Hidden Pearls of Georgia: Travel the Unbeaten Path
Adventure Georgia tour will take us to uncrowded tourist attractions and we will have a chance to explore real life of the local hospitable people. The road from Rabati fortress will take us to Goderdzi Pass to explore Alpine Botanical Garden and Beshumi Village. We see a real Georgian wine cellar and learn about ancient technology of winemaking, harves tea leaves and attend cooking masterclasses:
Day 1 - 08:00 AM: Meeting with the guide at your desired location and start the journey. We have to take a short drive to visit the town of Mtskheta, which was the capital of Georgia before establishment of Tbilisi. Mtskheta is approximately 2,500 years-old and included in the UNESCO Heritage List. Here you will see Jvari Church built in the end of VI century. From here the beautiful panorama of Mtskheta, which lies between the peaks and the confluence of two rivers opens before our eyes. Arrive to Borjomi and taste famous mineral water from the springs. We will enjoy spectacular 3 hours hiking in Borjomi Park along the river Borjomula. We will have dinner at Nika Khachapuridze's wine cellar and check in at the local Guesthouse.
Day 2 - We drive to Vardzia Cave-City, en route photo stops at Rabati Castle and Khertvisi Fortress. Vardzia cave town, built in 12th Century - comprises hundreds of rooms carved into the rock, stretching for nearly one kilometer and reaching the height of 13 floors. Visit the masterpiece of Samtskhe-Javakheti Province: Zarzma Monastery. Start off-road part of the trip to Picturesque Goderdzi Pass, visit Alpine Botanical Garden and Beshumi Village. Accommodation and diner in the hotel.
Day 5 - depart toward small mining town Chiataura, the city of cable cars and magnificent Katskhi Pillar, this is 40-meter high natural limestone monolith towers over the gorge of the Karshuna River. On top of the pillar is tiny church (Only monks are allowed to climb up the steel ladder to get the top of the Pillar). We’ll have photo stop at Katshi Pillar and then will visit Mgvimevi monastery, which is built 8th century into the caves. Tour will be concluded after excursion in Chiatura and we’ll drive you to the desired location.
Tour is available starting from May 20th till October 31st.
Discover country of high mountains, deep valleys, thousand-year history and the most hospitable people! Let's journey and help local comunities to develop!
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