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Svaneti Tour 3 Days

Mestia, Georgia
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Duration

3 days 2 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

15 people

Languages

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Overview

Our company offers you a 3-day tour of something breathtakingly wild and mysterious: Svaneti, an ancient place, landlocked in the Caucasus. So remote that it was never tamed by any ruler. With uniquely picturesque villages and snow-covered, 4000m-plus peaks that rise above flower-strewn alpine meadows, providing a superb backdrop to the many walking trails. Svaneti’s emblem is the Koski – a defensive stone tower. Around 175 koshkebi, or towers, from the 9th and 13th centuries still survive here today.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Museums: Museum of History and Ethnography; Ushguli Ethnographic Museum
  • Villages: Mestia; Tsvirmi; Kala Ushguli
  • Glaciers: Chalaadi Glacier

Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi- Enguri Dam -Mestia
The tour starts from your hotel early in the morning. Drive to Svaneti. After 6 hours of driving, we stop at Enguri Dam which is one of the highest arch dams in the world(a height of 271.5 meters). Then we drive to the region of Upper Svaneti which is an outstanding example of an exceptional mountain landscape composed of highly preserved villages with unique defensive tower houses, examples of ecclesiastical architecture, and arts of medieval origin. Visit the Museum of History and Ethnography and Svanetian Architectural Museum in Mestia and explore the small downtown by walking into the narrow streets, and visiting small cafes and local souvenir shops.

Overnight in Mestia. (HB)
Day 2: Mestia-Ushguli-Mestia
After breakfast, we will depart to the Ushguli which is located at the foot of Mount Shkara and the confluence of the rivers Enguri and Kvishiri. The highest permanent settlement in Europe (2200 m) with an outstanding mixture of the mountainous landscape and medieval-type towers and churches will astonish visitors. Here you will visit the Ushguli Ethnographic Museum located in the 12th-century old Svanetian tower house. We also visit a medieval Lamaria church ( of the assumption of the Mother of God). Afterward, you can take an optional hike to Shkhara Glacier. The way is long (8 km one way) but easy. We just follow upstream of the river Enguri towards Shkhara Peak.
Overnight in Mestia (HB)
Day 3: Mestia- Chalaadi Glacier -Tbilisi
After breakfast and morning beverages we travel to the Chalaadi glacier.  We will follow upstream of the Mestiachala river and after 1,5 km, we reach our finish, a place where the river is born. Afterward, we travel to Tbilisi.

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation with an English or Russian-speaking guide
  • Guesthouse in Mestia with 2 meals per day
  • Museum entrance tickets
  • Price for souvenirs
  • Price for horse riding upon your request
  • All other additional costs

Tour's Location

Mestia, Georgia

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R and J

July 01, 2023
We did this tour with Roman in June 2023. Just two of us, plus Roman. It was EXCELLENT! The Sunset Terrace Hotel in Mestia was... Read more
We did this tour with Roman in June 2023. Just two of us, plus Roman. It was EXCELLENT! The Sunset Terrace Hotel in Mestia was outstanding - very large and spotlessly clean room, very comfortable beds, great food, warm hospitality, great location. Roman is a wonderful guide. It was easy and great fun to spend 3 days with him. He is very accommodating and he knows Georgia very well. We highly recommend Roman and this tour. Less
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Website

www.tushetiland.ge

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