illustration of PVTDA logo by Antonie Nova

Welcome to Pankisi Valley

A Special Travel Destination in Georgia

Makvala 'Badi' Margoshvili (1937~2021), visionary pioneer of tourism in Pankisi Valley.

Welcome to Pankisi Valley's official tourism website!

This is Pankisi Valley Tourism & Development Association's premiere online portal, offering comprehensive information and advice to travellers planning their visit and stay here.

Pankisi Valley is fast becoming a popular travel destination in Georgia for international tourists, attracted by its unique Kist culture, delicious cuisine, and stunning landscapes.

Travellers are discovering Pankisi Valley through the Lonely Planet travel guide book, Wander-Lush travel blog, foreign language travel guides, many articles and television programs. 

Pankisi Valley is much more than just an off-the-beaten-track destination. This is a special place for a special kind of traveller; ideal for relaxation, exploration and outdoor activities.

If you are visiting Georgia and keen to enjoy the benefits of sustainable ecotourism, then Pankisi Valley is the travel destination for you.

What does PVTDA do?

Pankisi Valley Tourism & Development Association (PVTDA) was established in 2018 by local Kist women to develop and promote sustainable ecotourism through its activities and projects; preserving the unique local heritage, culture and environments. 


PVTDA actively supports local initiatives, businesses and organizations involved in community-based tourism, community development and environmental protection.  The Association works closely with local, regional and international partners and stakeholders to achieve its aims and vision. 

Projects and Activities

Get in touch with us!

For all enquiries and further information please email