Persistence… and I am finally doing it. Sorry, it’s been a long due post.
I have received tons of messages and comments asking about how much did I spend during my solo travel to Georgia (Eurasia) last September 2015. These messages are from friends and even strangers who just happen to read my post about Georgia. I appreciate the effort for finding me and for reaching out even though I can’t seem to reply the soonest. Finally, I am doing it now. I hope you will share and send it to your friends who are interested in visiting Georgia as well. So next time somebody will ask me, I’ll just send this write up then. I hope sending you links will be able to answer your queries and doubts.
A huge thank you to all who replied when I was in the position of looking for answers for the same questions. Thanks Mari of Hotel at Gomi 19 and Sebastian Drozdzal (Solo) who assured me that exploring Georgia is affordable when I was quoted from 500 to 700 USD for customized tour by tour operators I contacted online.
I was considering of canceling the trip by that time. I can’t afford to spend much. And I’m very proud of not giving up. Instead I embraced the uncertainties and discovered that solo traveling shouldn’t break the bank. Traveling alone also is not full of fear, rather it is liberating.
So let me take you back to Georgia with the cost and expenses of my 5-day stay. This is, of course, based on my experience. This is limited to airfare as we are coming from different countries of departure, for cost of food as we don’t have the same preferences and of course of how much we can afford to spend.
Sharjah (through Air Arabia)- Tbilisi
Holiday was approaching that time so notice the increased price.
Tbilisi (through Azal Airline)- Baku Airport- Dubai
400 +++ AED
I had a long layover in Baku Airport in Azerbaijan and it meant sleeping at the airport. It’s the price of getting a cheaper ticket.
Transfer from Tbilisi Airport to Hostel
I didn’t process any visa prior or upon arrival even with my Philippine passport. Thanks to my powerful UAE Residence Visa.
25 Lari per night in a 4-bed room
Day 1: Walked on my own around Tbilisi exploring Narikala Fortress, Botanical Garden and the outskirts.
Day 2: Vardzia Cave Monastery- Rabati Castle- Borjomi
Day 3: David Gareji Monastery
Day 4: Lake Jinvali- Ananuri Castle- Gudauri- Kazbegi
Day 5: Explored Tbilisi again, visited dry bridge, had a sulfur bath, dinner with a Georgian friend
Had my sulfur bath for 25 Lari
Dinner for 2 at a local restaurant with live band and traditional Georgian Dance for 69 Lari
Day 6: Departure from Tbilisi Airport
Transfer from Hostel to Airport- 30 Lari
Since I love to take long walks and be lost and I can’t find my way going back to the hostel, I usually take taxi. Taxi fare should only be 3 Lari, but they usually take 5 Lari from tourists.
Breakfast: 8 Lari
Lunch/ Dinner: 15-25 Lari
Please note of the currency I used are in dirhams (AED) and lari (GEL). Now it is time for you to do the calculations to your preferred currency, just Google then the conversion rates.
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Thank you for passing by. And do you know that this trip was funded through passive income? Yes, it was.