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Nature & Culture Trails of Georgia's Caucasus

Discover Legendary Hospitality & Sublime Hiking in the Mountains of Poetry
Come discover a corner of Europe as glorious as the Alps yet far less known, on the this unusual adventure in the Republic of Georgia. Our custom-crafted itinerary is a fabulous find for international travelers seeking a novel yet safe experience in a locale that's equally as impressive in scenery and culture. The northern Caucasus Mountains are the centerpiece of this small country, rising above 16,000 feet in a 750-mile serrated line between the Black and Caspian seas. Along this historic and geographic divide between Europe and Asia we find remarkable biodiversity, some of the world's oldest vineyards, and an ancient culture steeped in tradition. Georgia's people are as captivating as its peaks, welcoming visitors with poetry, song and hospitality that will steal your heart. 

Trip Highlights

  • Fall in love with a remote, little-traveled country whose traditional people and legendary feasts are as memorable as its mountains!
  • Visit three distinct Caucasus regions and cultures, staying in the best village guesthouses and luxury hotels, and enjoying exclusive wine tastings
  • Survey Georgia's glacier-capped peaks on an exhilarating helicopter ride, and explore one of the world's premier biodiversity hotspots, with Europe's most varied flora and fauna
A World-Class Trek Like None Other!
If you’ve already covered most of the world’s famous trekking destinations—Nepal, Patagonia, the Alps—we’ve got a surprise for you. Come to Georgia. Yes, the other Georgia—where glacier-clad peaks beckon and wild rivers rush into green valleys dotted with ancient villages, whose hospitable people see few tourists and welcome us with vigor. Very few adventure outfitters offer trips to the Caucasus, and we can say with surety that ours is unique—and no one does it as well as we do! Here’s why:

  1. A Small Group for a More Intimate Experience
    We travel with no more than 14 guests. This small number allows us the safest and most personalized experience as we trek through small villages and stay in authentic guesthouses, enjoying camaraderie with the welcoming local people as well as close connections with our Expedition Leader. 
  2. The Ideal Point-to-Point Itinerary, Crafted with Local Expertise
    Our itinerary has been designed with input directly from Natural Habitat Expeditions' own CEO—Chief Exploratory Officer Olaf Malver, who actually lives in Georgia! With Olaf based there year-round, you won't find a more experienced or in-the-know local operator. We've crafted an impressively diverse journey through three varied geographic regions, each with different landscapes, cultures and traditions, enjoying a wide variety of accommodations and cultural encounters.
  3. Travel with a Peerless Local Guide
    Our Expedition Leader is the famous Tush horseback riding champion and mountaineer Eka Tchvritidze, a Georgia native highly respected and loved by the locals we meet on our journey. Her depth of experience and knowledge assure the richest experience of this mountain environment, with a multitude of personal connections with local people and service providers for the highest-quality guest experience. As with all our trips, Nat Hab hires only the very best guides who are experts in the regions we visit. See Expedition Leader bios with traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
  4. Cars Carry Our Gear
    On our  trekking itinerary, 4 wheel cars carry most of our gear, so we can enjoy the trail and the views. Not only are we more comfortable, but we can cover greater distances and see more of the Caucasus as a result. All you’ll need to carry is a small day pack with your personal items for the day.
  5. Exclusive Vineyard Visits & Wine Tastings
    Georgia is the world’s birthplace for wine, and through our personal connections in the region, we stop for visits to vineyards and tastings that are offered to no other visitors—a completely authentic local experience! Our guide, Eka, even conducts an exclusive private tasting in her family's own vineyard in Kakheti for the ultimate personal touch.
  6. The Best Vehicles for Safe, Comfortable Overland Travel
    On our drive over the steep and winding mountain roads in Tusheti, we use late-model, top-quality, carefully maintained 4-wheel drive vehicles that offer the safest and most comfortable ride as we drive to and from the High Caucasus
  7. All Wine & Beverages are Included
    Georgia is the world’s birthplace of wine—and we’ll have a chance to sample it a-plenty! Unlike most tours, we included everything you drink—no nickel and diming here, just enjoy. You’ll have the opportunity to try a variety of wines along the way, at our guesthouses and on local vineyard visits. Water and soft drinks are also included.
  8. Our Quality Guarantee Ensures Your Caucasus Adventure 
    Natural Habitat Expeditions' exclusive quality and value guarantee clearly states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
  9. Feel Good About the Way You Travel
    We all care about the planet, and on this adventure you can travel knowing that the emissions from your trip are 100% carbon-offset — Natural Habitat is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company.
  10. Natural Habitat is WWF's Travel Partner
    Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our worldwide adventures, we have been chosen by World Wildlife Fund -- the world's leading environmental conservation organization -- as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
Reading List
Longitude Books has created a custom comprehensive listing of Sublime Trekking in the High Caucasus of Georgia adventure travel books for this trip.

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