Holiday in Georgia, tailor made

“An 11 day suggested itinerary for a tailor made trip around this ancient country of Georgia. mythical, mountainous, spiritual and sublime. With private driver and guide. ”

Highlights

Tbilisi | Davit Gareja monastery complex | Mtskheta | Gori | Kutaisi | Caucasus Mountains | Gelati Monastery | Akhaltsikhe | Vardzia | Svaneti region

Description of Holiday in Georgia, tailor made

This itinerary for a cultural and wilderness holiday in Western Georgia is packed with some of our suggestions for ways in which to tap into not only the ancient cultures but also the sacred and mythical aspects of this gem of a country. As well as being featured in Greek myth Jason and the Argonauts, the country's Caucasus Mountains and Black Sea shores are not only dramatic, but verging on epic. And definitely worth an odyssey of your own.

This itinerary takes you through the country’s western landscapes, starting in its capital city, Tbilisi and then through the snow capped mountains and prolific forests of the Caucasus. Highlights include sites such as the ancient cave towns of Uplistsikhe and Vardzia as well as sacred marvels such as the monasteries at Gelati and Mtskheta, the latter being one of the country’s oldest , dating back to the 3rd century BCE, and still revered as the centre of the Orthodox Church.

We will point you in the right direction to sample some of the Western Georgia’s superb, and surprisingly spicy cuisine, and also experience the fascinating culture of the Svaneti region’s people, from their famous polyphonic singing to their medieval archicture, with dramatic towers protruding from ancient, remote villages such as Mestia.

The price of this holiday, with its suggested itinerary below, includes: 3 nights in 3* hotels, 8 nights in local guesthouse accommodation, 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners, private expert guide, private driver, entrance fees, private airport transfers.

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Responsible tourism: Holiday in Georgia, tailor made

Environment

We have a strict environmental policy to make sure that the fragile eco-system of the mountains is not damaged or spoilt in any way. Our guides are trained to uphold this policy and all clients are fully briefed on appropriate/responsible behaviour whilst in wilderness areas. Our “Leave No Trace” ethic is applied to all trips in all regions, and as tour operators is something we are careful to promote.

When you take one of our trips, we also make a contribution to Carbon Clear – an organisation devoted to ‘offsetting’ or ‘neutralising’ harmful greenhouse gas emissions caused by your flight. This is done by funding projects across the world that will reduce greenhouse gases on your behalf through sustainable energy or rainforest restoration.

Community

In Georgia and we use local ground handlers who in turn book locally run hotels, providing employment for a number of members of staff and support families. The ground handlers also use local drivers and camp staff, and ensure that all supplies are purchased locally for the journey. This means that all the operational costs go directly into the local economy and helps to improve employment opportunities in remote regions.

In the Caucasus - and in particular in Georgia - we have developed unique relationships with many of the mountain peoples of the region and through our form of interactive tourism with a social conscience we have helped them by providing an important additional income. On this trip we travel through regions where conditions are harsh and there is limited opportunity for earning an income. By visiting local families we are able to put much needed funds directly into the local communities. In addition all foods are produced locally so several members of the village benefit financially, which improves several familys’ standard of living. The great thing about this kind of interactive tourism is that everyone gains – the locals financially and us from the fuss they make of us!

The Caucasus have suffered over a decade of civil war and turbulence, and have been left with an abundance landmines and UXO in several areas. All landmine casualties place additional strain on the already overburdened health care system that has been damaged or destroyed by decades of conflict. We support the Adopt-A-Minefield project, an NGO that saves and improves lives by raising funds to clear landmines and help landmine survivors around the world.

In addition we sponsor the following project:
Children of the Caucasus is an excellent charity, set up and run by the British Georgiaphile and author Peter Nasmyth, dedicated to helping the young people of the region, many of whom have been displaced, orphaned or traumatised by civil war.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Time in Svaneti and trip to Ushguli

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be ready for long drives over rough roads

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental Impacts or supported conservation?
hopefully benefitted local people without harming the environment

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


it gave us an in depth insight into history, religion and cultures

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