Svaneti, Georgia’s most mysterious mountain region is like a fairy tale come to life. The fabled region is renowned for its enchanting stone villages, punctuated by the famous defensive towers, and populated by a fiercely independent race, known as the Svans. Still lying almost entirely off any tourist trail, this is a trip for the travel connoisseur who likes to see things real and wild. And of course, this tour is not only about Svaneti. Georgia in general is one of our favorite countries: its excellent cuisine, delicious wine, stunning mountains, exquisite churches, hospitable locals and rich and varied history make it a perfect adventure travel location. Come and see for yourself.
2017 Land Cost Per Person (double occupancy):
Available Anytime – $1010
This tour operates with a minimum number of 2 visitors.
- Full services of tour Leader with local guides and drivers
- Meal plan – HB
- Transfers and all transport as outlined in the itinerary
- All accommodation (Tbilisi – Hotel Tbilisi Inn / Svaneti – guesthouses)
- All entrance fees
- Trekking health care cost
Price Does Not Include:
- Airfare (unless otherwise arranged)
- Departure and custom fees
- Gratuities and individual daily expenses
- Additional beverages
- Travel insurance
- Trip cancellation
- Medical and luggage insurance are recommended for coverage against all unforeseen circumstances
Day 1: Tbilisi
Arrive at Tbilisi airport and transfer to your 4* hotel. You’ll enjoy a sightseeing tour of old Tbilisi, a charming town built along the twisting valley of the Mtkvari River. Tbilisi’s main attractions include Narikala Fortress, Metekhi Church, Sulfur Bathes, Holy Trinity Cathedral , the bridge of piece, narrow streets of Shardeni and Erekle II. Return to your hotel.
Day 2: Tbilisi – Mazeri
Early departure for a long drive to the small village of Mazeri that provides magnificent views as we cross the Zagaro Pass. Check in the guest house. Dinner and overnight
Day 3: Mazeri- Shdugra Waterfall- Mestia
After breakfast we start hiking to reach Shdugra waterfalls. Total hiking distance 12 km. Drive to Mestia. Check in Guesthouse for dinner and overnight .
Day 4: Mestia- Ushguli- Shkhara Glacier- Ushguli
Jeep tour to the highest permanently inhabitant village in Europe, Ushguli which is at an altitude of 2100 m. above the sea level.
Around 12pm, we will start our morning walk to the foot of Mt. Shkhara, walking alongside the wonderful Enguri River which will eventually lead us to its origin – the Shkhara Glacier. Afterwards we return to Ushguli. En route we also plan to visit the Lamaria church with its 12th century stone defence tower / Approximate walking time 5 hours; Overnight at the guesthouse in Ushguli.
Day 5: Ushguli- Mestia
In the morning drive back to Mestia. Visit the museum where are kept the oldest manuscripts in Georgian language. The oldest one goes as back as the 9th century. Continue the hiking to Chalaadi glacier.
Day 6: Mestia- Tbilisi
Drive back to Tbilisi (approx. 8 hours. Check in the hotel for overnight
Day 7: Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your return flight.
If you have any questions or you’d like to book this trip, please contact us.
Custom itineraries available to this or any of the destinations we travel to.
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Kutrubes Travel also offers a variety of other tours throughout this region. Contact us for detailed itineraries and descriptions.