6 days Svaneti private tour ( Mestia, Ushguli, Varzia-hiking)

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First of all, this must be their area of interest to travel to this beautiful region. Secondly, I am a professional as a driver, guide, hiking guide and know how to care about my guests. Also:1. Beautiful natural scenery2. Ancient tower villages with an uniques style towers in the world.3. lots of hiking options in the mountains.4. Place is save and well built5. 2 ski resorts in the region6. Very interesting regional museum in Mestia.7.All kind of guests are welcome in every region of Georgia, including Svaneti
ItineraryDay 1: Tbilisi- Mtskheta city (Jvari monastery)- Uplistsikhe cave city - Gori- Kutaisi - Bagrati temple- Night stay in KutaisiStop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti RegionThis monastery is located close to the old capital city of Georgia and belongs to UNESCO list. this place offers to it`s visitors magnificent views on the old capital city as well as surrounding area and it`s famous because of the first cross ever risen in Georgia.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Gori, Shida Kartli RegionUplistsikhe cave town is one the most ancient historical heritage of Georgia. The place is over 2600 Y.O. and it`s located close to Stalin`s home town Gori, which is a great opportunity for you to visit even Stalin`s museum.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Gelati Monastery, Kutaisi, Imereti RegionGelati monastery, the same time early 12th century academy area, is located close to Kutaisi city and belongs to UNESCO list since 1994 Y. This place of interest attract visitors not only because of its age and historical significans, but also the views extended from the monastery backyard.Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Motsameta Monastery, Kutaisi, Imereti RegionMotsameta monastery is also, located close to Kutaisi right over a top of the canyon, at the spectacularly beautiful location. The place, also, has got rich historical background, which starts after 8th century. Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Kutaisi- Bagrati cathedral - Prometheus cave - Zugdidi - Enguri dam - Mestia townStop At: Bagrati Cathedral, Kutaisi, Imereti RegionBagrati cathedral, is 11th century cultural heritage of Georgia and the same time belongs to UNESCO list since 1994 Y. This place of interest is located is located in old Kutaisi, on the hill fortress named as Ukimerioni.Duration: 35 minutesStop At: Prometheus Cave, Kutaisi, Imereti RegionPrometheus cave is one of the Karst caves of Georgia and presents one the longest underground walking routs in the cave. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: River Enguri, Zugdidi, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti RegionThe Enguri Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Enguri River in Georgia. Currently it is the world's second highest concrete arch dam with a height of 271.5 metres (891 ft). It is located north of the town Jvari. It is part of the Enguri hydroelectric power station (HES) which is partially located in Abkhazia.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Mestia ResidenceMestia town is center of Upper Svaneti region. The region is surrounded by the highest mountains in Georgia and whole region is located along the main range of the great Caucasus. We can walk around Mestia in the late evening.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Mestia- Ipari pass - Kala community - Ushguli- MestiaStop At: Ushguli Ethnographic Museum, Ushguli, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti RegionThe day 3we`ll be traveling to Ushguli community (includes 3 tower villages). Distance between Mestia and Ushguli is 45 km. On the way to Ushguli we`ll drive by the following places - Mulakhi, Ipari and Kala communities. the road goes mostly in a wild. In Ushguli we can:1. take a hike to the Shkhara mountain glacier (moderate level of hiking)2. Take a walk around tower villages3. visit Lamaria monastery4. Visit the local museum of Ethnography5. Or just discuss what else to do...Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Mestia - Chalaadi Glacier - Hatsvali ski resort - Mestia tower blocksStop At: Chaladi Glacier, Mestia, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti RegionChaladi glacier is located close to Mestia town, in about 9km away from the town center. We`ll drive around 6 km, stop at a parking and continue hiking (light to moderate level) to the glacier. stay there as long as you want and come back the same way... Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Hatsvali Ski LiftHatsvali ski resort is located in 8 km from Mestia. we`ll drive to the ski lift station, get some tickets and take ride all the way up the top of Zuruldi mountain where, there is located nice restaurant with a large view veranda. We`ll have nice, 270 degree views of all around and short walk around the top, just see some views from the other side of the mountain.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Mestia Tourism Information CentreWe`ll take a walk around Mestia city tower blocks and visit one of the local regional museums.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Mestia- Nokalakevi - Martvili or Okatse canyon - Borjomi city - Borjomi parkPass By: Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti RegionNokalakevi village is famous because of the ancient fortress also, known as Archaeopollis. We`ll stop there in two cases: 1. fits in our timing 2. Short stop for PhotosStop At: Martvili Canyons, Martivili, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti RegionMartvili canyon is located close by Senaki town. This is small, but incredibly beautiful canyon with a cleaned mountain river. It`s possible to rent boats or just take a short walk in the small canyon with a volcanic rock river channel.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Borjomi Central Park, Borjomi, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionBorjomi city is still famous resort of mineral springs and pine pollen, mostly among the travelers from the former USSR. Visitors can enjoy walking around the local Park (in the canyon) and taste the natural mineral spring of borjomi.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Borjomi - Fortress of Rabat - Khertvisi fortress - Varzia cave city- TbilisiStop At: Rabati Castle, Akhaltsikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionRabati castle is located in Akhaltsikhe city, which is situated on the ancient silk road (Alexander the great`s road). The castle was recently reconstructed and attract many visitors around the world.Duration: 45 minutesPass By: Khertvisi Fortress, Aspindza, Samtskhe-Javakheti RegionKhertvisi fortress is also, situated on the ancient silk road and could be considered as one the best remained historic sites of Georgia. Stop At: VardziaVarzia is one the cave cities of Georgia. This place is not as old as other cave cities, but it`s the biggest in Georgia and unique in the world. Varzia was built less than 900 Y. ago, but still looks great amazingly nice.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesPass By: Tbilisi MallAfter finishing with visit to Varzia, we`ll return back to Tbilisi city, through the southern highway and see several beautiful lakes and totally different landscape than before. No meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • Private transportation
  • Entry/Admission - Jvari Church
  • Entry/Admission - Gelati Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Motsameta Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Bagrati Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - River Enguri
  • Entry/Admission - Mestia Residence
  • Entry/Admission - Ushguli Ethnographic Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Chaladi Glacier
  • Entry/Admission - Tbilisi Mall

What’s not included

  • everything, but Transportation, guiding and the guide`s night stay charges is paid by the customer.
  • Entry/Admission - Uplistsiche Cave Town
  • Entry/Admission - Prometheus Cave
  • Entry/Admission - Hatsvali Ski Lift
  • Entry/Admission - Mestia Tourism Information Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Martvili Canyons
  • Entry/Admission - Borjomi Central Park
  • Entry/Admission - Rabati Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Vardzia

Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi- Mtskheta city (Jvari monastery)- Uplistsikhe cave city - Gori- Kutaisi - Bagrati temple- Night stay in Kutaisi Stop At: Jvari Church, Mtskheta, Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region This monastery is located close to the old capital city of Georgia and belongs to UNESCO list. this place offers to it`s visitors magnificent views on the old capital city as well as surrounding area and it`s famous because of the first cross ever risen in Georgia. Duration: 40 minutes Stop At: Uplistsiche Cave Town, Gori, Shida Kartli Region Uplistsikhe cave town is one the most ancient historical heritage of Georgia. The place is over 2600 Y.O. and it`s located close to Stalin`s home town Gori, which is a great opportunity for you to visit even Stalin`s museum. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: Gelati Monastery, Kutaisi, Imereti Region Gelati monastery, the same time early 12th century academy area, is located close to Kutaisi city and belongs to UNESCO list since 1994 Y. This place of interest attract visitors not only because of its age and historical significans, but also the views extended from the monastery backyard. Duration: 45 minutes Stop At: Motsameta Monastery, Kutaisi, Imereti Region Motsameta monastery is also, located close to Kutaisi right over a top of the canyon, at the spectacularly beautiful location. The place, also, has got rich historical background, which starts after 8th century. Duration: 45 minutes No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 2: Kutaisi- Bagrati cathedral - Prometheus cave - Zugdidi - Enguri dam - Mestia town Stop At: Bagrati Cathedral, Kutaisi, Imereti Region Bagrati cathedral, is 11th century cultural heritage of Georgia and the same time belongs to UNESCO list since 1994 Y. This place of interest is located is located in old Kutaisi, on the hill fortress named as Ukimerioni. Duration: 35 minutes Stop At: Prometheus Cave, Kutaisi, Imereti Region Prometheus cave is one of the Karst caves of Georgia and presents one the longest underground walking routs in the cave. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Stop At: River Enguri, Zugdidi, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region The Enguri Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Enguri River in Georgia. Currently it is the world's second highest concrete arch dam with a height of 271.5 metres (891 ft). It is located north of the town Jvari. It is part of the Enguri hydroelectric power station (HES) which is partially located in Abkhazia. Duration: 20 minutes Stop At: Mestia Residence Mestia town is center of Upper Svaneti region. The region is surrounded by the highest mountains in Georgia and whole region is located along the main range of the great Caucasus. We can walk around Mestia in the late evening. Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 3: Mestia- Ipari pass - Kala community - Ushguli- Mestia Stop At: Ushguli Ethnographic Museum, Ushguli, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region The day 3we`ll be traveling to Ushguli community (includes 3 tower villages). Distance between Mestia and Ushguli is 45 km. On the way to Ushguli we`ll drive by the following places - Mulakhi, Ipari and Kala communities. the road goes mostly in a wild. In Ushguli we can: 1. take a hike to the Shkhara mountain glacier (moderate level of hiking) 2. Take a walk around tower villages 3. visit Lamaria monastery 4. Visit the local museum of Ethnography 5. Or just discuss what else to do... Duration: 4 hours No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 4: Mestia - Chalaadi Glacier - Hatsvali ski resort - Mestia tower blocks Stop At: Chaladi Glacier, Mestia, Upper Svaneti, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region Chaladi glacier is located close to Mestia town, in about 9km away from the town center. We`ll drive around 6 km, stop at a parking and continue hiking (light to moderate level) to the glacier. stay there as long as you want and come back the same way... Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Hatsvali Ski Lift Hatsvali ski resort is located in 8 km from Mestia. we`ll drive to the ski lift station, get some tickets and take ride all the way up the top of Zuruldi mountain where, there is located nice restaurant with a large view veranda. We`ll have nice, 270 degree views of all around and short walk around the top, just see some views from the other side of the mountain. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Mestia Tourism Information Centre We`ll take a walk around Mestia city tower blocks and visit one of the local regional museums. Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 5: Mestia- Nokalakevi - Martvili or Okatse canyon - Borjomi city - Borjomi park Pass By: Town-Fortress Nokalakevi, Senaki, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region Nokalakevi village is famous because of the ancient fortress also, known as Archaeopollis. We`ll stop there in two cases: 1. fits in our timing 2. Short stop for Photos Stop At: Martvili Canyons, Martivili, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti Region Martvili canyon is located close by Senaki town. This is small, but incredibly beautiful canyon with a cleaned mountain river. It`s possible to rent boats or just take a short walk in the small canyon with a volcanic rock river channel. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Borjomi Central Park, Borjomi, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region Borjomi city is still famous resort of mineral springs and pine pollen, mostly among the travelers from the former USSR. Visitors can enjoy walking around the local Park (in the canyon) and taste the natural mineral spring of borjomi. Duration: 45 minutes No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
Day 6: Borjomi - Fortress of Rabat - Khertvisi fortress - Varzia cave city- Tbilisi Stop At: Rabati Castle, Akhaltsikhe, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region Rabati castle is located in Akhaltsikhe city, which is situated on the ancient silk road (Alexander the great`s road). The castle was recently reconstructed and attract many visitors around the world. Duration: 45 minutes Pass By: Khertvisi Fortress, Aspindza, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region Khertvisi fortress is also, situated on the ancient silk road and could be considered as one the best remained historic sites of Georgia. Stop At: Vardzia Varzia is one the cave cities of Georgia. This place is not as old as other cave cities, but it`s the biggest in Georgia and unique in the world. Varzia was built less than 900 Y. ago, but still looks great amazingly nice. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes Pass By: Tbilisi Mall After finishing with visit to Varzia, we`ll return back to Tbilisi city, through the southern highway and see several beautiful lakes and totally different landscape than before. No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.
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