Tusheti and Batumi
12 days / 11 nights
Day 1: Tbilisi
Arrival in Tbilisi. Meeting with a guide at the airport with a sign LEMATRAVEL. Night in Tbilisi
Day 2: Tbilisi
- Acquaintance with the city: walking tour around the center of Tbilisi:
- Holy Trinity Cathedral
- Metekhi Church
- sulfur baths
- the fortress of Narikala
- Anchiskhati church
- National Museum of Georgia
A welcome dinner. Night in Tbilisi
Day 3: Tbilisi-Sighnaghi-Telavi (from Tbilisi we already leave on the tapes)
Visit the monastery complex of St. George and the grave of St. Nino in the village of Bodbe. Visiting Sighnaghi is a city of music, art and love, from where a breathtaking view of the Alazani valley opens. Moving to Telavi-Visit to the fortress museum of King Erekle II (XVIII century). Night in Telavi
Day 4: Telavi-Tusheti
The road to Tusheti passes through the region of Georgia Kakheti.
Arrival in Omalo via the Abano Pass. Inspection of the village of Omalo. Omalo - the main village of Tusheti, is located between the Great Caucasian Range and Pirikiti (Inner) Tusheti Range. It is the economic center of Tusheti, where the only airport and hospital in the region are located. The village is divided into New and Old Omalo. Fortress "Kesello" refers to the years of the Middle Ages, is located on a hill and is visible from New Omalo. Picnic in nature.
Visit Keselo - a small medieval fortress, located slightly higher from Omalo. The towers of Keselo, numbering up to 13, were built during the Mongolian invasion of Georgia (1230). As a result of the destruction and damage brought by the conquerors, a large number of residents were forced to leave their native villages, and as self-defense and security to move to the towers as a temporary shelter from the enemy.
Return to Omalo. Night in the guesthouse
Day 5: Omalo - Gometsary Gorge: Docia, Begela, Jvarboseli, Iliurta village - Omalo
Visit Gometsari Gorge. The location of the villages and the way they are scattered along the mountain slopes and rocks remind of eagle nests. These villages are: Doc, Begela, Jvarboseli, Iliurt and others (sometimes Gvarboseli and Iliurt are inaccessible because of the condition of the roads). Daughter - the most preserved of all, today is an architectural monument of Tusheti. At your surprise here you can see three-storey houses with boiler rooms.
Gometsari gorge is very famous for horse racing (for distillation), they are called Dogs. Return to Omalo. Night in the guesthouse
Day 6: Omalo - Shenaco - Diklo - Omalo
Visit the most picturesque villages of Tusheti: Shenako and Diklo. Compared with other villages, they are more densely populated, resulting in a constant fear of attacks by enemies. In the village of Shenaco, to this day are preserved buildings that carry elements of Georgian architecture. Here you can visit a small church. Return to Omalo. Night in the guesthouse.
Day 7: Omalo - Dartlo - Kwavlo - Dano - Parsma - Girevi
Visit Piriquiti (Inner Ridge) Tusheti. The road passes along a pine forest, up to a clearing (2250 m above sea level), which is the intersection of the trails to Dartlo, Omalo and Doču. This is the place where the Tushi gathered and met in the distant past to solve public problems
In Tusheti there are more than 50 devastated and abandoned villages. The main attractions of the villages are the towers and fortresses, which once protected the local inhabitants from the attacks of neighboring ill-wishers. Unfortunately, most of the towers are destroyed. Tush villages are located along the eastern bank of the Alazani River.
Visiting villages: Kvavlo, Dano, Parsma and Girevi (very often Parsma and Girevi are inaccessible because of the condition of the roads). The most delightful and amazing place in beauty - the village of Dartlo, which to this day has preserved its antique appearance. You can visit the ruins of the church, access to which was only the male part of the population. The return of Omalo. Night in the guesthouse
Day 8: Return to Tbilisi via the gombori pass. Recreation. free time.
Night in Tbilisi
Day 9: Tbilisi - Batumi (by train 8.45h)
Departure from Tbilisi in the direction of Batumi. hotel accommodation.
Recreation. Sea, night in Batumi
Day 10: Rest on the sea, night in Batumi
Day 11: rest on the sea, walking tour around the city. Night in Batumi
Day 12: Breakfast in the hotel. Room service
Transfer to the airport, departure
THE PRICE OF THE TOUR IS INCLUDED
THE COST OF THE TOUR IS NOT INCLUDED
* Transfer: Airport - Hotel - Airport
* Accommodation in hotel 3 *
Tbilisi 3 nights, Batumi 4 nights, Telavi 1 night
Tushetia 3 nights in the guesthouse (2X Food)
- Meals (Breakfast) Picnic
- welcome dinner
- All transfers according to the program
- Guide service
- Excursion programs
- Entry tickets
* Personal expenses
* Dinners outside the program
* Medical insurance
* The prices quoted may vary according to the dollar exchange rate at the time of booking
* These hotels can be replaced by similar ones.
* The company reserves the right to change the excursion days and the sequence of tourist sites.
* The company is not liable for damage caused in case of force majeure, natural disasters, unforeseen delays on roads and the like.