And Argonauts' boat entered the harbour - covered with mists. It had just been there - Kolkhida - the country of mythological Golden Fleece.
An unforgettable trip in the country of ancient myths– Kolkheti, where the son of the sun Aiety reigned. Kolkhs have their special method of gold mining. Here the golden fleece was stored – the symbol of knowledge and riches. Iason has organized the expedition to get the golden fleece, all famous Greek heroes took part in it.
On the historical territory of the ancient Kolhketi, on the Caucasus main mountain range, at the verge of eternal snows and in the empire of eagles, is the most ethnographically rich region of Georgia – Svaneti. People in Svaneti still follow their old traditions and way of life. It is very popular to mine gold with an old method till now in Svaneti mountains.
Tbilisi. Our guide and assistant with poster: IRIDIUM TRAVEL will meet you at Tbilisi Airport. Transfer by comfortable bus or minibus to Tbilisi hotel. Dislocation; Light lunch (sandwiches, hot or cool drinks). Rest. Dinner; Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour to Tbilisi. Supper in the traditional Georgian restaurant; Return to the hotel.
* The plans of the 1st day may be changed, according to the time of your arrival.
Breakfast at the hotel. Set-out at 9 a.m. Tbilisi- Vani. Stop in Gori. Visit the Stalin’s museum. Lunch. Gori – Vani. The museum of archeological expedition of ancient Vani. Vani was a seaport town in the ancient Kolkheti during the Bronze Age. The myth of the Argobauts and the Golden Fleece are connected with it. Dinner. Night in a guesthouse.
Breakfast. Set-out at 9 a. m. On the way, the ancient city – Archeopolis. Djvari. The arch dam of Enguri. Lunch. Way to Mestia. Dinner. Short excursion. Museum of Region Geography.
Dislocation in a guesthouse.
Breakfast. Find exploring places. Instructions. Mine gold with the method of ancient Kolkh’s, with golden fleece. Lunch. Continue mining. Return to Mestia. Dinner. Night in a guesthouse.
Breakfast. Travel to the mountain village Ushguli (2200m). Ancient castles. Ancient icons. Lunch. Free time. View of the Georgian highest mountain Shkhara (5200m). Return to Mestia. Dinner. Night in a guesthouse.
Breakfast. Continuation of the gold mining. Lunch in the open air. Return to Mestia. Dinner. Night in a guesthouse.
Wake up at 3 a.m. Breakfast. Departure to Tbilisi at 4 a.m. Lunch on the way. Return to Tbilisi. Visit sulfur baths, the legend about foundation of Tbilisi is connected with . Cleansing ritual. Tea and eastern sweets. Dinner. Night in a hotel.
Breakfast at a hotel. Excursion in the south-eastern part of Georgia. David Gareji, monastery complex of 6th century. Semi-desert landscape. Gorgeous color spectrum. Lunch on the open air. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner on the way, accompanied with traditional wine from Kakheti. Night in a hotel.
Breakfast at a hotel. Excursion in the old Georgian capital Mtkheta (till 5th century). Visit architectural antic places. Lunch. Return to Tbilisi. Free time. See old Tbilisi sights. Farewell banquet in a traditional restaurant.
Breakfast. Check-out. Transfer to Tbilisi Airport.
* The plans of this day might be changed, according to the time of flight. The company is responsible for arranging additional events and covering food expenses.
Transportation from the Airport to the Airport.
Guide and assistant.
Baggage assistance in the Airport.
Three meals a day.
Museums, sulfur baths, additional trips.
Additional cost for a single room.
International telephone calls.
Complete alpine equipment.
Protecting helmet is necessary.
In case of force major circumstances (weather, acts of god), which can threaten tour participants, the Company retains the right to change the section of the route. In this case the receiving party will offer some alternate measures and the participants may select the version appropriate for them. The Company will bear all extra costs.
Tbilisi – small family hotel in old part of the city.
Mestia, Ushguli -guesthouse
Desirable a pair of winter clothes and a raincoat.
Transport: Comfortable minibus or bus.
Vegetarians and people on special diet have to inform us in advance.
The tour is for healthy people. Please inform us about your illness in advance, to be on the save side.
If you are interested in our route, please inform us of the list of routs made by you earlier
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