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Vashlovani National Park Horseback Riding Getaway in Georgia

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Explore Georgia with a certified local guide who will take you on a Vashlovani National Park Horseback Riding getaway and share with you some of the most stunning spots of this historic and remote spot in the Caucasus, famous for its semi-desert ecosystem and mesmerizing wildlife.

Group

Caucasus

4 Days

Mar - May, Oct, Nov

Low

All levels


Highlights

* Enjoy a unique horseback riding adventure in a remote region in Georgia.

* Discover the rugged Vashlovani semi-dessert and its gorgeous wildlife.

* Spend 4 days exploring an amazing location with a certified local guide.

* Share a wild Caucasus adventure open to all, regardless of your riding level.

Description

Would you like to explore one of the most remote locations in the country of Georgia? Then come with me on an amazing horseback riding getaway in the beautiful Vashlovani National Park and I will show you some amazing spots with stunning mountain landscapes, an incredible history, exceptional hospitality and cuisine, a long winemaking tradition, and more.

Our guided horseback riding adventure will take place in the Vashlovani National Park – the driest semi-desert area, with the most unexpected landscapes in the Greater Caucasus, which has been used as a winter pasture by  Tushetian people for centuries. While we clip-clop in this unique place, we will catch sight of rain-formed badlands and arid Pistachio and Juniper forests full of rare flora and fauna.

The team of Tushetian horses that we will ride is exceptionally strong and clever. They are calm and work well in the lineup. Furthermore, we will also travel with reliable and experienced local horse caretakers. We will ride light and our larger luggage will be transported by car to our overnight locations.

This trip is open to beginner and advanced riders alike. A love of nature and a good fitness level is all that you will require. Furthermore, I will make sure you are safely enjoying the ride and the unique Vashlovani National Park from start to finish.

So, are you ready to explore the unique landscapes of the Caucasus on an amazing horseback riding adventure? Then contact me today and let’s start planning your Georgia getaway.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Price per person on groups from 10 to 12 is 480 EUR.

Price includes:

• All car transfers from Tbilisi to Tbilisi

• Full board during the tour

• 2 overnights in Bungalows (kind of refuge)

• 1 overnight in tents

• Park entrance fee and border police permission

• English-Speaking guide

• Horses and horse keeper

• Tents and sleeping mats


Itinerary

Day 1: Tbilisi – Kasristskali - Vashlovana

Pick up from the hotel in Tbilisi and transfer to Dedoplistskaro, register at Visitors’ Centre of Vashlovani Protected Areas, lunch, visit the local bazaar and transfer to Vashlovani National Park.

Introductory ride for about 2-3 hours to Vashlovana ranger station.

Overnight in rangers’ station.
• Total riding distance – 12km
• Total riding time – 3 hours
• Difficulty – easy

Day 2: Vashlovana - Samukhi valley - Bughamoedani

Breakfast at 8 a.m. 2 hours ride to Pantishara. Continue down through Samukhi valley, with the opportunity to come across with Gazelle. Overnight in tents near the ranger station.
• Total distance – 58km
• Total riding time – 8 hours
• Difficulty – easy

Day 3: Bughamoedani – Mijniskure

3 hours ride to Mijniskure. After arrival and lunch at the bungalows, we’ll ride up alongside the river towards Takhistskali. After some time (we’ll decide according to our wish and ability) we’ll return back the same way.
Overnight at Mijniskure in Bungalows.
• Total distance – 25km
• Total riding time – 5 hours
• Difficulty – easy

Day 4: Mijniskure – Kasristskali – Tbilisi

After early breakfast, we’ll head towards Kasristskali, where we take a car and head to Tbilisi
• Total distance – 25km
• Total riding time – 5 hours
• Difficulty – easy

 

About the guide

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Tinatin

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Hiking Guide

Hiking and horseback riding guide.

I'm Georgian, native Tushetian. As a girl, I lived in the main wine region of Georgia – Kakheti, spent every summer in Tusheti – outstanding and authentic mountain region for its location, ethno-culture and nature. In 2014 I became certified sightseeing guide and started guiding all over Georgia. The more I travelled and learnt about Georgia’s rich cultural landscape, the more I grew to love my home country.

In 2017 I got certifications in trekking and in 2019 in horseback riding guiding. My main purpose is to use my experience in adventure tourism and offer unpopular, least crowded and still least popular activities such as agro tours, equestrian trekking and many others. My passion is to share the many undiscovered and unspoiled regions that make Georgia so special, adventurous and worth to discover.

Languages

Georgian | English

Certificates

GMGA

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What people are saying about Tinatin

5.00

I highly recommend Tina as a guide for a horseriding trip. She always takes care of all of the team and let everyone enjoy the adventure independently of how advanced is in horse ride.

5.00

We had a great experience: well organized and combined trekking, gastro and wine activities - learned quite a lot in just 7 days. Tina was an exceptional guide.

5.00

Tinatin is nice and open minded person. Tour with her was safety and adapted to individual skills of each participant of the trip. Of course integration after all day cannot be forgotten :) This trip was one of the best experiences in my life.

5.00

We had an amazing week with Tinatin, her team, and a huge herd of horses to drive to Vashlovani NP. Detail-focused and very well-organized trip. It was a really unforgettable adventure.

5.00

Tina is a very well organised person, she is very professional and helpful and friendly. My trip with Tina was interesting and most of the impressions. I recommend Tina as an organizer and travel companion.


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