Ethik Trip in Georgia

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Promethea Voyages

Prométhéa Voyages is our partner travel agency present in Georgia since 2000.
It is composed of a team that has been working in the field of tourism for over 20 years. Mostly French speaking, the best French speaking guides choose to work with them. Their knowledge of the French public allows them to better understand and meet your expectations. Indeed, Prométhéa Voyages selects the accommodations and services most suited to the expectations of its customers.
Contact :
@ : https://promethea-voyages.com/fr
Email : contact@promethea-voyages.com

Price

On the basis of 2 persons 1558 euro per person in DBL / Twin room
On the basis of 4 persons 1114 euro per person in DBL / Twin room

PROGRAMME

Day 1 / Tbilisi

Arrivée

Arrival at Tbilisi International Airport and transfer to the hotel in an environmentally friendly vehicle (depending on the number of groups). Your hotel is located outside the city centre in an ecologically sustainable area near the Tbilisi Sea.


Overnight stay in Tbilisi, Hualing Preference Hotels.
Transfer: private vehicle, 20 km, 00h30.

Day 2 / Tbilisi

Visit of Tbilisi – capital of Georgia

Walking tour of the city of Tbilisi (or tour by electronic scooters, upon request) Crossing of the Mtkvari river. Discovery of the old town with its cobbled streets and traditional and traditional houses with wooden balconies. We visit the monuments of the city: the church of Metekhi church on the Metekhi plateau with the beautiful view of the old town, Abanotoubani – baths district, known for its hot sulphur springs, the Leghvtakhevi waterfall, the Narikala fortress – the ancient symbol of the city, the Synagogue and the Mosque located on the same the same street. After the walk along Shardeni Street, with its many restaurants and cafes, we visit the restaurants and cafes, we visit the Sioni Cathedral (7th century, renovated in the 13th century) and the Anchiskhati Basilica (6th century).

Lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon we visit the National Museum with its collection of “golden treasures” dating from the ancient period. from the ancient period. Then the walk to the Freedom Square connected to the main avenue of the city – Rustaveli, where the building of the Parliament of Georgia, the The main avenue of the city – Rustaveli, where the building of the Parliament of Georgia, the great Kashubian cathedral, the Rustaveli theatre and the national opera house are located.

Dinner at local restaurant. (Option: on request, it is possible to arrange a dinner in a restaurant with Georgian restaurant with Georgian dances and folk songs).
Overnight in Tbilisi, Hualing Hotels & Preference.

Day 3 / Tbilisi – Ananuri – Kazbegui – Juta

Discovery of the Great Caucasus

Departure for the Great CaucasusKazbegui. Crossing the Cross Pass (2300 meters) we admire breathtaking views of the northern mountains. On the way, visit of Ananuri fortresses with picturesque views of the Jinvali water dam. Arrival at Stepantsminda, the administrative centre of the region. Here we hike to the Trinity Church of Gergetia (14th century) next to Mount Kazbek. The hike takes about 2 hours, 6 km. Suggestion: riding or driving (on request).

Lunch with local family. The hostess of the family shows us how to prepare the traditional mochhevian dish Khinkali.

After the hike, departure to the village Jouta – one of the highest (2200 m) and most beautiful villages in the Caucasus. From the centre of the village we start our short hike (about 2-3 hours) to a small lake with the panorama of the Chaoukhi mountains (3842 m). Return to the campsite centre located in the middle of the mountains, with a view of the Chaoukhi massif.

Dinner at the campsite centre.

Overnight in Jouta, Zeta camping centre.
Transfer: private vehicle, 180 km, 03h45.
Hike to the Trinity Church of Gergetia: difficult, 6 km, 2h, +/- 450m.
Hike to Jouta: medium, 2-3 h, approx. +150.

Day 4 / Jouta-Trousso-Pchavi

Continuation of the Caucasian adventure.

In the morning we visit the local family in Jouta. Here we witness the workshop of Georgian cheese making with traditional local methods.

Departure to the Trousso valley (2000m.). The valley is composed of different geological layers and reveals the stages of the formation of the Great Caucasus. We cross the forest and start our 5 hours hike in the valley. We cross the wooden bridge and stop at a small greenish lake with sparkling water. Then we reach the only inhabited village in the valley. On the way we admire the mountainous surroundings and the flora of the region.
We return to the starting point on the other side of the Tergui river.

Picnic during the hike.

Departure to a small historical region of northern Georgia – Pchavi.

Arrive at a camping centre – a friendly, eco-friendly camp nestled in a wooded area on the banks of the Aragvi River.

Dinner at the camp centre.
Overnight in Pchavi, the centre of the Aragvi adventures.
Transfer: private vehicle, 135 km, 3h30.
Hike to Trousso: easy, 14 km, 5 h, +/- 100 m
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Day 5 / Pchavi-Mtskheta-Ateni

Discovery of Mtskheta with its UNESCO sites and the Ateni valley Ateni valley

Departure for the former capital of the Kingdom of Iberia (Eastern Georgia) – Mtskheta and its UNESCO sites UNESCO sites: visit to the 11th century Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (means “life-giving column”) and the monastery of century and the Djvari (“cross”) monastery (4th century) on a cliff above the confluence of two rivers of two rivers – Aragvi and Mtkvari.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Departure to the Ateni Valley in the Chida Kartli region (Central Georgia), with its unspoilt nature and small exotic villages. Embedded in the pine forests it is an ideal place for relaxing hikes. The region is also unique with its wine-growing tradition and its specific wine.

Before arriving at the ecological house of our hosts, we visit the Atenis Sioni church (7th century) decorated with beautiful bas-reliefs, frescoes and old Georgian writings. Crossing a small river we arrive on foot at the house of our host. Possibility to organize a short walk (less than 1 hour) on the forest path of the valley.

Dinner at our host’s house, the local winemaker, who explains the traditional methods of He explains the traditional methods of making the very specific Georgian natural wine. The winemaker takes pride in preserving and The winemaker takes pride in preserving and developing the age-old agricultural and cultural traditions of the Ateni region.

Overnight in Ateni, Wine-Guesthouse Ateni.
Transfer: private vehicle, 135 km, 2h40.

Day 6 / Ateni-Ouplistsikhe-Gori-Bordjomi-Akhaltsikhe-Pia

Visit of the troglodyte site Ouplistsikhé and the seaside resort
Bordjomi

In the morning, we drive to Uplistsikhe, a troglodyte city founded in the late Bronze Age, considered one of the most important considered one of the oldest urban sites in Georgia. The rock-cut town includes a large hall, called the a great hall, called Tamaris Darbazi, pagan sacrifice sites, an amphitheatre and other amphitheatre and other functional buildings such as a pharmacy, bakery, prison an amphitheatre, etc. The structures dug into the rock are connected to each other by tunnels.
Lunch with local family in Gori (the birthplace of Joseph Stalin in Soviet style).

Departure to Samtshe-Djavakheti region. Visit to the resort of Bordjomi – known for its mineral water springs. On request: Possibility to organize a bicycle tour in the Bordjomi National Park or a visit to the Borjomi Central Park and tasting of natural acid water.

In case of a bike tour, 2 options are offered:

  1. a tour through a Likani coniferous forest (approx. 6 km round trip).
  2. a tour through canyons and high rocks (approx. 5 km round trip).
    You can climb up to the hill to see a beautiful panorama of the huge valley.

Visit a local house in the village of Pia. Participation in the activities of the local farm with the hostess of the family, such as: milking cows, making natural butter and delicious local delicious local yoghurt called “Matsoni”.

Dinner with the family.

Overnight in Pia, Mtkvari guesthouse.
Transfer: private vehicle, 215 km, 4h.

Option: bike tour
1st option: easy, 6 km
2nd option: easy, 5 km

Day 7 / Pia-Vardzia-Saro-Gheli

Troglodyte site Vardzia and the surroundings of the Little Caucasus

In the morning visit to the troglodyte site Vardzia, located on the left bank of the Mtkvari river. The The foundation of the city is linked to Queen Tamar who ruled in the 12th-13th century, a period called the “Golden Age” of Georgia. Golden Age” of Georgia. Vardzia is composed of 13 levels of natural caves and contains more than 6000 functional rooms connected by narrow tunnels. Good physical condition is necessary to move through tunnels.

Lunch at a local farm with its own garden of natural fruits and vegetables, trout and rabbits, wine and rabbits, wine, etc.

In the morning, departure for Saro village to visit a very specific house of the region, called Mitsuri” or “Meskhetian house” built under the ground. We meet a local family who explains the local lifestyle Meet a local family who will explain to us the local lifestyle in ancient times.
Departure to the western part of Georgia via the Rikoti Pass (996 m). Arrival in Kutaisi, the second the second largest city in Georgia, the educational and cultural centre. Arrival in the village of Gelati near Kutaisi.

Dinner with our hosts in an ethnic wooden house. The owner of the house is very proud of her of her organic products. On request, we can invite a local folklore group to present us with Georgian folk songs and national dances.

Overnight in Gelati, Agro Guesthouse Korena.
Transfer: private vehicle, 260 km, 5h.

Day 8 / Gelati – Kutaisi – Chekvetili

Discovery of the UNESCO sites and the way to the Black Sea

In the morning visit of the monastic complex of Gelati (11th century), a masterpiece of medieval Georgian architecture medieval Georgia, consisting of the great cathedral with its exceptional mural paintings and other buildings of and other buildings of different functions, including the Academy of Sciences. Then visit of the cathedral of Bagrati Cathedral (X-XI centuries), recently renovated – a very distinct place in the urban landscape of Kutaisi urban landscape. Then visit the local market, an authentic place of Kutaisi. 
The road to the Gouria region, the village of Chekvetili and the seaside resort on the Black Sea. Black Sea.

Free evening for the beach

Dinner at the local restaurant or in the cottages.


Overnight in Chekvetili, Kap-kap ecological cottages.
Transfer: private vehicle, 115 km, 2h15

Day 9 / Chekvetili

Relaxation on the Black Sea coast

Free day for beach and relaxation.

Lunch and dinner at the local restaurant or in the cottages.
Overnight in Chekvetili, Kap-kap ecological cottages.

Day 10 / Chekvetili-Batoumi-Tbilisi

Return to the capital

In the morning we drive to the Adjara region and the modern city of Batumi, located on the Black Sea. On the way we visit the botanical garden of Batumi.
A short walking tour of the city of Batumi. Free time for leisure at the beach or in town. or in town.

Lunch in a local restaurant.
Transfer to the train station and evening train Batumi – Tbilisi. Dinner boxes for the train.

Arrival in Tbilisi, meet at the train station and transfer to the hotel

Overnight in Tbilisi, hotels and preferably Hualing.
Transfer: private vehicle, 120 km, 2h40.
Train: 375 km, 5h.

Day 11 / Tbilisi

Departure

Our driver will transfer you to Tbilisi International Airport, depending on your flight schedule,
Departure.
Transfer: private vehicle, 20 km, 00:30 am.

This price includes :

  • Accommodation as mentioned above, 10 nights
  • We offer reusable sheets and cleaning materials for each hotel, for the 10 nights
  • Private ecological vehicle with driver (according to program)
  • Local 4×4 vehicle with local driver for difficult routes (in Jouta and Trousso)
  • Professional English / French speaking guide service
  • FB meals (breakfast, 9x lunch and 9x dinner) – natural products
  • All workshops with local people included in the programme
  • All entrance fees to tourist sites
  • Horse for luggage in the village of Juta
  • Train Batoumi-Tbilisi (class II)
  • Water to drink during the trip
  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week agency service

Options, on request:

E-scooter for city tour (day 2) – 11 euro per person / per hour
Horseback riding to the Trinity Church in Gergeti (day 3)
44 euro per person / total (incl. horse escort) on the basis of 2 persons
33 euro per person / total (incl. horse escort) on the basis of 4 persons
Bike to Bordjomi-Kharagaouli National Park (day 6)
35 euro per person / total (incl. bicycle guide) on the basis of 2 persons
25 euro per person / total (incl. bicycle guide) on the basis of 4 persons
Local folklore group of Georgian folk dances and songs (day 7) – 130 euro in total

This price excludes :

  • International flights
  • Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and expenses not listed in the “Price includes” list

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