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5 day jeep tour to South-West Georgia

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Beshumi, highlands of Adjara

Makhuntseti Waterfall, Adjara

Makhuntseti Waterfall, Adjara

Rabati Castle, Akhaltsikhe

Rabati Castle, Akhaltsikhe

Vardzia, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region

Vardzia, Samtskhe-Javakheti Region

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park

Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory

Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory

Bagrati Cathedral, Kutaisi

Bagrati Cathedral, Kutaisi

Komli Guesthouse, Tsitelmta, Guria

Komli Guesthouse, Tsitelmta, Guria

Tea plantation in Komli

Tea plantation in Komli

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Overview

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5 Day jeep tour to South-West Georgia

Starts from: BATUMI
Type: Private Jeep tour
Available: from June to October 
Distance:  728 km
Duration: 5 DAYS

 

This 5-day self-drive private jeep tour is spectacular as the rout includes two mountain passes on the Lesser Caucasus range: Goderdzi pass (2025m) and Zekari pass (2182 m). The tour starts in Batumi and covers Adjarian Highlands, Javakheti and Borjomi National Park, Ktsia-Tabatskuri Managed Reserve, rural, natural, and cultural landmarks in 4 regions of Georgia: Adjara, Samtskhe-Javakheti, Imereti, and Guria. Observe beautiful sceneries around and exercise homemade tea preparation in Komli guesthouse. Finish the trip in Batumi with an evening walking by the seaside boulevard

Sights to Visit

Itinerary


Day to day

Meet your guide at your location, take a jeep and head to the mountain regions of Adjara.

The first stop is at the ethnographical museum Borjgalo to get an introduction of the ordinary lifestyle of the mountain locals. This heartwarming excursion will take about 30 minutes and then follow Adjaristskali river valley towards Keda municipality at Makhuntseti waterfall.

Continue to the Adjarian highlands  - to Shuakhevi and Khulo. See a Soviet-era cable car that offers an exciting ride to a tiny charming village Tago over the river valley.

Our next stop is Beshumi Resort - a mountain climatic and spa resort, located at an altitude of 1,850 - 2,000 meters. 

Goderdzi pass is merging Adjara and Samtskhe-Javakheti, the highest point on the road is at an elevation of 2.025m above sea level.  

One more historical monument that shouldn’t be missed is Zarzma - a medieval monastery (8th century) in Adigeni municipality. 

After a memorable day arrive in Akhaltsikhe town and check in to the hotel for overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel. Explore Akhaltsikhe - a historical town and administrative center of the Samtskhe-Javakheti region.

Visit Akhaltsikhe Castle in Rabati district and museum located inside the fort. The castle occupies about 7 hectares and is divided into two parts: modern and historical. In the modern part, there is a restaurant, a hotel, cafes, and shops. In the old part, there are several churches, the Akhmedie Mosque, synagogue, the family castle of Jakeli, and a historical museum, which houses different manuscripts, books, photos, archaeological and numismatic collections. The excursion will take about 40 minutes.

Drive to the south by Mtkvari river valley and stop at fortress Khertvisi (10 th -11 th cc), The fort complex comprises a powerful citadel, fortified walls, a small basilica church, and a tunnel leading to the river. In 2007 Vardzia-Khertvisi was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Next visit Sapara monastery hidden in the woods.

Optional* Easy hike through small village Apnia. Distance from Apnia to Vardzia – 3 km. 

Finally, we arrive at Vardzia Caves, a unique monument of medieval architecture. The rock-hewn town of Vardzia is spread on 13 levels, approximately 600 rooms, which includes prayers, churches, residential and public areas, stables, barracks, bakeries, wine presses, and stores. Vardzia is best known for the 12th c mural paintings of the main church. There are old stony steps up and down going inside the tunnels. The excursion will take about 1 hour.

Overnight in Valodia’s cottage farm house in Vardzia village.  

After breakfast at the farm hotel head to Ktsia -Tabatskuri Managed Reserve. 

* Please don't forget to take your ID/Passport. Border guards may need to register you in the database.

The reserve protects the unique flora and fauna of the Lesser Caucasus. After a walk in the subalpine belth drive towards Tabatskuri Lake. The route runs over the Tskratskaro pass (2454m). Make stops along the way to observe the most interesting habitats and plants within the area. 

There is a small village on the lakeshore. You can choose a spot for a picnic at the artificial forest near the lake, however, it’s always possible to stay with locals and try their homemade cheese.

Continue to Borjomi passing Bakuriani resort. 

Arrive in Borjomi town, one of the most popular resorts in the country, famous for its mineral waters, unique nature, and historical monuments. A pleasant walk in Borjomi Central Park - a beautiful place with lots of plants, stylish verandas, green pavilion with a transparent dome and mineral water fountain, the Prometheus monument, and a hiking path, which leads to an open-air natural hot sulfur springs pool, about two and half kilometers up the trail. A small stream of Borjomula river flows through the park and there are several bridges across the stream. Each bridge has its own unique handrail and construction including an Eiffel bridge with a handrail similar in design to the Eiffel tower and a Lover's bridge. The park is entirely covered in dense forests, there are many hiking trails in the park as well.

Check In to the Borjomi hotel for overnight. 

Breakfast at the hotel.  Morning visit Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory- the first mountainous “classical” observatory in the Soviet Union, founded in 1932 on Mount Kanobili, near resort Abastumani. (an ex-soviet mountain resort or rather sanatorium area). Visitors can observe the night sky through a unique telescope, converse with astronomers, and familiarize themselves with the unique collections in the museum.

The road linking two towns Abastumani and Sairme is winding through wonderful mountain areas, however, it is gravel, rocky, tippy, and bumpy at times. Off-roaders usually love this route and the terrain.

Crossing Zekari Pass on the elevation of 2.174m above the sea level. 

Next stop at Health Resort Sairme to taste mineral spring water.  The resort is located in a subtropical mountainous area, 950 meters above sea level. Its unique location offers healing springs, an ecologically clean environment, and beautiful nature.

Arrive in Kutaisi in the evening time and overnight.   

Breakfast. Morning city tour in Kutaisi - the main cultural and educational center of the region, the third-largest city in Georgia. Visit Bagrati Cathedral, Farmer’s market, Main Square and Colchis Fountain, Historical Museum, cross the white bridge, the main and most popular bridge of Kutaisi, connecting 2 banks of Rioni River.

Afterward leave Kutaisi and head back to Batumi through Guria region. Here, in Tsitelmta village we experience the real taste of homemade Georgian Lunch and tea at Country House Komli- a Rustic Historic Farmhouse with Gomi mountain view, surrounded by tea plantation, vines, bamboos, and a small spring. Here you shell enjoy a garden, a bar, and barbecue facilities.

Arrive in Batumi. Let’s do together Batumi walking tour: see Piazza &  Europe squares, visit kinetic sculptures of Ali and Nino at the seaside. 

Leisure evening in Batumi boulevard, The Miracles Park - you can get to the top of the Georgian Alphabet tower, from where you see all of Batumi, take a ride on the colorful Panorama Wheel, see Lighthouse, Chacha Tower with a big clock, or just walk along the seashore, taking in the beauty of the sunset. 

Drop off at your preferences or Batumi international airport for departure.

Inclusions


Included

Staff:

  • Guide service during the tour 

Transport:

  • Private Transportation with a comfortable A/C 4 x 4 WD Jeep (4 seats in each)

Accommodation in the hotels:      

  • 1 x night-Akhaltsikhe 3* hotel Gino Wellness Rabati
  • 1 x night- Valodia's Cottage in Vardzia 
  • 1 x night-Borjomi 4* hotel Borjomi Palace  
  • 1 x night-Kutaisi 3* hotel Terrace, Solomoni or similar 

Meals:

  • 4 x Breakfasts-on days 2,3,4,5

Entertainment, equipment and other: 

  • Fuel
  • 2 x Water bottles per person daily
  • Excursions in accordance with the program 
  • Entrance fees in accordance with the program
  • All taxes

Excluded

  • Insurance
  • Flight tickets
  • Early Check Ins/Late Check outs
  • Navigator Jeep with technical assistant
  • Meals & Alcoholic beverages

Prices


Prices

Group size Price per adult
Solo € 1519
2-3 people € 862
4-5 people € 687
6-7 people € 525
8-9 people  € 515
10-15 people € 464
Online booking deposit*:  € 100

 

*This deposit will be deducted from the total tour price.

The above prices (except for solo) are based on two people sharing a twin/double room accommodation.

The additional cost for a single room ("Single Supplement") is: € 55

1 person from the group will be FREE of charge if 10 and more adults are traveling together

Child Policy
0-1 years - Free
2-6 years - 211 €
7 years and over - Adult

 

 

 

The balance can be done by:

  • Bank transfer - in Euro/USD currency, seven days before the tour starts;
  • VISA/Mastercard - via POS terminal directly with your guide before starting the tour in local currency GEL. Additional card service fee + 2%.
  • Cash - in local currency GEL in the nearest TBC Bank office at the beginning of the tour. 

For a larger group or custom itinerary please contact us at travel[at]georgianholidays.com

 
Tips for booking procedure: 

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Directions


More Info


More Info

Private pick up service from Batumi to Batumi airport : 20 €

Private drop off service from Batumi to Batumi airport : 18 €

Discounted individual transfer rate for the double way to/from Batumi airport: 35 €

To arrange airport transfers and additional hotel overnights, contact us at travel[at]georgianholidays.com

Cancellation is free of charge prior 7 days of the starting day.

  • The booking deposit 100 Euro is non-refundable. 

If Tourist cancels the booked tour for some reasons not depending on Tour Operator, the following sums are kept back as a fine:

  • 50% of the total cost of tourist product in case of tour cancellation 7 days or less prior to the tour;
  • 100% of the total cost of the tourist product due to the Tourist's failure to appear.

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