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Georgia and Armenia

A journey to the edge of Europe amongst the mighty Caucasus Mountains. Eastern specialities such as Radde’s Accentor, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater and Upcher’s Warbler


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Dates 01 - 12 May 2017
Price £3,595pp (£350 single supp)

Leaders Duncan Macdonald plus local guide
Flights Lufthansa, scheduled

Outbound: Overnight, Heathrow -Tbilisi (Via Munich) Inbound: Early morning, Tbilisi - Heathrow (Via Munich)

Days 1 -4 We arrive in Tbilisi early on day 2 after an overnight flight. After a few hours rest we travel to Kazbegi. The following two days are spent exploring the Gergeti Trinity Church area of the High Caucasus - 3 nights Rooms Hotel, Kazbegi
Days 5-6 We travel to Tbilisi stopping to bird at the spectacular Krestovy Pass. The following day is spent exploring Jandari Lake and Davit Gareji Monastery - 2 nights Hotel Astoria, Tbilisi
Day 7-10 We cross the border into Armenia and travel to our base in Yerevan. We visit Mount Aragats, Lake Sevan, Armash Fish Ponds, Mount Ararat and surrounding areas - 4 nights Hotel Nari, Yerevan
Days 11-12Travel to Tbilisi stopping for roadside birding and scenery, before an early flight home on day 12 - 1 night Hotel Astoria, Tbilisi

Weather Varies from warm and sunny to cooler in the mountians (10°-20°C)
Walking There will be walks on tracks, from lakeside paths to rocky mountain terrain. Walking boots are essential
Meals All included from breakfast on Day 2 to dinner on Day 11, with definite Turkish and Caucasian influences
Insects May be encountered around wetlands, so bring repellant
Accom Twin and single rooms ensuite in good quality hotels
Group 12
 

   

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CAIRNGORMS NATIONAL PARK BRAND - Increasing quality whilst reducing impact

We've been granted use of this Brand by the Cairngorms National Park Authority. This is only given to those businesses who have agreed to a set of quality standards in respect of their visitor experience, together with a commitment to reducing their impact on the natural environment.


VISIT SCOTLAND - Quality Assurance Scheme - Wildlife Experience

Speyside Wildlife is one of 40 wildlife businesses to be assessed under Visit Scotland's pilot scheme for Wildlife Experiences achieving 4 Star status for our day tours. Watch out for the designation throughout Scotland. We were delighted to receive our letter of confirmation from Visit Scotland so thought we'd share some of it with you here, ''Thank you for participating in the pilot of the new Wildlife Experience Designator within our Quality Assurance Scheme for visitor attractions. Your feedback and contribution to the introduction of this new development has been invaluable and we would like to welcome you as a new member of the Quality Assurance Grading Scheme".


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