Georgia Upper Svaneti
Armenia Ararat with khor Virap monastery
Armenia Sevanavank church in Sevan

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.

17 days

Classic Caucasus

Explore the best of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia
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11 days

Walking Armenia

Take a trip through Armenia’s history
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18 days

Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan hiking

Hike ancient forests, mountain lakes and waterfalls
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11 days

Hike Armenia and Georgia

Explore picture-perfect hiking trails in the mountains
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13 days

Highlights of the Caucasus

Wine, wilderness and welcoming cities
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21 days

Overlanding through the Caucasus

Travel beyond the ordinary in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia
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  • 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...
  • Yerevan

    Yerevan

    Check out Yerevan’s art scene by climbing The Cascade staircase that connects downtown Yerevan with the museum district...
  • Dilijan National Park

    Dilijan National Park

    Northern Armenia’s Dilijan National Park is home to hiking trails where you can see bears, wolves and several species of eagle...
  • Lake Sevan

    Lake Sevan

    At 1,900m above sea level, the vast Lake Sevan is one of the largest freshwater high-altitude lakes in the world...
  • Selim Pass

    Selim Pass

    The Selim Pass road links the provinces of Gegharkunik and Vayots Dzor through the Vardenis mountain range, but the main attraction is the Selim Caravanserai, just past the highest point...
  • Mount Aragats

    Mount Aragats

    Aragats is the highest mountain in Armenia, offering adventurous hikers a challenging climb...
  • Lori Province

    Lori Province

    Armenia’s rich religious history means it has a plethora of churches and religious buildings...
  • Southern Armenia

    Southern Armenia

    Southern Armenia is full of rugged beauty, with deep gorges and forested canyons...
  • Tatev Monastery

    Tatev Monastery

    The 9th-century Tatev Monastery was a centre of spiritual enlightenment and home to more than 600 monks at one point...
  • Lastiver

    Lastiver

    In a remote corner of a picturesque gorge, surrounded by waterfalls, lies the Lastiver caves, where locals from the nearby village of Yenokavan sought refuge from Mongol invaders in the 13 century...
  • Azerbaijan

    Azerbaijan

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

    Baku

    Azerbaijan’s capital might be changing fast due to the oil-boom, but its heart still lies in the UNESCO-listed Old City, full of tree-lined boulevards and fascinating mansions...
  • Lahij

    Lahij

    The ancient village of Lahij in the Upper Caucasus was once an important trade and craft centre, with artisans creating copper adorned ornaments and knives, weaved cloth and leatherware before mass-produced factory goods saw the town decline...
  • Sheki

    Sheki

    Once a trading stop on the fabled Silk Road, the town of Sheki is now the perfect place to sample Azerbaijan’s historic architecture (look for Sheki Khan’s Palace), craft workshops and try piti, a national dish of lamb stew cooked in a clay pot...
  • Mount Yanar Dag

    Mount Yanar Dag

    Azerbaijan is known as the Land of Fire and nowhere is that more apt than at Mount Yanar Dag in Mehemmedi village, where an eternal flame burns from the hillside’s underground gas reserves...
  • Georgia

    Georgia

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

    Kakheti region

    Kakheti in eastern Georgian is the country’s premier wine-producing area, with plenty of wineries where you can sample a glass of qvevri – named for the large, lemon-shaped terracotta pot buried in the ground that the wine ferments in...
  • Tbilisi

    Tbilisi

    Tbilisi’s famous sulphur baths can be found in the Abanotubani district in the old town...
  • Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

    Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

    The forests of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park are home to a dozen hiking trails and activities like horse-riding, biking and camping...
  • Rabati Fortress

    Rabati Fortress

    Located on a mountaintop overlooking the town of Akhaltsikhe, Rabati Fortress attracts tourists for its mix of architecture, churches and mosque...
  • Khevsureti region

    Khevsureti region

    Mountainous Khevsureti is the perfect place to go hiking in Georgia...
  • Kutaisi

    Kutaisi

    Kutaisi was once the capital of Georgia and dates back to the 15th century BC...

Caucasus Travel Specialists

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Small group and tailor-made trips to the Caucasus
Destinations Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
Tour Type Custom itinerary, Group tour, Private tour
Activity Family, Nature & Wildlife, Culture, Culinary, Responsible Travel, Active, Trekking

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