I offer two eco tours to the interesting and "hidden" architectural monuments of south Georgia. Many interesting places are located in deep gorges, far from settlements and modern roads, so it is impossible to add them to cultural tour. The goal of both tours is to reach such hidden in gorge and forests monasteries, and have nice walk of course, in beautiful nature. These are Gudarekhi monastery hiking, and Pitareti monastery hiking tours.
Location: Kvemo Kartli Tour type: Cuyltural tour Tour highlights: Bolnisi Sioni church of V century, Dmanisi archaeological park. Price from: 20$
Dmanisi settlement is located some 100 km south-westward of Tbilisi, on the high cape created at the confluence of R.R. Mashvera and Pinesauri. For almost one milenium – from IX- XVI century AD Dmanisi had been a developed city and the center of trade with the dense mixed population of many nationalities and confessions. In the centre
Samshvilde settlement is located some 70 km southwestwards from Tbilisi and covers the cape raised at the point of confluence of R.R. Ktsia and Chivchavi. History of this well developed and fortified settlement begin as early as Pre-Christian Era and lasts till the beginning of XVIII c AD. During its long lifespan the city had
Bolnisi Sioni church is located some 70 km south from Tbilisi, in the historical province of Kvemo (Lower) Kartli, on the left bank of Poladuri river, in the village of Bolnisi-Khachini. As all other churches and cathedrals in Georgia known under the name of Sioni, this one is also dedicated to the Virgin. Bolnisi temple
From May in Dmanisi open air museum is functioning. Entrance ticket costs 3 lari, plus guide 10 lari. There you will find out about excavations of medieval town, bronze and stone age settlements and "first Europeans" Homo Georgicus. Check out tour in Kvemo Kartli.
General information The Algeti National Park is located in historical Kvemo Kartli region, in the district of Tetritskaro, at a distance of 60 km from Tbilisi city. It covers the southern slopes of eastern part of the Trialeti range in the gorge of the Algeti River and is situated within 1100 – 1950 m
Duration: 1 day
Availability: from mid of April until mid of November.
Type: Horse riding.
Price from: 80$
Southwards from Tbilisi, there is a unique area of 4 sq.km. which is traced with small gorges. In the past rivers flew in all those small gorges, which during hundreds of milleniums managed to cut the cooled lava and as a result formed rock prominences of dozen meters height. Today these rock prominences are dislocated in line, in succession or joined to each other and they form small narrow canyons.
I offer one and two day tours to Birtvisi canyon. One day tour includes hiking to Birtvisi fortress, and two day tour is for those who likes extreme.