The Caucasian ridge is covered with eternal snows, stretching for 1100 km from the North-West to the South-East between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. These mountains keep a lot of secrets till this day, and remain one of the most unexplored parts of the Old World. The Caucasus region is separated between northern and southern parts. The southern parts consist of independent sovereign states (Armenia, Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan) and the northern parts are under the jurisdiction of the Russian Federation. There is the highest mountain in Europe - the Mount Elbrus, 5,642 metres (18,510 ft). Thanks to its climate and varied landscapes, the Caucasus has an incredibly rich biodiversity: there are over 6400 different species of vascular plants, 1 600 of which are endemic. The animal life is also abundant, there are 55 endemic species in the Caucasian area, various species of birds (more than 378), mammals (over 131) and reptiles (over 86).
Russian tour operator BaikalNature invite you to take a trip to Caucasus, where you will discover the millennial glaciers and gorges, sand dunes, coniferous forests and alpine meadows. This region with diverse nature is a paradise for lovers of outdoor activities. There you can enjoy horseback riding, climbing to the tops of mountains, trekking, rafting and other adventures, pleasant memories of which you will remember for all your life. You will discover such cities as Makhachkala, Sochi, Grozny, Kislovodsk, Pyatigorsk.
Tours to Caucasus can be interesting for those who choose quiet, family vacation, which ideally suited for sightseeing tours. In the time of Russian Empire, there have been built resort areas around thermal springs, where aristocraty and members of royal families came for holiday and recreation.
BaikalNature is happy to offer active tours to Caucasus. Price includes excursions, accommodation, food, rafting, meetings with local residents, guides and instructors around, who will gladly introduce you to this amazing place in Russia.
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