Top Trip Ideas for Discovering the Best of Rural Asia

Mandi Keighran

From pristine beaches and sun bears in Thailand to the majestic mountains of Nepal – book your spot on one of these Culture Trip adventures and experience some of Asia’s most amazing countryside.

Asia is an enormously diverse continent, and while it’s home to some of the world’s biggest and most dynamic cities – think Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul – it also boasts unique rural landscapes, and off-the-beaten-path towns and villages, which offer a completely different perspective. Whether you’re in Georgia or Laos, these Culture Trips will help you to really get beneath the surface of rural life in Asia.

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The Fifth Season hut near Chaukhi Mountain in Juta, Georgia, overlooking misty mountains

Food and wine tasting in the mountains of Georgia

Georgia is a small country in the Caucasus, on the continental border between Europe and Asia, resulting in a fascinating and distinctive culture. Notably, the country is also known as the birthplace of wine, and there’s evidence of wine production dating back more than 8,000 years. Discover Georgia’s nature, history and culture on Culture Trip’s nine-day tour. It begins in the Old Quarter of Tbilisi where you’ll enjoy a traditional lunch of khachapuri (cheese-filled bread) before exploring some of the country’s highlights, such as Lagodekhi National Park, the Truso Gorge, and the Unesco-listed sites at Mtskheta.

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Tbilisi, Georgia

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ENDS AT

Tbilisi, Georgia

DURATION

9

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Maja Proescholdt and Gethin Morgan contributed additional reporting to this article.

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