8 DAY – SELF DRIVE JEEP TOUR – 495 $

To adventure seekers we offer 8-day jeep tour in the region, which promises an unforgettable journey with your favorite people. Spend leisure time with your family and with friends in Georgia. Visit the Caucasus mountainous villages, extreme roads, dense forests, steep slopes, spectacular scenery and protected historical monuments. This trip will give you experience as well as aesthetic pleasure because the nature of Georgia often carries strict mood.

During the tour from Tbilisi to Svaneti totally 5 regions will be hosted. In each region you are expected to meet different natural and cultural characteristics, different architectural monuments and climate. That’s why trip will fill you with diversity and unexpected things.

In Svaneti you will visit village of Ushguli, UNESCO world heritage monument, which is the highest populated village in the Europe (200 m from sea level). One of the highest peaks of Caucasus, Shkhara (5068 m) overlooks the village from above as the gigantic creature of the nature. Visit Svanetian towers of medieval epoch, Alp nature and get closer to the oldest culture of mountainous Georgia.

Tour includes private tour in Tbilisi, 7 overnights in hotel, breakfast and supper, all entry tickets. You have chance to choose jeep and in case if interested you will be provided with additional information.

OVERVIEW

Best period for this trip: from MAY till OCTOBER.

PER PERSON PRICE –  from 495 $

Additional price for Single room accommodation is – 150 $

Child policy:
0-4 years – Free
5-6 years – 50 % deduction
7-9 years – 30 % deduction
10 years and over – Adult price

INCLUDES

Staff:

  • Professional  guide service on day 1
  • Professional driver service on day 1

Transport:

  • 2 x APT-HTL pick up/drop off service by a comfortable A/C

Accommodation in the 3* hotels:

  • 1 x night-Tbilisi
  • 1 x night-Bakuriani
  • 1 x night-Akhaltsikhe
  • 2 x nights-Kutaisi
  • 2 x nights-Mestia

Meals:

  • 7 x Breakfasts-on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Entertainment, equipment and other:

  • GPS navigator
  • Rout map
  • Local sim card
  • 24/7 assistance of local operator
  • Full day Tbilisi city tour by car
  • Local guide services in the museums
  • Entrance fees in accordance with the program
  • All local taxes

·         EXCLUDES

  • Visa Fees (when needed)
  • Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Early Check Ins/Late Check outs
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra personal fees
  • Services not mentioned in the program

SIGHTS TO VISIT

Kartli region: villages Tetritskaro, Tsalka

Samtskhe-Javakheti region: Tabatskuri Lake, Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, ski resort Bakuriani, Vardzia caves, spa city Borjomi

Imereti region: Rikoti pass, Tskaltubo mineral springs, Bagrati Cathedral, Gelati Monastery and Academy, farmer’s market

Svaneti region: Mestia town, Latali and Lenjeri villages, Mestia State Museum, Ushguli UNESCO site, villages Ipari and Kala

Samegrelo region: Nokalakevi fortress and museum

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Meeting at Tbilisi Airport. First day we will visit old Tbilisi. We will visit Trinity Cathedral which is 98 meters height and for this occupies third place in Transcaucasia and is the highest one in the world. We will start seeing the sights of old Tbilisi with Metekhi Temple (XVIII century) which is the symbol of Tbilisi together with the monument of King Vakhtang Gorgasali (founder of Tbilisi). We will use rope-way and go up to Narikala Fortress (IV century) from which the wonderful view of old Tbilisi opens. We will see famous sulfur baths, which is very popular among the travelers. We will walk in Shardeni pedestrian places where there are lots of café-bars, night clubs, photo galleries, souvenir shops and so on gathered together with the wonderful architectural environment. We will see the Bridge of Peace located on the river Mtkvari, it is glass bridge which with its modern architecture is wonderful to see on the background of old Tbilisi. This place is popular for those who like to take photos. We will take walk on the Dry Bridge where people sell old things at the markt and possibly you may make interesting purchase. During our free time we will walk on Rustaveli Street. Overnight in the hotel.

Distance to cover: 300 km; off-road drive: appr. 150 km

After breakfast in Tbilisi hotel, we will meet the car (4X4) and to take necessary equipment. We will prepare all the necessary documents. We will go to resort Bakuriani (1650 m from sea level). We will see Javakheti National Park. We will see the wonderful village of Tetritskaro, lakes Tsalka and Tabatskhuri. Snack near lake. In the evening we will see ski resort Bakuriani which even in summer hosts lots of tourists. Supper and overnight in Bakuriani.

Distance to cover: 230 km; off-road drive: appr. 100 km

This day gives us chance to learn remote villages in the region of Javakheti, lakes and pastures. Let’s visit the most attractive place in the region, royal city Vardzia (XII century) cut in rocks. When seeing the city we will take walk in the system of caves, corridors, secret tunnels and painted praying places. Supper and overnight in Akhaltsikhe.

Distance to cover: 180, asphalt road

After breakfast we will go to the native place for famous mineral water, city of Borjomi. We will visit national park where we will taste mineral water Borjomi. We will move to the west, driving to the oldest city Kutaisi, from which according to legend Argonauts have stolen the Golden Fleece. In Kutaisi we will see UNESCO heritage monuments Bagrati Temple (XI century), Gelati Monastery and Academy (XII Century). Supper and overnight in Kutaisi.

Distance to cover: 270 km; off-road drive:

After having breakfast in the hotel we will start our trip to mountainous Svaneti where we are expected to meet rather picturesque road across the river Enguri. On our way we will meet one of the highest Enguri Dam (247 m). We will travel along narrow canyons, waterfalls and in the surrounding of river ravine. We will see small village of Becho and from there is soonest stop under the ice crack. On our way we will see small churches with the frescos of villages Latali and Lenjeri dated back to X-XII centuries. Road continues to the right embankment from where you may be delighted with the highest and wonderful peak Ushba. We will travel in narrow roads in pine and dark forests. Finally we will arrive to Mestia. Supper and overnight in Mestia.

Distance to cover: 90 km; off-road drive:

After breakfast as you wish we will make visit to Mestia State Museum, where astonishing collection is kept: medieval golden and silver icons, IX-X century handwriting and ethnography weapons; we will arrange the visit to local small church (X century) with well kept unique frescos. After this we will continue esthetic walking to Alp pastures. We will see the wonderful views of Ushba and Tetnuldi. We will visit the highly populated village of Europe, Ushguli. You will find yourself in extraordinary environment. Imagine the middle ages tower surrounded by Caucasus Mountains, high peaks and all this on the background of waterfall sound. We will move to villages Ifari and Kala, where you will penetrate deep to the strife and rhythm of life of medieval era. Supper and overnight in Mestia.

Distance to cover: 270 km; asphalt road

After supper we will go to the region of Samegrelo for visiting archaeology monument Nokalakevi, also famous as Archaeopolis according to the sources f Byzantine history specialists. Complex contains the ruins of later antique era. With the Palaces of Kings of Egrisi (IV-VI centuries) together with the remaining places of baths and water reservoirs. Archaeological material is kept in the Museum of Nokalakevi dated back to X century B.C. We will continue our way to the medical relaxation resort Tskaltubo. We will visit Sataplia Preserve and karstic Grottoes. Here you may see the trace of dinosaur. Supper and overnight in Kutaisi.

Distance to cover: 210 km; asphalt road

After breakfast we will return back to Tbilisi (3 hours to drive). Transfer to Tbilisi Airport.

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