sea and mountains tour in georgia
Day 1: Arrival Batumi Int. Airport – Batumi City Tour.
Arrival at Batumi International Airport. Your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After that, Batumi City Tour will start. First, you will visit Old Batumi, see its reconstructed parts and later you will head towards the newer districts of the city.
NOTE: Mornings are the best time for swimming, tanning, or other beach activities. As our company always tries to customize a tour fitting the guests’ best interests, we offer to have tours during the evening.
Day 2: Batumi – Botanical Garden (Green Cape) – Batumi
Batumi Botanical Garden is located 15 km away from Batumi city on the Black Sea shore. It is one of the largest botanical gardens in the former Soviet Union. It extends over 1 sq km over a hillside that rises straight out of the sea, and it takes about 1½ hours to walk the main path at a relaxed pace.
In the evening back to Batumi hotel and leisure time.
Day 3: Batumi – Makhuntseti Waterfalls – Gonio Fortress – Batumi
Makhuntseti waterfalls are located 30 kms away from Batumi. Here you will visit two waterfalls and 13th century Queen Tamar’s Bridge. On the way back, you will visit Gonio fortress located approximately 10km away from the Turkey border. This well preserved Roman fortification dates back to the 1st century AD. In the evening back to Batumi and leisure time.
Day 4: Batumi
Day 5: Batumi – Enguri Dam – Mestia
On this day you will visit The Great Caucasian Mountains, the Svaneti region. After 5-6 hours’ drive, you will arrive to the town of Mestia. However, on the way you will also visit Enguri Dam which is the world’s second-highest concrete arch dam with a height of 271.5 metres. Close to the evening, you will arrive in Mestia – a central town of the upper Svaneti region, located at the altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. It is a beautiful place with nice hotels and guesthouses, small restaurants, cable carts, museums, an airport (Domestic flights only), and so on. But mainly, Mestia is known for its wonderful landscapes and architectural treasures, including the famous Svanetian towers built-in 9th – 12th centuries. Overnight at the hotel in Mestia.
Day 6: Mestia – Cable Cart (Mt. Zuruldi) – Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography – Mestia
In the morning, after breakfast, you will take a ride on a cable cart that leads all the way up to Mount Zuruldi. The ropeway is divided into two parts. Firstly you will arrive at winter ski resort Hatsvali, from where a 1.5 kilometers long ropeway will take you to mount Zuruldi. This mountain is well known for its unique views of the white slopes of Tetnuldi and the Caucasus mountain range. During the winter months, this area features a 2,400 meter-long ski slope. After the Cable Cart you will visit the Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, where you can learn the way of life of that region’s people from the Early Bronze Age till the present day.
Overnight in Mestia.
Day 7: Mestia – Ushguli – Mestia
In the morning, after breakfast, you will take 4×4 Jeeps to drive to village Ushguli (2hrs and 30 minutes, one way). Ushguli is one of the most remote villages of Georgia protected by UNESCO World Heritage Site. The altitude of the village is 2,300meters, which makes it the highest settlement in Europe. This settlement is surrounded by a chain of huge mountains over 5,000 meters height.
In the evening back to Mestia and leisure time.
Day 8: Mestia – Batumi
On that day, you will get from the highest inhabited place in Georgia to the lowest one. From Svaneti, where the mountains are over 5,000 meters tall, you will have a ride back to Batumi, city on a Black Sea coast. Day will be full of picture stops where beautiful scenery stretches at our feet. In the evening arrival to Batumi and leisure time.
Overnight in Batumi.
Day 9: Departure
Transfer to Airport and Departure
- Airport to Hotel, Hotel to Airport Transfers.
- Accommodations, including Breakfast.
- English Speaking Guide
- Comfortable Transportation
- Cable cart, Museum and all entrance fees according to the Program.
- Flight Tickets
- Everything that is Not mentioned above.
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