Ecotourism is a growing sector of Georgia tourism, and the country’s rich heritage and varied ecosystems will fill your trip with unforgettable experiences as you practice responsible travel, help to conserve the environment and support local, grassroots tourism.
Forty percent of Georgia’s land is covered by extremely rich forests and approximately twenty percent of the country’s territory is protected area. These national parks are an ideal place for ecotourism, offering safe hiking paths, horseback riding trails, camping sites and more than 330 species of birds. It is an ideal place to get closer to nature, relax and unwind alone or with friends and family.
Each region of Georgia has diverse nature. In Kakheti, enjoy the beauty of Lagodekhi National Park or visit David Gareja Desert for bird watching. Tusheti National Park offers breathtakingly beautiful nature amid the skyscraping Caucasus Range, while remote mountain villages preserve long-held traditions and ancient recipes for delicious food. Kazbegi is a popular destination for rafting, where the rushing Aragvi River will entice those craving extreme adventures.
One of the most popular destinations for ecotourism in Georgia is Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, which coves one percent of Georgia’s territory. The park is supported by the German government and World Wildlife Fund (WWF). It offers twelve hiking and horseback riding trails of varying difficulty levels, safe and comfortable camping sites and guided tours.
In Svaneti and Khevsureti, discover a variety of endemic flowers and plants while enjoying fresh air and the natural beauty of the Caucasus, combined with warm hospitality and centuries old historical monuments.