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Semi Desert Holiday

5.0 (7)
3 days 2 nights
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Experience the beauty and history of Georgia's borderlands on horseback. The semi desert offers incredible rock formation, old
monasteries dating back the 6th century, ghost cave dweller cities to explore and some colorful landscapes.

We highly recommend adding one more day to this trip to explore more of Georgia.

US$ 656
per tourist for 3 days
Departing from
Tbilisi, ubani Dzveli Tbilisi
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Number of individuals
up to 8 tourists over 16 years old
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Photo Audrey B.
Audrey B. is the provider of this trip
The provider speaks: English, German
I am French and originally from the hinterland of Nice. Since my Caucasian wanderings in 2003, I have been passionate about the mountain ethnic groups of these little-known regions and more particularly that of the Tush, the last semi-nomads of Georgia. Adventurous and organized, I know well all the routes, manage all the expeditions and am your guide. I speak French, English, German, Georgian, a tad of Russian and Spanish.

Tour highlights

Georgia's Natural Diversity
You will see dry areas and green valleys, salty lake and deep rivers, vast plains and impressive rocks
Journey Through History
You will visit the abandoned cave dweller city and beautiful monastery with its huge 6th century church carved in the rock
Spend the Night in a Ghost Village
You will explore Udabno, the ghost village, and overnight there

Route details

Day 1
Tbilisi – Sartichala Lake

Departure at 8:30 / 9:00 am from your hotel in Tbilisi.

We drive to the horse place. Around one hour drive. 

Preparation of the horse. 

We start our ride in direction of the border with Azerbaijan. 

We discover the first landscapes which bring slowly us in to remote places. We enter then a secluded zone, a different planet. 

We set up the camp close to a former water reservoir which offers surprising landscapes or a bit further on up on the hill. 

Riding: 6 hours, trot/gallop is possible

Overnight: camp

Day 2
Sartichala Lake – Monasteries
Day 3
Monasteries – Udabno Rock Formation Desert – Tbilisi
Tour provider's comments

Beginners, Intermediate and Experienced riders can participate.



1 night
Guest House
1 night

We will spend the nights in tents and a guesthouse.

1 night

You will be staying in two-person tents. It is essential to bring your own sleeping bag and Thermarest pad. In case of unfavorable weather, there is a communal dining tent available. The camping areas do not have any amenities, and as it is a desert location, water is limited to drinking and cooking purposes for both humans and horses. There will be water provided for washing hands and faces, but no shower or toilet facilities.

1 night

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place
Tbilisi, ubani Dzveli Tbilisi
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Tour conditions


  • accommodation;
  • all meals;
  • logistics vehicle;
  • guides;
  • set-time airport car transfers in private cars (Mercedes mini bus and 4WD).


  • flights;
  • insurance;
  • transfers outside of set times;
  • sleeping bag and camping mattress;
  • tips and other personal expenses.

Group size

up to 8 tourists


3 days
2 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • personal medicine;
  • hat;
  • glasses;
  • sun cream;
  • hard hat;
  • raining clothes (pants and jacket);
  • warm jacket;
  • small flash light or torch;
  • wet wipes;
  • small knife.
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Tour reviews

Based on 7 reviews
  • CM
    Camo Mille
    18 Sep, 2023
    about provider
    Ça faisait un an que j'attendais cette escapade et je n'ai pas Ă©tĂ© déçue ! Bienvenue en Touchetie, un coin de montagne exceptionnel, avec des paysages de moyenne et haute altitude, sauvages et prĂ©servĂ©s. Les chevaux sont super, Ă  la fois costauds, gentils et prĂȘts Ă  affronter tous les terrains. Audrey, notre guide, est vraiment top, elle partage gĂ©nĂ©reusement ses connaissances sur les chevaux et sur cette rĂ©gion de GĂ©orgie. J'espĂšre vraiment pouvoir la revoir quand elle reviendra en France ! Si vous ĂȘtes partants pour une aventure combinant haute montagne et Ă©quitation, n'hĂ©sitez pas !
    18 Sep, 2023
  • CL
    CĂ© Lia
    21 Jul, 2023
    about provider
    DĂ©but juillet, j'ai eu l'occasion de partir en une superbe excursion dans la belle rĂ©gion de la TouchĂ©tie. Nous avons explorĂ© Ă  cheval les montagnes sauvages, sillonnant entre crĂȘtes et vallĂ©es, toujours Ă©merveillĂ©s par les paysages Ă©poustouflants. Notre groupe a Ă©tĂ© parfaitement encadrĂ© du dĂ©but Ă  la fin, dans une atmosphĂšre conviviale et authentique. C'Ă©tait un sĂ©jour idĂ©al pour se dĂ©connecter et se plonger dans la nature la plus belle qui soit. Je recommande vivement de dĂ©couvrir la GĂ©orgie avec notre guide Audrey et ses fantastiques chevaux dans la rĂ©gion du Caucase.
    21 Jul, 2023
  • R
    19 Jul, 2022
    about provider
    Wow, what an amazing adventure!! For 9 days, we went on a riding trip through the Tusheti region of the Caucasus mountains, completely self sufficient. It was with Audrey, and let me tell you, it was something else! We explored tiny villages that you can only reach by horse or by foot. Then we delved even deeper into the Tusheti, crossing mountain passes and wandering into valleys where only a handful of shepherds and lucky folks like us, guided by Audrey, ever venture. The scenery with all those wildflowers and mountains was just breathtaking. And each campsite felt more perfect than the last. The mix of hiking and riding was spot on. If you're up for a challenging adventure in the mountains and you're in good shape, you'll absolutely love this ride. You gotta be nimble on those steep slopes and uneven ground, but that's part of the thrill! Audrey has been living amongst the Tush shepherds for years, and she really looks out for the local people. You can tell they adore her. Her positive attitude, enthusiasm and kindness really make the whole experience special. And her horses? They're like seasoned pros, handling every kind of terrain like champs. I feel incredibly lucky to have been a part of this, and I can't recommend it enough. Thanks for showing me the real Tusheti, Audrey!! ❀
    19 Jul, 2022

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 656
    8 – 10 May, 2025 3 days 2 nights

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