Breakfast at the hotel. This day offers travelers wonderful opportunity to explore remote villages of Javakheti region, lakes and pastures, and the most attractive cave city Vardzia. Vardzia Cave Monastery was carved in the volcanic rocks on 13 levels in the 12th c, comprising six-floor complexes of caves, painted chapels, a monastery, bathes, libraries, and internal tunnels.
Another highlight of the day is Khertvisi Fortress-one of the oldest fortresses in Meskheti region, built in the 2nd century BC. Now part of a state heritage reserve, an extended area of Vardzia-Khertvisi has been submitted for future inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The route follows Ktsia-Tabatskuri protected area in Akhalkalaki Municipality. Tabatskhuri alpine lake, neighboring high mountainous wetlands, and alpine habitats are included in Ktsia-Tabatskhuri managed reserve, established in 2007. Pass Bakuriani skiing resort (1650m above sea level) and arrive in Spa city Borjomi, which served as Russian King’s Romanov family residence during the Tsarist rule over Georgia. It was designed by the architect Leon Benois for Grand Duke Nicholas in the late 1800s.
Have a nice walk in Borjomi Central Park, where you can taste famous mineral spring water Borjomi and ride on a cable car to enjoy spectacular views over the town.
Overnight in Akhaltsikhe town.