https://caucasus-explorer.com/en/ gave me the experience of a lifetime in a 19-day guided trip through the Russian Caucasus and several other southern Russia regions, as well as Abkhazia and South Ossetia (Alania). The lead guide Dmitry Lemeshev and his other guides Vladimir Sevrinovsky and Olga Masiutina, as well as several local guides and drivers, were absolute experts of all aspects of the region. The itinerary was jam packed with sights to see, activities to experience and unexpected surprises beyond the advance itinerary. Every detail was taken care of, including transportation (car, 4-wheel vehicles, train, air and ferry), hotels/home-stays, meals, admissions and necessary permits. My responsibility was having fun and taking pictures.