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Explore Caucasia: Khevi, Tusheti, and Svaneti

Tusheti, Georgia
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Duration

9 days 8 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

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Overview

Caucasia, also known as the Caucasus region, is located between Europe and Asia and is home to various cultures, languages, and ethnic groups.

Explore Caucasia

Khevi, Tusheti, and Svaneti are three regions located in the northern part of Georgia, a country located in the southern part of the Caucasus region. Each of these regions has its own unique landscapes, cultures, and traditions.

Khevi is a historical province of Georgia located in the north-central part of the country, near the region of Kazbegi. Picturesque mountains and natural landmarks make this region very attractive to tourists. The region is also home to the ethnic group of Khevsureti, who have their unique culture, dress, and architecture.

Tusheti is another remote region located in the northeastern part of Georgia. It is accessible only during the summer months due to its high elevation and rugged terrain. The region is home to the Tushetians, who have distinct languages, customs, and traditions. Tusheti is known for its unspoiled nature and has one of the highest mountain passes in Europe, as well as Omalo village, which is the largest and most well-known village in the region.

Svaneti is a mountainous region located in the northwestern part of Georgia. Due to its ancient defensive towers, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The region is home to the Svans, who have their unique language, culture, and traditions. The most popular destinations in Svaneti include the villages of Mestia and Ushguli. These villages are also known for their medieval towers. The Shkhara Glacier is the highest point in Georgia.

Overall, Khevi, Tusheti, and Svaneti are remote and rugged regions in Georgia. They offer a unique and authentic travel experience to those who are looking to explore the lesser-known parts of the Caucasus region.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tbilisi
  • Mtskheta
  • Gori
  • Kutaisi
  • Martvili
  • Kazbegi
  • Tusheti
  • Svaneti

Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi- Mtskheta
* Departure from the hotel.
* Old Tbilisi city tour: Sameba cathedral – Metekhi church - Narikhala castle – Mtatsminda
* Then we will drive to the old capital of Georgia called Mtskheta.
* Jvari monastery;
* Svetitskhoveli Cathedral;
* Coming back to Tbilisi;

Overnight in Tbilisi. (B)
Driving distance: 60 km Walking distance: 5 km
Day 2: Kazbegi tour 
* At 8 am departure from Tbilisi to the direction of Stepantsminda;
* We will visit the Ananuri fortress and see Jinvali reservoir with its picture-square views.
* Will arrive at the direction of Stepantsminda over the Jvari pass and see Gergeti trinity church located 2000 m above sea level.
* After visiting Gergeti we will arrive at Dariali gorge and see the new monastery.
* After an interesting day, we will drive to Stepantsminda.

Overnight in Stepantsminda (HB)
Driving distance: 170 km Walking distance: 3 km
Day 3: Tour in Tusheti
* At 7 am departure from Tbilisi to the direction of Alaverdi;
* After visiting Alaverdi Cathedral we’ll arrive to the direction of Tusheti. On the way we’ll have a lunch in nature; You will have an opportunity to take pictures on 2864 meters path.
* Around 14:00 pm we’ll reach the guest house in Zemo Omalo.
* After a short rest we’ll arrive to Chanchakhovani gorge to see amazing villages: Shenako and Diklo. In Diklo we will see the Pichekhi Castle, which is standing at the border of Russian Federation.
* After an interesting day we’ll have dinner in guest house and free time to relax.

Overnight in Tusheti (FB)
Driving distance: 240 km Walking distance: 3 km
Day 4: Tour in Tusheti
* At 9 am we’ll have breakfast;
* After breakfast we’ll arrive at the Pirikiti gorge to see the villages: Dartlo, Dano, Kvavlo, Chesho, and Parsma. We’ll have lunch in nature;
* At about 7 pm we’ll arrive back at the guesthouse, where we will have dinner and free time to relax;

Overnight in Tusheti (FB)
Driving distance: 70 km Walking distance: 6 km
Day 5: Tour in Tusheti
* At 9 am we’ll have breakfast;
* After breakfast we will drive to Gometsari gorge to see the village Dochu, here we will have a short tracking. (Walking 3 km)
* After all we’ll arrive back in Tbilisi.

Overnight in Tbilisi (B)
Day 6: Gori Uplistsikhe -Kutaisi
* At 9 am we’ll have breakfast;
* After breakfast we’ll arrive at Uplistsikhe to see ancient cave town.
*Then we will drive to Gori to see the Stalin museum;
* We will have a dinner
* Will drive in the direction of Kutaisi

Overnight in Kutaisi (D/B)
Day 7: Svaneti Tour
* At 9 am we’ll have breakfast;
* After breakfast we’ll arrive at Prometheus cave.
* Then we will visit Dadiani summer residence in village Salkhino;
*Nearby village Gachedili we’ll sail with the boat in river Abasha through the Canyons of Martvili;
* In Zugdidi we will visit Dadiani’s palace and also will have dinner at a restaurant.
* From Zugdidi, we will drive to Mestia. On the way, we will see Enguri reservoir and village Latali with its beautiful towers.

Overnight and supper in Mestia’s guesthouse. (HB)
Day 8: Svaneti Tour
* Breakfast;
* Village Tsvirmi;
* Drive in the direction of Ushguli;
* On the way we will visit the tower of love nearby village Ipari;
* Ushguli;
* On the way back to Mestia we will stop in village Kala and have a short trip to Kvirike’s church, which is famous in Georgia with its 12 centuries fescues;
* Coming back to Mestia.

Overnight in guesthouse. (D/B)
Day 9: Svaneti Tour (Khergiani museum-Ethnographic museum-hatsvali-Khobi monastery-Tbilisi)
* During the Mestia tour, we will see the Khergiani museum, Ethnographic Museum, a two-story Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
* Going by cable car on Hatsvali Mountain, from where you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of glacier “Ushba”.
* Drive to Tbilisi. On the way back we will visit the monastery of Khobi. (XII-XIV cc.)
* Return to Tbilisi with unforgettable impressions.

Included/Excluded

  • 🚙 Transportation with English or Russian speaking guide
  • 🏩 Hotel in Tbilisi 2 nights
  • 🏨 Guesthouse in Stepantsminda 1 night (HB)
  • 🏨 Guesthouse in Tusheti 2 nights (B)
  • 🏨 Guesthouse in Kutaisi 1 night (HB)
  • 🏨 Guesthouse in Svaneti 2 nights (HB)
  • 🍳 Lunch on the road to Tusheti (FB)
  • 🎟 Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Price for souvenirs;
  • Price for lunch in Zugdidi
  • Price for other additional costs

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Tusheti, Georgia

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