9 days 8 nights
Georgia has various nature: mountains, valleys, deserts, sea, rivers and mineral waters. Our country is famous for its waters in the whole world. Georgia’s nature can fit every person’s wish. If you like extreme or calm vacation, Georgia is the best. Do not miss the chance and let this country give you an opportunity to experience its extreme nature.
Arrival in Tbilisi and transfer to a hotel. Free time.
After breakfast and checking out from the hotel, we will leave for Borjomi – an extraordinarily remarkable place with its nature and pure mineral waters known all over the world. You can taste a glass of mineral water here and take it at home as well. Borjomi is a place with an aura of timelessness. Overnight in Borjomi.
After breakfast, we are going to rafting on the river Mtkvari. We will start from Borjomi and finish in Likani. Its distance is 10 km, the difficulty of the river III-IV category (May, June), I-III category (July, August, September). Estimated time is 1 hour. Overnight in Borjomi.
Borjomi – Vardzia – Rabati – Borjomi optional tour
After breakfast in the morning, our first touristy destination will be Rabati Castle in Akhaltsikhe – a fortress newly rebuilt in the 9th century with picturesque views over the city and fortress itself. It is located on the western suburbs and can be seen practically from anywhere in the city. After Rabati, we will continue driving on a curvy way to Vardzia Cave Town, erected in the 12-13th centuries during the rule of George III and his daughter Queen Tamar for the purpose of protection. Vardzia is not a just a set of random rooms cut in rocks. It is a multi-storied complex with streets, tunnels and stairs leading to monasteries, temples, baths, libraries, dwelling houses and so forth. Overnight in Borjomi.
After breakfast,we will drive quadracycles in mountainous area. After this, you will ride on horses in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Free time. Overnight in Borjomi.
After breakfast, checking out and transfer to Tbilisi.On the way,we will visit a magnificent town Gori, where Joseph Stalin was born and grew up.You will visit the house museum of Stalin, which is on the way to Uplistsikhe – a rock –hewn city of the ancient time, where Alexander the Great walked and left his ruler. The city is a museum under the open sky with lots of caves and a tunnel. The ancient Silk Road crossed the city. The city had everything what life needs. Uplistsikhe is a magical journey back in time. After Uplistsikhe, we will leave for Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi.
After breakfast, the day starts with exploration of a fabulous city of Tbilisi – a city of wonders. Our first destination will be Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi – the highest cathedral in Georgia, which is unique with architecture. It is a synthesis of different church styles in Georgia. Next destination is Metekhi, situated on a hill, which is overlooking the river Mtkvari, Rike Park and the Bridge of Peace – the 13th most unusual bridges in the world and a modern architectural masterpiece. We will walk down from Metekhi to the bridge, passing through the Rike Park. On the bridge, you can take tons of photos with old Tbilisi views –with presidential palace, NarikalaFrortress, the river Mtkvari and Metekhi in the background. It is a breathtaking view from below. Next, we will travel by a cable car to the Narikala Fortress, which represented an entrance gate into the city in the distant past and from there you can admire the entire city. After Narikala, we will move to Bath District. As you are approaching Abanotubani (the bath district), the smell of sulfur is getting stronger and stronger, since the baths are built on naturally occurring hot sulfur springs. Legvtakhevi Waterfall situated in the heart of the city – it is the first Tbilisi from where you can take unforgettable memories with you by only a few clicking on your video camera. Next, enjoy strolling in Meidan square through a narrow Sharden street, full of cozy cafes, restaurants, wine tasting bars and souvenir shops, to the statue of Tamada, a replica of a small statue found near Kutaisi, dating back to the 7th century BC, which proves a Georgian wine tradition from the ancient time. You will breathe in the living past and pass by Sioni, Anchiskhati, and the clock tower of famous RezoGabriadze Theatre of dolls, where there is a special show seen from outside in every hour. The day’s last destination will be Mtatsmindapark, travelling by a mountain tram - funicular. In the evening, you can have an optional dinner in one of Georgian restaurants which will be extra 25$ per person. Overnight in Tbilisi.
Tbilisi – Stepantsminda-Tbilisi optional tour
After breakfast, we will move to the north part of Georgia - Stepantsminda (Kazbegi). On the way, we will visit Zhinvali water reservoir, which is an extremely amazing green lake with water branches around hills full of trees. Next destination is a spectacular Ananuri architectural complex, a former summer residence of Aragvi Dukes, unique with its towers, dating back to the 16-17th centuries. From the highest tower of the fortress opens a superb view of Zhinvali reservoir and the fortress itself. After Ananuri, we proceed our way on the Georgian Military Road leading to Vladikavkaz, Russia and stop near White and Black Aragvi river branches, which is a wonderful sight for everyone. Here, in Pasanauri, you can taste the best Georgian national food – Khinkali (it will be extra 20$). Gudauri is the next destination – a ski resort in Georgia from where opens a magnificent panoramic view of snow-capped mountains, which is truly astonishing. Next, you can taste Georgian mineral spring water that flows on a mountain slope and leaves stalagmitic rock – travertine. Our last stop is Kazbegi, a small town near Russian border, where you will see a stunning Mkinvartsveri – the seventh highest peak in the Caucasus Mountains. Reaching Gergeti Trinity Church located at an altitude of 2170 m. by a 4WD vehicle (it will be extra 20$) never leaves you insensitive. In case you are lucky in terms of weather conditions, you will have a perception of walking above clouds. (You can also visit a magnificent Gveleti waterfall and walk on a road through high cliffs. It is one of the biggest waterfalls in Georgia descending from one of the glorious cliffs in the rocky area full of different plants and wild flowers. Please note: if you add Gveleti waterfall to the tour, it will be extra 5$). Overnight in Tbilisi.
Check out from a hotel and transfer to the Tbilisi airport.
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