Rafting Tour

Travel Kutaisi offers rafting tour in Racha Georgia province.

 

Rafting tour destination Racha is a completely unspoiled and amazing place high in the mountains, boasting a landscape of mountain forests and high alpine meadows. The lowlands are covered with forests of beech, pine and spruce trees. Racha is a excellent outdoor playground for visitors. With raging rivers, the region is popular with rafters, as well as mountain bikers and Para gliders. The mighty Rioni River is full of trout and is a haven for fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking.

Add a thrilling outdoor adventure to your travel experience in Georgia with this guided rafting tour down the Rioni River. Take a road trip to Racha Province main city – Ambrolauri. At the banks of the Rioni River, meet the professional instructor, who will provide a brief safety orientation and equipment overview before boarding a pontoon raft. Then challenge the mighty Rioni River’s varied rapids on a 26 km journey through the canyon. Stops are made throughout the trip to discover hidden canyons and waterfalls. Minibus transfer and boxed lunch are included, and an optional hotel pickup and drop-off is available.  

 

 

Itinerary of Rafting tour in Racha, Georgia

Start time

Destination

 

09.00

Hotel pickup

 

12.00   

Arrival in Ambrolauri

 

01.00

Start of a rafting tour

 

04.00

End of a rafting tour

 

05.30

Visit Souvenier shop

 

 

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Wine Tour

Travel Kutaisi offers short term Wine Tour in  Georgia.

 

Georgia is considered as a cradle of winemaking traditions. Scientists have discovered the world's oldest wine in Shulaveri ,Georgia - a vintage produced 8,000 years ago. The unique Georgian way of making wine was passed on by the Orthodox monks through the ages. What makes Georgian wine unique is kvevri – large clay vessels used for the fermentation and storage of wine since ancient times. Each village in Georgia’s fertile valleys makes its unique wine.

 

Highlights of Wine Tour in Georgia

 

Visit to typical Imeretian village

Test different kind of wine

Georgian traditional dishes

 

If you are for a few days in Kutaisi and do not have a time to enjoy full time wine tour offered by Travel Kutaisi, its right choice to book short time wine tour. We leave Kutaisi and head to village Bagdati  located in 20 km from the City. We pass green valleys and amazing wineyards and stop at a private winery in a typical Imeretian village. Travelers could test different wines produced according to Georgian traditional technology of winemaking in qvevri. Guests are also invited to test traditional dishes. Tour duration is flexible and could be planned according to your schedule.

 

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Transfers

Travel Kutaisi offers Airport Transfer

 

Travel Kutaisi offers transfer from and to Kutaisi International Airport. Departure point: After you have collected your luggage, please meet in the Arrivals Hall. You can avoud lugging around your baggage and negotiating a taxi. Book this private airport transfer, available 24 hours daily and get to your destination in Kutaisi;

 

Travel Kutaisi offers transfer from and to Batumi. Departure point: Your Hotel or any other point in Kutaisi and surrounding area. Book this private transfer, available 24 hours daily and get to your destination in Batumi;

 

Travel Kutaisi offers transfer from and to Tbilisi. Departure point: Your Hotel or any other point in Kutaisi and surrounding area. Book this private transfer, available 24 hours daily and get to your destination in Tbilisi;

 

 

 

Khevsureti 2 Day Tour

 

Khevsureti Tour in Georgia

 

Sparsely populated Khevsureti, bordering Chechnya is home to some fantastic defensive architecture, a part-animist religion, and spectacular scenery of steep, forested valleys and blooming mountain pastures. Men in this remote area were still wearing chain mail well into the 20th century. Khevsurs never accepted local lords; they elected their leaders, council of elders and submitted themselves only to the monarch. They were exceptional warriors and were often promoted as royal bodyguards. Kings regarded them as reliable guardians of the Caucasus Mountains  and the northern border of the kingdom.

 

Highlights of Khevsureti Tour in Georgia

Barisakho mountain village

Khakhmati mountain village

Shatili Fortress

Mutso Fortress

Chargali Museum of Georgian Writer Vaja Fshavela

Qachu fortified settlement

Kistana

 

Itinerary

 

I Day of Khevsureti Tour in Georgia

 

Tour starts with early dispatch from hotel located in Kutaisi. After a journey in direction to Eastern Georgia and turning to the north, first stop at village Barisakho. The village represents the so-called "Gate to KHEVSURETI" with relatively better access roads. Tour continuous towards Datvisjvari Pass, a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.689m above the sea level and leads to Shatili settlement.  Shatili is one of the most brilliant masterpieces of Georgian archi­tecture. This village is scattered on the slopes of a rock hill and served both as residence and a fortress. The village is lined with closely built tower-houses, which makes a solid and inaccessible for­tress wall surrounding the whole village. Shatili is linked with the outer world by the only narrow road leading to Arghuni gorge.The architecture is based on terraces. The buildings are basically flat-roofed houses and towers. Here and there the village is lined by narrow stone stairs leading to the top between the buildings. There still remain several bridges made of bones. They were convenient in getting around the village without having to go outdoors when the enemy invaded.  The village of Shatili, is a UNESCO WOrld Heritage site

 

II Day of Khevsureti Tour in Georgia

 

 

In the morning head to mountain village Mutso. It is located at the right river bank of Ardoti. The village, almost completely abandoned more than a century ago, is a home to approximately 30 medieval fortified dwelling units arranged on vertical terraces above the Mutso-Ardoti gorge, four combat towers and ruins of several old structures and buildings. Difficult to access, the village retains original architecture, and is a popular destination for tourists and mountain trekkers. Tour continuous to Qachu settlement. Village is built on top of the hill, making it impossible to be reached by enemies. Four fortified houses standing aside each other makes one defensive complex. Afternoon we arrive at Chargali village, place of birth of famous Georgian Writer Vaja Fshavela. Local Museum exhibits provides interesting information about live of local community.  

 

 

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shatili, village fortress in khevsureti  

 

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Samtskhe Javakheti 2 day tour

 

Samtskhe Javakheti Tour in Georgia

 

Samtskhe-Javakheti is a highly scenic region whose most popular attractions are: spectacular cave city of Vardzia, impressive Fortress of Rabati, and beautiful Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, which offers good mountain hiking. Landscapes changes dramatically in the region from the alpine forests and meadows around Borjomi and Bakuriani to the bare volcanic canyons of the Vardzia area.

 

 Highlights

 Green Monastery

 Rabati Castle

 Sapara Monastery Complex

 Vardzia Cave City

 Khertivisi Fortress

 Borjomo Park

 Tour cost includes: Transport, Guide, Guesthouse, 2 course meal

 

Itinerary

 

 I Day

Departure at about 08.00 A.M from your hotel located in Kutaisi. After 2 hours of journey we go through Rikoti Pass and head to South Georgia. Our first stop at Green Monastery  officially known as Chitakhevi St. George Monastery. According to historians and archeologists, it was built in IX century by Christopher and Tevdore, students of St. Grigol Khandtstheli, a very influential figure in Georgian history. The monastery complex includes a basilica-type church and a bell tower, also built in IX century. People called it “The Green Monastery” as all the trees in the valley are of a special green color.  Next stop at town Akhaltsikhe to visit impressive Rabati Castle. Akhaltsikhe is a town in Southern Georgia, founded in Middle Ages. Its name means “a new fortress”, because the town’s fortress used to be the most important landmark of the region. Now, renovated fortress of Rabati remains the main landmark of Akhaltsikhe. Its upper part includes the castle of Jakeli family, where the Museum of Samtskhe-Javakheti region is situated; there are also an Akhmediye Mosque, an orthodox church, an amphitheatre and a citadel. Complex was under control of different dynasties having influenced its architecture and design. Tour continuous to Sapara Monastery. It existed from at least the 9th century, and has numbered among its monks many important figures in Georgian ecclesiastical history. At about 6.00 P.M. return to Akhaltsikhe for overnight.

 

Day 2:

 

First site on our list is Vardzia Cave City. Complex is excavated from the slopes of the Erusheti Mountain on the left bank of the Kura River, The main period of construction was the second half of the twelfth century. The caves stretch along the cliff for some five hundred metres and in up to nineteen tiers. The Church of the Dormition, dating to the 1180s during the golden age of Tamar and Rustaveli, has an important series of wall paintings. We should not miss Khertvisi, one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia functioning throughout the Georgian feudal period. It was first build in the 2nd century BC. As the legend says, Khertvisi was destroyed by Alexander the Great. Afternoon we visit Birjomi’s  mineral water park, dating back to 1850. It occupies a narrow, wooded valley and has nice recreational facilities. After an hour we continue our way to Kutaisi. Drop off at your hotel.

 

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vardzia cave city rabati castle  

 

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Kazbegi 2 Day Tour

 

Travel Kutaisi offers Kazbegi tour in Georgia

 

Kazbegi or Stepantsiminda is known for its scenic location in the Greater Caucasus mountains, and is a center for trekkers and mountain climbing. Local attractions include the Kazbegi Museum and Ethnographic Museum in town, the Gergeti Trinity Church outside of town, as well as Mount Kazbegi itself and the alpine meadows and forests of the surrounding Kazbegi Nature Reserve.

 

Highlights of Kazbegi Tour in Georgia

Ananuri Castle

Gudauri winter resort

Village Sno

Stepantsminda Historic Museum

Gergeti Trinity Church

Dariali Gorge

Bazaleti Lake

 

Itinerary

 

I Day of Kazbegi Tour in Georgia

 

Tour starts with early dispatch from hotel located in Kutaisi. After bypassing Tbilisi, Capital of Georgia, journey continuous in direction to North Georgia. As you drive along the Georgian Military Highway, it is impossible to miss the amazingly scenic ensemble of Ananuri fortified castle of XVII century. Ananuri was seat of the Dukes of Aragvi, a feudal dynasty which ruled the area from the 13th century. The castle was the scene of numerous battles. Tour continuous to village Sno, the home of the Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church. There is a small church in the courtyard of the residence and a tower fortification from the XVI century. After leaving Sno, Group enters Gudauri winter resort and sooner arrive at town Stepanstminda, previously referred to as Kazbegi. Stepantsminda Historic Museum is located in the memorial house of the Georgian writer Alexander Kazbegi (1848-1890). Together with the library and personal belongings of the writer, the museum houses ethnographic artifacts typical of the Khevi region; archaeological exhibits; religious relics; books, and various works from local artists.

 

II Day of Kazbegi Tour in Georgia

 

Day starts with hiking to Gergeti Trinity Church. The church is situated on the right bank of the river Chkheri at an elevation of 2170 meters, under Mount Kazbegi.It is is built in the 14th century, and is the only cross-cupola church in Khevi province. Its isolated location on top of a steep mountain surrounded by the vastness of nature has made it a symbol for Georgia. The church is a popular waypoint for trekkers in the area, and can be reached by a steep 3 hour climb up the mountain, or around 30 minutes by jeep up a rough mountain trail. Tour continuous to the Dariali Gorge, it is an impossibly steep cleft in the mountains connecting Russia and Georgia. This mountain passage has been strategically crucial, and has been fortified since at least 150 BC. Medieval watchtowers, waterfalls and wildlife make this one of the most incredible roads in the world. On the way to Kutaisi we stop at Bazaleti Lake. After an hour of sightseeing group dispatches to Kutaisi.

 

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Svaneti Tour

Svaneti 2 Day tour in Georgia

 

Beautiful and mysterious, Svaneti is an ancient settlement sheltered in Caucasian mountains,  remote and free, never controlled by any ruler. Walking trails pass through picturesque villages and snow-covered peaks (above 4000 m) rising above flower-strewn alpine meadows. Svaneti’s  symbol is the defensive stone tower, built to house villagers at times of enemy invasion. Towers built between the 9th and 13th centuries, survive here today. In fact, the settlements served as a outposts located along Georgian border covering roads to central regions of the country.

 

Highlights of Svaneti Tour in Georgia:

Enguri arched dam

Mountain village Latali

Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography;

Usguli settlement;

Tamari’s Fortress;

Lamaria Church

 

Tour cost includes: Transport, Guide, Guesthouse, 2 course meal

 

Itinerary

I Day of Svaneti Tour in Georgia

 

Tour begins with early dispatch from hotel located in Kutaisi. After 3 hours of journey first stop at Enguri arched dam already granted cultural heritage status. The beautiful arched damn is the world’s second highest concrete arch dam, reaching 271.5 metres high and 728 metres wide. Heading to Svaneti’s main city of Mestia, visit mountain village Latali.  This was once a free community of people not subservient to any lord, situated on the edge of Svaneti and thus always well fortified. There have been built many battle towers, some of them are still present. There are about twenty five family churches in Latali; most of them ruined. The most famous of them are - Matskhvari, It is built on heights, at the foot of which passes the main road. The church was built in XI-XII centuries, while its bell tower constructed on four pillars belongs to XVII - XVIII centuries.

Soon we arrive in Mestia and enter Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography. The Museum's collections include important archeological and ethnographic materials, a rich collection of Georgian manuscripts, and Georgian Orthodox icons painted in the unique Svan style. It also houses ancient objects dating back to early empires and cultures that made their mark on Georgian history.

Archeological discoveries made in Svaneti date back to the 3rd century BCE, and provide evidence of active cultural and social life, as well as connection to Kolkheti-the ancient land of the Golden Fleece encountered by the Argonauts. The archaeological collection contains many examples of ceramics, jewelry, cult or religious objects, armaments, trading instruments, and numismatic collections. Afternoon we hike to Hatsvali- Mountain-Ski resort for beautiful landscapes and photoshots.

 

 

II day of Svaneti Tour in Georgia

 

In the morning head to Ushguli , a community of four villages located at the head of the Enguri gorge in SvanetiGeorgia. Recognized as the Upper Svaneti UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ushguli is the highest continuously inhabited settlements in Europe. Compared to somewhat more developed towns like Mestia, Ushguli has been "saved" by its particularly inaccessible location, which helped preserve the villages' timeless feel. in Ushguli Ethnographical Museum we could observe unique pieces of exhibits collected from local communities.

Ushguli is home to remnants of one of the most ancient fortress of Svaneti, dating from the reign of Queen Tamar. It includes 37 towers thought to date back to medieval times. The Church of Saint Lamaria, Mother of God is located on one of the highest points in Ushguli, together with a building tradition­ally used as a meeting place for village elders. After visiting fortress and Lamaria church we dispatch to Kutaisi.

 

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svaneti  

 

 

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Racha Tour

 

Racha Region Tour in Georgia

 

Racha is a special place, high in the mountains and almost completely unspoiled, but only 75 kilometers away from Kutaisi. With rushing rivers bursting with trout, the region is popular with anglers and rafters, as well as mountain bikers and paraglide. The headwaters of the mighty Rioni River are a haven for fishing, whitewater rafting and kayaking.

 

Highlights of Racha Tour in Georgia

 Shaori Lake

  • Nikortsminda Cathedral

  • Oni Museum

  • Mountain village Utsera

  • Khotevi Church

  • Barakoni Church

 

Tour Itinerary

I Day of Racha Tour in Georgia

The road passes through beautiful Landscapes of Racha Province and first stop at Shaori Lake. Enjoy a walk around a lakeside area and head to Nikortsminda Cathedral. It is a Georgian Orthodox Church built in 1010-1014 during the reign of Bagrat III of Georgia. Frescoes inside the Cathedral date from the 17th century. The Cathedral is on the Tentative List for status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Interesting place to visit in Racha is Oni local museum. The museum houses several collections: archeological findings (from the Stone Age up to the late medieval times, mostly from Bronze Age), architectural details and relief fragments from the Saint George and Saint Trinity churches dating back to 10th c., samples of 10-14th cc coins, ethnographic objects, manuscripts and printed books, and painting by well-known Georgian artists from 20th c.

 

II Day of Racha Tour in Georgia

It take about 30 minutes from Oni to reach mountain spa and health resort of Utsera. The village is overlooked by so called ‘Crystal mountain’ where crystal glass fragments are mined. In Utsera 28 various springs gush out of the ground natural mineral waters on the surface. While being in Racha try not to miss Khotevi and Barakoni church.  

Khotevi Church. The church of the Archangel, commonly known as Khotevi Church, and temple were built in the village of Khotevi during the 13th century. At that time the village was significant trade center, and served as a link for Imereti and Kvemo Racha regions. The first mention of this village was in written documents of the 11th century.

Barakoni Church of the Mother of God is located near the town of Ambrolauri, in the Tsesi village, in mountainous Racha region. Barakoni is one of the last important monuments in the tradition of medieval Georgian architecture. Barakoni was built in 1753, by the order of local lord the Ruler of Racha Principality – Rostom. Located on a top of a steep cliff, it overlooks Rioni River which joins the Lukhuni River just below the mountain

 

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church in racha

 

 

 

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Kakheti 2 Day Tour

Kakheti Tour in Georgia

 

Kakheti, eastern region, is Georgia’s premier wine-producing area. Almost three-quarters of the country's wine grapes are grown here, on land that has been used for viticulture for thousands of years. Scientists have discovered the world's oldest wine in Shulaveri ,Georgia - a vintage produced 8,000 years ago. The unique Georgian way of making wine was passed on by the Orthodox monks through the ages. What makes Georgian wine unique is kvevri – large clay vessels used for the fermentation and storage of wine since ancient times. Each village in Kakheti’s fertile valleys makes its unique wine. This living heritage is perpetuated in songs and poems, arts and crafts. The walled town of Sighnaghi, restored to its 18th century beauty, is known as a ‘City of Love’ and a city of craftsmen.

 

Highlights of Kakheti Tour inf Georgia

Tsinandali, residence of Dukes of Georgia

Alaverdi Cathedral

Visit to Private Winery

Gremi Castle

Wine Tour

Signagi – City of Love

Bodbe Monastery

 

Tour cost includes: Transport, Guide, Guesthouse, 2 course meal

 

Itinerary 

 

I Day of Kakheti Tour in Georgia

  

Departure at about 09.00 A.M from your hotel located in Kutaisi. After 3 hours of journey we bypass Capital of Georgia Tbilisi an head to Kakheti Province through Gombori pass. Our first stop at  Telavi, the administrative and historical center of Kakheti Province. Enjoy a short walk through charming streets of old Telavi. Tour to Tsinandali,  village in Kakheti, noted for the estate and its historic winery which once belonged to the 19th-century aristocratic poet Alexander Chavchavadze.  Visit to Alaverdi Cathedral is in our program. Earliest structures of Alaverdi Monastery date back to 6th century. The present day Cathedral is part of an 11th century Georgian Orthodox monastery. Alaverdi is one of the highest cathedral in Georgia (up to 50 meters). It dominates the surrounding landscape in a fertile river valley against the backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains. The interior of the cathedral is extremely imposing. Evening stop at a private winery in a typical Kakhetian village. Travelers could test different wines produced according to Georgian traditional technology of winemaking in qvevri. Return to Telavi for overnight.

 

Day 2 of Kakheti Tour in Georgia

 

First site on our list is Gremi Complex. Gremi is a 16th-century architectural monument – the royal citadel and the Church of the Archangels – in KakhetiGeorgia. The complex is what has survived from the once flourishing town of Gremi. It was the capital of the Kingdom of Kakheti in the 16th and 17th centuries. It functioned as a lively trading town on the Silk Road and royal residence until being razed to the ground by the armies of Shah Abbas I of Persia in 1615. Tour continuous to wine cellar of “Khareba” located in the tunnel carved out of the rock. Travelers has a possibility to test different wines. Our tour continuous in Signagi. Although it is one of Georgia's smallest towns, Signagi serves as a popular tourist destination due to its location at the heart of Georgia's wine-growing regions, as well as its picturesque landscapes, pastel houses and narrow, cobblestone streets. Located on a steep hill, Signagi overlooks the vast Alazani Valley, with the Caucasus Mountains visible at a distance. On the way to Kutaisi we make a stop at Bodbe a Georgian Orthodox monastic complex. Originally built in the 9th century, it has been significantly remodeled, especially in the 17th century. The monastery now functions as a nunnery and is one of the major pilgrimage sites in Georgia, due to its association with St. Nino, the 4th-century female evangelist of Georgians, whose relics are shrined there. Continue our way to Kutaisi. Drop off at your hotel.

 

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Signagi City Center Kakheti, Shuamta Complex Kakheti, Nekresi Complex

 

 

 

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