Southwestern Georgia Tour in 8 days

8 days/7 nights
Small Group (2-13)
Any Date
Breakfast
Age: 0+
Price:
2,105CAD

The Highlights of the Tour

Plunge into the lively atmosphere of Tbilisi and explore its modern architectural masterpieces and attractive Old Town Visit Borjomi Mineral Water Park and taste the world-famous mineral water from the spring Make a trip to one of the prominent sights of southern Georgia – a rock-cut monastery Vardzia Explore fabulous Sataplia Cave that amazes its visitors with numerous stalactites and stalagmites illuminated by colored lamps Have a trip to Martvili Canyon – a beautiful and extraordinary natural gem located in the west of Georgia
Tbilisi - Borjomi - Vardzia - Sataplia

ITINERARY

Introduction

Dive deep into the colors and cultures of the southwestern Georgia, namely Samtskhe-Javakheti and Imereti Regions, with this eight-day tour, designed to visit the best of these regions in a short trip. Explore such attractive towns as picturesque Borjomi with its mineral springs, Akhatlsikhe best known for being home to impressive Rabati Fortress and one of the oldest cities in Europe - Kutaisi. Discover the secrets of monasteries and towns built-in into the rocks and enjoy the beauties of natural treasures.

Day 1 - Arrival in Tbilisi

Day 2 - Tbilisi City Tour

Narikala - Assumption Church - sulfur baths
Your second day in Georgia will be devoted to fully exploration of its capital – Tbilisi. Tbilisi attracts with its lively atmosphere, modern and ancient architecture, attractive Old Town and superb eating and drinking opportunities. Your city tour will start with a visit to an open-air Ethnographic Museum where traditional buildings from all Georgian regions are exhibited. Then you will explore the center and the Old Town. Meidani Square, the Assumption Church, Narikala Fortress, the sulfur baths, Mtatsminda Mount and other attractions will be included in the program.
Overnight: Hotel in Tbilisi
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Tbilisi - Mtskheta - Uplistsikhe - Borjomi

Day 4 - Akhatlsikhe - Vardzia - Akhatlsikhe

Day 5 - Martvili Canyons - Kutaisi - Gelati Monastery - Kutaisi

Day 6 - Tskaltubo - Sataplia Nature Reserve - Kutaisi

Day 7 - Sataplia Nature Reserve - Katskhi Pillar - Tbilisi

Day 8 - Departure

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

The tour price includes

  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in European class hotels for 7 nights
  • Meals: breakfast
  • All transfers in air-conditioned/heated vehicles
  • English-speaking guide/driver service for all days
  • All admission and tickets fees
  • 1 bottle of water per day (0.5lt.)

The tour price doesn't include

  • Flights
  • Visa fee
  • Medical insurance

GUARANTEED TOUR DATES

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Private tour

Any date

from Tbilisi
8
days
Individual

May 15, 2023

to Tbilisi

2,340 CAD

2+

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Private tour

Any date

from Tbilisi
8
days
Individual

May 15, 2023

to Tbilisi
Space left

2+

2,340 CAD

TRIP REVIEWS (3)

Jenny Mastai

One of my best decisions this year was to trust Arara organizing my trip. I had the pleasure of
participating in an 8-day tour of the southwestern regions of Georgia.
Firstly I was very pleased with the way Mariam treated each member of our group individually
and greeted us with chocolates at the airport.
The tour was well organized ensuring that we made the most of the short time. One of our stops
was the picturesque town of Borjomi, and we loved the mineral springs. Another of my personal
highlights was Akhaltsikhe Castle with extraordinary architectural solutions.
The tour was a good choice for me as I don’t like capital cities which are always overcrowded,
not to mention Tbilisi heavy traffic, which I simply hated.
I must single out our guide Temo who made the tour even more enjoyable with his interesting
and funny stories about the area.
What I didn’t like was changing so many hotels from place to place. I appreciate this was the
only way of covering the area to the fullest. The whole trip was a truly beautiful experience.

18.05.2023
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Samuel Adams

We had an amazing time with our tour coordinator and guide. They were so kind, friendly and responsible that we’ve decided to use their service next time when we will visit 3 Caucasus countries: Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan. The tour was well-organized and we loved exploring the part of Tbilisi.

28.11.2022
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Antony Santos

The tour that I chose to visit Georgia was an excellent mix of cultural immersion and outdoor adventure which covered many different sights and activities, like exploring the ancient Uplistsikhe cave. We visited traditional villages and monasteries, hiked through the breathtaking landscapes I've ever seen and tried delicious Georgian food. The only problem that I dealt with was the shower in the hotel. Overall, I will recommend to book with Arara Tour for your future trips!

04.11.2022
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WHY BOOK WITH ARARA

OWN AGENCY IN ARMENIA AND GEORGIA

With agencies operating in Georgia, we are able to provide clients with the best price and quality services.

GUIDES WITH 8+ YEAR EXPERIENCE

We work only with professional guides and guides who have experience in tourism for more than 8 years. All our guides are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

THE BEST PRICE IN THE MARKET FOR HIGH-QUALITY SERVICE

With Arara you book at first hand from a qualified local Armenian agency. Avoid surcharges applied by intermediaries and save money!

LICENSED AIR CONDITIONED TRANSPORT

We provide our tourists with comfortable air-conditioned transport. All our drivers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Travelers on the tour mostly from the USA, UK, Australia and Canada

We host over 3,000+ tourists per year. Our clients are mostly from the USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Average age of our travelers is from 45 to 80. Our groups consist of travelers from all genders. There are solo travelers in most of our groups.

Visit to shepherds in the mountains

During the tour, you will pass through pastures where you can meet shepherds, chat with them and be treated to organic food.

TRIP ACCOMMODATION

Alma-Ata (Borjomi)

Tiflis (Akhaltsikhe)

Bridge Boutique (Tbilisi)

PACKING CHECKLIST

Documents:

Passport, flight ticket (printed or electronic), insurance, visa (if required)

First aid kit:

bandaids / plasters, special medicine or drugs in permanent use, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, lip balm

Essentials:

Moneybelt, laptop/tablet/phone, chargers, camera with extra memory cards and batteries, outlet adapter

Credit cards and cash:

Credit cards can be used in all capital/big cities at hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, supermarkets, etc. EUR, USD and GBP can be exchanged into the local currency at exchange places and banks.

Dressing:

There are no restrictions regarding clothes; scarf or shawl is advisable for churches (obligatory in Georgia for women)

Spring / Autumn:

long pants/jeans, long sleeve blouses, light raincoat, jacket, comfortable waterproof shoes, umbrella

Summer:

T-shirts, shorts, long sleeve blouses for evening, sandals, umbrella, sun protection, sunglasses, sunhat

Winter:

Warm coat, warm wool sweater, long warm trousers, long boots (waterproof), scarf, gloves

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