Georgia small group tour

“Nine day, small group tour traveling overland from Tbilisi to Tusheti via the mountain passes of the Greater Caucasus. Remote villages, magnificent monasteries and hearty fare in locally owned guesthouses. ”

Highlights

Tbilisi | David Gareji | Signagi | Kakheti wine region | Telavi | Alaverdi | Omalo, Tusheti | Greater Caucasus Mountains | Alaverdi Cathedral | Shenako, Diklo, Dartlo, Parsma villages | Tusheti National Park |

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
On this tour we visit the Jvari Monastery and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as visiting several centuries-old cathedrals and monasteries. Our visits to these sites help to support local projects to conserve the area's cultural and geographical heritage.

Our guides will brief travelers on appropriate behaviour, both cultural and environmental. When visiting local villages and ornate monasteries and churches, we make a point of ensuring that we leave no permanent traces of our stay behind, taking all rubbish with us to protect these valuable tourist attractions.

Where appropriate and feasible we will always incorporate walking tours of cities rather than being reliant on private transportation - not only reducing our carbon footprint but we believe leading to a more enjoyable and intimate experience for our clients. This is particularly important in places such as Tbilisi and it's old town which showcases the fascinating history of this overlook region. Furthermore, all vehicles used on the tour have low carbon emissions. We work closely with our local suppliers to highlight best practice in terms of environmental issues.

We only employ local staff and unlike many operators we believe that to send a foreign Tour Leader along to accompany your trip is an unnecessary burden on your wallet and our carbon footprint. We believe that locals know best. Our local operators only use locally owned accommodation. This means your money stays in the area to benefit the local community. When possible we use local transport, (i.e. rail or bus) and we always use local restaurants, markets and shops. In doing this your travels are supporting and encouraging the development of local services.
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The Impacts of this Trip

This tour has a strong focus on staying in rural communities at family-run guesthouses. We believe that staying small village guesthouses and family homes not only gives travelers an authentic and very special insight into the lives of local people, but brings tangible benefits to small communities that may otherwise be overlooked by the tourism industry. Spending time with local hosts enables far more cultural interaction than travelers would experience when staying in large hotels.

We learn about the Georgian culture when visiting museums and remote villages. This helps the local people continue their traditions and their culture is preserved, as well as encouraging interaction between the locals and tourists.

We believe that tourism is a double edged sword that needs to be wielded very carefully. Our philosophy is to have a limited amount of departures usually between one and three a year - for each of our itineraries. By limiting our presence in areas where local culture can be quite fragile, we hope to avoid as much as possible the phenomenon whereby an area changes in character due to repeated and prolonged exposure to tourism. We want to visit an area as friends, not intruders and to ensure that what we see will also be there for others to enjoy for many years to come.

Our groups average only six clients, and many tours operate on a private basis with just two travelers. This has much less impact when traveling through rural areas, reducing our environmental and social affects. Finally to emphasis our commitment to Responsible Tourism all clients will receive a copy of our Travelers Code of Conduct with their travel documents.

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Reviewed on 19 Jul 2019 by

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


The gold in the museum at Tbelisi was amazing. Bee farming on the way to Tusheti.
The Pass into Tusheti was memorable, never Have I been over such, rugged, rough and hairpin bends on the edge of the mountain.
Scenery at the top good.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Take a warm fleece to Tusheti as well as stout shoes and adequate waterproof.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Georgians gained by the commerce we bring both to city and the uplands

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


Comparisons are odious, walking would be great if I had been younger

Reviewed on 07 Sep 2017 by

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


Touching the glacier was the most exciting part. We had a lovely walk up to it through the forest then you emerge and it is so close. Got to be careful though, as the sun heats up the stones start to fall!!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be aware that there is a lot of time spent in the vehicle, with roads often not in good condition. To see the best of the country they are worthwhile journeys but it does me a lot of car-time.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


I feel it benefited local people as we provided business to local /small hotels and restaurants, etc

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


We thoroughly enjoyed exploring Georgia. The landscape changes dramatically as you travel around. The history of religion & politics is interesting (and continues to be so) .

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