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From Tbilisi: Rainbow Mountain & David Gareja Monastery Trip

1. From Tbilisi: Rainbow Mountain & David Gareja Monastery Trip

Immerse yourself in Georgian history and culture on a guided day trip from Tbilisi. Visit the impressive David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountains. Explore the mountainous region and visit a stunning salt lake. The first place where you can stop to stock up on snacks for the trip. The second stop is at a salty lake, where you have an outstanding possibility to take some nice pictures. After the lake, we continue driving through Udabno Village, which translated as a desert. The area where you will be traveling is the only semidesert Georgia has, and it's more than amazing to see how diverse Georgian nature is. You will start walking toward the famous Rainbow Mountains at the end of the drive. The most impressive feature of the landscape is the mineral-rich sedimentary rock, which looks like it’s been painted with brightly colored stripes. It’s possible to hike through the Rainbow Mountains, which astonish visitors with their colors. You will walk through the Rainbow Mountains, take many mesmerizing pictures, and prepare for the David Gareji Lavra historical tour. David Gareji Monastery Complex is one of the most spiritual places in the country. You will hear the stories of the monastery, do a bit of hiking and see a Georgian soldier at the border of Georgia and Azerbaijan. It’s believed that St. David chose this isolated location because he wanted his Disciples to lead a life of holiness independent from the rest of society. After David Gareji Lavra, you will return to Tbilisi and finish the tour at 5 pm.

Off-road Tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountain

2. Off-road Tour to David Gareja Monastery and Rainbow Mountain

Explore the rainbow mountains of Eastern Georgia on this guided 4-wheel drive safari tour. Feel like Indiana Jones as you speed through the colorful mountains and visit the David Gareja Lavra monastery complex, as well as the St. John the Baptist cave monastery. Departing from Tbilisi, start your journey with a low-difficulty 1-hour walk among the colorful hills around the Mravaltskaro lake. This is one of the best places in Georgia for bird watching, and specialists from all over the world come here during the season. If you don't want to hike, you can just enjoy the beauty of the area and snap some great photos.  Next, head to the monastery of St. John the Baptist, a cave monastery founded in the 6th century in the desert. Get acquainted with the lives of the monks who live here and visit the church and tower which are built in the cave. You can even see the border with Azerbaijan from the tower.  Finally, head to the first monastery in the desert, David Gareja Lavra. On the way back to Tbilisi, stop for lunch at an oasis club restaurant and enjoy a tasting of various Georgian wines.

From Tbilisi: Hiking Tour to Gveleti Waterfall and Juta

3. From Tbilisi: Hiking Tour to Gveleti Waterfall and Juta

Depart from Tbilisi on a full-day tour where you will hike through the Caucasus Mountain Range and into the picturesque Jutra Village, stopping at the Dariali Gorge and Gveleti Waterfall along the way. Start your journey at The Rooms Hotel in Kazbegi. During this stop, get an opportunity to eat, have coffee, and relax for an hour. The Rooms Kazbegi’s stylish restaurant is decorated with wooden furnishings and serves international cuisine.  Have a drink in the lobby bar, while meals can be enjoyed on the terrace with a spectacular view over Mount Kazbegi and the Gergeti Trinity Church as well as the surrounding forests and woodlands. Continue along the Georgian Military Highway and see the road’s unique sights before a visit to Dariali Gorge. Discover the two hidden waterfalls here and admire the rivers below them. Next, head over to the Gveleti village, located in Kazbegi, and begin a 1 km hike so you can see the scenic views of the Caucasus. Arrive at the Gveleti Waterfall, which can be translated as "the Snake’s Waterfall”, and be amazed by the breathtaking views of one of the most splendid waterfalls in Georgia.  Afterward, visit the village of Juta, located 2,200 m high above sea level. With only 18 locals surrounded by alpine area, it's a great place to escape civilization. The village is situated on the main hill of the Caucasus mountain range at the source of the river Bakurkhevi.  Lastly, enjoy unforgettable views from Fifth Season Hostel. It's a peaceful place where you can grab a drink and take in the stunning landscape of the multiple mountain Chaukhi peaks. Become entranced with the dreamy location, where clouds and mountains appear to ‘dance’ around each in an impressive performance every second.

From Tbilisi: Kazbegi and Truso Valley Off-road Tour

4. From Tbilisi: Kazbegi and Truso Valley Off-road Tour

We promise that you will see the ancient fortress of Ananuri, the Zhinvali reservoir with turquoise water, the arch of friendship and ski resort Gudauri, the confluence of two rivers, the ancient church Gergeti. But that's not all! The Truso Gorge Valley is the place where the Terek River originates and the landscapes take your breath away. Take more with us! Add a nice walk in the Kazbegi area in an almost abandoned valley towards South Ossetia borders. Except for the nice nature, there are also interesting travertine formations due to local mineral springs, geysers, ancient towers, and several abandoned settlements. And of course, at the lunch, you can try the best khinkali!

From Tbilisi: David Gareja Monastery and Sighnaghi Tour

5. From Tbilisi: David Gareja Monastery and Sighnaghi Tour

In the morning, the guide and driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Tbilisi (if you choose the private option). Then, head to the desert where the main complex David Gareja lavra is located via the Kakhetian highway. The complex was established in the 6th century AD by one of the 13 Assyrian monks and expanded through the centuries. Here, have a tour of the rainbow mountains and monastery. On your way to Sighnaghi, you’ll visit the Bodbe monastery. The monastery is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist in Georgia. In Sighnaghi, a small town surrounded by 18th-century defensive walls and remnants of fortifications, take a relaxing walk in the town, explore the defensive wall and fortifications, and enjoy the views of Alazani Valley. In the evening, drive back to your place of stay or Europe Square in Tbilisi.

Tbilisi: Private Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Hot Pools Day-Trip

6. Tbilisi: Private Uplistsikhe and Borjomi Hot Pools Day-Trip

Enjoy a day trip to the most scenic sight of central and southern Georgia, visiting a local family in their countryside house for a traditional dinner. After the pick-up from your hotel at 9:00AM, you will soon reach the ancient cave town of Uplistsikhe. Here you can walk through the ruins and beautiful rock formations and see the remains of formal ancient glory of what used to be once the center of Pagan culture. Right next to Uplistsikhe lies Gori, the town known as the birth place of Stalin, where you can still see the house where he grew up. After about 1.5 hours, you will reach the cozy resort town of Borjomi, surrounded by the largest national park of Georgia. You can wander through the beautiful central park, taste the legendary mineral water of Borjomi directly from the springs and take a bath in the open air thermal pools in the middle of the forest. You can reach the pools by hiking through the forest or taking a ride with a local car operating this route (at own expense). Enjoy a day full of history and nature.

From Tbilisi: 8-Day Trek in Svaneti

7. From Tbilisi: 8-Day Trek in Svaneti

Day 1: Tbilisi to Mazeri Start the day with a drive to Svaneti. On the way, stop at Enguri Dam, which is one of the highest arch dams in the world. Afterward, continue to the region of Upper Svaneti where you can admire exceptional mountain landscapes composed of well-preserved villages with unique defensive tower houses, examples of ecclesiastical architecture and medieval arts. Day 2: Mazeri to Ushba Waterfalls  In the morning, begin your hike from the village of Mazeri, following the Dolra River upstream. Pass by mineral water springs, a small church, and beautiful meadows. Then, ascend slowly through beautiful pine forests until you reach the border post from where your last ascent starts. Afterward, return to Mazeri, where you will spend the night. (difficulty: moderate, walking distance: 14 kilometers, duration: 5 hours) Day 3: Mazeri to Mestia  Start the day with another spectacular hike to Koruldi Lakes through the Guli Pass. After taking on the challenge of the Guli Pass, descend into another valley where you will reach the Koruldi Lakes. Relax here and take in the spectacular alpine views before continuing to Mestia for the night.  (difficulty: hard, walking distance: 16 kilometers, duration: 8 hours) Day 4: Mestia to Zhabeshi  Today, hike to the village of Zhabeshi, where you will meet the Mulakhi community. Today's route is easy and follows an off-road and well-marked trail. Spend the night at a guesthouse in Zhabeshi with shared facilities. (difficulty: moderate, walking distance: 16 kilometers, duration: 6 hours) Day 5: Zhabeshi to Adishi  Enjoy a hike up the slopes of Tetnuldi mountain, passing ski resorts and forests of birch trees and rhododendron bushes. After passing an alpine river, relax in the picturesque mountainous meadows of Adishi, where you will find ancient stone houses. (difficulty: moderate, walking distance: 10 kilometers, duration: 6 hours) Day 6: Adishi to Iprali  Rise early and cross a roaring Adishi river to climb up to the Chkhunderi pass. From here, admire majestic panoramic views of the picturesque Adishi Glacier. Afterward, hike to the villages of Khalde and Iprali, where you will spend the night. (difficulty: hard, walking distance: 17 kilometers, duration: 8 hours) Day 7: Iprali to Mestia  In the morning, trek through traditional Svani villages. After passing by the villages of Kala and Davberi, trek through forests to reach Ushguli from above. (difficulty: moderate, walking distance: 10 kilometers, duration: 5 hours) Day 8: Mestia to Tbilisi  After breakfast, begin the journey back to Tbilisi, stopping at the Chalaadi glacier along the way as you follow the Mestiachala river upstream. (difficulty: easy, walking distance: 5 kilometers, duration: 3 hours)

Hiking in Georgia: Snowshoeing Trail

8. Hiking in Georgia: Snowshoeing Trail

Day 1: Tbilisi-Borjomi-Likani to Chitakhevi Ranger Station Walking Distance 8 kilometers, duration 7 hours Visit the Borjomi mineral park where the first mineral water was bottled in Georgia, drink its mineral water from the spring or bottle it yourself. First, you will walk into Likani gorge, and start ascending to the mountains to Chitakhevi Ranger Station. At the shelter, make a fire and rest from a day of beautiful natural sights. Day 2: Chitakhevi Ranger Station to Likani-Tbilisi Walking Distance 8 kilometers, duration 6 hours In the morning, you’ll wake up and start exploring the Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, located in the central part of Georgia and the eastern part of the Lesser Caucasus Mountains. In total, the mountain range makes up more than one percent of Georgian territory. This day trail goes along panoramic views through coniferous forest and runs down to the settlement of Likani.

Tbilisi to Borjomi - Kharagauli National Park Day Tour

9. Tbilisi to Borjomi - Kharagauli National Park Day Tour

Start your tour after breakfast from your hotel in Tbilisi. During the tour, you will visit the ancient capital of Georgia – Mtskheta. Here you will see wonderful UNESCO heritage monuments. the first being Jvari Monastery from the 7th-century, where the beautiful view on the confluence of two rivers Mtkvari and Aragvi can be seen from. Then go to the Svetisckhoveli Cathedral from the 11th-century – the architectural masterpiece of Georgian Renaissance. Then drive to Borjomi, which is situated in the central part of Georgia. The city is well-known for its mineral waters. You can taste natural mineral waters from the spring in the central park of Borjomi. After Borjomi Park, you will visit the beautiful forest of pine, hornbeam, and beech in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park. Explore one of the easiest trekking routes – “National Park Information Tail”. The route starts from the administration building. After an initial hard ascent, the trail straightens out allowing for an easy trek that takes about 1.5 hours to complete.

Winter Hike in Kazbegi: Snowshoeing

10. Winter Hike in Kazbegi: Snowshoeing

Our two day tour to will take you to Kazbegi region where you will explore the Truso valley and Gergeti area. Our snowshoeing guides are fully qualified and experienced mountain guides so you can have fun whilst staying safe. Day 1 : Tbilisi-Ananuri-Gudauri-Kobi-Truso Valley-Kazbegi In the morning, we will meet you at your hotel and drive to the north-eastern region of Georgia- towards Kazbegi. On our way, we stop at Anunuri Castel Complex which is a mediaeval architectural complex unites two churches, several towers and defense walls. Then we drive across the military highway and arrive in Truso valley. We get off our transport and start hiking near village Okrokana. First we hike on a snow-covered road in Kasara canyon. After 4 km, the canyon will be finished, and we will be in an open vast valley of Truso. Hike to Zakagori fortress, and then go back to the car. Overnight at the guesthouse in Kazbegi Day 2 : Kazbegi-Gergeti Trinity Church-Sabertse Pass-Gergeti-Tbilisi In the morning, we will hike to the Gergeti Trinity Church. A famous and must-see place in Georgia. After the church, we will start the ascend towards Mount Kazbegi. We walk on the mountain ridge, and after 4 hours of hiking, we will reach the Sabertse pass at 3000m, from the fascinating views over Gergeti Glacier and mount Kazbegi will be in front of you. In the afternoon, get back to the car and drive to Tbilisi.

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Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 7 reviews

The experience was unforgettable and our tour guide Alex was great. He was knowledgeable and kind. Plus, the drive was long, and he didn't let us feel that not for a second. In addition, this tour is unlike others. First of all, the hike was very nice, you don't feel stuck in a car all the time. Second, some of the stops we made were magical as the places were very old, authentic and not very popular to tourists. We also had lunch in a humble restaurant owned by a family, which was actually nice as it makes you experience the kindness and generosity of the people and their tradition. I highly recommend this tour.

It was a wonderful day, I was lucky enough to join the group trip that only has two people, so it feels like a private tour. The weather was beautiful that makes a fun day. Though the lunch was not included in the fee, I really like the restaurant arranged on the way, it’s one of the best I’ve visited in Georgia.

Amazing short trip! The guide Mimi was very passionate and helpful! The rainbow mountains are nice but the history about monastery is great! Worth it

The whole trip went great. Excellent guide, gorgeous views of the mountains, excellent organization of the trip. I advise everyone!

excellent adventure tour combined with Georgian culture and nature