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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Vashlovani National Park

Vashlovani National Park. Exposure visit 22nd/23rd of November 2008

Vashlovani National Park is situated in the south eastern part of Georgia close to the border of Azerbaijan.
It is a semi-desert area with unique landscapes and a rich flora and fauna. For birdwatching, mountainbiking, walking and fishing in the Alazani River, the area is a jewel.


Recommended seasons are Spring (for birdwatching) and Autumn (perfect temperatures & colours).
Even during Winter the day temperatures can reach 20 Degrees Celsius and snowfall is very rare.

The newly constructed bungalows are comfortable and will be equipped with stoves for heating. In winter sleeping bags are recommended.


Self-Catering.


The roads to the various campsites / ranger stations are indicated, but a guide from Dedoplitskaro National Park Office is recommended, were you need to stop for the permit (free of charge). Can be combined with a visit to Eagles Canyon in Dedoplitskaro.

Distance: 3-3,5 hours from Tbilisi (approx. 200 km) if you go to Mijnis Kure Site, slightly less if to other Guesthouses/Campsites.

4x4 is necessary and in case of rain a visit is not advisable.

Prices:
Bungalow GEL 30,-/day
Guide: GEL 40,-/day

more information:
www.dpa.gov.ge
www.vashlovanipa.ge



















Monday, November 10, 2008

Putting Abastumani back on Georgia's Tourism Map

Official presentation of USAID SME support project's activities in Abastumani, 7th of November 2008.



Hotel Kapa www.hotelkapa.ge
The hotel offers 10 comfortable guest-rooms in the price range of 60-80 GEL including 3 meals a day. SAT TV in rooms.


Cafe Ojakhuri
A indoor & outdoor cafe with good food and excellent service at reasonable price located at Abastumani main road in the centre of the resort.


Cafe Roscha
Rustically decorated open air cafe in the forest near the cable car station. "A place of gathering for locals and visitors alike."


Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory
The renovation of the Observatory 40cm refractor building and museum, souvenir store and offices is the first step to make the observatory an attractive tourism spot in Abastumani, reached by road and cable car. More information: http://www.observatory.iliauni.edu.ge/


Abastumani Tourism Association
The Association is a non-profit association. Members are local businesses with tourism linkages. For more information about the services of the association contact: http://www.ata.ge/

More information about USAID SME project: http://www.iesc.ge/

Monday, November 3, 2008

GTA at CTS'2008 International Tourism Fair in Yerevan, Armenia

Georgian Tourism Association (GTA) will be present at:

“Country of Talking Stones” – CTS’2008 8th annual International Tourism Fair will be held on November 7-8, 2008 in Yerevan, Armenia.

For more information please contact ASTA ARMENIA Chapter 3-11 Spendiaryan Str. 0002 Yerevan, Armenia Tel: +37410 533231 Fax: +37410 532291 E-mail: info@cts.am URL: http://www.cts.am/

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Rafting in Georgia. End of Season 2008: Rioni River, Tvishi Gorge

End of Rafting Season 2008
Rioni River, Tvishi Gorge
(40 km from Kutaisi)
2nd of November 2008
organised by Jomardi Club
http://www.adventure.ge/
More information:
info(at)tourism-association.ge
See video clip (2007) on
www.youtube.com/georgiantourism : Georgia Caucasus: Rioni Rafting.
Georgian Tourism Association (GTA)