Tour price includes:
– Pick up & drop off at the desired location in Tbilisi
– All activities and sightseeing according itinerary
– Accommodation at rustic guesthouses (6 nights, with private facilities)
– Meals: Breakfast (6), Lunch (7), Diner (6)
– Entrance fees and tickets
– Professional Guide
08:00 AM: Meeting with the guide and start the journey. We have to take a short drive to visit the town of Mtskheta, which was the capital of Georgia before establishment of Tbilisi. Mtskheta is approximately 2,500 years-old and included in the UNESCO Heritage List. Here you will see Jvari Church built in the end of VI century. From here the beautiful panorama of Mtskheta, which lies between the peaks and the confluence of two rivers opens before our eyes. We continue to Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park and enjoy spectacular 4 hours hiking route in Kvabiskhevi Village. We will have seasonal activity in Organic-Farm Barbale: we will plant, harvest and prepare meal with locals. Accommodation in local Guesthouse.
Overnight in Atskuri village. Meals: picnic lunch and diner. Tour route: 200 km / 125 miles
We drive to Vardzia Cave-City, en route photo stops at Rabati Castle and Khertvisi Fortress. Vardzia cave town, built in 12th Century – comprises hundreds of rooms carved into the rock, stretching for nearly one kilometer and reaching the height of 13 floors. Afterwards, we will move to our culinary Master-classes in another Province and will have “Imeretian Khachapuri” preparation with locals. Sleep in the Guesthouse.
Overnight in Sazano Village. Meals: breakfast, lunch and diner. Tour route: 310 km / 195 miles
Start exploring Racha Province, drive via Picturesque Shaori Reservior to Ambrolauri, visit 10th Century Nikortsminda Cathedral and Barakoni Church – one of the important monuments of medieval Georgian architecture. Journey will be concluded in Korenishi Village with the lunch including unique wines made from grapes grown in the mountains – named: “Usakhelauri” (means: unnamed) at Veranda. Sleep in Lentekhi Town (in winter time, when the Pass over Zagari will be closed, we will use road Zugdidi-Mestia to get to Svaneti Province and sleep en-route in Martvili Village).
Overnight in Lentekhi Town or Martvili Village. Meals: breakfast, lunch and diner. Tour route: 180 km / 110 miles
The next province we visit, was hidden from the world for centuries, because of its location. Svaneti region is surrounded with wild mountainous landscape, patriarchal villages and preserved traditions which re-date Christianity. The highest settlement is Ushguli, the village of Watchtowers. Walking tour in village, visit X century Lamaria church, which is famous with its amazing frescos. At the end of the day we’ll have family dinner, Svan people have a distinctive culinary traditions, we will’ve opportunity during tonight’s dinner to discover their traditions and culinary features. Accommodation in the Guesthouse.
Overnight in village Ushguli. Meals: breakfast, lunch and diner. Tour route: 120 km / 75 miles
Continue toward village Becho, on the way we will have a few photo stops in village Kala and village Mulakhi. Via town Mestia we’ll arrive to village Becho, from where will start short trekking tour to Shguda waterfalls, which one of the tall waterfall of Georgia. On the road you can enjoy beautiful views to Ushba summit and beautiful river gorge. At the evening dinner with Barbecue at local family.
Overnight in village Becho. Meals: breakfast, picnic lunch and diner. Tour route: 70 km / 45 miles. Hiking: 6 km medium category
From the cold mountain glaciers we will continue to warm Black Sea. En route visit the Enguri Dam, the largest in the Caucasus. We arrive in Anaklia – cozy resort of Samegrelo Province with Sandy Beaches and exceptional hospitality habits. We will have a chance to rest on the Sandy Beach, then our host will introduce Traditional Dairy Farming and rich culinary traditions the family. We will participate in “Georgian Supra” – a feast with traditional toast master “Tamada” – as usual head of the family.
Overnight in Anaklia. Meals: breakfast and diner. Tour route: 180 km / 110 miles
Small mining town Chiataura, the city of cable cars and magnificent Katskhi Pillar, this is 40-meter high natural limestone monolith towers over the gorge of the Karshuna River. On top of the pillar is tiny church. (Only monks are allowed to climb up the steel ladder to get the top of the Pillar). We’ll have photo stop at Katshi Pillar and then will visit Mgvimevi monastery, which is built 8th century into the caves. Tour will be concluded after excursion in Chiatura and we’ll drive you to the desired location.
No accommodation included. Meals: breakfast and lunch. Combined highway and road distance to Tbilisi: 360 km / 220 miles