Explore South Caucasus & Turkey

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Venerable Cultures, Fabulous Food and Wine, Towering Terrain

The three countries of the South Caucasus – Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia – interlock like puzzle pieces across the Caucasus range at the border of Europe and Asia. They share stunning mountain backdrops, sturdy stone architecture, and a legendary devotion to hospitality. The food and wine of Georgia in particular rank among the world’s most underrated gastronomic pleasures. To the west, Turkey has been known through history as the place where East meets West.

Why Travel to The South Caucasus & Turkey with MIR

Thirty years ago we fell in love with the South Caucasus countries, and the feeling hasn’t changed. Again and again their people have welcomed us and shared their suggestions and secrets, so that we can share them with you.

  • More than 30 years of South Caucasus travel experience
  • Twice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • National Geographic Traveler honored MIR’s Eastern Turkey & Georgia: Legacy of Empire, as a “Tour of a Lifetime”
  • National Geographic Traveler honored MIR’s Georgia & Armenia itinerary as a “Tour of a Lifetime
  • Travel programs from Ivy League universities to the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and the Commonwealth Club have chosen MIR to guide them to the South Caucasus.
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • On-the-ground support, including a MIR affiliate office in Georgia
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about
  • Quality you can trust
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Traveler Reviews

  • "Interesting and complex part of the world."

    D. Collins

  • "Georgia (was an) amazing experience. The people, the country…I will go again."

    D. Spaeth

    Corvalis, OR

  • "How could one not be awed by the petroglyphs in Azerbaijan… The depth of the history of this region is amazing."

    J. Jones

    Santa Cruz, CA

  • "Armenia (is) truly exotic."

    M. Rea

    Winchester, VA

  • "Excellent. Would recommend MIR and this tour of Turkey."

    S. Zarate & R. Elliott

    Irvine, CA

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