This tour is an excellent opportunity to get a taste of the ethnographer’s life. We will visit the remotest corners of Abkhazia, learning about the diverse aspects of Abkhazian culture, and about the many different nations that populate the country—Russians, Armenians, and Mingrelians to name just a few.

 On this tour we will visit some of Abkhazia’s most popular landmarks, and breathe the air of Sukhum, the old port city which history began with colonization by the ancient Greeks. We’ll traveling by off-road vehicles through a high mountain crossing and over seven fords to get to a remote Russian village, and fly back in an AN-2 aircraft. We’ll also spend some time relaxing on the coast, which was considered to be heaven on Earth during Soviet times, a hot spot for luxury resorts built for Communist elites.