Duration: 12 Days. Best season: May to October
This tour program involves off road driving in the the remote non touristy villages and regions of Georgia. With this 4x4 Eco tour we give you a unique opportunity to drive through stunning mountain scenery to charming medieval villages while exploring the country's rich cultural heritage local life and cuisine.
Day 1. Tbilisi international airport-transfer to centrally located hotel in Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 2. Tbilisi-drive to Zhinvali water reservour-lunch picnic-4x4 to Shatili-drive and then walk to Mutso fortress from the middle ages-Shatili-explore Shatili with its medieval settlement. Overnight in Shatili Guesthouse
Day 3. Shatili-optional rafting on Pshavis Aragvi river(level 2-3)-lunch in a local restaurant-drive to Uplistsikhe-explore rock hewn town from the 7th century BC-drive to Ateni-Ateni Sioni church from the 7th centiry. Overnight in Ateni at a Wine maker's Guesthouse. Enjoy delicious dinner and wines
Day 4. Ateni-Katskhi pillar-it is a church on the top of the hill from the 6th century-lunch in a local restaurant-Gelati monastery (UNESCO WHS) from the 12th century-explore the complex and its unique murals-drive to Tskaltubo. Overnight in Tskaltubo
Day 5. Tskaltubo-drive to Prometheus cave-explore the cave with 1 hour walk-lunch in a local restaurant-drive to Lentekhi-4x4 drive to Zagaro pass and Ushguli which is one of the highest 4 season inhabited community in Europe located 2200m above sea level-visit Lamaria monastery from the 10th century-Overnight in Ushguli
Day 6. Ushguli-explore the towers in Chazhashi(UNESCO WHS)-4x4 drive and walk to the foot of the Shkhara glacier-Shkhara is the highest peak of Georgia 5200 m-drive back to Mestia-visit traditional Svanetian tower and a dwelling from the middle ages-Overnight in Mestia
Day 7. Mestia-Enguri dam-it is one of the tallest dams in the world 270 m-Zugdidi-lunch in a local restaurant-drive to Batumi botanical garden-walk 3 km to explore the garden-drive to Batumi. Overnight in Batumi
Day 8. Batumi-drive to Makhuntseti watertfall-Queen Tamar's bridge-4x4 drive to Goderdzi pass-Zarzma monastery complex-from the middle ages-Akhaltsikhe-Vardzia. Overnight in Vardzia
Day 9. Vardzia-explore medieval cave town of Vardzia from the 12th century-drive to Khertvisi fortress from the 2nd century BC--optional rafting on Mtkvari river-Borjomi-walk in the central park of Borjomi and optional swim in the thermal pools. Overnight in Borjomi
Day 10. Borjomi-Bakuriani-4x4 drive to Tskhratskaro pass and Tabatskuri lake-lunch in Foka nunnery-Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 11. City tour of Tbilisi- 3-4 hours walk to explore the old part of the town: Metekhi church-take a cable car to the Narikala fortress-Botanical garden-Leghvtakhevi waterfall-Abanotubani(Suphur bath district)-Maidan square-Sharden street-Great Synagogue of Tbilisi-Statue of Tamada-Konka(old tram of Tbilisi)-Caravanserais-Sioni cathedral-Erekle II street-Bridge of Peace-Rike park-Anchiskhati-oldest church of Tbilisi-Gabriadze theatre-Statue of Berikaoba-Freedom square and Rustaveli avenue-the main artery of Tbilisi-free evening. Overnight in Tbilisi
Day 12. Transfer from the hotel to the international airport of Tbilisi-Departure.
End of the tour
Price of the tour depends on the size of the group and types of hotels used for this tour program. For more detailes please contact us, as we offer private tours we are ready to make changes in the itinerary and consider your requirements.