EXPEDITION Georgia + Armenia (Apr 14-23, 2019)

Georgia and Armenia

At the easternmost side of Europe lies the Caucasus, where the first Europeans originated. Tucked between Turkey and Russia and right at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East are two countries that will simply take your breath away: Georgia and Armenia.

We begin at Tbilisi, the bustling capital of Georgia. Steeped in history, and gifted with beautiful architecture, Tbilisi is every bit European. With its cobblestone streets, old and elaborate buildings, and unique cafe culture, it's easy to fall in love with the quaint Old Town. Venturing out of Tbilisi and into the countryside, we'll discover some of the oldest Christian churches in the world, we'll drink some of the best Georgian wine and we'll witness beautiful mountain scenery. We'll even spend a night at Gudauri, Georgia's skiing capital!

We will then drive to the Armenian border and all the way into Yerevan, Armenia's capital. From Yerevan, we'll push deep into the southeast and visit archaeological and historical sights while traversing through stunning mountain roads. After spending a night in Tatev, we'll make our way back north hitting Lake Sevan, the Temple of Garni and the Geghard Monastery. Our last day is spent leisurely roaming around the northwest region with stops at inspiring monasteries, capitals and awesome parks; the perfect ending to an unforgettable trip!

Don't miss this amazing trip. This is Expedition Georgia + Armenia!

VISA REQUIREMENTS:

GEORGIA
Philippine Passport Holders with the following valid visas are exempt from acquiring a Georgian visa: Korea, Japan, Schengen, US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada.
Otherwise, traveler must apply for an e-visa online. The only requirements are a valid photo and payment of USD 20 via credit card.

ARMENIA
Philippine Passport Holders may secure an Armenian Visa On Arrival. The fee is USD 10

HIGHLIGHTS

- Fly into Tbilisi and enjoy the old world charm of the Georgia's capital.
- Visit awe-inspiring churches, ruins while witnessing stunning mountain scenery.
- Spend a night in Gudauri, Georgia's skiing capital!
- Cross the border overland into Armenia, ultimate road trip!
- Roam around Armenia and see ancient monasteries and archaelogical sights.

ITINERARY

**subject to change without prior notice

Day 1
Arrive in Tbilisi
Meet your Travel Factor Coordinator
Airport transfer to hotel
Free time in Tbilisi
Overnight Tbilisi.

Day 2
Start of Day Tour:
-Tbilisi Old Town
-Mtskheta
Overnight Tbilisi.

Day 3
Start of Day Tour:
-Chateau Mukhrani
-Gori
-Uplistsikhe
Overnight Tbilisi.

Day 4
Start of Tour:
-Annanuri
-Kazbegi
-Gudauri
Overnight Gudauri.

Day 5
Free time in Gudauri
Drive back to Tbilisi
Overnight Tbilisi

Day 6
Road trip to Armenia
Border crossing
Overnight Yerevan.

Day 7
Start of Tour:
-Khor Virap
-Noravank
-Areni
-Tatev
Overnight Tatev.

Day 8
Start of Tour:
-Tsagkhadzor Ropeway
-Sevan Lake
-Temple of Garni
-Geghard Monastery
Overnight Yerevan

Day 9
Start of Tour:
-Saghmosavank Monastery
-Hovhannavank
-Etchmiadzin Cathedral
-Armenian Alphabet Monument
Overnight Yerevan

Day 10
Check-out
Flight out to Manila or onward destination.

INCLUSIONS

TRANSPORT:
- Airport pick-up in Tbilisi
- Airport transfer in Yerevan
- Chartered transportation for all tours
- Chartered transport: Tbilisi - Yerevan

ACCOMMODATION:
**based on twin / triple / quad sharing
4 Nights in Tbilisi, Georgia
1 Night in Gudauri, Georgia
3 Nights in Yerevan, Armenia
1 Night in Tatev, Armenia

MEALS:
- Daily Breakfast

TOURS:
Georgia:
-Tbilisi Old Town
-Mtskheta
-Chateau Mukhrani
-Gori
-Uplistsikhe
-Annanuri
-Kazbegi
-Gudauri

Armenia:
-Khor Virap
-Noravank
-Areni
-Tatev
-Tsagkhadzor Ropeway
-Sevan Lake
-Temple of Garni
-Geghard Monastery
-Saghmosavank Monastery
-Hovhannavank
-Etchmiadzin Cathedral
-Armenian Alphabet Monument

OTHERS:
- Service of Travel Factor Coordinator
- Travel Factor Souvenir Shirt & ID
- Visa Assistance

NOT INCLUDED:
- International Flights:
(MNL - TBS, EVN - MNL)
- Philippine Travel Tax & Terminal Fees
- Visa Fees(if needed, ask Travel Factor for advice)
- Other Meals not specified above
- Transportation during free time
- Optional extra activities

Note: If you choose to pay via credit card/Paypal, the Paypal invoice will automatically convert the amount to peso using the conversion rate of USD 1 = PHP 57 to account for foreign currency conversion loss. Paypal charges 4.4% of the total amount to be paid for every transaction to any international trips. If you choose to pay in PHP, the conversion rate of USD 1 = P 57 will also be used.

FLIGHT SUGGESTIONS

OUTBOUND FLIGHT
Participants must book a flight that arrives in Tbilisi, Georgia (TBS) on APR 14, 2019. Participants may book a flight that arrives earlier but they will have to shoulder their own airport transfer and additional accommodation.

INBOUND FLIGHT
Participants must book a flight that departs Yerevan, Armenia (EVN) on APR 23, 2019. Participants may book a flight that departs on a later date but they will have to shoulder their own airport transfer and additional accommodation.

Early Bird

1,099.00 USD
PER PERSON

Fully Booked!

Regular Rate

1,249.00 USD
PER PERSON

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BOOKING GUIDELINES

* Please read Terms and Conditions.
* Book & Buy Policy. First come, first serve basis.
* No regform, No reservation.
* To reserve: 1. Book Now and Pick a schedule. 2. Fill-out Registration Form. 3. Choose and Confirm Payment Procedure.
* You will receive an email confirmation of your booking.
* Deadline of payment for bank deposit or cash is indicated on the email confirmation and must be followed. Should you need extension, please coordinate with Travel Factor.
* Payments are non-refundable but transferable to another person. Travel Factor must be notified asap or at least 5 working days before the trip with complete regform. .
* A Trip Primer will be given to you that has complete guidelines, including things to bring, detailed itinerary, reminders, etc. days before your trip.
* For inquiries, email us at tours@travelfactor.org subj: INQUIRY: BACKPACKING Georgia + Armenia or call HQ 746-5119.