) Kutaisi (2) Dilijan National Park (1) Selim Pass (1) Tatev Monastery (1) Yerevan (5)
View route
  • Armenia

    Armenia

    Medieval monasteries and forest hikes
    One of Christianity’s earliest civilisations, Armenia’s historic churches and monasteries date back as far as the 4th century...
  • Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan

    Land of fire
    Travelling to Azerbaijan can be confusing...
  • Georgia

    Georgia

    Rolling hills and centuries-old villages
    Georgia is no longer a backpacker’s secret...

Where to go in Caucasus

Our recommended places

Why Horizon Guides?

Impartial guidebooks

Impartial guidebooks

Our travel guides are written by the leading experts in their destinations. We never take payment for positive coverage so you can count on us for impartial travel advice.

Expert itineraries

Expert itineraries

Suggested itineraries and routes to help you scratch beneath the surface, avoid the tourist traps, and plan an authentic, responsible and enjoyable journey.

Specialist advice

Specialist advice

Get friendly, expert travel advice and custom itineraries from some of the world’s best tour operators, with no spam, pressure or commitment to book.