Hiking in the Caucasus vacation

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13 Jun 2021
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27 Jun 2021
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25 Jul 2021
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08 Aug 2021
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Small group cultural tours

Typically you will be sharing your experiences with between 4-20 like minded travelers (depending on the trip, operator and how many others are booked on the trip) and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are traveling alone or with friends it's good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travelers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as experiencing new cultures.

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
Our leaders are trained in responsible tourism matters and work to our detailed Responsible Tourism Policy. In Georgia, an increasingly popular area for hikers, they brief groups carefully to ensure that we have a minimal impact on the wilderness areas we hike through.
To reduce plastic waste, we encourage the use of refillable water bottles with a built-in filter which is especially handy while hiking so we can make use of any refill points we come across.

Georgian food and wine is also legendary and we support local producers, eating seasonally and locally produced food wherever possible which helps to cut down on food miles.

As a travel company we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key, and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage.
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The Impacts of this Trip

The area which this trip visits, Svaneti, is a remote part of Georgia with its own language and cultural traditions. Aside from agriculture, much of which is subsistence farming, tourism is one of the few opportunities for young Svans to make a living. Our visit helps to support the Georgian government's initiatives to encourage responsible tourism into the region, improve the region's infrastructure and reverse the previous depopulation trend.
Throughout our time in Svaneti we stay in family-run guesthouses that are both part of and built alongside family homes.

We employ local guides to accompany our hikes and Svan drivers are used to reach the isolated village of Ushguli. As well as allowing a genuine insight into the lives of local people our visit is thus helping generate much needed income for the community.

In Georgia we are also working with the German government organisation ‘GIZ’ to help our partners train locals further down the supply train – from guides and drivers to hoteliers and restaurant owners. This helps to professionalise the industry in Georgia at a local level and benefits all businesses that we interact with.

As a company we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of the UK travel industry body AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

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