Ancient Caves, Beautiful forest, Amazing Nature!
Vardzia : - the cave town dating back to the twelfth century AD, located on the banks of the river Mtkvari is one of the most important historical sites in Georgia. While visiting Vardzia you will be impressed by the nature around. Cliffs, canyons and gorges make the site really beautiful for the eye. On the way to Vardzia you will encounter many small picturesque villages that match the surroundings perfectly.
Axaltsikhe: - the city was established in the 9th century by Guaram Mampal, son of the King of Tao. From the 13th to the end of 14th centuries it was the capital city of Samtskhe-Saatabago, ruled by the Georgian princely (mtavari) family and a ruling dynasty of the Principality of Samtskhe, the House of Jaqeli. The castle developed under the influence of diﬀerent cultures over subsequent centuries and this is reflected in its architecture. Within the 7 hectares castle complex there is a Church, a Mosque, a Minaret and a Synagogue.
- Green Monastery (Amazing forest)
- Vardzia cave town.
Please Choose one from two option:
- Option 1: Rabati castle.
- Option 2: Borjomi national park.
total distance 570 KM (but Very beautiful landscapes)
We will start Tour in the morning, Driving to Akhaltsikhe, En route we will see a beautiful nature, when we will arrive, we will Walk and see new reconstructed castle Rabati and we will drive 60km into the wilderness from Akhaltsikhe to the cave city of Vardzia is as dramatic as any in Georgia outside the Great Caucasus. The road follows the upper Mtkvari River, passing through narrow canyons and then veering south at Aspindza along a particularly beautiful valley cutting like a green ribbon between arid, rocky hillsides, Vardzia area is a magical place. after we will move back to Tbilisi.
P. S. About lunchtime we will agree on the way, Depending on hunger. :)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel/Airport/Address in Tbilisi.
End location: Hotel/Airport/Address in Tbilisi.
Duration: 11 hours
We will use following cars:
- Toyota Prius 2008 ( it has a half electrical engine and I want to care about nature). In case of casual road.
- Jeep Liberty 2012 - (spec trail rated version) In case of snow or mud.
The tour price includes:
- fresh Georgia mineral water.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 GEL - per person.
Accommodation and entrance fees.
There is Dress code in Georgian Orthodox churches and Monasteries. ladies need dress and scarfs to cover the body, and men should wear long trousers
you should not enter there during the pray or service. I can provide dress and scarfs for the ledies
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Another amazing trip with Giorgi! It was a LONG drive but the scenery was amazing and Giorgi took us to a few of his favourite viewing points on the way, which were amazing. We stopped off for another amazing lunch with great views, then headed to the incredible Vardzia Caves which Giorgi is clearly knowledgable and passionate about. Despite some pretty awful weather on the way home adding more time to the journey, we still had a good laugh with Giorgi and planned our itineraries for the coming days. 5/5.