From: 435 $
3 Day Nature Exploration
Starts from: TBILISI
Total driving distance: 635 km
Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights
Type: Private City Break
Private City Break to Borjomi, Vardzia, Akhaltsikhe and Javakheti from Tbilisi is an easy and enjoyable tour to the National Parks of Georgia: Borjomi-Kharagauli and Javakheti. We pick you up from Tbilisi hotel and take to explore two regions: Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kartli, two ancient cave towns: Uplistsilhe and Vardzia, two towns - Borjomi and Akhaltsikhe, and two fortresses: in Akhaltsikhe Rabati and Khertvisi.
Adventure along Georgian roads with us!
In the morning guide will meet you at the hotel lobby, greet by holding the name board and start the tour to the South-West Georgia.
Direction is Vardzia, passing through Javakheti Plateau. Notable for its alpine lakes and bird-life, the area has been turned into a Javakheti national park in 2011.
Visit Dashbashi Canyon, Phoka Monastery, Sagamo, Paravani and Tsalka Lakes, make stops for picnic and picture hunting. Enjoy your time surrounded by unique volcanic landscapes.
In the evening arrive to the village Vardzia.
Dinner and overnight in Vardzia farm house Valodia's Cottage.
After breakfast check out and drive to Vardzia. Vardzia cave monastery was established in the 12th c., during the Georgian Golden Age. The caves are cut in soft volcanic layer and are spread on thirteen levels on the cliff over the river Mtkvari. We follow up and down steps inside the dark echoing corridors connecting fifth floor to eight. Dwellings, storages, refectories, wine cellars, 15 churches and prayers could accommodate garrison. The famous fresco of Queen Tamar – the first woman king and her father is well preserved in the main church. Excursion lasts about 1,5 hour.
Continue to Samtskhe-Javakheti region along Kura river gorge. Very picturesque area! A Lot of medieval fortresses are presented here: Vanis Kvabebi and Zemo Vardzia – the most secret ones, Tmogvi – the biggest one, Khertvisi – the best preserved one, Atskhuri – the smaller one and Akhaltsikhe – newly renovated and the most developed one for contemporary life.
Akhaltsikhe fort integrates medieval castle, amphitheater, churches, watchtowers, a museum and a mosque. We have guided excursion here about 40 minutes.
After sightseeing Akhaltsikhe, head towards the next stop - Borjomi spa-resort. We make easy and pleasant walk in Borjomi central park and taste natural bubbling mineral waters directly from the hot springs. This Mineral water are bottled and sold in many countries around the globe.
Overnight in Borjomi.
After breakfast, check out. Drive back to the Kartli region.
Visit Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Make a choice for a day trails - we fully rely on your preferences. Please, follow the link here.
Next stop in Uplistsikhe, located near Gori. Uplistsikhe is the ancient rock-hewn cave town dating back to the 2nd millennium BC. We can trace the ancient districts of wealthy and poor from both pagan and Christian times, defensive and living quarters. At the very end, walk down through the escape tunnel to the riverside park. Guided excursion takes about 40 minutes.
Evening arrival in Tbilisi.
We wish you pleasant evening in Tbilisi and hope to greet you again for further trips!
Accommodation for 2 overnights:
|Group size||Price per adult|
|2 - 3 people||607 $|
|4 - 5 people||519 $|
|6 - 15 people||435 $|
The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room accommodation.
There is additional fee for single room accomodation that you can select at checkout.
|0-6 years - Free|
|7-12 years - 50%|
|12 years and above - Adult|
*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.
The balance can be paid in one of the following ways:
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