Jeep and ATV Tours in Georgia
From: 118 $
Adjarian Highlands by jeep to Khikhani fort, Khulo, Keda, Shuakhevi, Makhuntseti
Full day jeep tour to Adjara mountains starts in Batumi and covers Keda, Shuakhevi, and Khulo municipalities. Adjaristskali river valley, hilly villages in the green forests area, crystal clear springs, lakes and waterfalls, medieval stone arched bridges, hospitable people, and exquisite local dishes provide eco-tourism enthusiasts with an unforgettable experience.
Hiking option is available from Khikhani Fortress to Shuamta lakes.
Have a great day ahead!
8:30 Pick up and meet your guide at Batumi hotel.
Head to Adjara Highlands by driving to Makhuntseti Waterfall in Keda municipality. The narrow-asphalted road follows the river Adjaristskali valley. The first stop is Makhuntseti Waterfall - the highest waterfall in Adjara – 48 m. Make several photoshoots and continue to ShuaKhevi.
Before leaving Keda, you can buy local famous honey or sweets-Churchkhela made of almost all species of Georgian grapes, dried fruit, tklapi (fruit leather), fir gum, and various jams.
While exploring upper Adjara region we come across several medieval arched stone bridges, one of them was built over Kedistskali River, dedicated to Queen Tamar. Despite enduring many floods and mudslides, the bridge remains in its place dutifully serving the locals.
Another remarkable 300 years old bridge is the rarest engineering structure in Georgia - a wooden 25 meters bridge in the village of Khabelashvilebi. It was built to connect villages of Chvana gorge with the Khulo district. Khabelashvilebi Bridge is very peculiar and creates an impression of fabulous construction built by some dwarfs, elves, or hobbits.
Continue to the ShuaKhevi up to the village Zamleti, and turn to South-East for Khikhani Fortress. It takes about 1 h 27 min to cover 27 km road to reach the fortress. On the way, stop for Shkalta monastery 12th c - inside a large hall church, with a protruding, seven-faceted apse, small fragments of the New Testament scenes — exemplifying the Paleologian art of the 14th or 15th century— were uncovered by the Georgian expedition in 1997.
After 15 minutes stop, continue driving to Khikhani Fortress - long serpentine and 40 minutes walk to ascend the fortress. The oldest narrow path is the only approach to the castle. From here we have incredible views of Shavsheti range: wooden houses nestled in the mountains, shepherds on daisy fields, and narrow paths leading to untouched areas.
Take time, wander around, and have an optional pleasant walk to three small lakes in Shuamta summer pasture.
Picnic lunch with hot coffee is a perfect idea. Due to its authentic environment, Shuamta lakes boost great interest in hikers, photographers, and jeep tour lovers.
Next stop at Khulo - a small, cozy mountain town in the heartlands of Adjara region. It is a distinctive place throughout Georgia where you will experience true village life, customs, traditions, culture, and local delicious cuisine. Visit the beautifully painted wooden mosque in Khulo mosque.
One of the most notable landmarks here is a cable car that offers an exciting ride to a tiny charming village Tago over the river valley.
Evening return to Batumi.
*OPTIONAL TOUR: Drive to Green Lake- a reservoir of volcanic origin with a special composition of water, being surrounded by coniferous and beech trees, which explains its rich emerald green color, a Soviet-era cable car which offers an exciting ride to a tiny charming village Tago over the river valley. The total length of the cable is 1,7 km, and it’s 280 meters above the valley with no support structure, just hanging between the departure stations.
While being in Khulo don’t forget to taste such dishes as kaymagi, borano, sinori, nagbibora.
Entertainment, equipment and other:
|Group size||Price per adult|
|2 - 2 people||162 $|
|3 - 15 people||118 $|
|0-6 years - Free|
|7-12 years - 50%|
|12 years and above - Adult|
*Online booking deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.
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1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together
Cancellation is free of charge prior 2 days of the starting day.
If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine: