Svaneti – only the sky above (from Gudauri)

3 days/2 nights tour

We will visit

Kutaisi
Bagrati – UNESCO temple
Gelati Academy
Zugdidi – the capital of Samegrelo
Mestia – the capital of Svaneti
Mestia museums
Ushguli – highest permanently village in Europe
Hacvali – Tetnuldi resort

1 day. Tbilisi – Kutaisi – Bagrati – Gelati Academy – Zugdidi

Today we are heading towards Svaneti, mountainous region of Georgia. Our way lies through the Kutaisi and Bagrati temple. Gelati Academy with fantastic view and capital of Samegrelo – Zugdidi. We go to lunch in traditional megrelian village (where you will learn to cook Megrelian dishes) we continue our way to Mestia. Surrounded by 3,000 –5,000 meter peaks, it is the highest inhabited area in the Caucasus, best known for its architectural treasures and picturesque landscapes. The region is called The Kingdom of Thousand Towers, because of famous Svanetian towers, erected mainly in the 9th-12th centuries. Drive to Mestia, the centre of Upper Svaneti. En route visit Enguri power station. Dinner and overnight in a private guesthouse in Mestia.

2 day. Mestia, Ushguli

We will visit to Mestia museum and Svan towers and we take jeeps and go to the village of Ushguli (2200m) the highest permanently inhabited village in Europe and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The village is most famous for its abundance of watchtowers and this is where you get the view of the highest mountain in Georgia – Mt. Shkara (5068m). We visit Ushguli towers and Lamaria church (12th century) and start walking towards Mt. Shkara. A beautiful walk brings you to Shkara Glacier.

3 day. Hacvali resort. Tbilisi.

We will climb by cable car to the top point of the ski resort of Svaneti, from where you can see a magnificent view of Mount Ushba and the entire Caucasian range. The smells of the mountain forest and alpine meadows will envelop you here with a soft fragrant blanket. Return to Tbilisi.

180$ (430 GEL)

All transfers
English-speaking guide
All entrance tickets
Soft drinks in the bus

Children under 6 years free of charge without a separate seat (if space available they may occupy it). When you purchase a seat for the child the discount makes 50%. For children 6-12 years discount 50%
Meals
Accommodation in a family hotel 30 lari per person, in a hotel 3 * – 60 GEL, in a 4 * hotel – 120 GEL.

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