Day 1: Tusheti Province &
Wine Tour in
the morning meet the guide and drive to Natakhtari airdrome (20min. drive).
From Natakhtari airdrome fly to Tusheti Province
on a helicopter (MI8).
Known as the Georgian Shangri-La, Tusheti
is an unforgettable remote mountain valley. Hidden behind a 3000 meter pass in
the northeast corner of Georgia
right up against the Daghestan (Russia
) border, Tusheti
is one of Georgia's great secrets. With the road only open three or four months a year its high mountain plateaus and valleys are dotted with villages marked out by their own distinctive stone towers - as at Omalo.
visit village Upper Omalo and take a flightseeing tour over Tusheti Province
and Shenako towers.
fly to Kakheti
region. Visit Alaverdi Cathedral (XI c. ), Gremi Church (XVI c. ), Tsinandali wine cellar and museum.
In the evening short drive to town Telavi to have an overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Vanilla Moments
- Svaneti &
the morning, following the breakfast, fly to mountainous region of Georgia
, Svaneti. The mythological western Province
, land of the ‘Golden Fleece’ (where locals still sift for gold through sheepskins) lies high up in
the Greater Caucasus.
The village Ushguli is believed to be the highest permanently inhabited place in
Europe. It lies below Mt. Shkhara (5068m) the highest peak in Georgia
and the second highest in
Caucasus. Its more than 20 ancient stone towers and the ongoing resilience of its population have led it to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After an excursion and picnic lunch in
Ushguli fly to Adjara region, town Batumi, to complete the perfect day watching sunset at the seaside and having delicious dinner.
Day 3: Excursion in
the morning optional excursion to Batumi Botanical Garden and Gonio fortress.
Batumi Botanical Garden, situated on the north of Batumi, along the Black Sea coast, is unique among the gardens of the world. At present, Batumi Botanical Garden occupies 114 ha.
From Batumi Botanical Garden continue journey down toward the Turkish border, where the ancient town of Gonio is situated. Built in
the II century BC the town played a vital role as a crossroads between the west and the Caucasus. Archeological excavations still take place in
Gonio – and have already unearthed a wealth of gold and other artifacts.
In the second half of the day fly back to Tbilisi.
End of the tour.