Azerbaijan & Georgia Experience

20 Days | Discover the secrets of the Caucasus region, from Baku to Tbilisi in depth

4.3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Visit two countries that have taken a big leap into the 21st century, where historical old towns and monasteries sit comfortably alongside towering skyscrapers. Stop by one of Europe's largest open-air rock museums, walk through the gardens of a local Kakheti family and talk about provincial life over a hearty lunch. Uncover the centuries-old recipe for producing Georgian wine and learn how to make your own yogurt. Reconnect with nature on hikes through wooded forests and past the Chaladi glacier and learn the secrets of Georgian cheese making. This all-encompassing trip takes you from eccentric Baku, to the lush green slopes of Georgia's Mestia valley and ancient alleyways of Tbilisi

Trip overview

Map of Azerbaijan & Georgia Experience including Azerbaijan and Georgia
Start
Baku, Azerbaijan
Finish
Tbilisi, Georgia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Georgia, Azerbaijan
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
KFSGC
This trip generates 40 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • 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.
  • Navigate the organised chaos of the farmers markets in Telavi. Your leader will be there to help you order as much fresh fruit, nuts or pigs heads as you desire. 
  • Journey to the Svaneti region, a remote and alluring land of snow-capped mountains, discover the iconic tower houses dotted amongst mountain valleys and learn of one of the highest settlement in Europe - Ushguli people and its fascinating culture and traditions.
  • Far from a mere sightseeing tour, this trip is active and hands-on. You'll try your hand at preparing delicious local food and have plenty of chances to hike and explore.
  • Get active on hikes in the shadow of magnificent snowy peaks of the Greater Caucasus, to the iconic Gergeti Trinich Church to medieval villages and one of the biggest glaciers in Georgia, Shkhara glacier.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The highest altitude reached on this trip is 2200 metres at the highest point. A good level of fitness is required. That said, alternative activities can often be arranged for those who would prefer not to hike.
  • As we don't want you to miss anything, the itinerary is densely packed, so you'll be busy. There will, however, be plenty of free time and opportunity for independent exploration.

Itinerary

Map of Azerbaijan & Georgia Experience including Azerbaijan and Georgia

Inclusions

Meals

19 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Public Bus, Train, Taxi

Accommodation

Hotel (12 nights), Guesthouse (7 nights)

Activities
  • Qobustan - Petroglyphs
  • Baku - Old City Walking Tour
  • Lahij - Yoghurt Making Master Class
  • Lahij - Copper workshop visit
  • Nij - Udin village visit
  • Kish - Albanian Church
  • Kish - Village Visit
  • Sheki - Shebeke workshop visit
  • Sheki - Khan's Palace
  • Sheki - Bazaar Visit
  • Kakheti - Lunch with a Local Family
  • Kakheti- Gremi Complex
  • Kakheti - Tsinandali Estate Visit
  • Kakheti - Telavi Fresh Produce Market
  • Telavi - Alaverdi Cathedral
  • Stepantsminda - Gergeti Trinity Church Hike
  • Tbilisi - Orientation Walk
  • Tbilisi - City tour
  • Kutaisi - Leader-led city walking tour
  • Kutaisi - Golden Marquee Palace
  • Kutaisi - Farmers Market
  • Mestia - Cooking class
  • Mestia - Lakhiri Village Hike
  • Mestia - Georgian cheese making
  • Ushguli - Village hike
  • Ushguli - Lamaria Church
  • Ushguli - Queen Tamar`s Tower
  • Ushguli - Shkhara Glacier hike & picnic
  • Batumi - Leader-led city walking tour
Add on activities
  • Baku - National Carpet Museum - AZN10
  • Tbilisi - Metekhi Church - Free
  • Kutaisi - Bagrati Cathedral & Gelati Monastery - Free

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is bookable on this trip, excluding day 13, 14&16 in local guest houses, subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Please note there is a chance of potential changes to the itinerary due to heavy rain, flooding and snow at higher altitudes, which often affect roads and bridges, making travel difficult or impossible (particularly in remote areas).
3. Please be advised that due to current border crossing restrictions for different Caucasus nationalities, your Trip Leader may be from nearby Ukraine or Russia. Your leader will have in-depth knowledge and extensive travel experience throughout the Caucasus. Local guides from Azerbaijan and Georgia are represented throughout the itinerary to ensure you receive a diverse and uniquely local range of perspectives.

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Reviews

4.3 out of 5 based on 7 reviews submitted.
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Stephen · Traveled August 2023
Intrepid Travel always take you to the most interesting places The Country can offer.
Review submitted 15 Sep 2023

robbie · Traveled August 2023
Review submitted 02 Sep 2023

Aly · Traveled August 2023
This was one of the best tours I have been on - the itinerary and tour leader were fantastic and it was a great way to learn and see different areas of Azerbaijan and Georgia. I only wish it had been longer!
Review submitted 14 Sep 2023

Laura · Traveled July 2023
This was such a varied and interesting trip. Our tour leader was so brilliant - really attentive and well organised. This area of the world was new to me and I’m so glad I explored it with Intrepid.
Review submitted 20 Aug 2023

Grant · Traveled May 2023
Awesome food and wine mixed with a rich history and hiking in the Caucus. Such an interesting part of the world .
Review submitted 03 Jun 2023
Azerbaijan & Georgia Experience
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EUR 3.540 €