Mount Kazbek open expedition


Mount Kazbek open expedition

We have been organizing mount Kazbek expeditions since 2008, when there was no climbing company in Georgia at all, we were the first and are the leading mountain company to this day. We approach each customer individually and will be ready to satisfy every need of every person who would like to book an expedition with us. 
For 15 years we have organized thousands of successful expeditions with our experienced guides.
We work according to European standards and follow all safety measures as much as possible during the expedition.
Mount Kazbek climb is the main activity that we specialize in. This is why we always pay strong attention to the security that has to be provided to every customer that we serve. Safety is the top priority for us. We make sure that every single effort is given to provide our valuable and beloved customers with the highest level of security. Our mountain guides who will accompany you along the way know the area exceptionally well. They are all certified and passed the tests for providing first aid. They are all certified climbers hence they will provide the maximum assistance during the climb to the top of Mount Kazbek.
Email us and join our expeditions, you will get the best mountain experience with the best guides from the leading company.

Expedition dates you can choose:

July:  15-19July;  24-28 July.

August: 8-12 August;  15-19:  22-26 August; 

September: 3-7 September;  10-14

The company is located directly in the center of Kazbegi. On the opposite side of the monument to Al. Kazbegi, on the second floor of a three-stored building. Address: 28 Al. Kazbegi Street, Second Floor, MTA Mountain Travel Agency.
Outside the yard are banners in blue and white and Mount Kazbek. You enter the yard where there is also a sign banner and you go up to the second floor.

Price per person from: 700 EURO Book the tour


Mount Kazbek open expedition

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The package is for those who would like to join a climbing group of travelers from different parts of the globe and enjoy a friendly and adventurous mount kazbek expedition atmosphere.
We meet in the village of Stepantsminda at our Mountain Travel Agency’s office, but it's also possible meet you at the airports Tbilisi or Kutaisi (extra). Accommodation in the comfortable guesthouse with or without meals. 
Check your equipment, what you have and what you need to rent from us, talk to your mountain guides who will be with you throughout the expedition. When we discuss all the details, then you will buy the product or various necessary items in the shops because we have to leave early in the morning and it is better if we solve everything the day before.
If you have any extra luggage that will make your journey uncomfortable, you can leave  in our office.
From Stepansminda we drive  to the Sameba Trinity Church, Here we will meet horses that will take your luggage directly  to  meteo station (extra).
and then we walk to meteo station (3650). It will take us about 7 hours. Meteo station, also known as Bethlemi Hut, is the place where we spend the first night. We overnight outside in tents. We organize also inside overnight (extra). It is a very good option because it gets easier to hike up. You will carry with you only small bag packs.
We cross Saberdze, we see a colorful hotel. It is a hotel called AltiHut. We can spend one night inside or outside (extra). It is good for better acclimatization. We should mention, that the prices in AltiHut are pretty high, that is why most people decide not to stay here. If the groups stays there,  the expedition to Kazbek will take more for one day. Usually we go straight to Bethlemi Hut. Overnight in tents.

Mount Kazbek open expedition

It is a very important day. Our aim for today is to make good acclimatization. We hike up to the point of 4100 m. above sea level. Some time will be spent to learn how to climb so each of you will get some skills and make improvements. Our mountain  guides will assist you and provide lessons of how to use equipment. It's much better if you have some mountain experience begore climbing Kazbek. When the lessons are finished we will go back to the meteo station where you will have a rest.
Overnight in tents.

Mount Kazbek open expedition

Mount Kazbek Summit climb:
At approximately 2.00 o’clock in the morning your expedition to the top will be commenced as our professional guides will assist you in your climb to the top of the Kazbek mountain. at this time we use headlamps, because it is dark yet. We have to use every climbing equipment and the rope of coarse also is important thing.
It gets more difficult when we reach to plateau. The crevasses are open when it is a good weather condition, but you have to be careful. The time of the journey varies but it usually takes roughly 12 hours to get to the top and then make a return to the meteo  station. Just like before rests and spending night will be inside our outside tents. (inside extra).
Overnight outside meteostation in tents.
When it's bad weather no matter how experienced you are you do not risk. Our mountain guides will explain to you about dangerous and you stay one day more and wait a good weather. Second day is free and you will begin climb to the summit the next night.
When you start climbing every equipment are important to use, especially on the crevasses. You will be roped with a guide. On the way to Mount Kazbek there is a place where the stones can fall. We call it Khmaura. I advice you always use this part every climbing equipment and it is important to have helmets, you are safe.
The way back from the summit, especially late, when snow melts.
When you return from the top we will overnight in tents.

Mount Kazbek open expedition

Day 5. The day is left as a reservation day. It is made for the purpose of bad weather conditions prevail, so that you have a spare day to repeat climbing attempt.

Mount Kazbek open expedition

Return back to Stepantsminda. – Sameba Trinity Church – Stepantsminda.

The price per person is 700 EUR.

300 EUR are payable in advance into our bank account as a reservation fee.

The outstanding balance of 400 EUR is payable when we meet at our agency MTA.

Price includes:

Certified English, German or Russian speaking guides during the whole expedition.
1 guide takes only 3 participants.
General equipment.
Horse for luggage to meteo station.
Bad weather the second day for free.
Accommodation outside meteo station in tents.
Transfer to/back Sameba Trinity church.

Price does not include but we can organize:

Climbing equipment rental (private).

Transfers from/to airports.

Guesthouse in Stepantsminda.

Meteo station inside accommodation.

AltiHut overnight.

Mount Kazbek open expedition

Mount Kazbek open expedition

Mountain Travel Agency MTA – Georgia mountains climbing company since 2008 when there was no mountain company in our region at all. We were the first and only 10 years later others copied our services and they opened an agency, their members worked with us before, and I was paid for repairing bicycles. 

Then they copied our services and now they write that we are closed after the pandemic. This is a lie and we are working officially and always will. We never buy likes or cheat people like others. We do not advertise often, and we do not deceive people with advertisements.

  Only we organized thousands of successful expeditions and now we have 15 th season.

We provide open expeditions to mount Kazbek so for many years. Climbing to Mt. Kazbek is our main priority. We offer professional mountain guide services who speak several languages including English, German and Russian.  Our mountain guides that will guide you on your mount Kazbek expedition, are certified to European standards. There are only 3 participants in the expedition.  We adhere to all safety guarantees for a successful mount Kazbek tour.

If any of our customers decide to arrange the mount Kazbek open expedition with us, they can do so by making a contact via email or over the phone. Our representative will get back to you and discuss the details.

For more details please see below:


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Climbing route from the Georgian side

Mount Kazbegi

The classic route of climbing from the Georgia side is one of the most popular mountaineering routes in the whole Caucasus.  Mostly glacier walking until you reach the crux then about 100 meters to the top of Kazbek. Kazbek is one of the tallest mountains in Georgia.

Mt. Kazbek summit

Mount Kazbek weather

The best time to climb Mt. Kazbek is June-September.

As you know, the weather in the mountains is changing rapidly. Mount Kazbek is no exception. Kazbegi mountain weather  can change at any time. For this we can use the weather forecast websites, which to some extent may coincide with reality. From my 14 years of experience it does not often match and may change several times during the day. When the weather changes and visibility is less or it is difficult to understand the road in no way can be risked to begin the climb to Mt. Kazbek. In such weather, especially if we do not have a guide, it can be very dangerous for us. At such times you should definitely postpone climbing the glacier or wait for the weather to improve. It is necessary to have a GPS with us and monitor the weather forecast every minute to make sure how safe our climb to the glacier will be. By no means should we risk our lives. Because the danger is less and even many inexperienced people manage to climb. Of course, I will repeat that having a guide is very important, because no one knows when we may face difficulties and if we do not have a guide, it will cause a lot of problems. At this time we must definitely have very good quality proper climbing gear  to help us in times of difficulty and it is very important for the ascent of Mt. Kazbek. We also need to know in advance all the necessary information, which is an important  component to have a successful climb to the Kazbek mount. Our MTA agency will help you to get all kinds of information to explain every detail of the route and you can also rent all the necessary equipment of the best brands.

Mount Kazbek tour


Mount Kazbek difficulty

Trekking of the foot of Mt. Kazbek is not difficult,  rated at a PD. It is mostly glacier walking. Mount Kazbek is a very popular mountain to climb.

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We organize expeditions to Mount Kazbek since 2008.  The size of a group meets international standards and does not exceed three people per guide.  Our mountain guides have excellent experience and work with us for 15 years.

Mount Kazbek climb

How long does it take to climb  Mt. Kazbek?

The  ascent of Mount Kazbek usually takes 4 or 5  days with its acclimatization day from meteo station, It is just hiking, not to difficult to climb, but in case of bad weather condition we add extra day for the same price.



Mount Kazbek altitude

Mt. Kazbek altitude is 5054 m.


 Mount Kazbek expedition

Climbing equipment rental 

Everything what is needed for the climbing of mount kazbegi, you can see on our website and write to us. We have great brands of equipment. In case of advance reservation discount is possible.

It is essential to have the best equipment when climbing, without which it is simply unthinkable to climb a mountain safely. You should know in advance what you need during the expedition, or contact us and we will be happy to provide you with all the necessary information about what you need during your expedition and what you should be informed about.
Season 15 begins and I have gained quite a lot of experience on all the necessary details of climbing the mountain.
Now I will talk about mountain  gear: first of all it is necessary to have the equipment of the best brands. In our agency we have equipment of world leading brands such as: Petzl, Mammut, Salewa and many others. We never risk or endanger people’s lives to save money and bring poor quality equipment to the agency. Doing so will not hurt us, but endanger the lives of people we will never do.


 Price list of mountain equipment

A list of required mountain equipment, what is needed for Mountain Kazbegi, can be found in the section on our site: climbing equipment rental. Then email us or at least 1 month before you arrive, as it may be possible to book the equipment you need. When the season is at its peak, we have too many groups, at which time pre-booking is necessary as there may no longer be a sufficient amount of equipment. So I recommend you write to us in advance. In addition, we have been in relationships with many companies for 15 years and they know that we always have the best choice. They even call or write to us months in advance and I consider it my obligation to have the best choice for them always. Also keep in mind that for our groups who are planning an expedition from us, we always make the best discounts for them. So buying the whole package with us costs you much cheaper than anywhere else.


mount kazbek climb

Climbing to Mt. Kazbek  definitely requires physical strength and it is better along with this if you have experience in mountaineering and climbing. This will definitely help you to successfully complete your expedition to Mt. Kazbek.
Day one:
Or with your help you come to Kazbegi, in particular to Stepantsminda, it does not matter from any airport or Tbilisi, or also from Vladikavkaz, you come to Stepantsminda and first of all you stay. Basically everyone is looking for a guesthouse or hotel through, those who are visiting Georgia in particular for the first time. Many have already visited here for the second or more time, they have already found their favorite place and pre-booked accommodation. Even in this case we can help you and choose the best guesthouses or hotels. Basically now they like to stay in cottages. It certainly depends on the taste and I think the cottage will make you feel more like the beauty of the mountain. I also always try to stay in one of the cottages when I travel. In addition, I think it is better if you stay in houses that can offer food. It will cost you less and you will see with your own eyes if you like how traditional dishes are prepared in the family and you can also ask the host to take part in the preparation of the dishes. It will make your days here very beautiful and you will be very impressed.
The process of being in the mountains is very pleasant, and at the same time, those who come from big cities and end their tiring living conditions for a while, it is more special for them to return with such impressions, whose pleasant memories you will leave in life.


I will talk now and share a lot of useful information with you, how to prepare and plan your expedition to climb to mt. Kazbek.

First of all I would like to tell you that when a person loves adventures, they are more eager and it is not a big difficulty for them to make a decision to climb a mountain. They do not even need to think and hesitate. On the contrary, they are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the season and are completely immersed in preparing. Gather all the information in advance from websites, friends, forums and dream of a new adventure time coming soon. However, some do not even for the first time, but climb several times and climb the same mountain. This is a lot of adrenaline.
For example, I love to travel. Do not let this pandemic process be a bit complicated, but I can travel more throughout Georgia. I do not have much time for this because the company needs too much time. Mentally too much workload and it takes almost too much energy, but I do it with great pleasure because it is 14 years old and now I am starting 15 seasons, and I love my job so much, I often do not even feel tired. I drink coffee and keep working.
Thanks to all my clients for this, who give me great encouragement.
I have had many joys, many difficulties during these years. Sometimes I even meet a person who is unhappy, but I try to love everyone.

Kazbek mountain guide


It is always better to climb mount Kazbek with a mountain guide, who knows every stones of the way. Especially when mount is new for you and before you did not climbed there. Such I explained above, Kazbek is not technically difficult, and you see crevasses, which are open, but without having a mountain guide it is always possible to have a problem, that you can not solve alone. When you have a mountain guide you are protected from any danger. When the weather changes and  the road is not visible at all. The Kazbek weather can often change during the day. Reaching the top of mount Kazbek is not always possible without an experienced mountain guide.

mountain guide

I will start from the fact that I definitely consider having a mountain guide during the expedition. This simplifies your expedition so much that you literally do not need much effort if you plan to go to the mountains with a guide and you are completely entrusted with it and the guide solves the main problems. We have experienced guides who know even by word of mouth where each ball is. This is a joke, of course.
Their experience and good faith are so great, you will be delighted. how do you think? I certainly do not work with guides who do not know their job well and treat our company clients in a dishonest manner. Will this cause me big problems too? I gained a lot of experience over 15 years and got rid of a number of guides who noticed such irresponsibility. That’s why I left guides whom I blindly trust and trust in the lives of others.


Low prices and high quality services

In addition, I would like to mention here that I would not miss writing it.  Our company has the best guides working with us and they are famous outside of Georgia, still the lowest prices are with us for guides and tours. It is true that sometimes this is a loss for me and many times I even suffer because of currency fluctuations, but I know that many can not afford to pay a very large sum, so I try, many have been able to climb the mountain and I offer them low prices. You can verify this anywhere.
This factor is not due to the fact that we have low service, on the contrary I have to organize our expeditions at the highest level, the reason is that I really want to report to the  groups and companies in successfully organizing the expedition.
This also applies to mountain equipment rentals.
When groups come directly to our company, they are amazed by our service, discount offers and guide experience. These are not just empty words. You will definitely see this when you visit our agency.
We will also talk to you and give you detailed information about all the necessary details.

We offer tours for which you plan, which choice is acceptable for you. Arrange an expedition for you private, If you can view the dates of our open expeditions, let us know in advance what your preferred time is and join our mountain expedition.

Either you are just going to go alone or with a group without company and you just need to get the information. We will do our best to help you realize your dreams as much as we can.

First of all, when you review our tour offers and need to organize additional services for you, be sure to email us and plan your tour according to your wishes.



 MTA Mountain Travel Agency

The company is located directly in the center of Kazbegi. On the opposite side of the monument to Al. Kazbegi, on the second floor of a three-storied  building. Address: Al. Kazbegi Street, Number 28, Second Floor, Mountain Travel Agency MTA.
Outside in the yard there are are banners in blue and white colors.  You enter the yard where there is also a sign banner and you go up to the second floor.

Another thing that needs to be taken into account and a big request from me: never mention that you want to conquer a mountain, because a mountain is a place that has its own laws and no one forgives such an expression with my subjective affection. I have talked to our guides about this very often and they have repeatedly said that such a reference to a mountain is a great humiliation and therefore such an expression is a great humiliation for the mountain. You can not play with the mountain and nature in my opinion. He is glorious with his mystery and power. When we look at Mt. Kazbek from below, it is so beautiful and enchanting with its mysteries, it causes a miracle of surprise and arouses a great desire to climb it.

 Gergeti village

In case of walking you go in the direction of Gergeti. First you have to cross the small bridge and from where you start the village of Gergeti, on the left side of the bridge, from where you can see the beautiful views of the Sameba Trinity church. The village Gergeti is a bit of an uphill road to the end, not too difficult, just climb up and start the ascent from the end of the sweat. Here you will find several paths and decide which way you prefer to climb to the temple. One is the driveway and a bit longer, the other — shorter but more uphill. You may meet dogs on the road, but you should not be afraid of them. They are very used to people.


 Sameba Trinity church

This road to Tsminda Sameba Trinity church is about 1 hour and you will see the beautiful church, which was built in the 14th century.
Around it you can relax a bit, take beautiful photos. Fill bottles with water. And follow the path up in the direction of the Gergeti glacier.


Gergeti Glacier

It takes 3 hours more about. When you cross the glacier, it is better if you use the crampons. Sometimes people do not use them because it seems it’s not so difficult, but just for safety I advice you to use them especially when it’s iced.

In about 3 hours you will see a very beautiful newly built building, it is Altihut, it is about 3000 m. Where you can spend the night and also enjoy delicious meals. Many people can not afford to stay there because of the high prices. Especially those who travel on a small budget and in this case they stay outside in tents or continue directly on the road to meteo station.

You can relax here for a while, have lunch, take beautiful photos, fill bottles with water and so continue on your way upstairs.
Especially if your rucksacks are too heavy and you have to wear them.
Of course it is possible to rent a horse and carry luggage you will no longer have to carry , but most do not have the funds to do so and have to carry quite heavy luggage with their own hands, about 18-20 kg. At least. It’s certainly not a pleasant process, but in the mountains you need to take all the necessary items as well as food.

Along the way you will meet a number of groups, especially during peak season.

Before you reach the meteo station, on the way you will meet several small rivers that you have to cross. Of course this is not a big problem but you can get very wet and if you decide to spend the night inside meteo station.

Meteo station

The height of the meteo station is about 3650 m. Climbers planning to climb to Mt. Kazbek, they stay there for a few days and prepare to climb the mountain.
The meteo station is also called Betlemi Hut or a base camp is a place where a lot of tourists and climbers spend the night during the season, besides those who come just to visit the sights of Kazbegi district, it is really a pleasure to climb there without going to mountain.
Such a tour can be done in 2 days. Sometimes people ask us if it is possible to plan this tour in 1 day. I recommend not, because one way up requires about 7-8 hours. Well, of course, some people manage to climb in about 5 hours, but this is not possible for everyone, so I recommend you to devote 2 days to this tour, you will be able to enjoy nature more and spend the night in the background of beautiful sights. In the morning you will also be able to enjoy the view of Mount Kazbegi, which is very well seen from the Meteo station.

It is advisable to go in the morning because you can go up without speed. This tour is not difficult and does not require the necessary mountain experience, however you should be in good physical shape and not have serious health problems. You need to be prepared for this tour in advance. I am not telling you that it is very difficult to prepare for this tour and it requires a lot of effort, but the necessary items and equipment that will definitely require climbing the mountain, you must supply in advance.

Meteo station in 2 days

Hike from kazbegi to Meteorological station.

Those who only go to the meteo station  for 2 days and do not plan to climb the mountain, they do not need to carry a large amount of luggage, but those who have decided not only to visit the meteostation, but also plan to climb the mount kazbek, they should be especially prepared in this case and put more effort must show up for the expedition.
 Many people spend the night in tents, which is much cheaper and also more attractive as they gain more experience. There are days in life that you must remember for the rest of your life. Such days are really created in Kazbegi, which remain the best memories in the life of every person. When it is bad weather, always is better overnight inside meteo station. People usually prefer to stay at night outside in tents, but when weather changes, impossible stay outside because of cold.
I believe that Kazbegi is one of the most beautiful places in the world with its beautiful views, mountains and many other sights. Not only do I believe that I was born and raised here, but I am still fascinated by its unique beauty.
For the first time this is why I wanted to have my mountain  agency 15 years ago and share this beauty with others. When I set up a travel agency, it was such a foreign “fruit” that no one even thought of opening an agency before.
I was always so busy with my work that I did not think of advertising for my business, which on the one hand hurt me a lot, but in fact I worked so hard all the time, too much.
Our company has been operating since 2008 and we have made many successful tours over the years.

Meteo station reservation

Especially keep in mind that during the summer, when thousands of people go to the mountains, it is very difficult to book seats inside meteo. There have been cases when people ask us to book places, it becomes completely impossible to help them because we can not find even one free place at all.
So my advice is to write to us or call us in advance so we can help you. If the seats are not free, then you will have to stay outside in tents.
Mostly groups spend the night outside. For them it is more convenient and low-budget.
Staying in a tent costs 10 GEL, but you must have a tent with you. You can or should bring them and any necessary equipment rented in our company.
Sometimes in bad weather and especially when there is a strong wind, poor quality tents can not withstand it, so we always have very good rented tents and sleeping bags.


 Waterproof boots and clothes

As I mentioned above, walking to meteostation takes about 7-8 hours, and some people have less time to gain mountain  experience. Many such people do not take crampons because they know how to behave in such conditions.
As I told you, it is better if you start the tour early in the morning, before you solve the necessary components for the tour.


Meteo station Useful info:


There are many shops in Stapantsminda where you can buy a new product, you definitely need it because you will not be hungry for 2 days. You should also keep in mind that they should be as light as possible to carry. To do this, I recommend you to buy some bread, cheese, sausage, soups, fruits, tea, coffee. You will definitely need to buy gas to make tea, coffee and soup. You can only buy high quality gas mining cylinders at our agency. Basically we always have the brand: Coleman, which is very good and burns well even at very high altitudes.

Because it is impossible to deliver gas by air, there is always a great need for gas cylinders and please write or call in advance to reserve the required quantity of gas cylinder. For this it is better to write to us in advance so that we can reserve them for you.

Inside the meteo station is a café where you can order hot food as well as breakfast and dinner, in which case you will no longer need to carry extra luggage. Discounts are available for our customers in this cafe.

meteo station


Write to us about every detail you think, to more accurately define your needs. All the desired services that will facilitate your expedition. We are ready to answer all your questions and plan an Mt. Kazbek expedition to meet all your requirements.

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Mount Kazbek open expedition

Mount Kazbek climbing season is ideal during the period between June to October. Any individual or a group of individuals who are interested in climbing to Kazbek may contact us and we will be very happy to organize the expedition for you! MTA-Mountain Travel Agency is a specialist in providing and designing expeditions to the mountains of KazbekOrtsveri, and Chaukhi. We approach each customer individually and will be ready to satisfy every need of every person who would like to book an expedition with us. 

Georgia mountaineering expeditions is very popular and every season more and more tourists come to climb Mt. Kazbek. For this reason we organize open expeditions, where everybody can join and pay less then for private tour.

Advance payment of 300 EUR as a reservation fee will have to be transferred into our bank account. The transfer has to be made in advance.

400 EUR are paid when we meet at our climbing company’s office.

The price includes:

The professional guide’s service.
General climbing equipment rental.
Meteo station overnight in tents.

1 extra day in case of bad weather.

Transfer to/from Sameba Trinity church.

In the case of an emergency, the rescue team will always be ready to help as well as helicopter services are also available if it will be necessary.

The price does not include.

Transfers from and to airports.
Cooking services and meals can be prepared.
Extra climbing equipment.

Horse for your luggage.



Cash can be used in order to cover all rental charges or alternatively Visa or Master card can also be used.

 Successful climbing

Mountain Kazbek climb

 Mount Kazbek climb is the main activity that we specialize in. This is why we always pay strong attention to the security that has to be provided to every customer that we serve. Safety is the top priority for us. We make sure that every single effort is given to provide our valuable and beloved customers with the highest level of security. Our mountain guides who will accompany you along the way know the area exceptionally well. They are all certified and passed the tests for providing first aid. They are all certified climbers hence they will provide the maximum assistance during the climb to the top of Mount Kazbek.

The rate of successful climbs to the top of the mount Kazbek is very high, but it always depends on the weather conditions. This is why we recommend arriving during the climbing season. We can also provide our customers with plenty of other services that include booking hotels and ticketsmaking transfers from/to the airport and to the capital. We can supply horses to carry your luggageprovide help in selecting the right guest house, make reservations in advance to stay at meteo station and plenty of other staff. All in allwe are ready to listen to every wish and desire of our beloved customers and make their wishes come to fruition.

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The best prices in the region

We can offer the best prices in the region, so everyone can hope on getting the best value for money that can be found out there! We also can offer enormous amount of other, alternative services. Therefore, during your ski touring holidays you can always rely on other packages that we can offer that will be tailored to your specific needs and desires!

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All that is left for you to do is to book the tour with us and you will never be disappointed. This is probably the best time that you might have. If you like to explore something new, push the boundaries to the limits and above, enjoy magnificent, rocky mountains views then this is the tour for you! This is completely different compare to any standard excursion! The trip will energize you and leave unforgettable impressions of one of the most beautiful places in the world! Apply for a tour right now and buy a tour with a discount.

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