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4x4 Eco Tour 12 Days

Duration: 12 Days

Best season: May to October

Interests: Eco tourism, 4x4, Nature, Mountains, Cultural heritage, Food and Wine.

This tour program involves off-road driving in 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.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival

Tbilisi international airport - transfer to centrally located hotel in Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi. Hotel

Day 2Tbilisi - Zhinvali - Mutso - Shatili

Tbilisi - drive to Zhinvali water reservoir - 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(BD)

Day 3Shatili-Rafting-Uplistsikhe-Ateni

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 century. Overnight in Ateni.  Guesthouse (BDW).

Day 4. Ateni-Katskhi pillar Gelati monastery-Tskaltubo

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. Hotel (B)

Day 5. Tskaltubo-Lentekhi-Zagaro pass-Ushguli

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. Guesthouse (BD)

Day 6. Ushguli-Shkhara glacier-Mestia

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 5201 m - drive to Mestia - visit traditional Svanetian tower and a dwelling from the middle ages - Overnight in Mestia. Guesthouse (BD)

Day 7. Mestia - Zugdidi - Batumi botanical garden - Batumi

Mestia - Enguri dam - it is one of the tallest dams in the world 272 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. Hotel(B)

Day 8.Batumi - Makhuntseti waterfall - Goderdzi pass - Zarzma monastery - Vardzia

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. Guesthouse(BDW)

Day 9Vardzia - Khertvisi - Rafting - Borjomi

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 Hotel (B)

Day 10. Borjomi - Bakuriani - Tskhratskaro pass - Tabatskuri lake -Foka nunnery - Tbilisi

Borjomi - Bakuriani - 4x4 drive to Tskhratskaro pass and Tabatskuri lake - lunch in Foka nunnery - Tbilisi. Overnight in Tbilisi. Hotel (B)

Day 11. Tbilisi city tour

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. Hotel(B)

Day 12. Airport transfer

Transfer from the  hotel to the international airport of Tbilisi-Departure (B)

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 details please contact us, as we offer private tours we are ready to make changes in the itinerary and consider your requirements.

What will be included in the price:

- Tour guide

- Transportation

- Accommodation

- Entrance tickets

- Meals as specified in the itinerary: B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner and W - wine tasting

- Costs of the activities which are mentioned in the itinerary

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