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Hiking Around Georgia

 PRICE: 1201

 Duration: 19 nights, 20 days

 Availability: Anytime

‘Hiking around Georgia’ tour is suitable for those, who are interested in discovering major sights and attractions in Georgia. With simple and pleasant hiking, this flexible route gives the possibility to explore unique cultural and natural sites of the whole country.

Breathtaking mountains, untouched nature in national parks and reserves, ancient fortresses, churches and monasteries, fascinating villages and centuries-old rock-hewn cities, charming modern cities, boundless vineyards, alluring waterfalls, lakes, canyons, glaciers, caves, UNESCO world heritage sites, exceptional food and wine and more are waiting to be discovered by you!

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Lagodekhi state reserve
  • Nekresi monastery
  • Wine-tasting
  • Ananuri fortress
  • Kazbegi
  • Chaukhi Mountain
  • Uplistsikhe
  • Borjomi
  • Rabati fortress
  • Vardzia cave city
  • Khertvisi fortress
  • Batumi
  • Mtirala national park
  • Upper Svaneti sights – Shdugra waterfall; Mestia; Ushguli; Chalaadi glacier; etc.
  • Kutaisi
  • Bagrati Cathedral & Gelati Monastery
  • Prometheus cave
  • Okatse canyon & Gochkadili (Martvili) canyon
  • Mtskheta
  • Tbilisi

TOUR DETAILS:

  • Category: outdoor activities
  • Available:  late spring-early fall
  • Age: 16-65
  • Duration: 20 days
  • Route length by transport: 1860 km
  • Route length by foot: 85 km
  • Group size: optional

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: PICK UP FROM TBILISI AIRPORT – TRANSFER TO THE HOTEL

DAY 2: LAGODEKHI STATE RESERVE – NINOSKHEVI WATERFALL

After the breakfast, you will depart for Kakheti. You will visit Lagodekhi Protected territories, where you will see attractive Ninoskhevi waterfall (40m high).

You will have a picnic on the way and in the evening you will return to Lagodekhi.

Tour details:

By minivan – 180 km (3 hours)
Trail type – medium
Trekking – 8.5 km (4-6 hours)
Overnight – guesthouse or tent

DAY 3: LAGODEKHI STATE RESERVE – TRAIL OF MACHI FORTRESS

This day you will visit second trail of Lagodekhi protected territories, which will take you to the Machi fortress via simple and striking road.

You will have a picnic on the way and in the evening you will return to Lagodekhi.

Tour details:

By minivan – 30 km (30 min)
Trail type – easy
Trekking – 10.5 km (3-4 hours)
Overnight – guesthouse or tent

DAY 4: NEKRESI MONASTERY – GREMI ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENTS – ALAVERDI MONASTERY – WINE-TASTING – TBILISI

On this day you will get to know cultural attractions of Kakheti, such as beautiful Nekresi monastery, remarkable Gremi architectural monument, splendid Alaverdi monastery and Kvetera fortress.

In the afternoon you will get acquainted with traditional Georgian “Qvevri” wine-making method, which is included in the list of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Later, you will have dinner and will taste exceptional wine.

In the evening you will return to Tbilisi and overnight there.

Tour details:

By minivan – 170 km (2-3 hours)
Trekking – 3 km (1 hour)
Trail type – easy
Overnight – hotel

DAY 5: TBILISI – KAZBEGI – ANANURI FORTRESS – GUDAURI

This day you will depart for Kazbegi and will see picturesque Zhinvali reservoir, beautiful Ananuri fortress, skiing resort Gudauri, natural monument of Bidara travertines and wonderful village Stepantsminda, which is overlooked by mount Kazbeg (5047m) – the most attractive peak in Georgia.

You will spend the night in Stepantsminda.

Tour details:

By minivan – 140 km (3-4 hours)
Overnight – guesthouse

DAY 6: GERGETI HOLY TRINITY CHURCH – GVELETI WATERFALL – CHAUKHI MOUNTAIN

You will visit amazing Gergeti Holy Trinity church, from where one can observe stunning views of mount Kazbek and village Stepantsminda. Later the group will head to charming Gveleti waterfall and fascinating village Juta.

You will overnight in Zeta camping.

Tour details:

By minivan – 60 km (2-3 hours)
Trekking – 5 km (2 hours)
Trail type – easy
Overnight – Zeta camping

DAY 7: UPLISTSIKHE – GORI – BORJOMI

On this day you will go to resort Borjomi. On the way you will visit ancient rock hewn city Uplistsikhe, Stalin’s museum in Gori (if desired) and later – Borjomi Park.
You will overnight in Borjomi.

Tour details:

By minivan – 264 km (4-5 hours)
Overnight – tent, guesthouse or hotel

DAY 8: GREEN MONASTERY – RABATI FORTRESS – SAFARA MONASTERY

This day, you will visit beautiful Borjomi-Kharagauli national park. You will walk (2 km) on Nicolas Romanov path; will also visit wonderful Green Monastery, attractive Rabati fortress and alluring Sapara Monastery.

Overnight will be near Vardzia.

Tour details:

By minivan – 130 km (3-5 hours)
Trekking – 6 km (2 hours)
Trail type – easy
Overnight – tent, guesthouse or hotel

DAY 9: VARDZIA – KHERTVISI FORTRESS – SARO MEGALITHS – TBILISI

You will visit gorgeous rock-hewn city Vardzia, magnificent Khertvisi fortress and Saro megaliths. In the afternoon, you will return to Tbilisi and on the way you will see Sagamo Lake, Poka nunnery, and picturesque Paravani lake.

You will spend the night in Tbilisi.

Tour details:

By minivan – 250 km (4-5 hours)
Trekking – 5 km (2 hours)
Trail type – easy
Overnight – hostel or hotel

DAY 10: ZARZMA MONASTERY – GREEN LAKE – MAKHUNTSETI WATERFALL – BATUMI

After the breakfast, you will depart for Batumi. On the way you will see wonderful Zarzma monastery, mountain-climatic resort Beshumi, beautiful Green Lake and Makhuntseti waterfall.

You will spend the night in the seaside village Gonio.

Tour details:

By minivan – 170 km (4 hours)
Trekking – 8 km (2-3 hours)
Trail type – easy
Overnight – guesthouse

DAY 11: MTIRALA NATIONAL PARK – BATUMI BOTANICAL GARDEN

On this day, you will visit amazing Mtirala national park, where you will have a pleasant hiking and picnic in a wonderful, untouched nature. Later, you will visit unique botanical garden of Batumi and Peria monastery.

You will have free time in the evening. Overnight will be in the guesthouse.

Tour details:

By minivan – 30 km (1 hour)
Trekking – 8 km (3 hours)
Trail type – easy
Overnight – guesthouse

DAY 12: UPPER SVANETI – ENGURI RESERVOIR – VILLAGE MAZERI

On this day, you will head to Upper Svaneti – exceptional region of Georgia, with high beautiful mountains and medieval Svan towers. On the way, you will see Enguri reservoir.

You will overnight in the stunning village Mazeri.

Tour details:

By minivan – 260 km (5 hours)
Overnight – guesthouse

DAY 13: SHDUGRA WATERFALL – VILLAGE MAZERI

You will visit gorgeous Shdugra waterfall – located at the foot of Ushba Mountain. In the evening, you will return to the village Mazeri.

Tour details:

Trekking – 10.5 km (3-4 hours)
Trail type easy
Overnight – guesthouse

DAY 14: MESTIA – CHALAADI GLACIER – ZURULDI MOUNTAIN – MESTIA

On this day, you will visit administrative centre of Svaneti – Mestia, also beautiful Chalaadi glacier, Zuruldi Mountain, from where fantastic views of Svanetian Caucasus can be observed. You will also pay a visit to Mestia museum, where unique exhibits are displayed.

Tour details:

By minivan – 40 km (1 hour)
Trail type – easy
Hiking – 5 km (2 hours)
Overnight – guesthouse

DAY 15: MESTIA – USHGULI -MESTIA

On this day, you will visit magnificent Svanetian village Ushguli, which is UNESCO world cultural heritage site. On the way, you will see astonishing views of environs, churches, and villages.

In the evening you will return to Mestia.

Tour details:

By minivan – 100 km (4 hours)
Trail type – easy
Hiking – 5 km (2 hours)
Overnight – guesthouse

DAY 16: MESTIA – KUTAISI – BAGRATI CATHEDRAL – GELATI MONASTERY

On this day, you will go to Kutaisi and in the afternoon, you will see UNESCO world heritage sites – Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery.

You will overnight in Kutaisi.

Tour details:

By minivan – 240 km (4-5 hours)
Overnight – guesthouse

DAY 17: PROMETHEUS CAVE – OKATSE CANYON – GOCHKADILI (MARTVILI) CANYON – KUTAISI

After the breakfast you will visit Prometheus cave, which is exceptional natural monument of our country and hosts thousands of visitors annually. Length of cave amounts 1060m and combines several halls. You will also visit two more wonderful natural monuments – Okatse and Gochkadili (Martvili) canyons. Later, you will taste outstanding Georgian wine and will have a dinner.

In the evening you will return to Kutaisi.

Tour details:

By minivan – 100 km (2-3 hours)
Trail type – easy
Hiking – 5 km (2 hours)
Overnight – guesthouse

DAY 18: MTSKHETA – SVETITSKHOVELI CATHEDRAL – JVARI MONASTERY – TBILISI

On this day, you will return to Tbilisi. On the way, you will visit ancient capital city of Georgia – Mtskheta, which is UNESCO world cultural heritage site, with Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Jvari Monastery.

In the evening you will return to Tbilisi and will have some free time to enjoy yourself in this amazing city.

Tour details:

By minivan – 230 km (3 hours)
Walking – 1 km
Overnight – hotel

DAY 19: TBILISI WALKING TOUR

On this day, you will have 3 hours walking tour in old Tbilisi. You will visit all tourist attractions of Tbilisi, such as Narikala fortress, bathhouses, Legvtakhevi, etc. You will also visit Kote Aphkhazi Street, which is famous for being multicultural and multi religious. One can find synagogue, mosque and church on this street.

Guests can also visit popular dry bridge, where one can buy antiques, handmade items and souvenirs.

In the evening you will have a farewell dinner with traditional Georgian show program.

Tour details:

Walking – 6 km (3 hours)
Overnight – hotel

DAY 20: FREE DAY – TRANSFER TO TBILISI AIRPORT

TOUR PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BRING:

  • Personal medicines
  • Water proof shoes
  • Sandals or trainers
  • Warm jacket and raincoat
  • Warm hat
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Backpack

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Pick up and transfer to the airport
  • Transportation via comfortable vehicle
  • Certified guide service
  • 3 overnights in the hotel, 16 overnights in the guesthouse
  • Meals included for the duration of the tour (lunch – picnic with lunch-boxes)
  • Wine tasting

TOUR PRICE:

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Price per person1201€1262€1337€1435€1564€1681€1882€2291€2898€5140€

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