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Georgia Mountaineering Tour, Highlands of Tusheti, Khevsureti, Svaneti and Adjara.

Total Duration: 16 days
Accommodation type: guesthouses 

Tusheti (5 days):

Day 1.  Meeting at the airport, transfer and accommodation at the Hotel Georgian House.
Day 2.  Drive to Telavi, Kakheti region, on the way visit fortified medieval citadel of Gremi, architectural complex of Alaverdi, Shuamta, stay overnight at the Hotel Rcheuli Marani in Telavi.
Day 3. Drive to Tusheti with off-road vehicles, sightseeing in Omalo, administrative centre of the region, and cultural excursion to open-air ethnography museum, stay overnight at the guesthouse in Omalo.
Day 4. Trekking, or hoarse riding to Shenakho, Diklo, Kvalvo and Dartlo villages, stay overnight at the guesthouse in Dartlo.
Day 5. Drive back to Tbilisi via Abano pass.
Extension for adventure travellers: trekking tour, or horseback riding from Dartlo to Mutso and Shatili (Khevsureti) via Atsuna Pass, overnight in camps.

Khevsureti (4 days):

Day 6.  On the way to Khevsureti visit City of Mzkheta (Old capital of Georgia), Ananuri and drive to Barisakho with off-road vehicles, stay overnight at the guesthouse in Barisakho.
Day 7. Via Datvis-jvris Pass (2676 m) visit Shatili village, main sights are Shatili fortifications, Gudani Cross, Anatoria sanctuaries. Stay overnight at the guesthouse in Shatili.
Day 8. Trekking tour or horseback riding to Mutso, visit Khakhmati and Mutso fortresses, return to Shatili.
Day 9. Drive back to Tbilisi.

Svaneti (4 days):

Day 10. West Georgia: visit antique town of Uplistsikhe, Gori, Kutaisi sights: Bagrati Temple, Gelati Cathedral, stay overnight at the Hotel Gelati in Kutaisi.
Day 11. Via Zugdidi drive to Svaneti with off-road vehicles, visit Museum of History and Ethnography and stay overnight at the guesthouse in Mestia.
Day 12.  Drive to Ushguli village situated 2200 m above sea level and is famous with its watch towers and beautiful view of Mt. Shkhara, tour to Ethnographic Museum, 12th Century Church of the Virgin Mary, stay overnight in Ushguli.
Day 13.  Back to Mestia for hiking tour on the beautiful mountainous places around the City, saty overnight in Mestia. Drive to Batumi for Adjara tour (or return to Tbilisi), stay overnight at the Hotel Sputnik in Batumi.

Adjara (3 days)

Day 14. Drive to Khulo via Kheda and Beshumi, visit the Uchkho stone arch bridge (VIII c.) and Khikhani Fortress (XIII c.), stay overnight in Beshumi.
Day 15. Trekking tour in Beshumi and return to Batumi for overnight.
Day 16. Batumi tour: Gonio Fortress, Batumi botanical garden, a walk in the seaside park and drive to Tbilisi for departure.

Tour includes:

  • all transportations by minivan and off-road vehicles;
  • accommodation at the guesthouses;
  • rooms of DBL category;
  • FB meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner;
  • entrance fees;
  • guide service.

Not included in price:

  • air tickets;
  • travel insurance.



Helicopter Tour to Caucasus mountainous regions:

Duration: 9 days
Accommodation type: guesthouses 

Day 1. Arrival at Tbilisi airport, transfer and accommodation at the Hotel Georgian House.
Day 2. Sightseeing of the capital: botanical gardens, multinational Abanotubani (sulphur baths district). Cultural excursion to the open-air ethnography museum. City of Mtskheta: historical and architectural complex of Jvari, monastery complex of Zedazeni (6th c., alt. 1,390 m.).
Day 3. Flight to Svaneti. Sightseeing tour in Mestia administrative centre (1420 m), visit Museum of History and Ethnography, stay overnight at the guesthouse in Mestia.
Day 4. Drive to Ushguli village, excursion to the monastery of Queen Tamar, stay overnight in Ushguli.
Day 5. Helicopter flight to Khevsureti region in Shatili village. Trekking tour and stay overnight at the guesthouse in Shatili.
Day 6. Drive to the fortified village and the citadel of Mutso, extension for adventure travellers: hoarseback riding from Shatili to Mutso.
Day 7. Helicopter flight to Tusheti. Sightseeing in Omalo, administrative centre of the region, and cultural excursion to open-air ethnography museum. Trekking to Diklo and Dartlo villages, stay overnight at the guesthouse in  Dartlo.
Day 8. Flight to Tbilisi, leisure day, evening: visit to sulphur bath and dinner with national live music in Restaurant Tamada.
Day 9. transfer to the airport and departure .

The same route by car will take 3 - 6 days for each region).


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